Get the lowdown on the top summer festivals plus the finest places to stay, without a sodden tent in sight! The running of the bulls, tomato fights and cheese chases – we've got plenty of ideas for your summer break, from the wondrous to the downright wacky.
Renowned for its pockets of eccentricity, there are plenty of fantastic summer festivals in the UK. Stay in Gloucestershire and chase the cheese down Cooper’s Hill, or try Llanwrtyd Wells for World Bog Snorkelling, Salisbury for Stonehenge Summer Solstice, Bristol for Balloon Fiesta and Llandrindod Wells for Victorian Festival. If you prefer something arty, it’s all going on in August and September at the Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh festivals and St Ives Festival.
Summertime is party time on the continent! Stay near Pamplona in Navarre for the running of the bulls, near Buñol in Valencia for the world’s largest tomato fight or in the heart of Paris for Bastille Day. Music fans should rent a pad in Barcelona for Primavera Sound, a villa in Costa del Azahar for Benicassim or fly to Ibiza for the closing parties. While over in Morocco you’ll be wowed by Berber musicians and acrobats at Marrakech Popular Arts.
The fully equipped kitchen has an eye level cooker with separate hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and toaster. There is a small freezer in the hallway. Comfortable seating is provided in the living area, together with TV/DVD and WIFI. Guests have the use of part of the garden, which includes a patio with seating. …see more
Set at the foot of the Epynt Mountains a few minutes walk from the village of Llangammarch Wells, this comfortable 200 year old cottage puts you at the heart of nature - you can enjoy walking, mountain biking, riding and a host of outdoor activities from the front door. Mid Wales gives you everything from majestic mountains and ancient monuments to extreme sports. …see more
Edinburgh Luxury Apartment , high spec 4*. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private balcony with stunning sea views. Near city centre. Lift access and secure underground parking.Complimentry WI-FI . Sky TV . Rates from £14 pppn …see more
NEW LISTED Modern contemporary two bedroom self catering apartment with stunning balcony sea views. Next to Ocean Terminal, home of Royal Yacht Britannia, and vibrant bar cafe and restaurant Shore area of Leith with easy quick transport links to the centre of Edinburgh …see more
Llangynidr is a pretty Welsh village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Horseriding, cycling, hill walking or hire a boat for the day, all within easy reach. BBQ on the patio overlooking river Usk and mountains or stroll to the local pub, 2 mins away. Market towns of Brecon 9 miles, Crickhowell 4 miles, Abergavenny 12 miles away. …see more
Stylish Period Property very close to Edinburgh City Centre. Fully modernised with all amenities including wifi and cable TV. Situated just off Broughton Street which hosts a great selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Supermarket within walking distance. Check in time is 2pm on day of arrival unless an earlier time has been agreed. Check out time is 11am. …see more
This apartment is REALLY CITY CENTER. Next to the METRO STATION (Verdaguer). 5' walking from Paseo de Gracia, La Pedrera, Casa Batllò, 10' walking from Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas and Plaza Cataluña. AIR CONDITIONER. HEATING. WIFI, TOWELS AND BED LINEN PROVIDED. …see more
Stunning location on the banks of the river Irfon and close enough to stroll to the rural market town of Builth Wells with shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, cinema, 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Ideal for leisure, walking, fishing, cycling and golfing breaks. Totally refurbished kitchen area for 2014 …see more
Renovated secluded retreat with stunning mountain views sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, bird watching and more importantly relaxing. Plenty of facilities to suit all ages in the area. Private garden and bbq. Log burner. Walking distance to pub. Boys - 3 golf courses nearby, all within 15 miles.
Girls - Luxury Spa within 8 miles.
Free Wi-Fi …see more
Enjoying an elevated position on the edge of the pretty market town of Wotton-under-Edge, which is on the Cotswold Way walking route, stunning views are provided from the south-facing bedroom, with scenes that appear to change from day to day and from season to season. …see more
RUE DE BRETAGNE, Paris 3, Marais, République, Picasso Museum, Apartment 65 sq meters for holiday Rent. 2 Bedrooms sleeps up to six. 1 bathroom with shower and tub. Open plan kitchen. Central heating, double glazing. Internet.
Marché des Enfants Rouges. Children Welcome The apartment is ideally situated with at least 5 Metro stations close by. …see more
Romantic, cosy and private.
Fantastic walking, wild moorland and hills or peaceful country lanes and tracks - we are a stones throw from Glyndwr's Way and a couple of miles from Offa's Dyke.
Brilliant mountain biking and horse riding (bring your own)
A fabulous view Car free? we'll pick you up from the train if you prefer. Request in advance and I'll cook supper.
Tolroy Holiday Village - This superb holiday village, with communal grounds and gardens, has a licensed club with live entertainment, restaurant, bar snacks and take-away. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, plus a games room. (March-Oct only) Ideal for walking holidays with lots of lovely countryside to explore nearby. …see more
Self Catering Accommodation in Carbis Bay near St Ives, Cornwall.Large detached family home enjoying spectacular sea views, just 300m walk through a wooded valley to the beautiful sandy beach of Carbis Bay. Located on a quiet footpath away from main road and traffic …see more
Within less than 15 minute walk (or 2 minutes by ferry or taxi) into the heart of historic Ibiza Town and Dalt Vila this apartment is an excellent option for those who wish to be close to Ibiza's amayor attractions. …see more
Luxury new apartment 1 st line on the Marina with a view on the port and Dalt Villa . Totally renovated with all commodities, large sunny terrace with view, full equipped kitchen, perfect or 4 guest. Private free parking, large pool, garden , wifi and A/C. …see more
Appletree Cottage is detached and offers spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation for 5 guests + cot. It is situated in a quiet village location in the heart of the Cotswolds, approx 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. Many popular attractions within easy reach. …see more
4*This cottage looks out on to rolling countryside with lots of wildlife seen from the lounge window including birds to the nut feeder directly outside the window, usual visitors being great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, blue tits, long tailed tits, and many others.
Parking directly outside cottage for two cars, more parking available in main yard. limited wifi. …see more
Romantic & cozy apartment next to the beach
Close to the city center
Fully equipped kitchen
All kind of public transport around
All kind of amenities around: groceries, markets, restaurants, tapas bars... …see more
BATH Garden Apartment for 2-3 * On Site Parking * 15 min walk to central Bath
This self contained apartment is well equipped for a short stay. In a convenient location on the A36 and within walking distance of all the main sights.
Centrally located, charming antique furniture, located in trendiest area in town, the Born district Nearby you will find an array of markets and supermarkets as well as public transport ( 2 underground stops) …see more
Exclusive, spacious and cozy apartment with a unique design, located in the charming Barrio del Born, which can accommodate up to 5 people. Fully equiped and with full integration of new technologies: high-speed Internet, Wi Fi, Apple TV, and Nintendo Wii + Wii sports. Immerse in the novel Cathedral of the Sea by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones watching it from the balcony. …see more
Value for money bed and breakfast short term stay in beautiful cotswold town. Lots of award winning restaurants and eateries, with independent shops as you step outside your door. Close to M4 and M5 motorways, London 1 hour away. …see more
Stylish self-catering apartment for 2 in the centre of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Luxurious king-size bed, comfortable lounge (TV & WiFi), fully equipped kitchen (incl. washer/dryer & dishwasher) and spacious bathroom with bath & shower. Near all attractions.
Salisbury Luxury Cottage for Two. Set within over 1,000 acres of beautiful woodlands - in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Just completed and fitted with luxury, contemporary elegant fittings throughout. Salisbury Romsey. Sleeps Two. Remote. Idyllic. We welcome one well behaved dog. …see more
Well located and perfectly connected by public transport,
Surrounded by local shops, bars and restaurants.
Damage deposit (80€) is paid in the check-in
I give every guest a map of valencia with the more interenting places to visit.
Open and airy two bedroom chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle within St Ives Bay. Bedroom 1 with a double bed and Bedroom 2 containing two single beds. Changeover day is Saturday. Entry from 3pm but please vacate the chalet by 10am on the Saturday you leave. …see more
Located within a 5-6 minute walk of beautiful Hayle beach you'll find 'Trefusis'. An ideal place for relaxation or a perfect base to explore Cornwall with it's beautiful scenery, surf and many attractions. Great for families, couples and individuals alike. Arrival: 3pm onwards on the day of arrival.
Departure: by 9am on day of departure
The Coach House is quiet and beautiful but within a few minutes walk of the High Street and all its amenities - shops, restaurants, pubs, spa, gym, Court Barn Museum, The Silk Mill, tennis courts, swimming pool and the bus stop. …see more
This delightful bungalow is set in one acre of beautiful gardens with a summer house and a large pond. Set amid charming countryside within easy reach of the forest of dean, symonds yat, cheltenham, gloucester, the cotswolds and malvern. Close to numerous attractions.
Excellent base for touring, fishing, cycling and walking. …see more
Our apartment is quietly situated to the rear of an historic Victorian tenement building and enjoys comfortable and modern facilities with a cosy feel. Step out the front door and you are immediately in the heart of the historic Edinburgh Old Town. The apartment is well equipped with modern TV, DVD player (and DVDs), dishwasher, and high speed free WIFI. …see more
Traditional Edinburgh flat with superb views towards one of Edinburgh's seven hills. Recently modernised, double glazed with gas central heating offering a cosy retreat to relax in after exploring this beautiful city. In walking distance to city centre. Welcome Pack. …see more
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk. …see more
A perfect cottage for two to relax in comfort and enjoy peace and quiet after a busy day in the beautiful Forest of Dean. It is within walking distance of forest tracks, shops and pubs. Enclosed garden, utility room with bike storage and every convenience thought of. …see more
At Crooked End Farm we grow a delicious range of organic vegetables , and our eggs and lamb are famous across the Forest. Make use of our on-site farm shop and cafe to stock up these and other delicious local produce. Flexible changeover!
Hot water and heating are supplied by a solar thermal and biomass system, electricity by solar PV. …see more
Ideally situated Vineyard Cottage is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a weeks walking holiday, Set in beautiful countryside among narrow winding lanes there are many places of interest to visit and lots of country walks and trails in the surrounding areas. All rates include a welcome pack, luxury bed linen and fluffy towels, electricity and wood for the fire. …see more
Shops within easy walking distance
15 min walk to Bath Spa Train & Bus Station
Minute walk to Great Pulteney Street & Rugby Recreation Ground
Opposite Holburne Museum & Sydney Gardens
Free Tennis Court at Sydney Gardens
Nearby Kennet & Avon Canal
If you are here on business or for the Festival, many key venues are close at hand – or easily reached on public transport.
Thoughtfully and tastefully developed, this one bedroom flat boasts sanded floors and traditional sash windows - as well as Wi-Fi access. …see more
Beautiful luxury two bedroomed period apartment in the heart of Ibiza Old Town.
Restored in a colourful and funky Ibiza style. Around the corner from Montisol and all the shops, bars and restaurants of Ibiza old town. Enjoy the night life, but relax in comfort.
Although there is only one shower room, it is en-suite to both bedrooms via lockable doors from each. …see more