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.
at 2 minutes walking the shoping center Aqua and the Corte Ingles
at 15 minutes walking the beach
the AGORA and the OCEANOGRAPHIC 5 minutes walking
The SCIENCIES MUSEUM AND THE HEMISFERIC 10minutes walking
The HISTORICAL CENTER at 15 minutes by bus …see more
This beautiful, spacious and bright ground floor apartment offers a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. There is off-road parking and this quiet cul du sac property benefits from a lack of city road noise.
It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. A wonderful base for exploring Edinburgh and surrounds …see more
Idyllic cottage nestled in the rolling welsh countryside. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and relish the joy of unwinding from the stresses of modern day living.
Rural bliss, but not totally isolated, as facilities and transport are all nearby. …see more
Visit Britain grading ***
No internal steps
Quiet and secluded detached Property
Wonderful walking country
Sky free view Television
One Pet by arrangement Welcome pack of home made Welsh cakes, free range eggs, seasonal local produce, milk and tea or coffee .
Exclusive, spacious and cozy apartment near the beach with a unique design, located in the charming Barrio del Born, which can accommodate up to 5 people. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and also features: high-speed Internet, wifi, Apple TV, and Nintendo Wii. There is a public parking less then a minute away walking from the apartment. …see more
Top quality accommodation for up to 4 in the popular Stroud valley town of Nailsworth. Ideal for two adults. Two additional guests can be accommodated on the double sofa bed in the living room area. The Retreat has a rural feel but the town centre is a 5 min walk away. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing all that Nailsworth and its surroundings have to offer. …see more
This delightful, newly constructed Log cabin 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
The apartment is ideally situated, being a 15 minutes walk to Cheltenham Spa station and a 5 minute walk to the bars, restaurants, shops and pubs of Montpellier. Within 10 minutes you have the Everyman Theatre and The Promenade.
Ideal for corporate & short term lets
Strictly no smoking and no pets
Unsuitable for the elderly & infirm …see more
Quintessential 18th century 2 bedroom stone built cottage right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, with delightful exposed stone walls & beamed ceilings and walls. Comfortably & beautifully equipped for up to 4 people. Just a short stroll to numerous tea shops, restaurants, pubs, shops, take-aways and antique shops. TV & WiFi …see more
Riverside Retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,but close to all amenities, easy access to many walks, easy driving through beautiful scenery to many outdoor pursuits, and National Trust locations.
New World Famous Llangynog Mountain Bike Park 8km New 2014
Fire pit - for those chilly Autumn evenings..
Snooker /pool table.
Homegrown produce. …see more
Central location, on the 2nd floor of a traditional Scottish tenement building, benefiting from FREE PARKING. Close to Arthur's seat, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 5mins away from amenities. Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & travel cot (on request) …see more
An opulent but cosy apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, with stunning four poster bed, and spectacular views to the Castle. It is located on the third (top) floor of a lovely, historic building. Free wifi and parking (a short distance away). Single inflatable bed with luxury bedding for child - extra £15 per booking.
2 night stay - £25 supplement …see more
This boutique studio apartment - featured in the Beautiful Homes magazine - is located on the ground floor of a tower in an historic old school, with spectacular views over Holyrood Park and cliffs of Salisbury Crags, which lead up to the famous peak of Arthur's Seat. In a prime location near the old town, with free private parking and wifi
2 night stay for £25 supplement …see more
An extremely glamorous studio apartment in the beautiful setting of Holyrood Park, with balconies to front and side, with panoramic views. A peaceful location but just a few minutes walk to the Royal Mile and Old Town. Free parking and wifi. 3 night minimum stay. However, we do take 2 night stays if there is a gap in bookings for a £25 supplement. …see more
4* former cider making farmhouse , sleeps 8 + 2 babies. 2 bathrooms.Enclosed gardens. Pets welcome free.
Wealth of character. Idyllic gardens. pet friendly. baby and toddler friendly. Ideal for family or friends. Walker & Cyclists welcome.
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)
Just over a mile from the centre of Edinburgh, this spacious, cosy, modern apartment is well situated to enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer. Private parking is provided, restaurants and shops are close by and it is only 5 minutes from Murrayfield Stadium. …see more
Beautifully presented and newly refurbished Victorian terraced cottage sleeping 6 which is situated just a few minutes walk from Portobello Beach and local pubs/restaurants as well as being within easy reach of Edinburgh City Centre and Leith Shore amenities. This is a home away from home boasting all modern amenities plus a fully enclosed garden and log fires. …see more
Badgers End Cottage is set in unique grounds of Scowles (ancient limestone formations), woods and pasture. It is beamed, with original fireplace (with wood burner), but equipped with modern facilities for comfort and Old World charm.. …see more
Beautiful apartment in traditional 1870´s Barcelona building in the center of town. Recently restored beautiful 150sqm/1600sq ft apartment with high ceilings and big bedrooms in this central location. Within walking distance of majority of attractions! …see more
A new apartment in a convenient location within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard. Easy walk into town for a takeaway or a few groceries. Ideal for 2-3. Would suit 2-3 adults or a small family comfortably (sofabed in the sitting room for a 4th person) …see more
Charming Cotswold Stone Cottage situated in a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding National Beauty.
Short car journey or a lovely country walk to the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold or Bourton-on-the -Water
Cheltenham 20miles-Stratford 24miles-Oxford 27miles Please contact us for SHORT BREAKS and special requirements e.g.Christmas tree, anniversaries, birthdays. …see more
Spacious quirky & airy studio with charming outlooks - historic City's liveliest & most cosmo' Carmen & attractions - direct 4min walk. Supermarkets 1-3min. Metro/tram 200m direct beaches15 & airport 45min. City centre's only free off-street public parking within 1 min. Cycle yourself fit! City's superb bike hire 2min. Stay connected throughout city with roaming WiFi options. …see more
The apartment is in the Gothic quarter which is a great neighbourhood with a mix of old and new. Its narrow streets create a labyrinth where you can easily get lost and feel the atmosphere of the city. The Gothic quarter has many peaceful squares (placas) where you can …see more
Confortable&Cosy spacious flat in Poble Sec, central barcelona. Enjoy your holiday in a large and confortable flat situated in one of the most central, quiet, funny and authentic Barcelona's neighbouroods. Our apartment is confortable, sunny and very well equipped. Available for renting :
Extra cleaning, ironing and washing service …see more
Fully self-contained, large 4 berth 1st floor holiday apartment within a period house. Guests have their own parking area and all are welcomed to share the large 100 foot garden.
The owners live in their own separate accommodation and are hand if the need arises. …see more
The double bedroom that you will be occupying is on the first floor and has it's own sink. Sheets and towels will be provided. There is only one bathroom in the house but there is an additional guest toilet. The house has been lovingly looked after and hence retains much of its original interior …see more
Located right in front of the Sacre Coeur and its gardens, at the heart of Montmartre, this charming fully renovated apartment (April 2011) features all modern conveniences within the setting of an “art-deco” building. Enjoy this unique view over the Sacre Coeur from any of the apartment's rooms. …see more
Stylish apartment in heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. 5 mins from Castle, Royal Mile, Parliment and Festival venues. Easy walking distance to cafes, restaurant, and bars. Wi-fi in apartment
1 Night stay available at £185. …see more
Wye Cottage is situated 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells in Mid Wales. This lovely cottage has exposed wooden beams, sleeps 6 people, all 3 bedrooms have ensuite wet rooms, a wood burner, hot tub with panoramic views childrens play area. Disabled friendly cottage …see more
B&B cabin retreat. romantic break, single travelers, swimming pool, wifi, bbq, Chulilla - Valencia's secret paradise, medieval village, canyon & Lagoons, hiking trails, fossils, tapas, cheap back packers, rock climbers, unique holiday, escape to the continent, facebook Price is based on 2 people only. No room for travel cots or inflatable mattress to accommodate more family. …see more
Holiday Bungalow In The Beautiful Cotswold Market Town Of Northleach
Quiet Cul-de-sac Location, Within Easy Walking Distance Of Northleach Centre
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Wheelchair accessible. The property was awarded 3 stars by the AA in May 2013. …see more
Renewed apartment in Barcelona Down Town, fully equipped, internet available, near to all main sightseeings Ubicado en pleno casco antiguo, muy próximo a la playa y principales sitios de interés turístico en Bcn …see more
This apartment lies in the beautiful Montmartre area. You will enjoy being in the historical Paris, which is also a very lively Parisian district with a lot of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and close to the trendy streets. The street of the apartment goes all the way up to the Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre. …see more
Crawsteps is an elegant, self-catering apartment in a historic listed building with stunning views over the world famous Forth Bridges. It is named after its stepped gables. Situated in Queensferry, only 20 minutes by car, bus or train from the centre of Edinburgh. Crawsteps is well-served by frequent buses to Edinburgh (and other cities). The airport is 15 minutes away …see more
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
Luxury penthouse apartment with fantastic lakeside views.
Spacious well equipped decking area perfect for relaxing. Please be aware that from July 2014 there will be some ongoing building works around Howells Mere. …see more
1 Bedroom Sunny Garden house, 60m2 enclosed, private entrance.
Offering an ideal base to explore in and around Edinburgh. Perfect for visiting the our resident Pandas at the Zoo.
Close to Murryfield Stadium.
Excellent public transport on your doorstep.
Families welcome Private entrance to the garden house which is situated in an enclosed shared garden. …see more
Delightful self catering 2 bedroomed cottage in the centre of Hay on Wye. In the centre of the town within easy walking distance to all local facilities including five great pubs, restaurants and shops. We are completely flexible over arrival and departure dates. …see more
2 Double bedrooms - one en-suite
1 Double bedroom
1 Twin bedroom (booked as a king size bed on request)
Living room with 2 sofas & dining table
Fully equiped kitchen
Private secure parking
Lift Access to flat
3rd flo A sep refundable damage/good housekeeping deposit of £100.00 will be required and requested
via pay pal …see more
In the heart of the Cotswolds, tucked away in the sleepy village of Kineton, this quality, secluded, one - bedroom, apartment is set in beautiful gardens surrounded by stunning scenery, literally on your doorstep. Hungry or thirsty - it's 5 mins walk to the village pub. Come and explore nearby villages with their famous 'honey-coloured' stone cottages, quaint pubs and shops. …see more
Double bedroom (King size bed)
First floor (a ramp for buggies and stairs )
Designated secure parking
Wi fi internet
A sep damage/cleaning deposit £50.00 paid via pay pal refundable 2 days after dep …see more
Breeze cottage is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage situated on 35 acres of beautiful countryside in the rural town of Presteigne with plenty of exciting places to explore including the famous Offa's Dyke, Élan valley, Rhayader, Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons. Welsh Tourist Board Rating 5 star *****