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.
New from May 2014!!!
Fantastic and cute-designed 2 bedroom apartment located in Avinguda Gaudí, next the Sagrada Família.
The apartment has air conditioning and heating.
Towels and bed linen provided. …see more
Right near metro Jaume I at one end and Parc Cituadella at the other, El Born has grown into being one of the most fashionable places in the city. Every day the cafes are packed and at night people move along to Passeig de Born to sample the many bars. Medieval, winding streets, home to the Picasso museum and the Textile Museum. …see more
The Park, Holyrood Road. Gorgeous apartment just off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Quiet location with 24 Concierge service and free allocated car park space.
2 min walk to Holyrood Palace (Queens official Scottish residence) and facing Salisbury Craggs. …see more
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)
With its wonderful views over a mature lake.. Ideal for couples, Kingfisher is a spacious, en-suite apartment within the Lakeview Holidays Courtyard Complex, near Fairford and part of the Cotswold water park. …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
Set in a stunning lakeside position Heron is a new detatched Lakeside Cotswold Stone built house with a wonderful views and private decking running out over the picturesque lake,it is the Premier Property at Lakeview Holidays. Awarded an AA 4 Star rating. …see more
Central location, on the 3rd 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 & 1min away from amenities. - Wi-fi in flat - Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes. Photos: As at Aug14 …see more
Central first floor flat, near the Heart of Historical Edinburgh, benefiting from FREE PARKING & Wi-fi. 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) – HL photos: Jun14 …see more
Genuine City Centre location, at the rear (quiet) of a refurbished 19th Century Schoolhouse. Close to The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 2mins away from amenities/restaurants/bars.
- Wi-fi in flat - Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & travel cot (on request) …see more
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
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
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
A period townhouse in a quiet street in the centre of Hay-on Wye. For keen walkers, gastropub food lovers or boutique shop browsers Hay-on Wye is the ideal town ! Situated at the foot of the Black Mountains and near the banks of the River Wye, it is the ideal place . …see more
Casa Corsega it's just 150m from Sagrada Familia and as well from its metro station. Very close to the apartment you will find supermarkets, pharmacy, many bars and restaurant, and at the check-in we will give you all the informations you need to really enjoy the city! Check-in 15€ (2 PM > 8 PM)
after 8 PM > 25€
after 11 PM > 25€
after 1 AM > 50€
Sunday/Holidays 15€ extra …see more
This spacious modern Four Star Georgian apartment is located Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town. The apartment is full of original features and character providing a warm and enjoyable stay! The area is steeped in history with its cobbled streets, medieval architecture and views of Edinburgh Castle …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
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
Two minutes walking to the HEMISFERIC. Two minutes walking to the SCIENCIES MUSEUM.Three minutes walking to the AGORA.
Four minutes walking from the OCEANOGRAPHIC. 8 MINUTES BY BUS FROM THE HISTORICAL CENTER (bus 35, 15) Nine minutes by bus from the BEACH (buses 20,23) 15 minutes by bus from the BIOPARC (bus 95)
20 minutes by taxi fom the airport
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
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
Rural holiday villa with private pool, ideal for peace, quiet, relaxation, walking and cycling. Furnished with all that is needed for modern day living whilst keeping its traditional Spanish feel. Private pool 6m x 4m and ample sunbathing, BBQ area & Paella house.
Fully equipped kitchen, family bathroom bath/shower and lounge with log burner, English & Spanish TV, WIFI. …see more
Granary Cottage is a comfortable and stylish cottage situated in the old courtyard of Ty Gwyn Farm. Stunning views and absolute peace and quiet yet only 2 miles from pretty Victorian Spa town. 2 ensuite bedrooms, beamed sitting room, full central heating and WiFi. Graded 4 stars. Dogs welcome. …see more
Chic apartment in the heart of the Old Town, located between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The apartment consists of 2 large double bedrooms, a comfortable living room, large brand new fully fitted dining kitchen, and large new bathroom. …see more
Cottage is situated in the semi-wooded grounds and has it's own grassed area and paved patio. indoor heated swimming pool, nightly entertainment, children's 'foxy club' & play area, tennis/squash courts, snooker/pool, internet, shop, launderette and much more. …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
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
Recently renovated converted stone barn with stunning views. Set within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Royal Forest of Dean and South Wales. For further information please see our website: www.wibdonbarn.com
2 double bedroom country cottage - sleeps maximum of 6
Large private gardens
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining area seats 6
Large lounge with vaulted ceiling / exposed beams
Hammock / BBQ / fire pit
Good dogs welcome
River Wye private fishing
Close to Hay on Wye …see more
Situated in a quiet residential crescent overlooking mature tree lined Hopetoun Gardens, this contemporary first floor, one bedroom apartment offers comfortable accommodation for up to 4 guests. Centrally located, with free WIFI and private parking. …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
An amazing penthouse on the most beautiful square of Barcelona.
Un apartamento fabuloso ubicado en la plaza más bella de Barcelona.
Un appartement exceptionnel situé sur la plus belle place de Barcelone. …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
The chalet is a 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 Llangynog Mountain Bike Park 4Km New for 2014 guests can pick their own fresh produce from the courtyard salad garden.
Spacios, modern and clean apartment, 5th floor with elevator, 10 minutes walk from train and metro station, central area, 3 doubled bedroom with ensuite bathroom, , large living room, fitted kitchen, balcony, wifi, parking optional. Quiet. …see more
Charming and sunny loft located in one of the most tourist places of Valencia, next to the church of Santa Catalina and the Plaza Redonda. A pedestrian plaza located in the heart of the historic center, just steps from popular area attractions. Common relax terrace. The check-in and the delivery of keys is performed personally by the host in the apartment. …see more
A romantic little 17th century cottage retaining many of its original features with the benefit of full central heating, en-suite shower room and modern kitchen. Quietly situated in its own enclosed garden, The Cottage is popular with dog owners and non-dog owners alike …see more
Our cottage is finished to a very high standard, comfortable beds and living. Located within the peaceful grounds of Laurel Farm; watch the sheep, poultry, pigs and bees; enjoy a walk by the ponds fed by a natural spring in our woodland. A place to come back and relax. Comfort with conscience. …see more
Maison Africa is a very spacious, exclusive 18th century riad-villa with courtyard pool in heart of Marrakech Medina. Beautiful roof garden overlooks local park and snow-topped Atlas Mountains. Perfect for small groups and families seeking a quality private retreat. Amazing Moroccan cuisine, 450 sq.m of palm-filled living space, all mod-cons, full range of day trips. …see more
Newly available, stylish Grade II weaver's cottage located on the hillside over picturesque town of Bradford on Avon, near Bath. A base for Stonehenge, Longleat & Cotswolds. Tremendous views. Cycle hire, walks, golf, horseriding and fishing nearby. Sleeps max 4. Please note I only take bookings for a full week. …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