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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Enjoy the convenience of this comfortable 1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment on the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town, very near to the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace and Canongate Kirk (church) site of the wedding of the Queen's granddaughter. …see more
Ideal location : on the back of Sacre-Coeur, 2 steps from the historical Montmartre (lovely walks), but located in a residential area, therefore very quiet, homy.
The apartment has been totally renovated, it is equipped, all house linen is provided, hair dryers, etc... …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
Irfon Cottage is 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells.This lovely barn conversion has exposed wooden beams, one bedroom, flat screen TV in the lounge. Hot Tub on the patio where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views. Ideal for lovely long walks. …see more
Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.
Large spacious apartment in Historic Old Town adjacent to St Giles Cathedral and 2 minutes walk to the Edinburgh Castle.
2 Bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Large open plan lounge can cater for small functions. …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
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
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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
Stylish self-catering, 2 bedroom, second floor apartment located in central Cheltenham with private parking. Contemporary and luxurious interior with all the comforts of home. Ideal location for city breaks, shopping, Cheltenham Festivals and The Gold Cup. …see more
The Cottage is in the Golden Valley within an area named Five Valleys. Fresh air, trees, wonderful walks, great nearby pub food, enticing interesting shopping, and historic houses. Complete with fireplace - wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, and all linen provided. "Cannot wait to go back" "Better than you can imagine!" "Thankyou for a lovely break, we intend to return." …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
The Bank is a large beautifully furnished apartment on two floors that sleeps up to six. Perfectly positioned as a base to enjoy St Ives without using your car, a short stroll to any of St Ives five beaches, resturants and shops. …see more
Extremely spacious and well proportioned four bedroom period property centrally situated within Edinburgh's renowned georgian 'New Town'. Only ten minutes walk from Princes Street. Sleeps six. Great local shops, restaurants, bars, galleries on the doorstep. …see more
Do you like to be at the Beach Side?
A superb spacious apartment in Ibiza directly at the sea front, with a sun terrace looking out on the bay of Cala san Vicente. Suitable for families, safe for children and surprisingly soothing! …see more
Very special brand new luxury 2 bedroom suite set in an historic Art-Deco 1920's building in a fashionable part of London next to Spa Gardens. 5 star quality, 1141 sq ft, Spacious living near trendy, arty and foodie Bermondsey Street and Tower Bridge. …see more
Delightful mews property in the Morningside area of Edinburgh, only 30 minutes by bus to the city centre. Fantastic location for friends and families to stay. Excellent walks close by and an amazing range of shops and restaurants. …see more
Very central 2 bedroom apartment for up to 5 people. Walking distance (5-10mins) to major sights including Gaudi buildings, Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Metro stop just around the corner for all other sights. …see more
A central and convenient waterside setting, Quays Apartment offers contemporary and comfortable living accommodation with a fully equipped apartment. It offers plenty of space with dinning and living areas, fully equipped kitchen, free wifi and flat screen TV. …see more
A bright one bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) located in the heart of Marylebone, Central London. Excellent travel links to the West End of London. Perfect base to see major tourist attractions including museums, theatres, restaurants, shopping and historical sights. …see more
Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Upper Slaughter is one of England's most unspoilt and picturesque villages. In the heart of the village is Buckle Barn, a beautiful listed Cotswold Stone cottage offering luxury accommodation for two. …see more
A two bedroom apartment (sleeps 5) located moments from Kings Cross, Central London. Excellent travel links to the West End of London. Perfect base to see major tourist attractions including museums, theatres, restaurants, shopping and historical sights. …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
Lovely light flat in centre of Bath. Own parking. Large and well equipped. Short level walk from all of the shops, bars restaurants and attractions of this world heritage site. Convenient for M4 and station - only 90 mins from London Paddington. Close to countryside Local attractions Roman Baths, Abbey, Georgian architecture, Costume Museum, American museum, shops & bars
A unique Old School conversion apartment, two bedroom apartment (sleeps 7) located in Bloomsbury, Central London. Minutes away from Holborn tube station. Perfect base to see major tourist attractions including museums, theatres, restaurants, and historical sights. …see more
B&B cabin retreat. romantic break, single travellers, 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, a place Price is based on 2 people only. No room for travel cots or inflatable matteress to accommodate more family. …see more
Elegant Edinburgh self catering apartment, A listed building and charming Georgian street. Immaculately presented with fine cornices, chandeliers, decorative panelling and working shutters. Quiet location 200 yds from The Playhouse, Tram and bustle of the East End.
The apartment can accommodate 3 people and an additional charge of £30 per night is applicable. …see more
An oasis of calm just 30 seconds from the Royal Mile, this tastefully decorated apartment has everything you need for a holiday in Edinburgh. The hustle and bustle of life on the historic Royal Mile is left behind when you enter Tron Square..... …see more
Well presented and recently refurbished 2 double bedroom apartment within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer. Flat screen TV, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, dining table for 4 people. …see more
Ideal apartment if you like a sight seeing City Break or walking holiday. The views from the Cotswold Way as you descend into the City give a breathtaking vista of Bath. It is also very close to two excellent golf clubs and Bath Race course. The apartment has a kingsize bed. A third person can stay using a memory foam roll down bed . …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
Located few minutes walking distance from las Ramblas, a quick walk to fancy boutique shopping on Passeig de Gracia. 10 mins from the beach and gothic all around you. You will have a bakery next to your house ! (amazing fresh daily) as well as anything else you need to …see more
Fabulous 2 bedroom apart, luxurious standard, in the best location. Views onto Royal Mile. Every mod convenience. Designer fabrics, wallpapers, free wifi, internet tv, underfloor heating. Secure entry. Cosy & comfortable. 200 yards from Edin Castle. …see more
Holly Cottage offers high quality accommodation for 2 or 3 people. It is ideal for a couple, 3 friends or a small family.It has period features, ceiling beams, a private enclosed garden and pets are welcome.
Log burning stove
Bed linen Pets cannot be left unattended and conditions apply. Guests must check directly with owners before booking …see more
A detached Cotswold-stone cottage offering high-end accommodation for two in the beautiful hamlet of Upper Slaughter. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside it's perfectly positioned for lovebirds looking for a romantic sophisticated break away.