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.
Lovely apartment in Dalt Vila within the castle walls. Lovely little streets all around with many restaurants, shops and near the marina.
Cosy apartment fully furnished, with one bedroom with very comfortable double bed and one sofa bed. I would like my guests respects the neighbourg . I would like you to take of the place as if it was yours. …see more
Poble Nou (meaning new village) is full of trendy boutiques and fashionable restaurants. The sandy beach is unspoilt and less crowded than the more central Barceloneta Beach. Wonderful sea food restaurants line the shore here with chill-out terraces to kick back on. Poble Nou is situated away from the crowds of down-town Barcelona but accessing the city centre is simple. …see more
Rivavista is one of the hidden gems of the Cornish Coastline and a perfect family retreat. The property has spectacular views over the Hayle Estuary and RSPB nature reserve and is situated just outside of popular harbour town of St. Ives.
Bed linen, towels & beach towels included. Short breaks avail at low season, min 4 nights please enquire.
Newly built, immaculately furnished cottage in Lelant near St Ives, Cornwall. Beautifully appointed rooms designed with the utmost care & attention to detail.
Sleeps 4 with additional sofabed so could take up to 6 people.
Can be rented alone or alongside La Casa. Bed linens & towels (inc beach towels) are included. Short breaks available at low season, please enquire. …see more
A delightful self-catering family house in a quiet cul-de-sac, within easy walking distance of the historic town of South Queensferry.
A 'child friendly' interior & enclosed gardens make for a relaxing family holiday with excellent links to Edinburgh City attractions.
The house at Echline View is is just 10 mins walk from a Tesco Superstore & a M&S food Outlet.
Well equipped stunning 4* Victorian Manse sleeps 14 + 2 cots
Games room a great feature. Dogs stay free
Close to shops, pubs & restaurants
perfect base for exploring Welsh Marches
Cycling, Walking, Fishing,Castles, Gardens, Stately Homes & much more
A quirky boutique style 2 bedroom apartment only a 2 minute walk from the picturesque Porthminster Beach. The apartment boasts a king size bed in the master room and a full sized single day bed with a pull up trundle bed in the second room. Perfect for families. The courtyard can be used for BBQ's and has a drying area for all your beach gear at the end of the day. …see more
tranquil location ideal for large families/groups of friends> only 10 mins drive from white sandy beaches and Gandia town with its Spanish markets and shopping centres. Plenty of activities nearby and a perfect climate make this an ideal holiday location. Optional extras available: Spanish lessons, Babysitting services, lifts to town/beach. …see more
Colonial style house, 3 bedrooms, Air/Con, 6 (+1) guests, 3 bathrooms, a tub for restricted mobility person, spacious living-dining room, large kitchen, 3 terraces, BBQ, places for hammocks, sat TV, sound equipments, swimming pool, safe box, alarm, remote control gate The cleaning of the garden and the swimming pool and the vigilance service are included. …see more
Stylish attic studio with roof top views in old part of Barcelona called El Born.
Beach, old town, Barcelona, view, born, barrio gotico Mandatory departure cleaning 30€
Check inn after 8pm: 25€
Check inn after 11pm: 40€
WiFi, optional; 5€ …see more
Apartment with 2 separate rooms, 2 double beds and 1 single bed.
Air conditioning (2) and heating.
Fully equipped kitchen (oven, microwaves, dishwasher, clothes washer and drier).
WIFI, TV, DVD, books, games, movies, tourism informations.
Close to public transportation (stations Fontana and Gracia)
and plenty of restaurants and small shops,
Nestling amongst the dunes of Riviere Towans in Hayle you will find 'Veula' the ideal place for a relaxing beach holiday or a great base for seeing more of Cornwall. The chalets is just a 5 minute walk away from the 3 miles of golden sands which are Hayle Beach. …see more
The setting is beautiful and the sunrises spectacular ...amongst orange groves and mountains but not to high. The villa grounds are flat but on to levels just 8 steps in all. The pool is 8 x 4 and is in sun the whole day. Oliva is a bustling town with many eateries of all cuisine. The beach is just kilometeres of sand. …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
Large Family Casa near Santa Eulalia Ibiza, Swimming Pool, Sleeps up to 14, Extensive Secure Private Grounds & Parking, Pool Table, Table Tennis Table, Gym, WiFi Internet, Local Shop and Restaurant, 4 x bicycles available, Satellite TV + DVD, 4 Air Conditioned Bedrooms …see more
VERY central international designer's own flat just once block from Las Ramblas and easy walk to all the sights and beach (no need for public transport when this central!). Roof terrace, balconies and fine open view over the city to Montjuic mountain. WIFI free, pets OK Pets by arrangement …see more
Windward is set in a very quiet cul-de-sac with only the birds and wind to listen to. There is a sun roof with lovely views over the roof tops to Godrevy Lighthouse and Hayle Towans (beaches and dunes). In the courtyard there is a garden table and chairs and bar-b-que. 3 body boards, buckets and spades, 4 hand fishing lines provided all for family fun. Smoking outside only. …see more
New Modern fully fitted kitchen, includes, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
Dining room with a beautiful table and chairs seating 8 people. The spacious lounge area has 2 sofas, SKY TV/DVD Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
Linen/towels fresh on arrival. longer stays refreshed every 7 days, …see more
Sleeps 4/5. This 2 bedroom apt, on the 2nd floor of a 4 storey building, is a leisurely 10 minute walk from the historical city centre of Valencia. On a tree lined street, this apt enjoys sun and tranquillity with many great restaurants and tapas bars only metres away. …see more
Isis Lakes located in the Cotswolds, close to Cirencester offers a wide range of activities, making it an excellent choice for families. Incl: Fishing, three all weather tennis courts, superb children's adventure playground, football, croquet, la boule and table tennis. If you wish to see a Video of the property, please search 'Little Cinders Video' on You Tube! …see more
A spacious apartment suitable up to 10 Persons. At the Beach Promenade with spectacular view over the Mediterranean sea.
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, spacious living and dining room, huge balcony with table and bench, Wifi, Flat-Screen-TV, big and comfortable sofa Two parking places in the privat underground parking with direct lift conection to the apartment.
Unbeatably situated, In barcelona metropolitan area!
A beautiful, 1930s house, officially catalogued style. At 12 minutes by metro from the Ramblas and at only 3 minutes walk from the nearest station. in the midst of the Collserola park, Surounded by nature, wildlife and silence, yet maintaining the advantages of a great city,
A holiday at Casa Limones offers real peace in a part of Spain unspoiled by commercialism. Surrounded by lemon and orange groves, the house, lovely pool and well kept gardens with palms, are less than a five minute walk from a fabulous undeveloped Mediterranean beach. …see more
room, apartment, rent, Barcelona, Spain, habitacion, habitacion privada, alquiler, Barcelona, Espana, Visit to Barcelona, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is a true celebration of flavors, colors and flavors. …see more
Holiday cottage in old town Oliva, Valencia. 2 Bedrooms. Sleeps 4 or 5 people. 2 Bathrooms. Roof terrace. Near sandy beaches. Quiet Spanish resort with clean beaches and great views of the surrounding mountains. …see more
Luxury and beautiful 3 bedroom apartment with a wonderful pool, air con, living room, 2 bath rooms, TV, Kitchen, sofa. Nice garden and shared pool, small pool for children. Situated in the most exclusive and VIP area in Ibiza town:the prestigious Marina Botafoch …see more
Luxurious villa in the best residential area called Hivernage. Villa Diane is located within 3 mins walk of the best five-star hotels such as Mamounia Hotel, Four season and best restaurants . Villa Diane is an unique location with a large 2500m2 garden inside the city. Location , location , location .....
No car needed .
DJEMAA EL FNA PLACE : 8 mn walking distance .
Self Catering Accommodation in Carbis Bay near St Ives, Cornwall.Large detached family home enjoying spectacular sea views, just 400m 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
This fabulous suite is situated in the very heart of Barcelona, several steps away from La Rambla, Catalonya square and Bouqeria market in a new building with an underground parking lot. Suite with marble floors, a relax area, and a diversity of natural flowers. …see more
Our large and comfortable apartment is fully equipped to provide you the best base for your vacation. In lively Sitges but located in a quiet residential street so you can rest just a walk away from the beach and the noisy downtown.
Wonderful shared pool & garden. …see more
Good walking, climbing and hiking area. Lovely quiet village. Close to local shop and pub. Close to Machynlleth, llanidloes and Newtown.. Ideal for Cader Idris, The Owain Glyndwr Trail, The Dyfi Osprey Centre, bird watching, Aberdyfi, Aberdovey,Listed chapel of historc …see more
Quiet, central, renovated, air-conditioning. 2 full bathrooms including one with bath tub. Wifi internet, cable tv with English language channels such as BBC News, CNN, MTV etc. High ceilings throughout, exterior balcony, interior terrace. Original wooden beams …see more