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 cottage combines its original character with excellent facilities to provide a comfortable base from which to explore this area designated for its outstanding natural beauty. The garden pond attracts wildlife and birds but please be aware this may be a danger for young children. …see more
Stunning riverside apartment below the Penthouse, 10 mins from the DLR (zone 2). 5 mins to Olympic Park & Stadium with floor to ceiling windows giving 270 deg view. Next to Westfield Shopping centre and Stratford International station. Large corner sofa to relax in. 2 large double bedrooms with a balcony 2 bath rooms. Netflix and 3D TV **free parking included** fast WiFi …see more
1 bed apartment, 1 minute walk to tube station, 15 minutes to city centre.
Internet access :Central heating, TV, telephone, WiFi : kettle, toaster, iron, hair dryer, cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer, washing machine, King bed, cable TV
The cottage is full of charm & character, has been newly refurbished to a high standard with wood burner & an attractive 2 poster bed. A babbling stream meanders through the estate with large willow trees along its bank. Guests will have full use of the gardens. A walk to the National Trust owned, May Hill, is the most familiar landmark for miles around. …see more
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Homely Apartment in Central Edinburgh with spectacular views of the stunning Calton Hill. With only a 5 minute walk from the city centre and the train/bus/ tram terminals, this is the perfect base for any trip! Guests can arrive at 1.00pm at the earliest and to vacate the apartment by 10.30am on the last morning …see more
Beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bath.
Ideal for either large groups of friends, or for family groups.
A 70m private terraced garden, together with garden house and gas barbecue.
Garage & local parking permits available! …see more
Abbotsleigh Cottage, a stylish contemporary apartment within a Regency country house. Set in beautiful tranquil gardens with stunning views, on the edge of the World Heritage City of Bath. Freshford historic village has a great shop, cafe and country pub by the river. Private parking space right outside. Wood burning stove and all you need for a very comfortable stay. …see more
Luxuriously appointed self-catering holiday lodge with panoramic views over the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains and Wye Valley. Stunning and quiet secluded location. Up to 2 dogs welcome and facilities to keep your horses too. …see more
A private, secluded 2 bedroomed barn conversion in its own grounds, accessed via a secure, electronically controlled gated drive. An ideal location for walkers, twitchers and those just in need of a break! We are also pleased to welcome well behaved dogs downstairs. Fully equipped with free Wifi and free Sky TV (including Movies and Sports) !! …see more
The Old Corner Shop is situated in the centre of the village with the Church, two pubs, the river and shops all within a few yards of the front door. An ideal place to park up the car and just enjoy village life. An ideal location for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, playing golf or just relaxing. …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
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
Converted Granary located in Llandrinio on the Welsh/Shropshire border, surrounded by beautiful countryside,with plenty of activities for the whole family. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, golfers and fishermen. Cent. Heating, Sat. TV, DVD, Free WiFi, Rural Location. …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
63PV is a beautifully appointed modern architect designed house located in the heart of Clifton village, just yards from the array of shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee houses, and within reach of landmarks such as Brunel's Suspension Bridge, and Clifton Downs There is a bus stop that takes you into the heart of Bristol Cabot Circus shopping centre …see more
Olive Barn is a lovely Quirky Chic Village stye holiday let, offering a starter pack on arrival , Coffee & Tea,
Quality fresh lining & towels provided, Inside you will have every thing you need for a relaxing break
Ready Soon for your autumn break.
We provide free parking, mountain bike lockup, Please ask for something special .... for the romantic Stay. …see more
A new apartment in a convenient and quiet residential area within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Plenty of off road parking. Private courtyard with seats. 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
Ssssshhhhhh…you are about to uncover a secret: hidden away from the world in the Welsh countryside, our luxury yurts are a perfect opportunity to get back to nature. Breath the fresh air, take in the wild flowers, at night gaze at the stars whilst listening to the owls! Glamping indulgence - You will have full use of a top of the range hot tub and sauna throughout your stay. …see more
This stunning riverside apartment provides 3 double bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). The lounge balcony provides direct views over the River Thames with river & Greenwich views from a further balcony. There is secure parking, 24/7 concierge, fantastic gym with direct river views, jacuzzi, sauna & steam room. …see more
Deceptively spacious 3 storey granite cottage.
Just minutes away on foot from St Ives town centre/beaches.
Reserved parking space nearby.
Enclosed courtyard garden.
Gas log burner/central heating ideal for cosy for winter breaks.
50" flat screen tv + DAB/CD/ipod. …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
Table tennis and pool table both under cover
Fire pit and outdoor blankets …see more
Beautifully equipped two bedroom apartment in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Box. Only 6 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath. For further information and availability, please don't hesitate to contact us. …see more
Two bedroom apartment - lively civilised city centre enclave of Abastos some of Valencia's best bars & restaurants, sports centre, pools 2-3mins.Free on-street parking. Metro hub Angel Guimera -3min- city's fastest frequent service for beaches & airport 17min 5.35-23.31 Want to save serious money? Metrobus Bonaire direct- Spain's biggest outer city mall for 30-80% OFF clothing …see more
Set in the beautiful countryside. Brecon Beacons National Park. Ideal location to relax or enjoy the many visitor attractions and activities available in the area. FREE Coarse fishing. Warm and comfortable. Good mobile phone reception Short Breaks available all year except during school holidays, PLEASE REQUEST A QUOTE FOR BEST PRICES. …see more
Bright, newly furnished apartment.Tram at 200 metres for beach/airport. River garden 2 mins. 10 min. on foot to heart of Valencia, perfect for families toys, cots/high chairs. Welcome dinner on arrival breakfast next day. We live next door and on hand. WIFI available. Personal service from the owners. We meet and brief you on the city and environs over a glass of wine/beer! …see more
Spacious,quirky, lofty 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 least restricted zone for free On-St parking. Cycle yourself fit! City's superb bike hire 2min. Stay connected throughout city with roaming WiFi options. …see more
Ivythorpe Coach House is a stylish historic home in a beautiful English village 10 minutes from the World Heritage City of Bath. A rural idyll with boutique hotel style comfort. No car necessary. Cowshed products. "Everything about Ivythorpe Coach House is perfect."
“Five Stars Doesn't do it Justice!” 2015 guest review …see more
Close to a wonderful sandy beach you will find this beautiful well located 4 bedroom villa with private pool in a splendid location near all amenities with breath taking sea views. Ideal for the Family holiday, and perfect for that romantic break for couples. This stunning villa is a short drive from the main town and beautiful blue flag sandy beach. …see more
The apartment is in the Eixample district of Barcelona, with its octagonal blocks of houses and wonderful modernist buildings, but it is also next to the colorful neighborhood of Gràcia. Most of Barcelona's sightseeing places can be reached walking from there. Bed and bath linen provided.
Some kitchen basics (as oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee...) provided. …see more
A 5-bedroom, 2 stories detached villa, 15 minutes from the airport and central to Ibiza's best attractions; no need to hire a car! Located in the prestigious residential area on the edge of the isthmus overlooking the paseo, Marina Botafoch lighthouse and sea views. …see more
Ideal base from which to explore the farm or surrounding area and return to for a relaxing spell in the hot tub. 2 story lodge with 1 double with ensuite bathroom, twin bedroom and room for a camp bed on the landing upstairs. Lounge, dining area, Kitchen & shower below. 4 star AA graded 2014.
Gamesroom with full size snooker table, table tennis, darts & table top football. …see more
Apartment rental in Edinburgh
This is a popular 1 bedroom self-catering STB 4* apartment just off the Royal Mile in a central location. A great apartment from which to explore most attractions on foot, such as, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace ,Princess St A sep damage/cleaning deposit £50.00 paid via pay pal refundable 2 days after dep …see more
La Ginesta prides its self in catering for all types of holidays to suite every ones needs,Including short breaks,long stay,special occasions and business trips for 1 person up to groups of 14 people.
All the rooms are en,suite most with a jacuzzi bath, and,or a shower Guests can cater for them selves as all rooms boast a small kitchenette with a hob, and a fridge. …see more
Fantastic holiday or short break destination. Machynlleth is full of charming cafés and tea rooms. There are pubs,restaurants, takeaways , a stunning park and leisure centre and it's surrounded by beautiful countryside so it's perfect for families, walkers and cyclists. Check in time is normally around 3pm but please ask as this can be flexible
Check out time is 10 am …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
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
Welcome to Barcelona! Light apartment with two balconies for relaxation and comfort for 4 people with a modern kitchen and internet. Near the sea, bars, restaurants with Mediterranean cuisine, the historic center of Barcelona. Favorite tourist area! …see more
This welcoming flat is literally just off the Royal Mile. Has 2 large double bedrooms and one smaller double bedroom. Large kitchen/diner and lounge. Plenty of space and close to all amenities. Right on the door step for shops, sight seeing and a trip to the local pub! Well equipped for self catering or as base eat outs! A beautiful flat for a beautiful holiday in Edinburgh! …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
This charming newly renovated luxury Georgian coachhouse has breathtaking views over the River Avon to Bath and is within easy reach of the city. Offers free WiFi, secure parking, garden, sofabed. Beautifully decorated with lots of character for a perfect holiday …see more