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.
A unique rural escape near Hay on Wye. Restored sympathetically, it features a wealth of oak timbers, with flagged floors throughout. Welsh Oak kitchen, large, beamed living room with log burning stove linking to superb oak framed garden room overlooking private patio. Welcome pack on arrival- including our own free range eggs, home made bread and cake, marmalade and jams! …see more
It has a gorgeous bathroom, with a tile made by hand, and a great jacuzzy.
It is a charming home with a restored traditional facade, located in a quaint neighborhood.
It is delivered equipped with sheets and towels.
The owner makes discounts for long stays I give every guest a map of the neighbourhood..
Damage deposit (80€) is paid on the check-in …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
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
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
Stunning newly renovated 5 star Cotswold Stone Cottage nestled in a beautiful valley between the village of Edge and the picturesque town of Painswick. Aga, Wood Burning Stove, beautiful private gardens and peaceful, idyllic location make Washbrook a home from home. …see more
The cottage is opposite the farmhouse on a 300 area livestock farm in an isolated valley with great views, old coppice woodlands & numerous ponds full of wildlife, birds. Please take a walk around the farm, but ask first as some areas may not be suitable to go walking. Just 1hr from Hereford, come by train and we will collect you from the station. Bring your bikes to explore. …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 *****
We are 25 kilometres from Valencia airport or 45minutes by train in countryside setting outside Buñol which a railway station, supermarket. perfect location for the Cheste race track or Tomatina.Easy Drive into Valencia City..Transport from the airport can be arranged. Continental breakfast is provided. Additional meals may be provided on request (please inquire in advance) …see more
BOBTAIL is positioned in a quiet area. Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park is an ideal place to spend a relaxing break..
Suitable for persons with restricted mobility accept for 4 steps to Caravan. Ideal for Nature lovers, Bring your CAMERA and BINOCULARS & ENJOY. FREE Entertainment Passes & Fishing. Sorry, Bobtail is NOT available from November to March. …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
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
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
Llangynidr is a pretty Welsh village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Horseriding, cycling, hill walking or hire a boat for the day, all within easy reach. BBQ on the patio overlooking river Usk and mountains or stroll to the local pub, 2 mins away. Market towns of Brecon 9 miles, Crickhowell 4 miles, Abergavenny 12 miles away. …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
The town of Xativa is 5km away and has everything from a Moorish-Roman Castle, medieval cobbled streets and markets, to vibrant modern shopping, there are many restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and time of day. There is Golf within 20 minutes of the house, The local beaches are 30mins away and are blue flag, and not crowded even in the high season. …see more
Boundary Barn is a beautiful converted Cotswold stone barn in a quiet village location on the edge of the Cotswold water parks and 15 minutes drive from Cirencester. It sleeps 8+2 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 double and 2 twin with an extra 2 spaces available on a sofa bed. Nearby Cirencester allows for all your shopping and eating needs and the area has pubs and restaurants galor …see more
Two-bedroom wing of 17th Century former farmhouse near Bath. Spacious, centrally heated accommodation offers high quality, comfortable, modern facilities combined with period features, including inglenook fireplace. Both bedrooms en-suite. Private garden and parking. Can be booked with The Bungalow (Property No 370259), which sleeps 2 people, for slightly larger parties. …see more
This gorgeous and luxurious ground floor apartment offers spacious rooms and a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. Located in a highly sought after area, this quietly located cul du sac property, a wonderful base for holiday makers. It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. The apartment has off-road parking. …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
This clean and comfortable cottage is an ideal base to explore the attractions unspoilt Mid Wales has to offer then to relax in front of the stove or in the gardens before enjoying a soundless nights sleep leaving you refreshed to do it all again the next day. There are 5 cottages at Glyngynwydd and Ty Canol Mawr can be rented along with other cottages for groups. …see more
This clean and comfortable cottage is an ideal base to explore the attractions unspoilt Mid Wales has to offer then to relax in front of the stove or in the gardens before enjoying a soundless nights sleep leaving you refreshed to do it all again the next day. …see more
Self catering Spanish penthouse stunning views of sea and mountains, private shared pool over looking small beach and very large private terrace for out side sun bathing, dining & BBQs again overlooking the sea and mountains. Large private terrace for sun bathing, dining & BBQs, private pool overlooking sea. …see more
The apartment is beautifullly furnished and ideal for self-catering. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer. There is a big sofa in the front room for relaxing and a terrace. The bedrooms are each en-suite with shower facilities. Ibiza has mild winters and with a summer season from May to October. …see more
Visit Britain four star graded C17th cottage,luxury king size bed, woodburning stove, rural views, charming courtyard garden with bbq, modern shower room with large shower, well equipped kitchen with condiments included, welcome tray including local and homemade produce Charming country pub, restaurant and village shop all within a 20 minute walk.
Cider press cottage is perfect for holiday makers who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience the natural beauty of the Royal Forest of Dean. From walking enthusiasts with dogs to those who require a somewhere with easy access our holiday home is the perfect retreat. …see more
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
Appletree Cottage is detached and offers spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation for 5 guests + cot. It is situated in a quiet village location in the heart of the Cotswolds, approx 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. Many popular attractions within easy reach. …see more
Historic (Grade II) cottage. Large open-plan living area downstairs. Two bedrooms, one has a double bed, the other has twin beds which make a king-size. High quality furnishings, full kitchen facilities. Pretty garden, private parking. Close to bus stop and amenities. …see more
A 19th century converted coach house providing comfortable accommodation for two set within the grounds of our renovated rectory. Panaramic views of Pen-Y-Fan and the Brecon Beacons. 3/4 night breaks, rates at bottom of price panel. Welcome pack including our hens eggs. …see more
Lying in the tiny hamlet of Deerhurst Walton, this is a converted, Grade II listed dovecote. Set in the grounds of the owner's 17th-century farm, this romantic 2 bed conversion has been lovingly converted into a 2 bedroom property with comfortable acco for upto 4 pax. Restaurants, pubs, supermarkets & take aways nearby
On main bus route to Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Gloucester …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)
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
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
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.
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
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
A brand new apartment in a convenient location and yet within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Secure storage for cycles and plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard with BBQ. Easy walk into town. Would suit 2-3 people comfortably and there is a sofabed in the sitting room suitable for a child. …see more
If you want to escape the rat race and settle into a quieter pace of life, Dan Y Coed and Llanidloes offer you a warm welcome in friendly, green and pleasant land.
Nearby are hills, mountains, rivers and the coast. Something for everyone. Eco brownie points:
We have insulation, fair trade tea and coffee, eco friendly washing up and recycling. …see more
Cotswold Hoburn Chalet Holiday - Golf, Fishing, Entertainment , Water Sports, Tennis, Walking.
The site has both a indoor swimming pool which is open all through the year and and an heated outdoor pool. …see more
5 Star Self Catering Accommodation
Located in the heart of beautiful Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings. …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
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
A detached Cotswold-stone cottage offering high-end accommodation for two in the beautiful hamlet of Upper Slaughter. Surrounded by stunning countryside it's perfect for couples looking for a romantic break away. SHORT BREAKS available please contact us for a quote. We're proud to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014. …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