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.
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
Totally wheelchair friendly bungalow ideal for families or guests who like that bit more room, it is one of three cottages at Madog's Wells, in the Mid Wales countryside. Oil-fired central heating included in price, no hidden extra charges but lots of little extras inc Car essential. No mobile phone reception, payphone on site, limited wifi available.
Arrival time: 3pm …see more
The cottage décor and facilities are of a very high standard and combine traditional features with a modern twist. The cottage is close to Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Stow and there are idyllic walks from the doorstep, including those to National Trust properties There is also a range of fantastic local produce shops and a great village pub, The Lamb, a short walk away. …see more
Free welcome pack! Free wifi!.The price you see is the price you pay! 3 storey Miramar house 200+ yrs old, beautifully furnished & equipped. Beach, shops,etc nearby. 2 bedrooms: king, & twin. Sofa-bed in lounge. Sleeps 5. Air con, , gas bbq, TV. Linens/towels inc. Free welcome pack - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, cheese, ham, wine,beer and lemonade. Catering available …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
Lovely 1920's townhouse with fabulous sea views from every floor. 4 double bedrooms, large lounge, luxury kitchen, utility room, private parking for 4 cars, 2 bathrooms with showers, WiFi, short walk to Porthmeor beach. Restaurants only a 5 minute walk so leave the car! …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
Steeped in History, Oozing Charm. Bourton Croft Cottage is built of local Cotswold stone under a traditional Cotswold stone roof and now boasts the ultimate in amenity and comfort. No expense has been spared in creating a wonderful Cotswold base and sanctuary. Location, Location. Location in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
Luxury cottages in secluded Vale of Kerry, 4 cottages, Period features, wood burning stove, gardens, games room, tennis court, pets welcome and children of all ages, 1 mile village pub, Secure lockup, wifi, hot tubs, Offas' Dyke, Powis Casle, Montgomery Luxury cottages hot tubs, wifi, log burners, tennis court, games room, peaceful location, 4 other cottages …see more
This beautiful self catering studio provides luxury accommodation for two. Lowena Studio is situated in St Ives and is only a 10 minute walk to the town, harbour and beaches. If you love modern, pure white surroundings and clean lines then our studio is just for you …see more
A Farmhouse with pool in the middle of the beautiful Burga vally between the olive trees, with a lot of privacy and magnificent views over the environment. The cottage is at 3 km from El Perelló and 9 km from the beach. Dogs are welcome! …see more
Sun, sea, rest and space, can be found in El Perelló and its surroundings. Casita Uno is detached, with lots of privacy, fantastic views and pool. Dogs are welcome. Enjoy the real Spain with cheap terraces, friendly people, local markets, local products and fïesta's …see more
Bluebell Cottage is a comfortable, privately owned, modern property set within the grounds of an old Manor House. It is a delightful, well decorated, fully double glazed, compact thee bedroomed property. There is a flat screen tv/dvd combination with Freeview.
Many guests have said that the cottage is ideally situated for visiting and touring mid to west Cornwall. …see more
The West Wing at Fronfraith Hall (near historic Montgomery) is a perfect setting for families of all sizes or couples for peaceful holidays, short stays and weekend breaks at anytime of the year. It is especially idyllic over the summer months & during Xmas/New Year
Dutch and German is spoken fluently. …see more
Inside City&Beach!250€/week!History&Modern, City&Beach, Culture-Art&Tradition. All in one place-Valencia.Nice Flat, closed to the Center and the OldTown of Valencia,between Parque del Oeste (swimmingpool day&night), Biopark-Wild nature&animals and Parque de Cabecera. Subway&bus station 50m.Airport transport roundtrip 30€. Wi-Fi&Air co included in the property prices. …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
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. …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. Suitable for wheelchair users. Weekend and Short breaks. FREE Coarse fishing. Good mobile reception.
Short Breaks available all year except during school holidays, PLEASE REQUEST A QUOTE FOR BEST PRICES. …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
Beautiful apartment situated in a desirable and crime safe area with real Turkish, Chinese, Japanese restaurants all within 200 meters and in the same building a real true CATALONIAN restaurant " La Cueva del Tio Jesus" ( my daughter's paradise ).
Please note. Groups of young people ready to party at the apartment are not welcome . …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
The Padd is a stylish Cotswold stone self contained detached annexe in the grounds of the owners' traditional Cotswold stone house situated on the edge of the attractive village of Ampney Crucis. With views across open countryside the cottage enjoys a tranquil setting. Beds can be configured as 1 double and 1 King or 1 double with 2 singles. Travelcot available on request. …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
Charming villa with spectacular sea views. 15 Min form the city centre of barcelona, situated in a typical coastal village. Relax on the beach after a day of sightseeing in Barcelona in the many "chiringuitos"
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
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
Contemporary 3 Bedroom (All en-suite) Lodge at Waters Edge on Lake 10 . Huge open plan living area leads to Deck over the water .Situated on Cerney Wick Lane between the villages of South Cerney and Cerny Wick. There are hundreds of Lakes that have been turned from old gravel pits into Leisure facilities.eg Fishing. …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
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
Spacious apartment within the Lakeview Holidays courtyard complex overlooking a very pretty mature lake, near Fairford and part of the Cotswold Water Park. Ideal base for relaxing and exploring the beautiful surrounding area …see more
St Ives Bay View 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, restaurants and shops. …see more
Crawsteps is an elegant, self-catering apartment in a historic listed building with stunning views over the world famous Forth Bridges. It is named after its stepped gables. Situated in Queensferry, only 20 minutes by car, bus or train from the centre of Edinburgh. Crawsteps is well-served by frequent buses to Edinburgh (and other cities). The airport is 15 minutes away …see more
Approximately 2.9km from the centre of Bath and near the Kennet and Avon canal, the house is set amongst pretty countryside. With three bedrooms the house has been thoughtfully refurbished throughout, maintaining period features with a stylish contemporary interior. The house doesn't cater for babies / toddlers - please provide your own travel cot. NB no stairs safety bars …see more
Feel your cares roll away as you take your first glimpse.... Superb apartment within the Lakeview Holidays courtyard complex overlooking a pretty mature lake, near Fairford and part of the Cotswold Water Park. Ideal for exploring the glorious countryside …see more
South of Brecon Beacons, about a mile away from Brecon National Park. with its good walking paths and midway between Brecon and Swansea with the Dan y Ogof Caves and Craig y Nos Castle with it's lovely grounds a short drive away and a bit further on the Black Mountains. * We really struggled to find a cottage on edge of Brecon Beacons before stumbling across this little gem JN …see more
Beautiful 2nd floor modern apartment in city centre, only 10 minutes from Princes Street. Sleeps 6. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, lift access and balcony. Pets welcome. Free Internet access. Open all year. Ideal for families and groups. …see more
Great rates available from January to December 2014 at £50 per night ( a stay must be a minimum of 3 nights).We are flexible on changeover days/checkout/check in timings subject to availability.
Ideal for a short weekend or midweek breaks - all utilities included.
. Adjacent garage available for safe and secure bike storage if required. …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
New in 2012 - the Woodman is one of 4 cottages in a converted country inn located in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley and close to the Cambrian Mountains and the Élan Valley Cambrian Mountains, Elan Valley, Wye Valley Walk, cycle trails, birdwatching, canoeing, angling: all nearby. …see more
Ivy Cottage is a warm, comfortable relaxing place to stay, located in a rural Somerset hamlet with all the benefits of country life. At the same time it is only 9 miles from the centre of the magnificent city of Bath and with in easy access to many local attractions. Changeover days are Friday and Monday. Any other day arrangements to collect the keys will be made with you. …see more
Two self-catering log cabins, near Newtown in Mid-Wales. Ideal location for walking and cycling in Mid-Wales. Pets welcome at no charge. Cabins set in private woodland overlooking the River Severn with free fishing included. …see more
Charming barn conversion in beautiful peaceful location. Perfect base from which to explore the Forest of Dean, Wye valley and surrounding area. Comfortable accommodation sleeps up to 6. Walk straight from the cottage on a vast network of footpaths. Visit Tintern Abbey, Chepstow and Raglan Castles, Clearwell Caves, Symonds Yat. Walk, cycle, canoe, relax! …see more