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.
Self-catering Spanish apartment in a quiet and small traditional white housing village. Private terrace for al fresco dining with amazing views of the Turia River Canyon and the Chulilla muslim Castle.
Ideal for climbers, hikers and couples seeking relaxation. Enjoy a typical Spanish village with outstanding landscapes. Ideal accommodation for climbing trips. …see more
Breaks in the BRECON BEACONS **Accommodation in spacious home from home farm house sleeps- 2 up to 10 people plus 2 infants. Welcomes, Groups, families, children,pets. Home from home renovated farm house where holidays memories can be treasured. …see more
Luxury 2-bedroom self-catering barn near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with stunning views of the River Usk valley, Crickhowell and the Black Mountains, including Sugar Loaf and Table Mountain. Well-equipped, modern, high-quality barn. 2 bedrooms. Open-plan downstairs - underfloor heating throughout. …see more
A self contained large studio room with fridge, microwave, kettle etc, private ensuite bathroom, shared pool, terrace dining and extensive gardens. Situated in the north of Ibiza in idylic peaceful countryside near San Juan and close to many stunning beaches. Get away from it all and escape to peace and quiet in beautiful nature. From £50 a night. Car hire advised. …see more
Unique styling, authentic Welsh borders town house with all the modern comforts. Individual approach to self catering in this destination town. Brimming with character and rare to find a guest house that caters for small numbers in the heart of this popular town. Ideal for as a romantic getaway retreat or suitable for a small family of two young children or a teenager. …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
Built in 1830 originally as a row of 4 cottages. Equipped to a very high standard. This fabulous cottage nestles on the north edge of the Forest of Dean in an elevated position overlooking the Severn valley, between villages on the borders of England & Wales. Stunning Views In Forest Of Dean, Near The Wye Valley, Plenty Of Activities In The Surrounding Area …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
Corner Penthouse apartment with private roof terrace. Sea, Sunset and Mountain views. Luxury 2 bedroom apartment on
exclusive complex in Cala de Bou, San Antonio bay. Large swimming pool with kids pool and only 50m to sandy cove. Close to
many bars& restaurants. ***This apartment is fitted with a secure WIFI connection for guests*** …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
Victorian apartment in a listed red sandstone building. Overlooking the historic Shore in Leith. Close to award winning restaurants pubs and delis. Magnificent views from lounge of waterfront. …see more
Idyllic cottage nestled in the rolling welsh countryside. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and relish the joy of unwinding from the stresses of modern day living.
Rural bliss, but not totally isolated, as facilities and transport are all nearby. Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am
Subject to change by prior agreement …see more
Wonderful Cottage with stunning views of the River Severn. Well equipped, with underfloor heating, a log burner. Sleeps 4 in two en-suite bedrooms, one double and one double/twin. A great spot for families, walkers, cyclists and visiting the nearby Forest of Dean. …see more
Light and airy first floor apartment, sleeps 4. Only 5 minutes by bus to Princes Street / Royal Mile. Large dining kitchen, free Wifi, free on street parking. Child-friendly. Comfortable sitting room, twin bedroom, large dining kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower and toilet. …see more
A stylish, ground floor flat in Downalong with sea views - stone's throw to beach. Ideal year-round retreat, (linen, central heating, welcome pack, wifi); 9 years' lettings. Book a Spring break in the land of daffodils! See our 2015 summer/autumn dates and prices. Location, location, location! Beaches and town on your doorstep. Comfort, style and a warm welcome for 2-3. …see more
Christmas Cottage has a real open cast iron fire place, aswell as gas central heating.
the shower room is large and very satifiying.
all furniture is shabby chic & tastfully finished.
We have an outside B&Q sitiing aria with a safe place to keep your pet if needed. Come and stay in Christmas Cottage in the Forest of Dean
We have a onsite shop selling all you will need …see more
Last article published: http://travelerfolio.com/barcelona-accommodation-9flats/ . We have a long and demostrated experience in hosting our guests in a very helpful and practice way, providing them many practical tips about the city. It's a perfect place to enjoy a fantastic panoramic view at a walking distance from the beach and the city. …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.Weekend and Short breaks available. 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
Gypsy's Loft is a new self contained first floor apartment which has been tastefully converted from a former stable building on a smallholding on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, between Gloucester & Ross-On-Wye, with easy access to the Forest of Dean. 4* Rating by VISIT ENGLAND …see more
Beautiful rolling hills from this lovely bright, bungalow in Wales with open log fire, enclosed garden, fruit trees, pond, piano. Fully equipped, spacious and comfortable. Enjoy a warm welcome, amazing views of red kite and buzzard.
Self-catering accommodation in beautiful Wales near the market town of Rhayader. …see more
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
There is a very comfortable King Size Bed in the bedroom, a small wardrobe and two fans
a modern fitted kitchen with microwave/oven and hob and a fridge freezer with ice compartment. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, crockery and other utensils.
The living room comprises a sofa-bed & small dinning table. There is a 32" TV & DVD player . …see more
A delightful cottage for 2 (or a small family) with stunning views of the River Severn. Comfortable and spacious, it's a great cottage for a relaxing break or to enjoy all the activities the Forest of Dean has to offer. Dogs welcome.
Attractive, cosy, self-contained double bed retreat nestled in the Brecon Beacons. Separate entrance. Fresh bed linen, towels provided. Includes small sitting room with double futon settee, shower, kitchen w/ fridge, microwave, freezer, dining area. Free wifi & parking £65/night to £110/night, depending on time of year. Festival rate £110 per night. Minimum 2 night booking. …see more
A wonderfully located, beautifully restored self-catering barn in the Brecon Beacons. Spacious, light and comfortable. Remote, yet accessible; close to Talybont reservoir, Pen y Fan, the Taff Trail and excellent mountain biking and walking tracks. The Brecon Beacons has recently been granted International Dark Sky Reserve status. Come enjoy the stars! …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
This is a simple welsh cottage in a beautiful area close to much of the best of Wales. If you are looking for well placed accommodation with lots of traditional features then this is the perfect little cottage …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
12 mins Bath city centre, this 4 Star Gold romantic self catering holiday cottage is ideal for short/long breaks. Newly renovated, with free wifi and parking, this cottage has a dreamy bedroom, spacious bathroom, clawed bath, a log burning stove. Private garden
Golf The main feature of the sitting room is the traditional wood burning stove. Ideal for honey and mini moons. …see more
Located in a wonderful setting facing due south
Beautiful views over the water meadows across the River Ebble to the village church.
Walk or cycle from the property with a choice of dozens of different tracks and paths.
Country pub and local shop is 300 metres away. Annual attractions include The Chalke Valley History Festival and Salisbury International Arts Festival. …see more
An oasis in the heart of Edinburgh with keys to private residents gardens, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. The apartment is surrounded by top stores, Michlin star restaurants and great pubs. Short walking distance from major cultural attractions-great festival pad! Please note that there is an extra charge for a fifth person requiring a pull-out bed - subject to season. …see more
Luxury self catering accommodation in Bath (4 Star Gold for special welcome),superior holiday let with parking, exclusive private south facing terrace, BBQ, free wifi, TV, DVD and dishwasher. Personal welcome, ideal for walking, cycling, city culture and country life. Ideal for wildlife spotting and total relaxation. Famous historic area with two renowned pubs nearby. …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
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
Delightful and well equipped converted barn set in glorious countryside on the English/Welsh border close to OFFA'S DYKE and ELAN VALLEY. Ideally located to explore Powys, Shropshire and Herefordshire. Short breaks available all year. Minimum 2 nights. Please enquire for pricing. …see more
Peaceful Ibiza style house in Valencian countryside. 15min south East of airport. Private pool, Private lush garden, outside sitting and dining area, Music Bar and Barbecue, Chill out bed, pool Jacuzzi, sunbeds. 30 min from sandy beaches, private parking. …see more
Luxury wide beam narrow boat canal holiday for up to 6 on a wide beam boat with everything you need for a relaxing break on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Silk bedding, Pocket sprung mattresses, electric bikes, jacuzzi: your comfort in mind every step of the way. Smoking is allowed on the boat, but only on the outside decks. Please do not smoke inside. …see more
Victorian Barn conversion set in idyllic rural location directly on Offa's Dyke, close to the Shropshire/Welsh border which boasts fantastic views of the Severn valley and surrounding hills and forests. Secluded and private, big and cosy, it's the perfect family and friends' get away in the Welsh countryside. …see more