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.
Holly Cottage offers high quality accommodation for 2 or 3 people. It is ideal for a couple, 3 friends or a small family.It has period features, ceiling beams, a private enclosed garden and pets are welcome.
Log burning stove
Bed linen Pets cannot be left unattended and conditions apply. Guests must check directly with owners before booking …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
Modern 2 bed 2 bath apartment, 20 minutes from Princes Street and The Royal Mile. Sleeps 6 (1KS, 1Twin, Double sofabed). Free WIFI, Free Parking, lift in building. Sunny lounge with balcony and views towards Arthur's Seat. No smoking, no pets. Children very welcome. …see more
You will love this attractive, bright, modern city apartment with a fantastic panoramic view of Arthur's Seat, just off Easter Road. Spacious master bedroom with super king sized bed, en-suite bathroom and well-equipped kitchen and 50 inch plasma TV. …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
4 Star rating and a coveted Gold Award.Newly renovated luxury two bedroom holiday accommodation near Bath city centre. In a quiet street near the canal within easy walking distance of all major attractions.
Free wifi and free parking outside the door. Luxury 1200 pocket sprung mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen assure you of a restful night's sleep. …see more
The Hall is huge, comfortable and has space for everyone to get together or find a quiet spot. 3 living rooms, 4 bathrooms, a superking bed and a king bed as well as doubles and singles. Games room. Great kitchen. WiFi. Great walks, river and picnic site opposite. The master bedroom has a bathroom and a superking bed; the downstairs bedroom has a king bed and bathroom. …see more
Walking ( onto the hill straight from front door),Exploring,Painting Reading or just relaxing and enjoying the wonderful wildlife with Red Kites and Buzzards in the skies above- You can have it all ! Places to visit are Hay on Wye, Elan Valley Dams. Llandrindod Wells and many more . …see more
near Longleat, self catering, Longleat day passes available, discounted Longleat tickets, near Bath, family friendly self catering, baby friendly, relaxed holiday environment, quality furnishings, well equipped kitchen, grassed areas for play, near Longleat safari …see more
Great character peaceful cottage an easy walk shops & restaurants. Tucked away in a quiet mews so quiet you will not know you are in town. Walks from the door. Cycling, Fishing, shooting, Historic castles and gardens abound in the area. Perfect base for exploring. Child friendly. Pets welcome Free of charge. Walker & Cyclist facilities. Offas Dyke nearby. Festival Town. …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
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
4 Kensington Court. High quality accommodation is located on the London Road,10 minutes from the city center, restaurants and shops. Close by is the shopping heaven that is Walcot Street. Within walking distance is the fantastic scenery of Bath Abbey and Parade Gardens …see more
Beautiful apartment with spectacular views to beach and the harbor, sunny and lighted all day. Peaceful swimming pool and quiet area surrounded off all amenities
Very well communicated with the town and public transport …see more
Penthouse Apartment, Barcelona Center, 3 Bedrooms, Large Terrace garden furniture, BBQ, Bus, Metro, Bus Turistico, Parking, Shops and restaurants all along the apartment, 50 meters from Gaudi's Park Guell, direct Bus, Beaches Barcelona, WIFI. METRO bus line, on the same street, acondicinado Aires, Heating, Beaches, Terrace, BBQ, Grilled Meat …see more
Salisbury, holiday, stunning, apartment,,Stonehenge, linen sheets, comfy sofa, historic town, Georgian architecture, spacious, elegant,
Cathedral City, top ten, Best Holiday Accommodation, award winning, …see more
Elegant Edinburgh self catering apartment, A listed building and charming Georgian street. Immaculately presented with fine cornices, chandeliers, decorative panelling and working shutters. Quiet location 200 yds from The Playhouse,Tram and bustle of the East End.
The apartment can accommodate 3 people and an additional charge of £60 per visit is applicable. …see more
Cosy romantic Studio appartment, with private roof terrace & wood burning stove, in the heart of the North Cotswolds. Seclude private Estate with beautiful grounds and arboretum, use of heated pool and tennis court. ideal for Stratford On Avon, Cotswold way, cycling tou …see more
Delightful self-catering cottage set at the edge of the Brecon Beacons, well located for exploring the area and local facilities. Mount View cottage is well located for local facilities and exploring this beautiful part of Wales.
The main advantage of the neighborhood is to be a quiet and lively residential area but very near to the historical center of the city (usually more noisy, crowded with tourists and less lively). it's a large apartment (116 m2) and really comfortable, simple and allows you to think only of vacations!! …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
Tucked in the stunning hills of Salisbury, a village on the West Coast of the island, Louis Villa is a newly refurbished, modernized villa, providing a relaxing retreat for up to six people looking to escape the hustle and bustle. A fully fitted kitchen, two shower room Louis Villa is spacious, three-bedroom gated property on the Caribbean Island of Dominica. …see more
Holidayhomescornwall offers a lovely 3 Bedrooms home called "Angarrack", Sleeps upto 8. We have 3 properties available and all are renovated to a very high standard and are all very similar. Very near to beaches, St Ives, Fishing, Golf Courses, Boats, Seaside holidayhomescornwall …see more
Xativa - Historic city of Secret Spain. A beautiful place to relax and be close to nature. Set amongst the orange groves, yet minutes away from the town center. A short drive away is white water rafting, canoeing , horse riding, canyoning , great family experiences ! Every month there is a fiesta somewhere local, every town and village find a reason to celebrate …see more
"The Rocklight" has been recently refurbished to offer comfort and style. Wi-fi, iPod docking,47" smart 3D TV, Wii, DVD player. Tennis court, games area, playground, five a side field and a lovely river spot where swimming is allowed, are close by. Pets welcome. Guests can access a wide range of water sports, golf, cycling paths and the spa across the road. …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
Cozy one bedroom Apartment with sea view, located in the Port Ibiza Town, only few steps from the Yacht moorings and on a short walk to the ancient town.Port Ibiza Town is the best retreat in the city and it is the perfect place to have a lot of fun in summer time. …see more
4* Graded. Railway Cottage is situated on the old railway station at New Radnor. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Mid Wales it is an ideal base for walking, biking or exploring the area. Open all year round. For details visit our website www.oldrailwaycottage …see more
Fantastic house for groups and families. Five beautiful bedrooms & four bathrooms, it sleeps 10 plus infants. Well equipped kitchen, lovely sitting room, library, conservatory with pool table and ping pong, and great walking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons. …see more
Located on the historic and beautiful Royal Mile this 1 bed apartment offers fantastic views of the castle and the fabulous architecture of the old town. Situated on Scotlands most famous street, the historic and cultural attractions are literary on your door step 1 Upper Bow is one of the most photographed buildings on the Royal Mile …see more
Beautiful apartment in front of the beach and located just 4 km from Valencia.
It has 2 double bedrooms with TV and 1 single, 1 with double bed (2x2m), 1 with trundle bed and one single bed. Two bathrooms (1 en suite). Spacious living room and kitchen …see more
The Forest of Dean is a glorious stretch of ancient oak woodland. It spreads out from the sublime beauty of the Wye Valley across to the mighty River Severn. The enchanting forest, the magnificent rivers, and the soaring 500ft high limestone outcrop that is Symonds Yat provide the setting for every conceivable outdoor activity with which you could wish to fill a holiday. …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 *****
Penthouse beach apartment with swimming pool. Ideal place for families with kids, or if you like to enjoy nature and sea at the same time. Walking distance from the beach, close to the Albufera lake, and 20 minutes from Valencia city. …see more
Boutique self-catering accommodation in the Mendips
Walkers holidays Mendips
close to Bristol Airport
Self catering Chew Valley
Walkers holidays Somerset
Burrington Combe Self Catering
Dog Friendly accommodation Somerset
No loud music or music in the outside areas
Amalwhidden Farm is set in a peaceful, rural and tranquil setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, only a 5 min drive from the beautiful beaches and numerous restaurants and galleries in St Ives. A perfect location for rest and relaxation. Free coarse fishing on any of our three well stocked ponds. …see more
Comfortable stone built self-catering cottage just five miles from the city of Bath. 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single bedroom, driveway for 1 car plus on-street parking. wi-fi, gas central heating. Easy access via public transport to all major places of interest. Bath Spa national train station 6 miles, Bristol International Airport 19 miles. Transfers available. …see more
Modern studio apartment within townhouse ( gas central heating, free Wi-Fi and parking). A south facing courtyard - to sit out in - opposite to Brunstane stream. The studio has : a lounge; kitchen; bedding area; separate shower room and w/c and wash hand basin. …see more
2 bed self-catering chalet. Breakaway Lodge is a newly renovated stone cottage nestled in woodland within the popular St Ives Holiday Village. This is the perfect escape to the country whilst having all the facilities you and your family need to enjoy your break. Perfect location for a quiet winter break or to enjoy the wildlife, birds and scenery Cornwall has to offer. …see more
Stone cottage set in 3 acres, spectacular view's of the Black Mountains and Hay Bluff. Dog friendly, ample parking.Walking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, pony trekking, and country lovers it's just on our door step. Hay-on- Wye 6 miles, Brecon, 8 miles "Festival lovers" the Brecon Jazz Festival and the Hay Literature Festival are now world famous a must do ! …see more
Let your cares float away in the heated pool, or soak in the hot tub! Tranquil, detached 19th Century barn in the glorious Cambrian Mountains with private pool, log cabin with hot tub and games room. Sleeps up to 16 people. Pets welcome. Short breaks available. Cae Madog Barn is ideal for large family groups. The owners live in an attached annexe - on hand if needed. …see more