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.
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
Villa with private swimming pool ang large gardens. Outdoor barbecue, surrounded by orange tree groves, 5 minutes from the mountains, 5 minutes to town center, 15 min from the sea, 15 minutes from Valencia city, 15 minutes from the airport. Train and bus to the city. …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
Beautifully converted cottage with modern amenities and wood burner. Set on the Mon and Brec canal, by a traditional canal boat marina and the Brecon Beacons. Close to country pubs and a great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons Park. Boots, Bikes and Boats welcome …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 and it's lovely grounds a short drive away. * We really struggled to find a cottage on edge of Brecon Beacons before stumbling across this little gem JN …see more
Vrongoch has breath taking views, plus all important HOT TUB
Sleeps 7 people plus cot & moses basket, in the
3 bedrooms, 1 superking/ twin ensuite (on request), 1 family room and 1 double room.
Linen & Towels provided
Restricted mobility catered for. Vrongoch equipped for guest with restricted mobility. Indoor wheelchair, shower stool, loo frame provided …see more
Great rates available from January to December 2014 at £50 per night ( a stay must be a minimum of 2 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
St. Ives is approximately five miles to the north with sandy beaches comprising Porthmeor for surfing, Porthgwidden a small sandy cove, Harbour Beach still a working port and sheltered Porthminster beach with half a mile of golden sands and the famous Porthminster Cafe. . …see more
Irfon Cottage is 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells.This lovely barn conversion has exposed wooden beams, one bedroom, flat screen TV in the lounge. Hot Tub on the patio where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views. Ideal for lovely long walks. …see more
Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burining stove, floor heating and patio doors leading to garden. Well equiped kitchen area. Double bedroom with patio doos. Twin bedroom (or zip and link bed).
Luxury bed linen/towels plus gorgeous bathroom accessories. Welcome pack on arrival for all guests - including organic eggs, bread, juice, jams and local biscuits etc …see more
This new self contained groundfloor apartment has been tastefully converted from a former stable building on a smallholding between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, on the doorstep of the Forest of Dean & The Wye Valley. …see more
Large stable conversion with an amazing gallery bedroom with double bed and single day bed. Large open plan living/dining, triple aspect windows and fully equipped kitchen area. Sitting room also has a sofa bed. Large luxury shower room with luxury bathroom products. Lovely mature gardens. Outside table/chairs to sit/eat and relax in this lovely quiet Cotswold village. …see more
Situated on a smallholding on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, these 2 apartments are ideally situated for exploring the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley. Ross-On-Wye is 7 miles away with plenty of shops & a supermarket, and the market town of Newent is 5 miles away …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
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
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
Our London home is a 2 bed-roomed Mews cottage located at the end of a cobbled Mews in Pimlico (SW1), central London. Pimlico is a stone's throw from Victoria and the main line rail terminus, bus station and underground railway. …see more
Located in the region of La Safor, in the Daimús beach town, (1.5 km from Gandia)with sea, mountains, landscapes, fun and culture. The garden is structured in different clearly defined areas: one to enjoy the sun, the barbecue area, relaxation area and own car parking. Ideal for families and for those wishing to relax and enjoy its surroundings. …see more
***NEW***LONDON!!!!! ***FANTASTIC DEAL*** UP TO 12 GUEST - ***ENTIRE APARTMENT***very modern. Every thing supplied. Regular buses opposite takes you to Brixton station within 10 mins. Brixton underground take you straight into the heart of **LONDON* …see more
Stylish barn offering a great location for a family or group holiday in Wales. Ffenics has four bedrooms all with En-suites, a large garden with BBQ and patio eating area over looking the vast paddock surrounding hills. The barn is children and pet friendly. …see more
This property is in a woodland area which has a good wild life right on your door step. Laylant Beach is only about 1mile away and you can sit and watch the windsurfers going up the esturary. There is a club house on site with indoor pool, sauna, …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 and a log burning stove. Private garden The main feature of the sitting room is the traditional wood burning stove. Ideal for honey and mini moons. …see more
Grosvenor is a stylish, comfortable and spacious interior designed stone built cottage with fully equipped kitchen/dining room, lounge, very large master bedroom, single bedroom +fabulous bathroom. Grosvenor has amazing parkland views and its own walled courtyard garden Grosvenor is a super 5* Gold Award property in the glorious WyeValley on the Gloucester/Herefordshire border …see more
Stunning location on the banks of the river Irfon and close enough to stroll to the rural market town of Builth Wells with shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, cinema, 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Ideal for leisure, walking, fishing, cycling and golfing breaks. Totally refurbished kitchen area for 2014 …see more
Cools Farm is in a most beautiful part of England on Wilts/Dorset border, near Stonehenge, Longleat, Bath.Come and enjoy a farm stay in the Milking Parlour (4 double bedrooms). Lovely views, garden, ideal for children, families and dogs! Trout fishing on private lake. Stonehenge, Longleat, Salisbury, Wardour Castle, all nearby. Watch our Red Poll cattle and chickens! …see more
A delightful luxury cottage on the edge of 2.5 acres of garden and private woodland with spectacular views and a huge variety of birds. Paradise for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists , fishermen and horse riders. Children welcome. …see more
Set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park this Self Catering Lodge is a delightful four bedroom New England style holiday home with wheelchair access in a beautiful peaceful environment. Great for any age with fishing, tennis, adventure playgrounds; water sports and golf nearby …see more
Beautiful 2 bedroom Apartment. Sleeps 6 in 1 double bedroom, 1 twin and 1 double sofabed in lounge. Third floor, period features, spacious kitchen, bright living room, Wifi available. Ideal location, only 10 minutes from main Festival venues. No smoking no pets. …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
Cotswolds stone cottages full of character with a modern touch. Rural, wooded grounds. Pub 200 yards away. Great walking countryside and well placed for exploring the Cotswolds. Excellent facilities and value for money. Fantastic getaway for couples, families & groups. Cheltenham 4 miles, Racecourse 6 miles, Bourton on the Water 10 miles. Local shop 1 mile. …see more
Second floor apartment, only 5 minutes from Princes Street/Royal Mile/Playhouse Theatre. Ideal for exploring the city and surrounding area. We are pet and child friendly. Free Internet, large TV, toys, books and games. Non-smoking. Good restaurants & shops close by. …see more
A beautiful Victorian apartment with original period features, free on street parking. Amazing views of Edinburgh Castle, 1.5 miles from Princes Street and ideally located for all the trendy bars, shops and restaurants of the city. A single camp bed is available for use foif required. Complimentary tea, coffee and condiments are provided. …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
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. …see more
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
Modern two bedroom, two bathroom apartment available for short term or long term letting. Boasting a bright and contemporary interior and high finish, this lovely second floor flat has the use of a decked balcony that directly overlooks the canal. …see more
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
Located in the very center of Barcelona, this recently renovated lovely Barcelona home mixes modern furniture, with the charm of its original features such as, exposed brick walls in sight, antique floors and wooden beams. Perfect spot, for the perfect holidays. This Barcelona Home apartment is just one of plenty carefully decorated and furbished holiday apartments. …see more
2 traditional mongolian yurts set in a stunning and secluded location on a small working farm. A holiday with a difference,live in complete seclusion or be part of a small working community with volunteers from all over the world. sheep & cheese. www.oldchapelfarm.org To see more details of our farm/projects/courses in prehistoric arts visit our website www.oldchapelfarm.org …see more
Historic, luxury, listed Grade II* Oak timber framed Manor house. Dinning room, large farmhouse kitchen, 2 sitting rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open fires, log burner and Aga located in old Montgomeryshire in beautiful Mid Wales. WIFI BROADBAND. …see more