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.
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A beautiful conversion of this Listed former Chapel with easy access to Bath and Bristol, providing 5 star accommodation for upto 4 guests, with good pubs and restaurants close by. …see more
The Old Corner Shop is situated in the centre of the village with the Church, two pubs, the river and shops all within a few yards of the front door. An ideal place to park up the car and just enjoy village life. An ideal location for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, playing golf or just relaxing. …see more
The Malthouse is a luxury 4 star holiday home located in the village of Batheaston just two miles from the centre of Bath. A stunning conversion of a former Malthouse , private gated parking and excellent bus service into Bath providing a stress free journey. …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
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
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
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
The fully equipped kitchen has an eye level cooker with separate hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and toaster. There is a small freezer in the hallway. Comfortable seating is provided in the living area, together with TV/DVD and WIFI. Guests have the use of part of the garden, which includes a patio with seating. …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
Kittiwake Cottage is charming and cosy, sleeps up to 6 guests located close to the middle of St Ives handy for all the beaches, restaurants and amenities. 3 bedrooms, garden and courtyard, lounge, dining room and kitchen, ensuite and master bathroom and stunning views. …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
Luxuriously appointed self-catering holiday lodge with panoramic views over the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains and Wye Valley. Stunning and quiet secluded location. Up to 2 dogs welcome and facilities to keep your horses too. …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. …see more
This is a unique spacious property with panoramic views, private parking, Star gazzers paradise, balcony to sit and relax, BBQ, A pub yards up the road serving food, Walks on the door step, no need for a car this time. Hens to supply you with fresh eggs in the morning.. If your an artist or a photographer its heaven with red kites flying above and water falls hard to better. …see more
Ramblers Rest is perfect for a break in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Grade II listed, this self catering cottage nestles in the oldest street in Crickhowell, and is only 2 minutes walk from the River Usk, famous for its excellent fishing and wildlife. The cottage is centrally heated and offers well appointed accommodation.
***SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE* …see more
St. Ives in Cornwall, your chance to get an affordable price apartment to stay in Carbis Bay Beach, just a short walk from St. Ives Beaches and Restaurants by the Harbour, with beautiful views of the Beach and St. Ives Bay. 2 adults + 2 children Self Catering Apartment with spectacular Ocean Views. …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
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
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
In the heart of the magnificent historic Forest of Dean, this characterful 4 star gold property combines superb comfort with lovely original features. Backing onto cycle/walking trails and the Nagshead RSPB nature reserve, the Coach House really is ideally situated. Small heated pool available April-end Sept approx, adult supervision required
Visit England graded …see more
The house in provided with air conditioner, heather, tv and internet access. Spacious rooms and dinning-room with fire-place. Ideal to play tennis in its court.
Near Activities: golf course, hiking and bike routes, pint-ball, horse riding,...Car necessary to access. Enjoy your holidays in a privileged area near to Girona and Barcelona, the beaches and bays of Costa Brava. …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
The apartment is in the Eixample district of Barcelona, with its octagonal blocks of houses and wonderful modernist buildings, but it is also next to the colorful neighborhood of Gràcia. Most of Barcelona's sightseeing places can be reached walking from there. Bed and bath linen provided.
Some kitchen basics (as oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee...) provided. …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
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
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
Fantastic holiday or short break destination. Machynlleth is full of charming cafés and tea rooms. There are pubs,restaurants, takeaways , a stunning park and leisure centre and it's surrounded by beautiful countryside so it's perfect for families, walkers and cyclists. …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
Self contained wing of a farmhouse in the idyllic hamlet of Joyford, set in grounds of 10 acres. Enjoy the hot tub. Direct access to the Forest, great for walkers / cyclists. Ideal base for exploring or for unwinding. Good pub - 5 minute walk. Baby / toddler friendly. Hot tub …see more
Over looking Llangynidr Bridge, between the Brecon Beacons and The Black Mountains, our award winning accommodation provides all you need for a comfortable and relaxing break. Ideally situated in The National Park and close to a shop and two pubs serving good food More information and testimonials from previous guests can be seen on our website www.penlan-bach.co.uk …see more
A stunning, bespoke, luxury, apartment with fabulous sea views, parking & own enclosed garden. Located in a pretty & quiet area of Carbis Bay just a few minutes walk from the white sands of Carbis Bay beach, it provides special escape for couples & smaller families. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach or an energetic mix adventure there is something here for you! …see more
Honeysuckle Cottage - The Forest of Dean. Luxury holiday cottage, sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms; 2 ensuite shower rooms; large garden. Electricity, towels and bedding and WiFi included. Family friendly, pets very welcome by arrangement (heated indoor dog shower). Free WiFi; washer/drier; dishwasher; BBQ; garden, under floor CH; wood burner; indoor dog shower and more …see more
Spacious lodge on an exceptionally quiet park nestled in the green hills of Mid Wales with many local attractions. An ideal getaway for couples and families who love the great outdoors or escaping the hustle and bustle of busy life …see more
A new apartment in a convenient location within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard. Easy walk into town for a takeaway or a few groceries. Ideal for 2-3. Would suit 2-3 adults or a small family comfortably (sofabed in the sitting room for a 4th person) …see more
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
Unique apartment situated on ground floor level, exceptional location within a complex complete with pools. Breathtaking 180 degree vista of the sea and forward terrace position ensures seclusion.
Edinburgh Festival City centre pad.Great location in Rose Street in the heart of the action. Rose Street is a pedestrian walkway with cafe culture and pubs galore. Minutes from all city sights with shops theatres and restaurants outside and in surrounding streets.
Brocklebank Cottage- a beautiful and traditional cosy self catering cottage ideally suited for families located right in the centre of Hay-on-Wye on the one of the prettiest roads in this enchanting town. …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
Luxury, Five Star Gold self catering apartment with beautiful seaviews, private reserved parking, only a few hundred meters to one of the most beautiful beaches in the South West. A wonderfully original welcome hamper to greet you. A welcome hamper containing Cornish goodies on arrival. …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. The are 5 cottages at Glyngynwydd and Ty Canol Bach can be rented along with other cottages for groups. …see more
Wye Cottage is situated 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells in Mid Wales. This lovely cottage has exposed wooden beams, sleeps 6 people, all 3 bedrooms have ensuite wet rooms, a wood burner, hot tub with panoramic views childrens play area. Disabled friendly cottage …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. Ty Isaf is one of 5 cottages at Glyngynwydd which can be booked together for larger groups. …see more
WTB 5 star self catering accommodation
Beautifully situated in Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings.
The River Wye is only a short stroll from the garden of each propery …see more