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.
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
Traditional Stone Cottage in Tetbury in the Cotswolds. Sleeps 2 to 4, ideal for couples, friends or small family. Great combination of modern convenience and old world charm. Easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Cirencester, Highgrove Estate and Westonbirt. Tetbury is an old Market Town famous for antiques, which has a variety of quality eateries and event venues. …see more
Spacious, historic, beautiful, family friendly house. Child friendly. Perfect for relaxed breaks with family and friends. Birthdays & celebrations. Corporate and special events possible. Large, mature gardens, private access to the River Wye, Fishing. walking.
We are very friendly and flexible so please contact us if you have a special request. …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
Our charming 18th century converted Mill, on the banks of the Water of Leith, in surrounding woodland makes for the perfect relaxing break. This chic rural cottage has easy access to Edinburgh centre. Ideal for family/romantic breaks. Go to www.theoldmilledinburgh.com We offer an upmarket break with many extras included and look forward to welcoming you to our unique spot.
*HOT TUB* & *GYM* making Whitwalls the ideal location for those looking for a relaxing break in a secluded unspoilt rural setting on a working Welsh Radnorshire hill farm. Table tennis, pool table and table football.
Linen & Towels provided Enjoy peace and tranquility, in the beauitful radnor hills. Surrounded with wildlife.
HOT TUB & GYM …see more
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
Saddlers Cottage, a warm, cosy, well equipped clean cottage, away from roads and the noise of traffic, where you can relax, enjoy the peace, wander through the Forest of Dean. Pets welcome. Children's Play area. Paddock for picnics, Barbecues and ball games. Bike Shed. …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
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms apartment front sea and beach in Port Saplaya (Little Venice) at just 5 kilometers from Valencia. The apartment is perfect for summer and has heating for Winter. The big pool is a plus for children and adults who want to swim. …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
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
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
Close to a wonderful sandy beach you will find this beautiful well located 4 bedroom villa with private pool in a splendid location near all amenities with breath taking sea views. Ideal for the Family holiday, and perfect for that romantic break for couples. This stunning villa is a short drive from the main town and beautiful blue flag sandy beach. …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
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
Peacefully situated in an elevated position overlooking the small canal side village of Pencelli. The cottage is a sympathetically restored barn, preserving original feature stone walls & beamed ceilings. It offers visitors modern comforts and convenient accommodation Excellent mountain biking & walks, both energetic and leisurely straight from the door. Pets & horse welcome …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
Wool Cottage is a pretty two bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the Cotswolds surrounded by picturesque scenery and only a stones throw away from the well established market town of Fairford. We offer well equipped, comfortable accommodation of a high standard. …see more
Lansdown Place Garden Apartment is located minutes from the boutique area of Montpellier, Cheltenham with its restaurants, bars, spas, parks and individual shops. People love the stunning large bedrooms, large living room, fully equipped kitchen and the 2 bathrooms. Lansdown Place Garden apartment is great for singles, couples and families. Free parking is available. …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
Part of the former cider making farmhouse cottage adjoining Apple Tree House. Sleeps 3/5
Rated 5-stars by Visit Wales
This cottage, close to the town centre, adjoins Apple Tree House, part of a former cider making farmhouse, sleeping 3/5.
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
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
One double bedroom cottage standing in rural wooded grounds overlooking fields. Excellent location for exploring Cotswolds towns and villages, only 4 miles from Cheltenham. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, pub across the road. Suitable for couples and can accommodate infants under 2 that can sleep in a cot. …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
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
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.
Lovely 3rd floor apartment located on Grindlay Street, sleeps 8, right in middle of the city centre and only 5 minute walk from Princes Street and Royal Mile. Non-smoking, free WiFi. Large walk-in shower room. Ideal place to relax after a busy day. Close to airport bus. …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
A delightful , romantic cottage with pine-panelled sitting room and an open fire for cosy evenings,a dining kitchen and upstairs a very spacious bedroom with en suite bathroom. The sitting room opens on to a south facing pretty garden with wonderful views to the forest. We have use of the swimming pool at the hotel next door; £5 adults, £2.50 for children. …see more
Comfortable, well appointed cottage in idyllic village location yet a short walk from Stow on the Wold! Please note that generally three days stay constitutes 75% of the full week price and four days 85% …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
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
A romantic retreat, a walker's paradise or just a place to chill and relax, the Old Piggery is within the garden of the C17th house of Cools Farm. Stonehenge, Salisbury, Longleat and Bath nearby. Organic farm with Red Poll cattle and roaming chickens. Children & dog OK …see more
Our cottage is finished to a very high standard, comfortable beds and living. Located within the peaceful grounds of Laurel Farm; watch the sheep, poultry, pigs and bees; enjoy a walk by the ponds fed by a natural spring in our woodland. A place to come back and relax. Comfort with conscience. …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
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
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
Modern 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
A truly home from home with easy access to public transports for business, shopping and nightlife of London. Ideal for family getaway or romantic bliss as well for corporate hideout, whatever your needs the apartment is adapted to serve you with the arrays of furnishing …see more