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.
Shops within easy walking distance
15 min walk to Bath Spa Train & Bus Station
Minute walk to Great Pulteney Street & Rugby Recreation Ground
Opposite Holburne Museum & Sydney Gardens
Free Tennis Court at Sydney Gardens
Nearby Kennet & Avon Canal
Penthouse Apartment on the beachside Oliva Nova resort. Huge roof terrace overlooking the golf course and the sea. All new fittings in 2013, air conditioning, underground parking, and outdoor and indoor pools. Overlooking golf course, 2 minutes to the equestrian centre …see more
BOBTAIL is positioned in a quiet area. Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park is an ideal place to spend a relaxing break..
Suitable for persons with restricted mobility accept for 4 steps to Caravan. Ideal for Nature lovers, Bring your CAMERA and BINOCULARS & ENJOY. FREE Entertainment Passes & Fishing. Sorry, Bobtail is NOT available from November to March. …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
A stunning 2 bed 1600s cottage with Original stone fire place / Wooden beams /Bay windows /Stable door.
A spacious yet cosy lounge / kitchen / dinner with all amenities included .Large shower room .
A great base to explore the Forest and Wye Valley .
The cottage is located in a residential area 5 min walk from the clock tower / shops at Coleford town centre …see more
A 19th century converted coach house providing comfortable accommodation for two set within the grounds of our renovated rectory. Panaramic views of Pen-Y-Fan and the Brecon Beacons. 3/4 night breaks, rates at bottom of price panel. Welcome pack including our hens eggs. …see more
This gorgeous and luxurious ground floor apartment offers spacious rooms and a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. Located in a highly sought after area, this quietly located cul du sac property, a wonderful base for holiday makers. It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. The apartment has off-road parking. …see more
The apartment is in the Gothic quarter which is a great neighbourhood with a mix of old and new. Its narrow streets create a labyrinth where you can easily get lost and feel the atmosphere of the city. The Gothic quarter has many peaceful squares (placas) where you can …see more
This beautiful, spacious and bright ground floor apartment offers a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. There is off-road parking and this quiet cul du sac property benefits from a lack of city road noise.
It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. A wonderful base for exploring Edinburgh and surrounds …see more
If you want to escape the rat race and settle into a quieter pace of life, Dan Y Coed and Llanidloes offer you a warm welcome in friendly, green and pleasant land.
Nearby are hills, mountains, rivers and the coast. Something for everyone. Eco brownie points:
We have insulation, fair trade tea and coffee, eco friendly washing up and recycling. …see more
A brand new apartment in a convenient location and yet within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Secure storage for cycles and plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard with BBQ. Easy walk into town. Would suit 2-3 people comfortably and there is a sofabed in the sitting room suitable for a child. …see more
Overlooking the fantastic championship golf course to the front and the quiet pool area to the rear, just a short walk from the beach, hotel and clubhouse. Free WIFI broadband internet access is situated within the apartment! The apartment also offers FREE unlimited broadband! …see more
Badgers End Cottage is set in unique grounds of Scowles (ancient limestone formations), woods and pasture. It is beamed, with original fireplace (with wood burner), but equipped with modern facilities for comfort and Old World charm.. …see more
1 Bedroom Sunny Garden house, 60m2 enclosed, private entrance.
Offering an ideal base to explore in and around Edinburgh. Perfect for visiting the our resident Pandas at the Zoo.
Close to Murryfield Stadium.
Excellent public transport on your doorstep.
Families welcome Private entrance to the garden house which is situated in an enclosed shared garden. …see more
Chic apartment in the heart of the Old Town, located between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The apartment consists of 2 large double bedrooms, a comfortable living room, large brand new fully fitted dining kitchen, and large new bathroom. …see more
Newly available, stylish Grade II weaver's cottage located on the hillside over picturesque town of Bradford on Avon, near Bath. A base for Stonehenge, Longleat & Cotswolds. Tremendous views. Cycle hire, walks, golf, horseriding and fishing nearby. Sleeps max 4. Please note I only take bookings for a full week. …see more
The romantic Zen, set in a stunning, Oriental style garden, is just the place to unwind. Relax in the summer house , listen to the birds and babbling brook. Let the energies of the Zen recharge your batteries.
Ideal for those who love nature and the great outdoors. Set up the BBQ next to the Koi pond and enjoy a supper lit by hundreds of twinkling solar lights.....MAGIC! …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
Bluebell Cottage is a comfortable, privately owned, modern property set within the grounds of an old Manor House. It is a delightful, well decorated, fully double glazed, compact thee bedroomed property. There is a flat screen tv/dvd combination with Freeview.
Many guests have said that the cottage is ideally situated for visiting and touring mid to west Cornwall. …see more
This beautiful self catering studio provides luxury accommodation for two. Lowena Studio is situated in St Ives and is only a 10 minute walk to the town, harbour and beaches. If you love modern, pure white surroundings and clean lines then our studio is just for you …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
Set in a quiet location with excellent transport links to the City Centre and Old Town within 10 minutes. The local area has superb cafes, pubs, supermarkets and lovely little individual shops. The apartment is equipped with everything to make your stay enjoyable. We have a Five star gold B&B in Edinburgh, Violet Bank House and apply the same standards to this apartment …see more
A beautifully renovated cottage, situated in a quiet lane in the countryside between Bath and Bristol . An ideal location for exploring both the surrounding countryside , coastal areas and the West Country. …see more
Sunny south facing newly refurbished 1 bedroom flat in Morningside. Free on street Parking. Ground Floor for easy access. Short journey to City Centre by Bus or Taxi. Ideal for couples or single visitors. Shops. Restaurants. Cinema. Theatres. Churches. Ski Slope. Golf. Morningside is a very popular residential area close to Edinburgh City Centre with a variety of amenities. …see more
A beautiful bohemian 1920's beachside retreat, lovingly restored to retain its simple charm without compromising on modern comforts. Sleeps 4. Nestled within the dunes, with stunning beach views. Hayle town is only a 20 min walk to shops and bars. …see more
2 bedroom cottage all on one level. Near Cheltenham with great views to the hills. Easy access. Comfortable. 4 star Visit Britain Rating. Staddlestones is well equipped spacious and comfortable. …see more
Beautiful apartment situated in a desirable and crime safe area with real Turkish, Chinese, Japanese restaurants all within 200 meters and in the same building a real true CATALONIAN restaurant " La Cueva del Tio Jesus" ( my daughter's paradise ).
Please note. Groups of young people ready to party at the apartment are not welcome . …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
If you like a City Break or country walking,it's ideal. The views from the Cotswold Way as you descend into the City give a breathtaking vista of Bath. It is also very close to excellent golf clubs,The Racecourse and The Bath Priory with its Spa and fine dining. The apartment has a kingsize bed. A third person can stay using a memory foam roll down bed . …see more
Charming, two storey, city centre Georgian penthouse, . Spiral, stone staircase, turret and many other quirky, original features. Modern open plan kitchen. Ensuite bathroom and large 2nd, luxury shower room. 50 in TV and 2nd, TV snug. Short walk to everything Packed with georgian character. Right in the centre of Bath. Few paces from the Star Inn, Bath's oldest pu …see more
This newly refurbished old style Spanish house is located approximately 100m from the sandy beaches of Oliva Nova.
Fabulouse views of the mediterranian from the roof terrace where you can dine Al Fresco and soak up the sun in a quite tranquil setting. …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
Fabulous luxury apartment in central Edinburgh. Large living room, 3 bedrooms, large dining kitchen, bathroom and separate shower-room. Very tastefully decorated and fully equipped. All bed linen and towels provided …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. 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
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.
Ivy Cottage is a warm, comfortable relaxing place to stay, located in a rural Somerset hamlet with all the benefits of country life. At the same time it is only 9 miles from the centre of the magnificent city of Bath and with in easy access to many local attractions. Changeover days are Friday and Monday. Any other day arrangements to collect the keys will be made with you. …see more
Stunning Cotswold stone Cottage built 250 years ago by The Duke of Beaufort on the edge of the picturesque quaint village of Castle Combe just one and a half hours drive from London. Surrounded by apple orchards and farmland the perfect place to escape for the weekend! The three bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms which is ideal for a family as no queuing in the morning! …see more
Approximately 2.9km from the centre of Bath and near the Kennet and Avon canal, the house is set amongst pretty countryside. With three bedrooms the house has been thoughtfully refurbished throughout, maintaining period features with a stylish contemporary interior. The house doesn't cater for babies / toddlers - please provide your own travel cot. NB no stairs safety bars …see more
Big Luxury Log Cabin, of 5 star quality, with pool, terrace for outside dining, mountain location yet within 20 minutes of 7 blue flaged beaches, 7 golf courses and waterparks, local spanish bars and restaurants, shops and markets. Low cost golf package is unbeatable. Real log cabin with over 100sm living area and covered terrace, log burner, large flat screen t/v and dvd. …see more
Granary Cottage is a comfortable and stylish cottage situated in the old courtyard of Ty Gwyn Farm. Stunning views and absolute peace and quiet yet only 2 miles from pretty Victorian Spa town. 2 ensuite bedrooms, beamed sitting room, full central heating and WiFi. Graded 4 stars. Dogs welcome. …see more
This unique Log Cabin is unusual because it is lovingly made by local craftsmen yet has all the latest technological
equipment ... special lighting, large screen SkyTelevison. It is in a very beautiful private woodland site, away from all the
modern stress of life. …see more
Camden Terrace is a luxurious serviced garden apartment located between Bristol's Harbourside & Clifton Village. This Georgian apartment has exquisite traditional features, contemporary décor & offers a spacious and private retreat. The perfect hub to explore Bristol. Minimum of 2 nights stay required at price set. For one night stays, please contact owner for a price
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
Private villa in Oliva Nova Golf with private swimming pool and garden, internet ADSL wifi free, Tv SAT, three bedrooms, kitchen, very quiet, large sports areas, golf course, equestrian, tennis courts, ressort, air conditioning, barbecue, microwawe, fridge, beach …see more