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.
Self-catering Spanish apartment in a quiet and small traditional white housing village. Front and back balconies with amazing views of the Turia River Canyon and the Chulilla muslim Castle.
Ideal for groups of climbers, hikers and families. …see more
Pick up from all London Airports can be arranged after booking. Free car parking area at all time! Quick access to bus stop and underground stations. Central London 20 to 50 min depends on location. 24/7 support from the host. Always the read full description. Thanks Should you require additional support towards your check in, please feel free to contact me via the site. …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
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
Tolroy Holiday Village - This superb holiday village, with communal grounds and gardens, has a licensed club with live entertainment, restaurant, bar snacks and take-away. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, plus a games room. (March-Oct only) Ideal for walking holidays with lots of lovely countryside to explore nearby. …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. Rare breed sheep graze our fields and our chickens provide you with free range eggs. …see more
The apartment offers a maximum capacity for 5 adults, one double bedroom, one single bedroom, lounge/dining room with a sofa bed for two people, open-plan kitchen, one full bathroom, second bathroom with toilet and handbasin. …see more
A charming house in the south of Valencia (Spain) near of the beach with of 4 bedrooms up to 8 guests with an strategic location and a privileged weather which enables to make diverse activities all year: running, cycling, hiking, golf, gastronomic and cultural tourism. …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
Two bedroomed bungalow on a family site, close to the best beaches in Europe. Disabled Parking. One assistance or one small dog welcome. Linen and all site amenities included.
Quality in Cornwall 2013 accredited - Approved by Cornwall's official Tourist Board. Ideally situated for all ages to explore and enjoy beautiful West Cornwall …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 to accommodate a 4th person. …see more
A romantic little 17th century cottage retaining many of its original features with the benefit of full central heating, en-suite shower room and modern kitchen. Quietly situated in its own enclosed garden, The Cottage is popular with dog owners and non-dog owners alike …see more
Romantic, cosy and private.
Fantastic walking, wild moorland and hills or peaceful country lanes and tracks - we are a stones throw from Glyndwr's Way and a couple of miles from Offa's Dyke.
Brilliant mountain biking and horse riding (bring your own)
A fabulous view Car free? we'll pick you up from the train if you prefer. Request in advance and I'll cook supper.
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
Perfect location in the heart of Edinburgh, suitable for small groups and families. Easy access to all Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Some pets are welcome - please check. Car not necessary but free secure car parking with the apartment. Nearest beach - 5 km. …see more
Set at the foot of the Epynt Mountains a few minutes walk from the village of Llangammarch Wells, this comfortable 200 year old cottage puts you at the heart of nature - you can enjoy walking, mountain biking, riding and a host of outdoor activities from the front door. Mid Wales gives you everything from majestic mountains and ancient monuments to extreme sports. …see more
The chalet is a Riverside Retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,but close to all amenities, (including an excellent butcher), easy access to many walks, easy driving through beautiful scenery to many outdoor pursuits, and national trust locations.
New for 2014 guests can pick their own fresh produce from the courtyard salad garden.
Luxury affordable self catering maisonette in St Ives (400m Porthmeor Beach) stunning sea views, private parking, large sun terrace with BBQ. 5mins walk to beach,Tate Gallery, Harbour, shops. Perfect getaway for families, friends or couples. Pets on request. WiFi 23 Steps up and on a hill. Will keep you fit but not suitable for anyone with breathing difficulties! …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
Amazing, light & bright 1 bedroom apartment in EDINBURGH with CASTLE VIEWS from the balcony - Perfect central location for exploring the city foot - Off the GRASSMARKET, in the heart of the Old Town Ideal for tourists - a home away from home in the midst of Edinburgh's major tourist attractions! …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
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
Wake up to nothing but birdsong, situated in the peaceful Pennant valley Fronlwyd was once a sheep and cow farm - you can still see reminders of its past around the property. Fully refurbished in 2012 the Old Stables date back 400 years. Set in four acres of meadows and woodland, with excellent walking and mountain biking closeby. …see more
Fabulously furnished luxurious and spacious apartment in El Born. This beautiful apartment was renovated in 2006 and stylishly furnished in July 2007 with cream leather furniture and silk cushions, natural woods and antiques with air con / central heating throughout. There is free wifi, a safety deposit box and all mod cons. 10 steps to the front door, …see more
On the doorstep of the Queens Park and the Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh university it is a short walk during Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe to the Pleasance, Speigal Tent, Potterow and Edinburgh Royal Mile with the Castle. One of the best areas for Fring Shops, restaurants, bars, sports facilities and near glorious parkland Parkside is a great place. …see more
Nestled in a valley between rolling hills and wildlife, Littlelonghouse is an idyllic romantic country getaway.
Set amongst six acres of newly planted woodland and wildflower meadows, explore the surrounding grounds,
enjoy exhilarating walks and be at one with nature. …see more
A stunning stone build 4 bed property in the quiet hamlet of Llanfrynach, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Recently renovated and Pet Friendly.
The property has a newly installed wood burner in the lounge.
4 star rated
The Workshop …see more
The Coach House is quiet and beautiful but within a few minutes walk of the High Street and all its amenities - shops, restaurants, pubs, spa, gym, Court Barn Museum, The Silk Mill, tennis courts, swimming pool and the bus stop. …see more
Appletree Cottage is detached and offers spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation for 5 guests + cot. It is situated in a quiet village location in the heart of the Cotswolds, approx 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. Many popular attractions within easy reach. …see more
The Padd is a stylish Cotswold stone self contained detached annexe in the grounds of the owners' traditional Cotswold stone house situated on the edge of the attractive village of Ampney Crucis. With views across open countryside the cottage enjoys a tranquil setting. Beds can be configured as 1 double and 1 King or 1 double with 2 singles. Travelcot available on request. …see more
Ideally situated Vineyard Cottage is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a weeks walking holiday, Set in beautiful countryside among narrow winding lanes there are many places of interest to visit and lots of country walks and trails in the surrounding areas. All rates include a welcome pack, luxury bed linen and fluffy towels, electricity and wood for the fire. …see more
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
For those wanting an active holiday there are many walks directly from the cottage, as well as the use of two mountain bikes. There is also tennis, golf, horseriding, fishing and sailing nearby. Alternatively you just might want to relax and take in the scenery. The cottage is very pet friendly and we do not limit the number of pets you can bring with you. …see more
Open and airy two bedroom chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle within St Ives Bay. Bedroom 1 with a double bed and Bedroom 2 containing two single beds. Changeover day is Saturday. Entry from 3pm but please vacate the chalet by 10am on the Saturday you leave. …see more
Gourmet delights, outdoor adventure, cultural gems, artistic abundance, historic interest, mooching, exploring and fascinating flora and fauna! A perfect base to explore Cornwall.
10 minutes to St Ives
5 minutes to Hayle
10 minutes to Godrevy One well behaved dog is welcome for an additional £15 per booking, but not on the furniture or in bedrooms …see more
The Cottage is in the Golden Valley within an area named Five Valleys. Fresh air, trees, wonderful walks, great nearby pub food, enticing interesting shopping, and historic houses. Complete with fireplace - wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, and all linen provided. "Cannot wait to go back" "Better than you can imagine!" "Thankyou for a lovely break, we intend to return." …see more
Granary Cottage is a cosy one bedroomed cottage with loads of character set in a quiet rural location with easy access to the beautiful Forest of Dean. Ideal for couples and perfect location for walking, mountain biking or visiting Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Cheltenham Ideal for couples - perfect location for walking, mountain biking or visiting Ross, Monmouth and Cheltenham …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
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
Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Upper Slaughter is one of England's most unspoilt and picturesque villages. In the heart of the village is Buckle Barn, a beautiful listed Cotswold Stone cottage offering luxury accommodation for two. …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