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.
Top quality accommodation for up to 4 in the popular Stroud valley town of Nailsworth. Ideal for two adults. Two additional guests can be accommodated on the double sofa bed in the living room area. The Retreat has a rural feel but the town centre is a 5 min walk away. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing all that Nailsworth and its surroundings have to offer. …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
Gypsy's Loft is a brand 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
This brand 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
Recently renovated converted stone barn with stunning views. Set within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Royal Forest of Dean and South Wales. For further information please see our website: www.wibdonbarn.com
A detached Cotswold-stone cottage offering high-end accommodation for two in the beautiful hamlet of Upper Slaughter. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside it's perfectly positioned for lovebirds looking for a romantic sophisticated break away.
Ideal retreat for an autumn break, woodburner, underfloor heating, beautiful walks right from the doorstep …see more
2 double bedroom country cottage - sleeps maximum of 6
Large private gardens
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining area seats 6
Large lounge with vaulted ceiling / exposed beams
Hammock / BBQ / fire pit
Good dogs welcome
River Wye private fishing
Close to Hay on Wye …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
Caravan in the Cotswold Water Park. Great family holiday on a holiday park with all the facilities a family needs. Indoor and outdoor heated pool. Fishing, cycling, golf, childrens play area.And a clubhouse with entertainment. Great for the whole family
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
Llangynidr is a pretty Welsh village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Horseriding, cycling, hill walking or hire a boat for the day, all within easy reach. BBQ on the patio overlooking river Usk and mountains or stroll to the local pub, 2 mins away. Market towns of Brecon 9 miles, Crickhowell 4 miles, Abergavenny 12 miles away. …see more
Rural holiday villa with private pool, ideal for peace, quiet, relaxation, walking and cycling. Furnished with all that is needed for modern day living whilst keeping its traditional Spanish feel. Private pool 6m x 4m and ample sunbathing, BBQ area & Paella house.
Fully equipped kitchen, family bathroom bath/shower and lounge with log burner, English & Spanish TV, WIFI. …see more
Trout fishing walking distance Sea Fishing in St. Ives Bay & Penzance
Lands End - Eden Project - St Michaels Mount - Minack open air Theatre - St.Ives Tate gallery -
Only 10 mins away Beatuiful walks along the coastal paths managed by the National Trust - Bird watchers
The porch leads to the cosy
with inglenook fireplace,
wood-burner …see more
An exceptional and beautiful Cotswold cottage. With both spacious accommodation and an extensive garden in a very peaceful hilltop location,
Lyncroft provides an excellent centre for walking holidays. All of the the Cotswolds can be easily reached by car. …see more
Renovated secluded retreat with stunning mountain views sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, bird watching and more importantly relaxing. Plenty of facilities to suit all ages in the area. Private garden and bbq. Log burner. Walking distance to pub. Boys - 3 golf courses nearby, all within 15 miles.
Girls - Luxury Spa within 8 miles.
Free Wi-Fi …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
Beautiful 2nd floor modern apartment in city centre, only 10 minutes from Princes Street. Sleeps 6. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, lift access and balcony. Pets welcome. Free Internet access. Open all year. Ideal for families and groups. …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
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
The Bullshed is our smallest property, suitable for a couple and perhaps another person on a sofa bed in the living room. Well equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player, it also has a separate kitchen with all the mod cons. Please be aware the bathroom is only accessed via the main bedroom. …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
This is a very special place to me. I sadly only get to spend 5-6 nights a month here but despite living in my apartment in the USA way more than here, this feels much more like 'home'. A very special sanctuary in my home country...and for those 5-6 days.... .a welcome escape. Please feel free to message me should you have any questions or want any more pictures. …see more
Situated in the village of Longborough in a convenient location between Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh, the Annex is set in the grounds of our Rectory home on the edge of the village having two pubs, Longborough Village Shop & Cafe within easy walking distance. …see more
Stylish Apartment located directly on beautiful sandy beach in centre of town. Antique french crystal wall lights alongside Alessi accessories. Ocean crashing against the house - views over the bay - seals and dolphins outside window. Sleeps 2/3- ideal for couples! Fully equipped for a memorable holiday in award winning seaside town! Free Wi-Fi. Parking available. …see more
Elvin's cottage is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage situated on 35 acres of beautiful countryside in the rural town of Presteigne with plenty of exciting places to explore including the famous Offa's Dyke, Élan valley, Rhayader, Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons. …see more
The apartment is ideally situated, being a 15 minutes walk to Cheltenham Spa station and a 5 minute walk to the bars, restaurants, shops and pubs of Montpellier. Within 10 minutes you have the Everyman Theatre and The Promenade.
Ideal for corporate & short term lets
Strictly no smoking and no pets
Unsuitable for the elderly & infirm …see more
Amber Cottage is a 4 Star, well equipped, comfortable cottage situated in the Cotswolds, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Plenty of activities in the local area and 15 minutes by road from both Cheltenham and Gloucester. " Lovely cottage, lovely welcome. Great location and perfect for the children too. " Graham & Jill. Kent. …see more
Hope Cottage is a charming 18th Century detached property in a quiet, picturesque village, perfect for a romantic getaway. Its private garden is tranquil on sunny days, while the wood-burner keeps out the winter chills, and a cosy local pub is just two minutes walk away Perfect for a romantic break or a walking holiday in the beautiful south Cotswolds …see more
The Annex 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
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
Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Stockbridge. Established residential area less than one mile north of Edinburgh's City Centre and the famous Princes Street. Situated within the historical Stockbridge Colonies. The apartment retains the original features. Please note there are no reviews for this property as it is new to the market. …see more
A warm welcome awaits guests in this very well appointed bungalow. There is also a small craft gallery at Lower Church Farmhouse, called Gallery 44, showcasing individual, handmade work from local artists and makers. …see more
The Bank is a large beautifully furnished apartment on two floors that sleeps up to six. Perfectly positioned as a base to enjoy St Ives without using your car, a short stroll to any of St Ives five beaches, resturants and shops. …see more
CAN TAPIR IBIZA - Lovely House
Our guest house has 2 bedrooms, a living room with american style kitchen, a bathroom, a guest-toilet + a dining room
The transfer from the airport is up to 4 persons and a booking at least one week in the price included.
first and second beaches 5 min. by car, 10 min by bicycle, 15 min. by feet, it´s called Playa Bella or Pinet …see more
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
A pretty, cosy, warm, comfortable, light and above all practical, fully functioning first floor family flat in London W10 in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Redecorated in 2012 throughout. 3 comfortable double bed bedrooms (sleeps 6). Very accessible. Please give Damage Deposit £250 cash to Saskia on check in, returned on check out if no damage has occured …see more
B&B - ideal cabin retreat. romantic break, single travellers, swimming pool, wifi, bbq, discover Chulilla - Valencia's secret paradise, medieval village, canyon & Lagoons, hiking trails, fossils, tapas, cheap back packers, rock climbers, unique holiday Price is based on 2 people only. No room for travel cots or inflatable matteress to accommodate more family. …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
Our self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh, Royal Park Terrace boasts uninterrupted views of Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park from the sitting room window! Come and enjoy our excellent accommodation in Edinburgh. Free Internet Wi-Fi access and free on-street parking. Excellent accommodation overlooking Holyrood Park - 10/15 minutes walk to the Royal Mile.
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
Their own little orchard garden, with a pretty view across the valley towards the saxon church. Park right outside your door. We can hire bicycles too, for anyone who wants to cycle to Bath or Bristol on the cycle track that is very close.
As much or as little as they …see more
The Malthouse a luxurious property set in the picturesque village of Frampton on Severn that boasts the longest village green in England.
A few minutes walk from the Gloucester Canal and the banks of the Severn Estuary with stunning walks and breathtaking sunsets. …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