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.
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
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
A period townhouse in a quiet street in the centre of Hay-on Wye. For keen walkers, gastropub food lovers or boutique shop browsers Hay-on Wye is the ideal town ! Situated at the foot of the Black Mountains and on the banks of the River Wye, it is the ideal place. …see more
A cosy character 3 bedroom (all ensuites) cottage on it's own private driveway, with nice views across the valley. Quiet and peaceful countryside. A lovely base for a relaxing "put your feet up" holiday OR getting out and about exploring Mid-Wales and beyond. …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
This charming one bedroomed Victorian cottage lies within five minutes walk from the centre of Hay. Ty Bychan is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing week/weekend exploring the town, or for those looking for a more active stay using it as a base to explore the mountains. King size bed. First log basket and scuttle of coal provided free. Outside seating and BBQ provided. …see more
The Cotswolds are designated as England's largest ANOB – as an area it's 100 miles north to south. Here in the South Cotswolds the area has a slightly wilder nature, especially in the five beautiful valleys around Stroud, Slad Valley is considered the most unspoilt. The house is surrounded by nature reserves, meadows, wild orchids, steep climbs and wonderful views. …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
Clodgy view is situated above Porthmeor Beach approximately 450 metres from the town and harbour. A first and second floor apartment with stunning sea views across Porthmeor Beach and the Island. This property is furnished in a contemporary style to a very high standard …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
Jasmine 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, a variety of pubs and restaurants 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
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
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
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. …see more
Traditional Cornish Cottage
Close to all beaches
Suitable for children
May consider pets - please enquire
Travel Cot available on request
Storage for Bikes, Surf Boards and Kayaks etc Stair's from lounge down to the lower deck are very steep and children need to be supervised. …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
A beautiful well equipped and furnished home ideal for families. Downstairs under floor heating, reception room with wood burning stove; second reception offers a double sofa bed. Upstairs; 2 double bedrooms one with ensuite, 2 twin and a family bathroom with spa bath. Fab showers! Loads of games and DVD's to entertain when you're not exploring. …see more
Self contained accommodation set in grounds of 500 yr old Grade 2 listed house. Open plan living area, double bedroom, shower rm, outside seating area. Located down quiet scenic country lane. Excellent base for exploring county, Racing, Shopping, Walking, Golf, Rugby Comfortably accommodates 2 people, Sofa bed can accommodate extra guests. Parking. Fab views. Very Scenic …see more
This delightful, newly constructed Log cabin 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
Lovely 1920's townhouse with fabulous sea views from every floor. 4 double bedrooms, large lounge, luxury kitchen, utility room, private parking for 4 cars, 2 bathrooms with showers, WiFi, short walk to Porthmeor beach. Restaurants only a 5 minute walk so leave the car! …see more
We are well place for the Cotswold and Gloucestershire Way. There are ample pubs and restaurants in the area to suit all tastes. Ideally situated for all the Cotswold towns and villages many NT properties, numerous gardens and Westonbirt and/Batsford Arboretums. Other local attractions include GWR Toddington, Sudeley Castle, Prescott Hill Climb & Cheltenham Racecourse …see more
Luxurious villa in the best residential area called Hivernage. Villa Diane is located within 3 mins walk of the best five-star hotels such as Mamounia Hotel, Four season and best restaurants. Villa Diane is an unique location with a large 2500m2 garden inside the city. Location , location , location .....
No car needed . Djemaa el Fna place : 6mn walking distance …see more
Near centre of village. Sleeps 5. All linen and towels provided. Private parking. Wifi. Owners live nearby, so are nearly always available. Very scenic part of Wales with lovely river, canal and mountain walks. Please always email for quote for stays of less than 7 days Weekend and mid-week 3 day breaks are available out of peak season. Well behaved dogs stay for free! …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. …see more
Designer 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom flat in Roca Llisa, by the Golf Course. Accommodates 4-6 guests and includes access to a large shared swimming pool with bar, and a gym with sauna. Very secure and relaxing area, not suitable for parties. …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
A perfect cottage for two to relax in comfort and enjoy peace and quiet after a busy day in the beautiful Forest of Dean. It is within walking distance of forest tracks, shops and pubs. Enclosed garden, utility room with bike storage and every convenience thought of. …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
Spain, Alcossebre, Las Fuentes, Los Gardenias ground floor sea view family holiday apartment with easy parking, air conditioning and all facilities required situated beside the national park and approx 300 yards from nearest secluded beach. The nearest beach is just a pleasant 300 yard stroll away. …see more
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
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
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 West Wing at Fronfraith Hall (near historic Montgomery) is a perfect setting for families of all sizes or couples for peaceful holidays, short stays and weekend breaks at anytime of the year. It is especially idyllic over the summer months & during Xmas/New Year
Dutch and German is spoken fluently. …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
Boundary Barn is a beautiful converted Cotswold stone barn in a quiet village location on the edge of the Cotswold water parks and 15 minutes drive from Cirencester. It sleeps 8+2 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 double and 2 twin with an extra 2 spaces available on a sofa bed. Nearby Cirencester allows for all your shopping and eating needs and the area has pubs and restaurants galor …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
Finest rooftop with whirlpool
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
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
Spacious quirky & airy studio with charming outlooks - historic City's liveliest & most cosmo' Carmen & attractions - direct 4min walk. Supermarkets 1-3min. Metro/tram 200m direct beaches15 & airport 45min. City centre's only free off-street public parking within 1 min. Cycle yourself fit! City's superb bike hire 2min. Stay connected throughout city with roaming WiFi options. …see more
2 bedroom cottage all on one level. Near Cheltenham with great views to the hills. Easy access. Comfortable and spacious with one twin and one double bedroom. Large sitting room with dining table. Full kitchen and large patio. Garden access. …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
Ideal apartment if you like a sight seeing City Break or walking holiday. The views from the Cotswold Way as you descend into the City give a breathtaking vista of Bath. It is also very close to two excellent golf clubs and Bath Race course. The apartment has a kingsize bed. A third person can stay using a memory foam roll down bed . …see more
B&B cabin retreat. romantic break, single travellers, swimming pool, wifi, bbq, Chulilla - Valencia's secret paradise, medieval village, canyon & Lagoons, hiking trails, fossils, tapas, cheap back packers, rock climbers, unique holiday, escape to the continent, a place Price is based on 2 people only. No room for travel cots or inflatable matteress to accommodate more family. …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
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
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
St Ives Bay View 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, restaurants and shops. …see more