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.
Inside City&Beach!250€/week!History&Modern, City&Beach, Culture-Art&Tradition. All in one place-Valencia.Nice Flat, closed to the Center and the OldTown of Valencia,between Parque del Oeste (swimmingpool day&night), Biopark-Wild nature&animals and Parque de Cabecera. Subway&bus station 50m.Airport transport roundtrip 30€. Wi-Fi&Air co included in the property prices. …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
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
Rustic, Countryside, near to the City, but far enough for peace and quiet. Peaceful, tranquil beautiful views If you wish to stay more than two weeks, no problem, please contact us for our unbeatable price and services …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 Farmhouse with pool in the middle of the beautiful Burga vally between the olive trees, with a lot of privacy and magnificent views over the environment. The cottage is at 3 km from El Perelló and 9 km from the beach. Dogs are welcome! …see more
Steeped in History, Oozing Charm. Bourton Croft Cottage is built of local Cotswold stone under a traditional Cotswold stone roof and now boasts the ultimate in amenity and comfort. No expense has been spared in creating a wonderful Cotswold base and sanctuary. Location, Location. Location in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
Sun, sea, rest and space, can be found in El Perelló and its surroundings. Casita Uno is detached, with lots of privacy, fantastic views and pool. Dogs are welcome. Enjoy the real Spain with cheap terraces, friendly people, local markets, local products and fïesta's …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
Riad Linda is a British owned, beautiful riad, peacefully situated a few minutes walk from the lively souks and Djemma El Fna Square. Enjoy our lovely roof terrace, Bedouin tent, free breakfast, & free wi - fi. All rooms are en suite with air conditioning / heating. Riad Linda offers guests a haven of tranquility in a fantastic location with friendly staff & great service. …see more
The Old Corner Shop is situated in the centre of the village with the Church, two pubs, the river and shops all within a few yards of the front door. An ideal place to park up the car and just enjoy village life. An ideal location for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, playing golf or just relaxing. …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
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
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. Suitable for wheelchair users. Weekend and Short breaks. FREE Coarse fishing. Good mobile reception.
Short Breaks available all year except during school holidays, PLEASE REQUEST A QUOTE FOR BEST PRICES. …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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cotswold Hoburn Chalet Holiday - Golf, Fishing, Entertainment , Water Sports, Tennis, Walking.
The site has both a indoor swimming pool which is open all through the year and and an heated outdoor pool. …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 near the banks of the River Wye, it is the ideal place . …see more
Contemporary 3 Bedroom (All en-suite) Lodge at Waters Edge on Lake 10 . Huge open plan living area leads to Deck over the water .Situated on Cerney Wick Lane between the villages of South Cerney and Cerny Wick. There are hundreds of Lakes that have been turned from old gravel pits into Leisure facilities.eg Fishing. …see more
Newly renovated Surf chalet 2013. 400m from 3 miles of sandy beaches. Glorious views over St Ives Bay. If you enjoy surfing, bodyboarding, birdwatching, nature, wildlife, lack of crowds but still close to pubs & restaurants then Riviere Towans and Morwenna is for you! …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
Luxury penthouse apartment with fantastic lakeside views.
Spacious well equipped decking area perfect for relaxing. Please be aware that from July 2014 there will be some ongoing building works around Howells Mere. …see more
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
A spacious and well located family flat within a quiet street of West Kensington. The flat is within 3-5 minutes walking distance of three underground and train stations, Plenty of restaurants and shops. Ideal for business or friends groups. Very close to Olympia Exhibition Centre. Perfect location to explore London. …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
If you want to start a conversation locally, ask what the word 'Cotswolds' means. Everyone agrees that 'wolds' refers to 'hills' but after that, opinions are divided
Cosy cotswold cottage with stunning views across the Painswick valley. Idyllic setting for a perfect break. …see more
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
South of Brecon Beacons, about a mile away from Brecon National Park. with its good walking paths and midway between Brecon and Swansea with the Dan y Ogof Caves and Craig y Nos Castle with it's lovely grounds a short drive away and a bit further on the Black Mountains. * We really struggled to find a cottage on edge of Brecon Beacons before stumbling across this little gem JN …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 lovely property newly converted in located in Tibberton in the Forest of Dean near the market town of Newent and close to both Gloucester and Cheltenham. Visit England 4 star rating. A well behaved dog would be welcome but we would make an additional ten pounds per booking charge. …see more
Exclusive rental of this charming Riad full of traditional style and modern comforts. It is the fantastic position of this Riad in the most sought after district of the Medina that sets this house apart, all the ancient city has to offer within easy walking distance. The private plunge pool, large roof terrace and friendly staff ensure a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. …see more
Great rates available from January to December 2014 at £50 per night ( a stay must be a minimum of 3 nights).We are flexible on changeover days/checkout/check in timings subject to availability.
Ideal for a short weekend or midweek breaks - all utilities included.
. Adjacent garage available for safe and secure bike storage if required. …see more
Fully self-contained, large 4 berth 1st floor holiday apartment within a period house. Guests have their own parking area and all are welcomed to share the large 100 foot garden.
The owners live in their own separate accommodation and are hand if the need arises. …see more
New in 2012 - the Woodman is one of 4 cottages in a converted country inn located in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley and close to the Cambrian Mountains and the Élan Valley Cambrian Mountains, Elan Valley, Wye Valley Walk, cycle trails, birdwatching, canoeing, angling: all nearby. …see more
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
A self contained, two storey, holiday cottage with kitchenette and wetroom. Generously proportioned and immaculately furnished, the building is surrounded by a well appointed garden, with french doors opening onto an exclusive patio. Ideal for a couple and short breaks. This cottage is very comfortable, private and beautifully furnished with original art, and well situated. …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
200 yr old stone barn conversion set deep in Welsh hills, very quiet ideal for walking and rambling, sleeps up to 6.
Convenient for Hay-on-Wye festival, Builth Wells- Royal Welsh Show and Elan Valley for excellent hiking. …see more