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.
Idyllic 17th century farmhouse cottage, black & white, peaceful and private.
Sleeps 8+. Beautiful gardens, surrounded by wonderful countryside and wildlife.
Perfect for day trips: hiking in Snowdonia, visit castles, beaches, mansions and gardens, famous walking trails …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
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
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
A stylish two bedroomed duplex apartment superbly arranged over the second and third floors of a beautifully modernised building in the heart of historic Bloomsbury in central London. Ample living space and very quiet location. An amazing split level apartment located just minutes from Holborn, Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road. …see more
A tranquil and well-appointed luxury log cabin with views across the Cotswolds yet with easy access to London and the A40, Coomb Cottage is the perfect country getaway for walking, touring, biking or just soaking up the sunsets and recharging the batteries. …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
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
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
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
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
Ramblers Rest is perfect for a break in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Grade II listed, this self catering cottage nestles in the oldest street in Crickhowell, and is only 2 minutes walk from the River Usk, famous for its excellent fishing and wildlife. The cottage is centrally heated and offers well appointed accommodation.
***SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE* …see more
Cider press cottage is perfect for holiday makers who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience the natural beauty of the Royal Forest of Dean. From walking enthusiasts with dogs to those who require a somewhere with easy access our holiday home is the perfect retreat. …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
Idyllic cottage nestled in the rolling welsh countryside. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and relish the joy of unwinding from the stresses of modern day living.
Rural bliss, but not totally isolated, as facilities and transport are all nearby. …see more
Fantastic holiday or short break destination. Machynlleth is full of charming cafés and tea rooms. There are pubs,restaurants, takeaways , a stunning park and leisure centre and it's surrounded by beautiful countryside so it's perfect for families, walkers and cyclists. …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
Wheelwright Cottage 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
Two-bedroom wing of 17th Century former farmhouse near Bath. Spacious, centrally heated accommodation offers high quality, comfortable, modern facilities combined with period features, including inglenook fireplace. Both bedrooms en-suite. Private garden and parking. Can be booked with The Bungalow (Property No 370259), which sleeps 2 people, for slightly larger parties. …see more
Self contained wing of a farmhouse in the idyllic hamlet of Joyford, set in grounds of 10 acres. Enjoy the hot tub. Direct access to the Forest, great for walkers / cyclists. Ideal base for exploring or for unwinding. Good pub - 5 minute walk. Baby / toddler friendly. Hot tub …see more
The apartment is in the Eixample district of Barcelona, with its octagonal blocks of houses and wonderful modernist buildings, but it is also next to the colorful neighborhood of Gràcia. Most of Barcelona's sightseeing places can be reached walking from there. Bed and bath linen provided.
Some kitchen basics (as oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee...) provided. …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
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A beautiful conversion of this Listed former Chapel with easy access to Bath and Bristol, providing 5 star accommodation for upto 4 guests, with good pubs and restaurants 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
Spacious lodge on an exceptionally quiet park nestled in the green hills of Mid Wales with many local attractions. An ideal getaway for couples and families who love the great outdoors or escaping the hustle and bustle of busy life …see more
Unique apartment situated on ground floor level, exceptional location within a complex complete with pools. Breathtaking 180 degree vista of the sea and forward terrace position ensures seclusion.
By staying in our Bath apartments you will discover great value when compared to a city centre hotel, and enjoy the additional benefit of a luxurious living room and privacy to relax and enjoy your holiday. There are many great attractions on the door-step in Bath, and …see more
3 En-suite double Bedroom eco friendly house with WiFi Sky TV with Movies and Sports , wood stove, underfloor heating to all rooms heat pump an ideal location, Mountain Biking, Walking, Golf, Canoeing, Caving, climbing and relaxing. Just across the road from the forest With 3 double en-suite bedrooms Ellis Lodge is ideal for friends to just relax or take to the great outdoors …see more
The Fron is a fully equipped holiday cottage, set in a peaceful location with wonderful views, in the Radnor Forest, in Welsh border country. It is situated at the end of a narrow lane in the beautiful Radnor Forest, in the Welsh border country near Presteigne. …see more
A new apartment in a convenient location within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard. Easy walk into town for a takeaway or a few groceries. Ideal for 2-3. Would suit 2-3 adults or a small family comfortably (sofabed in the sitting room for a 4th person) …see more
At Crooked End Farm we grow a delicious range of organic vegetables , and our eggs and lamb are famous across the Forest. Make use of our on-site farm shop and cafe to stock up these and other delicious local produce. Flexible changeover!
Hot water and heating are supplied by a solar thermal and biomass system, electricity by solar PV. …see more
Brocklebank Cottage- a beautiful and traditional cosy self catering cottage ideally suited for families located right in the centre of Hay-on-Wye on the one of the prettiest roads in this enchanting town. …see more
A stunning, bespoke, luxury, apartment with fabulous sea views, parking & own enclosed garden. Located in a pretty & quiet area of Carbis Bay just a few minutes walk from the white sands of Carbis Bay beach, it provides special escape for couples & smaller families. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach or an energetic mix adventure there is something here for you! …see more
Over looking Llangynidr Bridge, between the Brecon Beacons and The Black Mountains, our award winning accommodation provides all you need for a comfortable and relaxing break. Ideally situated in The National Park and close to a shop and two pubs serving good food More information and testimonials from previous guests can be seen on our website www.penlan-bach.co.uk …see more
Abbotsleigh Cottage is a stylish contemporary apartment within a Regency country house. Set in beautiful tranquil gardens with stunning views, just outside the World Heritage City of Bath. This historic village has a great shop, cafe and country pub by the river. Private parking space. Wood burning stove and all you need for a very comfortable stay. …see more
4 Star Gold Award, self-catering for peace and quiet, 12 mins centre, newly renovated, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels, fully equipped kitchen, private terrace,
2 local gastropubs, birdwatching, wildlife observing, lovely walks, wonderful views, golf Fly fishing, hawk walks, riding, golf, cycling in 15 mins
We pride ourselves on quality accommodation …see more
A beautiful Victorian apartment with original period features, free on street parking. Amazing views of Edinburgh Castle, 1.5 miles from Princes Street and ideally located for all the trendy bars, shops and restaurants of the city. A single camp bed is available for use foif required. Complimentary tea, coffee and condiments are provided. …see more
Excellent location for Cheltenham races, festivals and exploring the Cotswolds in general.
Very good location for walkers.
Very new apartment with - yes - two hills view! Children? Contact us.
Stunning location on the banks of the river Irfon and close enough to stroll to the rural market town of Builth Wells with shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, cinema, 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Ideal for leisure, walking, fishing, cycling and golfing breaks. Totally refurbished kitchen area for 2014 …see more
Centrally located right down-town, simply step outside the door into the heart of the Gothic Quarter. A 15 minute walk to Barceloneta beach and a mere 2 minute stroll to the famous Las Ramblas brimming with cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. A short walk away is Plaça Catalunya, the place to pick up the Barcelona Airport Bus and the open-top bus. …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
4 Kensington Court. High quality accommodation is located on the London Road,10 minutes from the city center, restaurants and shops. Close by is the shopping heaven that is Walcot Street. Within walking distance is the fantastic scenery of Bath Abbey and Parade Gardens …see more
Spacious,quirky, lofty 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
Luxury, Five Star Gold self catering apartment with beautiful seaviews, private reserved parking, only a few hundred meters to one of the most beautiful beaches in the South West. A wonderfully original welcome hamper to greet you. A welcome hamper containing Cornish goodies on arrival. …see more