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.
Luxury high spec 4* apartment in Edinburgh , Large 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment, excellent transport links, this Waterfront Apartment is modern, stylish and contemporary way to make the best of your stay in Edinburgh. free parking wifi also included free of charge …see more
Honeysuckle Cottage - The Forest of Dean. Luxury holiday cottage, sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms; 2 ensuite shower rooms; large garden. Electricity, towels and bedding and WiFi included . Family friendly, pets very welcome by arrangement. Free unlimited WiFi; washer/drier; dishwasher; BBQ; garden, under floor CH; wood burner and more …see more
AA 3 Star. Bobby's Nook is a purposely converted cosy, comfy, well equipped ground floor holiday apartment for just the two of you. Fantastic views and sunsets. Free WiFi+welcome pack incl milk+fresh eggs. On site parking. Fab walk-in shower. Walking distance pub. Great place to cycle, walk, relax or explore the Cotswolds, Stroud Valleys and the Cotswold Way. Bath, Oxford etc …see more
Visit Britain four star graded C17th cottage,luxury king size bed, woodburning stove, rural views, charming courtyard garden with bbq, modern shower room with large shower, well equipped kitchen with condiments included, welcome tray including local and homemade produce Charming country pub, restaurant and village shop all within a 20 minute walk.
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
Enjoying an elevated position on the edge of the pretty market town of Wotton-under-Edge, which is on the Cotswold Way walking route, stunning views are provided from the south-facing bedroom, with scenes that appear to change from day to day and from season to season. …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. Ideal base to combine THE HAY FESTIVAL starting 23rd May 2014 with walks in the Beacons …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
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
FREE on site PARKING at this GROUND FLOOR modern CENTRAL apartment in a superb location, only 5 minutes walk to Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat. Free Wi-Fi and a welcome pack is also included in this stylish and warm apartment. Reliable strong Wi-Fi signal. Flexible early check in and late check out times sometimes available, just ask …see more
Genuine City Centre location, at the rear (quiet) of a refurbished 19th Century Schoolhouse. Close to The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 2mins away from amenities/restaurants/bars.
- Wi-fi in flat - Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & travel cot (on request)
- HL photos:Nov13 …see more
Central location, on the 2nd floor of a traditional Scottish tenement building, benefiting from FREE PARKING. Close to Arthur's seat, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 5mins away from amenities. Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & travel cot (on request) - HL photos:Jan14 …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
Beautiful designer loft-apartment up to 4 people with a great value for money, located in the city center. Very well connected with the most important tourist spots in Barcelona, as well as Plaza España (trade fairs/shows centers) . …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 suitable for a child. …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
Stunning Cotswold stone Cottage built 250 years ago by The Duke of Beaufort on the edge of the picturesque quaint village of Castle Combe just one and a half hours drive from London. Surrounded by apple orchards and farmland the perfect place to escape for the weekend! The three bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms which is ideal for a family as no queuing in the morning! …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
Set in a stunning lakeside position Heron is a new detatched Lakeside Cotswold Stone built house with a wonderful views and private decking running out over the picturesque lake,it is the Premier Property at Lakeview Holidays. Awarded an AA 4 Star rating. …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.
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
5 Star Self Catering Accommodation
Located in the heart of beautiful Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings. …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
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
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
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
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
NEW LISTED Modern contemporary two bedroom self catering apartment with stunning balcony sea views. Next to Ocean Terminal, home of Royal Yacht Britannia, and vibrant bar cafe and restaurant Shore area of Leith with easy quick transport links to the centre of Edinburgh …see more
The fully equipped kitchen has an eye level cooker with separate hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and toaster. There is a small freezer in the hallway. Comfortable seating is provided in the living area, together with TV/DVD and WIFI. Guests have the use of part of the garden, which includes a patio with seating. …see more
Calcamper is a family owned business run from Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain. We do this because we love it and enjoy working on it everyday; we are not a large impersonal operation and we think this is what makes us unique. …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.
Self Catering Accommodation in Carbis Bay near St Ives, Cornwall.Large detached family home enjoying spectacular sea views, just 300m walk through a wooded valley to the beautiful sandy beach of Carbis Bay. Located on a quiet footpath away from main road and traffic …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
Grade II listed character cottage in the heart of a historic market town, featuring a stunning kitchen diner with breakfast bar, large fridge freezer and walk-in larder. Shops, award-winning eateries and spectacular scenery virtually on the doorstep. SPECIAL OFFER! South facing garden.
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
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
Salisbury Luxury Cottage for Two. Set within over 1,000 acres of beautiful woodlands - in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Just completed and fitted with luxury, contemporary elegant fittings throughout. Salisbury Romsey. Sleeps Two. Remote. Idyllic. We welcome one well behaved dog. …see more