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.
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 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
Tolroy Holiday Village - This superb holiday village, with communal grounds and gardens, has a licensed club with live entertainment, restaurant, bar snacks and take-away. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, plus a games room. (March-Oct only) Ideal for walking holidays with lots of lovely countryside to explore nearby. …see more
Pick up from all London Airports can be arranged after booking. Free car parking area at all time! Quick access to bus stop and underground stations. Central London 20 to 50 min depends on location. 24/7 support from the host. Always the read full description. Thanks Should you require additional support towards your check in, please feel free to contact me via the site. …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
Traditional Edinburgh flat with superb views towards one of Edinburgh's seven hills. Recently modernised, double glazed with gas central heating offering a cosy retreat to relax in after exploring this beautiful city. In walking distance to city centre. Welcome Pack. …see more
This boutique studio apartment - featured in the Beautiful Homes magazine - is located on the ground floor of a tower in an historic old school, with spectacular views over Holyrood Park and cliffs of Salisbury Crags, which lead up to the famous peak of Arthur's Seat. In a prime location near the old town, with free private parking and wifi. …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
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
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
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 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 to accommodate a 4th person. …see more
Delightful mews property in the Morningside area of Edinburgh, only 30 minutes by bus to the city centre. Fantastic location for friends and families to stay. Excellent walks close by and an amazing range of shops and restaurants. …see more
Perfect location in the heart of Edinburgh, suitable for small groups and families. Easy access to all Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Some pets are welcome - please check. Car not necessary but free secure car parking with the apartment. Nearest beach - 5 km. …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
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
Located on the historic and beautiful Royal Mile this 1 bed apartment offers fantastic views of the castle and the fabulous architecture of the old town. Situated on Scotlands most famous street, the historic and cultural attractions are literary on your door step 1 Upper Bow is one of the most photographed buildings on the Royal Mile …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
Beautiful 2 bedroom Apartment. Sleeps 6 in 1 double bedroom, 1 twin and 1 double sofabed in lounge. Third floor, period features, spacious kitchen, bright living room, Wifi available. Ideal location, only 10 minutes from main Festival venues. No smoking no pets. …see more
Lovely 3rd floor apartment located on Grindlay Street, sleeps 8, right in middle of the city centre and only 5 minute walk from Princes Street and Royal Mile. Non-smoking, free WiFi. Large walk-in shower room. Ideal place to relax after a busy day. Close to airport bus. …see more
2 Bedroom (sleeps 5,fold away guest bed, plus cot) listed granite fishermans cottage on cobbled street near Porthmeor Beach.1 minute from the harbour,restaurants and galleries.Refurbished in 2013, bedding, towels included, Wifi, Smart TV, free Netflix, great location. SEPTEMBER festival ? Special rates. Consistently great reviews from our guests …see more
On the doorstep of the Queens Park and the Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh university it is a short walk during Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe to the Pleasance, Speigal Tent, Potterow and Edinburgh Royal Mile with the Castle. One of the best areas for Fring Shops, restaurants, bars, sports facilities and near glorious parkland Parkside is a great place. …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
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
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
Lake house New England style Lodge property with 3 bedrooms
Leisure pool and soft play
Open and airy two bedroom chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle within St Ives Bay. Bedroom 1 with a double bed and Bedroom 2 containing two single beds. Changeover day is Saturday. Entry from 3pm but please vacate the chalet by 10am on the Saturday you leave. …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 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
The Cottage is in the Golden Valley within an area named Five Valleys. Fresh air, trees, wonderful walks, great nearby pub food, enticing interesting shopping, and historic houses. Complete with fireplace - wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, and all linen provided. "Cannot wait to go back" "Better than you can imagine!" "Thankyou for a lovely break, we intend to return." …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
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
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
Elegant Edinburgh self catering apartment, A listed building and charming Georgian street. Immaculately presented with fine cornices, chandeliers, decorative panelling and working shutters. Quiet location 200 yds from The Playhouse, Tram and bustle of the East End.
The apartment can accommodate 3 people and an additional charge of £30 per night is applicable. …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
A very spacious studio your home away from home in one Londons quaintest neighborhoods. very close to the city and transport links (Kings Cross/St.Pancras/Eurostar 15 mins). Many Cafes and Restaurants nearby. With Londons prettiest and most diverse parks too! …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
Stylish Period Property very close to Edinburgh City Centre. Fully modernised with all amenities including wifi and cable TV. Situated just off Broughton Street which hosts a great selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Supermarket within walking distance. Check in time is 2pm on day of arrival unless an earlier time has been agreed. Check out time is 11am. …see more
1 Bedroom Apartment in the attic of one of the two old charity poorhouses of Edinburgh's Old Town. Beautiful city skyline views to the Castle and to Calton Hill - beautful at night. Wonderfully located right in the Old Town. Walking distance to all the main tourist sites. …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