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.
Lovely bed & breakfast in the centre of Bath.Luxurious & immaculate kingsize bedroom with private bathroom & private loo. Roll top bath,large shower & complimentary toiletries.Nespresso machine & all amenities for comfortable stay,Continental breakfast served in vault. We provide everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. …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
Lake house New England style Lodge property with 3 bedrooms
Leisure pool and soft play
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.
The flat is in a fantastic festival location. A gorgeous period property with many original features. It offers a spacious open plan layout which is ideal for larger groups and families. Facilities include a large TV with a DVD player and wireless broadband. …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
Lovely walking from the house, you can opt to walk along the River to Avoncliffe or walk on to Bath and return by train. There is a busy canal in the town, and small shops by the Tithe Barn and Saxon Church. Bradford is steeped in history and has charming architecture Number Ten sits on a pedestrian terrace, with no car access, parking is limited but possible. Good walking a …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
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
Edinburgh Luxury Apartment , high spec 4*. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private balcony with stunning sea views. Near city centre. Lift access and secure underground parking.Complimentry WI-FI . Sky TV . Rates from £14 pppn …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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Luxury new apartment 1 st line on the Marina with a view on the port and Dalt Villa . Totally renovated with all commodities, large sunny terrace with view, full equipped kitchen, perfect or 4 guest. Private free parking, large pool, garden , wifi and A/C. …see more
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
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
BATH Garden Apartment for 2-3 * On Site Parking * 15 min walk to central Bath
This self contained apartment is well equipped for a short stay. In a convenient location on the A36 and within walking distance of all the main sights.
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
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
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
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
FREE PARKING in the City Centre!! Modern Raised ground floor apartment, easy walk to theatres, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs. Perfect for city break, no taxis needed.
Well furnished, new bathroom and shower April 2014. …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
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
Stylish self-catering, 2 bedroom, second floor apartment located in central Cheltenham with private parking. Contemporary and luxurious interior with all the comforts of home. Ideal location for city breaks, shopping, Cheltenham Festivals and The Gold Cup. …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
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
Do you like to be at the Beach Side?
A superb spacious apartment in Ibiza directly at the sea front, with a sun terrace looking out on the bay of Cala san Vicente. Suitable for families, safe for children and surprisingly soothing! …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
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
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
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
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