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.
Charming barn conversion in beautiful peaceful location. Perfect base from which to explore the Forest of Dean, Wye valley and surrounding area. Comfortable accommodation sleeps up to 6. Walk straight from the cottage on a vast network of footpaths. Visit Tintern Abbey, Chepstow and Raglan Castles, Clearwell Caves, Symonds Yat. Walk, cycle, canoe, relax! …see more
Enjoy relaxing on Barcelona hills being at 25 minutes from the city centre. Days and nights at the romantic terrace to which you can access from your living room, are really magic. Have the pleasure of swimming over Barcelona in the summer days. …see more
The property is a modern 2 bedroom, ground floor apartment in a quiet residential area of Tetbury, only 10 minutes' walk from the town centre. Inside the styling is luxurious, contemporary and comfortable, making this the ideal home away from home to relax in.
Penthouse Apartment on the beachside Oliva Nova resort. Huge roof terrace overlooking the golf course and the sea. All new fittings in 2013, air conditioning, underground parking, and outdoor and indoor pools. Overlooking golf course, 2 minutes to the equestrian centre …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
With its wonderful views over a mature lake.. Ideal for couples, Kingfisher is a spacious, en-suite apartment within the Lakeview Holidays Courtyard Complex, near Fairford and part of the Cotswold water park. …see more
at 2 minutes walking the shoping center Aqua and the Corte Ingles
at 15 minutes walking the beach
the AGORA and the OCEANOGRAPHIC 5 minutes walking
The SCIENCIES MUSEUM AND THE HEMISFERIC 10minutes walking
The HISTORICAL CENTER at 15 minutes by bus …see more
Stunning newly renovated 5 star Cotswold Stone Cottage nestled in a beautiful valley between the village of Edge and the picturesque town of Painswick. Aga, Wood Burning Stove, beautiful private gardens and peaceful, idyllic location make Washbrook a home from home. …see more
BOBTAIL is positioned in a quiet area. Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park is an ideal place to spend a relaxing break..
Suitable for persons with restricted mobility accept for 4 steps to Caravan. Ideal for Nature lovers, Bring your CAMERA and BINOCULARS & ENJOY. FREE Entertainment Passes & Fishing. Sorry, Bobtail is NOT available from November to March. …see more
Renovated secluded retreat with stunning mountain views sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, bird watching and more importantly relaxing. Plenty of facilities to suit all ages in the area. Private garden and bbq. Log burner. Walking distance to pub. Boys - 3 golf courses nearby, all within 15 miles.
Girls - Luxury Spa within 8 miles.
Free Wi-Fi …see more
Sleeps 8+, detached, 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, garden with BBQ terrace,outstanding position with views,ideal for families and groups. The village has 2 supermarkets 7am -9pm opening, 2 pubs/ restaurants in easy walking distance. Footpaths start at the end of the drive. Guilsfield is 3 miles from Welshpool. Steam Railway,Leisure Centre, Powis Castle, Offa's Dyke walks nearby …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
The apartment is beautifullly furnished and ideal for self-catering. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer. There is a big sofa in the front room for relaxing and a terrace. The bedrooms are each en-suite with shower facilities. Ibiza has mild winters and with a summer season from May to October. …see more
This gorgeous and luxurious ground floor apartment offers spacious rooms and a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. Located in a highly sought after area, this quietly located cul du sac property, a wonderful base for holiday makers. It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. The apartment has off-road parking. …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. 3/4 night breaks, rates at bottom of price panel. Welcome pack including our hens eggs. …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
An authentic and harmonious environment, in a classic Mediterranean village in Valencia region.
Peace, space, privacy, nature, in short, a set of sensations. An authentic and harmonious environment, in a classic Mediterranean village in Valencia region.
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
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
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.
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
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
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)
The apartment is in the Gothic quarter which is a great neighbourhood with a mix of old and new. Its narrow streets create a labyrinth where you can easily get lost and feel the atmosphere of the city. The Gothic quarter has many peaceful squares (placas) where you can …see more
4* former cider making farmhouse , sleeps 8 + 2 babies. 2 bathrooms.Enclosed gardens. Pets welcome free.
Wealth of character. Idyllic gardens. pet friendly. baby and toddler friendly. Ideal for family or friends. Walker & Cyclists welcome.
Exclusive, spacious and cozy apartment near the beach with a unique design, located in the charming Barrio del Born, which can accommodate up to 5 people. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and also features: high-speed Internet, wifi, Apple TV, and Nintendo Wii. There is a public parking less then a minute away walking from the apartment. …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
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
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
Overlooking the fantastic championship golf course to the front and the quiet pool area to the rear, just a short walk from the beach, hotel and clubhouse. Free WIFI broadband internet access is situated within the apartment! The apartment also offers FREE unlimited broadband! …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
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
Badgers End Cottage is set in unique grounds of Scowles (ancient limestone formations), woods and pasture. It is beamed, with original fireplace (with wood burner), but equipped with modern facilities for comfort and Old World charm.. …see more
Recently renovated converted stone barn with stunning views. Set within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Royal Forest of Dean and South Wales. For further information please see our website: www.wibdonbarn.com
In the heart of the Cotswolds, tucked away in the sleepy village of Kineton, this quality, secluded, one - bedroom, apartment is set in beautiful gardens surrounded by stunning scenery, literally on your doorstep. Hungry or thirsty - it's 5 mins walk to the village pub. Come and explore nearby villages with their famous 'honey-coloured' stone cottages, quaint pubs and shops. …see more
Beautifully presented and newly refurbished Victorian terraced cottage sleeping 6 which is situated just a few minutes walk from Portobello Beach and local pubs/restaurants as well as being within easy reach of Edinburgh City Centre and Leith Shore amenities. This is a home away from home boasting all modern amenities plus a fully enclosed garden and log fires. …see more
The chalet is a Riverside Retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,but close to all amenities, easy access to many walks, easy driving through beautiful scenery to many outdoor pursuits, and National Trust locations.
New Llangynog Mountain Bike Park 4Km New for 2014 guests can pick their own fresh produce from the courtyard salad garden.
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 cosy character 3 bedroom (all ensuites) cottage on it's own private driveway, with nice views across the valley. Quiet and peaceful countryside. A lovely base for a relaxing "put your feet up" holiday OR getting out and about exploring Mid-Wales and beyond. …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 on the banks of the River Wye, it is the ideal place. …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