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The top summer festivals (14535)

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.


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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway location in Edinburgh” Perfect homely flat for exploring Edinburgh. Well kept, clean and well equipped. Excellent location on the Royal mile for exploring the city. Really helpful information book full of tips on what to do and where t
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from £85 / night

£550 - £1020 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Very Good 

22

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g
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from £36 / night

£246 - £515 / week

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from £36 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Nou

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Location - Everything Included” This is a great value-for-money apartment, in the old Barcelona Olympic Village. The apartment is pristine and very modern, with absolutely everything included Air Conditioning, Iron etc., dishwasher, washing mach
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from £64 / night

£442 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

Ibiza / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£853 / week

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from £122 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cala Jondal

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia / Cala Jondal

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £757 / night

£5295 / week

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from £757 / night

(5) Excellent 

26

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nuestra Senora de Jesus

Ibiza / Nuestra Senora de Jesus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Stunning Villa” Great villa in an amazing location, quiet and relaxing. Only a 5 minute drive to Jesus for provisions or 10 minutes to the outskirts of Ibiza town and larger supermarkets. 15 minutes will get you to the Marina in Ibiza t
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from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(47) Excellent 

22

Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(14) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £84 / night

£583 / week

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from £84 / night

(50) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Warm welcome to perfect apartment, highly recomended” This was a fabulous apartment in a perfect location, The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful to ensure that we enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh
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from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Sant Rafael holiday villa rental

Sant Rafael / Santa Ines

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday” Lovely villa with everything you need. Three bedrooms and enought space for six. Nice outdoor and Lovely decoration. Car is essential but only a short drive to some nice beaches and restaurants. Excellent comunication with Thomas who
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from £253 / night

£1765 / week

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from £253 / night

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Holiday apartment in Cala Vadella

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday home in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Comfortable, spacious and well-located.” This place was brilliant! It had all the little extras that makes it feel like a home away from home - tea, sugar, olive oil, iron, washing machine, toiletries!!! The house is beautiful and spacious and it was
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from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £170 / night

£1300 - £2950 / week

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from £170 / night

(45) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
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from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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from £220 / night

(1) Very Good 

22

Holiday penthouse in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Fitzrovia

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in good location, rooftop terrace, would stay again” Enjoyable stay, nice clean apartment, exceptional service by the letting agent, this rooftop apartment is ideally located for tube, Oxford/Regent Street, with many local eating rest
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Bathford

Bath / Bathford

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Very homely and cosy” On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my son was more into music! Glad
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from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Very Good 

23

Home rental in South East London

London / South East London

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location, comfy base” Stayed over the weekend as a pre- Christmas break and really enjoyed the use of the house. Great location to access central London. The house is very comfortable and with two bathrooms was a real home from home. Will defini
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from £275 / night

£1925 - £2205 / week

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from £275 / night

49

Sant Antoni de Portmany holiday villa accommodation

Ibiza / Sant Antoni de Portmany

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £589 / night

£4118 / week

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from £589 / night

31

Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Rafael

Ibiza / San Rafael

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £799 / night

£2984 - £9118 / week

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from £799 / night

(15) Very Good 

47

Holiday home in London

England / London

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1295 - £1345 / week

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from £199 / night

(9) Very Good 

40

Holiday apartment in Central Paris

Paris / Central Paris

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Nice quiet place to unwind after activity filled day. Apartment is as described. Gave it 4 stars because there is no dishwasher. Would definitely book it again
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from £114 / night

£723 - £1028 / week

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from £114 / night

(21) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £206 / night

£1322 - £2158 / week

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from £206 / night

(1) Excellent 

36

Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £85 / night

£1009 - £4118 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Very Good 

17

Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not
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from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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from £130 / night

(33) Excellent 

14

Holiday home in Newbridge-on-Wye

Llandrindod Wells / Newbridge-on-Wye

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Best Ever!” Beautiful location, good local amenities, spotless, modern accommodation and very friendly owners, with lots of thoughtful extras provided.
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from £80 / night

£480 - £810 / week

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from £80 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

Cala Tarida holiday apartment accommodation

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful” My partner and I stayed here along with our 2 year old daughter in June 2015 for 1 week. The reason we picked Cala Tarida was because we were getting married and as soon as we spotted Atico Tarida on the internet, we knew th
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from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / night

(15) Excellent 

32

Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
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from £238 / night

£782 - £1512 / week

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from £238 / night

(39) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet Location” The Cottage was very well presented, In a very quiet location. It was clean and tidy and everything we needed for the stay was provided.
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from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(17) Very Good 

33

Holiday home in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / South Kensington

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location and fab stay at this cool mews holiday home” Perfect London get away for the family - tucked away down a quiet Mews lane but with literally everything from shops and cafes to underground to the National History Museum around the corn
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from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Lelant Downs

St Ives / Lelant Downs

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£500 - £891 / week

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from £117 / night

24

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £168 / night

£1168 - £1246 / week

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from £168 / night

(14) Excellent 

36

New Town holiday home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect weekend away!” I booked this apartment fo my hen weekend with 9 other girls. It's was fantastic! We didn't want to leave! Perfect location, lovely modern but cosy interior. I had the most fantastic weekend and this apartment just made it! The
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from £525 / night

£3500 - £4900 / week

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from £525 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Porthminster with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Autumn half term with the kids” The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabble on the terrace,
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from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec
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from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Ciutat Vella

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic location” Great apartment & great value - although is actually 3 bedrooms with a sofa-bed in lounge. Location couldn't be better - walking distance of beach, shops, bars, etc. Would stay there again.
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from £320 / night

£2101 / week

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from £320 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Cottage rental in Machynlleth

Powys / Machynlleth

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £89 / night

£328 - £650 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£650 - £2500 / week

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from £150 / night

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