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The top summer festivals (1211)

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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51

Apartment rental in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect- in every way.” Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not have stayed in a better place-  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

(38) Excellent 

17

Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
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

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.  …see more

from £88 / night

£435 - £630 / week

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from £88 / night

30

Holiday villa in Niu Blau beach

Santa Eulalia del Río / Niu Blau beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Private garden, swimming pool, walking distance to local shops and town centre. Walking distance to local beaches and restaurants. Quiet and safe area suitable for families. <br />Extra services (for a small charge) airport transfer, baby sitting, and extra cleani  …see more

from £363 / night

£2535 / week

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from £363 / night

(95) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Best place to stay in Edinburgh!!!” Excellent place to stay: close to main attractions, perfect size for 2-4 people, clean, stylish, comfortable and cosy, good mattress. The kitchen has everything you need, such as a fridge, cooker, oven, pots and pan  …see more

from £63 / night

£315 - £1029 / week

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from £63 / night

(70) Excellent 

18

Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

44

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Valley Finca is a beautiful 'Finca' style villa set in the foothills of Sant Mateo Mountains near to the villages of Sant Mateu, Sant Rafel, and Santa Gertrudis.  …see more

from £367 / night

£2565 / week

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from £367 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely cosy cottage, great location, beautiful views” Cottage was cute and cosy. Big enough for the 3 of us (2 adults and a child) plus a dog. Situated in a great location for visiting the various attractions. Would recommend the gold mines, son lo  …see more

from £45 / night

£240 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

31

Holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Santa Eulalia Ibiza Seafront apartment 4 bed rooms 3 bathrooms  …see more

from £173 / night

£1207 - £1841 / week

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from £173 / night

(39) Excellent 

20

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Rental for Family” The location of this rental is absolutely perfect, on a quiet street b/w the Thames and Trafalgar Square. You are very close to many attractions, tube stations and train stations. Anything else you need is also nearby (Boots  …see more

from £390 / night

£2700 - £2950 / week

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from £390 / night

(26) Excellent 

33

St Ives holiday cottage let

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !” The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive. My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home. Have b  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(37) Excellent 

12

St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautifully appointed house in St. Ives” I spent a wonderful New Year's holiday with my husband, two children and parents at Gwithians Reach. The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished, the kitchen nicely kitted-out, and there is a lovely vie  …see more

from £172 / night

£695 - £1995 / week

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from £172 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £1300 / week

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from £99 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

Marksbury holiday home rental

Bath / Marksbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Two-bedroom wing of 17th Century former farmhouse near Bath. Spacious, centrally heated accommodation offers high quality, comfortable, modern facilities combined with period features, including inglenook fireplace. Both bedrooms en-suite. Private garden and parking.<  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £840 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Fitzrovia

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great flat. Great location” My wife and I stayed in this lovely flat for 5 nights enjoying a romantic break while the kids stayed with Grandma in Scotland. It was comfortable and well equiped with all the essentials. Being on the top floor it was well  …see more

from £155 / night

£995 / week

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from £155 / night

(38) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.  …see more

from £41 / night

£238 - £387 / week

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from £41 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment rental

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This apartment has 1 double bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, kitchen office and leaving room with sofa bed available for 2 extra persons. Each apartment is well equipped with all tiled floors / marble and includes flat-screen TV, and doors have traditional high ceilings, living r  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(65) Excellent 

27

Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Highbury

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment, very helpful owner and manager” This is a great apartment (stayed with my hubby and 2 teenagers), the directions were fabulous, great communication with the owner and manager and no hassles whatsoever. Its a bit of a trek (10 minutes)  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(29) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Gracia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The perfect 'home away from home'.” We experienced excellent service from the minute we contacted Alejandro to the minute we left the apartment. He was prompt and helpful and we felt confident that we were going to have a great experience in his apar  …see more

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(18) Excellent 

62

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Diagonal Mar / Vila olimpica

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
The main advantage of the neighborhood is to be a quiet and lively residential area but very near to the historical center of the city (usually more noisy, crowded with tourists and less lively).<br />it's a large apartment (116 m2) and really comfortable, si  …see more

from £128 / night

£894 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

28

Holiday home in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chynalls, brand new luxury 4 bed Detached House, high specification modern design, sleeps up to 10 plus 2 cots, smaller groups very welcome, ask for quote. With spectacular 180 degree views of the Harbour and Godrevy lighthouse. 5 parking spaces. Brand new furnishing  …see more

from £199 / night

£895 - £3328 / week

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from £199 / night

(12) Excellent 

34

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Exquisite and superbly fitted one double bedroom flat, Zone 1 in Central London. Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation. Within walki  …see more

from £107 / night

£797 - £1397 / week

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from £107 / night

(10) Excellent 

63

Cala Jondal holiday villa rental

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia / Cala Jondal

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very comfortable and welcoming villa in a peaceful location-Perfect!” The villa has everything you need for a trip away with family our friends. Great WIFI, lovely pool and set in spacious, private grounds. Pato, the owner is extremely helpful and  …see more

from £216 / night

£1509 / week

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from £216 / night

(7) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Green Cottage is for all seasons. If it's cold, light the fires and cosy up playing games. If it's hot & sunny, enjoy the huge garden & patio whilst lighting up the BBQ. Great Rissington is in the heart of the Cotswolds, so there is lots of sightseeing  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Llangammarch Wells

Powys / Llangammarch Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I  …see more

from £48 / night

£235 - £425 / week

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from £48 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday home with golf nearby in Duddingston

Edinburgh / Duddingston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Look no further, THIS IS THE BEST” Come Ben the Hoose was everything we were looking for. It was close to the city serviced by a great bus service which meant no parking problems in the city. Ann and Gordon were excellent hosts. The property was ve  …see more

from £58 / night

£310 - £535 / week

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from £58 / night

(43) 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
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing. A  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / night

(7) Very Good 

12

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Spacious light filled apartment in fantastic central London location” This apartment is a gem in a special part of London. We stayed here with our family of 5 for almost 2 weeks. The location is terrific - less than a 5 minute walk to the Edgware Road  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 / week

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from £286 / night

(23) Excellent 

15

Newbridge-on-Wye holiday home rental

Llandrindod Wells / Newbridge-on-Wye

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Cottage, immaculately clean, and our fourth visit to date.” A very warm welcome from Diane and Graham again on our 4th visit. Immaculately clean as usual. Lovely welcome pack with homemade cake as well! just right after a long drive. Internet  …see more

from £68 / night

£400 - £730 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Average 

10

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Ciutat Vella

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Boqueria market, Ramblas, Port, Beach, Plaça Catalunya, Picasso Museum .. Whether you are a family with children, a group of friends, or whether you are here for leisure or business, this apartment is a perfect choice for your unforgettable stay in Barcelona.  …see more

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(152) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay.” Edele was very helpful, the location is quiet yet it's only a 15 min walk into town. Good value for the price, only downside was the lack of hot water by the 5th showers but it wasn't a major  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect location in Edinburgh” This was our first trip to Edinburgh, so I was simply guessing at what might be a good location for touring the city. I got very lucky with this apartment, in every way. It is located on Rose in New Town, which is full  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £70 / night

(37) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, comfortable base in central Edinburgh mews” My 5 year old son and I went with friends for a few days in Edinburgh, and were delighted with 31 Carlton Terrace Mews. The two bedrooms were a very good size, with comfortable beds. The sitting  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 - £815 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(101) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful 2BR in New Town Area” I stayed here with my wife and another couple in May 2013. It was a great find. Great location off of Rose with access to many shops and restaurants right outside the door. You can walk to New Town within 5 minutes  …see more

from £79 / night

£750 - £1060 / week

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from £79 / night

(123) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(49) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / South Bank

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable Living in London” Our apartment was clean and strategically placed near several great pockets of culture, as well as central London itself. The coffee shop/breakfast place downstairs has a great atmosphere, partially thanks to the tall hai  …see more

from £130 / night

£799 / week

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from £130 / night