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The top summer festivals (7857)

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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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Agustin des Vedra

Ibiza / San Agustin des Vedra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't have asked for more!” We stayed in this villa for a week with family/friends as we were getting married in Ibiza at the end of September. This villa is stunning and has everything you need or could wish for. Richard (the owner) is super quick  …see more

from £450 / night

£2650 - £5000 / week

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from £450 / night

(25) Very Good 

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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  …see more

from £275 / night

£1925 - £2205 / week

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from £275 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Bath holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely perfect, ticked every box” I am not usually moved to write reviews but I must take this opportunity to say how completely perfect this flat was for us for a weekend in Bath. It is perfectly presented, every convenience supplied and spotles  …see more

from £115 / night

£740 - £825 / week

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from £115 / night

(49) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

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Villa rental in Sant Antoni de Portmany with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Antoni de Portmany

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(33) 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
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Jordi

5 12 Min stay varies

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

from £435 / night

£3044 / week

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from £435 / night

(29) 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
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

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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

(5) Excellent 

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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
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Carbis Bay

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great location” This apartment is in a great location. It is within a few minutes walk to the train station and the fabulous Carbis Bay beach. All local amenities are close by. The apartment is very well equipped, lots of great extras.  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Plaza Catalunya

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £414 / night

£2892 / week

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from £414 / 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
“Craven street” The apartment was fantastic, big and spacious. The lounge was bright and homely, the grandchildren loved the swivel chair and remote light switch. The master bedroom, I can't describe how big it was, and the bed was so big. I have no c  …see more

from £390 / night

£2700 - £2950 / week

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from £390 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Es Canar

Santa Eulalia del Río / Es Canar

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well worth the money” Superb seaviews, location is very good, you can get to the centre of town in 10 mins Lots of restaurants and bars. Plenty of boat trips and ferry's to the other parts of island.  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A fantastic apartment” An amazing apartment in an excellent location. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in London after having a wonderful stay here. Maid service is efficient with plenty of clean white towels and it is always kept clean. There is a haird  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1227 / week

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from £122 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in North London

London / North London

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Very Good 

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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 £55 / night

£255 - £425 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £500 / night

£3150 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(12) Very Good 

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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 £87 / night

£603 / week

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from £87 / night

(71) Excellent 

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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
“Perfect” My partner and I stayed at the Artpad for a couple of nights this month and had a thoroughly wonderful stay! On arriving at the Artpad we were very impressed with the beautifully grand apartment. The rooms are huge with plenty of space to  …see more

from £105 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 1

London / Central London/Zone 1

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” Great location, great apartment. has everything you need even doen to shoe polish!!! Douggie the concierge was most helpful. Very central, in a nice leafy suburb. Would not hesitate to book these apartments again.  …see more

from £109 / night

£654 - £834 / week

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from £109 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a Find” What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condiments to help with cooking a meal. Th  …see more

from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(17) Very Good 

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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  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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from £130 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in London

England / London

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1295 / week

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from £199 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(45) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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from £220 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Berriew

Powys / Berriew

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A lovely location for exploring this part of Wales!” Very warm welcome awaits! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here. The cottage was lovely and comfortable, clean and well appointed. The wood burner made the large kitchen and seating area warm and c  …see more

from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in Royal Mile” Myself and 3 friends hired this apartment for our annual trip to Edinburgh and were not disappointed ! The host Marion was very helpful from even before we arrived asking if we wanted our beds made into singles or double  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £140 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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 £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 1

London / Central London/Zone 1

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £270 / night

£1650 / week

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from £270 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A home from home” This was a return visit for us, which says all you need to know! Terry and Ann couldn't be easier or more friendly to deal with in getting our booking right. This is a very comfortable, warm and clean place to call home for a few d  …see more

from £100 / night

£565 - £1250 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salisbury

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Great self contained accommodation” Nice comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, friendly owner. Milk, egg and biscuits provided. One bedroom downstairs and other upstairs in the eaves, no door to this room but fine for us with small children. Plenty of dr  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(90) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great Weekend in Bath” We had a great time at 3 Powlett Road. The house is ideally situated and an easy walk to the city centre. The parking is easy and the house is lovely and had everything we needed. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and even asked  …see more

from £75 / night

£650 - £899 / 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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m  …see more

from £227 / night

£1644 - £3653 / week

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from £227 / 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,  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday townhouse rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Tower Bridge

1 10 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...). Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” Thanks for a wonderful stay - the house is perfect and is in a fabulous location within easy walking distance to everything. We will be back again.  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £3400 / week

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