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The top summer festivals (4512)

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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(13) Excellent 

22

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
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from £219 / night

£1589 - £3530 / week

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from £219 / night

(39) Excellent 

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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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(13) Very Good 

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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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(27) 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
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from £275 / night

£1925 - £2205 / week

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(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent appartment with views to match” This appartment really is as good as everyone says: Its really modern, tastefully decorated and has sea views from all windows. The welcome pack is a really nice touch. You virtually have your own train stat
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / 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
  • 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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(47) 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
“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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(4) Excellent 

25

Carbis Bay holiday bungalow rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay” We have just returned from our stay at Foxgloves in Carbis Bay. Situated in a nice quiet cul-de-sac it was ideal for our stay as we have family close by. We stayed as a family of 4 with other family popping over for dinner a few t
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from £90 / night

£400 - £850 / week

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from £90 / 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

(72) 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
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from £105 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

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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

(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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(5) Excellent 

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Timsbury holiday cottage rental

Bath / Timsbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice place to stay near Bath” My husband and I had a lovely time staying at the Cider Press Cottage. We were greeted with a warm welcome and a lemon drizzle cake baked for us by the owners. The cottage was exactly as shown on the photographs and m
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from £126 / night

£503 - £863 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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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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(76) Excellent 

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New Town holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“smashing apartment-great area” Location ideal short walk to centre. Patrick always helpful. Apartment freshly decorated with loads of utensils, towels etc. Patrick even left a bottle of adult juice!! for us to enjoy. Second time we have stayed here a
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from £80 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

St Ives / Carbis Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment” we stayed for 1 week in the apartment in July, the quality of the apartment is fantastic, it is equiped with everything you could possibly need for a totally relaxing & enjoyable stay. The bed is the most comfy ever.There is a lov
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from £69 / night

£299 - £899 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia , Nucleo

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

(10) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage in Cemmaes

Machynlleth / Cemmaes

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect escape” This is the second time staying at this lovely cottage and no doubt we will stay again. It's in a stunning area of Wales with a very friendly little pub straight across the road. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and has fantas
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from £56 / night

£392 / week

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from £56 / night

(15) Very Good 

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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

(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 £84 / night

£1000 - £4084 / week

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from £84 / 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

(12) Excellent 

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Lelant holiday cottage rental

St Ives / Lelant

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly” Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated
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from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / 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

(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

(3) Very Good 

19

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

(18) Excellent 

27

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the
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from £246 / night

£1721 / week

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from £246 / night

(56) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Breathtaking” We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...t
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from £54 / night

£282 - £384 / week

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from £54 / night

(10) Excellent 

57

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location and great character of accommodation” We were 8 females on a pre-wedding celebration (I wouldn't call it hen-party) and were blown away by the location of the accommodation practically beside Edinburgh Castle. The huge apartment wa
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from £335 / night

£2300 - £5000 / week

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from £335 / night

(29) Excellent 

20

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

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hay-on-Wye

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay” We had a wonderful weekend in hay staying at the old new inn. We stayed 2 nights and used it as a base to do a stage of the offas dyke path from Pandy back to hay. A superb location and Gill was very helpful with instructions of how to
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from £120 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £120 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.
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from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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

(12) 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.
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from £59 / night

£399 - £1080 / week

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from £59 / night

(30) 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
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

(75) Excellent 

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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
“What a gem!” Words fail me when trying to review this superb property. Eve, the property owner was just fabulous allowing us to both check in early and leave our luggage at the property until the evening on the day of our departure. The property itsel
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from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

60

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Battersea

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“This was the perfect place for us.” We had a great weeks stay at Archer House. Instructions to reach the apartment were easy to follow. After being on the move, staying in hotels for a number of weeks it was terrific to have our own little pad. The
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from £120 / night

£770 - £840 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) 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
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from £211 / night

£1471 / week

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from £211 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent, everything we was looking for and more!” Everything we was looking for and more. Great property, well maintained and lots of extra little touches to make it feel like a home from home. Owners very accommodating and left starter package for
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from £75 / night

£375 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

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