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The top summer festivals (14753)

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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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

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

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(43) Excellent 

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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

(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

(8) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydbrook

Forest of Dean / Lydbrook

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £50 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newent

Forest of Dean / Newent

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Lovely big house, which has everything you need. We spent lots of cosy nights in front of the log fire. Newent is a bit quiet, one pub left, two are closed. Micro brewery pub but no kids allowed. Good Indian restaurant but not much else. Usual tak  …see more

from £125 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

(111) Excellent 

30

Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / 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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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Raval

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Location” We were a group of 3 girls and had a great time in this apartment. The location was amazing, 5min walk to La Rambla and restaurants and bars even closer! The apartment was perfect size but the best bit was definitely the roof terr  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(44) 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

(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

(10) Excellent 

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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 - £390 / week

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from £41 / 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

(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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Parkend

Forest of Dean / Parkend

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Fantastic secluded stay” Lovely cottage in the Forest of Dean, very secluded in the village of Parkend. Cottage brand new inside & has everything needed & more for a short break. Definitely recommend!!  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / 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

(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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1270 / week

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from £160 / night

(39) Excellent 

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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

(27) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / 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

(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

(13) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Grassmarket

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Short relaxing break” Just returned from a short break. My wife is unwell at the moment and this lovely appartment in a peaceful location is just what we needed. The appartment is very spacious and well equipped. It is in a great location just off t  …see more

from £72 / night

£504 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Average 

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Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£914 / week

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from £131 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday bungalow in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£280 - £530 / week

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from £49 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West End

Edinburgh / West End

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home!” Great accommodation with all that you could want or need to feel at home! A super welcoming feel to the apartment with some food items available including a bottle of Prosecco! We felt very much at home in relaxing surroundings and so  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1815 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Owl Cottage outstanding” Could not fault, beautiful location stunning views, clean welcoming great place to stay any time of year  …see more

from £55 / night

£310 - £370 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

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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
“We love the Forest of Dean!” Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete. Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life including a lovely pair of  …see more

from £88 / night

£460 - £630 / week

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from £88 / 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

(136) Excellent 

25

Barcelona holiday penthouse rental

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£670 - £1157 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £87 / night

£1827 - £4783 / week

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from £87 / 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

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Holiday cottage in Bisley

Gloucestershire / Bisley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £125 / night

£425 / week

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from £125 / 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

(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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from £200 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / 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

(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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