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The top summer festivals (15899)

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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Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • 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

(43) Excellent 

24

Home rental in West Country

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 £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Excellent 

18

Apartment rental in West Country 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
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days. The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

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(68) Excellent 

19

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“A Great Base to Explore Edinburgh” We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and a friend so tota  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

18

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
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. A couple of things we  …see more

from £100 / night

£675 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

9

Holiday barn in Little Witcombe

Gloucestershire / Little Witcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
2 bedroom character barn which is pet friendly and child friendly. We are close to the Cotswold Way with walks from the doorstep.The barn is also close to Cheltenham with it many festivals including Gold Cup, Jazz and Literature.There is free off road parking right next  …see more

from £75 / night

£800 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Cottage rental in Llowes

Hay-on-Wye / Llowes

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
Gorgeous, remote, historic Welsh Cottage. Breath-takingly spectacular views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Beautifully restored and modernised to the highest standard. Just a few miles from Hay-on- Wye, Glasbury-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. . We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Apartment letting in West Country 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
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(47) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It  …see more

from £48 / night

£254 - £384 / week

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from £48 / night

(69) Excellent 

50

Apartment rental in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

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

(119) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

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

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

15

Apartment rental in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment great location” We rented this apartment for a few days for my birthday it was in a great location and a lovely place to stay. This apartment has all mod cons with added extras like soap shower gel tea towel etc not all places do t  …see more

from £78 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £78 / night

(32) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh” I've stayed in this apartment in Lothian House several times now on business, the fact I keep coming back should speak volumes. Always spotlessly clean and perfectly furnished, I was surprised and pleased to fi  …see more

from £80 / night

£510 - £825 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

25

West Country holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

40

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Why have only just discovered this?” After many stays in average hotels, either without parking or extortionate parking costs, we discovered this wonderful place! The apartment is spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. This is the first time we  …see more

from £10 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £10 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times. This is a superb apartment. The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

32

Norton St Philip holiday home rental

Bath / Norton St Philip

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and  …see more

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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from £395 / night

(44) Excellent 

27

Batheaston holiday apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m  …see more

from £80 / night

£406 - £504 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

33

West Country 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 £70 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) 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

(28) Excellent 

28

Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Limehouse

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £100 / night

£665 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

27

Barn accommodation in Dolanog

Powys / Dolanog

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lots of light and space inside, surrounded by peace and countryside beyond.” Celebrated our Ruby Wedding week here with 7 adults, a teenager, a 2 year-old and 3 dogs. Loads of space to gather in - or disperse to. Full-length windows fold to give level  …see more

from £69 / night

£329 - £1999 / week

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from £69 / night

(15) Very Good 

9

London holiday apartment rental

England / London

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Location in London!” My family of five, (two adults, three children aged 15, 13, & 7), stayed at 140 O'Donnell Court for five nights in July 2013. Have been in more luxurious surroundings, (quirky decorations, low beds), but this flat has it  …see more

from £180 / night

£1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(28) Very Good 

16

Holiday bungalow in West Country

Cornwall / St Ives

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed, quiet, central, private, comfortable place to stay” Just what we needed: we could lie in bed and see flocks of starlings, sea and lots of sky, cook something in the kitchen without missing out on the fun in the sitting room (as they are part  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

64

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al  …see more

from £165 / night

£999 / week

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from £165 / night

(24) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect! Look no further” We are a family of 2 parents and 2 kids (10,15). We stayed there for a week. The flat is lovely. Very nice decorated with thinking of the small details. The apartment is very well equiped. It is centrally located with a f  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1000 / week

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from £136 / night

(45) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

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

from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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from £220 / night

(30) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer,  …see more

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

37

Central Scotland/Strathclyde 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
Fully equipped kitchen leading onto an open plan sitting room and dining area. Private patio garden with BBQ facilities. Five very comfortable en-suite bedrooms, games room and private parking.  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Davidsons Mains

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“"Wow"” That's right "The Annexe" was out of this world. So relaxing,quiet. It was a beautiful place to stay. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 50yr birthday. So many lovely places to visit and only a bus ride away. Fiona even left us 2 bus tickets  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful sea front apartment ideal for couples or families located in the heart of the lovely resort of Santa Eulalia.The apartment has 2 air conditioned bedrooms one ensuite and the other with direct access to the bathroom with roll top bath and shower suite, both bed  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Mid Wales holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends. The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful. The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

(12) Excellent 

25

Holiday home in Hundred House

Llandrindod Wells / Hundred House

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Our holiday at bevan house” A good sized holiday cottage in a quiet part of Wales, peaceful and far enough away from other houses so you aren't over looked, we enjoyed our stay with friends at Bevan house, the hot tub made all the difference for the s  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Queen's Park

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Very nice place” We stayed here with ten people and had such a nice time. Very nice place and area. Close to an underground station. Three bedrooms all in all. A nice kitchen with all you need and a big table, where everyone can sit at. I really recom  …see more

from £210 / night

£1400 - £1840 / week

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from £210 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“Fantastic - Enjoyable Stay” The Saltings is just the perfect little cottage! Great location, with space to park your car & leave it for the weekend. Access to the center of Bath is so easy, there is a bus stop right outside of The Saltings & the numbe  …see more

from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This delightful, modern Salisbury city-centre apartment, with dedicated parking, is perfectly located for exploring Salisbury, Stonehenge, the West Country or even London (90 mins by train!).Check 5 yrs of 5* reviews for our London Apartment to give you confidence.Pleas  …see more

from £109 / night

£654 - £834 / week

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from £109 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Canary Wharf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our third stay at this fantastic apartment” The owner, Nicholas, always goes out of his way to make our 10 day stay extremely comfortable, and this was no exception. As we exhibit at the London Boat Show at ExCel it is such a wonderful place to retur  …see more

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2000 / week

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from £275 / night