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The top summer festivals (1185)

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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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
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(133) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Find” My partner and I booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh, and we found this fantastic apartment online. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great location, only a short walk to the new town, and gorgeous views of Nelson's Monument.
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Very Good 

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24

Holiday cottage in Llangammarch Wells

Powys / Llangammarch Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I
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from £60 / night

£255 - £425 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) 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
“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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Presteigne

Powys / Presteigne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£328 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(51) 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
“Excellent!” We had a wonderful stay! It was a lovely location and we will definitely be coming back! We would recommend Bathamoton Mill for a drink and a boat trip into town!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Bath holiday guest house rental

Somerset / Bath

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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from £300 / night

(46) 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
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from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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from £220 / night

(22) Excellent 

39

Apartment accommodation in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wales vs Scotland” A fantastic apartment in a fantastic location. Ideal for the train station, Princes Street and the Grass market. The apartment it's self is modern and the homely touches just make it complete. Thanks for helping to contribute to an
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from £109 / night

£763 / week

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(3) Very Good 

31

Sant Vicent de sa Cala holiday finca rental

Ibiza / Sant Vicent de sa Cala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful location will huge productive garden and distant sea views.” Casa Maria certainly got us hooked in to the bohemian vibe of the 'other-side-of-Ibiza' - Lovely rustic country setting with fig and almond trees. Fresh farm eggs from our organic
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from £106 / night

£742 - £2313 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Britford

Salisbury / Britford

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £189 / night

£812 - £1350 / week

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from £189 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dalt Vila holiday apartment rental

Ibiza Town / Dalt Vila

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“HEAVEN!” Casa La Marina is the perfect holiday villa in Ibiza. The location is perfect with breathtaking views all day. The house is ideally situated with restaurants, bars and shops right on your doorstep although secluded enough feel like you are in
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from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / 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
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from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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from £130 / night

(29) Excellent 

44

Holiday home in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £547 / night

£3997 - £6497 / week

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from £547 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Llanynis 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
“Excellent holiday cottage” Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for dogs and children, but clo
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from £30 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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from £30 / night

(5) Excellent 

26

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Es Cubells

Ibiza / Es Cubells

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £647 / night

£3449 - £9483 / week

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from £647 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Cala Vadella

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £250 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £250 / night

(113) 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!
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £72 / night

(30) Excellent 

23

Llanymynech holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanymynech

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 81 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely accommodation and a warm welcome” Stayed for a long weekend with family to celebrate a milestone birthday. Received a warm welcome from Philip and Buster (the dog) and the accommodation was very well appointed and comfortable with all mod cons.
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from £185 / night

£741 - £2400 / week

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from £185 / night

(8) Excellent 

31

Home rental in Yorkley

Forest of Dean / Yorkley

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £460 / night

£2625 - £5200 / week

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from £460 / night

(19) Excellent 

42

Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely flat, very comfy, well equipped and central” This third floor flat (with lift) in a quiet building and street is brilliant. It had great ambience, was comfy and warm in December, with an excellently set up kitchen. The location couldn't be bett
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from £299 / night

£2093 - £2450 / week

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from £299 / night

(39) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Hay-on-Wye

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A clean, pretty cottage that was perfect for us.” We're a family of two adults and two under 5's and the Little Twmp Barn was ideal for us. It's private and secluded, despite being on the owner's grounds. We only met the husband Martin, he was very
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from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

14

Bream holiday home rental

Forest of Dean / Bream

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £47 / night

£323 - £689 / week

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from £47 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous cottage and beautiful countryside.” My family and two friends stayed at Bronfelin holiday cottage from 27th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012, the cottage itself is tastefully decorated, extremely cosy, we loved the kitchen and the log fire i
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from £80 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

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
“Badgers End Cottage” Had a relaxing break at the cottage. A pretty cottage in a lovely area. Everything you need is supplied and the owners are friendly and welcoming, with great ideas of places that are worth visiting. Bryan the dog had endless fun i
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from £79 / night

£424 - £630 / week

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from £79 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

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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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

30

Holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Plaza Espana, Barcelona

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“a really nice apartment” We spent a wonderful holiday in this very nice and clean duplex apartment, well-equipped and comfortable, with a lovely sunny terrace. We appreciated its ideal situation in the centre of Barcelona, close to a metro station an
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from £77 / night

£518 - £578 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

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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Certificate of Excellence

from £126 / night

£503 - £863 / week

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from £126 / night

(46) Excellent 

27

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

(28) Excellent 

25

St Ives 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
“Total relaxation in a beautiful home” The house and St Ives lived up to and exceeded our expectations. The facilities within the house were excellent and we wanted for nothing. The views from the top floor look out room really were superb and with the
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from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Very Good 

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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

(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 £216 / night

£1509 / week

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from £216 / night

(38) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

50

Central Paris holiday apartment rental

Paris / Central Paris

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment in fantastic location!” The apartment was beautiful and spacious and perfect for our family stay. We loved that it was so close to the Notre Dame and also lots of shops (great cheese shop, wine shop, deli & bakers only a 2 minute
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Certificate of Excellence

from £113 / night

£690 - £819 / week

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from £113 / night

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Holiday home rental

Powys / Llanyblodwel

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £57 / night

£393 - £768 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Very Good 

56

Holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Vicent de sa Cala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £492 / night

£4225 - £5173 / week

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from £492 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glasbury-on-Wye

Powys / Glasbury-on-Wye

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“AMAZING, WE LOVED IT!” We had an incredible stay at the Ferryman's Cottage, it's such a beautiful place, with so much character. Pubs and shops just down the road and the cottage its self is extremely well kept and tidy. We will definitely be staying
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from £70 / night

£300 - £325 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bream

Forest of Dean / Bream

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect base” The cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy all the beauty and activities of the Forest of Dean and beyond. Immaculately presented and well equipped, the cottage is an ideal retreat. Although small, there is plenty of space to store all
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from £95 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £95 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.
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from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Knighton holiday cottage rental

Powys / Knighton

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £60 / night

£300 - £535 / week

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from £60 / night

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