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The top summer festivals (2034)

Get the lowdown on the top summer festivals plus the finest places to stay, without a sodden tent in sight! The running of the bulls, tomato fights and cheese chases – we've got plenty of ideas for your summer break, from the wondrous to the downright wacky.


Renowned for its pockets of eccentricity, there are plenty of fantastic summer festivals in the UK. Stay in Gloucestershire and chase the cheese down Cooper’s Hill, or try Llanwrtyd Wells for World Bog Snorkelling, Salisbury for Stonehenge Summer Solstice, Bristol for Balloon Fiesta and Llandrindod Wells for Victorian Festival. If you prefer something arty, it’s all going on in August and September at the Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh festivals and St Ives Festival.


Summertime is party time on the continent! Stay near Pamplona in Navarre for the running of the bulls, near Buñol in Valencia for the world’s largest tomato fight or in the heart of Paris for Bastille Day. Music fans should rent a pad in Barcelona for Primavera Sound, a villa in Costa del Azahar for Benicassim or fly to Ibiza for the closing parties. While over in Morocco you’ll be wowed by Berber musicians and acrobats at Marrakech Popular Arts.


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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£800 - £875 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

34

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Primrose Hill

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Lovely 2 Bed, 2 Bath Garden Flat in Primrose Hill, Central London. Simply furnished, with all the basics to make the perfect base in this wonderful part of London.<br />TO PROTECT YOU AND US WE ONLY TAKE PAYMENT THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF HOLIDAY LETTINGS  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 / week

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from £172 / night

(26) Excellent 

33

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
“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 £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

22

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing retreat” A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage, everything you need is provided for, we will definitely be returning!  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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  …see more

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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from £395 / night

(26) Excellent 

22

Bath holiday townhouse rental

Somerset / Bath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Location:Coach house rebuilt on one level with 3 bedrooms, large oak beamed living area, separate kitchen in quiet Georgian residential area of Bath, 1.5 km from City centre, Crescents and historical sites. Secure parking, private patio, easy access to all amenitie  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £675 / week

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from £175 / night

(37) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautifully appointed house in St. Ives” I spent a wonderful New Year's holiday with my husband, two children and parents at Gwithians Reach. The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished, the kitchen nicely kitted-out, and there is a lovely vie  …see more

from £172 / night

£695 - £1995 / week

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from £172 / night

(16) 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 £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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

(23) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

17

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
“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

(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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

49

Holiday villa in Sant Carles de Peralta

Ibiza / Sant Carles de Peralta

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” We spent a long weekend with the extended family at Can Skye. It suited everybody. Josie was very welcoming and made sure we had everything we need. The Location is perfect if you want some peace and quite and still be close enough to eve  …see more

from £2281 / night

£3071 - £15351 / week

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from £2281 / night

(25) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Absolutely beautiful, clean, spacious! Private! Relaxing” We stayed for our wedding anniversary weekend in July and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charlotte gave us a warm welcome, left some goodies. The apartment is so pretty, spacious, very clean  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £625 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely cosy cottage, great location, beautiful views” Cottage was cute and cosy. Big enough for the 3 of us (2 adults and a child) plus a dog. Situated in a great location for visiting the various attractions. Would recommend the gold mines, son lo  …see more

from £45 / night

£240 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(18) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“want to return...” made very welcome, so were our dogs. lovely quiet, relaxing break. 1st class accommodation, with excellent facilities in stunning surroundings. Would not hesitate to return, have already recommended to friends.  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £415 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

50

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Exceeded all our expectations.” Great location with all the amenities that we could need. The villa is huge. Set up with a nice flow yet still allowing for the privacy of each couple. The owners generosity and customer service was of the highest le  …see more

from £439 / night

£3071 - £8860 / week

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from £439 / 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

(27) 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  …see more

from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night

(26) 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
“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

(7) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Green Cottage is for all seasons. If it's cold, light the fires and cosy up playing games. If it's hot & sunny, enjoy the huge garden & patio whilst lighting up the BBQ. Great Rissington is in the heart of the Cotswolds, so there is lots of sightseeing  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

27

Holiday home in London

England / London

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A simply huge but homely and lovely house in the heart of Paddington next to Hyde Park. Almost uniquely, we have parking, though this must be reserved. We have 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms - a perfect family or break out corporate retreat space. Apologies about the pict  …see more

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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from £395 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

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 £175 / night

£900 - £3400 / week

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from £175 / 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
“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

(21) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Really great apartment, perfect for family city break.” We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights and it was ideal for us. Great location, within walking distance/30 mins from natural history museum, v&a etc. Very close to public transport links. Nice  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

44

Holiday home in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Share your postcode with the Queen! This magnificent house is brilliantly situated in the heart of London in a quiet street two minutes from the nearest underground ('Tube') station and one minute from great bus routes. Victoria Mainline Station, Buckingham  …see more

from £297 / night

£1997 - £6497 / week

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from £297 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Maida Vale

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“New, clean and stilish apartment.” The apartment is very clean, nice and modern. It is fully furnished with anything needed including wifi. Nice welcome and explanatory tour of the aparment upon arrival. The apartment is 400 mt away from the tube Quee  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £2170 / week

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from £160 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Ibiza Town with swimming pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A slice of paradise” We are spending and amazing week in Casa sea view celebrating a 30th Birthday. There are 11 of us and the villa is stylish and quirky with plenty of space for all of us. Perfect location for Talamanca beach with easy access to Ib  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4900 / week

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from £215 / night

(38) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Downalong

St Ives / Downalong

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A chilled out beach holiday stay in a cosy cottage” Downalong was a lovely little cottage that was just right for us. There were 2 of us and a friend came along to stay for a couple of nights and we also had our little border terrier with us. We wer  …see more

from £125 / night

£300 - £1150 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa with capacity between 8/10 people, located in the heart of Island, Playa den Bossa and Ibiza town are a few minutes. Easy access on foot, by public transport or by car. The Villa is located in an exclusive area of ​​Villas and luxury homes. The Villa is div  …see more

from £264 / night

£878 - £4211 / week

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from £264 / night

(105) 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
“Wonderful location, incredible house, lovely people!” Well not sure where to start. Booked this last minute as another place in Hay lied about having an open fire. So not off to a great start, but this place really pulled through for me. I was surpris  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Very Good 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Santa Agnes de Corona

Ibiza / Santa Agnes de Corona

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
In a beautiful rural setting, Colourful villa is located in the municipality on San Antonio and it is only 2 miles from the center town where you can find almost anything, plenty of restaurants, pubs, grocery shopping, beach, fitness center, tennis, boating and more. S  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / 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
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llandrindod Wells

Powys / Llandrindod Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Bickley Holiday Cottage is a wonderful old cottage in the heart of wales, recently renovated Bickleys is a cosy cottage with a lounge/ dinner, kitchen, games room, family bathroom and two double bedrooms, one of which has a fold down single bed, and a travel cot if re  …see more

from £55 / night

£345 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Lilac Cottage is an archetypal two bedroomed Forest of Dean stone cottage. Built around 1890 to house the family of a forestry worker, it now provides modern day luxury for that perfect get away holiday. The Forest of Dean occupies some 35 square miles of protected fore  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

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Home rental in Dunkerton

Bath / Dunkerton

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished in muted tones with very comfortable beds. There is a large garden just under an acre which wraps around the property with lots of seating areas, trampoline, swings, football nets, cricket stumps, bbq etc. The living roo  …see more

from £500 / night

£2200 / week

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from £500 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Batheaston holiday apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • 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

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Notting Hill

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Perfect in every way!” This flat was perfect for our 9 day trip to London! Location, decor, art and furnishings, books, and a delightful solarium fitted with antique dining furniture, this flat has it all! The flat is decorated with original art t  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lelant

St Ives / Lelant

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Car not necessary
A NEWLY RESTORED DETACHED STUDIO WITH GARDEN & PARKING* (*Small/Medium vehicle) Careless Whisper is a stunning detached stone studio dating back 100 years, now newly converted to a very high standard providing a wonderfully stylish, contemporary retreat for couples  …see more

from £57 / night

£319 - £625 / week

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from £57 / night