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The top summer festivals (1969)

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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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

(38) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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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
A delightful single-storey stone cottage, located in Upper Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean. Cosy, comfortable and extremely well presented, this lovely Forest of Dean holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat in this beautiful part of the country. This Lydbrook c  …see more

from £50 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Es Canar

Santa Eulalia del Río / Es Canar

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in great location.” this is a lovely apartment based right beside the sea. Lovely sunshine greets you each morning on the balcony area with lovely sea views. The apartment have everything that you need for your stay, a fully equipped  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Happy days” Perfect location with amazing views of the castle.Very clean and tidy inside accommodation with all facilities that you require for a great stay in Edinburgh.  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1160 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 1

London / Central London/Zone 1

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 £119 / night

£714 - £834 / week

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from £119 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Siesta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful remote apartment!” Great clean and spacious apartment on a hill by siesta, quiet location with good views and a clean pool. The ideal place to stay if you want to get away from it all! The place is even nicer than the pictures and the owner  …see more

from £87 / night

£690 - £828 / week

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from £87 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Limehouse

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £99 / night

£420 - £665 / week

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from £99 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great central location in Bristol” We are a family of 4 ( 4 adults) who were looking for a central location to have a family weekend. As parents we wanted to sight see and the children wanted great shops. This apartment was perfect. It is very clean  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(43) 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
“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

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Holiday home in Welshpool

Powys / Welshpool

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Surrounded by forest and with great views of the Beryn mountains the Barn conversion is a great place to get away and relax whether it be in a couple with family or friends. The Barn was lovingly converted 20 years ago retaining all its best features such as the impress  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 - £849 / week

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from £99 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“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

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Ibiza / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Cala Moli

4 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £130 / night

£690 - £3018 / week

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from £130 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, comfortable base in central Edinburgh mews” My 5 year old son and I went with friends for a few days in Edinburgh, and were delighted with 31 Carlton Terrace Mews. The two bedrooms were a very good size, with comfortable beds. The sitting  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 - £815 / week

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from £70 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Central Barcelona

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Will definitely be staying there again!!!” We absolutely loved the apartment. The views were amazing. Arturo and his staff were wonderful. They helped us with anything we needed including getting great seats to a FC Barcelona game. Their restaurant w  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Paris / Central Paris

2 4 2 nights min

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

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from £95 / night

£604 / week

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from £95 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Tollcross with golf nearby

Edinburgh / Tollcross

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Heart of the city with a village feel” We booked this apartment to meet up with a bigger group for birthday celebrations in Edinburgh. It is very roomy and well equipped. The views across Bruntsfield Links in front are great. There are lots of shops  …see more

from £95 / night

£635 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia , Cala Tarida

Ibiza / Sant Josep de Sa Talaia , Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Three room Ibiza swimming pool townhouse villa sleeping up to 6 people, located in Cala Tarida beach, west coast of ibiza.  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(21) Very Good 

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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

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Mitcheldean

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A bijou hideaway in a magical setting.” Enjoyed three nights at 'Little Owl', the perfect getaway for two to go. Excellent instructions from the hosts, which meant that the cottage was very easy to find despite arriving in the dark, with a very atmosp  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £368 / week

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from £35 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent combination of comfort with convenience for centre of Edinburgh!” We've stayed in Felicity and Chris's gite in France and have always enjoyed the high standards they deliver - that high standard certainly continues with this modern apartme  …see more

from £95 / night

£470 - £702 / week

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from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property in a fantastic location” The property was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean including all the bedding and towels. The beds were extremely comfortable and the flat was very well equipped - we easily managed to cook Sunday  …see more

from £335 / night

£2200 - £5000 / week

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from £335 / night

(25) Excellent 

100

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Tarida

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Apartment, nothing to fault” We have just returned from a wonderful holiday. The apartment is gorgeous with absolutely everything you could need. We spent most of our time up on the roof terrace, especially at sunset time with a G and T. It w  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2000 / week

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from £143 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect!” Perfect for our 'friends reunion' weekend ... lovely cottages, beautiful surroundings and plenty of space for the kids to play - outdoor/indoor play areas including wendy house, bouncy castle and go-karts. Facilities included a laundry room  …see more

from £53 / night

£306 - £554 / week

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from £53 / night

25

Cottage rental in Bahia de San Antonio with shared pool

Ibiza / Bahia de San Antonio

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Cosy cottage in a private setting including lawn, large pool, pool bar and grill. We are in the "Cala de Bou" between San Antonio and Port d´es Torrent, in an absolutely quiet surrounding, in the midst of fields, meadows and small houses at the end of a  …see more

from £35 / night

£212 - £495 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Leith holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Leith

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything you need, complete apartment, bus and shop nearby, Leith Walk lovely alternative to city centre” Everything you need, complete apartment, bus and shop nearby, Leith Walk lovely alternative to city centre.  …see more

from £73 / night

£325 - £572 / week

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from £73 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Glasbury-on-Wye

Powys / Glasbury-on-Wye

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay with friends” We stayed one night for a friends birthday treat in July and cannot fault the cottage - the pictures don't do it justice. It had everything we could have needed for a cosy night in and Rachel was so welcoming and friendly, ev  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £800 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Siesta

Ibiza / Siesta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming apartment with shared lovely gardens and 2 pools. Los Rosales complex is privileged located, very close to Siesta beach and just 800m from Santa Eulalia centre. Ideal for families seeking relaxation. Car is not essential.  …see more

from £78 / night

£621 - £828 / week

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from £78 / night

(124) 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
“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

£450 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Roca Llisa

Ibiza / Roca Llisa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely spot on” This house was perfect for 4 girls visiting Ibiza for the first time. After reading previous reviews, a car was highly recommended for Roca Llisa. After picking up the car from Ibiza airport (which was pretty painless) we made  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £140 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Corstorphine holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Corstorphine

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Very Nice Apartment” We enjoyed our stay as the host was very helpful and polite, the location was convenient place too..  …see more

from £75 / night

£540 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Earls Court

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Mr” We stayed here from 21/9/16 until 2/9/16. Two adults and one 7 year old. The flat is very nice and clean although, it is small. It looks quite a bit bigger in the pictures than it actually is. The bathroom and shower room are compact but perfectly  …see more

from £200 / night

£1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

St Ives / Carbis Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£299 - £899 / week

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from £69 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanwrthwl

Llandrindod Wells / Llanwrthwl

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The cottage was comfortable with great attention to detail, loved it.” The website is really accurate and easy to navigate. We loved our cottage it had everything needed for a relaxing break. The renovation was sympathetic and of a high standard, love  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £435 / week

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Holiday apartment in Cala Vadella

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Nice studio in the typical style of the island , rustic and elegant. Clean, renowed, facing south looks the the little island Es Vedranel .In a calm area near the best beaches of south west, very close to Cala vadella and Cala Carbo and Cala d;Hort. The best sea.  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Marina Botafoch

Ibiza / Marina Botafoch

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a fabulous 2 bedroom 2 bathroom west facing apartment in the iconic Las Boas building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, located in the best area of Marina Botafoch, walking distance from Lio, Pacha, Talamanca beach, Ibiza Town etc.  …see more

from £195 / night

£1200 - £2495 / week

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from £195 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Forge Cottage, situated in a peaceful courtyard setting adjacent to our other cottages, is popular with dog walkers and families. Forest walks from the door. Children's play area. Indoor play barn & sports hall, summer months. Near cycle paths, steam railway,  …see more

from £49 / night

£280 - £523 / week

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from £49 / night