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The top summer festivals (2040)

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

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic holiday” me and my partner stopped here and was amazed how nice the apartment was. had everything you could ask for, love the area loads to do. we walked into st ives via the coastal path which was relaxing. weather was on our side apart fro
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

36

Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £87 / night

£2156 - £4225 / week

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from £87 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £201 / night

£1309 - £2330 / week

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from £201 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

19

Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.
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from £41 / night

£238 - £390 / week

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from £41 / night

(54) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Exceptional apartment in a perfect location” Perfectly situated with wonderful views views to the castle! We (a group of seven girl friends) stayed for a two night city break. We usually stay in hotels when we go away together and this was our first
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from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

(29) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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

(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

(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

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nuestra Senora de Jesus

Ibiza / Nuestra Senora de Jesus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Stunning Villa” Great villa in an amazing location, quiet and relaxing. Only a 5 minute drive to Jesus for provisions or 10 minutes to the outskirts of Ibiza town and larger supermarkets. 15 minutes will get you to the Marina in Ibiza t
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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / 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

(21) 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
“Well worth the money” Superb seaviews, location is very good, you can get to the centre of town in 10 mins Lots of restaurants and bars. Plenty of boat trips and ferry's to the other parts of island.
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from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / 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

(31) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / 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

(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

(79) Excellent 

51

Apartment rental in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful 4 days in Edinburgh” Apartment perfectly located within a few minutes walk to the centre- very comfortable and clean-all modern appliances x welcome pack extremely generous - nothing too much trouble x very enjoyable thank you very much-my d
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from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

57

Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location and great character of accommodation” We were 8 females on a pre-wedding celebration (I wouldn't call it hen-party) and were blown away by the location of the accommodation practically beside Edinburgh Castle. The huge apartment wa
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Certificate of Excellence

from £335 / night

£2300 - £5000 / week

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from £335 / night

(156) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay.” Edele was very helpful, the location is quiet yet it's only a 15 min walk into town. Good value for the price, only downside was the lack of hot water by the 5th showers but it wasn't a major
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from £110 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(15) Excellent 

34

Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

21

Holiday apartment rental

England / London

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £149 / night

£1043 / week

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from £149 / night

(15) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

24

Lydbrook holiday home let

Forest of Dean / Lydbrook

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £330 / night

£2200 - £3080 / week

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from £330 / night

(34) Very Good 

12

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

(25) Excellent 

100

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Tarida

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment for a chilled out relaxing holiday.” Atico Sespartar was a really lovely penthouse apartment in such a chilled and relaxing part of ibiza. If you are looking for Great views and peace and quiet then this apartment is right up your stre
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from £172 / night

£1000 - £2350 / week

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from £172 / night

(6) Average 

18

Holiday b&b in Central Paris

Paris / Central Paris

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£272 / week

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from £44 / 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

(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

(47) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place!” Our holiday was great! The location is absolutely beautiful, the house comfortable and well kitted for even small babies. Our son had an amazing time on the tractor outside and the hosts are very friendly and welcoming. We visited Longle
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from £145 / night

£650 - £1153 / week

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from £145 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Holiday home in Sant Carles de Peralta

Ibiza / Sant Carles de Peralta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / 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

(8) Very Good 

26

Guilsfield holiday home rental

Welshpool / Guilsfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely quiet property with plenty of room” Welcomed on arrival by owner & shown around the property, nice welcome pack (wine, beer & welsh cakes). Property was well equipped for all your needs & located within reasonable travel time for most major ven
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from £150 / night

£1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(39) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

45

Holiday cottage in Bristol

England / Bristol

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Everything you could need in a cosy cottage.” This was a well appointed cottage that we booked to use as a base for a family celebration. It had everything and more that we could have wanted for our stay. The owners were friendly and accommodating wit
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from £75 / night

£395 - £565 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Villa, quiet but close enough to everywhere” Fabulous villa, beautifully furnished, quiet area but close enough to get to the main places. Would recommend and Thomas looked after us very well. Kind regards, Natalie.
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from £160 / night

£1117 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in New Radnor

Powys / New Radnor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £72 / night

£380 - £530 / week

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from £72 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Sant Carles de Peralta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ms” Beautiful flat in a very special magical place - cannot wait to return! This was our first visit to Ibiza and feel so lucky to have stayed in such a lovely and welcoming flat. Amazing swimming pool with idyllic beaches a few minutes walk away.
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from £125 / night

£772 - £1337 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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New Town holiday home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect weekend away!” I booked this apartment fo my hen weekend with 9 other girls. It's was fantastic! We didn't want to leave! Perfect location, lovely modern but cosy interior. I had the most fantastic weekend and this apartment just made it! The
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from £525 / night

£3500 - £4900 / week

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from £525 / night

(3) Very Good 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £137 / night

£960 - £3465 / week

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from £137 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Lorenzo

Ibiza / San Lorenzo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“What it says on the tin” This really is the retreat villa; a beautiful, traditional villa in a remote (ish) location in the picturesque countryside of San Juan. The location wasn't too much of a problem for us as we hired a car (shops nearby) and
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from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

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