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The top summer festivals (477)

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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(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet Location” The Cottage was very well presented, In a very quiet location. It was clean and tidy and everything we needed for the stay was provided.
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from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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from £126 / night

£503 - £863 / week

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from £126 / 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

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Hay-on-Wye holiday cottage rental

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£508 - £2000 / week

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from £73 / night

(10) Very Good 

14

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

(12) Excellent 

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Lelant holiday cottage rental

St Ives / Lelant

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly” Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated
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from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / night

(18) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
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from £238 / night

£782 - £1512 / week

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from £238 / night

(56) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Breathtaking” We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...t
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from £54 / night

£282 - £384 / week

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from £54 / night

(45) Excellent 

22

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

(18) 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

(9) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Salisbury

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Great self contained accommodation” Nice comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, friendly owner. Milk, egg and biscuits provided. One bedroom downstairs and other upstairs in the eaves, no door to this room but fine for us with small children. Plenty of dr
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from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location” We enjoyed our stay at Admiral Cottage very much, what a fabulous location, even if the seagulls are a little noisey! The Cottage is very well equipped, and a pleasure to stay in. Fabulous views! Would recommend.
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from £110 / night

£505 - £1650 / week

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from £110 / 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
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from £45 / night

£250 - £455 / week

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from £45 / 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

(29) Very Good 

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

(27) 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
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen
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from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Lelant Downs

St Ives / Lelant Downs

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£500 - £891 / week

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from £117 / night

(68) Excellent 

13

Holiday cottage 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 home from home” A cottage that is wonderfully equipped in a situation that is wonderful with hosts who are considerate and extremely welcoming. We would highly recommend it.
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from £72 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

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

from £52 / night

£300 - £349 / week

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from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

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
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from £53 / night

£305 - £560 / week

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from £53 / night

(7) Excellent 

8

Holiday cottage in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“An excellent rural location close to Bath” A very comfortable cottage in a quiet rural location with superb views over the surrounding countryside. We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful time visiting nearby Bath.
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from £58 / night

£360 - £395 / week

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from £58 / night

(10) Very Good 

12

Cottage rental in Porthminster

St Ives / Porthminster

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“nice place having everything near by” We, two families from Germany, had a wonderful week in St Ives this summer. The house, as already been said, is well equipped and you can reach everything on foot very quickly. It has enough space and bathrooms fo
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from £108 / night

£750 - £2000 / week

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from £108 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Newnham on Severn holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Newnham on Severn

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely perfect for our family gathering. Felt like home.” We hired the place for a family reunion with 3 generations aged 4 to 60, and everyone of us enjoyed every moment. The open kitchen and long dining table provided the perfect setting for fam
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from £295 / night

£1925 - £2100 / week

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from £295 / night

(10) Excellent 

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

(24) 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
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from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

8

Knighton holiday cottage rental

Powys / Knighton

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £60 / night

£300 - £535 / week

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from £60 / 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
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from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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from £220 / night

(6) Excellent 

13

Holiday cottage in Timsbury

Bath / Timsbury

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £79 / night

£530 - £870 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Hay-on-Wye holiday cottage rental

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 5 3 nights min

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

from £60 / night

£315 - £665 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

9

Cottage rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” We had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautifully located cottage just outside of bath. The owner was very helpful and also sent us clear directions to the cottage. When we arrived there was a tea pot with cups and saucers placed on t
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from £58 / night

£330 - £370 / week

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from £58 / 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

(1) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Cwmllinau

Machynlleth / Cwmllinau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £94 / night

£328 - £530 / week

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from £94 / night

(12) Excellent 

41

Holiday cottage rental

Edinburgh / Newcraighall

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing beautiful cottage” Fantastic everything you need for a holiday beautiful cottage fully equipped owners only next door if you needed them not that we did lovely only complaint was i didn't want to leave will definitely go back
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from £100 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(53) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“Our little slice of heaven!” This was our second visit to The Saltings. We found this little gem for our Honeymoon last year and we knew then that we would be back to celebrate our Anniversary. The cottage was just as gorgeous as we remembered and as
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from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

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Llanwddyn holiday cottage rental

Powys / Llanwddyn

2 5 3 nights min

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

from £70 / night

£278 - £490 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

7

Cottage rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Owl Cottage outstanding” Could not fault, beautiful location stunning views, clean welcoming great place to stay any time of year
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from £55 / night

£330 - £370 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage in South East London

London / South East London

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“First class access to everywhere” Cottage was spotless and fully equiped and I was provided on arrival with milk,coffee, bread, biscuits, eggs and a bottle of wine ! The public transport links are amazing,two railway stations,trams and buses all withi
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from £65 / night

£415 - £440 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Rhayader

Powys / Rhayader

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage in a Beautiful Peaceful Setting” We spent a lovely relaxing week at Gwarcae (16-23 July). The cottage was very homely, had everything you could need and was very clean. It was in a beautiful peaceful setting with wonderful views down
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from £65 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Bream

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely comfortable cottage” Hector's House was a lovely, clean and well equipped cottage. It felt like staying in a home rather than a rental property. The communication from Lynda before the stay was really good, telling us everything we needed to kn
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from £100 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday cottage in Talgarth

Powys / Talgarth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £125 / night

£874 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

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