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The top summer festivals (618)

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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(47) 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
  • 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

(4) Very Good 

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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
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. A couple of things we  …see more

from £100 / night

£675 - £795 / week

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from £100 / 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
  • Ask about pets
  • 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

(23) Excellent 

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(39) 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

(15) Excellent 

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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 £70 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £70 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“Fantastic - Enjoyable Stay” The Saltings is just the perfect little cottage! Great location, with space to park your car & leave it for the weekend. Access to the center of Bath is so easy, there is a bus stop right outside of The Saltings & the numbe  …see more

from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights. The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki  …see more

from £104 / night

£489 - £747 / week

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from £104 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) 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
“Excellent Chalet, wonderful owner and exceptionally good value” I booked this chalet on behalf of friends who were staying with us at John Fowler Holiday Village. The owner Gail was fantastic from start to finish, lovely and exceptionally accommodatin  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Mid Wales

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy, well-maintained, excellent location” Brocklebank Cottage is just as the pictures suggest: pretty, cosy, well-maintained - a nice place to return to in the evenings, especially after a long day of walking and exploring. The location is perfect:  …see more

from £80 / night

£290 - £420 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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West Country 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 £70 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £70 / night

(45) Excellent 

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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

(12) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £90 / night

£580 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Alderbury holiday cottage rental

Salisbury / Alderbury

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
In a magical and utterly peaceful setting by the River Avon, in the grounds of an impressive country house, Avon Turn Barn provides stunning accommodation within an imaginatively designed, timber-clad barn.  …see more

from £97 / night

£417 - £699 / week

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from £97 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanbrynmair

Powys / Llanbrynmair

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Loved it.” An exceptionally spacious, comfortable & well equipped cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location. Lovely furnishing & high quality appliances, every amenity thought of with care. An idyllic spot with balcony overlooking the stream.listeni  …see more

from £50 / night

£220 - £365 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Las Salinas, Ibiza

Ibiza / Las Salinas, Ibiza

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The best place to stay....” What a location... I visit Ibiza most summer's, and this was the first time I stayed in this Villa / location, it was perfectly located for me as it is seconds away from the best naturist beach in Ibiza, The villa was amp  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Staunton

Coleford / Staunton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely place to stay” We stayed for a long weekend at Silhouette Cottage. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable and everything was fresh and light and airy. The pictures on the internet do not do the property justice and it was  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £665 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage rental

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“What a brilliant place to stay” We both loved this cottage which was warm and welcoming as soon as we walked through the door. it was both charming and quirky and it was soon obvious that everything possible had been done to make us feel at home. Th  …see more

from £80 / night

£522 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage in Blakeney, Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean / Blakeney, Gloucestershire

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect in every way!” An exceptionally clean and tidy accommodation with everything just as described. We had no problems whatsoever with the property or the location, with everything just as it should be. Les and Barbara run their business in a prof  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Fabulous cottage” What a fabulous cottage perfect in every way.decorated to a very high standard and very clean. It felt like no one had stayed there before you and it was your very own place. It is very central to the shops, beach and harbour so onc  …see more

from £140 / night

£695 - £1200 / week

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from £140 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Cottage rental in Llowes

Hay-on-Wye / Llowes

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
Gorgeous, remote, historic Welsh Cottage. Breath-takingly spectacular views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Beautifully restored and modernised to the highest standard. Just a few miles from Hay-on- Wye, Glasbury-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Bream

Forest of Dean / Bream

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Snuggle up in front of the wood burner and feel the stress released as you loose yourself in this charming cottage with original stone walls and oak beams. As morning comes you will be awakened by the chorus of birds and the bleating of sheep. The village has a lovel  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £510 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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
“brilliant” we had a wonderful stay Hectors house was lovely such a lovely big place and so comfortable with all amenites. we found the people of the forest of dean so warm and friendly we would definetley return .  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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 - £1615 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

7

Cottage rental in West Country

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
This pretty barn conversion is only 10 minutes from the centre of Bath but nestled in peaceful countyside. The cottage has a large corner whirlpool bath, wrought iron bed, exposed brickwork and beams. Only a ten minute walk from a traditional West country pub.  …see more

from £55 / night

£290 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Longhope

Gloucestershire / Longhope

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 67 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
4* Gold, Mill Cottage dates back to circa 1695 and sits in beautiful private grounds of 7 acres on the edge of the village of Longhope. A large cosy cottage which has been recently refurbished to a high standard, exceptionally well equipped with wood burner. Gas Bar B Q  …see more

from £135 / night

£495 - £740 / week

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from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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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

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Salisbury

Wiltshire / Salisbury

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” What an amazing cottage. Clean, plenty of space and very complete. Everything you need is available. Gillie has a way of making you feel at home away from home. Me and my family had a great week there and we were sad to leave. Lots to do nearb  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £895 / week

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from £175 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

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
Situated on the Lelant Downs near St Ives, this 200 year old, stone barn enjoys far reaching views to the coast and offers an ideal base for exploring Cornwall's Lands End and Lizard peninsulas. Brunnion Barns has a Visit England 4 stars, Gold Award grading.  …see more

from £113 / night

£486 - £891 / week

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from £113 / 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
4* Graded. Railway Cottage is situated on the old railway station at New Radnor. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Mid Wales it is an ideal base for walking, biking or exploring the area. Open all year round. For details visit our website www.oldrailwaycottage  …see more

from £67 / night

£370 - £520 / week

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from £67 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in West Country

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  …see more

from £55 / night

£290 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant cottage, great location!” We stayed here for a week. The cottage was exactly what we had hopped for, beautifully presented, fully equipped. The location is perfect, whether to go to Bath or to explore other local tows/country side. A 10 mins  …see more

from £119 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £119 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Mid Wales

Machynlleth / Cemmaes

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Highly recommended- will definitely be back!” Myself and my family (including 2 teenagers) stayed at Bethania Cottage 2 weeks ago for a short break. The cottage was comfortable, we loved the quaint stove, it resulted in the cottage being very cosy and  …see more

from £39 / night

£392 / week

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from £39 / night

(12) Average 

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Holiday cottage in Salisbury

Wiltshire / Salisbury

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
5/6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, downstairs WC, Kitchen, Lounge, Laundry Facilities, close to the Cathedral, Stonehenge and shops.please note small party bookings of 6 or less at the lower price have 3 dbl rooms on the first floor not the whole property and family bathroom  …see more

from £220 / night

£1100 - £2030 / week

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from £220 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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 £55 / night

£320 / week

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from £55 / night

(30) Excellent 

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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 £60 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Clyro holiday cottage rental

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stone built cottages with breathtaking views. Secluded but not isolated, suitable for those wanting to chill out or be more adventurous with the many outdoor activities locally. Family friendly with a play barn for the youngsters and dogs welcome.Close to Hay on Wye; p  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Northend holiday cottage rental

Bath / Northend

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Just 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Bath, in the outlying village of Northend, New Mill Cottage is very conveniently located for exploring the attractions of this World Heritage city.  …see more

from £123 / night

£526 - £699 / week

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from £123 / night