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The top summer festivals (12832)

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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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

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We'll come back!” Lovely and very well equipped flat, good and central location but still a quiet street, very helpful and friendly owner - all perfect, we'll come back!  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1155 / week

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from £71 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in West Country

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

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(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

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“a little gem” quiet, well equipped, walking distance of town centre. clean and beautiful property, photos don't do justice. Spacious bedroom and a great size bed. lovely original features remaining. And a bonus point you can park a car.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times. This is a superb apartment. The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / 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

(36) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

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

(41) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“The best spring break” We have searched a lot until i we chose the Whitehouse Apartment but thats was probably the best choice we could have made . The accommodation is great and I can say that it looks even better than the pictures. We had a great ti  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £1030 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment great location” We rented this apartment for a few days for my birthday it was in a great location and a lovely place to stay. This apartment has all mod cons with added extras like soap shower gel tea towel etc not all places do t  …see more

from £78 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £78 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Davidsons Mains

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“"Wow"” That's right "The Annexe" was out of this world. So relaxing,quiet. It was a beautiful place to stay. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 50yr birthday. So many lovely places to visit and only a bus ride away. Fiona even left us 2 bus tickets  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(58) 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
“Amazing again!” Just back from a fab week in seaview, this was our 4th visit to this apartment and have already booked for next year! It's like home from home with everything you need for a relaxing week, it's in a very quiet area right next to the tr  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in West Country with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(39) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment close to everything” A lovely period apartment, walking distance to everything to see and do in Bath. Convenient parking, as you won't need a car to get around. Apartment, well equipped.  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £105 / night

(15) Excellent 

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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

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Close to everything” We could see the castle right outside the balcony, we walked to everything all weekend. Was close to a market and to the pubs in the Grassmarket area. The only downside was carrying up suitcases two flights of steps so not for e  …see more

from £78 / night

£460 - £1305 / week

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from £78 / night

(44) Excellent 

27

Batheaston holiday apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m  …see more

from £80 / night

£406 - £504 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“immaculate” immaculate, very clean and exceptionally well-equipped with all extras included such as soap, coffee pods etc and a welcome gift of milk, juice and fruits. excellent location and no street noise. 2nd floor with elevator. it is on the smal  …see more

from £85 / night

£547 - £832 / week

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from £85 / night

(37) Excellent 

24

Mid Wales holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends. The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful. The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m  …see more

from £219 / night

£1589 - £3530 / week

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from £219 / night

(26) Excellent 

25

West Country holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

40

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Corstorphine

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment and great location” We had a lovely stay at Blair 2. The whole booking process was very easy and owners were very accommodating to our needs. We received a warm welcome and checked in early. The apartment is lovely bright, airy and  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £1750 / week

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from £80 / night

(94) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Best place to stay in Edinburgh!!!” Excellent place to stay: close to main attractions, perfect size for 2-4 people, clean, stylish, comfortable and cosy, good mattress. The kitchen has everything you need, such as a fridge, cooker, oven, pots and pan  …see more

from £63 / night

£315 - £1029 / week

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from £63 / night

(68) Excellent 

19

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“A Great Base to Explore Edinburgh” We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and a friend so tota  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(70) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1350 / week

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from £105 / night

(48) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property in a great location for a fair price with brilliant customer care.” We very much enjoyed our fifth visit to Edinburgh. This property is really well located almost in the heart of the City but pleasingly quiet too. Lots of bars, rest  …see more

from £325 / night

£1950 - £2100 / week

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from £325 / night

(72) Excellent 

62

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Canary Wharf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our third stay at this fantastic apartment” The owner, Nicholas, always goes out of his way to make our 10 day stay extremely comfortable, and this was no exception. As we exhibit at the London Boat Show at ExCel it is such a wonderful place to retur  …see more

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2000 / week

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from £275 / night

(26) Excellent 

22

West Country holiday townhouse rental

Somerset / Bath

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £175 / night

£550 - £675 / week

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from £175 / night

(32) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh” I've stayed in this apartment in Lothian House several times now on business, the fact I keep coming back should speak volumes. Always spotlessly clean and perfectly furnished, I was surprised and pleased to fi  …see more

from £80 / night

£510 - £825 / week

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from £80 / 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

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

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

(27) Excellent 

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Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days. The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Barn accommodation in Dolanog

Powys / Dolanog

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lots of light and space inside, surrounded by peace and countryside beyond.” Celebrated our Ruby Wedding week here with 7 adults, a teenager, a 2 year-old and 3 dogs. Loads of space to gather in - or disperse to. Full-length windows fold to give level  …see more

from £69 / night

£329 - £1999 / week

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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 £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulously located flat. Immaculate and well equipped.” The flat is in an ideal, central location for sightseeing all of Edinburgh! It is exactly as described; very comfortable, immaculate and well decorated. Deborah gave us great directions and infor  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(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

(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