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The top summer festivals (14756)

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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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

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

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newent

Forest of Dean / Newent

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Lovely big house, which has everything you need. We spent lots of cosy nights in front of the log fire. Newent is a bit quiet, one pub left, two are closed. Micro brewery pub but no kids allowed. Good Indian restaurant but not much else. Usual tak  …see more

from £125 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £125 / night

(36) 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
“Comfortable base from which to explore.” Instructions received pre-stay were very informative, clear about arrival and departure and regarding facilities to expect on arrival. Safe, onsite parking. Quiet even though only just off a main road. Property  …see more

from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town 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
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(42) 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
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

Cala Tarida holiday apartment accommodation

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful” My partner and I stayed here along with our 2 year old daughter in June 2015 for 1 week. The reason we picked Cala Tarida was because we were getting married and as soon as we spotted Atico Tarida on the internet, we knew th  …see more

from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

(23) 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  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

26

Playa d'en Bossa / Picaso

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £85 / night

£848 - £2034 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in South East London

South East London / Crystal Palace

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is in the most prestigious area of historic Crystal Palace. The house is one of the oldest and most striking in the Crystal Palace area and can be seen in the impressionist painting of Pissarro (called Fox Hill). At the highest point in south London, the a  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” Thanks for a wonderful stay - the house is perfect and is in a fabulous location within easy walking distance to everything. We will be back again.  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £3400 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa d'en Bossa

Playa d'en Bossa / Bossamar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Beachfront apartment with swimmingpool and air condition in the livingroom, located in the exclusive area of Playa den Bossa, just 30 metres away from the sea.Bossa Mar 2 consist in 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big terrace, well equiped kitchen and private parking.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £1662 / week

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from £145 / night

(72) 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
“Haven in Big City” Arriving to a friendly, warm welcome by Eve, the owner, we were instantly over awed with this jewel of an apartment. It was everything and more to what the description reads and photos the show. After a quick & concise introduction  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
The apartment Casa Roja is a quiet, elegant apartment on the second floor of a well preserved historical building (with elevator from the first floor), situated in a strategic position to easily enjoy both the old town and the beaches of Barcelona. It consists of a liv  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 / week

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from £84 / night

(45) Excellent 

22

Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a Find” What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condiments to help with cooking a meal. Th  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / King's Cross

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the centre of London!!!” Are you planning to spend some days in London and you are looking for a good accomodation? Don't go further!! This is definitely the best solution. Me and my family (5 people) have just spent a long w  …see more

from £120 / night

£980 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £55 / night

£310 - £370 / week

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from £55 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ms” Beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment, perfectly situated for strolling around the city.  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £125 / 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

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Greyfriars

Edinburgh / Greyfriars

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable and well equipped apartment in excellent location” This second floor apartment is light, well equipped and in a very central Edinburgh Old Town location ideally situated for many of the attractions. It was just a few steps away from the Na  …see more

from £75 / night

£700 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Central Barcelona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Four fully furnished studio located in the very center of Barcelona just next to Plaza Catalunya. 2 minutes walk to La Rambla, 5 minute to the Sea Port and 2 minute more to the beach. Perfect location All local transport facilities are available 2 minute of the apartm  …see more

from £58 / night

£416 / week

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from £58 / 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 £221 / night

£1602 - £3560 / week

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from £221 / night

(2) Average 

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Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Sant Joan de Labritja holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Joan de Labritja

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ibicenco Marí: Vivienda Turistica: ETV-1059-E Property accommodates max. 6 adults + 2 children under 12 years in additional beds on request + 2 babies under 2 years in additional cots on request = 8 people/guests + 2 babies maximum _______ Rental rates are base  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 - £4028 / week

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from £162 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“What a great time!” The owner was fantastic, the location and apartment was superb. Close to all transportation, and pubs. What more could you ask for?  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Very Good 

22

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £510 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa with capacity between 8/10 people, located in the heart of Island, Playa den Bossa and Ibiza town are a few minutes. Easy access on foot, by public transport or by car. The Villa is located in an exclusive area of ​​Villas and luxury homes. The Villa is div  …see more

from £255 / night

£1695 - £4068 / week

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from £255 / night

(5) 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

25

Cala Vadella holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and beach” We stayed in cala vedella for 2 weeks and really enjoyed our stay at apartment. Over all we had a great stay, but as always there are some things that could be better. The overall standard of the flat was ok, except f  …see more

from £64 / night

£441 - £475 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Very Good 

50

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Exceeded all our expectations.” Great location with all the amenities that we could need. The villa is huge. Set up with a nice flow yet still allowing for the privacy of each couple. The owners generosity and customer service was of the highest le  …see more

from £339 / night

£2119 - £9450 / week

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from £339 / night

(127) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Really pleasantly surprised at how nice the flat was for the price we paid. Considering we were so close to the centre the road was so quiet. The only criticism would be that the hairdryer and pillows are due for updating but it is gett  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful Accomadation and Location” We have previously stayed in Bath itself at various places - now regretting not finding the Coach House before. Very spacious and thoughtfully designed. The information supplied by the owners was most useful  …see more

from £127 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £127 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Exquisite and superbly fitted one double bedroom flat, Zone 1 in Central London. Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation. Within walki  …see more

from £147 / night

£997 - £1497 / week

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from £147 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Es Canar

Santa Eulalia del Río / Es Canar

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
“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.  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Wye cottage” Had a last minute weekend stay here in this beautiful cottage. Added bonus was the hot tub relaxing watching the night sky. Lovely views to wake up to, nice little welcome pack left by the owners. Will definately be going back with my gra  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Tollcross with golf nearby

Edinburgh / Tollcross

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£750 - £895 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This apartment has 1 double bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, kitchen office and leaving room with sofa bed available for 2 extra persons. Each apartment is well equipped with all tiled floors / marble and includes flat-screen TV, and doors have traditional high ceilings, living r  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night