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The top summer festivals (4357)

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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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

(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

(6) Excellent 

20

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

(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

(6) Excellent 

9

Holiday barn in Little Witcombe

Gloucestershire / Little Witcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
2 bedroom character barn which is pet friendly and child friendly. We are close to the Cotswold Way with walks from the doorstep.The barn is also close to Cheltenham with it many festivals including Gold Cup, Jazz and Literature.There is free off road parking right next  …see more

from £75 / night

£800 / week

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from £75 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing. A  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / night

32

Norton St Philip holiday home rental

Bath / Norton St Philip

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and  …see more

from £395 / night

£2765 / week

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from £395 / 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

(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

(23) Excellent 

10

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

(119) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(44) Excellent 

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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

(36) Excellent 

17

Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • 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) Very Good 

10

Holiday apartment in Acton Turville

Gloucestershire / Acton Turville

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Garden Flat is a ground floor apartment in a lovely quiet rural position, looking over countryside. It is attached to the owners' house but is completely self contained and has central heating. The apartment comprises: living /dining room, kitchen with small utility  …see more

from £40 / night

£300 / week

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from £40 / night

(104) Excellent 

30

Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Wonderful location, incredible house, lovely people!” Well not sure where to start. Booked this last minute as another place in Hay lied about having an open fire. So not off to a great start, but this place really pulled through for me. I was surpris  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(48) Excellent 

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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

(11) Very Good 

15

Holiday studio in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant Alternative to a Hotel - Cosy, Convenient and Great Price” A friend and I stayed in the Pritchard Street apartment for a weekend away and were so pleased we did! The apartment was exactly as pictured, with a lovely big bathroom. What we ap  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 / week

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from £75 / night

(33) Excellent 

12

Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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

(26) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in West Country

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 £99 / night

£499 - £1300 / week

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from £99 / night

(28) Very Good 

16

Holiday bungalow in West Country

Cornwall / St Ives

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed, quiet, central, private, comfortable place to stay” Just what we needed: we could lie in bed and see flocks of starlings, sea and lots of sky, cook something in the kitchen without missing out on the fun in the sitting room (as they are part  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / 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

(28) Excellent 

40

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Why have only just discovered this?” After many stays in average hotels, either without parking or extortionate parking costs, we discovered this wonderful place! The apartment is spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. This is the first time we  …see more

from £10 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £10 / night

(109) Excellent 

21

Holiday home accommodation

Somerset / Bath

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Christmas” Rented this property for my Daughter & her 2 young children who travelled from USA for Xmas. We had a family Christmas with sons from Bristol plus myself & husband .Plenty of space for all and room for children to play. House sp  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

37

Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Fully equipped kitchen leading onto an open plan sitting room and dining area. Private patio garden with BBQ facilities. Five very comfortable en-suite bedrooms, games room and private parking.  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(10) Excellent 

11

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £800 / week

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from £140 / night

(28) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Edinburgh / Corstorphine

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This 2 bedroom apartment. Sleeps 6. (7 on request) Situated 15 minutes from the city centre Ideal for all ages and all types of holidays. Travel cot & high chair available.  …see more

from £70 / night

£540 - £1050 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

(18) Excellent 

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Bristol holiday home rental

Bristol / Clifton, Bristol

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Well appointed and great location” We chose this house due to its location close to Whiteladies Road and it proved to be a great find. Joanna was very efficient and helpful handling the booking, some nice welcome touches - and the house was very nicel  …see more

from £115 / night

£1000 / week

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from £115 / night

(37) Excellent 

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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

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This delightful, modern Salisbury city-centre apartment, with dedicated parking, is perfectly located for exploring Salisbury, Stonehenge, the West Country or even London (90 mins by train!).Check 5 yrs of 5* reviews for our London Apartment to give you confidence.Pleas  …see more

from £109 / night

£654 - £834 / week

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from £109 / 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

(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

(9) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday townhouse rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Knightsbridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Authentic accommodation in a great location.” Adel was very helpful with tips on how to find the Mew Cottage, which, when found, was delightful, clean and well fitted and kitted. We were just around the corner from Harrods, and within easy reach of al  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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from £115 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Charming Bath flat” The flat is in a great location to explore the town of Bath. It had everything we needed - the beds were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and it was beautifully decorated. Sarah always responded promptly to email queries and  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(72) Excellent 

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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

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Mitcheldean

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A bijou hideaway in a magical setting.” Enjoyed three nights at 'Little Owl', the perfect getaway for two to go. Excellent instructions from the hosts, which meant that the cottage was very easy to find despite arriving in the dark, with a very atmosp  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £368 / week

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from £35 / 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

(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

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Penthouse is at the heart of historic Bath, with views over the City from the very centre, to the countryside beyond.Situated at the top (3rd floor) of an imposing Georgian, building this apartment is styled to combine contemporary living with comfort and conven  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / night