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.
This is an amazing large villa, which can sleep up to 16 people with 8 bedrooms all en suite .
It is fantastic location, being just a 5 min drive to Ibiza Town/Playa Den Bossa and 10 mins to the fabulous beaches of Cala Jondal and Ses Salinas.
You can live the Ibiza …see more
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 wa… More
This apartment is a wonderful place to stay whether you are visiting London for a holiday vacation, business or a city break.Canary Wharf Station, for the Jubilee Line, and Heron Quays DLR Station are a 10 minute walk away. Crossharbour DLR Station is a 7 minute walk aw …see more
Service - 10/10
We stayed here with our four teenage/young adult children (6 people total) for the first 4 days and then just my spouse and I for a week. The service from Nicholas & Yvonne made us f… More
“fantastic spacious apartment,wonderful views,very nice and helpful owners”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
this is a beautiful spacious apartment in a great location,the apartment contains everything you could wish for including stunning views stretching across london.bus tube dlr river taxi all a short di… More
“Extraordinarily relaxing: Sitting watching the boats go by”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
I found this flat wonderfully relaxing. It's very spacious (we had a another family who came to stay for part of the week we were there, and there was lots of room for all of us). Sitting on the bal… More
Trevawood cottage is based on the John Fowler St.Ives holiday village complex in Lelant, approximately 4 miles from the picturesque town of St.Ives. Set in a woodland area on a family friendly park, this cottage is a must visit for anybody looking for a holiday in cornw …see more
“Excellent Chalet, wonderful owner and exceptionally good value”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2013
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 accommodating on all leve… More
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
We had a fantastic time here at Trevawood!The cottage was in a very quiet part of the park and was of excellent standard,well equipped ,very clean and newly decorated. All in all a real home from home… More
Stunning, Spacious and Central. In the heart of the cities finest attractions.
Dublin Street Lane South is just a five minute walk from Princess Street & George Street where there are some of Edinburgh's finest retail outlets and places to eat. Harvey Nichols and the S …see more
Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Natural History Museum – all are visual icons of London, built by Victorians whose aspirations knew no boundaries - but those are not for rent. With them sits St Pancras Chambers, a gothic fantasy of bricks and spires. The building, designat …see more
Yaz was a wonderful host - he responded quickly to questions and communicated often. The property was clean, comfortable and beautiful. My son loves trains so being able to stay in an actual train sta… More
“Beautiful apartment in an incredible location!”
Reviewed 16 Dec 2015
We absolutely loved staying in this gorgeous apartment! The amenities were fantastic and the location is perfect for enjoying the delights of London as you can get everywhere so easily. We would highl… More
“Great Apartment. Great Location!”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2015
What a great place to stay! We spent a long weekend here to celebrate our birthdays and it couldn't have been more perfect. Clean, well maintained and lots of little extras were thought about (Oyster … More
Sunnyside Apartment & Spa is a completely self-contained 2 or 3 double bedroomed property adjacent to our own house. If you only pay for 4 persons, the third bedroom will not be available to use and will remain locked. The property was completely refurbished to a ve …see more
“Our family of 5 enjoyed this roomy, very clean apartment and spa!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2013
My husband was working in Afghanistan, I flew from the states with our 3 kids to meet him for 2 weeks. Sunnyside Apt & Spa was a very nice and relaxing. We enjoyed the nearby forest and traveled to Lo… More
“Practical Luxury in Northeast London”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
We stayed for a week at Sunnyside and would definitely love to return. After our overnight flight from the US landing at our own personal spa was perfect. The pictures do not do the sauna, steam room… More
“Great accommodation with exceptional amenities in a convenient location for North and Central London”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this unique property - it lived up to and even exceeded our expectations and the website very accurately portrays the bedrooms and other amenities available. Chingford… More
A very large (500 sq ft) apartment hotel style with a separate modern kitchen. Fully furnished. Kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric hob, grill, microwave.
Big marble bathroom. Lots of storage space.
Best of all, a balcony …see more
Fabulous apartment , building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, located in the best area of the Paseo Maritimo of Ibiza, off the entrance to the marina of La Marina, overlooking the harbor and the historic center of Ibiza Zinc was known as Dalt Villa.
Located in the m …see more
We wanted accomadation within walking distance of fine dining and near the old town. It is perfect.
The accomadation is bright and spacious with good design and decor.
The management company to date… More
This lovely & large mews house has a lovely first floor lounge overlooking the mews with beautiful big bay windows, making it always light and bright. Furnishing is soft, modern and to a nice standard and suitable for up to 7-8 people.The lounge diner area overlooks …see more
Breakaway Lodge is a recently renovated and delightful self-catering holiday chalet situated within the popular St Ives Holiday Village and the perfect place to 'break away' from it all! Whether in the height of the busy summer holidays, or out of season and requiring a …see more
Breakaway Lodge is a modern, comfortable 2 bedroom chalet in a woodland setting that has been completely re-furbished in 2014. The accommodation is spotlessly clean, well equipped and has everything y… More
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“Relaxing, comfortable, couldnt ask for more!”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2014
The property surpassed our expectations for décor and comfort. All our needs were catered for and the property guide was very informative with lots of info on local services as well as tourist inform… More
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“Great Place, Great Location”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
This is a great place to stay and very well equipped, we stayed for 4 nights and couldn't of asked for a nicer place to stay. decorated to a high standard and in a great location, it was the perfect p… More
Many thanks Chris - we hope to welcome you back again soon!
It combines the beauty of nature with the comfort of modern architecture. Constructed with quality materials and including all the latest technology. As soon as you enter into this property, you will appreciate the sea view from the inviting living room and the two bedr …see more
Woodland Retreat is a privately owned, self catering, charming two bedroom chalet set in over 100 acres of woodland. It is on the popular John Fowler site just 5-6 minutes drive from St. Ives itself. It is a clean, recently refurbished (2016) chalet which will comfortab …see more
We were really happy with our stay in this fab little lodge. It was super clean, very comfortable and in a great location. We would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend to anyone.… More
“The cottage was very comfortable very near to all prime attractions. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
The cottage was very comfortable, well maintained and very clean. The owner was very kind to provide fruits and snacks to help us get refreshed after a long drive. The cottage was just about perfect f… More
The property is stylishly furnished internally and externally with a 125m² terrace. The apartment block adjoins the Golf de Ibiza golf club which boasts 18 and 9 hole courses.The bedrooms and living area lead directly onto the extensive terrace with panoramic views of …see more
If you want to chill out and get some quality R&R this is the place to stay. The only noise pollution is birdsong, which we loved. The Apartment is exactly as described and the facilities and decor … More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 8 Feb 2013
Loved this apartment - the owner has thought of everything, especially in kitchen area. The terrace is a wonderful place to chill out & we had some lovely dinners, surrounded by large lanterns. The po… More
New to holiday rental market March 2016!
A PROPERTY WITH A TOTALLY UNIQUE LOCATION! GUESTS CAN ENJOY COUNTRY WALKS, AMAZING VIEWS OR A ROUND OF GOLF, YET “The Wee Gem” COTTAGE IS ONLY 5.5 MILES FROM THE LIVELY COSMOPILITAIN CITY CENTRE OF EDINBURGH. THE PROPERTY I …see more
Very homely property, well equiped, buckets spades fishing nets and outside chairs are all there. The club house offers childrens entertainment. Nightly adult cabaret act / disco. Bar food and restaraunt, childrens meals are available. Wifi available, putting green, hor …see more
This smart property is in East London in Docklands 15 mins walk from the main banking district, Canary Wharf
Twenty minutes walk to the south you can be at Greenwich foot tunnel to the Cutty Sark, Greenwich market and many other well known attractions
Bus …see more
This is a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment in the iconic Las Boas building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, located in the best area of Marina Botafoch, 5 minutes walk from the marina, Lio, Pacha, the Cipriani, the casino, Blue Marlin (marina location), 8 mins walk from T …see more
Las Boas apartment building, designed by the world famous architect Jean Nouvel, is the most emblematic residential building in Ibiza.
The apartment has 115 sqm and 20 sqm terrace.
Total privacy from terrace, unlike most apartments in Las Boas community.
View is facing …see more
A lovely spacious and quiet apartment with lots of natural light and solid wooden floors.Furnished to a high standard in Westbourne grove part of Notting Hill. Well located for all of London. Just a few moments form notting Hill Gate underground station and very close …see more
We spent a perfect 5 days in this Notting Hill garden apartment. It is ideally located for city walks, as well as museums and Portobello. Wide variate of good international restaurants, excellent publ… More
“Super Flat cosy and great location.... beautiful interiors”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
We were really lucky to get the booking as the owner had a space for a few days ... we were so happy its in the best road and it is a very cute apartment. It was spotless and had everything we needed… More
“Excellent location, suitably quirky, friendly and welcoming”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2013
We enjoyed our stay in Notting Hill. The owner met us at the flat on our arrival, and was very friendly - before long we were chatting like old aquaintances. Although this studio flat is ground floor,… More
This luxurious second floor apartment is situated in a deluxe apartment building, including spa facilities and within walking distance of Edinburgh's shopping and city centre.This accommodation is the definition of luxury; it is fresh, modern and stylish whilst ret …see more
“Lovely Apartment. Made our New Year Stay perfect.”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
Lovely place. About a mile into the city. Nice walk there though. Clean apartment. Very welcoming. Apartment was comfortably warm but not too hot and stuffy. Very quiet, minimal noise from other re… More
“Elegant appartment with good access from airport by bus”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2012
The appartment was very clean and inviting with three good sized double bedrooms and a smaller, windowless one. Access from the airport was very easy either by bus or car (secure car parking faciliti… More
Spacious and well-lit 2 bed apartment. There are 2 double beds and 2 single beds.
In addition to the entire flat, A concierge service ensuring your safety 24/7. The building is cleaned every day and the apartment is cleaned immediately before y …see more
Recently inaugurated luxury concept apartment in the prestigious “The Onsider Barcelona” building, designed by the famous interior designer Jaime Beriestain. The apartment is located in the exclusive area of Sant Gervasi-Galvani, close to Via Augusta, 10 minutes wal …see more
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»LUXURY VILLA GOLF DE IBIZA« AT A GLANCE:
• 2 floor luxury villa with a modernized Spanish architectural style featuring all wood flooring
• Located in Roca Llisa neighbourhood: stunning beaches, peaceful area & close to resta …see more
Originally built c1750, The Fron was renovated to an exceptionally high standard in 2007. It retains many of its original features such as oak beams and there are seasoned solid wooden floors throughout the light and spacious, open-plan lounge and dining area giving acc …see more
This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. However I just want to clarify that the "summer house" is called Lily Pond Lodge, which sleeps 2, and has to be booked separately to The Fron. It is not automatically included in a booking for the main house - Many thanks
“beautiful cottage in stunning location”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
lovely barn conversion cottage, with all the amenities which make it a home from home.
Very clean and spacious. Ideal location for a getaway break with stunning scenery from every window and the hot… More
“Beautiful house, well equipped, glorious views, especially from the hot tub, the most perfect week”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at The Fron last week. We had a great holiday, and will return to the house and area in the near future.
The house was ideal for two families. We were very impressed with h… More
Luxury self-catering Barn, (perfect for celebrations with family and friends). INDOOR Heated Swimming Pool
You will be the only guests here during your stay. Dogs warmly welcomed by arrangement as are 'Hens and 'Stags'!!. SLEEPS 16 - 28 people. For over 30 years Bar …see more
This is a nice one bedroom apartment couldn't be better located in terms of easy access to Oxford Street,Regents Park. Bustling Marylebone is on the doorstep and landmark locations such as Paddington Station and London Business School.The SpaceOur apartments are se …see more
The Wilderness is bursting with charm including original oak beams and Inglenook log fireplace. There's a TV Lounge with widescreen TV, Kids TV/playroom both with TV/DVD, and Scarts to plug in your Xbox/Wii. Luxury kitchen with range cooker Larder Fridge (+ separat …see more
I booked The Wilderness for my sisters hen weekend for a group of 17 and it was perfect! The rooms were a good size, plenty of bathrooms and big kitchen, plus two living rooms and a dining room which … More
“Fantastic spot for a hen party”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2014
The Wilderness is the ideal house for a hen party. We had 15 hens to celebrate our friend Wendy getting married and everyone had the best time with something to suit everyone. The house itself has l… More
“GREAT FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS AND LARGE GROUPS”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2015
The Wilderness is a fabulous place for large groups of any age. We rented the property for my Mum's 80th birthday so there was a mixed age range of guests and it was suitable for everyone.
We liked … More
Each of our two bespoke yurts has a beautiful hand made king-size bed with sumptuous bedding, candles, and a romantic and cosy log-burner to keep things toastie; a home-from-home, complete with the opulence one expects from a romantic break.
Champagne, f …see more
A stunning 2-bedroom/2-bathroom split-level apartment just a few steps from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, adjoining the award-winning five-star Milestone Hotel, one of the highest ranked hotels on TripAdvisor for London. Apartment 2 measures 80 Square metres spread o …see more
A modern and professionally managed three bedroom apartment at the Quartermile development, located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.This spacious apartment has 3 double bedrooms and views of the surrounding area. Spacious lounge and kitchen area with …see more
Our 2 bedroom privately owned terraced cottage is set in a peaceful woodland setting in the popular St Ives Holiday Village. Footprints sleeps 4 and is typically ideal for couples and families.
It's a terrace granite stone cottage with an open plan lounge, kitchen and …see more
A stunning 2-bedroom/2-bathroom apartment just a few steps from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, adjoining the award-winning five-star Milestone Hotel, one of the highest ranked hotels on TripAdvisor for London. Apartment 3 measures 83 Square metres with a front facing …see more
Modern apartment in the Marina of Ibiza, at walking distance to the port, and close to clubs like Pacha, Lío, Cipriani, Cavali and the famous Heart restaurant. It is next to the Casino of Ibiza. The beautiful beach of Talamanca is at only 300m.
The complex has a comun …see more
Nice apartment in Playa den Bossa , full equipped and free WiFi. The apartment has a great location in the heart of Playa den Bossa , near to the Sunkeys club and about 300 m to the beach. Walking you arrive in 5 min to Bora Bora , 7 min to Space and Ushuaia club. …see more
2 mins from EXCEL and Royal Victoria DLR station, 30 mins from Central London. This spacious and partial water dock view apartment is ideal for up to 4 guests' stay. Guests are offered modern home experience with flexible check in/out, tea/coffee and gym/sauna serv …see more
This modern villa in contemporary style is one of the better (quieter) places of Ibiza, a few kilometers from Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia in the urbanization Roca Llisa (near the golfcourse). The villa is close to the coast and overlooks the sea and Formentera. This is …see more
This superb and well presented 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is strategically located in Docklands Pontoon Dock just 2 minutes walk to the DLR(Docklands Light Railway) station and only 5 minutes walk to City Airport and 8 minutes seaside walk to the ExCeL exhibitio …see more
Apt 2 is a double studio, large bright apt on the 1st floor.Glenthurston is a large detached Victorian house tastefully converted into 7 apartments. The family owners have been offering holiday accommodation since 1998. On-site facilities include parking, large garden, …see more
This gorgeous villa is located in one of the best spots close to Ibiza town called Cap de Martinet. It is situated in a hill in the back part of the harbor of Ibiza and Talamanca Beach. Great views towards the sea and the sunrise. This stunning villa is the perfe …see more
Bosque de Pere is a traditionally styled six-bed private home, with lavish space to entertain and sleep up to 22 guests. Secluded in the hills within 75 acres of aromatic pine forest, this idyllic island retreat is perfectly located just 15 minutes from Ibiza Town. Comp …see more
We stayed during July 2015 with a large group of 19 people aged 30 - 40. This was our second visit to Bosque De Pere and once again the experience was exceptional! The villa is stunning and is everyt… More
“Amazing glamorous hideaway”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2015
Hidden away in the most alluring, magical, private forested place on the island .. is this astonishing villa in authentic rustic pink, with many gorgeous rooms and facilities, and the most stunning an… More
“Paradise and Pimp Party house”
Reviewed 12 May 2015
I went to this place with a large group from work (19 of us) for a weekend. We had Already pre-ordered food and wine for the arrival, and Jeremy (the manager) greeted us at the airport and ensured we … More