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The top summer festivals (3086)

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

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa in San Agustin des Vedra

Ibiza / San Agustin des Vedra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't have asked for more!” We stayed in this villa for a week with family/friends as we were getting married in Ibiza at the end of September. This villa is stunning and has everything you need or could wish for. Richard (the owner) is super quick  …see more

from £450 / night

£2650 - £5000 / week

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from £450 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Centrally placed, a real gem of a mews flat in Edinburgh. Cosy and welcoming - couldn't have asked for more. We will be back next time we're in edinburgh!  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 - £815 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Very Good 

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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

from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, great flat!!” Stayed for 4 nights and was so central but without being too noisy. Great communication with the owner and lovely clean and tidy apartment with all you need. As a regular to Edinburgh and having stayed in lots of apartm  …see more

from £75 / night

£368 - £1029 / week

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from £75 / night

(49) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / South Bank

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in wonderful location” We recently stayed in this apartment for 10 days and had the most fabulous time exploring and enjoying London from this excellent base. The apartment is clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a se  …see more

from £130 / night

£799 / week

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from £130 / 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 - £515 / week

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from £36 / night

(74) Excellent 

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New Town holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“smashing apartment-great area” Location ideal short walk to centre. Patrick always helpful. Apartment freshly decorated with loads of utensils, towels etc. Patrick even left a bottle of adult juice!! for us to enjoy. Second time we have stayed here a  …see more

from £80 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1270 / week

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from £160 / 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

(34) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday home rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Paddington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary

from £99 / night

£693 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bathford

Bath / Bathford

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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

(10) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Wapping

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“The Perfect Stay” I've been more than pleased to stay in this apartment for a week. The apartment looks even better than in pictures, it's clean warm and bright; well furnished and Mrs Jane Gildan is extremely kind and ready to answer all our questio  …see more

from £118 / night

£825 / week

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from £118 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

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

(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

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Paris / Central Paris

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £61 / night

£302 / week

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from £61 / night

(25) 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

(37) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Thoroughly recommended” We have just returned from a week in St Ives and stayed at Gwithians Reach. The house is cosy and warm, finished to perfection with personal touches way about and beyond the normal holiday rental. We felt at home straight awa  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £1995 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Porthminster

St Ives / Porthminster

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“nice place having everything near by” We, two families from Germany, had a wonderful week in St Ives this summer. The house, as already been said, is well equipped and you can reach everything on foot very quickly. It has enough space and bathrooms fo  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £2000 / week

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from £108 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(29) Excellent 

19

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“appartment Barcelona” Excellent apartment, lovely finish, on top floor with modern lift.Everything to hand and owners easily contactable and very helpful.Beside st pau metro and mini markets and cafe's. Excellent spot.  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £120 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £120 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West End

Edinburgh / West End

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home!” Great accommodation with all that you could want or need to feel at home! A super welcoming feel to the apartment with some food items available including a bottle of Prosecco! We felt very much at home in relaxing surroundings and so  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1815 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives 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
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Barcelona / Ciutat Vella

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £95 / night

£604 - £919 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in Royal Mile” Myself and 3 friends hired this apartment for our annual trip to Edinburgh and were not disappointed ! The host Marion was very helpful from even before we arrived asking if we wanted our beds made into singles or double  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £140 / night

(26) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment accommodation

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Extremely comfortable and well equipped” The owner was kindly there to meet us on arrival and show us around. There was complimentary tea, coffee, juice and milk which was welcome since we'd had a long journey. The apartment was clean, tidy and recent  …see more

from £85 / night

£440 - £612 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

10

Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Maida Vale

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“New, clean and stilish apartment.” The apartment is very clean, nice and modern. It is fully furnished with anything needed including wifi. Nice welcome and explanatory tour of the aparment upon arrival. The apartment is 400 mt away from the tube Quee  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1860 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

12

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

39

Holiday penthouse in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“The ultimate luxury penthouse in an unbelievably cool location.” Wow. This penthouse is amazing! A stunningly stylish apartment with touches of luxury throughout. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, you almost can't believe that you are on the doorstep  …see more

from £650 / night

£4200 - £5000 / week

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from £650 / night

(49) Excellent 

19

Townhouse rental in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect house for NYE party and cosy New Year's Day” We had an absolute ball at this house over New Year's Eve. We were a mixed group of old university friends and we wanted a big house with lots of room to have New Year's Eve in together and chill ou  …see more

from £450 / night

£2500 / week

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from £450 / night

(52) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / 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

(39) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Craven street” The apartment was fantastic, big and spacious. The lounge was bright and homely, the grandchildren loved the swivel chair and remote light switch. The master bedroom, I can't describe how big it was, and the bed was so big. I have no c  …see more

from £390 / night

£2700 - £2950 / week

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from £390 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Holiday penthouse in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great experience for Edinburgh tattoo weekend” We could not have asked for anything more and had a great weekend here, a fantastic penthouse accommodation located perfectly on the beach front of portobello and just a short taxi ride to Edinburgh's Roy  …see more

from £86 / night

£575 / week

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from £86 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St Ives 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
“Lovely place!” This is a truely lovely cottage. Just like the pictures. We had a wonderful week in St. Ives. Our 11- and 14-year old adored the attic room. We want one ourselves! The view from up there is gorgeous, and they spent hours sitting by the  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(153) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay.” Edele was very helpful, the location is quiet yet it's only a 15 min walk into town. Good value for the price, only downside was the lack of hot water by the 5th showers but it wasn't a major  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” My partner and I stayed at the Artpad for a couple of nights this month and had a thoroughly wonderful stay! On arriving at the Artpad we were very impressed with the beautifully grand apartment. The rooms are huge with plenty of space to  …see more

from £105 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(62) 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
“Excellent appartment with views to match” This appartment really is as good as everyone says: Its really modern, tastefully decorated and has sea views from all windows. The welcome pack is a really nice touch. You virtually have your own train stat  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Camden

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £130 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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from £130 / night

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