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The top summer festivals (2979)

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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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 £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

(11) 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
“\\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 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(15) Excellent 

32

Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Ciutat Vella

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic location” Great apartment & great value - although is actually 3 bedrooms with a sofa-bed in lounge. Location couldn't be better - walking distance of beach, shops, bars, etc. Would stay there again.  …see more

from £117 / night

£815 - £1638 / week

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from £117 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday studio rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Southbank, London

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect little space” Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every meal. We are extremely happy ab  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £954 / week

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from £100 / night

(38) Excellent 

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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

(70) 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
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(45) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Plaza Catalunya

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent position, will use it again” The apartment is exceptionally well situated 3 min's walk from Pl Catalunya, very easy to reach on foot from the Aerobus station. The street looked a bit off putting on Google maps but it is actually lovely and  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £555 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Superb!!” We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights and it was just wonderful. Beautifully presented,cosy and very clean. It had all we needed and more. Location was great just a short walk to shops and restaurants. 5 star accomodation. Would stay t  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(68) 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
“A Great Base to Explore Edinburgh” We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and a friend so tota  …see more

from £75 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) 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
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer,  …see more

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £78 / night

£546 - £1106 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Studio rental in South East London

South East London / South Norwood

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Car not necessary
A spacious self-catering apartment, own kitchen, with two shared bathrooms. Ideal for a single person or couple wishing a comfortable stay in London. Great transport links to London Victoria & London Bridge.. Trains run from central London to East Croydon all night.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • 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.<b  …see more

from £109 / night

£654 - £834 / week

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from £109 / night

(95) 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
“Best place to stay in Edinburgh!!!” Excellent place to stay: close to main attractions, perfect size for 2-4 people, clean, stylish, comfortable and cosy, good mattress. The kitchen has everything you need, such as a fridge, cooker, oven, pots and pan  …see more

from £63 / night

£315 - £1029 / week

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from £63 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£450 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Downalong

St Ives / Downalong

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A chilled out beach holiday stay in a cosy cottage” Downalong was a lovely little cottage that was just right for us. There were 2 of us and a friend came along to stay for a couple of nights and we also had our little border terrier with us. We wer  …see more

from £125 / night

£300 - £1150 / week

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from £125 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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New Town 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 £450 / night

£3150 - £4900 / week

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from £450 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Stay, Recommend it.” Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provide towels.. But generally  …see more

from £129 / night

£862 / week

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from £129 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

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

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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
Modern and cozy apartment located in the heart of the neighborhood of Poble Sec. At the foot of the Montjuic hill and not far from downtown, this area is well served by bus and metro at few steps there are the station of Poble Sec and Parallel. The area is very lively w  …see more

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Nou

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Location - Everything Included” This is a great value-for-money apartment, in the old Barcelona Olympic Village. The apartment is pristine and very modern, with absolutely everything included Air Conditioning, Iron etc., dishwasher, washing mach  …see more

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bristol holiday home rental

Bristol / Clifton, Bristol

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • 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

(13) Very Good 

24

Holiday studio in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Cozy flat in Ideal Location” My wife and I stayed in this flat for 4 nights. It is a charming place with all the necessary amenities with the charm of a London rental. The location is perfect as it is very close to the underground rail and is locate  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £719 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) 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 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(152) 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

(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

(17) Very Good 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A nice modern apartment near la Sagrada Familia” The good: - modern, clean, new - fully equipped for 4 persons (cooking, washing, A/C, Wifi etc..) - near subway station, Sagrada Familia, Sant Pau Hospital, nice restaurants and shops - friendly  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / 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
“Lovely apartment in great location.” this is a lovely apartment based right beside the sea. Lovely sunshine greets you each morning on the balcony area with lovely sea views. The apartment have everything that you need for your stay, a fully equipped  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / 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
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days. The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / 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 £107 / night

£797 - £1397 / week

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from £107 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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

(12) Very Good 

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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

(38) 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
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kit  …see more

from £127 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £127 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ibiza Town with shared pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Ibiza Apartment” Great apartment, highly recommended.... Pros: - Great location, close to Pacha, taxi rank, Lio, Cavalli, Passion cafe and there is an ideal 'corner shop' at end of the drive. - Large balcony with equally large dining  …see more

from £104 / night

£725 - £1871 / week

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from £104 / night

(41) Excellent 

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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
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!” A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“very quiet and renovated apartment, perfect for us !” this 3-room apartment was very well, so quiet (not easy in Barcelona !) everything worked perfectly, this flat is on the 4th floor, but there is a (small) lift, no problem ! everything in the apa  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Central Barcelona

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Will definitely be staying there again!!!” We absolutely loved the apartment. The views were amazing. Arturo and his staff were wonderful. They helped us with anything we needed including getting great seats to a FC Barcelona game. Their restaurant w  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night