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The top summer festivals (14761)

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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Holiday cottage in Llangammarch Wells

Powys / Llangammarch Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I
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from £60 / night

£255 - £425 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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London holiday apartment rental

England / London

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” Our stay was simply perfect. Dreamlocation - central, close to Borough market and still so calm and quiet in the night. The appartement had a well thought out layout with a light and modern feel to it. It had everything we needed to co
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from £150 / night

£945 / week

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(2) Excellent 

25

Sant Rafael holiday villa rental

Sant Rafael / Santa Ines

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday” Lovely villa with everything you need. Three bedrooms and enought space for six. Nice outdoor and Lovely decoration. Car is essential but only a short drive to some nice beaches and restaurants. Excellent comunication with Thomas who
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from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in San Rafael with swimming pool, golf nearby

Ibiza / San Rafael

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool

from £322 / night

£2250 - £6500 / week

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from £322 / night

(13) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Family house by the beach” Stayed for 3 days with extended family whilst attending a wedding. Spacious and welcoming and ideally situated for easy access to St Ives town and beaches.
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from £175 / night

£900 - £3500 / week

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from £175 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

St Ives / Carbis Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Apartment” we stayed for 1 week in the apartment in July, the quality of the apartment is fantastic, it is equiped with everything you could possibly need for a totally relaxing & enjoyable stay. The bed is the most comfy ever.There is a lov
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from £69 / night

£299 - £899 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Excellent 

67

Holiday apartment in Colinton

Edinburgh / Colinton

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Perfect Convenient Accomodation” The flat was absolutely beautiful, in immaculate condition, spacious and warm. There's a bus stop right outside that takes you directly into Edinburgh making it a perfect location for those who don't drive. There also
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from £46 / night

£320 - £850 / week

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from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dalt Vila holiday apartment rental

Ibiza Town / Dalt Vila

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“HEAVEN!” Casa La Marina is the perfect holiday villa in Ibiza. The location is perfect with breathtaking views all day. The house is ideally situated with restaurants, bars and shops right on your doorstep although secluded enough feel like you are in
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from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday private room in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £26 / night

£173 - £716 / week

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from £26 / night

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Holiday apartment accommodation

England / London

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(2) Excellent 

36

Holiday home in Central Paris

Paris / Central Paris

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £130 / night

£828 / week

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from £130 / night

(30) 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.
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Las Salinas, Ibiza

Ibiza / Las Salinas, Ibiza

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Hidden Rustic Gem” Stayed at this charming rustic place last week. It benefits from an elevated position with slight sea views from front terrace. It has added benefit of private terrace at rear. There is an outside shower and banana tree! Inside it
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from £78 / night

£544 - £1087 / week

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from £78 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bristol

England / Bristol

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Everything you could need in a cosy cottage.” This was a well appointed cottage that we booked to use as a base for a family celebration. It had everything and more that we could have wanted for our stay. The owners were friendly and accommodating wit
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from £75 / night

£395 - £565 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cala Vadella

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £250 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £250 / night

(65) 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
“fantastic holiday” me and my partner stopped here and was amazed how nice the apartment was. had everything you could ask for, love the area loads to do. we walked into st ives via the coastal path which was relaxing. weather was on our side apart fro
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £259 / night

£1294 - £3966 / week

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from £259 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Playa d'en Bossa holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Playa d'en Bossa

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£518 - £2156 / week

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from £78 / night

(14) 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
“Perfect weekend away!” I booked this apartment fo my hen weekend with 9 other girls. It's was fantastic! We didn't want to leave! Perfect location, lovely modern but cosy interior. I had the most fantastic weekend and this apartment just made it! The
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from £525 / night

£3500 - £4900 / week

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from £525 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

19

Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.
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from £41 / night

£238 - £390 / week

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(27) Very Good 

23

Home rental in South East London

London / South East London

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location, comfy base” Stayed over the weekend as a pre- Christmas break and really enjoyed the use of the house. Great location to access central London. The house is very comfortable and with two bathrooms was a real home from home. Will defini
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from £275 / night

£1925 - £2205 / week

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from £275 / night

27

San Agustin holiday villa rental

Ibiza / San Agustin

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(8) Very Good 

26

Guilsfield holiday home rental

Welshpool / Guilsfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely quiet property with plenty of room” Welcomed on arrival by owner & shown around the property, nice welcome pack (wine, beer & welsh cakes). Property was well equipped for all your needs & located within reasonable travel time for most major ven
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from £150 / night

£1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Very Good 

9

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great host, great apartment, great location” Could not have had a better time. The apartment was really comfortable. The location awesome - a little away from the touristy areas but great location (Walking to Sagrada). Alex and team very sweet and cou
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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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29

Apartment rental in Leith

Edinburgh / Leith

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £110 / night

£650 - £1332 / week

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from £110 / night

(31) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

(24) Very Good 

17

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
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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(28) Very Good 

15

Holiday apartment in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment in a great location” Robert was exceptionally friendly and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in the apartment. Located literally a 60 second walk from Cabot Circus, the apartment was in a fantastic location. It was perfe
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from £85 / night

£560 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home in London

England / London

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1295 - £1345 / week

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from £199 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Carbis Bay

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great location” This apartment is in a great location. It is within a few minutes walk to the train station and the fabulous Carbis Bay beach. All local amenities are close by. The apartment is very well equipped, lots of great extras.
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from £59 / night

£410 - £1080 / week

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from £59 / night

(21) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Jordi

Ibiza / Sant Jordi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Builth Wells holiday home rental

Powys / Builth Wells

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 87 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning mansion set into the Welsh hills” 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 farm ho
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from £145 / night

£1047 - £1800 / week

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from £145 / night

(54) 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
“Exceptional apartment in a perfect location” Perfectly situated with wonderful views views to the castle! We (a group of seven girl friends) stayed for a two night city break. We usually stay in hotels when we go away together and this was our first
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from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home rental in Yorkley

Forest of Dean / Yorkley

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £460 / night

£2625 - £5200 / week

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from £460 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not
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from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday b&b in Central Paris

Paris / Central Paris

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£272 / week

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from £44 / night

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