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The top summer festivals (14938)

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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Apartment rental in Grassmarket

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Short relaxing break” Just returned from a short break. My wife is unwell at the moment and this lovely appartment in a peaceful location is just what we needed. The appartment is very spacious and well equipped. It is in a great location just off t
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£504 / week

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Bream holiday home rental

Forest of Dean / Bream

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £47 / night

£323 - £689 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday studio in Central Paris

Paris / Central Paris

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £45 / night

£314 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous cottage and beautiful countryside.” My family and two friends stayed at Bronfelin holiday cottage from 27th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012, the cottage itself is tastefully decorated, extremely cosy, we loved the kitchen and the log fire i
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from £80 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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Rhayader holiday lodge rental

Powys / Rhayader

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Outstanding!” What a great stay, to kick start it mark and jo were there to great us with some lovely Welsh cheese and snacks. We were then showed around and instructed on how things work etc. We loved this place that much we are already looking to bo
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from £97 / night

£585 - £890 / week

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent!” We had a wonderful stay! It was a lovely location and we will definitely be coming back! We would recommend Bathamoton Mill for a drink and a boat trip into town!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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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
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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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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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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Battersea

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great views, comfortable place to stay and easy access to Central London.” We had a hectic but memorable stay with extended family from America on their first trip to England. London was a must and we packed it what we could over the four days. Havi
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from £130 / night

£910 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Santa Agnes de Corona

Ibiza / Santa Agnes de Corona

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / 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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Cottage rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” We had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautifully located cottage just outside of bath. The owner was very helpful and also sent us clear directions to the cottage. When we arrived there was a tea pot with cups and saucers placed on t
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from £58 / night

£310 - £370 / week

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Holiday apartment in Leith

Edinburgh / Leith

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent base for an Edinburgh visit” Stayed here with my wife and 2 young children as we visited Edinburgh to meet family. The flat is well equipped and the owner met us on arrival and ran us through the basics. There is a surprisingly pleasant 24
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from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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Holiday penthouse in Leith

Edinburgh / Leith

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“great size for large group but needs updating” We stayed here for a hen weekend - really good and close enough to city centre (via 10 min taxi) penthouse does need attention to detail - curtain was hanging off in one room, ripped sofa, lightbulbs need
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from £400 / night

£2800 / week

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Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“"Everithing perfect"” Very good Location. Grassmarket is faboulus. The flat was really comfortable,very cleaned,very well equipped and everything was new and refurbished. Mrs Stevenson is very nice and friendly. She provided us with a very big breakfa
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from £85 / night

£550 - £1175 / week

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Central Paris holiday apartment rental

Paris / Central Paris

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

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West London holiday apartment rental

London / West London

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £99 / night

£735 / week

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Sant Vicent de sa Cala holiday finca rental

Ibiza / Sant Vicent de sa Cala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful location will huge productive garden and distant sea views.” Casa Maria certainly got us hooked in to the bohemian vibe of the 'other-side-of-Ibiza' - Lovely rustic country setting with fig and almond trees. Fresh farm eggs from our organic
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from £106 / night

£742 - £2313 / week

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from £106 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£1200 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.
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from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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Barcelona holiday b&b rental

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb apartment, great location” This apartment is situated between Ibiza Old town and Bora Bora/Space. It's an ideal location for anyone wanting to enjoy the party scene but not stay in the thick of it, or just for a quiet holiday. It's in a secur
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from £173 / night

£690 - £2177 / week

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from £173 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Bath / Timsbury

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £80 / night

£475 - £490 / week

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from £80 / night

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London holiday apartment rental

England / London

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(43) Excellent 

71

Holiday townhouse in Newbridge, Bath

Bath / Newbridge, Bath

9 24 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great house, fab location, didn't want to leave!” Stayed at house to film a short film, house slept all crew and cast comfortably with plenty of living and sleeping space. Mike (owner) was extremely welcoming and helped us wherever he could. Great pla
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from £400 / night

£2000 - £3250 / week

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from £400 / night

(75) 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
“London” Amazing apartment and the manager Karen couldn't be more helpful and nice and even left a box of chocolates for my birthday
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from £90 / night

£600 - £840 / week

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from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location for a weekend get-together” We are four mature nursing friends and The Old Workshop was the perfect place for our annual get-together. It was comfortable, well equipped and we enjoyed just relaxing and being able to cater for ourselves
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from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

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Holiday home in London

England / London

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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from £135 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Saint Briavels

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£500 - £821 / week

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from £117 / night

(133) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Find” My partner and I booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh, and we found this fantastic apartment online. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great location, only a short walk to the new town, and gorgeous views of Nelson's Monument.
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

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Playa d'en Bossa holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Playa d'en Bossa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing Location and Views.” The apartment was clean and spacious in a perfect location right on the beach. Enrique was very helpfull with all our requests. The apartment complex is not part of a holiday rentals complex and therefore we were able to g
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from £104 / night

£725 - £1690 / week

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from £104 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely flat, very comfy, well equipped and central” This third floor flat (with lift) in a quiet building and street is brilliant. It had great ambience, was comfy and warm in December, with an excellently set up kitchen. The location couldn't be bett
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from £299 / night

£2093 - £2450 / week

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from £299 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(26) 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.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £125 / 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
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from £450 / night

£2650 - £5000 / week

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from £450 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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
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from £86 / night

£575 / week

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from £86 / night

(27) Very Good 

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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

(40) 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
“Amazing and perfect for a family of seven.” The location is quite near the city and within walking distance to everything you need - supermarket, corner shop, restaurants, cafes, pubs etc... If you don't want to walk, there are frequent buses and tax
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from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday cottage let

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen
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from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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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

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