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The top summer festivals (1485)

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

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m
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from £225 / night

£1630 - £3621 / week

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from £225 / 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

(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
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from £450 / night

£2650 - £5000 / week

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from £450 / night

(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

(43) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.
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from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / 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
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from £75 / night

£368 - £1029 / week

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from £75 / night

(37) 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
“Comfortable base from which to explore.” Instructions received pre-stay were very informative, clear about arrival and departure and regarding facilities to expect on arrival. Safe, onsite parking. Quiet even though only just off a main road. Property
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from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £63 / night

£270 - £850 / week

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from £63 / night

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Villa rental in Sant Antoni de Portmany with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Antoni de Portmany

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Gracia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The perfect 'home away from home'.” We experienced excellent service from the minute we contacted Alejandro to the minute we left the apartment. He was prompt and helpful and we felt confident that we were going to have a great experience in his apar
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from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salisbury

Wiltshire / Salisbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Great self contained accommodation” Nice comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, friendly owner. Milk, egg and biscuits provided. One bedroom downstairs and other upstairs in the eaves, no door to this room but fine for us with small children. Plenty of dr
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from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Villa, quiet but close enough to everywhere” Fabulous villa, beautifully furnished, quiet area but close enough to get to the main places. Would recommend and Thomas looked after us very well. Kind regards, Natalie.
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from £160 / night

£1117 / week

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from £160 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Mitcheldean

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A fabulous country retreat.” Stayed at Little Owl for 2 nights. Wish we had booked for longer. It was idyllic and gave us the peace and tranquillity we needed. Our neighbours were beautiful horses,sheep,goats,pigs and a donkey. Little Owl is compact b
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from £50 / night

£259 - £368 / week

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from £50 / 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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from £55 / 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
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from £100 / night

£695 - £1995 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ibiza / Cala Tarida

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£216 - £505 / week

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from £35 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
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from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Berriew

Powys / Berriew

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A lovely location for exploring this part of Wales!” Very warm welcome awaits! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here. The cottage was lovely and comfortable, clean and well appointed. The wood burner made the large kitchen and seating area warm and c
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from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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.
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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / 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
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from £110 / night

£750 - £1815 / week

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from £110 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanwrthwl

Llandrindod Wells / Llanwrthwl

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Home from home break” Been before easy to just move in, dogs and all enjoy the comfort & facilities on offer. Including the welcome Welsh Cakes & Wine ( good quality). The Red Kites are our favorite, trip, also saw a magnificent murmeration in Aberysw
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from £40 / night

£280 - £435 / week

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from £40 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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from £41 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Port des Torrent holiday villa rental

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia / Port des Torrent

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £786 / night

£5500 - £11000 / week

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from £786 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Duddingston

Edinburgh / Duddingston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy accommodation with Fantastic host” We loved our stay at Come Ben the Hoose. The house itself has everything you could possibly need, and the beds and shower are great. What really sets this place apart is the wonderful hostess Ann. She went ou
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from £58 / night

£310 - £535 / week

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from £58 / night

(23) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
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from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Cinderford holiday barn rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Would love to stay again!” We had an amazing Christmas staying at Woodland barn, the cottage is very modern with all the appliances you would need. We arrived to lovely welcome gifts and the cottage was beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree. The
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from £70 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) 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

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Josep de sa Talaia

San Josep de sa Talaia / Cala Codolar

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £1500 / night

£10000 - £22250 / week

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from £1500 / 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
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£1811 - £4742 / week

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from £87 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely cosy cottage, great location, beautiful views” Cottage was cute and cosy. Big enough for the 3 of us (2 adults and a child) plus a dog. Situated in a great location for visiting the various attractions. Would recommend the gold mines, son lo
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from £45 / night

£250 - £455 / week

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from £45 / 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

(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
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from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanbrynmair

Powys / Llanbrynmair

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Fantastic accommodation and peaceful location.” This was a beautiful location in the hills of mid-Wales, and The Old Kiln is located with an equally peaceful setting. The accommodation has been finished to a high standard and it was a pleasure to spen
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from £60 / night

£250 - £365 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Bristol

England / Bristol

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room? Ma
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from £98 / night

£600 / week

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from £98 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cala Tarida holiday apartment accommodation

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful” My partner and I stayed here along with our 2 year old daughter in June 2015 for 1 week. The reason we picked Cala Tarida was because we were getting married and as soon as we spotted Atico Tarida on the internet, we knew th
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from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / 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
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from £105 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa d'en Bossa

Ibiza / Playa d'en Bossa

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Chalet rental in Builth Wells with golf nearby

Powys / Builth Wells

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent value. Very peaceful.” We booked to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few days and this was the perfect spot. It was very quiet and peaceful in a beautiful location. The children loved the foot bridge, river and wildlife and the Elan
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from £60 / night

£300 - £700 / week

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from £60 / night

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