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The top summer festivals (386)

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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386 Holiday homes

(11) Excellent 

14

Lelant holiday cottage rental

St Ives / Lelant

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Chalet, wonderful owner and exceptionally good value” I booked this chalet on behalf of friends who were staying with us at John Fowler Holiday Village. The owner Gail was fantastic from start to finish, lovely and exceptionally accommodatin  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / night

(18) Excellent 

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
“want to return...” made very welcome, so were our dogs. lovely quiet, relaxing break. 1st class accommodation, with excellent facilities in stunning surroundings. Would not hesitate to return, have already recommended to friends.  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £415 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Corstorphine

Edinburgh / Corstorphine

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This 2 bedroom apartment. Sleeps 6. (7 on request) Situated 15 minutes from the city centre Ideal for all ages and all types of holidays. Travel cot & high chair available.  …see more

from £70 / night

£540 - £1050 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£440 - £612 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

18

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

(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

(21) Excellent 

22

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

(26) Excellent 

33

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
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !” The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive. My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home. Have b  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(41) 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
“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

(26) Excellent 

25

Coleford holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Gorgeous cosy cottage” This is the perfect base for discovering the Forest of Dean. Alex is the perfect host available with advice and hints and tips. The cottage was clean, well equipped, with added extra little touches like biscuits, milk in the  …see more

from £89 / night

£480 - £560 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Excellent 

19

Holiday home in Roca Llisa

Ibiza / Roca Llisa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely spot on” This house was perfect for 4 girls visiting Ibiza for the first time. After reading previous reviews, a car was highly recommended for Roca Llisa. After picking up the car from Ibiza airport (which was pretty painless) we made  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £140 / night

(43) Excellent 

18

Bath holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment close to everything” A lovely period apartment, walking distance to everything to see and do in Bath. Convenient parking, as you won't need a car to get around. Apartment, well equipped.  …see more

from £115 / night

£740 - £825 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Apartment letting in Porthminster with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Builth Wells

Powys / Builth Wells

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent locatation, all the comforts of home and great service” I stayed for 2 nights with a friend in October. We were on a Geology field trip so we needed somewhere comfortable and warm for the weekend. We found this property to be perfect. We  …see more

from £50 / night

£425 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lelant

St Ives / Lelant

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Car not necessary
A NEWLY RESTORED DETACHED STUDIO WITH GARDEN & PARKING* (*Small/Medium vehicle) Careless Whisper is a stunning detached stone studio dating back 100 years, now newly converted to a very high standard providing a wonderfully stylish, contemporary retreat for couples  …see more

from £57 / night

£319 - £625 / week

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from £57 / night

25

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
In the epicentre of the city of Bath, where it all happens, is this gem of a 2 bed courtyard apartment. Nestled amongst the Georgian grandeur & a stone's throw from Bath Rugby ground & the exceptional Pulteney Bridge with its shops & restaurants. A 5  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Very Good 

29

Ski apartment to rent in Duddingston

Edinburgh / Duddingston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
“Great studio/bed sit apartment in good position. Value for money” Clean neat garage refit in modern building. Good size for couple, with kitchen, lounge, eating area and Q/S bed in one room with divider. Separate loo and shower stall. Parking out fron  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Very Good 

21

Home rental in Lelant with indoor pool, golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The Ferry House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up in a king size bed and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the ti  …see more

from £175 / night

£950 - £3450 / week

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from £175 / night

(87) Excellent 

28

Home rental in Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Beautiful holiday property, wonderfully comfortable, perfect location for a trip to Bath” We stayed at 3 Powlett Rd over a weekend trip to Bath and had a wonderful time. The property is in a fantastic location, just a short (and gorgeous) walk from th  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £899 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

30

Holiday barn with golf nearby in Blakeney, Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean / Blakeney, Gloucestershire

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect weekend away” The cottage and stay was perfect. David the host was on hand to offer tips about the local area, and was very easy to communicate with before the booking as well. Would highly recommend,  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

12

St Ives holiday studio rental

Cornwall / St Ives

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“100% Satisfied” The greeting was welcoming, the accommodation spotless and comfortable, and the host's helpful local information made this a memorable holiday.  …see more

from £75 / night

£409 - £668 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

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  …see more

from £40 / night

£265 - £700 / week

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from £40 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

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
“Look no further, THIS IS THE BEST” Come Ben the Hoose was everything we were looking for. It was close to the city serviced by a great bus service which meant no parking problems in the city. Ann and Gordon were excellent hosts. The property was ve  …see more

from £58 / night

£310 - £535 / week

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from £58 / night

(11) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect spot” This is a very spacious maisonette, and a very good location so close to the nearby beaches. Having visited many nearby towns, St Ives seems the best of the bunch. Carbis bay and porth kidney beach are stunning and only a few minutes awa  …see more

from £96 / night

£425 - £1099 / week

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from £96 / night

(34) Excellent 

24

Holiday home with golf nearby in South East London

South East London / Plumstead, Greenwich

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Awesome Home Away from Home!” There were three of us traveling - parents & one teenager. Explorer's Rest has ample room for at least a group of four. Negative comments would be that - and this might be typical for the area - the washer cycle took up  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £980 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Excellent 

23

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

(9) Very Good 

24

Holiday log cabin in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Evergreen lodge is a cosy holiday home set in beautiful and peaceful setting in Mid Wales adjacent to river Irfon (with fishing rights - Local fishing permit required).* Tranquil and open parkland location.*Within easy walking distance of the market town of Buil  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

35

Holiday home in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
2 night minimum, but 1 NIGHT AVAILABLE EVERY TUESDAY. LAST MINUTE 1 NIGHT STAYS SOMETIMES AVAILABLE (a rare thing in Bath!) 1 night stays available: 19th -31st January I like to answer emails asap and always keep our calendar completely up to date. Please get in touch  …see more

from £585 / night

£4095 / week

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from £585 / night

(7) Very Good 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“great property could not have wished for anything better” brill great cottage was in a great village near the badger inn were the food was great don't be put off that the cottage is on a main road with no parking we parked in the badger inn carpark wh  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Leith

Edinburgh / Leith

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful Apartment - will use again” I found the apartment online. The price was really good and it looked beautiful. Upon booking I was contacted very soon by the manager and given all the details of how to get there and some useful information abou  …see more

from £89 / night

£595 - £1495 / week

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from £89 / night

(2) Excellent 

30

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This beautiful old cottage situated in the West of the Dean boast original features combined with modern luxury, off road parking and private garden There are three carpeted bedrooms, an equipped modern kitchen and spacious dining table all able to accommodate six. Ea  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(16) Very Good 

21

Holiday home in South East London

South East London / Eltham

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic House for girls weekend away!” Just come back from a hen weekend in London. This house was perfect for us! There were 10 of us aged 25-30. The house is huge... 5 bedrooms 3 of which are en-suite and there's also another room on the ground fl  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £1480 / week

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from £300 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Porthminster

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
This lovely, well-appointed and spacious apartment with parking is all you need for a relaxing holiday by the beach. With two bedrooms, (one double, one with full size bunk beds) and a generous living space, Low Tide is ideal for couples and families. Whether you want t  …see more

from £75 / night

£382 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newent

Forest of Dean / Newent

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Exceeded all expectations” The house was in an ideal location in a small and charming town. Great local amenities and walks. The house had everything one could wish for. A real home from home. Very comfortable. Can't wait to go back. The location o  …see more

from £125 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We are delighted to offer our lovely flat in central Bath for holidays, weekends and short lets. The apartment is perfectly located, 5 minutes level walk from the visitor attractions, bars, shops and restaurants of this world heritage site. We provide dedicated park  …see more

from £159 / night

£799 / week

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from £159 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Powys / Llandrindod Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
Granary Cottage is a comfortable and stylish cottage situated in the old courtyard of Ty Gwyn Farm. Stunning views and absolute peace and quiet yet only 2 miles from pretty Victorian Spa town. 2 ensuite bedrooms, beamed sitting room, full central heating and WiFi.<b  …see more

from £58 / night

£320 - £570 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The Beach House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the tide, whilst having y  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1950 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dutlas

Knighton / Dutlas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Cottage enjoys spectacular countryside views. Set in a wildlife haven, on a site of special scientific interest and with a nearby nature reserve this is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the countryside or to explore Offa's Dyke and the Borderlands. Manag  …see more

from £68 / night

£317 - £525 / week

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from £68 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Hampstead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect haven in lovely Hampstead” Impressed by the size ,cleanliness and comfort of the well appointed refurbished apartment that was a pleasure to return to each day.Found a high standard of equipment in good order which helped to enhance our stay.  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 / week

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from £122 / night