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The top summer festivals (1747)

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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19

Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £78 / night

£546 - £1106 / week

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from £78 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(19) Excellent 

41

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Es Canar

Santa Eulalia del Río / Es Canar

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in great location.” this is a lovely apartment based right beside the sea. Lovely sunshine greets you each morning on the balcony area with lovely sea views. The apartment have everything that you need for your stay, a fully equipped  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / night

(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

(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

(11) 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
“Perfect!” Thanks for a wonderful stay - the house is perfect and is in a fabulous location within easy walking distance to everything. We will be back again.  …see more

from £175 / night

£900 - £3400 / week

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from £175 / night

(3) Average 

24

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
If you are looking for exquisite accommodation in a good area, very close to the centre, this beautiful apartment makes an ideal choice. Extremely spacious, it has been meticulously equipped so that guests will feel completely at home. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Barn accommodation in Dolanog

Powys / Dolanog

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lots of light and space inside, surrounded by peace and countryside beyond.” Celebrated our Ruby Wedding week here with 7 adults, a teenager, a 2 year-old and 3 dogs. Loads of space to gather in - or disperse to. Full-length windows fold to give level  …see more

from £69 / night

£329 - £1999 / week

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from £69 / night

(18) Excellent 

15

Bristol holiday home rental

Bristol / Clifton, Bristol

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Well appointed and great location” We chose this house due to its location close to Whiteladies Road and it proved to be a great find. Joanna was very efficient and helpful handling the booking, some nice welcome touches - and the house was very nicel  …see more

from £115 / night

£1000 / week

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from £115 / night

(16) 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
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Very Good 

31

Holiday villa with shared pool in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia , Cala Tarida

Ibiza / Sant Josep de Sa Talaia , Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Three room Ibiza swimming pool townhouse villa sleeping up to 6 people, located in Cala Tarida beach, west coast of ibiza.  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(38) Excellent 

17

Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(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

(23) Excellent 

9

Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £130 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £130 / night

(95) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Best place to stay in Edinburgh!!!” Excellent place to stay: close to main attractions, perfect size for 2-4 people, clean, stylish, comfortable and cosy, good mattress. The kitchen has everything you need, such as a fridge, cooker, oven, pots and pan  …see more

from £63 / night

£315 - £1029 / week

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from £63 / night

(6) Excellent 

33

Holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Sant Carles de Peralta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ms” Beautiful flat in a very special magical place - cannot wait to return! This was our first visit to Ibiza and feel so lucky to have stayed in such a lovely and welcoming flat. Amazing swimming pool with idyllic beaches a few minutes walk away.  …see more

from £128 / night

£786 - £1514 / week

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from £128 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

(15) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Ibiza Town with swimming pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A slice of paradise” We are spending and amazing week in Casa sea view celebrating a 30th Birthday. There are 11 of us and the villa is stylish and quirky with plenty of space for all of us. Perfect location for Talamanca beach with easy access to Ib  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4900 / week

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from £215 / night

(45) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Plaza Catalunya

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £60 / night

£400 - £555 / week

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from £60 / night

(40) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. . We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(36) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights. The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki  …see more

from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(15) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.  …see more

from £88 / night

£435 - £630 / week

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from £88 / night

(25) Excellent 

100

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Tarida

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Apartment, nothing to fault” We have just returned from a wonderful holiday. The apartment is gorgeous with absolutely everything you could need. We spent most of our time up on the roof terrace, especially at sunset time with a G and T. It w  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2000 / week

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from £143 / 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 

21

Holiday bungalow in Llanfair Caereinion

Powys / Llanfair Caereinion

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Totally wheelchair friendly bungalow ideal for families or guests who like that bit more room, it is one of three cottages at Madog's Wells, in the Mid Wales countryside. Oil-fired central heating included in price, no hidden extra charges but lots of little extra  …see more

from £50 / night

£230 - £640 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Siesta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Charming 4 bedroom villa with beautiful and private garden and pool, ideally located for couples and families looking for quiet holidays. Situated in Siesta, just 10 minutes walking from Santa Eulalia and 5 from the nice beach of Siesta. Car is NOT necessary!!!!  …see more

from £264 / night

£2193 - £3685 / week

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from £264 / night

(1) Excellent 

36

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
This property is a superb luxury villa for rent in Ibiza set on a large size property surrounded by a lush garden with lots of different fruit trees in the Sant Jordiarea, renowned for its great location. Whilst totally private and tranquil the property is m  …see more

from £88 / night

£1492 - £4386 / week

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from £88 / night

(93) Excellent 

19

Apartment accommodation in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment” We have visited Bath several times and tend to book apartments now our children are teenagers. Number3 certainly met our needs. It was beautifully decorated and had all mod cons including the teenagers number 1 requirement (WiFi!). I  …see more

from £170 / night

£963 - £1116 / week

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from £170 / 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

(67) Excellent 

25

Central London/Zone 2 holiday studio rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Southbank, London

Studio 4 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£700 - £954 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

15

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

 …see more

from £36 / night

£220 - £514 / week

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from £36 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kit  …see more

from £127 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £127 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(62) 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
“Amazing again!” Just back from a fab week in seaview, this was our 4th visit to this apartment and have already booked for next year! It's like home from home with everything you need for a relaxing week, it's in a very quiet area right next to the tr  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(48) 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
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It  …see more

from £48 / night

£254 - £384 / week

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from £48 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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.  …see more

from £41 / night

£238 - £387 / week

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from £41 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

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  …see more

from £229 / night

£1658 - £3685 / week

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from £229 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Builth Wells

Powys / Builth Wells

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfection!” My favourite place in the world! We have visited the Lodge twice now, with a 3rd visit already planned for 2016. If you're looking to get away from it all, Lily Pond is the place for you - uninterrupted views, friendly animals, even frien  …see more

from £78 / night

£315 - £433 / week

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from £78 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant cottage, great location!” We stayed here for a week. The cottage was exactly what we had hopped for, beautifully presented, fully equipped. The location is perfect, whether to go to Bath or to explore other local tows/country side. A 10 mins  …see more

from £119 / night

£395 - £650 / week

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from £119 / 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  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £875 / week

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from £150 / night