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The top summer festivals (1743)

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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Sant Joan de Labritja holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Joan de Labritja

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ibicenco Marí: Vivienda Turistica: ETV-1059-E Property accommodates max. 6 adults + 2 children under 12 years in additional beds on request + 2 babies under 2 years in additional cots on request = 8 people/guests + 2 babies maximum _______ Rental rates are base  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 - £4028 / week

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from £162 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Carbis Bay

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The view from Fairfield Apartment is absolutely beautiful - to wake up every morning 300m from the beach is amazing and makes you realise what a holiday is all about. The Apartment is very luxurious and finished to a very high standard giving a 'hotel feel.'  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £59 / 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Very Good 

12

Hay-on-Wye holiday cottage rental

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Perfect cosy cottage for a couple” We loved our two night stay at Ty Bychan. Conveniently located on Church Street just metres from the centre of town, the cottage is the perfect size for two. Best bits for us: the woodburner which creates such a love  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £1100 / week

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from £60 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“Perfect Honeymoon Location” My husband and I arrived Sunday 3rd April, to find The Saltings was everything that we had hoped it would be and more. It is an immaculate cosy cottage, which was an absolute pleasure to return to, after spending our days e  …see more

from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / 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
“Mrs” Really comfortable and everything possible provided. Very fresh & clean with high quality equipment and linens. A quiet situation yet convenient for all amenities.  …see more

from £115 / night

£1000 / week

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from £115 / night

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Playa d'en Bossa / Picaso

2 8 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £85 / night

£848 - £2034 / week

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from £85 / night

(61) 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
“Absolutely Marvellous” We were so impressed with this holiday apartment and its location that we want live there! A big thanks to Ashley & Claire (and Claire's parents) for making everything perfect for our stay. We will be back.  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / 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 £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

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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

(93) Excellent 

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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

(72) Excellent 

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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
“Mrs” Lovely fairly spacious apartment with everything you need. Very clean and comfortable and handy for attractions. Moira the owner was very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend and would return in the future. Many thanks.  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 - £1106 / week

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from £78 / 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 £221 / night

£1602 - £3560 / week

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from £221 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Ciutat Vella

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic location” Great apartment & great value - although is actually 3 bedrooms with a sofa-bed in lounge. Location couldn't be better - walking distance of beach, shops, bars, etc. Would stay there again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£1611 - £2119 / week

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from £85 / night

(36) Excellent 

22

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful little cottage” Myself my partner and our young son stayed in nuthatch cottage for 3 nights, it is a stunning little cottage in a picturesque setting, wonderful views and so quiet! The wildlife is amazing and our son loved watching the birds  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(38) 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
“Great place, great owners..” I have been to Edinburgh 3x and this property has by far the best I have been to.. Not to mention the owners being very accomodating. Place is just walking distance to the center and the value for the location is just a gi  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £510 / week

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from £36 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le  …see more

from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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from £220 / 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  …see more

from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / 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  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £2650 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful sea front apartment ideal for couples or families located in the heart of the lovely resort of Santa Eulalia.The apartment has 2 air conditioned bedrooms one ensuite and the other with direct access to the bathroom with roll top bath and shower suite, both bed  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(39) 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
“Delightful Accomadation and Location” We have previously stayed in Bath itself at various places - now regretting not finding the Coach House before. Very spacious and thoughtfully designed. The information supplied by the owners was most useful  …see more

from £127 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £127 / night

(26) 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  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / 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
“Autumn half term with the kids” The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabble on the terrace,  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / 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
“What a great time!” The owner was fantastic, the location and apartment was superb. Close to all transportation, and pubs. What more could you ask for?  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(42) 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.  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday cottage in Bisley

Gloucestershire / Bisley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Romantic 1 bedroom grade 2 listed cottage. Beautiful, peaceful location, exposed stone and beams, wood burner, underfloor heating, fantastic welcome basket includes homemade bread, local cheeses, and homemade chutney. Great walking country - good access to The Cotswold  …see more

from £125 / night

£425 / week

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from £125 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent holiday cottage” Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for dogs and children, but clo  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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from £20 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Antonio

Ibiza / San Antonio

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great Villa !” From the start all the communication from Nick at Ibiza Hire was first class. The villa suited our needs perfectly, peaceful in the day and not too far from San Antonio for the nightlife. It is well equipped inside and we made goo  …see more

from £228 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £228 / 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  …see more

from £63 / night

£315 - £1029 / week

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from £63 / 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
Located just a short walk from the centre of St Ives, Godrevy is the perfect 'home from home' for family holidays or a getaway with friends. Overlooking Carbis Bay beach, Godrevy Lighthouse & St Ives Harbour.  …see more

from £63 / night

£270 - £850 / week

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from £63 / night

(71) 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  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £940 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £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.  …see more

from £157 / night

£1098 / week

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from £157 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation- ideal for families” This ground floor immaculate apartment was ideal for our family. We were able to seat 8 comfortably in the kitchen for a family dinner to celebrate my fathers birthday. Yvonne was incredibly helpful when bo  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hay-on-Wye

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A home from home” A cottage that is wonderfully equipped in a situation that is wonderful with hosts who are considerate and extremely welcoming. We would highly recommend it.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £72 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly” Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location and great character of accommodation” We were 8 females on a pre-wedding celebration (I wouldn't call it hen-party) and were blown away by the location of the accommodation practically beside Edinburgh Castle. The huge apartment wa  …see more

from £335 / night

£2200 - £5000 / week

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from £335 / night