Five European festivals and private rentals worth visiting in August
19/07/2011 - Forget February carnivals, it’s all about August now! If you haven’t planned anything for the upcoming month yet, there are tens of festivals being organised in the UK and further afield in Europe to keep you and your family entertained this summer. Whether you’re looking for a short weekend break at home or a longer holiday abroad, there’s plenty to choose from this August and www.HomeAway.co.uk, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, still has thousands of properties on its books available to rent this summer.
Music lovers will be spoilt for choice with a variety of live festivals for every taste, from the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh (5-29 August) and Brussels Summer Festival (12-21 August) to Salzburg Festival (throughout August) combining opera, theatre and concerts. For those looking for a one-of-a-kind event with a very special blend of history, spectacle and fun for the whole family, the Sussex Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle (27-29 August) is a safe bet, while airplane connoisseurs will love Bournemouth Air Festival (18-21 August) featuring an incredible line-up of air displays, Armed Forces demonstrations, night air programmes and much more.
So make the most of summer next month and choose a holiday home from www.HomeAway.co.uk for more space, privacy and value for money.
Prices quoted are per property per week for August and all properties still had good availability at the time of publishing.
Modern, spacious apartment in the heart of the city This modern, spacious and bright second floor apartment, with balcony, accessible by lift, is situated in a prestigious recent development. The contemporary open plan living accommodation has south facing views over landscaped gardens and a river. The flat is fully fitted and equipped with modern appliances. Sleeping accommodation consists of two bedrooms, each with king size beds. There is free private parking and a secure entry system. The location of the flat makes it an excellent base for exploring the city and the surrounding countryside.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4. £1,100 per week
Swish studio apartment in the historical centre of Bruxelles Conveniently located in the city centre, this swish studio apartment has a distinctly executive feel due to its two-tone palette and modern furnishings. The geometric dining table struts out from the kitchen unit, creating striking linear impact, while the leather sofa exudes pure Belgian opulence. The nearby area encompasses the historical centre of Bruxelles and a plethora of sights, including the stunning Grand Place and the ever popular Manneken Pis.
Studio, Sleeps 2. £549 per week
Lovely apartment with private panoramic balcony The apartment is located on the 9th floor of a centrally located building (with elevator) in the city centre. The property has a panoramic private balcony with fabulous city and mountain views, as well as a roof top terrace available to all tenants. The apartment is carefully decorated with a double bed, wooden flooring, a fully tiled bathroom and an equipped kitchen.
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2. £519 per week
Seafront apartment in Hastings with beautiful sea views This is a three-double bedroom apartment located on the second floor of a beautiful seafront town-house. The spacious self-catering accommodation features a master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room, a second bedroom with double bed, a third bedroom with twin beds, a large open plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen/dining/sitting room directly facing the beach and the sea. The property is within easy reach of the Herstmonceux Castle where the Sussex Medieval Festival is being held.
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £825 per week
Stylish apartment close to the beach This is a stylish apartment within the exclusive Studland Dene development, perched over Bournemouth's highly regarded beaches and a 10 minute walk along the seafront to the town and conference centre. Utilising its elevated position the property benefits from a balcony leading off from the bedroom, while inside the apartment features furnishings in a contemporary style, an open plan living area along with a well equipped kitchen housing integrated appliances.
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4. £939 per week