Five reasons to travel in August with

Five European festivals and private rentals worth visiting in August

Salzburg, Austria 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, 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 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.


Apartment in Edinburgh

Modern, spacious apartment in the heart of the city
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4. £1,100 per week

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.

Property 827911


Studio apartment in the historical centre of Bruxelles

Swish studio apartment in the historical centre of Bruxelles
Studio, Sleeps 2. £549 per week

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. 

Property 754721


Apartment in Salzburg

Lovely apartment with private panoramic balcony
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2. £519 per week

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.

Property 516288


Seafront apartment in Hastings, Sussex

Seafront apartment in Hastings with beautiful sea views
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £825 per week

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. 

Property 824930


Apartment in Bournemouth

Stylish apartment close to the beach
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4. £939 per week

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.

Property 817434