Summer is here. Parks are getting busy, pubs are thriving and
trips to the seaside are in full swing. The
British summer delivers good weather, and with that comes a bountiful festival
But, while our minds tend to jump to live music, wading through
mud in our wellies and pitching a tent, that is not necessarily the universal
festival experience. The term has been spilt into a number of sub-genres, from
food to folk music, and we are fortunate to host some truly different and world
famous ones right on our doorstep.
So, with this in mind, we’ve picked a few of our favourites areas
where we’re fortunate to be selling properties close by:
The Edinburgh Fringe is a festival that needs little introduction.
In August, the Scottish capital becomes home to some impressive comedians,
serious dancers and even funny first-timers all putting on their best
performances for the crowds that head to the city.
But, with the festival spanning three weeks, having a flat in the
centre might come in handy. This two-bedroom apartment,
, sits within an impressive listed palatial building and can be
found in the Coates area of central Edinburgh:
On the first day of summer solstice, located on a farm in
beautiful Somerset countryside, one of the most iconic festivals takes place.
Glastonbury. The headliners always make us desperately regret not buying a
ticket and we love that you can buy the milk produced from the farm in trucks
that go around the site.
It would be hard to live anywhere in Somerset and not feel the
buzz of the 200,000 people that descend on the county. So if you’re already
looking forward to next year’s festival, but don’t fancy pitching a tent, we
think this impressive country house is far enough away to get some peace after
you’re done with the dancing.
Hay Literary Festival, Hay-on-Wye
In late spring,
100,000 plus visitors head to the market town in Wales for one of world’s
biggest and best literary festivals. Here, you’ll find talks from world famous
poets, authors, historians or even comedians, a selection of stalls and even
the famous Hay-on-Wye book shop which stocks 55,000 titles.
Imagine, after spending a day at the festival, having your own country pile right next door to retire to. Oakfield is just a five minute drive from the town and even has a beautiful fully wood panelled library to store all your new books:
Opera House Summer Festival, Sussex
It would be hard for us to talk about festivals without mentioning
Glyndebourne. During the summer months, one of the most celebrated opera houses
in the world delivers some truly spectacular performances – and, for many,
attending wouldn’t be complete without a picnic in the gardens during the
The opera house is conveniently located just outside the vibrant
market town of Lewes so there are plenty of options if you want to live close
by. One of our favourites is
132 High Street:
This festival continues to hold the title of the UK’s family
favourite and it returns once again this year celebrating its 15
birthday. But, what makes it even more worth buying a ticket is that it is
hosted in the grounds of Lulworth Castle right by the seaside.
And if like us you love the Jurassic Coast, what about this
in Lyme Regis?