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Save money on a city break by booking a stay at one of these top holiday rentals. Opting for a holiday apartment over a hotel will save you money per person and it means you can live like a local while you’re away.



City getaways make fantastic mini-breaks in the new year. Jet off to Rome, Florence or London to soak up the centuries of history, art and culture. Or turn your trip into a shopping spree or a romantic post-Christmas getaway.



With so many cheap flights on offer, European city breaks are even more affordable than before. You could even squeeze in a city stop on the way to your main holiday. And inviting friends or family along means you’ll each spend less on a shared city apartment or villa.



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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£763 - £1165 / week

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from £104 / night

(5) Average 

38

Cottage rental in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Excellent 

36

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped  …see more

from £147 / night

£1035 - £1294 / week

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from £147 / night

(19) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic cottage, with incredible views” We stayed at Bayview Cottage over Christmas, and we have to say, it was excellent. The cottage is located a short way up a very quiet road, within walking distance off the main town, train and bus stations.  …see more

from £100 / night

£465 - £1255 / week

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from £100 / night

(38) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” When for a girls weekend, great location and it has everything you need there. I will definitely be going back.  …see more

from £130 / night

£455 - £1535 / week

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from £130 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Torquay with golf nearby

Torquay / Wellswood

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Family Holiday Kents Cottage Torquay” Lovely stay at Kents Cottage lovely rooms and very spacious was really good havin wifi for the kids after long days out and lots of games and books for them to use really good havin bath and shower especially with  …see more

from £120 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Average 

19

Holiday cottage in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£520 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage accommodation

Cardiff / Rhiwbina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“My feedback to Sharonne and Hugh” A really comfortable cottage with excellent access to Cardiff City Centre. Nice and cosy and very comfortable sleeping. A 10 minute walk to the local pubs with great weekend entertainment and local store and the fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£341 - £578 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Central Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The most magical getaway” I actually live in Cambridge however i wanted a couple of days away from home - closer to the town centre, just to get a little peach and quiet away from home, my partner lives in London and his birthday was coming up so i th  …see more

from £114 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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from £114 / night

(23) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great accommodation in a lovely setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at The Old Stables and Stable Cottage. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses are next do  …see more

from £120 / night

£595 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

54

Holiday cottage in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e  …see more

from £150 / night

£575 - £765 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Excellent 

35

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful cottage in a beautiful setting” This is the second time in 3 years we have stayed in Orchard Cottage and love the location and cottage is beautifully designed and has everything and more one would need for a holiday. Owners are always on ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

19

Province of Latina / Terracina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£388 - £819 / week

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from £56 / night

(37) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Hurstpierpoint

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n  …see more

from £210 / night

£1050 - £1982 / week

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from £210 / night

(46) Very Good 

37

Portishead holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Portishead

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic” we had a fantastic stay at fishmans cottage very clean and every thing we needed , plenty of places to eat good walks, and places to visit , I would recommend this place to anyone,we loved it and will re-book at a later date.  …see more

from £66 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £66 / night

(25) Very Good 

20

Durham holiday cottage rental

Durham / Durham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“FABULOUS COTTAGE IN EXCELLENT LOCATION” We booked this cottage for 3 nights (min book) over the weekend of our son's wedding at the Black Horse which is a charming pub/restaurant/wedding venue just yards up a hill within the grounds - you can walk - j  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(39) Very Good 

22

Whitstable holiday cottage rental

Kent / Whitstable

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage in the heart of Whitstable!” A group of seven teachers made our way to Whitstable from Surrey for a weekend away to celebrate a wedding. The cottage was in excellent condition, with a beautiful log burning stove in the kitchen, where we  …see more

from £140 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Very Good 

16

Holiday cottage in Denmark

Western Australia / Denmark

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£594 - £1183 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Very Good 

38

Barton Turf holiday cottage rental

Wroxham / Barton Turf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic facility, modern and cosy. Hot tub is amazing.” Sailaway is in a fantastic location and is very well presented. the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and the welcome basket is a lovely touch. The mod-cons make it a lot of fun as well  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

57

Grosuplje ski cottage to rent.

Lower Carniola Region / Grosuplje

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Ski

from £25 / night

£31 / week

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from £25 / night

(30) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fantastic Cottage, everything was there that we needed. Spotless and beautifully designed. Chester is a fantastic city, I would recommend Driftwood Cottage to anyone wanting a unique, perfectly located place to stay.  …see more

from £82 / night

£450 - £495 / week

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from £82 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Foca holiday cottage rental

Izmir Province / Foca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£432 - £604 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

41

Holiday cottage rental

Edinburgh / Newcraighall

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing beautiful cottage” Fantastic everything you need for a holiday beautiful cottage fully equipped owners only next door if you needed them not that we did lovely only complaint was i didn't want to leave will definitely go back  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

22

Gouves holiday cottage rental

Heraklion Prefecture / Gouves

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great place to stay” The villa was a delight to stay in, having looked on line before booking we expected the accommodation to be good, but when we got there it was even better than we had ever anticipated. Yannis met us at the airport and took us t  …see more

from £125 / night

£863 - £2087 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£350 - £848 / week

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from £49 / night

(25) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great city centre break” Miller's Cottage was an enjoyable 2 night stay. Located only a few minutes from the Minster, the location is perfect. It is located in it's own 'cul-de-sac' style yard/parking which gives it a private contained atmosphere - so  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £740 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage in West Cliff, Ramsgate

Ramsgate / West Cliff, Ramsgate

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

18

Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday cottage rental

Kent / Royal Tunbridge Wells

5 8 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £299 / night

£1495 - £1895 / week

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from £299 / night

(17) Very Good 

29

Holiday cottage in Zahora

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in perfect location!” I'm a little reluctant to write this review only because I don't really want too many people to find out about this place! In our opinion Zahora is a little bit of paradise - a beautiful family friendly beach where  …see more

from £45 / night

£1164 - £1337 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Very Good 

20

Cottage rental in Old Town Esplanade with golf nearby

Albufeira / Old Town Esplanade

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary

from £30 / night

£210 - £560 / week

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from £30 / night

(24) Very Good 

11

Cottage rental in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful getaway!” What a beautiful little cottage right on the canal. We were visiting with our 10 month old and the location could not have been more perfect. Lovely walks along the towpath, a stunning walk through the islands to the city centre in  …see more

from £90 / night

£440 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

13

Holiday cottage rental

Worcestershire / Worcester

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage in Ravello

Amalfi Coast / Ravello

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £117 / night

£794 - £1011 / week

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from £117 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Arco da Calheta holiday cottage rental

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£399 / week

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from £57 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in West Kirby

Wirral / West Kirby

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house for a family reunion” The house was perfect for our weekend stay very well equipped and comfortable a real home from home. We would not hesitate to recommend this property  …see more

from £200 / night

£1050 - £1575 / week

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from £200 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Tranent holiday cottage rental

East Lothian / Tranent

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Town Centre

Eastbourne / Town Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely clean cottage in a quiet location” I stayed for 3 nights with my friends - a young couple and their 2 year old son - and we couldn't have chosen a better place. Bo's Cottage is located in a quiet cul de suc, close to the town centre and local s  …see more

from £95 / night

£545 - £600 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Trip” Very clean and comfortable cottage! Beautifully decorated and in a great location. Would definitely stay there again.  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1270 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Marquay holiday cottage rental

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Marquay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A Beautiful Location and Wonderful Hosts” We have just returned from 9 nights at Lieu de Bedy. It was the most wonderfully relaxing holiday. The accomadation is in a beautiful location with views over woodlands and fields and is ideally located for ex  …see more

from £117 / night

£819 - £1035 / week

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from £117 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Chester holiday cottage rental

Cheshire / Chester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£520 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

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