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.
“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
We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is… More
“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
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… More
“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.
“Wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We stayed at Bayview Cottage for the first week of September, there were 4 adults, a toddler and a baby. We loved the cottage, it is decorated very well and the furnishings are top quality and very co… More
We're glad you had a nice holiday and really appreciate your positive comments. It's a shame you had negative experience with the parking. It's best advised not to park at the bottom of road at the entrance to Britons Hill as this restricts traffic potentially and it's a blind corner. Parking is recommended on the right hand side of the road (as you go up the hill).
Thanks again and we hope you come back to visit in the future ;-)
I have just returned from a long weekend in Brighton staying in the fabulous Looking Glass Cottage. What a gorgeous place to stay, and unlike anywhere I have ever stayed before. To call it charming … More
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Me and my friends stayed here for a short break and it was perfect! The Alice in Wonderland theme is fab and really adds some extra charm to the holiday. The house is right on the seafront, surrounded… More
“Fabulous cottage, excellent location for a party weekend”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2013
We booked th cottage for our friends Hendo, it didn't disappoint.
Excellently located near the lanes in Brighton, surrounded by pubs, restaurants & shops so excellent for what we wanted, however, wou… More
“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
Fantastic location in the heart of Torquay, this little cottage was well maintained and equipped with everything we could have wanted. It was clean and when we arrived there was even a bottle of wine … More
“Pleasant stay in quiet area of Torquay”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
Good location and easy walking to shops. Car parking wasn't a problem at the property. Good secure garden and badminton set much used! Great pub - Kents, within walking distance and Kents Cavern Cav… More
“This was a delightful clean accommodation, with great shops close by, and easy access to town centre.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2011
We had simply a great stay at Kent cottage, and would highly recommend. It has a charming welcoming feeling about it. Within a two min walk you are amongst a parade of quite excellent little shops,… More
“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
We found the cottage to be very clean and tidy, easy to find. it's location to the local rail service couldn't have been more perfect.
We found the owners, Hugh and Sharon, to be very welcoming upo… More
“not a cottage and more suitable for weekend stays only”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
A bit disappointing i know the description said adjacent to owners house but i didnt realise we could hear them and of course they could hear us .my son said it was difficult to sleep in the 2nd bedro… More
We are very sorry that your trip wasnt as positive as you hoped. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We would have been only too happy to respond to any concerns you had about the facilities at the time and certainly would have remedied the dripping noise if we'd known and WIFI problem if we had known you couldn't connect. I checked trains the week you stayed just in case there was a problem with the line that day and there didn't appear to be any issue. The trains go into Cardiff every 10-15 mins during the week and every 45-60 mins on a Sunday. We cannot see into the cottage at all during the day - it's only possible at night if the light is on curtains not drawn which is pretty normal. I can assure you that privacy is of upmost importance to our guests and ourselves and our development is designed to block out any disturbing noise between the two properties so apologies if this didn't work for you. I can assure you we couldn't and didn't hear you or your family. I hope your experience didn't put too much of a dampner on your visit to Wales.
Hugh & Sharon
“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
“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
Five old schoolfriends stayed here for a girls weekend. House is immaculate with everything we needed. Situated in a very quiet village with excellent train connections to Bath (10 mins away) Bristol,… More
The tiny train to Bath is an idyllic way of getting to the city centre in less than ten minutes. It is an outstandingly beautiful valley that the train travels through. In fact it is quicker to get to Bath City Centre from here is quicker than most places in Batch, unless you are staying right in the noisy middle. It is also much quicker to get to the University of Bath via Brass Knocker Hill, mainly because it avoids all the traffic.
You will be very welcome to stay again.
“Excellent accomodation, great village”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Old Stables was really well furnished. It had every thing you could need. Everything was in excellent condition and there was loads of space. It was a great village, very pretty with lots of oppor… More
Thank you for this lovely review.
The Community shop is quite expensive but it is good to know that any profits are spent on good causes in the community.
“Great place and location”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2013
My husband and I, our 19yo son and 12yo daughter stayed here for 4 nights. The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us as we needed three bedrooms. The proximity to the local train station was great and i… More
Our guests are often surprised how easy it is to get into Bath. Much easier than if you were staying just outside and had the hassle of finding parking. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“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
We had a lovely week in sunny Hove and Brighton. Fantastic for running all along the seafront, walking on the Downs and eating and shopping in Town. The public transport is great and the vegetarian … More
“Comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I took three teenage girls to Victoria Cottage for a week. The house is very comfortable - plenty of space downstairs for people to laze about. Upstairs there is lots of storage and a great bathroom. … More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Same as last year, we have enjoyed our stay in Victoria cottage again. Even with young children you can have a relaxing time because of the beach in front of the door and a very good equiped house wit… More
“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
Very well equipped modern relaxing accommodation. Quiet village, but with a very pleasant walk into Melrose town centre. Quaint garden with lovely sitting areas.… More
“Exceptional Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
We had a lovely short break at Orchard Cottage which was very clean and comfortable with a spacious living area;ideal for socialising or to just spreading out and relax.
The cottage is in a really p… More
“Top class - 5 star cottage”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
This is a beautiful cottage to stay in. We received a warm welcome and found that every need was catered for in this lovely house.
The owners have thought of everything. Finished to a very high stand… More
“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
“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.
“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
Well what can we say about Huckleberry Cottage!! This lovely hideaway is just what was needed, peaceful surroundings, views over fields and meadows with lovely walks near by beside a stream. The prope… More
“THE OUTSTANDING HUCKLEBERRY COTTAGE.”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2014
To all, as an avid outdoor couple this cottage has a little bit of everything to offer good walks and cycling a beautiful railway on the door step. On the other side the social content has again every… More
“Superbly appointed holiday cottage, ideal for a relaxing break.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
My wife and I stayed for two nights, and wish it had been more. The cottage was comfortable, clean, had everything we needed (and more) and we wanted for nothing. The proprietors (who also own the e… More
“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
This gorgeous property is not just a house but a home. Beautfully decorated with love, it is very charming and cozy. Firstly the location could not be better, a block or two from Harbor Street; the ce… More
“Beautiful cottage in picturesque Whitstable”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2014
Me and 6 friends stayed in Bexley cottage for 2 nights to attend a wedding in Whitstable. The location was perfect, a short walk in to Whitstable town and to the beach. For us it was really convenie… More
“Excellent! So close to harbour, beach, high St, shops and restaurants.”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
Received 1st class service, all the way! Booked very last minute so needed very prompt response and that is exactly what we got. Dad's in wheelchair so, to be so close to everything was amazing. Shop… More
“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
Thanks to Terrance and Annette
Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time
They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and su… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Not what I was expecting! Our idea of holiday heaven is sitting in a private cabin chilling with a glass of fizzy bubbles whilst relaxing in the hot tub - and during the day when the water temperature… More
Dear Mrs R Jackson
We were very surprised to read on trip advisor of your experience at Sailaway as you said nothing of your complaint whilst staying at Sailaway or at your departure.
We have recently invested in a new top of the range hot tub which was installed along with new decking and lighting a couple of weeks prior to your stay. This model of hot tub is totally different to the previous one. On installation we were supplied and trained on the use, maintenance and health safety. This particular model is nothing like they were 15 years ago, the jets are much more powerful and give a massage as well as heating the water at a higher temperature.
We take great care to ensure our guests have a delightful, relaxing and safe stay with us, and , take pride in providing 99.9% of our guests with a memorable stay as you can see from our previous reviews.
As for the parking we have an allocated space for our guests in front of our office - at the front of the house.
Terence & Annette.
“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.
What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The … More
Thank you so much for that lovely review we are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and its surroundings.So glad you enjoyed your time there and hope you can comeback soon.
“Lovely apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
The owner has made this apartment so very comfortable. Lovely furnishings and very comfortable with everything you need. It is in a fantastic position on the river by the bridge which makes it so ea… More
Thank you for your kind comments.Look forward to you coming back.
“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
“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
“Fantastic villa and hospitality - would highly recommend!”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Facilities were great, location really good and the hosts were so kind and helpful. We didn't want to leave!… More
“Wonderful Villa and great Hosts”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
We have had a great holiday at Evas Cottage. The house is absolutely stunning and immaculately clean. Yiannis met us at the airport gone midnight and was waiting for us with a hire car that he had arr… More
“Exceptional 5* Property”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
Where do I start, Yiannis & Eva can only be described as the BEST HOLIDAY HOME OWNERS EVER!!! Our Family were met at the airport and taken to the villa, where we received home cooked food and plenty o… More
“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
Just got home after a weekend stay in Millers Cottage, York. Arrived Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning. There were four of us - My wife & I, our 19 month old daughter and my mother-in-law. We w… More
Lovely to receive your positive feedback, thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you. Pleased everything was to your liking and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best wishes
“Excellent cottage in the heart of York”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The cottage is excellent - fully equipped and right in the centre of York so everything is just a short walk away. The manager, Dylan, was very friendly and helpful and gave us useful advice on places… More
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you with us and glad everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again sometime.
“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
Great property located in a small beach community with an undeveloped beach within a 5 minute walk. Owner provides everything you need from a full kitchen to bed linens/towels, beach chairs, washer a… More
“very comfortable and well equipped”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Sara is an excellent hostess who wants everything to be perfect for her guests. The house was very clean and has good beds and settees. The beautifull empty beach is really very close. In winter the w… More
“Wonderful house next to the beach”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2013
We had two fantastic weeks in CASARA Cinqo. The beautiful beach is only a few meters away and the quiet in this area is totally relaxing. In the short distance you can make many trips, for example to … More
“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
Really comfortable, spacious, well appointed and ideally situated. Sensibly priced. Easy access to city centre on foot via pleasant riverside parkland. Lovely scenic canalside walks for as far as you … More
“Idyllic setting, gorgeous cottage and an excellent base for visiting Inverness.”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2014
Had a lovely short stay at New Year. Found the cottage really easily. It was beautifully presented and well equipped. We had a toddler with us and found the cottage to be very child friendly, alth… More
“Lovely, peaceful cottage”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
This is a great place to stay in Inverness - it is a lovely cottage out of the thick of the things, but it's easy to walk into Inverness - either through the island walk or up the side of the river, o… More
a three bedroom barn-conversion that is perfect for a self-catering stay. The cottage was extremely clean and fresh-smelling with a well-equipped kitchen, and an enclosed garden which is secure for y… More
“no wonder it's award winning!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
We knew from the website that the facilitites at Herons Well were above average, and we were not dissapointed! Fabulous, spacious en suite accomodation with all of the added extras to make your stay t… More
“A beautiful relaxing and memorable cottage with everything one could ever need”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
Herons Well was truly lovely, we had a fantastic memorable holiday and Glynis and Tony made us feel so welcome. The children loved the farm visit. The cottage was beautiful, so spacious and great to … More
“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
The cottage is ideally situated in the centre of town, close to shops and restaurants, with the sea front within walking distance. Accommodation has all the facilities required for a short or longer… More
Thank you so much for your review. We feel thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
“Excellant location- In a quiet spot but close enought to shops etc”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2013
+++Excellent accommodation and comfortable++++.
This cottage is the perfect place to stay in Eastbourne, very clean, with everything that you could possibly need, is close to the railways statio… More
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Excellent accommodation, comfortable in every way especially the beds! Good welcome from Jan and lots of goodies to start off our holiday. Ideal location and personal touches in the cottage made us f… More
“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