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.
“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
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
“Kindness, fondness and a lovely dog” We've just got back from a two week stay which wasn't a holiday, but a family emergency. We needed a base that wouldn't require us to live in Premiere Inns for weeks on end and the lovely Sherry, Nigel & Penny (the
Many thanks to Sherry and Nigel for making us feel so welcome. The cottage was lovely – spotless, well equipped, in fact everything we needed and very comfortable. To top it all, Penny the dog is … More
Thanks for your lovely feedback. Not everyone likes other peoples' pets, so we always make sure guests are comfortable around dogs before Penny is allowed to meet them, especially if they have children. We aim to give guests the best experience we can when they stay with us.
“Mrs” We had a fabulous visit. Brilliant communication throughout the booking experience.
Amazing location with nice pubs close by.
Close to enough to the main nightlife, shops and the lanes but far enough away from noise.
Bed in master bedroom com
“perfect accessible location in a clean quiet place with friendly staff” good experience on arrival, the staff was available to show us to the cottage, very helpful with information about the local area and places to cycle. The cottage was bright, clea
“A lovely cottage, just right for what we wanted.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kine cottage. Our 4 year old loved seeing the ponies and alpaca's everyday. The cottage is small, but had exactly the right amount of space for our needs. We used t… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you here at Langley Green and hope you would consider visiting again.
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“Lovely cottage in a unique setting. And alpacas! Who could ask for more?”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We had a wonderful week's holiday based in this 2 bed cottage exploring the South Cotswolds and western Ridgeway. Highlights for us were visits to the arboretum at Westonbirt, Avebury stone circle, Br… More
We look forward to your visit again and maybe next time you can enjoy a stay in The Dairy cottage, you were great guests thank you for your feedback
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“Lovely cottage in a lovely village”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
My husband and I stayed at Kine Cottage between 8 - 12 April while looking for a house to buy in Chippenham (sadly we can't afford one in Langley Burrell, which is a beautiful little village).
We are very happy to know our customers are taking time to provide us feedback and help us improve with our on-going expanding service.
Big Thank you from Langley Green Team
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
Beautiful cottage, absolutely great value for money and perfect surroundings!!
Lovely people to welcome us will definately be coming back.… More
“Beautiful quiet getaway”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
A beautiful and warm cottage in a fantastic part of Wiltshire. Elizabeth was very hospitable and her place had everything we needed. The gardens were amazing and to have Alpacas for neighbors was incr… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We had a new addition to the Alpaca family on 8 Sept and she is proving to be a bundle of fun. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again sometime.
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2013
I loved this place. we stayed for 2 and half weeks while working in the area. the downstairs kitchen was just perfect, kept in an original style and very roomy too. upstairs there is a large front roo… More
We are pleased to offer our customers an overall good service, ensuring that they are comfortable, relaxed to enjoy the surrounds, peaceful grounds and of course positively energised when they have to work
J Fairfax (proprietor)
“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
“fabulous” Had an amazing few days,cottage was lovely,so welcoming,the pool and surroundings were to die for.
great restaurants a few minutes drive away,especially El Mirador fab food,fab views.
Cottage highly recommended.
My girlfriend and I stayed in early November 2011, and cannot recommend Casa Bliss highly enough! Gorgeous cottage, great pool with lovely views in all directions, and a friendly and helpful host. The… More
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We've just returned from a week at Casa Bliss where we stayed in Rose Cottage and what can we say...the title says it all! I don't think there is anything else we need to say other than you MUST stay … More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
Our stay at Casa Bliss was everything we wanted. Fantastic location and views, excellent swimming pool and very comfortable accommodation. Total relaxation and we will be going back.… More
“Fabulous property in a superb location!” What a lovely property this is! We travelled with ourselves, our 1 year old, friends and their two year old. House had everything we all needed for a brilliant stay and plenty of room for two families. Louise c
A group of us stayed in this property for 2 nights - we had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful, location is great near to the beach and the town centre. On arrival the cottage was very clean and … More
“Superbly equipped and well located” Five state property in my opinion- very well equipped and located close to Levi's centre. Very cosy property and very well designed. Very responsive owner/agents. We enjoyed a wonderful week in TaLevi
“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
“Perfectly Located Cottage” This cottage is a hidden gem. Right in the centre of York, with plenty of living space with everything you could possibly need....and more! We were in York for our daughter's wedding and wanted somewhere nicer than just a ho
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… More
“Location Location Location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2014
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.
“Beautiful relaxing vacation in the Tuscan hills!” It was a fantastic stay… we enjoyed very much the marvelous views of the sea and Elba island from our private terrace where we had breakfast and Italian aperitivo after a fantastic day at the beach! Th
“Beautiful and great location” Strengths:
- Beautifully furnished and very spacious house.
- Super convenient location so close to Barrio Alto
- Very good suggestions provided by the owners
- Very good quality-price ratio
Only improvement area:
Stayed at this lovely apartment in July. It had everything that I needed and was within a short walk to some great restaurants and bars, which was really buzzing. The weather was fantastic and in apa… More
“Lovely little house and great for a family”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
We stayed for a week in this cottage near Principe Real. The location is great for those who want to be able to walk around in old Lisbon. Its very near Bairro Alto and Rato is a bit further. Lots … More
Thanks so much! Glad you and your family enjoyed and felt comfortable. Best wishes.
“Great value, terrific apartment for family”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
We visited Lisbon in mid June with the family (2 kids 14 and 12). The apartment is very nice: very comfortable double bed and 2 single beds in a separate bedroom; new well equipped kitchen; washing ma… More
“Beautiful relaxing stay” Very near to Newcastle and all that surrounds it yet in a peaceful quiet spot just outside. Wonderful hosts who cater for every need but give you space and quiet. Beautifully decorated at Christmas. Very well equipped and e
“Great house with everything you need and excellent location”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at Hagg Hill cottage. The owners where very helpful and the house had everything we needed and more. The location is lovey and very close to Newcastle city centre. Perfec… More
“Lovely getaway house” We stayed at this property for 2 nights and had an amazing time!
It's in a great location with some fantastic walks on the doorstep. It offers lots of mod-cons such as a great sound system, DVD player and hot tub (which my litt
We stayed at the cottage with our baby for 4 nights.
The cottage is very nicely decorated and feels modern. Downstairs is very spacious and it has extras such as games and dvd's. The kitchen is full… More
“Lovely Location and Property”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The location was really nice, close to local amenities and a short drive down to Bournemouth. There are some brilliant attractions nearby. As we arrived we were greeted by wild horses on the green and… More
“Amazing property in a great location”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provid… More
“Simply the best!” A wonderful house in a wonderful location! I cannot speak highly enough of Roberto's property. The cottage was clean and had everything you could possibly need or want to enjoy a family break in this beautiful region. The service was
“Amazing 360 Degree View” The views and the veranda make this a must stay place. A wonderful, remote chalet on the top of a hill in the Ljutomer area, above the village of Nunska Graba and near the border with Croatia. Sebastian, the owner, was very
“Excellent stay at Barna Cottage for Two” The cottage was very clean and modern. In my opinion the cottage was nice. It had a fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, bed linen, towels, tea towels, hair dryer, electric cooker, plates, utens
The fully equipped chalet was perfect for my needs, being clean, cosy and comfortable at the end of a long day's hiking etc. The bathroom was a bit small but still worked well. Great kitchen facilitie… 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