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.
“AMAZING SPACE! MAGICAL GETAWAY IN THE TREES! Even has a cat cemetary from the 1800's!” Let me start by saying what a fantastic weekend we had! myself and 13 of my friends stayed in the Argyll Barn property and from the first moment we walked through t
“Customer service & cleanliness of The Old Barn were second to none!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
We decided to book 7 nights away at The Old Barn in March 2014. After reading some of the reviews we were slightly apprehensive. On arrival that changed from apprehension to excitement for our pendin… More
“Perfect for large parties”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
I booked The Old Barn for a large party of friends and was fairly nervous as it wasn't the cheapest option we found. However my decision was certainly vindicated. The bedrooms were are adequately size… More
“Best Villa Ever!” We were a group of 11 accountancy students looking to unwind after having a stressful for 3 days of sitting exams. We found this villa on the internet and were immediately impressed by the pictures and reviews we found on the various
“It seems to good to be true... Truly amazing Villa.”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
This villa is perfect in every way.. And the value for what you pay is incredible. I booked it for a hen party of 12 girls.. And everybody absolutely loved it. Before we arrived I was worried it would… More
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Stayed here for a second time and it cannot be faulted. Eniko and her husband are the stars of the show. Its perfect for a big group, loads of room, very good facilities, there is literally everything… More
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
An amazing place, well laid out for large families / /groups.Home from home with all mod cons. fantastic spa in the basement for a real pampering after a days sightseeing. The family who own and run t… More
“unforgettable experience” my wife and i plus our 2 kids planned to stay in the apartment 5 days. reserving the place went smoothly. the location is great - close to the airport, nice part of town, not too far from the old city. the building is safe
“A real home from home.” This is a lovely, spacious well equipped apartment conveniently situated for walking to the Marina and old town. Lagos is a wonderful place for a holiday and we have been coming here for several years. Lots of lovely restaurant
“The photos do not do this wonderful apartment justice”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2013
The photos do not do this wonderful apartment justice. Have stayed in Lagos many times. This was definitely the best place. The quality of fittings and furniture are of a very high standard. It is spa… More
“Awesome Apartment in beautiful Lagos!”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2013
This is a really beautiful apartment, modern, elegant, spacious and very well located within the gorgeous coastal town of Lagos. We have returned twice now as we enjoy the luxury of the apartment, th… More
“I would go back tomorrow!”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2013
Myself and 5 friends rented this amazing property. It is immaculately clean, furnished to a high standard and is very comfortable. The apartment has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your ho… More
Thank you for your kind comments, Sarah. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that our apartment met with such high approval. We look forward to welcoming you back to lovely Lagos.
“Perfect” There really aren't enough hours in the day to talk about how amazing our stay at Ormidale was. The house was absolutely beautiful and I was in awe from the second I arrived until our reluctant departure. It's a genuine struggle to pick out h
“Simply Stunning!±!” I have never stayed in a self catering property like this in my life! Its like a 5 star hotel all to yourself. The pool and hot tub are superb, the house was immaculately clean and fresh. Paul the House Manager was extremely help
i booked woodfield spa for my friends hen do, 9 of us attended as the place looks amazing on the photos. i then read some bad reviews on tripadvisor so was quite worried what we were getting.
when we… More
Reviewed 17 Aug 2016
I booked this house for my best friends Hen party in May this year. The house was okay although I expected it to be of a much higher standard considering the price we were charged for the 2 nights. Th… More
We are very surprised to hear that your experience with us was not enjoyable.
Had we known about the hot tub and the fact you felt the pool was too cold we could have sorted this for you during your stay. However as you did not contact us at all, we were not given the opportunity to assist you with this.
The property is 15 - 20 mins by car from Edinburgh as per our advert however, as with any City, if you are going to the centre then this obviously depends on traffic and can take longer.
I have checked our records and your deposit was returned on June 7 2017 to the card you paid with, therefore I am surprised to hear that you have not received it and we also have had no communication whatsoever from you regarding this or indeed any for your other concerns throughout your stay.
“Absolutely brilliant weekend” Went here on a hen weekend, 15 of us and it was the best weekend I have had in a long time. Swimming pool area was great, with sauna, steam room and hot tub (undercover). The gardens were spacious and beautiful. The bedro
I booked The Gatehouse for a family birthday garden party/BBQ bash on 14 June 2014 and had invited 40 - 50 people. The venue was perfect as guests could sit and mingle on the huge garden and decking a… More
How kind !
we would like to thank our guests for writing such a complimentary comment.You were such a pleasure to have and we are so pleased the party went well and that your friends and family enjoyed their stay with us.
Hope to see you all again
Tim and Marie
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
We had ages 1 year to 88 years +a dog .All the facilities were excellent..especially the pool and the garden which had many interesting features.All the rooms were spacious and the kitchen excellent .… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your anniversary was a great success.
hope to see you all again
Tim and Marie
Reviewed 20 Nov 2013
Can't recommend the Gatehouse enough! We stayed with a large group of friends with children of all ages. The kitchen is really well equipped for catering for large groups, more than enough pots and pa… More
Thankyou so much for your kind words i hope to see you all again in the future
Tim and Marie
“Excellent villa with outstanding facilities in a quiet spot” We booked the villa with the owner and all our questions were answered very fast.
Acutally there are two villas on the property, but as there is only one outdoor pool and only one tennis
“recommendation is not enough” We chose this villa for 2 weeks or rest and relaxation. We got that in spades.The villa is fantastic, with all you will need for a holiday / break that you will need and more besides. It is a beautiful home in an equally
“a perfect place to relax in luxury with the attractions of Punta Gorda only minutes away”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
The vila is very well located and certainly is tranquil. We loved the peace and quiet and the extensive views from the pool deck. The pool area was great - and a comfortable place to kick back and wat… More
“This beautiful home provides peaceful base for exploring Florida Gulf coast.”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
My husband and I and our two college-age children thoroughly enjoyed our 10-day stay in this beautifully-appointed home, called "Tranquility Villa." It is surrounded by canals on three sides and has … More
Thank you for your wonderful review , it is now published and we appreciate it.We try our best to please our visitors and I am happy we have succeeded Come back anytime Best regards, Carol and John
“Peace & tranquility”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
This was our third stay at Tranqulity Villa. It is quiet & peaceful with sometimes just the noise of the fish jumping in the canal. The actual villa is very well equipped and has a superb view of the… More
thank you for your review we enjoy helping with your vacation Carol and John
“Lovely villa with very helpful owner” Fuertecharter boat trip was highlight of the holiday. Beaches at El Cotillo also feature highly. The owner, Juan Antonio was very accommodating and helpful.
“Overall, I'd class this villa as good value for money.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed over Christmas 2013 and had a lovely time. The villa is approx 15 minute walk to the start of the main town of Corralejo and a 10-15 minute walk to the main Mercadona supermarket. I wouldn't… More
“Excellent lovely lodge” Just came back from this lodge an what can I say had an amazing 3 days such a lovely lodge in the nicest location owner was lovely... Paul the man who looks after it even picked us up from carnforth train station you will not b
Very clean and well presented lodge close to the lake with added bonus of the hot tub. Spent the week there and had a peaceful week relaxing and accessing the beautiful surroundings. The lakes, morcam… More
“Luxury, comfort, every box ticked!”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
Wanting a relaxing couple of days away with my partner we looked as several log cabins, then we came across 46 Gressingham Lodge and knew we need look no further. The pictures made it look good but in… More
“excellant retreat with exceptional standards”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2011
From the initial contact with the owners who made the booking process quick and easy
upon arrival both myself and my partner where very pleased with the initial presentation of the property, once we… More
“Really great” Have been in this house for one week every year for the last several years. The house has always been very good, but recently the place got a major upgrade and specially the outdoor kitchen is now also amazing. The onsite Manager Andrea
Twenty of our family and friends stayed at the villa last week and we all had a fantastic time, culminating in our wedding day with 70 additional guests all of whom agreed it was a stunning venue. Bar… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Just returned from a week staying in the most amazing villa! We are regular villa renters, both in Europe and the Caribbean and this is by far the most luxurious, best appointed and most comfortable v… More
Reviewed 17 Aug 2011
highly recommend elcano villa
exceptional large villa beautiful gardens and surroundings,
celebrated my 50th birthday with family and friends june 2011, absolutley amazing,
furniture and furnish… More