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.
“A little piece of heaven beside the sea.” We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delighted to eat
“Great base to explore Devon coast” 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 waiting for us.
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
“Family Holiday Kents Cottage Torquay”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
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 es… 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
“Fantastic holiday rental !” I booked Broomfield house for a short break with family and friends to celebrate my birthday.
All dealings with Jill the owner were prompt and very friendly, with lots of helpful advice.
The house is well situated and wit
“Fantastic stay at Broomfield House - beautiful house and gardens and ideal for large groups.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2015
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Broomfield House. I spent the weekend there with 13 friends and the house was perfect. We were greeted by Jill and Ben on arrival who were very friendly and s… More
“Just perfect for our extended family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
Jill and Ben are excellent hosts and they made us feel most welcome in their home. The 'goodies' in the fridge - especially the Cava - were much appreciated after our journey.
Broomfield House met ou… More
“a great place for a vacation with lots of things to do”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2014
Broomfield house was perfect for us! Enough space for 14 people (6 adults, 8 teenagers) to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation. The big kitchen, the two living-rooms and the beautiful garden made it … More
“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.
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody” Received excellent customer service from susan falkner, the accomdation was perfect for my niece's wedding so close to the Lough Erne Resort. The house was in excellent condition perfect to suit any families, I
This is the second time that I have stayed here.
The accommodation is of high quality and the facilities in the resort are second to none. The food in the resturants, the golf courses and the spa … More
Many thanks for visiting us for a second time & for such wonderful feedback. Glad everyone enjoyed the free WiFi and yes we agree the facilities within the Resort are superb - the Restaurants, Bars, Tai Spa & Golf Courses are perfect places to relax and enjoy some well deserved down time! Hopefully we can welcome you all back again for a 3rd time. Best wishes, Susan
“Special place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Just back from a short break at lough Erne. Excellent location, fabulous house very spacious with all the trimmings. Attention to detail exceptional. Comfy beds, great sleep. We will be back.… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay break in our lodge and appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you all back! Best regards, Susan
“Lough Erne Resort. Enniskillen”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Beautifully presented house in a stunning location. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for any length of stay. We attended a family wedding at the nearby hotel (a 3 minute walk) … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an honest and wonderful review - it was our pleasure to have been able to accommodate you all & we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Erne once more.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Quiet 1920s studio apartment with your own private courtyard and entrance, just metres from St Kilda's iconic cake shops, restaurants, Luna Park, Palais Theatre, trams, buses and beach. Off-street parking, spa bath, wifi and laundry included. …see more
“Spacious and elegant modern house with shared garden and pool in ideal position” Gorgeous modern house, tastefully decorated, with all the appliances and items that we needed plus more. Good garden and pool area with countryside around was very relaxi
The accommodations are roomy and modern. Everything you need is within walking distance but the beach/town will take 30 minutes but only 5 by car. The entire region has wonderful sites, towns, beaches… More
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help you all have the holiday you desired and great to hear you had such a good time. Yes it's amazing value over there isn't it! I'm glad you liked the food and got to see the sights.
“Great Stay in Albufeira”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2014
We stayed in the above house/apartment and had a great time, the apartment is spotless and incredibly well furnished so a great welcome to the Algarve
Great layout and lovely rooms set in a small dev… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again soon.
Spacious and newly furnished, the apartment sits on the fourth floor of a classic 100 year-old bank building situated on the north side of one of Europe's most famous squares. Whether it is a trot by horse-cart around Market Square or a visit to the City's cel …see more
Ideal for families with young kids or babies as the Cottage is comfortable and the garden is safe.Ideal for couples who wants privency and piece .ideal for old couples as the location is flat and markets and restaurants are very close.Try your holidays at Calma Cottage …see more
“Beautiful Garden and View” This is a lovely villa with a very private garden. Some thought has gone into making the garden attractive but also to supply shade at different times of the day. Pool very good. Inside of villa is modern and well equippe
North Adelaide contemporary studio apartment with a gourmet kitchen, luxury King size bed and premium fixtures and fittings. Situated on trendy Melbourne Street with it's Cafe's, Restaurant's and Boutique shopping minutes from all major Adelaide attractions …see more
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w
Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the w… More
“Chester town house”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
A Beautiful 5* Star 'Spacious', 4 bedroom, 3 bath Vacation home, south Facing Private Pool on a holiday resort with Communal Pool, tennis Courts, Games Room, Sauna, Gym, Card Room. Tiki Bar. 5 Mins from Disney and all the major attractions. Ideal for families …see more
“Excellent apartment, Excellent location! fantasic from start to finish” I could not fault this apartment, modern, spacious and clean! From start to finish the owner was very helpful, the price of the stay was reasonable and the housekeeper had kept th
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect.
We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f
I came to Marbella Hideaway for my hen do in a group of 14. Technically the villa only slept 12 but Simon was more than accommodating and even brought in extra beds to cover for my mistake. The house … More
“Total luxury - felt like a celeb!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I came with a group of 14 for my sisters hen do. Simon the owner was amazing at helping me organise transfers, cheeky butlers, a stripper, nights out and was always efficient at getting back to me. Th… More
“Amazing - best holiday and wedding venue ever!!”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2013
Absolutely amazing!!! The perfect venue for the perfect holiday and wedding!! Great location, fantastic pool, amazing garden!
We've just got back from our wedding week here and couldn't be happier wi… More
“Great Stay, Recommend it.” Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provide towels.. But generally
We had a very good holiday based at this apartment. It is right behind Pacha, the nightclub and therefore fantastic for those who want to spend a few nights there. A really sandy beach is only 10 minu… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Fantastic apartment in a great location both for the beach and Ibiza Town. There is a bus stop and taxi rank at the end of the street but you could walk to both in 10 minutes. Very quiet even though i… More
“Great appartment, great location”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This appartment was perfect for a trip away with friends.
The agent we booked through was very helpful and provided us with all the necessary info before arrival.
The appartment was clean, spaciou… More
This is a recently refurbished upper flat in a quiet residential street in Uphall, West Lothian. The property is accessed by one flight of external stairs.
The property is excellently situated for a Scottish holiday in the central belt. Edinburgh is approx. 20mins …see more
“warm people, great hospitality. Highly recommended” we had a wonderful visit thanks to this well equipped, peaceful and convenient cabin. Great for families. owners are so nice, we felt very welcome.
“Real comfort” Our second stay here in Bexley Cottage. A sizeable 3 bed cottage with a great ground floor. Everything was very clean. Good extras for kids such as boxes of toys. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen so you don't need to bring anyt
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
“Perfect! Look no further” We are a family of 2 parents and 2 kids (10,15). We stayed there for a week.
The flat is lovely. Very nice decorated with thinking of the small details. The apartment is very well equiped. It is centrally located with a f
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m
Andrew and his wife have thought of everything. Andrew was very welcoming and helpful. The accommodations were well located and lovely.… More
“Perfect apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
Immaculate apartment in convenient location with easy access into Bath. Good pubs serving great food within a reasonable walking distance. Great for walks in surrounding countryside offering breatht… More
“This property is Perfect for 2”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
The property is exceptionally clean and well presented. Although we did not cook it is well set up for self catering. The property is well located for visiting Bath with regular bus services passi… More
“Fabulous!” lovely, clean and modern place to stay in Chester. Took us 5 mins to walk to the shops. John made everything easy for us from booking to arriving. We will be returning. Highly recommend.
“Spacious, well-equipped and in a very good location”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
This apartment was one of the best places we have stayed. Each room was spacious. The kitchen was very well thought out, well equipped and a welcome pack including bread, butter, and milk was useful. … More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The apartment was lovely and spacious, clean and modern. It was exactly what we required and would love to stay here again. The owners left a welcome pack which we thought was a nice touch. The city c… More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
thank you so much John for the provisions left, makes travelling so much easier when basic groceries are left.The apartment was close to everything and very spacious.clear directions on how to use app… More
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times.
This is a superb apartment.
The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus
“Great place to stay in centre of Southport, just off Lord Street” We have just stayed here for the third time between Christmas and New Year with our two young adult sons. It is central and convenient but also quiet as it is on a back street close to
Perfect location in Southport - near everything.
Modern apartment with large rooms - well equipped with all you things you need.… More
Thanks for your great comments, we look forward to seeing you again
“Five star accommodation”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2014
This was our second stay at The Loft and it won't be our last.
The accommodation is of a very high standard and very well equipped throughout.
With that in mind the location is absolutely perfect as… More
Thanks for your comments and see you again next year.
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
A very modern, cosy "loft" (on 3 floors) - lots of space. Very central. Highly recommendable. Larger than expected.… More
Thank you for your review, we hope that you will stay again in the future
Beautiful 3 bedroom villa with private pool located in central Protaras. Landscaped and fully enclosed garden, set in a peaceful location yet only a short walk to the local bars and restuarants. The nearest beach is less than a 5 minute walk. Free Wi-Fi access. …see more
“Great price; comfortable rooms; easy walk to main sites in Bergen” We were only there two nights, but really enjoyed our stay. We cooked in the kitchen and it had everything we needed. We shared the kitchen and the bathroom with another room, but neve
Very nice psrson and lovely cats but very very very dirty !
1) full of hair in the shower
2) in Entrance full of stinky shoes !
3) "DANGER" !!! Don't touch any eletric bottons for lights and for… More
Thank you for your review,we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied. We are happy to tell you that we upgraded the apartment in 2014, painted it, had new lights and electricity installed and refurnished it in a mid-century style. We have two cats, as listed in the information about the apartment. They are sometimes welcomed into the apartment by cat-friendly guests and that is why they tried to visit you. Best regards,
“Brilliant cottage, great location!” We stayed here for a week. The cottage was exactly what we had hopped for, beautifully presented, fully equipped. The location is perfect, whether to go to Bath or to explore other local tows/country side. A 10 mins
“Clean, comfortable and excellent value for money”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2014
We were delighted with our stay in this quirky cottage. We have stayed in a number of guesthouses and self catering apartments when visiting our daughter at the University of Bath and this property de… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review our property. The walk along the canal is lovely and quite easy being level. During the season there is also a river bus to town with is another nice alternative to the bus or taxi.
I hope we will see you soon.
“Great value for money”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
Excellent apartment, very clean, spacey (for up to 4), quite and nicely furnished.
The double bed and blanket were amazing. I slept as good as at home!
Pubs and convenience store open til 10pm nearb… More
That is a really useful comment about the cafes near the train station where you can leave your luggage. I am sure other travellers will find it helpful
The street directly opposite the cottage does have a limit on parking during weekdays, although no one have ever seen a warden. However, if you go towards Bath for a few yards the parking is unrestricted and plentiful.
Please come again.
“Wonderful memories at the Batch in Batheaston”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
My husband and I have such wonderful memories of our stay in the Batch. The rental was perfect for us. The bed was comfortable, the sitting room was cozy, and the kitchen was equipped for every type… More
You really did get around and pack a lot in. It sounds like you really did get the best out of your stay. It is very rewarding for us to know that our efforts are appreciated and I thank you for pointing this out. I do hope we will see you again soon.
“Great holiday and apartment” It is very difficult to find an apartment for rent so nicely decorated at such a good value for money! We were so impressed with the space it has a for a holiday accommodation. The bedrooms are very spacious and the livin
Cinque stelle per questa proprieta'! L'appartamento e' situato in una posizione centrale, vicino a ristoranti, negozi e il mare. Avevamo tutto il necessario per la nostra vacanza, e ci siamo sentiti… More
“Best Holiday Ever!” Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antonio was so helpful both when book
We had a perfect family get-together at Vila Hera; ten of us including two babies! The villa was marvellous with huge amounts of space, a heated pool and a games room, which suited the ten-year-old - … More
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Pingo Doce is a better supermarket than the Spa or Jaffers near the marina. Look for the restaurants away from the marina in the square around the "O Colonial' restaurant. They were good quality an… More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
From the very start of making the booking Antonio could not have been more helpful. The service throughout from his team was excellent. His charming wife Carla was there to greet us and explain everyt… More