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Highlights in Southampton
- Historic city with a fantastic past
- Aviation and maritime connections
- An island trip
- A shopping haven
- History on wheels
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Southampton
Available rentals in the heart of the city and others along the banks of River Itchen. Refurbished timber-framed properties in the old part of the city within walking distance of the main attractions. In WestQuay you will be close to the main shopping area and the best restaurants. Ocean Villages is a 10 minute walk from here as well as Leisure World. Endless possibilities to fill up your holidays while staying at your holiday rental.Holiday rentals that feel like home
Solid oak decor, nice interiors, delicate colours and spacious areas to enjoy some family time. Decorations that pay attention to every detail, making sure you are served in the best possible way to have a perfect holiday break away from home. Cosy lounges to have some relax moments and family gatherings or romantic weekends. Spaces to host up to 5 or 6 people. Fully equipped kitchens to enjoy your meals and feel like home. Whether you decide to stay for a short period or maybe a bit longer, enjoy the comfort of your holiday home and live like a local.
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The area and getting around
Southampton is a port city in southern Britain with interesting museums and art galleries, great shopping areas and an opportunity to step back in time with its heritage attractions. At nightime, the city offers entertainment of all kinds for all ages. Theatre, shows and events such as the annual Boat Show, draw in thousands of visitors to the city. The Southampton Mela is also one of the greatest attractions to celebrate the city’s diverse communities, from Bollywood and Bhangra dance to Spanish flamenco including of course, the typical dishes of the mentioned cultures.Enjoying outdoors
As a port city, many cruises stop for a day or start their journey here, like the Titanic did in 1912. You can also take a walk and explore the city gates, walls and medieval vaults. In and around the city there are so many green spaces to stroll around such as gardens, parks, nature trails, a play area and a fishing lake. For some time with the family, the parks are the most chosen option for a picnic and a fabulous day out. There is no better way to enjoy the fresh breeze and being in touch with nature with the little ones. Sports are also quite popular in the parks. Maybe you are up for a run before your day starts!
Travellers and activities
Southampton became important when the Normans arrived. The walled town has an entrance in the centre of the High Street called The Bargate, probably the most complex gateway in the UK. The city also hold connections to the military, aviation and maritime history. But one of the most important historic buildings is The Tudor House and Gardens, in the heart of the Old Town. Immerse yourself in its history through family-friendly activities and interactive technology. Churches and memorials are also a great part of the city’s history. Make sure you see them!Southampton for shopping lovers
Southampton enjoys the privilege of having a premier shopping and leisure spot. That is WestQuay. A few minutes walk from the train station you can get to this paradise for shopping lovers. Find the most exclusive boutiques, trendiest shops and stylish items at any of its almost one hundred shops. After a shopping day, you will feel a bit hungry. No worries! You can choose from an extensive selection of fine dining to sample the best pizza, delicious curries or some Spanish delicacies like patatas bravas or churros.
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An independent group of tour guides and volunteers offer historic but also fun walking tours of the city. You might join a Ghost Walk, perhaps? The tours run Saturday and Sunday going through the history of the Titanic, stories about Jane Austen or the Story of the Spitfire to name a few. For more detailed visits, it is possible to enjoy a private tour. Get ready and wait at the Bargate, by the Lions and start your tour.2. A trip to the Isle of Wight
Southampton is connected to the Isle of Wight via the port of East Cowes. Get on a ferry and in less than an hour you will be enjoying the wonders of the Isle of Wight, a quintessential seaside spot. Celebrities and aristocrats made the isle their holiday place so it gained popularity amongst the rest of travellers. Unwind at one of its fabulous beaches, relax and have a nice meal at the seafood eateries and have great fun at Blackgang Chine, the amusement park. If you have some time left, visit Osborne House and the gardens3. A combination of air, sea and speed
Linked to its past, aviation is still present at the Solent Sky Museum. Admire the world’s greatest fighting aircraft ever, the Spitfire! Learn the fascinating history of this legendary aircraft. Climb aboard the giant Short Sandringham flying boat and learn about the British Empire on aerial cruises. See the impressive Supermarine S6A and learn about sea, air and speed of the most dangerous sport in history, the Schneider Trophy Air Race.4. The Sea City Museum
The connection to the sea started many years ago. Southampton was the gateway to the world. Many have departed from and arrived in the port over the last centuries. When the White Star Line Titanic set sail in 1912, the name of Southampton became even more famous. Contemplate the 1:25 scale model to get a closer idea. The Sea City Museum brings maritime history to life with lots of hands-on activities and interactive experiences. After all the visit, have a nice cup of coffee at the Galley cafe.5. Beaulieu motor history
Those who are into cars will not miss the chance to see the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. It is just a 14 mile drive away from Southampton. This museum is one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to cars. Some of the cars exhibited there have been used in famous films, including all the cars used in the Bond saga or Harry Potter’s flying Ford Anglia. Legendary cars, motor carriages, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia. Speed fans will see incredible examples of F1 cars. Time it right and you might hear the engines starting up!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Southampton
On average, how much do holiday rentals in Southampton cost?
Based on its annual average price of £116.06, Southampton is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Southampton in February, January, and March the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £100.92, £103.84, and £104.19 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Southampton?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Southampton was May, with an average price of £123.34 per night. This was followed by September, with an average of £121.75, and April, with £120.7.
Is Southampton a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Southampton, we recommend you to be proactive, as 50% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
December, January, and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 66.5%, 58.5% and 55.75%.
When are there fewer rental options available in Southampton?
The months with the lowest properties available in Southampton are, in order, August, September and March, with respective average availability figures of 41.4%, 46%, and 46.75%, based on data collected in 2020.
Are there many holiday lettings in Southampton?
In Southampton we work with 10 different providers to give you a choice of 290 properties, so you will not be short of options!