While new year is typically a time to make changes, it seems that when it comes to booking holidays we're stuck in a rut. In fact, according to a new survey, 40 per cent of us are planning to visit the same destination as last year, and less than a third of us are planning a new experience for 2015.
This is still the most popular month for bookings - perhaps not surprising when you notice the gloomy weather - so if you're looking for some fresh inspiration, here are some hot properties from HouseTrip.
A stylish houseboat in Edinburgh
From £207/night - (sleeps 6)
This luxurious houseboat is berthed in the heart of Edinburgh, just minutes from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The Four Sisters is a permanently moored wide-beamed houseboat with two beautifully dressed double cabins. There is a well-equipped galley kitchen, a shower room with WC and central heating in all rooms. The boat also includes board games, TV, DVD player, WIFI, books, barbecue and an outdoor terrace for relaxing in the sunshine.
A regal apartment within a castle near Avignon
From £190/night (sleeps 8)
This 12th century castle is located on the outskirts of Avignon. The apartment within includes a TV, DVD player, washing machine and children’s games. There is a shared swimming pool, gardens, terrace and table tennis table in the grounds as well.
A cosy chalet in Montenegro
From £183/ night (Sleeps 7)
Ever wanted to ski right out of your front door? Make this wish come true with a visit to the quiet town of Kolasin. The sheer range of activities on offer, from skiing to hiking to rafting to mountain biking will satisfy any families raring for action. For those family members after a more laid back experience, take advantage of the sauna and swimming pool and spend a quiet evening by the fireplace with fantastic views of the river canyon and mountain ranges of Senyavin and Belasits.
A 19th-century windmill in Lincolnshire
From £316/night (sleeps 7)
For a quirky break with a bit of grandeur, The Crown Windmill sleeps up to seven people 100ft up in the top five storeys of a converted flour mill dating back to 1820. There are magnificent views over the historic city of Lincoln and especially the glorious Cathedral. It also includes WIFI, TV, DVD player, a games console, board games and parking.
A charming villa with private swimming pool in Turin
From £254/ night (sleeps 10)
Every detail of this charming villa, with beautiful views of the hills and city, has been carefully chosen by the owners to encourage a relaxing time can be enjoyed here. Arranged over 4 floors, connected by an elegant spiral staircase, the villa can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, whilst the private swimming pool will provide the perfect distraction for children, allowing parents to take a much needed break.
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