About Luke @ GiL Properties Ltd

Hello and welcome to GiL properties Ltd. We provide high quality Airbnb properties in Exeter for your holiday trip, work travel and for trade/construction workers. Please feel free to contact us if you may have any questions. We look forward to hosting you in our self catering properties.
24 02, 2022

The best vegan and veggie restaurants

By |2022-03-05T08:50:53+00:00February 24th, 2022|Exeter|0 Comments

Vegan, plant-based and vegetarian cuisine has never been more in demand. As the trend for healthier and more socially conscious consumerism grows, so too has the list of places that cater for these needs. This is very welcome news for the growing number of vegans and vegetarians as they have suffered from a lack of choice for too long now.   In this article we’ll talk you through some of the best vegan and [...]

24 02, 2022

I’m going to Exeter, accommodation options?

By |2022-03-05T08:50:59+00:00February 24th, 2022|Devon, Exeter|0 Comments

If you’re planning a trip to Exeter, you’re in for a treat! This vibrant city in the heart of Devon is as renowned for its historical charm as it is for its natural beauty and buzzing nightlife. Exeter welcomes 1000s of visitors every month and no matter the reason for the visit, travellers tend to fall in love with it. Lots of businesspeople visit Exeter regularly thanks to its thriving commerce – and the [...]

24 02, 2022

Perfect Airbnb in Devon

By |2022-03-05T08:51:04+00:00February 24th, 2022|Devon, Exeter|0 Comments

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, a trip to the beautiful southwest county of Devon will always be a memorable and enjoyable experience. With rolling hills, rugged moors, beautiful coastlines and a wealth of history, Devon is a county that offers something for everyone. But be careful - making the wrong choice with your Airbnb accommodation may mean your Devon break is memorable for all the wrong reasons! Airbnb is a brilliant resource, and [...]

21 01, 2022

Top tips for choosing the perfect accommodation in Exeter

By |2022-03-05T08:51:11+00:00January 21st, 2022|Exeter|0 Comments

Planning a visit to Exeter? We don’t blame you! It’s a place that offers so much, and whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure we’re certain you’ll love your stay in this beautiful, historic city. The good news is that there is a huge range of accommodation in Exeter to choose from. The slightly less good news though is that not all accommodation is created equal, so it pays to take your time selecting [...]

14 01, 2022

5 reasons why Exeter is so popular with visitors

By |2022-03-05T08:51:48+00:00January 14th, 2022|Exeter|0 Comments

Exeter is undoubtedly a jewel in the crown of the southwest of England. It has long been a destination city for holidaymakers and business people alike, and anyone visiting can look forward to a wealth of treasures to explore. From the vibrant nightlife and university community to the buzzing business hubs and historical charm, it truly is a place that offers something for everyone. Here are five reasons why Exeter is a place that [...]

13 12, 2021

Isca House serviced accommodation is in the heart of historic Exeter

By |2022-03-05T08:51:52+00:00December 13th, 2021|Exeter|0 Comments

The two-bedroom redbrick terraced holiday cottage dates from the early 1900s and has been beautifully refurbished by the owners to sleep up to five people in two bedrooms. You're only a few minutes walk from The Quay and a host of welcoming bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, and other amenities, including Exeter train station. The name "Isca" comes from the Roman name for the town and refers to the River Exe which flows [...]

12 09, 2021

Book direct for less! To get even more!

By |2022-03-05T08:51:57+00:00September 12th, 2021|Devon, Exeter|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why it is better to book your self catering accommodations in Exeter directly with us, rather than through booking platforms or online travel agencies? Here are some of the reasons why it makes sense to book your serviced accommodation in Exeter with us today: Best Rates: When you book with us directly, you are assured of getting the best rates at any of our hotels and resorts No hidden [...]

14 01, 2021

Why visit Devon – even more reasons!

By |2022-03-05T08:52:01+00:00January 14th, 2021|Exeter|0 Comments

Last time, we briefly touched on the subject of Devon county with a little bit of its history and some beautiful landmarks. You can read that article HERE. Now, let us continue the topic with more extraordinary places to see, starting with another one fans of detective novels are sure to be interested in.  Greenway House Follow the footsteps of Agatha Christie and you’ll find the Greenway house. “'The loveliest place in the world”, [...]

12 01, 2021

Why visit Devon?

By |2022-04-06T14:05:33+00:00January 12th, 2021|Devon|0 Comments

Let’s zoom back from Exeter and talk about Devon itself.. Also known as Devonshire, it’s a county located in South West England, and Exeter serves as its county town. What you’ll find there is a wide variety of rocky ancient landscapes - the county even lends its name to the Devonian geologic period. Devon’s location in the middle of the South West peninsula means that it has not one, but two picturesque coasts, and [...]

7 01, 2021

What means of transport to pick during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By |2022-03-05T12:53:48+00:00January 7th, 2021|Exeter|Comments Off on What means of transport to pick during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Let’s talk travelling. Many of us, tired of quarantine, are looking for a getaway. From the previous post you know what safety precautions to take. Now we will touch further on the subject, discussing the means of transport most advisable to use during this troublesome time. 1. Air travel Air circulation and filtration on airplanes makes it difficult for viruses to spread. That’s one point for air travel. However, many travellers on one airplane [...]

5 01, 2021

How to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By |2022-03-05T13:06:10+00:00January 5th, 2021|Exeter|Comments Off on How to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The coronavirus outbreak has pretty much cooked everyone’s goose. Collective responsibility is now more important than ever. Any further steps towards defeating the pandemic relies on it heavily. Find out below what you can do to reduce the possibility of getting infected (and infecting others) if you decide to travel during this time. 1. Get tested It’s advised by CDC to get tested for COVID-19 1-3 days before travelling internationally as well as domestically. [...]

31 12, 2020

What to do in Exeter: family attractions

By |2022-03-05T13:10:26+00:00December 31st, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Exeter is the perfect place for a day trip with the entire family. The vast variety of family-friendly attractions makes it difficult to choose where to go! We’ll make it easy for you to decide by showing you our favourites and describing them briefly. Let’s start with the amazing pick for animal lovers - The Donkey Sanctuary.  1. The Donkey Sanctuary Don’t miss out on this must-see, completely free-to-visit, children-friendly place. Donkeys are known [...]

29 12, 2020

Festivals in Exeter

By |2022-03-05T13:11:08+00:00December 29th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Exeter’s Festivals are known all around England. There are a lot of fun happenings going on all year round. Let’s look through them and see if there’s something you might enjoy on your stay in Exeter. 1. Exeter Respect Festival The Exeter Respect Festival is held to celebrate the diversity among us people. Since 1997, a message of equality is spread in Belmont Park annually. Their motto is “All Different, All Equal”. If you [...]

24 12, 2020

Where to hang out in Exeter: best spots in town

By |2022-03-05T13:15:11+00:00December 24th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Now that we know what to sightsee and where to dine, let’s look at the places to have fun at. Exeter isn’t often described as a party town. But that doesn’t mean it hurts for places to drink a fancy cocktail and enjoy people’s company. It’s actually quite the opposite! But enough talk, let’s look at the best hang out spots in Exeter.       1. Doctor Ink’s Curiosities   The best [...]

22 12, 2020

Where to eat in Exeter: best restaurants in town

By |2022-03-05T13:12:28+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Let’s be frank - the food can make or break the trip. The good news is that if you enjoy the comfort of being catered, Exeter is like a blanket on a chilly day. This town will spoil you with the choice of amazing restaurants, both affordable and luxurious. Enough with the introductions - now we’ll go through the places to eat which will surely make your belly happy. 1. Harry’s Restaurant Situated right [...]

17 12, 2020

What to do in Exeter: Tourist attractions pt. 2

By |2022-03-12T08:55:36+00:00December 17th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Last time we talked about all things charming about Exeter and we’re not going to stop now - we have a lot more to go through. A weekend get-away might not be enough to see all the things that should be seen here. Let’s continue this journey, shall we?   4. The Exeter Quay Previously we barely touched on the subject of the Exeter Quay and it definitely requires more attention. Announced “Travelers’ Choice [...]

15 12, 2020

What to do in Exeter: tourist attractions pt. 1

By |2022-03-31T10:52:08+00:00December 15th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

What makes Exeter so special? There are a couple of reasons but the one that stands out the most is its history, given it's one of the oldest cities in England. For those looking for a weekend get-away, Exeter is the place to travel back in time and take in the atmosphere of England as it was in the Middle Ages. But let's look at the very best reasons to book a ticket and [...]

1 12, 2020

Why book with the owner direct?

By |2022-03-05T13:15:57+00:00December 1st, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

So why should you book with an owner direct.  Well many people don’t realise that they are paying a weighty premium when booking through one the larger online booking sites such as AirB&B, Tripadvisor Holiday Lettings, Booking.com and HomeAway. These sites are charging guests anything from 6% to 20% surcharge on the rental price which can be up to a few hundred pounds for a week during peak season. In addition to this the [...]

26 11, 2020

Exeter – is it worth moving in there? 5 advantages!

By |2022-03-05T13:17:05+00:00November 26th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

The UK is filled with the cities considered as culture and business hubs - busy, noisy, and with a fast life pace. Exeter, meanwhile, has it all while remaining quite a relaxed town close to the southern shore.    Many people in their twenties or thirties at some point in their lives find themselves stuck in a paradox - they search for excitement and peace at the same time. They want city life, but [...]

26 11, 2020

Serviced apartments Exeter – what expenses should you expect?

By |2022-03-05T13:17:38+00:00November 26th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Traveling and working is the lifestyle choice which gains popularity, especially among the young generation. Serviced apartments are the best way to provide yourself with a short term accommodation while performing your professional activities.   When moving into a new city, we usually search for long-term rental. It is a cheaper and more comfortable solution in the long run. Each of the options available on the market has its advantages and disadvantages. In the [...]

20 11, 2020

Exeter accommodation – 5 signs that you can count on a good experience

By |2022-03-05T13:17:59+00:00November 20th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Choosing accommodation can be a difficult task because of the diversity of offers and various aspects you should take into account. How to find the perfect flat among hundreds available in Exeter? In the age of digital nomadism, changing a place to live and moving into an apartment in a different town just because of an impulse is nothing exceptional anymore. Many decide to find accommodation even before getting to the place, choosing a [...]

18 11, 2020

Searching for a short term accommodation in Exeter? Here’s where to stay

By |2022-03-05T13:18:58+00:00November 18th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Have you decided to move to Exeter and stay for longer? Before finding a long-term apartment or a perfect real estate fit for you, you may have to stay in short-term accommodation. Here's what you need to know.   Exeter, like any other UK town of this size, has a wide range of hotels, hostels, and guest houses that are ready to host you and provide the service of the highest quality. However, not [...]

5 11, 2020

Serviced Apartments in Exeter – Perfect Solution for Digital Nomads

By |2022-03-05T13:19:36+00:00November 5th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Are you searching for your next base to work and enjoy the life of a digital nomad? Exeter could be a great choice. Check what to pay attention to when choosing your new serviced apartment in the area.   When you lead a life of a digital nomad, avoiding formal commitments such as long-term apartment contracts becomes a priority. To be able to get access to long term rental, in most cases, you have [...]

5 11, 2020

Booking Serviced Apartaments – Cancellation Policies

By |2022-03-05T13:19:52+00:00November 5th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

During the pandemic, it is worth to pay particular attention to the cancellation policies. Knowing your rights is essential in case of problems with refunds. What's worth knowing?   Traveling in the times of Covid-19 has become more challenging. The serviced apartment owners in Exeter and other British cities are obliged to follow the safety regulations and do their best to make the client's stay the most secure and comfortable. However, due to the [...]

26 10, 2020

Serviced apartments in Exeter – how to choose the neighborhood?

By |2022-03-05T13:20:08+00:00October 26th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Exeter is a beautiful city that attracts more short-term and long-term visitors every year. Thinking about spending some time in this English city? Here's what you should pay attention to when choosing your accommodation.    By many, Exeter is perceived as one of the best places to live in the southern part of the country. Not without the reason - the city's location, infrastructure as well as gastronomical and cultural offer makes it a [...]

26 10, 2020

Serviced Accommodation, what to verify before booking?

By |2022-03-05T13:20:38+00:00October 26th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

Booking an apartment can seem like the simplest task in the world. However, if you don't put importance on particular aspects, you may end up unsatisfied with your choice. What to check when booking? Here's what you need to know.   The popularity of serviced apartments has grown in recent years. There are two main reasons: city-break traveling as well as tourism, in general, has become more affordable, and job relocation - more often [...]

27 07, 2020


By |2022-03-12T08:53:40+00:00July 27th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

BENEFITS OF CHOOSING A SERVICED APARTMENT IN EXETER: There are many benefits to staying in a serviced apartment when travelling to Exeter.  Serviced apartments are the perfect place for you to stay. Whether it be for business or leisure we can cater for you. So, what are the benefits you may wonder? Firstly, there’s space: Serviced apartments give you the room to work, relax, cook and sleep. All this with the added benefit [...]

26 07, 2020


By |2022-03-05T13:21:26+00:00July 26th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

PLACES TO EAT OUT IN EXETER Voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK by Which Good Food Guide, you are sure to be in for a treat wherever you choose to eat. There are plenty of cafes and teashops in enchanting historic buildings, as well as plenty of restaurants and bistros with scenic views to admire. If you are eating on the go, you will find enough delicatessens and [...]

26 07, 2020


By |2022-03-05T13:21:49+00:00July 26th, 2020|Devon|0 Comments

TOP 4 PLACES TO VISIT IN DEVON: In England’s West Country, Devon is a firm favourite thanks to its astonishing contrasts and diversity. In the south you have the quieter resorts of the English Riviera and the Jurassic Coasts as well as the long estuaries with the picturesque waterside towns. Inland you will discover the ancient wilderness of Dartmoor and Exmoor, places of legend and folklore, where you can witness wild ponies grazing and [...]

11 07, 2020

Explore Exeter, Devon

By |2022-03-09T13:29:24+00:00July 11th, 2020|Exeter|0 Comments

When you explore Exeter there’s no need to use your car, as everywhere in the city is within an easy walk. If you’d like to venture a little further afield there are many local trains, buses and options for short term rental of electric bikes and cars, bikes and canoes! There are great scenic railways – locally the lines along the Exe and the South Devon Coast or the Tarka line to [...]

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