Get festive by booking a city break near a spectacular Christmas market. Packed full of unique handmade gifts, light shows, ice rinks, fairgrounds and much more, Christmas markets offer plenty of festive cheer to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Cities across Europe play host to Christmas markets from November. Visit Berlin to see Charlottenburg Castle bathed in romantic lights. Or discover unique handmade gifts in between seeing the sights in Vienna, Brussels or Prague.
In the UK, some of the best Christmas markets are held in London, York and Bath. Go there for traditional German-style stalls selling handmade jewellery, crafts and toys and tasty yuletide delicacies. And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with street theatre, fairgrounds and, of course, Santa’s grotto.
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. A couple of things we
On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my s… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for taking the time to post your review.
“Comfortable Stay in Conveniently Located Tackley” The lodge is a short congestion-free drive off the A4260. Accommodations are recently renewed, comfortably furnished and fully equipped. The owner who resides just across the lane is readily availabl
We stayed here for 4 days and loved it. The cottage is modern, clean and brilliantly equipped. The owner Keith was really nice. He kept in contact and would nip round to see if we were ok and if we ne… More
“A peaceful and friendly stay with great facilities”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We had an excellent stay at Buffs Lodge. Keith the owner was very friendly and helped out with any questions we had. The cottage was spacious and clean and was decked out with some great facilities. W… More
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf
Definitely recommended to all. Amazing apartment in an amazing location. Only a few minutes walk to The Shambles, if that, and York Minster is literally on the door step. Lovely touch on arrival with … More
“Beautiful property, great location, fabulous service”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
I was looking for somewhere to stay for a lazy weekend in York, and found this apartment. The photos looked pretty good, the location looked decent enough, and the price seemed fair.
When I arrived… More
“Fantastic accommodation - far better than a hotel!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
We have just returned from a very relaxing weekend in York, staying at apartment 1, Bootham. Having previously stayed in a hotel on our last visit ( and being disappointed with it ) we were delighted … More
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov
We stayed here with our two teenagers for 2 nights, and I can't say enough about how nice the apartment is, how wonderful the location is, and how gracious and generous the owners are. We usually sta… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased that you appreciated the special touches and look forward to seeing you again when you next return to York. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Equipped to a high standard and Beautifully decorated”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
We stayed for bank holiday weekend at this apartment . We were amazed at how centrally located it is in York. Sometimes staying so central can be a problem due to noise but this was peaceful . York Mi… More
Thank you for your kind comments.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased you enjoyed the freshly baked croissants with your continental breakfast - we think they're the best too! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Hidden gem - superb!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully furnished apartment. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay a memorable one, with all the comforts of home you could wish for and tho… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope you'll visit us again soon. We hope you liked the apartment so much that you'll tell all your friends and family about it.Many thanks from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“a little gem” quiet, well equipped, walking distance of town centre.
clean and beautiful property, photos don't do justice. Spacious bedroom and a great size bed. lovely original features remaining.
And a bonus point you can park a car.
We very much enjoyed our stay. The flat has everything one needs and is very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the welcome tray which had decaffinated coffee and Tick Tock tea both of which I usual… More
“Classic apartment in Georgian crescent terrace”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2015
A unique experience to stay in such a classic setting. Very quiet too and well placed to access Bath centre. Highly recommended.… More
“Spacious,clean, perfect apartment in Bath”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
Norfolk Green met our needs perfectly.
We were more than happy with the cleanliness,spaciousness and comfort.
The kitchen was very well equipped,had we wanted to cook a meal.
The bed was luxuriousl… More
“Great apartment in classic Swiss ski village” Highly recommend this apartment if you look to stay in Andermatt. Modern, well appointed and a place you easily feel comfortable. Very central to village, train, lifts, restaurants, etc.
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… More
“Amazing apartment for everyone” I stayed in this apartment for a weekend in June and can honestly say it is the best property I have ever stayed in. Patricia the owner was so helpful and friendly, she has catered the apartment to everyone down to ever
From the start of the booking Patricia was very helpful and this continued all the way until she waved us on our way back to the airport. The apartment is even better than the pictures and we loved o… More
“Wonderful find in Dublin! Perfect location, luxury flat!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We stayed here with our two children (13 and 17) four nights. What a great find. The flat is spotless and modern with every amenity we could possibly need from washer/dryer to 3D television and Playst… More
Thank you for doing such a great review for us and future guests.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you felt the Irish welcome.
Great to see you took on some Irish slang too!
“Fantastic family friendly option in Dublin - I'd go back here and no where else!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I am so glad I found Patricia through TripAdvisor! From initial contact to our final goodbye hugs she was always attentive and her lovely apartment was every bit the luxury promised! Everything was su… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this truely wonderful review.
I am so glad you enjoyed Dublin and the apartment felt like home to you all.
It is great to get some feedback and know that I have happy and comfortable guests.
Thank you for such a great heading too Best wishes Patricia
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and …see more
A delightful character home situated in a rural location yet within easy reach of Oxford City Centre, M40 to London and to the north and the A34 to the South. The property has plenty of rustic charm and offers a great deal of peace and tranquility. It is set in attrac …see more
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al
“Perfectly positioned appartment for sight seeing ,shopping and Theatre”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The appartment is beautifully furnished and well equipped( apart from an iron). We really enjoyed our stay, able to cater for ourselves as well as visit superb resturants nearby. Saturday night was a … More
Thank you very much, the new iron arrived today, thank you very much for booking with me and for letting me know the iron was missing. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you returned home safely and I look forward to having you back again one day soon. Best wishes Louise
“Perfect little space” Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every meal. We are extremely happy ab
We have stayed in the apartment for a week, we did not expect it to be as good as that !
Fantastic location, beautiful view, well-equiped studio, spacious, cozy and clean.
We loved it and certai… More
“Great place to stay in London.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
Great location!!! Only 5-10 minutes walk to a tube station (Bermondsey). 5 minutes walk to Shad Thames, which has a great selection of nice restaurants and great view of London Bridge. The flat has ve… More
Reviewed 22 Feb 2016
We try to stay in different areas of London on previous trips to get a feel for the various neighborhoods. We will ALWAYS try and book this apartment in the future!!
First, the apartment: Just the r… More
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous
A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great fi… More
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner.
Excellent location in Docklands area - easy access by DLR/Tube or Bus to central London, Canary Wharf, London City Airport. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and safe and the owner, Stepheni… More
“Holiday accomedation homelike”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2015
perfect stay at an optimal place. Only 10min from Tower, with DLR or bus. We love this flat and will come back.… More
“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
Apartment located in a beautifully maintained chalet style development in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the spa town of Leukerbad. Within easy reach of Geneva airport, Leukerbad is an ideal location for skiing, hiking or just relaxing in the natural thermal baths. The …see more
“Wonderful Christmas” Rented this property for my Daughter & her 2 young children who travelled from USA for Xmas. We had a family Christmas with sons from Bristol plus myself & husband .Plenty of space for all and room for children to play.
“Excellent holiday rental. I would recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2015
We were a group of 8, including three kids, and each one of us wished we had booked a longer stay at Marina Villas. The house was clean and smart with all the necessities provided. The pictures on the… More
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Our stay in Marina Villas was just perfect. The house was very cosy, and the owner was always willing to lend a hand.
There is a small beatiful garden at the backyard!… More
“Couldn't have been better”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2014
For our extended family (7 adults and 4 small children) Marine Villas was perfect.
Well-equipped property, (but don't forget to turn on the extractor when cooking, the smoke alarm reacts with steam t… More
Situated in the historic village center right at the unique village square you find a very comfy modern apartment. Dating back to 1900, Vals' renovated Grosshus apartment is just 300 metres from the world known Vals Thermal baths and 800 metres from the local cable …see more
“A great find - perfect for short or long stays” Kenny's a great person to be in touch with - easily contactable.
A nice, clean fifth floor apartment right near the central station - perfect for the city centre too. Very comfortable with a large telev
“Very nice apartment near the life science centre”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
1 nice living room with open nice kitchen, 2 nice bathrooms and 2 cute bedrooms.
Good feeling. Nice TV in living room.
Just a bit too less cooking utensils in the kitchen room...
We were really sur… More
“A good flat that could be great”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
We were very comfortable here and appreciated the great location.
Unlike other Newcastle apartments we've stayed in, this one has two bedrooms, are two bedrooms, although the smaller of the two, w… More
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g
The flat was very comfortable & had everything we needed. It's very close to town where we could find plenty of restaurants & stores. It was less then a 10 minute walk to the tube station which made g… More
Happy to hear you had a great time! Just to clarify for the good folks out there who will read this the actual train station is just a 75 meter walk from the Apartment front door, that is about a 60 second walk.
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We used the apartment as a base for travelling into London, with 2 children (4 and 7 yrs old). It was an ideal location, 15mins walk from the train station. The apartment had everything you could need… More
“Nice modern flat.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Overall this flat was lovely, very modern, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you might require and the information pack was very informative about the local area and… More
“Well appointed and great location” We chose this house due to its location close to Whiteladies Road and it proved to be a great find. Joanna was very efficient and helpful handling the booking, some nice welcome touches - and the house was very nicel
“Fantastic atmosphere"” It is an apartment with a superb location in a very quiet building, and allows you to enjoy every minute of life that flows in the Ouse river. The apartment has all possible to live details and the person in charge, Alison, is a
“PERFECT!!” Beautiful apartment in the perfect location with excellent hosts! Excellent value for money and the location means that you are close enough to the old town but far enough to enjoy peace and quiet. The apartment itself had everything you ne
This was a wonderful little apartment. Well situated and just far enough away from all the biz to give you peace and quiet when required.
The owners we're extremely helpful and friendly . They eve… More
Thank you for your comments.
It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed Apartment Viola and our services.
We hope to meet you again.
“Awesome view and helpful staff!!!”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
Viola is modern, perfect cleaning and near by Old Town. The view is fantastic and the staff is friendly and very helpfull.… More
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kit
Great place to use as a base to explore Bath. Very comfortable accommodation, £8 taxi ride into Bath and excellent recommendations in the letting folder.… More
Thanks for writing and so pleased you enjoyed the Coach House. We are lucky to be so close to Bath and yet have the views and countryside around us. Hope to see you again.
“Wonderful quiet place to stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2015
Our second year there at this time of year. It is great place to stay, the walk along the towpath is a great beginning and end to a relaxed day in Bath. For our first night the housekeeper provided a … More
Thanks Kasia and pleased we are tempting you back again :-)
Our new food offering is proving to be very popular - we hope to continue and expand this, so we are very pleased you enjoyed it.
See you next year!
John and Jane
“Excellent cottage, great location”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2016
In a very peaceful location with fab views to the rear , the Coach House was comfortable ( super comfy beds) , warm and spotlessly clean . We really appreciated the welcome pack ( Easter eggs and ho… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay over Easter and thank you for the review, much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.
John and Jane
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.
This apartment is small but very comfortable and perfectly situated on the edge of Leukerbad. It was perfect for us. The view from the balcony is wonderful as you look across the fields towards the mo… More
“Brilliant Place to go..”
Reviewed 23 May 2012
Accommodation was perfect. Really nice location. very friendly staff.
if you want peace of mind and stay away from busy & hectic life this is worth going place.
Definitely recommend to go..… More
“Lovely apartment close to everything” A lovely period apartment, walking distance to everything to see and do in Bath. Convenient parking, as you won't need a car to get around. Apartment, well equipped.
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,
This apartment is a good choice for family holiday makers to Oxford. It is spacious enough for five of us, quiet, clean and well-equipped, having everything we needed. We stay here in early August 2… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the apartment more than met your needs and that you enjoyed your time in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“I can not imagine a better self-catering accommodation in Oxford.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
A lovely, beautifully appointed clean, convenient flat, near to everything, yet quiet in a lovely section of North Oxford. Although it rained, so we could not make use of the charming patio/garden, i… More
Thank you. We appreciate that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Very good communication from Hilary, the owner. Flat is in a great location, in a lovely part of town, easy walk to Jericho for restaurants etc., can walk into city centre too or catch bus from nearby… More
“Does exactly what it says on the tin” Absolutely superb accommodation everything provided from washing up liquid, shampoo and hand wash to tea,coffee and sugar. Secluded and secure but still within easy reach of amenities. Would definitely recommend a
We had a brilliant time here. My partner and I arrived to the stable lodge on a Saturday night and were greeted by the friendly owner who showed us round and made us feel very welcome. The stable itse… More
Reviewed 13 Apr 2013
Stable Lodge is a beautiful place to stay. It is very tranquil but within easy reach of all amenities (five minutes drive from the motorway). The accommodation is all new and immaculate throughout and… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
The cottage has wonderful views from the sitting-room and terrace. A lovely spacious cottage that you can just relax in. Good walks from the door and easy access into Oxford using the P&R which is abo… More
“Fantastic - Enjoyable Stay” The Saltings is just the perfect little cottage! Great location, with space to park your car & leave it for the weekend. Access to the center of Bath is so easy, there is a bus stop right outside of The Saltings & the numbe
Lovely cottage that suited our needs very well for a week (2 adults and a toddler). We thought it was a pretty cottage, decorated in a lovely style and had all the amenities we needed, for our first w… More
Thanks Lynley. Pleased you enjoyed the Saltings and made the most of the area, including Badminton! Regards, John and Jane
“Excellent cottage - a real home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2015
The cottage was excellent, everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable & relaxing. The welcome pack was a very nice touch & the comprehensive "making the most of your stay" information… More
Thanks for the review Duncan. We are pleased you found our guide useful. We have stayed in many other properties where they are out of date, so we make sure ours is updated regularly so it is useful. It's also a good excuse for us to try out many of the delights of Bath to make sure they come up to our standards :-) Hope you are able to visit us again sometime. Regards
John and Jane
“Beautiful cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2015
The Saltings cottage is a wonderful place to stay! The decor & feel is great, so peaceful. You are welcomed with fresh bread and stocked up with eggs, butter, drinks & milk too. Just down the road is … More
Thank you very much for the review - we really appreciate it! Glad you like the location - we are lucky to have the Bathampton Mill so close - it's even better in summer, so come and see us again :-)
“Excellent stay!” My partner and I stayed here with another couple for a weekend as attending a wedding in near pay Naburn. We couldn't have asked for a friendlier welcome to the New Walk Coach House.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Sue who talked us
“Excellent Location with friendly and accommodating owners”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
New Walk Coach house was the perfect location to visit York. Peaceful and quiet, seconds from the River Ouse and only a 10min walk (along the river) for visiting the city center and attractions. The a… More
“Great Location Good for Teenagers and Shopping Very Comfortable”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2012
The arrival arrangements were spot on and the start up food pack was welcome.The parking was not a problem and we always got a space after being out. We went to Flamingo Land which is quite close but… More
“A wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
We enjoyed a lovely mini break with our 3 small boys in this very comfortable coach house. York was stunning and provided everything we were hoping for and more. The special thing about this coach hou… More
We're very glad you enjoyed your time in York, and found it easy to make your way along the riverside walk into the city centre. Thanks for going to the trouble of writing these kind notes - and we hope to meet you next time!
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul
My husband and I stayed in the Artpad at the end of July for 2 nights. I had high expectations from all the positive reviews so was surprised that in real life the apartment is even more amazing than… More
OOOOOOh so lovely to hear your feedback - thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at The Artpad. You must return one day x
“Wonderful apartment, wonderful location!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
This apartment really has the wow factor, having been twice (once being for our wedding) I can say this really is better than the photographs suggest. It has the perfect location for walking out to Ba… More
It's so great to hear that your return trip to The Artpad was just as good as your first! Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you back again one day soon...
“The Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2014
A wonderful apartment in the perfect location.Very welcoming owners and comfy accomodation.
Just a stroll from all the shops,cafes and sights of beautiful Bath and we will definitely be coming back.… More
Thank you so much for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed The Artpad - do come and visit again!
“Great stay, thank you” Compact but very well equipped house, all rooms clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The property is well situated for car parking, just across the road from a bus stop with a ten minute service into the city centre and has
Myself and three friends stayed here for 4 nights. We where over from Ireland to see an Manchester United match and the location was great, just a cheap taxi ride to Old Trafford and into the centre o… More
“Clean, modern, child friendly”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Very pleasant stay, the house was equipped with everything we could possibly need from pots and pans to sewing kit. Very clean and owner was very good at communicating. Would definitely stay here agai… More
“Great apartment; great location.” Like the other reviewers mentioned, the owner clearly lives in the apartment when it is not rented so his belongings are there. Assuming that doesn't trouble you, the apartement is fantastic. Copenhagen is a remarka
Very nice modern Apartement, with a great view over the Copenhagen harbour. Very friendly contact, with no problems at all. Good infrastructure. A big Mall ca. 150m, bus station ca. 200m, Metro 300m, … More
“In Prague like at home” We spent a wonderful holiday in this perfect apartment, both for the position, the services (in and out), the comfort and the kindness of Janka and her husband, a safe foothold if any drawback occurs to you
“Perfect location, loved staying here!!” This apartment really made our holiday. We enjoyed nothing more after a days shopping to come back and relax before heading out for the evening. The apartment is right in the centre and has everything you could