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.
“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.
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing.
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“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
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce
We couldnt have found a better ,cleaner location and value than this flat!
So many great bars and restaurants nearby as well.
Highly recommend! And Alan the owner was wonderful to do business with… More
“All about location” This apartment is all about location, a 1 min walk from euston station - apartment itself is a bit basic / no frills but was perfect for 10 girls after a booze birthday night in Camden - good value for money
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!” We absolutely loved this property! It felt just like home! The property is located just outside the old city walls which makes it convenient for walking into town. It sits on the Ri
This was a very well-kept place, and ideally located just outside the city wall. We enjoyed immensely the terrace, which overlooked the river. The only possible drawback may have been the fact that th… More
Thank you for your kind comments,most terraces in your have the one bathroom thou but pleased you enjoyed your stay
“Great location, beautiful house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2015
We stayed for 2 nights, wish we could have stayed for more! Lovely clean holiday home, absolutely perfect location, walking distance to shops, restaurants etc. A welcome pack of breakfast bits and b… More
Thank you come and visit again soon
Reviewed 9 May 2015
Great location,accommodation excellent.
Everything was so clean, plenty of room.
Welcome pack was amazing and so much more than expected.
Really don't want to review or rate this accommodiann , cau… More
What wonderful comments so kind of you. We welcome you back any time.
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
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
“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.
“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!
“Stunning Location!” We had a wonderful time staying here, it was such a cosy place. In a wonderful setting and a real get away from it all. If you want to escape the city and get some real rest and recuperation I highly recommend you stay here!
It was an absolutely amazing stay and a hugely amazing trip and definitely worth it. We went for a winters walk out down by the bird hide and went down to the beautiful Coln river. As I am obsessed wi… More
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
White Willow Lodge is stunning - an absolutely perfect place for a weekend away with friends.
The decor is gorgeous, from the amazing top floor bedroom and bathroom, to the open plan living and kitch… More
“Wow this place is amazing”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
We walk in and we all went WOW the house the view are just amazing, The bedrooms all have full length windows so you feel like you are on the lake from your bed, The spa is fantastic, we had a fantast… More
“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
“Great Apartment in York City Centre” Right in the middle of York City Centre, this apartment is ideal for getting out and about without using your car.
The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need including a patio area and secure par
“Fantastic, modern apartment in terrific location”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
Had a fabulous long week-end. Apartment is lovely, clean and modern, everything we needed and in a superb location.
Really glad we took the bikes, didn't realise York and the surrounding area was so … More
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cycling and the apartment - look forward to seeing you again!
“Brilliant apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
Apartment was very well equipped and very secure. Centrally located for all city centre amenities. Free parking and only 2 minutes from restaurants and shops. We were greeted on arrival by Rachel who … More
Thanks for your review - glad you had a good time in York and you enjoyed staying in our apartment.
“Excellent for short break”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The apartment is of a really high standard as specified in the website information. The location is fantastic and only a few minutes from the city centre. A great base to combine Christmas shopping wi… More
Hi - Thanks for your review and also for your repeat booking! Regards Carol
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi
This accommodation was of an excellent standard and included everything you might need. The building was well maintained and conveniently located with a great view across the valley. The only very sma… More
“Excellent Apartment and Location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2013
Luekerbad was a beautiful place and the apartment was superb, particularly so because of the price. The main room was well fitted out and was a good size with two couches that converted to single beds… More
“Lovely well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
Lovely apartment situated very close to the cable car. We ate in every night as it was so well equipped and it was a pleasure to sit on the balcony and take in the lovely views. Fresh bread and croi… 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
Hendersons is a modern, 3 bedroom luxury town house set over 3 floors. It is perfect for couples, family or friends who want to be close to the centre of York. It is a 5 minute walk from York Railway Station and a 10 minute walk to the City Walls. Free allocated parking …see 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.
“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
“Secluded but central to York - a beautiful house and location” We stayed here for three nights over the Easter weekend. The house was immaculate with everything you could possibly wish for - it is all very well equipped. There were some lovely finish
The accomodation was well maintained and in very good order.
The large kitchen/dining area is very usefull and has plenty of
cupboard space and is also weel stocked with plates/bowls and glasware.
“Lovely Cottage In Great Countryside Location”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Just realised it's been a year since we were at this beautiful cottage and suddenly went OMG don't think I left a review - apologies. Truly is a great place to stay whilst visiting York and surroundin… More
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 14 May 2015
This is a lovely cottage located off the main road in countryside, it is a great distance for day trips in to York by car or bus, also for outlet centres for retail therapy!
Well decorated and very c… More
This high end, south facing, beautiful apartment with private garden and large decked area, is decorated to a very high standard with your comfort in mind.Not just a holiday home, a real home from home, with everything from the shops, restaurants and bars, to the sandy …see more
“Our third stay at this fantastic apartment” The owner, Nicholas, always goes out of his way to make our 10 day stay extremely comfortable, and this was no exception. As we exhibit at the London Boat Show at ExCel it is such a wonderful place to retur
Service - 10/10
We stayed here with our four teenage/young adult children (6 people total) for the first 4 days and then just my spouse and I for a week. The service from Nicholas & Yvonne made us f… More
“fantastic spacious apartment,wonderful views,very nice and helpful owners”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
this is a beautiful spacious apartment in a great location,the apartment contains everything you could wish for including stunning views stretching across london.bus tube dlr river taxi all a short di… More
“Extraordinarily relaxing: Sitting watching the boats go by”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
I found this flat wonderfully relaxing. It's very spacious (we had a another family who came to stay for part of the week we were there, and there was lots of room for all of us). Sitting on the bal… More
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
“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
“We love this place!” We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and really well equipped. It was a great location for visiting our friends in south manchester. The owners are friendly and even helped me
Being a family with young children, we had a few requirements we could not compromise on in planning our daring trip to the North West England in the middle of winter. We wanted a place to stay for tw… More
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park… More
Many thanks for your review- we hope to see you again.
Stewart & Jo
“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
“A golden nugget of a holiday home!” My husband, my mother and I spent Christmas week in this apartment and it was the best Christmas ever! The apartment is spacious, comfortable, extremely well appointed and it was a treat to stay there.
We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It is perfectly situated for all that York has to offer and is beautifully appointed. There is everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, relaxi… More
“It felt like home from home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
A very good property in a convenient location at a reasonable price. It felt like home from home - everything we needed for 4 adults & a baby was available. Booking, finding the property, access & par… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Myself, my friend and her 5 year daughter stayed at 35 Bootham Crescent for 3 nights at the start of August. Before we even got to York, the customer service provided by Mike & Yvonne was brilliant. T… More
Location:Coach house rebuilt on one level with 3 bedrooms, large oak beamed living area, separate kitchen in quiet Georgian residential area of Bath, 1.5 km from City centre, Crescents and historical sites. Secure parking, private patio, easy access to all amenitie …see more
“Beautiful apartment but be aware of the location.” This apartment is lovely but the location is both good and bad. It is off the beaten path. No way to easily get to Oxford except by rental car, taxi or bus. Groceries? Do you want to carry them on th
This is great apartment with everything you need.
I feel a car is needed to visit various places but use a bus for Oxford, which the bus stop onle a 10 min walk away. John and Amanda was very frien… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will return in the future.
“Love this appartment, perfect for a couple, close to the river and central London.” What impressed us about Archer on Thames was the reality far exceeded our expectations. The owner's description and photographs given on the Trip Advisor site were ver
We had a great weeks stay at Archer House. Instructions to reach the apartment were easy to follow.
After being on the move, staying in hotels for a number of weeks it was terrific to have our own l… More
“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
Just returned home after spending 5 nights in Annabel’s lovely apartment.
Having read the other reviews we had high expectations... and we have to say it didn't disappoint.
We travelled by ca… More
“Brilliant start to our UK holiday.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Archer on Thames was the first holiday rental on our first UK holiday. Soon after booking Annabel had contacted us to provide all the information we nervous newbies would need to comfortably travel f… More
“Absolutely beautiful, clean, spacious! Private! Relaxing” We stayed for our wedding anniversary weekend in July and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charlotte gave us a warm welcome, left some goodies. The apartment is so pretty, spacious, very clean
The Loft Apartment is an Annexe of Ayuda House which has one bedroom with a super king size bed and a lounge area with 2 singles and a double sofa bed.
It has a fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor and a small garden with seating area.
It has large flat screen T …see more
“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
“Comfortable, spacious and well-located.” This place was brilliant! It had all the little extras that makes it feel like a home away from home - tea, sugar, olive oil, iron, washing machine, toiletries!!! The house is beautiful and spacious and it was
“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