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.
“Beautiful!” We had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautifully located cottage just outside of bath. The owner was very helpful and also sent us clear directions to the cottage. When we arrived there was a tea pot with cups and saucers placed on t
“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
“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
“Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured” Historically tales of our holiday dramas and the chaos created have made for good drink party entertainment, and this one was no exception. Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm
I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the l… More
Thank you for your lovely review - so glad the holiday was just what you needed. We would love to welcome you back in future.
“Perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything provided that you could ever need. Location is wonderful for families, plenty to do, swimming pool was lovely, will definitely go again now we … More
Thank you so much for your kind words. Do hope we can welcome you back very soon.
With best wishes
“fabulous location so close to the city, difficult to imagine a more perfect spot” This property is perched on a steep hillside in Deep Cove overlooking the inlet of Indian Arm and the mountains beyond. It is difficult to imagine a more perfect spot wh
Eagle's Nest was our sanctuary for deep relaxation. From the hot tub to the majestic mountain and water views, we felt a sense of renewal we had not experienced in years! I tried reading a book on the… More
What a delight to read your review. These are many of the reasons that we love living here in Deep Cove ourselves, the mountain air is so clean and invigorating. There are no end of logs for the fire with all the wonderful crackle and radiant heat to warm you. Nice to come back to after adventures or a soak in the hot tub outside, or the jacuzzi inside.
Next time, we agree that kayaking is a great experience. 10km of fjord and so many islands and beaches to explore from the kayak rental here in the cove is heaven. It was lovely to see your little dog enjoy the safety of the enclosed deck and the beautiful trails in the woods and parks.
Do come back again and enjoy more rejuvenation.
“Wow! What a location!”
Reviewed 23 Dec 2011
Eagle's Nest has the most fantastic location and fabulous views. We had a great holiday break to meet up with family, the property has all the comforts you would expect and more. And the area is so … More
Congratulation on finding Vancouver's best kept secret of Deep Cove!!!!!!!!!Welcome back again in 2012.
Certainly many people rate this as their favourite location in all of Vancouver, so you are not alone with your opinions. We have even better views for you now,as recently more view has opened up to the 2 marinas and also the park and beach below. We have repainted this year and added to the already well stocked kitchen.
We look forward to seeing you again.
“Ideal location, beautiful house, and wonderful owners to work with”
Reviewed 20 Dec 2011
My family and I are currently staying at the Eagle’s Nest house in Deep Cove, Canada. We are visiting for three weeks from the U.S. and we are having an excellent experience. We are enjoying our sta… More
Thank you so much for coming and taking the time to write a helpful review. We certainly enjoy to keep improving the standard of the house in all ways.
It has been a pleasure to help you have such a positive experience. Please come again and enjoy the discount given to returning guests. Let us help you again with so many more things to explore in and out of the city. After 12 years here I still am surprised by finding gorgeous new hikes and venues in the city.
“Wonderful stay” Myself & husband stayed at Johnny & Mia lovely apartment for 6 nights and could not been happier, great family and nothing was a problem if you needed help they were always accommodating and went above what would be expected of them we
We stayed here for 10 days with our 3 year old little girl. Mia & John, the owners, couldn't do enough for us & their 2 beautiful children were delightful. The apartment was lovely & contained everyth… More
Karen and her family is very quiet and simple family I would certainly recommend. They have left apartment tidy and clean. We enjoyed to be host this nice family, hope we shall see again.
This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its wel… More
“Beautiful area, spacious house, friendly helpful owners, wonderful pool!” Excellent property in a rural setting with beautiful views of forests and mountains. Very well equipped house which is clean, spacious and has efficient air con in all the rooms
“Great stay” We booked Squirrel Nest in order to visit family nearby with our baby. The location is tucked away but still accessible for York and the accommodation is excellent. The place was spotless and there was everything we needed including cake!
“Beautiful, tranquil- perfect.” We had a wonderful week in beautiful Trsteno. It was delightful to wake to birdsong, look out at the sea and islands, have a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, then walk down the path to the picturesque harbour with but
“An Absolutely Fantastic Apartment” The owners were extremely helpful in every way, even providing rucksacks, maps etc. for walks in the area. The very spacious apartment was furnished to a very high standard to meet all your needs and yet had a wonde
Spectacular apartment and very welcoming owner. We had a fabulous stay in Klosters - focus was on skiing but we also managed some great r&r. . This apartment is both stunning and spacious - but also v… More
Was disappointed there as no laundry facilities. We're fairly certain when we booked, it listed this amenity. This was no real comfortable furniture to hang out in the evening. Towels/linens were infe… More
Dear June and Darryl,
I am sorry that you couldn't be satisfied with your stay in our old house right in the center of Prague.
As you knew, I double-checked the amenities list in my listing, and haven't found any mistake with washer or grill from our side. They were not mentioning as a devices at guest's disposal, even by mistake.
I emailed you immediately after your complaint list of laundry services 5 minutes from our house. Maybe you didn't see that, even wifi was provided in the flat.
Hope you enjoyed Prague and our comfortable flat despite this misunderstanding.
And about communication: as all guests, you got booking confirmation with my phone and address, and then several other messages, i.e. detailed airport - house directions. Not always I can be personally with guests in arrival time, so my neighbor (yes, not speaking English) is sometimes giving key to guests. But always with very, very detailed instructions (on paper and in email) and tips - in English, of course.
“Wonderful holiday home” From the moment we made contact with the owner, he was extremely helpful and friendly, this certainly gave us confidence that the trip would go smoothly. Lake View is a stunning, fully equipped, very spacious and comfortable. T
“Returning families who just couldnt stay away!” Chalet Chambord has everything you need - a real home from home rental. This is our second year now and we couldn't fault anything - from the ski lockers close to the telecabin to "Mr Raclette" who was
We were 3 couples with small kids. The chalet was great and very well equiped. It is really great for kids too. The large living room is perfect to enjoy time inside if the weather is bad.
We also… More
“Chalet Chambord is een compleet ingericht huis, van alle gemakken voorzien met een schitterend uitzicht”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Chalet Chambord is een prachtig gelegen, modern chalet voorzien van alle benodigdheden en gemakken.
Het ligt een paar kilometer buiten Nendaz maar is goed bereikbaar met de auto.
De jacuzzi is een … More
“A weekend with frieds outside the home”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2012
It was a perfect relaxing weekend outside home! The chalet is perfectly organized for the big group of people and very friendly for children (we were very much positively surprised about children chai… More
“Super place to stay” Everything that everyone has written about this place is true. Vilim is there to greet you on arrival at the apartment, fill you in on everything you need or want to know, give you a quick guided tour of the area and, we are sure
We loved meeting Vilim and staying in his family apartment. The location is excellent watching the cruise ships and superyachts come and go and its a very easy walk along the water to a number of bea… 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
“Super, relaxing & comfortable holiday for 10” We stayed at Ashton House the first week in August, 2 families, 5 kids, 5 adults. Booking was easy, plenty of information including step by step directions to Ashton House plus local information for sight
Ashton House was beautiful, plenty of space for 9 of us and fantastically well equipped. Lots of little touches that were appreciated - a supply of washing up liquid, washing powder, tea and milk etc… More
“Birthday week end”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Ashton House provided ideal accommodation and setting for family birthday week end for 8 adults and 4 young children. House was bright, spacious and well furnished and surrounding area was ideal for b… More
“We couldn't have asked for a better location - simply excellent”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
My family of 13 (including a baby) stayed at Ashton House to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday and we were there for 2 nights. The location is simply stunning and the house is perfect for a large grou… More
“Great family get together” Ten of our family, all ages got together for the February break, and it was fabulous. The house was so welcoming and warm. The home made cake was a lovely touch. A couple of mile walk along the river took us into York and be
“Birthday Weekend” What a wonderful house, bright and spacious, we loved our stay there... just right for our family weekend. Stylish decor with a lovely outside area looking onto the river. All the extra touches from the owner (wine, bread, milk and
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
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
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 River Foss and from t… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. We've now had riversmead for just over a year and are guest have already stared to revisit us , With help off all our guests kind comments .
“Fabulous ski chalet - comfortable, cosy and clean.” We had a wonderful week in Chalet Belle Poncke. The chalet is modern but with plenty of Swiss charm. Ideal for a large party / 2 families sharing. Great facilities - the boot room is ideal to leave
“Lovely traditional chalet with spectacular views”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2014
We spent an enjoyable new year at Chalet Belle Poncke. Our party of two families with teenage children had a very comfortable stay in the chalet. It is well appointed with everything needed for a fa… More
“Lovely Chalet in Great Location”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
We have now stayed at Chalet Belle Poncke half a dozen times and so I thought it was about time I got round to writing a review following our last visit. We have stayed at the chalet in both summer a… More
“Oh my gosh! So sad to leave...!” Lovely, reliable, kind, helpful owners.
Lovely home - beautifully appointed.
Worried about recommending this place because it will become too popular!!
David and Leah.
From the moment I went to the website and viewed the accommodations, I was looking for to having a relaxing experience.When we had arrived, it simply was fabulous!
I would rate a "10" and would be a… More
It was a pleasure to have you and your friends to stay and thank you for your kind words. The cottage is a new project and we welcome your feedback and support, many thanks again.
“Lovely house with everything you need”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
Lovely location in Hampton. Allison met us upon arrival and showed us around. The Old Coach House is lovely and has been beautifully updated and decorated. It is comfortable, has amenities for youn… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are very happy that you enjoyed the cottage, please do come and see us again soon. Alison and Tim.
“An excellent venue for a group of 6. So, clean! The Old Coach House I an excellent place to stay, amenities all great!”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
Tremendous stay at The Old Coach House! The house is really clean with lots of amenities.
The garden is beautiful.
The bedrooms are 2 Double and 1 twin.
The kitchen is well stocked, with all the … More
Thanks for the great review, it was a real pleasure to meet you all, Alison.
“Lovely cottage” Lovely cottage in a great location, very convenient for York centre, we used the park and ride at monks cross shopping centre which is only a 10 minute drive away. Very spacious well equipped cottage. Thank you Suzanne.
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