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.
Canal View is a newly refurbished, first floor flat in a 19th Century Bath stone cottage overlooking the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bathampton.The World Heritage City of Bath, with its many cultural and recreational attractions, is just a short (2 mile) car, taxi, or bus …see more
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… 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
Chalet Arve in KlostersThis self-catering chalet apartment with its south and west facing balcony has splendid views comfortably sleeping 6 and comprises 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite), a large sitting room with a dining area and a very well equipped kitchen. The two bedrooms a …see more
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.
Reviewed 5 Jan 2016
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
Set in this magical winter wonderland Lappish village. Our log cabin comes complete with all mod-cons, including private sauna and log fire. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the National Park, but near enough for you to walk to all the attr …see more
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
Built in 1751 of local Bath stone the cottage is steeped in history and retains many of its original quirky features. It now offers all the creature comforts of the 21st century making it a delight to come back to after a hard days sightseeing and shopping in Bath or to …see more
Chalet Feiler is a luxurious boutique chalet, sleeping up to 10-12 guests. It offers a genuine home from home experience, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and antiques and completely wired for sound and vision.While you're not out enjoying the local area, be …see more
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
Fantastic City Centre location WITHIN THE CITY WALLS and just a few minutes walk of all the attractions of York. With FREE ON STREET PARKING for one car. Beautifully Furnished Contemporary Town House With COSY LOG BURNING STOVE and CENTRAL HEATING, offering two bedro …see more
My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be … More
Winner of the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!Fern cottage is a luxurious 4 bedroom detached cottage that sleeps 8 in the heart of the small picturesque village of Leigh Upon Mendip near Bath.Downstairs is a large lounge with a 50 inch flat screen TV with a …see more
We all enjoyed our time in nearby town of Bath, Cheddar Gorge. (we also travelled as far as Cardiff and Tintern Abbey)
We all loved the cottage. Malcolm, the owner, was so friendly.
Cottage was n… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
The house is beautiful and confortable and it has a big garden ... Everything is very clean ... It has everything a family needs to have a nice stay.… More
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We had a lovely stay at Fern Cottage. Malcolm the cottage owner proved to be a very friendly & helpful.
There were seven of us altogether & there was certainly plenty of room.
We visited Wells, West… More
Victorian townhouse off Notting Hill's Portobello market; great transport; ideal for families or friends. Period townhouse 3 mins from Notting Hill's world famous Portobello market - Google it! Fantastic parks, restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques. Close to tub …see more
“A haven of rest and comfort after a busy day in London”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
This house was the ideal place for our group of 9 people (6 adults, 3 children) while visiting London for 4 days. We prefer to have a place where we can also cook, have breakfast and sit together in a… More
We are delighted that your stay at our property met all your expectations and really appreciate your kind words and feedback. Your helpful hints too will be highly valued by future guests so thank you for taking the time to add these in your comments. I can confirm that we do have window keys and will ensure that these are clearly marked for our next guests. We very much hope to see you again when you are next in London!
A short 8minute walk to the Verbier and Bruson ski lifts. This luxurious 200sqm chalet, boasts professionally designed kitchen, stunning living room with fireplace, dining room and four warmly decorated bedrooms. One bedroom is a kids play room too with toys. A large …see more
4 Valleys/Verbier area with 412km of pistes. Delightful, ideally located third floor apartment with open log fire and spectacular views of the mountains and Rhone Valley. Balconies to the front and rear.Wonderful location for skiing, mountain biking and walking.Only 500 …see more
“An amazing view to the mountains on the opposite side of the Rhone Valley”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
A very comfortable and well equipped apartment, with balconies to the both back and front of the property, from which we sat and admired the view, drinking a glass of wine.at the end of a hard day's … More
“Great stay at La forêt”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
Easy to book. Owner very kind and helpful. Nice appartment with chimney in Nendaz within less than 10 mn walk to the cabin. Delightful view. Very "cosy" place to stay. We felt at home.
Beds are good.… More
“Wonderful views, well equipped and definately will return..”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We have had a wonderful holiday in this apartment. The weather for the first few days was like being in the mediterranean( yes, we were skiing!) , so the balconies were well used!The view from the rea… More
Blueberry Cottage is a stunning holiday home located on a secluded 450 acre nature reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds Water Park. It offers spectacular views over Clearwater Lake. The house sleeps up to eleven guests plus one baby in five bedrooms.The open plan livin …see more
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
A newly constructed penthouse feature living area with its high vaulted ceiling is perfect for entertaining and gives spectacular views of the Val de Bagnes. A separate wing of the Penthouse provides three en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 9 people. There is an option to …see more
Having stayed in full catering luxurious very expensive chalets in Verbier, this location was much better, 5 mins to bars, restaurants and supermarkets, ski shops and really what ever you needed it wa… More
“Wonderful, quiet, well-equipped, perfect spot for large family”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
Enjoyed a long weekend with 3 boys and 4 grand-parents - everyone loved the place and its surroundings. Highly recommended.… More
“Absolutely beautiful chalet”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2016
This chalet was very well appointed. Excellent appliances in kitchen . Beautiful bathrooms and lots of them . Very warm and comfortable .Excellent view of surrounding mountains and the valley. Close … More
Tranquil setting at the heart of award-winning Lower Mill Estate (private residential nature reserve) in the Cotswold Water Park. Short walk to charming village pub (Baker's Arms) in Somerford Keynes. Even shorter walk to onsite SPA (included in rental cost). Cornerston …see more
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
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 comfy wit… More
“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
NEWLY refurbished 200 year old luxury country cottage hidden away behind the village pub in a stunning North Yorkshire village. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, a master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite shower, a double bedroom and 2 single bed bedroom. The lounge …see more
Share your postcode with the Queen! This magnificent house is brilliantly situated in the heart of London in a quiet street two minutes from the nearest underground ('Tube') station and one minute from great bus routes. Victoria Mainline Station, Buckingham Palace, t …see more
An authentic Swiss Chalet - renovated during 2014 - with modern conveniences offering great value for money in the Portes du Soleil ski area. The chalet has quick and easy access to Geneva airport and to the Champéry ski lift system by car and via a scenic mountain tra …see more
“comfortable chalet, excellent location, great value for money”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
We stayed for a week in the ski season. The chalet is perfectly located with easy door-to-door access to the ski lifts and all local facilities by train. It is well equipped with plenty of space and… More
“great location and lovely cosy chalet with all amenities for a comfortable stay”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
Ably assisted by fantastic weather, we spent just 4 nights in this chalet which was easy to find due to being located on the same road as the Thermes Parc (there are are large flags at the start of th… More
“Attractive chalet in beautiful mountain valley”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Attractive, simply furnished chalet in the beautiful Champery valley (the owners photos give a fair impression). For parents with two older teenaged children, this is a wonderful base to explore the a… More
Set on a stunning lake in the heart of the Cotswolds, White Willow Lodge provides the perfect combination of luxury and escape for family and friends with complimentary use of the luxury spa and outdoor facilities included. The 5 bed property has luxurious sleeping arra …see more
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 … More
“The most amazing trip of my life.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
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
Recently converted into a holiday home, Mallard Cottage is a delightful, 1840s cosy stone-built end of terrace cottage with central heating throughout. It features a charming Bath stone fireplace with log burning stove and separate dining room with oak style wooden floo …see more
In the center of Andermatt (Poststrasse 3), close to ski-lifts (250m) and ski-train (250m), you find this modern, smart and fully equipped apartment. 73 m2 with all amenities for 4-6 persons: stove, espresso machine, TV, dishwasher, microwave, fully equipped kitchen, Wi …see more
Downstairs there is a spacious living room with kitchen and views from the large windows of the tumbling adjacent stream.
The bedroom is ingeniously incorporated into the old wooden raccard with spectacular views of the mountains; there is a king sized double bed and …see more
Cabin Sapara A4 is a traditional cosy Kelo log cabin which is suitable for up to 6 people. It is situated in the heart of the village of Äkäslompolo close to the Kaltio hotel and a shart walk from restaurants and shops.
The cabin has two twin bedrooms downstairs an …see more
A spacious and elegantly decorated flat in one of the most desirable areas of London. It is situated in Little Venice, which is famous for its tranquility, beauty and accessibility to the West End. The balcony overlooks Regent's Canal, and the apartment also featur …see more
“Spacious light filled apartment in fantastic central London location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
This apartment is a gem in a special part of London. We stayed here with our family of 5 for almost 2 weeks. The location is terrific - less than a 5 minute walk to the Edgware Road bus stop or to the… More
Modern and luxurious, semidetached, traditional and romantic cottages are located in the very center of the famous international Levi resort within a walking distance from the central slopes (0,6 km) and skiing tracks (0,2 km). SeLevi and TaLevi have an excellent locati …see more
Lodge in Horspath, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Detached converted stables in a very remote location, with breathtaking views, in the heart of the countryside with access to 289 acres of woodland in Shotover Country park with bridle paths, outstanding walks and mounta …see more
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 definitel… More
“Absolutely Amazing Trip”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
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
Please contact me via the 'Email the owner' link before booking the dates with the online booking service.Explorers' Rest is a charming two-bed Victorian home (built circa 1890) located in London's leafy borough of Royal Greenwich. Both central Lond …see more
I stayed at Explorers' Rest for three nights in February 2015 with my Partner and our 15 and 6 year old girls.
Put simply, we loved it. There was plenty of space for all of us, the house was very c… More
Thank you kindly for those glowing words, Daniel; I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I'm super pleased that my house met your needs and hopefully we'll get to meet in person next time. All the best to you and your family, Krista.
“Not just a property rental, more a comfortable, welcoming home.”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
Needed a base for extended family to get together between Christmas and New Year. Krista couldn't have been more helpful , both before the trip and even in helping us with travel arrangements from dif… More
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, although transport between my house and central London's tourist areas is really easy thanks to the transport hub near my house, there were unfortunately no direct links to the outer part of the city where your family is based since they only have bus and train options in that area. Luckily though, thanks to finding the right bus routes, we managed to find a pretty simple solution in the end and the family reunion was successful.
“Just perfect. A place you can book with your eyes closed.”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
For the first time, I found a rental that lived up to and even surpassed the photos/description! This house has everything you could conceivably need during your stay. There's even a cupboard with cer… More
If you are visiting a special city like York you should stay in a special apartment. This individually designed, luxury city centre apartment allows you the opportunity to experience everything the city has to offer – on your doorstep. Only yards from the famous Mins …see more
We had a lovely time in Gillygate. The location couldn't be better. It is a fully well equipped, clean and comfortable renovated flat . Good quality linen!
Charming and friendly owner!! We will come… More
Thank you for your review. You will be back? Delighted!
“Perfect place to stay in York.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
We spent a wonderful week at Gillygate Central. The location perfect for enjoying the beautiful city of York.Our hosts Lynne and Mike were so helpful in every way. They treated us like family, in a g… More
Thank you so much for writing a review. It was a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit to York and Gillygate Central so much. We would love to see you both again one day.
Conway Cottage is a newly refurbished luxury 4 star Gold Award apartment situated in the heart of York. This self-contained, self-catering first floor holiday apartment houses a bedroom with luxury king size pocket sprung bed and fitted furniture, kitchen with washer, c …see more
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A stunning brand new 1 bedroom granite barn conversion in the beautiful parish of St Mary. Having been finished to a very high standard, it offers most comfortable and elegant accommodation with a traditional feel. It is a perfect …see more
Coot Lodge is a fabulous barn set in a quiet cul-de-sac location and overlooking a small reeded stream, you have miles of scenic walks from the front door and an abundance of local sporting, sightseeing and relaxing activities. Coot has an expansive open plan living, di …see more
This beautiful barn certainly has the wow factor as soon as you open the door. The setting is stunning, and so peaceful if you just want to relax and get away from it all. The house is spotless, and… More
“Wonderful automn holidays at Coot Lodge”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
Wonderful property with the indoor/outdoor spa pool located very near by.
The house is astonishing, calm, well furnished with nice & warm wooden floors and a fire place.
Perfect home for a family, m… More
“A wonderful peaceful hideaway.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
I stayed in Coot lodge for a week in early September and can't recommend it highly enough.
It is hugely spacious and well designed. All the furniture and fittings are of a very high standard and the… More
Sini Kiiruna, Blue Ptarmigan in English, is a lovely log cabin in the charming village of Äkäslompolo in Finnish Lapland.
The cottage is in the Kaulavaara area in a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by a wooded area and within walking distance of the village centre and t …see more
Undisturbed place for the real holiday.. Above the village of Brissago. Another wellknown village is Ascona with nice restaurants.It is just 10 minutes drive away. In Brissago is a big pool with a 30m slide and direclty at the lake for swimming.All Shops for food in B …see more
This is a truly hidden gem situated in a quiet Edwardian square, with free parking and is ideally located within walking distance of Manchester centre or a short stroll to the bus stop or train station which provide frequent forms of transport into the city.
This 2 bed …see more
This property is truly a home away from home. The property was clean and beautifully made up on arrival. The kitchen contained various food staples with a " money honesty box" (such a nice idea). The … More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am so pleased that you liked my house and you and your beautiful family are more than welcome to stay again. Everything was perfect when you left, which I thank you for.
Best wishes Yvonne
St Clements Farm is a charming and spacious 5 bedroom property with a large, safe enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn - just perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The property has been extensively modernised yet still retains all of the character of a traditional Jerse …see more