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
“It made Christmas 2012 possible for us.” Strawberry Cottage isa very well furnished and equipped property. It had everything we needed for a one week stay over Christmas. It even came with Christmas decorations. It was very comfortable. Our family
My sister and I spent a week at this lovely cottage
Everything provided for us
Thanks for all the extras
Thanks also for all the help with computer and phone
You were both wonderful
Close to trai… More
“quintesential 18th century english cottage.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2011
18th century cottage with 21st century comfort in a perfect location with bus stop at the door and ,with mainline train station 5 minute walk away.All the comforts of home have been thought of by host… More
“Our family is is rather experienced travelling in Britain - easy to recommend this one!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
We found Strawberry Cottage extremely clean, stylish and cosy. It is very well located, when visiting London, Legoland, the Royal Botanic Garden or Hampton Court. It took us just some 35 minutes to Wa… More
“Ms” Fantastic, well equipped house in a great location. This was our third stay in this property and definitely won't be the last. All the York attractions are on the doorstep being within a few minutes walk of the Minster and the two parking spaces
- Great location few minutes walk to centre
- Excellent communication from the owner and nice welcome hamper
- Spotless accommodation
- Everything you would need in the house
- Would stay again!… More
“Lovely holiday house in a great location”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
This house had plenty of room for our party (5 adults, two kids and a baby) but was so close to central York that we didn't have to walk far to reach the various tourist destinations, which was great … More
“Lovely, well appointed, modern mews house; ideally situated to explore York from.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
Attractive property, modern but homely. High specification fixtures and fittings.
Fantastic location for walking to all York's attractions.
Great communication and information from housekeeper, alon… More
“Best location” Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hiring a choice for something not too
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
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped
Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby
Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room?
I needed accommodation for 3 adults and 4 children aged 2,5,10 and 12, with easy access to the airport and the A4. Wepner house was ideal with all necessary facilities for cooking and 5 mins walk to … More
“Perfect house for NYE party and cosy New Year's Day” We had an absolute ball at this house over New Year's Eve. We were a mixed group of old university friends and we wanted a big house with lots of room to have New Year's Eve in together and chill ou
A group of 15 of us stayed at the house for a hen weekend and had an absolute blast. This is no ordinary rental - every room is completely individual and has its own story, we had great fun exploring.… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
We had a great hen weekend the house was great for partying we particularly enjoyed the dressing up. Would highly recommend for a large group gathering and girls weekend. The chocolate and fizz were … More
“Fantastic House. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
This is a beautiful quirky house, the owner is lovely and helps to accomodate your every need. Highly recommended. One small problem we had was with the parking (we had 5 cars between us and the roads… 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.
“Absolutely perfect!” 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 of Manchester. The house was im
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 i… More
Thank you very much for a very positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
“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
“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
“Perfect place to stay for visit to York” Really great location right by the Racecourse - with easy access into the city by bus from the end of the road. The cottage is really lovely - so comfortable and well equipped. The welcome hamper was a lovely
Very comfortable cottage, very clean, it has everything you need. Lovely hamper on arrival and a great place to stay. Very convenient for visiting York and surrounding area.… More
Glad you had a gpod stay and hope to welcome you all back soon.
Reviewed 21 Oct 2016
Everything and more you could want. Beautiful equipped cottage. Jane, the owner, met us and made sure we were settled in. It is a bus ride away from the centre of York, but the bus stop is at the t… More
Thank you Lesley. I hope to welcome toy back soon.
“The personal touch”
Reviewed 6 Dec 2015
Lovely cottage in quiet location. Small, but everything on hand. Jane goes out of her way to provide extra bits and pieces like homemade marmalade, and even a cake for my friend who was celebrating he… More
“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.
“Ms” 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 find - book up and see for yourself.
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
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 mode. Jeri… More
“Fantastic apartment” This apartment has absolutely everything you need. Two bathrooms for those that like their own space, great views, comfortable beds and good bars in walking distance. I can't stress enough about how lovely the owner was and how
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
“Amazing hospitality, great house, 10/10 experience!” Our family of 9 had traveled from across the world to meet at Des and Sinead's for Christmas 2015. From the outset, Des was incredibly helpful with accommodating our requests and ensuring a smooth b
We stayed here on two occasions and felt welcome both times. Our hosts were exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable and the choice of continental breakfast was go… More
“The best Bed and Breakfast ever”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
We, family of three, young son of 9 years, stayed 3 days last week with Des and Sinead. They are best hosts you will ever meet, rooms are modern and impeccably clean, breakfast entirely customized to … More
“Great place, and Des and Senead treated me like family.”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Clean and Quiet room. Good healthy Breakfast. After a day of sighting in Dublin they always had a cup of Tea for me. There place is 10 minutes from the Airport they will pick you up and drop you off. … More
“Wonderful stay in York” Our family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas stay at Henshaw House. Every possible convenience was provided in a clean, attractive and functional house. The house was an approximate 20 minute walk to the city centre. There was a co
We stayed at Henshaw House in October for an extended family event in Yorkshire. The house is maybe 10/15 years old, recently refurbished and immaculate and very well equipped. My daughter loved the h… More
Thank you very much for your review, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in York, and I hope we can welcome you back soon.
Reviewed 8 Feb 2016
I stayed in the cottage for a girlie catch up weekend. The cottage was perfect. Very clean and tidy and with lovely decor. It is also in a perfect location for walking into the town. Unfortunately the… More
I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review; we would always be very happy to welcome you back!
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
Very well presented property. And we loved all the extra touches such as the kit kats and films for a cosy night in..also the milk was an added bonus as we hadnt got sum ha..we all loved our stay here… More
“New, clean and stilish apartment.” The apartment is very clean, nice and modern. It is fully furnished with anything needed including wifi. Nice welcome and explanatory tour of the aparment upon arrival. The apartment is 400 mt away from the tube Quee
“Very homely and cosy” 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 son was more into music!
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. … More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage and were able to do the lovely walk into Bath along the canal.
I understand your point about the reading lamp as the lighting is quite soft in the living room when only the two lamps are on. We felt that the directional spots overhead did the job well when required but we will certainly look at this again. We have never encountered a problem with the shower tray at the cottage but thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We hope you come back again to Bathford - we will be offering some lazy weekends in January and some of February with late Sunday departures on offer - perfect for the sales and sunday lunch.
“Extremely comfortable and well equipped” The owner was kindly there to meet us on arrival and show us around. There was complimentary tea, coffee, juice and milk which was welcome since we'd had a long journey. The apartment was clean, tidy and recent
“comfy, clean and welocming apartment just walking distance from bath centre”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
me and a friend stayed at the apartment for two nights over a weekend,
the beds were warm and comfy, and the area that the apartment is situated is very quiet, we wasnt disturbed once
no hassle, and… More
“A lovely Garden Apartment”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2012
A very impressive location, this garden apartment was lovely and had everything needed for our 4 night stay. The owners gave great advice on all the amenities and where to shop locally. The parking wa… More
“Mike Moss more than helpful and friendly and it was very handy for the Bath Graduation.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2012
Easy to walk in to town and lots of shops nearby and good restraurants.… 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
“Great apartment a stone's throw from the Old Town” This was a great find for a long weekend in Dubrovnik with friends. It's a comfortable first-floor apartment (steps only) with everything you're likely to need for a stay, and the pictures represent i
“absolutely superb property in a beautifuly peaceful and picturesque location” the property is superb, equipped with an array of high end appliances, a fantastic hot tub on the patio, the whole property is equipped with everything you could possibly ne
“Wonderful surroundings and a fabulous stay!” Our stay at Berkley House was simply fantastic. Set in magnificent countryside, this beautiful house is so well equiped for all types of visitors and the owners are on hand to help in every way possible sho
A lovely home from home, perfectly set up to enjoy the countryside. Comfortable beds and lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. We particularly enjoyed the kitchen and dining room in the conservatory which … More
“Great Weekend in Bath” We had a great time at 3 Powlett Road. The house is ideally situated and an easy walk to the city centre. The parking is easy and the house is lovely and had everything we needed. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and even asked
There were 3 of us staying here whilst working in Bath for a week and this was perfect walking distance to the centre of town. The facilities in the house were top notch. Before our arrival we were … More
Reviewed 14 May 2013
This was one of our favorite properties that we have rented. The location was perfect, an easy walk to town, but on a quiet street. The town home was lovely, perfectly clean, very nicely furnished an… More
“Beautiful house with all the mod cons, in a quiet street just minutes walk from the centre of Bath”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Beautiful house with all the mod cons, in a quiet street just minutes walk from the centre of Bath.
Stayed for two nights in April and the house was fantastic.
Two double bedrooms a large kitch… More
“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
“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 .
“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