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.
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids” 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
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 ar… More
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2013
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
“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
“This was the perfect place for us.” 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 little pad. The
“Love this appartment, perfect for a couple, close to the river and central London.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
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 very accurate but the reality was ex… 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 amazing” We had such a wonderful time at the White willow lodge. It was relaxing and very tranquil. The views were breath taking, especially in the evening and the overall vibe was great. We loved our time here and would recommend this lake
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
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
Our family stayed at this apartment for 10 days in Dec 2012 /Jan 2013 for New Year celebration. We are from Armenia, and wanted to find comfortable, clean and secure home. The reality was more than t… More
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
We stayed at this Surbiton apartment for 2 weeks in October / November 2012. We were in UK from Australia, visiting family in the local area and wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we foun… More
“Warm, inviting, quaint, charming, should I say more?” We had the most remarkable time in Dublin and after a long day of exploring it was nice to come home to the cottage. This is how we felt staying at the cottage, coming home! The atmosphere was wa
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.
“40th birthday celebration......” What a fabulous weekend in a fabulous location! A group of five of us booked Mere Hide to celebration our 40th birthday year and it was just great. We did take a lot of provisions with us so that we were prepared for a
The owner was incredibly helpful providing lots of useful information before we arrived. The accommodation is in very good condition and we had an excellent stay. There are superb views from the balco… More
“A most relaxing holiday at a quiet lake side location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
This was my second stay at the Lower Mill Estate. The location of Mere Hide is excellent, being fairly close to tennis courts, children's play area, spa & swimming pool as well as the entrance to fant… More
“Fantastic for all ages”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
As a family with 4 children of all ages we had a fantastic stay at Mere hide on the Lower Mill Estate.We felt 100% safe letting the children play outside and even our 9 year old rode to the shop every… More
“Why stay anywhere else in York” We started using this apartment a couple of years ago. Our requirements were a short walk to York with decent car parking and a good apartment.
We have just returned from our 6th stay, why would we consider anywhere el
“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
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
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
“What a Find”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2016
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
“Excellent apartment right in the middle of York” We stayed at this apartment for 2 weeks recently and cannot fault it. The owners include special touches such as milk, cereals, sauces, toiletries and even a bottle of wine and slice of cake! Beautifu
We spent 4 nights in 2 Talbot Court which is located in a quiet and secure gated courtyard next to the Minster. The apartment is modern and clean and contains everything you need for a very comfortabl… More
Many thanks for your kind review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in York & appreciated the personal touch on arrival.We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
“Perfect apartment in the heart of the city”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
Stayed here for 5 days in July with my husband and daughter. The apartment was lovely, well equipped and in a beautiful little courtyard a stones throw from the Minster, which you could see from the n… More
Many thanks for your kind review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay & appreciated the little personal touches.We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
Reviewed 9 Jan 2017
Fantastic apartment, perfect location ,had a wonderful stay , Stephen was very helpful on arriva, came to meet us when sat nav went wrong .… More
Thank you for your "perfect" review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in 2 Talbot Court.We're pleased that you will know where the car park is next time ...looking forward to seeing you again in the not-too-distant future.In the meantime, please feel free to recommend the apartment to your friends & family. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
“Absolutely wonderful!” 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 train station, main supermarket
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.
“Lovely house and friendly atmosphere” Was lovely stay my husband and I stayed with our 2 very young boys and it was a lovely stay. We were free to please ourselves however they were also there for any assistance in directions, places to visit, use of
“HOME AWAY FROM HOME” We were pleasantly surprised by this modern and spacious OXFORD APARTMENT TWO.
Well appointed, very neat, so comfortable and located in a quiet garden setting.
Highly recommended for a pleasant, relaxing stay in Oxford.
“Beautiful apartment in a quite setting - will be back”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
Spent 3 nights with my wife and one of our adult sons and we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is located in a very quiet neighbourhood, but close to amenities and the "treasures" of Oxford. Th… More
“Our Holiday Haven”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
We stayed in Oxford for a week and this apartment contributed significantly to our enjoyment. It was spacious, with plenty of room for our family including two teenagers, quiet, clean and beautifully… More
It was lovely to meet you and so glad you all enjoyed your time in Oxford. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the apartment, we really appreciate it.
Kind regards Amanda and John
“excellent to be recommended and very helpfull owners”
Reviewed 15 May 2013
we appreciated our stay in Amanda and John's flat. the flat was very comfortable, spaciaous, very clean, well equiped and with high quality in furnitures (towels, bed etc..) they thought about everyth… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, it was lovely to have you and your family. We hope you will come again if you return to England.
Amanda and John
“Home from Home” Highly recommend this property. The owner (John) is very helpful - quick to respond to emails and highly informative. The property itself is really easy to find (if you get lost just ask where McD's is - directly opposite). Very clean,
Stayed over February half term. Lovely apartment. It has everything you need. When we arrived there were fresh flowers, chilled white wine and a fantastic cake from Betty's tearoom. Apartment right in… More
“A luxurious haven at the heart of the city”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2012
This apartment ticks all the boxes: comfortable, well-equipped, superb location and surprisingly peaceful. What makes it special is the attention to detail: the luxury bath-sheets and Molton Brown to… More
“Fantastic location and beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
The owners made lots of effort to ensure our stay was as we would like it. The flat was exceptionally clean and the furniture looked almost new! The location amazing- right in the centre of town, and… More
“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
“A COSY COMFORTABLE APPAARTMENT SATISFACTORY FOR A FAMILY” The appartment was nice located not far from the ski lifts and the centre of the village (by car). It was very clean, cosy and comfortable, with all the necessary ecquipment and furniture for a
The property is wonderfully situated for a skiing holiday (it is probably beautifully situated for any holiday but I was skiing). It has beautiful panoramic views across the valley to the spectacular … More
“a very comfortable apartment with breath taking views”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We frequently take our winter holidays in Crans-Montana with our three children and always choose to stay in Apartment 11, Lisière Sud A. The reason for this is that the apartment is close to the tow… More
“A simply wonderful apartment - so well equipped, comfortable and a sensational view!”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2012
We have been to the apartment for a number of years and feel so at home there. The owners have made such an effort to equip the flat with everything you need. There is limitless hot water running very… 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.
“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
“Birthday weekend in York” We were really impressed with the apartment and even more so with its location. Also the flowers and cake provided by John and Helena was a lovely gesture.
Our arrival was smooth thanks to the detailed instructions to and f
A perfect apartment in a perfect location in a perfectly lovely city! The apartment was spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the fresh milk and cake which greeted … More
“Amazing apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
The apartment was just great. I went with two other friends and it is much bigger than it looks in the pictures. The apartment has everything you could need!
The location it beautiful and central to … More
“I wish I didn't have to rate this place” And the reason for that is because it was so excellent. I hate to share such a great apartment because it will become so much in demand that I may not be able to book in the future. It was close to everything,
“Excellent in every possible way.” I have never stayed anywhere which has such attention to detail. Spotlessly clean, infinitely comfortable,perfectly placed with it's own parking in Cirencester for two cars it is brilliant. This property is a business
“Superbly equipped and well located” Five state property in my opinion- very well equipped and located close to Levi's centre. Very cosy property and very well designed. Very responsive owner/agents. We enjoyed a wonderful week in TaLevi