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 apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… 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
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
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” 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 well decorated and
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
“This place is unbelievable” Location fabulous. The apartment is great and very well-appointed - every little item you might need during your stay is there! The bedroom and living room look on to beautiful gardens, which we sat in every day. Very safe
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
“A wee hidden gem in the centre of York.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
This apartment is a wee hidden gem in the centre of York. We particularly loved the location. It is tucked away in a quiet courtyard surrounded by history and once you walk through the gates you're in… More
We are delighted that you liked the apartment & had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your generous comments and for the 'thankyou' bottle & chocs.Such a kind gesture ! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best wishes from Stephen & Christine.
“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
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner.
Excellent location in Docklands area - easy access by DLR/Tube or Bus to central London, Canary Wharf, London City Airport. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and safe and the owner, Stepheni… More
“Holiday accomedation homelike”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2015
perfect stay at an optimal place. Only 10min from Tower, with DLR or bus. We love this flat and will come back.… 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
“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
“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
“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
“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.
“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
“Fantastic atmosphere"” It is an apartment with a superb location in a very quiet building, and allows you to enjoy every minute of life that flows in the Ouse river. The apartment has all possible to live details and the person in charge, Alison, is a
“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.
“Lovely apartment and great location.” My girfriend I stayed here during the first week of September. We travelled from the UK across the plains of France from Calais. It took us about 10 hours including stops and so the apartment is easily accessed fr
This apartment is fantastic, from the extremely helpful staff on reception to the very comfy beds, the whole experience was great. if you want a base for walking around breathtaking scenery then this … More
“One of the best holiday apartments... Incredible” Very well maintained and centrally located apartment. It is perfect for 3-4 people but it can easily accommodate small children as well. It is a stone's throw away from central Dublin and getting out a
“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
“The best spring break” We have searched a lot until i we chose the Whitehouse Apartment but thats was probably the best choice we could have made . The accommodation is great and I can say that it looks even better than the pictures. We had a great ti
A wonderful weekend stay at a beautiful location. Kate and Paul were wonderful hosts, very helpful and the apartment was laid out wonderfully. There was a welcome pack of fresh juice, bread, butter, c… More
“Modern, Comfortable and Quiet”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
We were made to feel welcome when we arrived, even though we were a little earlier than expected. The apartment was modern and well equipped.
Very quiet location but a nice walk into the city centre.… More
Reviewed 9 Oct 2016
Just perfect!! Couldn't ask for anything else, absolutely spotless, more mod cons than we have at home and great that we were able to take our dog. Lovely friendly greeting by Kate, added bonus with … More
“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
“Great central location in Bristol” We are a family of 4 ( 4 adults) who were looking for a central location to have a family weekend. As parents we wanted to sight see and the children wanted great shops. This apartment was perfect. It is very clean
“Great location, quiet, safe area - Will definitely return!” The flat is very well-equipped, with wi-fi, travel cot, kitchen utensils. The proximity to the town centre is a massive bonus, and it's easy to nip out in the car if you need to. The garden
“Excellent location, central but very quiet, surroundings, access, comfort and service”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2013
Central location in a quiet modern block. Well kept and presented apartment with all facilities and equipment. Good sized sitting room and bedroom. Contemporary in style. Good service and very easy ac… More
Reviewed 7 Dec 2012
Having stayed in York on a few occasions, I have always stayed in hotels and not really found one that was really good or met all my expectations (which are not unrealistic). For our latest trip, I d… More
“Much better than a hotel!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
The apartment is located very centrally, just a few minutes walk from all the attractions and mini-Tesco. Well appointed with all the mod-cons you'd expect in an upscale apartment. Comfortable bed a… More
Thanks for the great review. The apartment is in a fantastic location and we are happy that you liked it.
With regard to the wi-fi, we are replacing this with full wi-fi (not on a dongle) next month not least because of the increase in iPad owners!
Thanks once again and look forward to you returning.
“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
“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
“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
“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.
“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
Max Urban Apartment in the heart of Prague for up to 8 persons. You stay just in the middle of the town, 50 m from Wenceslas Square, with direct access to the metro station and trams. Quiet living in a baroque house with the magical garden. Wi-fi, big kitchen, terrace.Y …see 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.
“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
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and
“a fantastic find in a fantastic location..better than a hotel”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2011
This is now my 2nd stay i this apartment and again it has been fantastic. The apartment is spacious with both bedrooms being of a great size. The Area is zone 2 but outside the congestion charge zone … More
“Great flat, fab location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Flat is modern, clean, tidy, and has everything you need. The location is not only very convenient for Tesco express and Imperial Wharf bus & overground links, but also quiet and only a very short wal… More
One of the best locations in CPH. The Metro is just next door, the wonders of Copenhagen is 15 minuts away by foot. And the beautiful lakes are just around the corner.One of the best locations in CPH. The Metro is next door, the wonders of Copenhagen is 15 min walk. …see more
“Mr” We stayed here from 21/9/16 until 2/9/16. Two adults and one 7 year old. The flat is very nice and clean although, it is small. It looks quite a bit bigger in the pictures than it actually is. The bathroom and shower room are compact but perfectly
“Amazing apartment in a fantastic location” 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 everythi
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
“Birthday weekend in York”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
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 detai… More
What's great about the apartment is that it's ideally located, close to the centre of Summertown, while being in a very quiet development - set back 60 meters from the main road (Woodstock Road).
Inside, the apartment is recently decorated and re-carpeted, with a taste …see more
“Great location” Situated a 10 minute walk from the city centre this is a great place to stay.
My only criticism would be that as it's on the ground floor it would have been nice to have some net curtains in the bedrooms but other than that we thoroug
Grandpoint place is a very good place to stay in the middle of Oxford, its a small walk to the town centre. The house is a little bit dated ( kitchen, and living room, sofa) but the bedrooms are very … More
Located in tranquil Bouley Bay, with sea views to the distant French coast, the modern fully equipped sea view Self Catering apartments cater for families and couples alike and are the ideal place to relax and enjoy your holiday.
Apartment details are as follows:
Level …see more