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.
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” 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. A couple of things we
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 s… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for taking the time to post your review.
“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
“Secluded but central to York - a beautiful house and location” We stayed here for three nights over the Easter weekend. The house was immaculate with everything you could possibly wish for - it is all very well equipped. There were some lovely finish
The accomodation was well maintained and in very good order.
The large kitchen/dining area is very usefull and has plenty of
cupboard space and is also weel stocked with plates/bowls and glasware.
“Lovely Cottage In Great Countryside Location”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Just realised it's been a year since we were at this beautiful cottage and suddenly went OMG don't think I left a review - apologies. Truly is a great place to stay whilst visiting York and surroundin… More
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 14 May 2015
This is a lovely cottage located off the main road in countryside, it is a great distance for day trips in to York by car or bus, also for outlet centres for retail therapy!
Well decorated and very c… More
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights.
The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki
We had a great time when we stayed at the old workshop. The caretaker could not have been friendlier and the welcome bottle of wine was very nice. Would definitely recommend and we would love to visit… More
Glad you enjoyed it and found us friendly. We try to be! :-) Hope to see you again soon. John and Jane
“Excellent rental house”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Very comfortable, well equipped property in a quiet village just outside Bath. Ideally situated for travel into Bath (bus stop just outside house) and also for touring around the countryside.
Glad you enjoyed the property and thanks for the review!
“Really Good, Perfect Retreat After Hectic Shopping Trip”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
Group of 4 Stayed, Both rooms were set out as double's, Good to have seperate bathrooms for both rooms to use.
Lovely finish to the whole place, welcome pack was.. Welcome, loved the views from mai… More
Nice to hear you enjoyed the Old Workshop and the Xmas market. It was really great this year - even better than before, we thought. We think it's nice to retreat to a quiet spot after the hectic bustle of Bath, so we are glad you found the same :-) Same time next year? :-)
“Fantastic - Enjoyable Stay” The Saltings is just the perfect little cottage! Great location, with space to park your car & leave it for the weekend. Access to the center of Bath is so easy, there is a bus stop right outside of The Saltings & the numbe
Lovely cottage that suited our needs very well for a week (2 adults and a toddler). We thought it was a pretty cottage, decorated in a lovely style and had all the amenities we needed, for our first w… More
Thanks Lynley. Pleased you enjoyed the Saltings and made the most of the area, including Badminton! Regards, John and Jane
“Excellent cottage - a real home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2015
The cottage was excellent, everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable & relaxing. The welcome pack was a very nice touch & the comprehensive "making the most of your stay" information… More
Thanks for the review Duncan. We are pleased you found our guide useful. We have stayed in many other properties where they are out of date, so we make sure ours is updated regularly so it is useful. It's also a good excuse for us to try out many of the delights of Bath to make sure they come up to our standards :-) Hope you are able to visit us again sometime. Regards
John and Jane
“Beautiful cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2015
The Saltings cottage is a wonderful place to stay! The decor & feel is great, so peaceful. You are welcomed with fresh bread and stocked up with eggs, butter, drinks & milk too. Just down the road is … More
Thank you very much for the review - we really appreciate it! Glad you like the location - we are lucky to have the Bathampton Mill so close - it's even better in summer, so come and see us again :-)
“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
“Brilliant cottage, great location!” We stayed here for a week. The cottage was exactly what we had hopped for, beautifully presented, fully equipped. The location is perfect, whether to go to Bath or to explore other local tows/country side. A 10 mins
“Clean, comfortable and excellent value for money”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2014
We were delighted with our stay in this quirky cottage. We have stayed in a number of guesthouses and self catering apartments when visiting our daughter at the University of Bath and this property de… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review our property. The walk along the canal is lovely and quite easy being level. During the season there is also a river bus to town with is another nice alternative to the bus or taxi.
I hope we will see you soon.
“Great value for money”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
Excellent apartment, very clean, spacey (for up to 4), quite and nicely furnished.
The double bed and blanket were amazing. I slept as good as at home!
Pubs and convenience store open til 10pm nearb… More
That is a really useful comment about the cafes near the train station where you can leave your luggage. I am sure other travellers will find it helpful
The street directly opposite the cottage does have a limit on parking during weekdays, although no one have ever seen a warden. However, if you go towards Bath for a few yards the parking is unrestricted and plentiful.
Please come again.
“Wonderful memories at the Batch in Batheaston”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
My husband and I have such wonderful memories of our stay in the Batch. The rental was perfect for us. The bed was comfortable, the sitting room was cozy, and the kitchen was equipped for every type… More
You really did get around and pack a lot in. It sounds like you really did get the best out of your stay. It is very rewarding for us to know that our efforts are appreciated and I thank you for pointing this out. I do hope we will see you again soon.
Timber Lodge has recently been converted to a very high standard and offers a spacious lounge/diner with well equipped kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. There is large ensuite double bedroom on the first floor. The property has its own parking and private patio area.C …see more
“a home from home” The whitehouse was ideal for a great holiday with my 5 friends. We were very comfortable and had a great time exploring oxford. Great house for a big family get together or for enjoying time with friends. It was very well equipped
The White House proved to be a brilliant location for a family gathering. The house is so spacious and has everything one needs. Great for children. A lovely park over the road (slides etc.) for you… More
“Lovely house, great location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
We really enjoyed our second stay at The White House. As a family with young children and visiting grandparents the layout is perfect. The owner is very helpful and happy to respond to requests. Th… 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
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
Located within the Old Headingtom Conservation Area, our comfortable, newly renovated one-bedroomed cottage, has secure off-street parking within a large private garden.Oxford City Centre is an easy cycle ride (or a 30-minute walk). Frequent buses to London, Lon …see more
“Excellent accommodation and location...” Standedge Foot Cottage provided warm, very comfortable, and convenient accommodation. Our hosts, Les and Karen were welcoming and hospitable. We spent eleven nights at the cottage. In the mornings we enjoyed
“Cozy, well equiped, perfect location and very comfortable”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2013
We (myself, husband and 2 kids) stayed for a week in the cottage. The location was perfect to travel to Manchester, Stockport, Conwy, Castleton etc. The beds are comfy, the heating works brilliantly… More
“Delightful, comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
A great place to stay - incredible views over the hills and a lovely rural location but close to amenities and only 10 minutes drive to Uppermill which is a great centre for pubs and cafe's. Easy link… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
My partner and I recently stayed in the cottage and we had such a lovely, relaxing time.
The area is great for walks and enjoying the countryside.
The cottage itself is like a home from home. … More
“An excellent rural location close to Bath” A very comfortable cottage in a quiet rural location with superb views over the surrounding countryside. We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful time visiting nearby Bath.
“Great city centre break” Miller's Cottage was an enjoyable 2 night stay. Located only a few minutes from the Minster, the location is perfect. It is located in it's own 'cul-de-sac' style yard/parking which gives it a private contained atmosphere - so
Just got home after a weekend stay in Millers Cottage, York. Arrived Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning. There were four of us - My wife & I, our 19 month old daughter and my mother-in-law. We w… More
Lovely to receive your positive feedback, thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you. Pleased everything was to your liking and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best wishes
“Excellent cottage in the heart of York”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The cottage is excellent - fully equipped and right in the centre of York so everything is just a short walk away. The manager, Dylan, was very friendly and helpful and gave us useful advice on places… More
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you with us and glad everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again sometime.
Located in St Mary, Jersey, and just six miles north of St Helier, Le Petit Cairn is surrounded by country lanes and close to cliff-top walks and sandy beaches. Situated in the middle of the countryside with many quiet walks nearby.It is ideal for up to two adults, alth …see more
“Characterful cottage in old Dublin” I stayed in the cottage for a few days sight-seeing in May with my husband and two friends. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy and everything we needed for a short stay was provided. We appreciated that the k
Visit us at lesormesjersey.co.uk for more info Located in the original Les Ormes Farm site this unit is hidden in a peaceful pretty setting. This contemporary terraced unit sleeps up to six adults in two double/twin bedrooms and a bunk room. There is a separate loun …see more
“Peaceful Rural Retreat” Lovely countryside great for walking/running and a good pub within 15 minutes across the fields.
Historic cottage with loads of character. Can't believe the countryside is so Dark!
Stayed here as part of our minimoon in August. Peaceful, beautiful scenery and well kept cottage. We went for some lovely walks and enjoyed relaxing in the garden area. Far enough away to relax and es… More
Glad you had a great stay. Look forward to seeing you again! Martin & Julie
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
comfortable warm and cosy ideal for an autumn getaway ideally situated for
exploring the Cotswolds for an evening meal try the Bell at Saberton.
Loved every minute we were there… More
Pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again. Martin & Julie
Multi-award winning converted barn adjacent open countryside just 20 minutes from York centre.Tastefully decorated and furnished, the bedroom has a luxury super-king bed and en-suite wet room.An ideal base for a couple with under floor heating and log stove or private p …see more
“perfect holiday cottage in gorey” Rock cottage was ideally situated in Gorey.We enjoyed all the local amenities.the castle,beaches walks and the excellent choice of local restaurants.The accomodation was extremely comfortable and we received a very wa
Rock Cottage is very well presented and fully equipped with everything you need for your holiday. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
Gorey harbour is a 2 minute walk from Rock Cottage, where t… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Rock Cottage. We are very pleased that you found everything you needed here. The area does indeed benefit from being on a frequent bus route which links the east coast to the main town of St Helier on the south coast.
“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
“It exceeded my expectations!” The Cottage is a comfortable, exceedingly well-equipped accommodation in a quiet area, but close to local supermarkets and shops. It is also very close to the rail link to London, both Victoria and Charing Cross, and to
My wife and I stayed in this beautiful Coach House with our teenagers for one week. Finding this place was no problem. The house is actually close to Central London (about 8 miles) and it is accessibl… More
This pretty barn conversion is only 10 minutes from the centre of Bath but nestled in peaceful countyside. The cottage has a large corner whirlpool bath, wrought iron bed, exposed brickwork and beams. Only a ten minute walk from a traditional West country pub. …see more
“Great place, great location, great host.” Caledonia Mews is perfectly situated in the village of Clifton, near bus routes to the city, suspension bridge, supermarkets, independent shops, a fine selection of eateries and a lovely park for the children.
“Couldn't be better !” We were impressed with the Mews as soon as we walked in the door. This initial impression just got better and there was nothing throughout our stay that detracted from it.
From the unique decor to the excellent kitchen to the sm
“Beautiful mews cottage rebuilt to an exceptional standard and perfectly located.”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2015
Really stunning property that has been rebuilt to a very high standard. The attention to detail in everything was exceptional from the building itself to the quality of the coffee beans and excellent … More
Reviewed 15 May 2014
Went here last week with 2 small kids and absolutely loved it. What a little gem of a property, fantastic location for kids with parks and kid friendly cafés but also on tram line into town and 2 par… More
“Peaceful tranquil accomodation”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2015
I have to say our stay here was excellent, David went out of his way to accommodate our needs.
The accommodation is of a very high standard, very comfortable modern and set out to meet anyone's needs… More
“BEST GET AWAY” 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 repeated customer
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.
“Oh my gosh! So sad to leave...!”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2016
Lovely, reliable, kind, helpful owners.
Lovely home - beautifully appointed.
Worried about recommending this place because it will become too popular!!
David and Leah. … More
Ha ha so kind, would be lovely to see you all again!
“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.
This restored 400 year old granite cottage is open-plan with exposed wooden beams and a minstrels' gallery. Attached to the owners' home, the cottage is surrounded by fields and quiet country lanes. It is close to the island capital of St Helier affording a central loca …see more
Apple Tree Cottage was comfortable but there were niggles which spoiled the experience. Not one loo roll in the bathroom and I had not done any shopping so after a big journey that was a bit inconven… More
A Victorian cottage with a stylish modern interior, which backs onto beautiful Marble Hill Park, which in turn sweeps down to the River Thames between Richmond and Twickenham. The cottage is located in one of the loveliest streets in the area with no through traffic, Ju …see more
New to holiday lettings and just outside Bath, Bluebell Cottage gives you the best of both worlds; from stunning views & rolling countryside to all that the Roman City of Bath has to offer. Just a stone's throw away is the charming Cotswold village of Castle Combe. The …see more
“An unforgettable (wonderful) experience thanks to the house, and its owner” We have spent almost 3 weeks, travelling with 3 small children. The beautiful house was perfectly equipped for our circumstances. The area and neibourhood are fantastic. Ther
“Beautiful cottage, great location and wonderful owners!”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
We booked Cute Cottage in Bath for our daughter's sixth birthday, as a place to stay during a visit to Longleat Safari Park. There is really nothing negative at all we could say about this beautiful p… More
“Cute, warm and cozy cottage”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
Experience was overall great. We loved everything about the cute cottage. Martin and Jenny are excellent hosts and made us feel welcomed into Martin's former home. Amenities are great too, we got our … More
“Beautiful cottage, really friendly and helpful owner.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The house was newly refurbished. Really comfortable and immaculately laid out. Great beds, great shower, well-equipped, modern kitchen. And we were welcomed by a bottle of wine in the fridge!
The o… More
“Excellent” Took my partner on a surprise trip to Manchester for his birthday and wanted to stay somewhere different. This was amazing. The views were brilliant and it had everything there we needed. Would definitely recommend! The only issue is the dr
“Cute little 2 bedroom house in nice location with all the comforts of home.” We are a family of 4 (2 teenage children) and were visiting family in Manchester and this house was very close to them, and suited us perfectly for a short stay. The house is
A very practical well equipped house with easy access to shops,cafes and excellent restaurants in Hale. Easy access to Altrincham with traditional market, ice rink and leisure centre. Used tram syste… More
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
Had the pleasure of finding this little gem as a last minute crisis. We were let down by our booked accomodation and the owner was really obliging and helpfull in assisting us and getting us settled i… More
“Great family get together” Ten of our family, all ages got together for the February break, and it was fabulous. The house was so welcoming and warm. The home made cake was a lovely touch. A couple of mile walk along the river took us into York and be
“Beautiful!” We had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautifully located cottage just outside of bath. The owner was very helpful and also sent us clear directions to the cottage. When we arrived there was a tea pot with cups and saucers placed on t
“A very nice modern converted barn in a nice country setting.” We really enjoyed our stay at the property it is a nicely converted barn with specious living area and well appointed.There are good walks from the door including the disused railway line
We stayed in Acacia cottage and loved it. Everyone at La Place were great and we would love to visit again.… More
This is a confusing post as La Place Cottages, including Acacia, are not the same property as the delightful King's Cottage - but we are very pleased that you had a lovely stay at Acacia!
“So good i had to return”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2015
Stayed at this property in Sept 15 and enjoyed it so much I had to return in Nov 15. Even in Autumn Jersey is a beautiful place to visit, very quiet and this property has everything you could want for… More
Thank you for your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed both of your stays so much - hopefully you may become a regular visitor!