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
“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
“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
“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
“Wonderful stay” Myself & husband stayed at Johnny & Mia lovely apartment for 6 nights and could not been happier, great family and nothing was a problem if you needed help they were always accommodating and went above what would be expected of them we
We stayed here for 10 days with our 3 year old little girl. Mia & John, the owners, couldn't do enough for us & their 2 beautiful children were delightful. The apartment was lovely & contained everyth… More
Karen and her family is very quiet and simple family I would certainly recommend. They have left apartment tidy and clean. We enjoyed to be host this nice family, hope we shall see again.
“Great location, comfy base” Stayed over the weekend as a pre- Christmas break and really enjoyed the use of the house. Great location to access central London. The house is very comfortable and with two bathrooms was a real home from home. Will defini
“Delightful Accomadation and Location” We have previously stayed in Bath itself at various places - now regretting not finding the Coach House before.
Very spacious and thoughtfully designed.
The information supplied by the owners was most useful
Great place to use as a base to explore Bath. Very comfortable accommodation, £8 taxi ride into Bath and excellent recommendations in the letting folder.… More
Thanks for writing and so pleased you enjoyed the Coach House. We are lucky to be so close to Bath and yet have the views and countryside around us. Hope to see you again.
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2014
We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the ki… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, liked the view and found everything you needed. Your positive comments mean a great deal to us and we would love to see you again. Best regards, John and Jane
“Wonderful quiet place to stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2015
Our second year there at this time of year. It is great place to stay, the walk along the towpath is a great beginning and end to a relaxed day in Bath. For our first night the housekeeper provided a … More
Thanks Kasia and pleased we are tempting you back again :-)
Our new food offering is proving to be very popular - we hope to continue and expand this, so we are very pleased you enjoyed it.
See you next year!
John and Jane
This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its wel… More
“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
“Fantastic location” If you want to be near the heart of Dubrovnik in a great apartment, then this is the one.
The apartment has everything you need with an incredible sized Terrace overlooking the port and city walls.
Nino, the owner, is extreme
I stayed three nights in the studio and it was perfect. The location was great with a nice view of the Old Town and the port. It was just outside the town walls, so quiet but easy to get to everythi… More
“STAG” Was good and as described in the advertisement for the house.. Clean and lots of cutlery and glasses.
A few drug dealers on the street tried to sell us drugs, a few times and police was called out to the street once during our stay but other th
“Fantastic House for girls weekend away!” Just come back from a hen weekend in London. This house was perfect for us! There were 10 of us aged 25-30. The house is huge... 5 bedrooms 3 of which are en-suite and there's also another room on the ground fl
“All I had hoped for!” Rita was there to greet us. She was very easy to deal with, answered our questions and gave us helpful suggestions. The cottage was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. There is a corner coffee shop only 1 minute aw
The property is well appointed and the owners were very nice and helpful. Very conveniently located with easy access to shops and restaurants as well as the train station. Was very Comfortable for our… More
“Return visit - would not wish to stay anywhere else in Bath!” We had a lovely stay again at the Almshouse. Edith (the owner) gave us a very warm welcome and provided a fab welcome basket. House was beautifully clean with lots of nice touches and ver
This cottage is beautiful. It is clean, comfortable and has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and in keeping with the period of the property. The owner Edith was friendly and helpful an… More
Janette and Fiona were absolutely lovely, great communicators and perfect guests; I look forward to welcoming them again and can highly recommend them to future hosts!
“Perfect location and fab stay at this cool mews holiday home” Perfect London get away for the family - tucked away down a quiet Mews lane but with literally everything from shops and cafes to underground to the National History Museum around the corn
My husband and I along with our 3 boys had a wonderful time in London.
Our 'home' was just as described and location was perfect for what we had planned.… More
“Excellent location and comfortable house”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2016
We had our original TripAdvisor booking cancelled two weeks prior to our departure for London so we were lucky to have found this lovely house. It is very close to the Gloucester Road tube station, … More
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
The location of the house is one its best points – it's a short walk to the museum district and easy to get just about anywhere in central London and the West End. It's also great that you were able to relax there in the evenings.
We apologise for these niggles with the bathrooms. We are getting these fixed at the moment (they would have been dealt with last week, but we postponed this your late booking!).
In any event, thank you for staying with us - we hope to welcome you back at some stage.
“Lovely home in great location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
We had a lovely 5 days. The owners we very helpful prior to and during our stay. It is conveniently located near shops transports and museums which was perfect for our family. We found the accommodat… More
“Superbly relaxing” We stayed in Cuckoo's Nest in Mid November. The cottage is a really lovely estate with a spa and tennis courts on site. The house is beautifully located on the lake with a stunning view. Our party included 6 adults and one small
We enjoyed a fabulous mid-week break at Cuckoos Nest with our 6 month old. The house is in a lovely position overlooking the lake and a very close walk to both the spa and the shop.
The house is v… More
“Lovely house, beautiful setting, good fishing and relaxing spa”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
We stayed here with 4 adult children, partners and 2 young grandchildren. The boys all enjoyed fishing from the back of the house, and I can recommend the artspa - we tried a variety of treatments an… More
“Lovely house, great location, wonderful spa”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
We stayed at Cuckoos Nest with friends and young children. It is a super house, beautifully equipped and a great wood burning stove - great to return to a roaring log fire after a crisp winter's walk … 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
“A haven of rest and comfort after a busy day in London” This house was the ideal place for our group of 9 people (6 adults, 3 children) while visiting London for 4 days. We prefer to have a place where we can also cook, have breakfast and sit together
“great accommodation for group or family near London” We stayed 7 nights, group of family, 6 adults and 2 children 5&8.
A wonderful home away from home.
Well set up and excellent facilities.
Close by shops, underground train and eating places all gr
We were at Benjamin Mews for a week, 8 people (2 families), from Rome Italy.
The house is well located in a quiet area and close to the underground can you can reach in 15 minutes walking. Then from … More
Reviewed 12 Dec 2012
Accurate service for a good value for money, very nice and cosy house, Leigh is a serious landlord, was nice to stay there. Giorgio… More
“It was the best rental in Europe we've ever stayed at!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
The owner thought of everything! Her attention to detail was exemplary. We were with my husband's three adult children and their two partners and there was plenty of room for everyone to spread out.… More
Hello! thanks a million for your review. We really appreciate it when guests take the time to feedback on the London holiday home property. Was lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and was the best rental you've ever stayed at in Europe, makes all the effort worth while in making sure everything is 100% for our guests. Thanks for your comments on the mattresses, can you let me know which mattress was a bit lumpy as the two in the main bedrooms with the en-suite bathrooms are new within the last 12 months. The mattress in bedroom 3 is probably just over 12 months old and bedroom 4 is brand new. Guests have recently commented on how comfortable the beds are and how well they slept but will certainly take a look and replace where necessary.
Thanks again and I'll look out for your message.
“Wonderful holiday home” From the moment we made contact with the owner, he was extremely helpful and friendly, this certainly gave us confidence that the trip would go smoothly. Lake View is a stunning, fully equipped, very spacious and comfortable. T
“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
“Excellant” We had a wonderful stay, everything was pristine and such a comfortable house with everything required for a holiday away from home. The house was easy to find and access and only a short walk into York. We came to bring our granddaughter t