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.
“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
“A fabulous retreat” If you want to spend a few days chilling, then Owls nest is the perfect place for you The Hot Tub is the most relaxing contribution, the cabin is clean, warm and inviting....with lots of home from home treats x I had a hectic week
Stayed here with 5 friends. The lodge was fully equipped with everything you need. It was spacious and immaculate inside and out. Each guest is provided with towels, slippers, gowns and shampoo etc. … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and you are most welcome anytime.
Carol and Graham.
“Fantastic accommodation, very friendly and helpful owners.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We spent a week at Owl's nest lodge and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hot tub was excellent and the accommodation itself was superb, well equipped, clean and spacious. Carol and Mervin, the owners are fr… More
We really appreciate your comments. Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit one day.x
“Peaceful, tranquil and calm!” What a superb place to stay. We visited for a friends 40th birthday, for a weekend away, and wanted somewhere central, in the UK, to meet up with the gang. It was absolutely fabulous. John, the owner was there to meet u
“Beautiful peaceful location” We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely lodge. It is furnished to a very high standard and had everything we needed for our stay.
The lodge is in a great peaceful location and yet is very close to York city centre.
We booked this lodge on the internet from overseas to use as a base near York for visiting our family and friends.
The lodge was fantastic for our needs-so comfortable. The lodge if anything is even … More
Thank you Alison for your lovely review, we hope to have you back any time. So glad you enjoyed it so much.
Debbie and Keith
“Beautiful lodge in a peaceful location”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2017
Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights.
We found the lodge very clean, and furnished to a high standard. We were looking for a peaceful, relaxing few days, and we definitely got it.
Location g… More