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.
“Best location” Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hiring a choice for something not too
My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be … More
“Perfect house for NYE party and cosy New Year's Day” We had an absolute ball at this house over New Year's Eve. We were a mixed group of old university friends and we wanted a big house with lots of room to have New Year's Eve in together and chill ou
A group of 15 of us stayed at the house for a hen weekend and had an absolute blast. This is no ordinary rental - every room is completely individual and has its own story, we had great fun exploring.… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
We had a great hen weekend the house was great for partying we particularly enjoyed the dressing up. Would highly recommend for a large group gathering and girls weekend. The chocolate and fizz were … More
“Fantastic House. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
This is a beautiful quirky house, the owner is lovely and helps to accomodate your every need. Highly recommended. One small problem we had was with the parking (we had 5 cars between us and the roads… More
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped
Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby
Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room?
I needed accommodation for 3 adults and 4 children aged 2,5,10 and 12, with easy access to the airport and the A4. Wepner house was ideal with all necessary facilities for cooking and 5 mins walk to … More
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...).
Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.
Stayed here for 3 nights with my partner who was at a training course in London. The house is very well presented and luxurious and very centrally located within a few minutes travel of all the touri… More
“A Lovely London stay with our three youn children”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
All mod cons comfortable flat in London, very close to amenities and Tube. Will recommend to family and friends!!… More
“Birthday Weekend” What a wonderful house, bright and spacious, we loved our stay there... just right for our family weekend. Stylish decor with a lovely outside area looking onto the river. All the extra touches from the owner (wine, bread, milk and
This was a very well-kept place, and ideally located just outside the city wall. We enjoyed immensely the terrace, which overlooked the river. The only possible drawback may have been the fact that th… More
Thank you for your kind comments,most terraces in your have the one bathroom thou but pleased you enjoyed your stay
“Great location, beautiful house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2015
We stayed for 2 nights, wish we could have stayed for more! Lovely clean holiday home, absolutely perfect location, walking distance to shops, restaurants etc. A welcome pack of breakfast bits and b… More
Thank you come and visit again soon
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
We absolutely loved this property! It felt just like home! The property is located just outside the old city walls which makes it convenient for walking into town. It sits on the River Foss and from t… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. We've now had riversmead for just over a year and are guest have already stared to revisit us , With help off all our guests kind comments .
“Authentic accommodation in a great location.” Adel was very helpful with tips on how to find the Mew Cottage, which, when found, was delightful, clean and well fitted and kitted. We were just around the corner from Harrods, and within easy reach of al
“Great house, fab location, didn't want to leave!” Stayed at house to film a short film, house slept all crew and cast comfortably with plenty of living and sleeping space. Mike (owner) was extremely welcoming and helped us wherever he could. Great pla
Fantastic house with everything you could wish for. 18 ladies stayed there for my 50th birthday weekend. Plenty of room & most bedrooms with ensuite. Comfy beds too.… More
“Large house in pristine condition, perfect for a hen party/weekend with friends”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
A group of 17 of us stayed here for a weekend celebrating a hen party. The house was immaculate. The owner was easy to contact and checking in and out was made very easy as he lives next door. The hou… More
“Exceptional property presented and maintained to the highest standards.”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2015
This property is exceptional. It is beautiful, well-designed, very functional for a large group, and extremely clean! What a refreshing treat- at no point did the house feel like a 'rental property'. … More
“Just fabulous !!” This is a fabulous 4 storey town house in a perfect location. Ten minutes walk from the station and centrally located for exploring York. The house is immaculate and beautifully presented and nothing was too much trouble for Mark. A
Fantastic accommodation in an amazing location for shops, restaurants and sight seeing. Made to feel very welcome by the host, couldn't do enough for us. Definitely use again!!… More
Reviewed 24 Oct 2016
Fab property in the centre of York with parking too everything you need at the house plus more will definitely stay again .… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2015
From the outset this was a really excellent short stay. The hosts are very considerate, welcoming and hospitable...nothing too much trouble even to the point of showing us where the local Sainsbury w… More
“Mrs” We had a lovely stay in Park View Chase. We arrived to a warm house with a fresh cake. The house is immaculate and they have thought of every little detail. The children loved playing with the toys in the toy box and there were lots of books for
“Amazing apartment and location!” A group of 8 of us stayed here for a hen weekend and couldn't have picked a better place to stay in Bath. The townhouse is beautifully decorated, clean and has everything you need. The seating area and dining table are
From the initial booking everything was straight forward and easy to arrange. The apartment was clean and modern with everything we needed for our stay. Based in the centre of Bath, it was in the pe… More
Many thanks Jason for your review - pleased you liked it!
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
High quality and tasty decoration, central location, friendly owners and you got everything you need in the kitchen for cooking.
Chinese supermarket is one door away, Chinese restaurant is just cr… More
So pleased you liked it! Tell all your friends! Yes lots of lovely Chinese restaurants in this area and the super market is perfect for all those speciality food you need if cooking in the apartment!
“Amazing house, even better location!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
I really can't impress on you just how wonderful this house was!
I booked myself and a large group of friends into the house for the three days surrounding my wedding. We were immediately impresse… More
Thank you Kieren for your lovely review - it is much appreciated! Hope to see you all in Bath again.!
Jette & Ashley
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
We stayed here with another family (so four kids aged 6-9 years) and would highly recommend the house. Sufficient space for us all, with good communal areas (lounge / dining room / kitchen). Having a … More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Fantastically refurbished Victorian townhouse literally 10 minutes walk from York city centre. Visited with family for short break, two boys aged 13 & 9. House met all our expectations and is accurat… More
“Lovely house close to centre of York” We stayed here for a couple of nights as a family with children. The house is a good size, on three floors with the top floor being a great space - the children loved the view out over the city rooftops towards th
“Beautiful property, well looked after.” We stayed here for a week in July 2015. The house is in excellent condition. It was pretty clean when we arrived, although (a small thing) the floors were quite dusty. At this time of year it is quite warm, but
“Great location” Just come back from a lovely long weekend in York. The accommodation is perfect for visiting York - a 5 minute walk will get you into town and there are lots of pubs, restaurants and amenities all around. Great location and nice place
We have just got back today from a wonderful week in York. We have been to York before and have stayed in B&B accommodation so thought we would book a house this time. No 6 Bishops Court is a fantasti… More
“Lovely House Central Location”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Nice House, Central location for visiting all York has to offer.
No need to use car. Nice Places to Visit, Whitby, Dalby Forest Park
near Pickering, Knaresbororough on a nice day.… More
“everything you need”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2013
This home is everything you need. Close to all attractions in York we never moved the car once as house close to everywhere we wanted to go just a couple of minutes walk away.
Lovely clean house with… More
“The perfect base for our weekend in Bath” We booked this house for a weekend (7 friends) and it was perfect. Great location, well laid out, spacious, clean and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this if you are heading to Bath as a group o
“unrivalled location, beautifully appointed, perfect for exploring Bath”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2012
This is my second stay in this house. First time for a mums weekend away in 2008, this time for a parent's 70th with family. Ideal for both sets of people. Such a central location, nowhere is more tha… More
“What a beautiful house!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
Really nice house in an excellent location! We really enjoyed ourselves! Has everything that you need for a brilliant weekend! Only let down was the BBQ was really dirty so we couldn't use it but it d… More
“Glorious house, phenomenal location”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2012
Really couldn't have asked for more from this house. I stayed here for four nights with my wife, our 15-month old daughter and my wife's family. The house is very spacious, and kitted out to a high s… More
“Wonderful York House” Stayed at Minster Bells last weekend with extended family group - it was a wonderful well maintained spacious house in the centre of York only minutes from the minster even with my elderly mother in tow. All amenities close at ha
Had a great stay with family. Within walking distance of all amenities and sights of York. Great location for eating from breakfast at Evie's to lunch and dinner.
House very well equipped except for … More
“Can not fault it!!!”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2014
What a fantastic house in a fantastic location. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean and well equipped. City centre is on the doorstep. The lights tripped when we fort there but a quick phone call to the… More
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. I have booked a plumber to come and look at the shower/water pressure at the house to see if anything has changed. Unfortunately combi boilers can have the affect you identified in your review. However, we have deliberately got two boilers and a mix of electric/thermostatic showers at the house to ensure there is enough pressure and hot water all round. We appreciate all feedback and will do our best to rectify any problems. It would be lovely to see you again one day soon and am pleased you enjoyed the location of the house to the City. Best wishes Janet
“Great house, fantastic location... Unbeatable!”
Reviewed 31 Mar 2013
The one thing this house has that no other holiday property has ever had for me is really really really comfortable beds, pillows and duvets. Great nights sleep had by us all! The location is second … More
“Beautiful Cottage in wonderful York!” Start to finish the booking process with Mary was faultless. The cottage itself is beautifully quaint and in the perfect location for a short walk into the town centre. It really does have everything. We stayed as
“Brilliant accommodation. Great central location” I had a long weekend here with 8 friends, no-one wanted to leave. The owners have thought of everything, it is very well equipped and was lovely and clean. My group loved the seating in the living room
Absolutely loved this house, we went there as a group of 12 for a relaxing hen weekend. I loved the photos and instantly wanted to rent this house, when we got there it was even more beautiful. Everyo… More
Thanks Kelly that's a lovely review! Hope to see you all again.
“Fantastic accomodation, perfect for a girly weekend”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2015
Absolutely brilliant accommodation, had everything that we needed for a fun weekend. Everything was decorated and finished to the highest standard and had big communal dining and lounging areas perfec… More
“Fantastic location for a hen party weekend”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2015
We stayed at Bath Townhouse 14 for a hen party weekend and it was fantastic. The house was beautiful and the living space perfect. In fact the pictures didn't do it justice. We didn't want to leave!
Thank you for your lovely review! So glad you had a good time. Would be interested to know who organised the Burlesque evening and who the chef was?
“Perfect for our weekend group getaway” We were a group of 13 looking for a homely base for a weekend away. The house was perfect. We were so close to the centre of Bath for our nights out and there was more than enough space in the house for our qui
“Home from home with a luxury feel.” Jenni was a warm and welcoming host. The property was beautifully decorated with loads of personal touches a real home from home, with a luxury feel. The house was equipped with everything you could need and more.
I would highly recommend No2 Larkhall Square. Myself and 7 of my friends stayed for my 30th birthday weekend in January. The house is set in a lovely village which has a café, co-op, takeaways, gre… More
“Perfect little place”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2015
Stayed in no2 The Square for a long weekend with friends and it couldn't have been more perfect. Very clean, tidy and extremely well-furnished, it had all we needed, including very comfortable beds wi… More
“Beautiful house, very comfortable and well equipped”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
Beautiful house, very comfortable and well equipped.We enjoyed the 20 minute stroll into Bath, so much easier than parking.… More