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.
“Viceroy Lodge Apartment Surbiton - well worth a return visit!” We have just returned home having stayed in Vicerour Lodge Apartment for three nights, visiting family and celebrating a special birthday.
From first entering the flat we knew that we ha
“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
3*+, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people located near the ski slopes.Bright living room with fireplace, cable TV, DVD player and free WiFi.Hall with 1x2 bunk beds.Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher and fondue s …see more
APARTMENT MARIJANA 50m2 consists of one bedroom with balcony where you can enjoy the magnificent view towards the sea and Dubrovnik Old Town. The same amazing view is from the living room where is a big window and a sofa bed.Apartment has fully equipped kitchen with …see more
“Extremely comfortable and well equipped” The owner was kindly there to meet us on arrival and show us around. There was complimentary tea, coffee, juice and milk which was welcome since we'd had a long journey. The apartment was clean, tidy and recent
“comfy, clean and welocming apartment just walking distance from bath centre”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
me and a friend stayed at the apartment for two nights over a weekend,
the beds were warm and comfy, and the area that the apartment is situated is very quiet, we wasnt disturbed once
no hassle, and… More
“A lovely Garden Apartment”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2012
A very impressive location, this garden apartment was lovely and had everything needed for our 4 night stay. The owners gave great advice on all the amenities and where to shop locally. The parking wa… More
“Mike Moss more than helpful and friendly and it was very handy for the Bath Graduation.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2012
Easy to walk in to town and lots of shops nearby and good restraurants.… More
“Perfect! Look no further” We are a family of 2 parents and 2 kids (10,15). We stayed there for a week.
The flat is lovely. Very nice decorated with thinking of the small details. The apartment is very well equiped. It is centrally located with a f
“Great location and well equipped flat” We had a lovely time in Gillygate. The location couldn't be better. It is a fully well equipped, clean and comfortable renovated flat . Good quality linen!
Charming and friendly owner!! We will come back !!
“This is the perfect place for a city break in York.”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2017
Gillygate was perfect because it was within walking distance to York Minister, Clifford Tower and all the other attractions in York City centre. We took the train from Cambridge and walked here from t… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Our location is terrific and I am so pleased you liked the decor. We'd love to see you again!
“christmas at gilligate”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
stayed eleven days over Christmas and new year
apartment lovely, clean and excellent position.
supermarkets restaurants all within walking distance.… More
Well they say better late than never! You stayed with us last Christmas and how nice of you to take the trouble to do a review now. Thank you very much. Christmas should be special so I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
“Perfect place to stay in York.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
We spent a wonderful week at Gillygate Central. The location perfect for enjoying the beautiful city of York.Our hosts Lynne and Mike were so helpful in every way. They treated us like family, in a g… More
Thank you so much for writing a review. It was a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit to York and Gillygate Central so much. We would love to see you both again one day.
“Comfortable, spacious and well-located.” This place was brilliant! It had all the little extras that makes it feel like a home away from home - tea, sugar, olive oil, iron, washing machine, toiletries!!! The house is beautiful and spacious and it was
“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
“Lovely apartment” We have visited Bath several times and tend to book apartments now our children are teenagers. Number3 certainly met our needs. It was beautifully decorated and had all mod cons including the teenagers number 1 requirement (WiFi!). I
I stayed here with 3 other friends on a girls weekend in Bath. We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay and felt very much at home. We were greeted by Alison who handed over the keys and explained where … More
Thank you for your lovely review! We do try to provide a few extra touches to make guests feel at home and it is good to hear you liked them (I am particularly pleased you liked my bread!). I hope to see you in Bath again.
Reviewed 22 Aug 2014
Spacious, comfortable and well appointed. A great location for exploring Bath. We loved the complimentary breakfast too.… More
Glad you liked it - thank you! You can't beat fresh bread for breakfast with some good jam! Do come again!
“Delightful and convenient flat.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
Exceeded all expectations. Extremely well appointed. Helpful and friendly owner. Easy walk to center. Highly recommend.… More
It is a pleasure to hear that we not only met your expectations but exceeded them - thank you!
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” 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
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 fi… 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
“It made Christmas 2012 possible for us.” Strawberry Cottage isa very well furnished and equipped property. It had everything we needed for a one week stay over Christmas. It even came with Christmas decorations. It was very comfortable. Our family
My sister and I spent a week at this lovely cottage
Everything provided for us
Thanks for all the extras
Thanks also for all the help with computer and phone
You were both wonderful
Close to trai… More
“quintesential 18th century english cottage.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2011
18th century cottage with 21st century comfort in a perfect location with bus stop at the door and ,with mainline train station 5 minute walk away.All the comforts of home have been thought of by host… More
“Our family is is rather experienced travelling in Britain - easy to recommend this one!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
We found Strawberry Cottage extremely clean, stylish and cosy. It is very well located, when visiting London, Legoland, the Royal Botanic Garden or Hampton Court. It took us just some 35 minutes to Wa… More
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More
“Superb!!” We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights and it was just wonderful. Beautifully presented,cosy and very clean.
It had all we needed and more.
Location was great just a short walk to shops and restaurants.
5 star accomodation.
Would stay t
The barn was perfect for our girls' weekend in Bath! The property is beautifully furnished & provided a warm, cosy retreat for a relaxing stay. It is very luxurious & the lovely finishing touches made… More
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2016
We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when we accidentally wa… More
“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.
Style, comfort and convenience right in the centre of the beautiful city of York. A lovely elegantly refurbished Victorian terraced house opposite a historic church. Eating out, site-seeing and shopping are all on your doorstep. Knowledgeable local owners. Dedicated par …see more
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th
“great location very clean and suited all our needs”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
we stayed at this apartment for our trip to the olympics we had a fabulous time.we were met by the owners daughter she gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around the apartment.It was very clean … More
“Golden Olympic Experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
The location of this flat was superb! A stone's throw from Covent Garden and theatre land. Very accommodating hosts, met and shown around flat and made themselves available if and when needed. The fla… More
“A Great apartment in a central location”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a great few days in London. This apartment was very well presented. Clean/ comfortable/ with a lovely welcome when we arrived. Its location made visiting the tourist attrac… More
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul
My husband and I stayed in the Artpad at the end of July for 2 nights. I had high expectations from all the positive reviews so was surprised that in real life the apartment is even more amazing than… More
OOOOOOh so lovely to hear your feedback - thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at The Artpad. You must return one day x
“Wonderful apartment, wonderful location!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
This apartment really has the wow factor, having been twice (once being for our wedding) I can say this really is better than the photographs suggest. It has the perfect location for walking out to Ba… More
It's so great to hear that your return trip to The Artpad was just as good as your first! Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you back again one day soon...
“The Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2014
A wonderful apartment in the perfect location.Very welcoming owners and comfy accomodation.
Just a stroll from all the shops,cafes and sights of beautiful Bath and we will definitely be coming back.… More
Thank you so much for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed The Artpad - do come and visit again!
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” 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 kit
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.
“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
“Excellent cottage, great location”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2016
In a very peaceful location with fab views to the rear , the Coach House was comfortable ( super comfy beds) , warm and spotlessly clean . We really appreciated the welcome pack ( Easter eggs and ho… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay over Easter and thank you for the review, much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.
John and Jane
“Amazing accomodation in the centre of London!!!” Are you planning to spend some days in London and you are looking for a good accomodation? Don't go further!! This is definitely the best solution.
Me and my family (5 people) have just spent a long w
“Fabulous house in a fantastic location” 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 bothered by
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 hi… 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
Lovely 2 Bed, 2 Bath Garden Flat in Primrose Hill, Central London. Simply furnished, with all the basics to make the perfect base in this wonderful part of London.<br />TO PROTECT YOU AND US WE ONLY TAKE PAYMENT THROUGH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF HOLIDAY LETTINGS …see more
This bright and spacious, three bedroom apartment is situated in the heart of Chelsea one of London’s most sought after and exclusive locations.
There is so much to do around this apartment with world class restaurants and shopping close by. The nearest undergrou …see more
“Great stay, thank you” 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 into the city centre and has
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 o… More
“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
Luxurious 5* 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people located directly on the ski slopes.Modern and spacious living room with fireplace, sofa bed, flat screen cable TV, DVD player, Internet connection.Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, fondue set, microwave, toaster, …see more
“Beautiful holiday property, wonderfully comfortable, perfect location for a trip to Bath” We stayed at 3 Powlett Rd over a weekend trip to Bath and had a wonderful time. The property is in a fantastic location, just a short (and gorgeous) walk from th
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
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys. …see more
“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
“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
Perched on a hill mid-way between Horspath and Wheatley, Gidley Way benefits from a rural setting with wonderful views, and yet travel time to the centre of Oxford is just 23 minutes by bus, 15 minutes by car. The beautiful conservation area, Shotover Country Park, and …see more
Located near the most vibrant part of the city "The Northern Quarter" which is the bohemian, independent part of the city with great bars, restaurants and clothes shops etc
High spec 3 large bedroom converted warehouse 2 bedrooms have a double bed and a set of …see more
3*+, 2-bedroom-apartment, for 4-8 people located in the center of the resort at 250m from the skilift.Bright living room with fireplace, sofa(bed), cable TV, DVD-player. Fully equipped open-plan kitchen with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, fondue pan, filter coff …see more
“The personal touch” Lovely cottage in quiet location. Small, but everything on hand. Jane goes out of her way to provide extra bits and pieces like homemade marmalade, and even a cake for my friend who was celebrating her 40th birthday. We walked into
Everything and more you could want. Beautiful equipped cottage. Jane, the owner, met us and made sure we were settled in. It is a bus ride away from the centre of York, but the bus stop is at the t… More
Thank you Lesley. I hope to welcome toy back soon.
“Absolutely brilliant” We stayed in the apartment over Christmas and it was just wonderful. Maggie met us on arrival and showed us everything in the apartment. The apartment was centrally located - a 5 minute walk to the centre of York and it was abs
“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.
“Lovely apartment in a fabulous location” I spent two weeks in August at this lovely apartment with a great view over the marina.
The accommodation is exactly as described & is very modern with everything you could need on holiday.
The location was
Friendly welcome from Annie, the apartment was well appointed with a friendly atmosphere. Easy walk to tTower Bridge and Tower Station, supermarket across the road. Excellent would stay again and woul… More
“Nicest apartment in our Europe trip”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2012
From the moment we entered the apartment it felt very inviting and confortable. It has been finished to a high standard and comes with all that you need for a comfortable stay. It is the perfect size… More
“Great apartment for relaxing base to explore London”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
We enjoyed a 5 day break with 2 teenage sons and found this apartment met all our needs. It was comfortable, spotless, well equiped and with easy, safe access to transport - tube, boat, and bus. Des… More
“Amazing apartment for everyone” I stayed in this apartment for a weekend in June and can honestly say it is the best property I have ever stayed in. Patricia the owner was so helpful and friendly, she has catered the apartment to everyone down to ever
From the start of the booking Patricia was very helpful and this continued all the way until she waved us on our way back to the airport. The apartment is even better than the pictures and we loved o… More
“Wonderful find in Dublin! Perfect location, luxury flat!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We stayed here with our two children (13 and 17) four nights. What a great find. The flat is spotless and modern with every amenity we could possibly need from washer/dryer to 3D television and Playst… More
Thank you for doing such a great review for us and future guests.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you felt the Irish welcome.
Great to see you took on some Irish slang too!
“Fantastic family friendly option in Dublin - I'd go back here and no where else!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I am so glad I found Patricia through TripAdvisor! From initial contact to our final goodbye hugs she was always attentive and her lovely apartment was every bit the luxury promised! Everything was su… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this truely wonderful review.
I am so glad you enjoyed Dublin and the apartment felt like home to you all.
It is great to get some feedback and know that I have happy and comfortable guests.
Thank you for such a great heading too Best wishes Patricia