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.
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and
“a fantastic find in a fantastic location..better than a hotel”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2011
This is now my 2nd stay i this apartment and again it has been fantastic. The apartment is spacious with both bedrooms being of a great size. The Area is zone 2 but outside the congestion charge zone … More
“Great flat, fab location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Flat is modern, clean, tidy, and has everything you need. The location is not only very convenient for Tesco express and Imperial Wharf bus & overground links, but also quiet and only a very short wal… More
“What a great time!”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2016
The owner was fantastic, the location and apartment was superb. Close to all transportation, and pubs. What more could you ask for?… More
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location” My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitt
Emperors Wharf was a really lovely apartment and furnished to a very high standard. We especially appreciated the warm personal welcome and all the thoughtful extras provided.… More
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Really appreciate you enjoyed all the things that we think are important too! Great to hear from you...and thank you
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
We had such a wonderful stay in York. The accommodation and welcome were amazing. Sheena the owner was so helpful and friendly. The apartment had everything you could possibly need and more. There wer… More
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Makes my day to read you want to come back. I especially enjoyed your description of 'playing house' and will look forward to seeing you again! I enjoyed meeting you both too...
“A must stay, stay!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
The flat was absolutely lovely. Exceptionally clean with a stocked pantry and perfectly located. It was a few minutes walk into the hib of the town with a friendly local across the road. It had all… More
It was great to meet you and I really enjoyed hosting your birthday stay! Thanks very much for your review and I also appreciated your personal thanks at the time. Look forward to seeing you anytime you can get back here again...
2*, 1-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people. Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. Open-plan kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and fondue set. Living room with a sofa bed for 2 people. Batroom with shower and toilet and a bedroom with two beds. Balcon …see 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
2 * studio for 4 people.Hall with folding bunk beds,Fitted open-plan kitchen with oven, fridge and coffee machine. Living room with a sofa bed for 2 people, cable television and free WiFi.Bathroom with bath and toilet. Quiet garden ------------------------------------ …see more
2*, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-8 people located next to the cable car. Bright living room with sofa bed, fireplace, Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and fondue set. Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. One bedroom with two …see more
“Nice flat in a good location” This is a really nice flat in a good location next to the city walls. The photos of the flat don't actually do it justice, it is a really nice place, modern and bright. It is only 10 minutes level walk to the heart of Yor
booked as a last minute break, was very pleased with booking. we wanted somewhere we could take the children one 4 and one 11 months, it was perfect very clean and comfortable will definetly recommend… More
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
Very nice apartment, everything you would need, don't forget the codes to get back into apartment. Our only problem was with it being New Year a lot of places were closed such as Castle Howard and a c… More
3* - 5-bedroom-chalet for 10 people located at 2.5km from the lift in a quiet and sunny place.On the ground floor :Open kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and freezer compartment, oven, toaster, filter coffee machine and dishwasher.Bright living room with a fireplace, …see more
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!” 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 Ri
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
Reviewed 9 May 2015
Great location,accommodation excellent.
Everything was so clean, plenty of room.
Welcome pack was amazing and so much more than expected.
Really don't want to review or rate this accommodiann , cau… More
What wonderful comments so kind of you. We welcome you back any time.
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… 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!
“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
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge …see more
“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
“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
3***, 2-bedroom-apartment for 6 people next to the cable car near the center of the resort. Living room with fireplace, LCD flat screen cable TV , DVD player. Open-plan kitchen with oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher. Entrance hall with 1x2 foldi …see more
“Charming Bath flat” The flat is in a great location to explore the town of Bath. It had everything we needed - the beds were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and it was beautifully decorated. Sarah always responded promptly to email queries and
“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 !!
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.
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g
The flat was very comfortable & had everything we needed. It's very close to town where we could find plenty of restaurants & stores. It was less then a 10 minute walk to the tube station which made g… More
Happy to hear you had a great time! Just to clarify for the good folks out there who will read this the actual train station is just a 75 meter walk from the Apartment front door, that is about a 60 second walk.
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We used the apartment as a base for travelling into London, with 2 children (4 and 7 yrs old). It was an ideal location, 15mins walk from the train station. The apartment had everything you could need… More
“Nice modern flat.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Overall this flat was lovely, very modern, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you might require and the information pack was very informative about the local area and… More
Comfortable 2* - 1-bedroom-apartment for 2-6 people located below the swimming pool, at 500m from the lift. Bright living room with a sofa bed, flat screen cabled TV. Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, filter coffee machine, water boiler, dishwasher. Hall with 1 …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
3*, 1-bedroom-apartment for 4 people, 200m from the ski lift.Bright living room with sofa bed and TV with cable connection.Open-plan kitchen equipped with oven, filter coffee machine and dishwasher.One bedroom with two single beds.One bathroom with shower and toilet.Bal …see more
3*, 1-bedroom-apartment for 8 people.Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds.Open-plan kitchen with dishwasher, coffee machine with filter.Large living room with cable TV, WiFi and fireplace.Bathroom with bathtub. Separate toilet.Bathroom with shower and toilet.One bedroom …see more
Studio 2* for 2-4 people next to the cable car near the center of the resort. Living room with sofa bed, cable TV. Open-plan kitchen equipped with oven, filter coffee maker. Hall with 1x2 folding bunk bed. Bathroom with shower and toilet. Furnished terrace with panora …see more
3* Apartment for 4 people Entrance hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. Open-plan kitchen, coffee machine, oven, micro-wave, set of fondue. Living-room with one sofa and two armchairs, 1 folding out double bed for 2 people, cable TV, table with 4 chairs, radio with cd- …see more
2*, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-8 people situated at about 900m from the lift in a quiet and sunny location. Spacious living room under high beams with a quality sofa bed, fireplace, cable tv and WiFi. Open-plan kitchen (renovated end 2015) equipped with oven, induction s …see more
“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
The traditionally built holiday house with a large garden is the perfect holiday destination for families who want to escape from every day life and thereby have sufficient comfort. The house consists of two units with separate entrances over the terraces conected with …see more
“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
3*, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4 people, located near the departure of the lift.Bright living room with fire place and cable tv.Open-plan kitchen with oven, toaster, filter coffee machine, kettle and dishwasher.One bedroom with two single beds and one bedroom with two sing …see more
Comfortable entirely renovated 3-bedroom-apartment 3* for 8-10 people located at 700m from the lift in a calm and sunny environment.Bright living room with fireplace, cable TVOpen-plan kitchen equipped with refrigerator, oven, toaster, filter coffee machine, water boile …see more
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2* - 3-bedroom-apartment for 6 people closed to the departure of the "l’Ours" lift. Bright living room with television with cable connection and fireplace. Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator and freezer compartment, oven, microwave, kettle, filter coff …see more
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit” Spent an excellent week in the apartment. Accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city of York. Access was easy and the owner's directions and local advice were very help
We had a lovely week in this apartment in York. It's a great location, just a short walk from everything in the city centre, the city walls. Extremely easy to find, with good directions provided by th… More
“Superb house, convenient location, highly recommended” 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 t
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 … More
Thank you very much for your kind words, I am so glad you all had a good Christmas at the house, best wishes, Catherine
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
“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
3* studio for 2 to 4 persons, situated close to the centre of the resort in a calm and sunny area. Entrance hall with folding out bunk beds, ideally for 2 children.Open-plan kitchen with coffee maker, oven, toaster and kettle.Living room with sofa bed for two, cable TV …see more
2*, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4 to 6 people located 700m from the skilift in a calm and sunny environment. Bright living room. Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher and fondue set. Hall with bunk beds. Two bedroom with two single b …see more