Christmas markets | City breaks in Europe from £253/week

Christmas markets (8672)

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.



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Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf  …see more

from £115 / night

£525 - £575 / week

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from £115 / night

(68) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

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from £148 / night

(4) Very Good 

18

Holiday cottage in Bathford

Bath / Bathford

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. A couple of things we  …see more

from £100 / night

£675 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

19

Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£510 - £575 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Apartment located in a beautifully maintained chalet style development in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the spa town of Leukerbad. Within easy reach of Geneva airport, Leukerbad is an ideal location for skiing, hiking or just relaxing in the natural thermal baths. The  …see more

from £40 / night

£300 / week

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from £40 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Oxford / Tackley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £120 / night

(42) Excellent 

22

Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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. A  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Canton of Ticino / Morcote

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning

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from £84 / night

£636 / week

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from £84 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £599 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Canton of Valais / Susten

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £75 / night

£469 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £105 / night

£650 - £720 / week

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from £105 / night

(39) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment close to everything” A lovely period apartment, walking distance to everything to see and do in Bath. Convenient parking, as you won't need a car to get around. Apartment, well equipped.  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £105 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“a little gem” quiet, well equipped, walking distance of town centre. clean and beautiful property, photos don't do justice. Spacious bedroom and a great size bed. lovely original features remaining. And a bonus point you can park a car.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

64

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al  …see more

from £165 / night

£999 / week

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from £165 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Batheaston holiday apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m  …see more

from £80 / night

£406 - £504 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cheadle

Greater Manchester / Cheadle

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
We are a mature married couple who have been providing short-term serviced accommodation in South Manchester since 2003. This bright, cosy apartment is a 2 bed, first floor apartment close to Cheadle village. It comprises a double bedroom, single bedroom and a shower  …see more

from £62 / night

£475 - £500 / week

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from £62 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £625 / week

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from £85 / night

(41) Excellent 

24

Lakes by Yoo holiday lodge rental

Cirencester / Lakes by Yoo

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning Location!” 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 recommend you stay here!  …see more

from £725 / night

£3250 - £5450 / week

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from £725 / night

(20) Excellent 

17

Northern England holiday home rental

York / Central York

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
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

from £150 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic atmosphere"” It is an apartment with a superb location in a very quiet building, and allows you to enjoy every minute of life that flows in the Ouse river. The apartment has all possible to live details and the person in charge, Alison, is a  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Very Good 

19

Ruislip holiday apartment accommodation

Greater London / Ruislip

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £99 / night

£649 - £789 / week

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from £99 / night

(20) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“This place is unbelievable” Location fabulous. The apartment is great and very well-appointed - every little item you might need during your stay is there! The bedroom and living room look on to beautiful gardens, which we sat in every day. Very safe  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

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from £148 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(29) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,  …see more

from £140 / night

£795 - £1005 / week

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from £140 / night

(58) Excellent 

49

Apartment rental in Dublin

County Dublin / Dublin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £178 / night

£1272 - £1526 / week

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from £178 / night

(12) Excellent 

13

Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Perfect apartment for our family weekend. Location is great and the welcome treats were wonderful. Thanks for everything  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tackley

Oxford / Tackley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Timber Lodge has recently been converted to a very high standard and offers a spacious lounge/diner with well equipped kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. There is large ensuite double bedroom on the first floor. The property has its own parking and private patio area.C  …see more

from £100 / night

£560 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

20

Apartment accommodation in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“One of the best holiday apartments... Incredible” Very well maintained and centrally located apartment. It is perfect for 3-4 people but it can easily accommodate small children as well. It is a stone's throw away from central Dublin and getting out a  …see more

from £102 / night

£645 - £1356 / week

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from £102 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Anniversary weekend” My husband and I spent a long weekend at 8 Merchants place, the apartment is in a great location over looking the river Foss, and right near an excellent choice of restaurants, bars, the main shopping centre and tourist attraction  …see more

from £135 / night

£560 - £825 / week

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from £135 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant Alternative to a Hotel - Cosy, Convenient and Great Price” A friend and I stayed in the Pritchard Street apartment for a weekend away and were so pleased we did! The apartment was exactly as pictured, with a lovely big bathroom. What we ap  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 / week

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from £75 / night

(34) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

Newcastle upon Tyne / Quayside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A great find - perfect for short or long stays” Kenny's a great person to be in touch with - easily contactable. A nice, clean fifth floor apartment right near the central station - perfect for the city centre too. Very comfortable with a large telev  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £630 / week

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from £80 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Rental for Family” The location of this rental is absolutely perfect, on a quiet street b/w the Thames and Trafalgar Square. You are very close to many attractions, tube stations and train stations. Anything else you need is also nearby (Boots  …see more

from £390 / night

£2700 - £2950 / week

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from £390 / night

(21) Excellent 

21

Klosters ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Graubunden / Klosters

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay” This summer was the second time we rented the chalet. The chalet is very spacious. It's clean. It has lots of light. And an incredible view out the front windows. The Madrisa gondola is a five minute foot walk away. A bus stop is  …see more

from £145 / night

£700 - £1895 / week

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from £145 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / York Riverside

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £53 / night

£370 - £510 / week

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from £53 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A golden nugget of a holiday home!” My husband, my mother and I spent Christmas week in this apartment and it was the best Christmas ever! The apartment is spacious, comfortable, extremely well appointed and it was a treat to stay there. Also all  …see more

from £120 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £120 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday studio rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Southbank, London

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect little space” Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every meal. We are extremely happy ab  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1160 / week

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from £100 / night

(109) Excellent 

21

Holiday home accommodation

Somerset / Bath

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Christmas” Rented this property for my Daughter & her 2 young children who travelled from USA for Xmas. We had a family Christmas with sons from Bristol plus myself & husband .Plenty of space for all and room for children to play. House sp  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £2967 / week

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from £122 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Prague

Prague / Prague Old Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“In Prague like at home” We spent a wonderful holiday in this perfect apartment, both for the position, the services (in and out), the comfort and the kindness of Janka and her husband, a safe foothold if any drawback occurs to you  …see more

from £60 / night

£509 - £782 / week

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from £60 / night