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.
“Contemporary Norwegian style in one of Europe's most dynamic cities.” We stayed in this stylish apartment for a week. It is in an ideal location in the new waterfront development next door to a famous boutique hotel. It is very convenient, comfortab
Had a lovely weekend away with hubby and our friends. The appartment had everything we needed and more, we were able to sit back and relax in the home comforts. The apartments querky layout was very d… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2016
Superb apartment! lovely and clean with a perfect location in the centre of York, couldn't ask for more… More
“High Standard as usual”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2015
We have stayed several times at both Sandra's lovely apartments, they are so comfortable, homely, clean and have everything you need. They are located in an ideal spot only 3 minutes walk away from t… More
“Very homely and cosy” On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my son was more into music!
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. … More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage and were able to do the lovely walk into Bath along the canal.
I understand your point about the reading lamp as the lighting is quite soft in the living room when only the two lamps are on. We felt that the directional spots overhead did the job well when required but we will certainly look at this again. We have never encountered a problem with the shower tray at the cottage but thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We hope you come back again to Bathford - we will be offering some lazy weekends in January and some of February with late Sunday departures on offer - perfect for the sales and sunday lunch.
“Lovely chalet with great views” Everything was great, we had a lovely short break in the the chalet. The location is very good - walking distance from the railway station and cable car. We found the house very relaxing to stay in and enjoyed the vie
Chalet Rhaetia surpassed all expectations. Spacious, well equipped , beautifully clean yet with a with a comfortable and home from home feel right from when you get there. The view from the chalet is … More
“A super vacation place”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2016
In the Chalet Rhaetiat you will feel at home right away. We were there with a three generation family (grandparents, children with there partners and grandchildren) to spend our skiing vacations toget… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
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 … More
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 … More
Thank you choosing to spend Christmas at Emperors Wharf. Its really good to hear that you enjoyed the apartment as much as the Christmas festivities in beautiful York.
Thanks for your review. Maggie
“Could not fault the property”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The property was in a very good location, and the apartment was excellent, no attention to detail was too much for Maggie Abel, she really cares about the property and was really welcoming.… More
Thank you for your kind words. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your break and appreciated our efforts. I hope you will return. Best wishes, Maggie
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
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… More
“What a Find”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2016
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
“Perfect apartment in Verbier” We stayed at the apartment Clair abri for New Year with our child (14 months). The apartment was large, bright and well decorated. The owner was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The apartment is well located,
Beautiful and spacious flat with great veiws from the balcony. The owners called on the day of arrival to check that everything was OK. Nice decor in the leaving room. Having two toilet rooms was very… More
“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
“Exactly what it said on the tin!” Had a lovely 3 night stay at Bath View Four with my mum and 2 teenagers. Apartment lovely, very clean and amazing views across Bath. Kitchen was a dream and fully equipped. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Beds com
Lovely apartment. Spacious and well equipped. Stylishly decorated and furnished. About 15 min walk to town centre.… More
“All mod cons, spacious, well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend stay here. Everything is done to a high spec. Nice little touches like hand-wash in the bathrooms, tea and coffee in the kitchen and dishwasher tablets in the c… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry if the flat was not quite warm enough for your first night - it is very difficult at this time of year to get the right temperature - one minute is freezing the next quite mild! Hopefully the electric fire in the lounge and electric heater in the kitchen gave you added heat. Glad you enjoyed your time in Bath. Hope to see you again.
“5 Star Accomodation”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2012
I must stay we have stayed in various types of Accommodation over the years, and a few Self Catering places. But this Accommodation was equivalent to a 5 Star Hotel. The place was spotless ,very moder… More
What a lovely review - thank you so much! So glad you liked it - we'll see what we can do about the weather next time!! Hopefully there will be a next time. Many thanks Jette & Ashley
“Room with a view” What a wonderful apartment.
Beautifully decorated and well furnished with lots of lovely touches and gestures such as cake, fresh bread and flowers and a cold bottle of bubbly too.
Highly recommended - perfect location.
My wife and I can honestly say that, out of all the places we've ever stayed, this is by far THE best!
Sheena made us so welcome on our arrival. Everything you could think of had been catered for - r… More
WOW! Thank you so much! We really try to make things special and it is just great to know you all enjoyed your stay. What a fabulous review. You have really made my day!
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” 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 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 restaur… More
Reviewed 9 Dec 2013
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
“Excellent holiday” I booked this apartment for my family of nine , we had an amazing week.Antonija was very prompt at responding to messages and picked us up and returned us to AirPort for a very good price. The rooms were all clean and the view from
“Ms” 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 find - book up and see for yourself.
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
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 mode. Jeri… More
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 mea… More
“Everything is perfect !”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We have stayed in the apartment for a week, we did not expect it to be as good as that !
Fantastic location, beautiful view, well-equiped studio, spacious, cozy and clean.
We loved it and certai… More
“Great place to stay in London.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
Great location!!! Only 5-10 minutes walk to a tube station (Bermondsey). 5 minutes walk to Shad Thames, which has a great selection of nice restaurants and great view of London Bridge. The flat has ve… More
“Why stay anywhere else in York” We started using this apartment a couple of years ago. Our requirements were a short walk to York with decent car parking and a good apartment.
We have just returned from our 6th stay, why would we consider anywhere el
“Fantastic, modern apartment in terrific location”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
Had a fabulous long week-end. Apartment is lovely, clean and modern, everything we needed and in a superb location.
Really glad we took the bikes, didn't realise York and the surrounding area was so … More
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cycling and the apartment - look forward to seeing you again!
“Brilliant apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
Apartment was very well equipped and very secure. Centrally located for all city centre amenities. Free parking and only 2 minutes from restaurants and shops. We were greeted on arrival by Rachel who … More
Thanks for your review - glad you had a good time in York and you enjoyed staying in our apartment.
“Excellent for short break”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The apartment is of a really high standard as specified in the website information. The location is fantastic and only a few minutes from the city centre. A great base to combine Christmas shopping wi… More
Hi - Thanks for your review and also for your repeat booking! Regards Carol
“Christmas 2016” We arrived on a cold, dark winters night to find the house already warm and cosy. Everything for a comfortable stay was there, and the owner only a phone call away if any problems arose.
Close to Altrincham, Hale, shops and the train
“Cute little 2 bedroom house in nice location with all the comforts of home.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
We are a family of 4 (2 teenage children) and were visiting family in Manchester and this house was very close to them, and suited us perfectly for a short stay. The house is cosy and well furnished w… More
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
A very practical well equipped house with easy access to shops,cafes and excellent restaurants in Hale. Easy access to Altrincham with traditional market, ice rink and leisure centre. Used tram syste… More
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
Had the pleasure of finding this little gem as a last minute crisis. We were let down by our booked accomodation and the owner was really obliging and helpfull in assisting us and getting us settled i… More
“Great Weekend in Bath” We had a great time at 3 Powlett Road. The house is ideally situated and an easy walk to the city centre. The parking is easy and the house is lovely and had everything we needed. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and even asked
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
“Great apartment in wonderful location” We recently stayed in this apartment for 10 days and had the most fabulous time exploring and enjoying London from this excellent base.
The apartment is clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a se
Great place to stay with handy location and easy access to the sights of London. Property in a quiet neighbourhood with cafes, pubs and convenience store close by. Apartment was clean and tidy and as … More
“a very nice apartment, a few blocks away from the Tate Modern”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
The apartment is well refurbished and clean. Nice furniture and a great view of the Shard and the Gherkin from the living room. The owner was very nice and cooperative.… More
“Amazing flat, amazing view !!!”
Reviewed 22 Dec 2015
This flat is located in one of the best zone of London, at just 3 mins walk to Borough, 10 to London Bridge and 5 to Southwark station! It's ideal for family, Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, Tower of Londo… More
Thank you Francesco..... It's always a pleasure having you stay....,see you soon... Janet
“Very private chalet with incredible views” Chalet Bergheim is a wonderful cosy chalet with all the amenities you could think of. Using the hot tub after a day on the slopes was one of the highlights of our day. Having the champagne bar next door was a
“Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2016
Historically tales of our holiday dramas and the chaos created have made for good drink party entertainment, and this one was no exception. Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured… More
Thanks Chrissy for your hilarious review! Unfortunately the canton of Wallis won't let us have a snowmobile otherwise we would get one. It only happens about once per season that the helicopters can't fly due to bad weather, sorry that you were the unlucky one. Good job you had plenty of champagne and gin for afterwards! Glad you had a fun time and come back soon. Will
“This was the perfect place for us.” We had a great weeks stay at Archer House. Instructions to reach the apartment were easy to follow.
After being on the move, staying in hotels for a number of weeks it was terrific to have our own little pad. The
“Love this appartment, perfect for a couple, close to the river and central London.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
What impressed us about Archer on Thames was the reality far exceeded our expectations. The owner's description and photographs given on the Trip Advisor site were very accurate but the reality was ex… More
“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
Just returned home after spending 5 nights in Annabel’s lovely apartment.
Having read the other reviews we had high expectations... and we have to say it didn't disappoint.
We travelled by ca… More
“Brilliant start to our UK holiday.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Archer on Thames was the first holiday rental on our first UK holiday. Soon after booking Annabel had contacted us to provide all the information we nervous newbies would need to comfortably travel f… More
“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
“First class access to everywhere” Cottage was spotless and fully equiped and I was provided on arrival with milk,coffee, bread, biscuits, eggs and a bottle of wine ! The public transport links are amazing,two railway stations,trams and buses all withi
“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
“Everything we need” We are so thrilled with this rental, all we need was there and much comfort. We hope to come again as we have friends in Lower Shockerwick who have a small house and this location is excellent for us in Batheaston.
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.
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2014
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 ki… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, liked the view and found everything you needed. Your positive comments mean a great deal to us and we would love to see you again. Best regards, John and Jane
“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
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
“Location location location!” As soon as we arrived outside the building we could tell we'd picked a great place here, overlooking the quayside and extremely central. The flat was modern, spacious, bright and had everything we were looking for. Jacquel
Our annual get together with friends was arranged for Manchester and I booked this apartment. Jacqueline is excellent and the apartment really lovely and clean with everything you need for a short br… More
“Great apartment, local to town centre”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
Really enjoyed our stay. Apartment was clean and had everything you would need for a weekend away. Its within walking distance of shops and bars. Owners very helpful on arrival offering directions to … More
“Don't think about it, book it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2015
This apartment is excellent in every way, from the location to the host to the apartment itself.
It is right in the centre of town and yet very quiet at night (and both City and Utd were playing at h… More
“What a fantastic apartment - evertything you would want from an apartment” Great location, for various reasons but mainly being next to the ski bus stop just 30/40 meters from the back door was a great help also you could and we sometimes did walk bac
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 responde… More