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

Christmas markets (3536)

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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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

(46) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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 (  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £150 / 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

(51) Excellent 

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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

(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

(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

(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

(20) Excellent 

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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

(28) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday townhouse rental

York / York Riverside

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £125 / night

£630 - £660 / week

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from £125 / night

(42) Excellent 

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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

(28) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Limehouse

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £100 / night

£665 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

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London holiday apartment rental

England / London

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Location in London!” My family of five, (two adults, three children aged 15, 13, & 7), stayed at 140 O'Donnell Court for five nights in July 2013. Have been in more luxurious surroundings, (quirky decorations, low beds), but this flat has it  …see more

from £180 / night

£1200 / week

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from £180 / 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

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £136 / night

£950 - £1000 / week

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from £136 / night

(31) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £121 / night

£755 - £990 / week

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from £121 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Central Oxford holiday apartment rental

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxury Self-Catering Apartment in Central Oxford.Two bedrooms, of which the second can be super king or twin.  …see more

from £275 / night

£950 / week

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from £275 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £165 / night

£950 / week

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from £165 / 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

(8) Very Good 

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St. Helier holiday apartment rental

Jersey / St Helier

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This high end, south facing, beautiful apartment with private garden and large decked area, is decorated to a very high standard with your comfort in mind.Not just a holiday home, a real home from home, with everything from the shops, restaurants and bars, to the sandy  …see more

from £99 / night

£695 - £1095 / week

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from £99 / night

(20) Excellent 

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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

(138) Excellent 

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Central York self catering apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great Apartment in York City Centre” Right in the middle of York City Centre, this apartment is ideal for getting out and about without using your car. The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need including a patio area and secure par  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Queen's Park

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Very nice place” We stayed here with ten people and had such a nice time. Very nice place and area. Close to an underground station. Three bedrooms all in all. A nice kitchen with all you need and a big table, where everyone can sit at. I really recom  …see more

from £210 / night

£1400 - £1840 / week

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from £210 / 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

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Northern England

York / Central York

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Set within York's city walls, the Townhouse is a stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday home set over 4 floors, footsteps from the historic Treasurer's House and York Minster. The white arrow in the photo shows its peaceful yet central location. For guests with restrict  …see more

from £167 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £167 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely Wonderful” 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 - right down to bath robes and l  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £150 / 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

(1) Excellent 

10

Apartment rental in Northern England

Newcastle upon Tyne / Quayside

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
City centre executive apartment prestigious building near main stationVery high ceiling (20 feet) and spacious  …see more

from £98 / night

£565 - £680 / week

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from £98 / night

(72) Excellent 

62

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Canary Wharf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our third stay at this fantastic apartment” The owner, Nicholas, always goes out of his way to make our 10 day stay extremely comfortable, and this was no exception. As we exhibit at the London Boat Show at ExCel it is such a wonderful place to retur  …see more

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2000 / week

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from £275 / 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

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment and great location.” My girfriend I stayed here during the first week of September. We travelled from the UK across the plains of France from Calais. It took us about 10 hours including stops and so the apartment is easily accessed fr  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £1950 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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 £101 / night

£639 - £1345 / week

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from £101 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(84) Excellent 

28

Home rental in Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1050 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant cottage, great location!” We stayed here for a week. The cottage was exactly what we had hopped for, beautifully presented, fully equipped. The location is perfect, whether to go to Bath or to explore other local tows/country side. A 10 mins  …see more

from £119 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £119 / night

(70) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1350 / week

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from £105 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“The best spring break” We have searched a lot until i we chose the Whitehouse Apartment but thats was probably the best choice we could have made . The accommodation is great and I can say that it looks even better than the pictures. We had a great ti  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £1030 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment in South Denmark

Copenhagen / Vesterbro

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment; great location.” Like the other reviewers mentioned, the owner clearly lives in the apartment when it is not rented so his belongings are there. Assuming that doesn't trouble you, the apartement is fantastic. Copenhagen is a remarka  …see more

from £93 / night

£631 / week

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from £93 / night

(109) Excellent 

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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