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.
“Excellent place to stay near central London” Me and my family stayed for a couple of weeks in this flat and it is in great conditions, also centrally located and with friendly landlord. It has all the comforts of home and it is well looked after. Gre
“Perfect stay for a London trip, very central and easy to reach.”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2014
Shared this apartment with two business colleagues. We were looking for something not too expensive but still central and close to our office. We really got a great value for our money! The apartment … More
“Home Away from Home!”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2013
It was as pleasant as it could get from the start , very supportive in the payment process. Kind enough to wait late in the evening on the check in day as we were carrying a lot of luggage.
“Nice & Accessible Accomodation”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
I had booked the apartment for colleagues hoping it will fit us five women but 4 were comfortable so I made other arrangements. But since they were going for regular academic sessions in Russell Squar… More
Thank you for your review, I am glad your colleagues enjoyed their stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future
“An excellent rural location close to Bath” A very comfortable cottage in a quiet rural location with superb views over the surrounding countryside. We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful time visiting nearby Bath.
“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
“Wonderful holiday home” From the moment we made contact with the owner, he was extremely helpful and friendly, this certainly gave us confidence that the trip would go smoothly. Lake View is a stunning, fully equipped, very spacious and comfortable. T
“Everything you could need in a cosy cottage.” This was a well appointed cottage that we booked to use as a base for a family celebration. It had everything and more that we could have wanted for our stay. The owners were friendly and accommodating wit
Was lovely stay my husband and I stayed with our 2 very young boys and it was a lovely stay. We were free to please ourselves however they were also there for any assistance in directions, places to v… More
Thank you very much for this review. Glad you had a good stay. We Hope we see you again sometime, we enjoyed meeting you.
“Lovely little cottage” Lovely location ... Cottage was lovely and clean well maintained.. Very comfortable everything we needed for a weekend stay . Bath was easy to get to by Bus . The pub/restaurant by the mill was really good . We enjoyed the walk
Lovely cottage that suited our needs very well for a week (2 adults and a toddler). We thought it was a pretty cottage, decorated in a lovely style and had all the amenities we needed, for our first w… More
Thanks Lynley. Pleased you enjoyed the Saltings and made the most of the area, including Badminton! Regards, John and Jane
“Excellent cottage - a real home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2015
The cottage was excellent, everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable & relaxing. The welcome pack was a very nice touch & the comprehensive "making the most of your stay" information… More
Thanks for the review Duncan. We are pleased you found our guide useful. We have stayed in many other properties where they are out of date, so we make sure ours is updated regularly so it is useful. It's also a good excuse for us to try out many of the delights of Bath to make sure they come up to our standards :-) Hope you are able to visit us again sometime. Regards
John and Jane
“Beautiful cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2015
The Saltings cottage is a wonderful place to stay! The decor & feel is great, so peaceful. You are welcomed with fresh bread and stocked up with eggs, butter, drinks & milk too. Just down the road is … More
Thank you very much for the review - we really appreciate it! Glad you like the location - we are lucky to have the Bathampton Mill so close - it's even better in summer, so come and see us again :-)
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
“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
“Birthday Weekend” What a wonderful house, bright and spacious, we loved our stay there... just right for our family weekend. Stylish decor with a lovely outside area looking onto the river. All the extra touches from the owner (wine, bread, milk and
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
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
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 River Foss and from t… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. We've now had riversmead for just over a year and are guest have already stared to revisit us , With help off all our guests kind comments .
“Viceroy Lodge Apartment Surbiton - well worth a return visit!” We have just returned home having stayed in Vicerour Lodge Apartment for three nights, visiting family and celebrating a special birthday.
From first entering the flat we knew that we ha
“Amazing Views - when can we come again?!” Stayed here in May for a late spring long weekend and had a fantastic time. The chalet is open plan and beautifully modern with some lovely alpine touches to the decor. As a party of 4 with 2 year old there w
A fabulous chalet with the most amazing views. We went as part of a group of ten and the accommodation was perfect with a fantastic open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. The slopes in this area… More
I spent a long weekend at this chalet with a group of friends. While we were there, we could ski back to the property and access to the mountain was a short walk, an even shorter bus ride and a quick… More
“Excellent apartment in a very nice resort” Our extended family of 8 adults spent the New Year's week in Zinal. The apartment was perfect for our group - enough space and well designed. It is also very well situated, close to the town centre, but off a
“Nice place to stay near Bath” My husband and I had a lovely time staying at the Cider Press Cottage. We were greeted with a warm welcome and a lemon drizzle cake baked for us by the owners.
The cottage was exactly as shown on the photographs and m
“A real York experience” After travelling though Europe we felt a strange feeling of homeliness as we arrived at the York Train Station to a coat of arms and the words 'Welcome to York'. This feeling was only strengthened when we arrived at our beauti
Very nice house, well equipped with comfortable beds
If the bathroom was upstairs it would be perfect, but otherwise can't fault it . Handy location for the city centre, easy parking outside, with pe… More
“Fabulous location with wow factor private beach!” Villa Petrosa is the perfect location if you value a truly relaxing and authentic Croatian' experience. The village of Gruda is exceptionally beautiful and the villa is an ideal base with its pool and
“A totally wonderful experience!” There are not enough words to adequately describe our stay at Rathmines Apt 1. We arrived tired and weary from a long flight, and were cheerfully greeted by Elaine and her colleagues. Even though guests had checked o
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
“Lovely apartment” We have visited Bath several times and tend to book apartments now our children are teenagers. Number3 certainly met our needs. It was beautifully decorated and had all mod cons including the teenagers number 1 requirement (WiFi!). I
I stayed here with 3 other friends on a girls weekend in Bath. We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay and felt very much at home. We were greeted by Alison who handed over the keys and explained where … More
Thank you for your lovely review! We do try to provide a few extra touches to make guests feel at home and it is good to hear you liked them (I am particularly pleased you liked my bread!). I hope to see you in Bath again.
Reviewed 22 Aug 2014
Spacious, comfortable and well appointed. A great location for exploring Bath. We loved the complimentary breakfast too.… More
Glad you liked it - thank you! You can't beat fresh bread for breakfast with some good jam! Do come again!
“Delightful and convenient flat.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
Exceeded all expectations. Extremely well appointed. Helpful and friendly owner. Easy walk to center. Highly recommend.… More
It is a pleasure to hear that we not only met your expectations but exceeded them - thank you!