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.
“A weekend with frieds outside the home” It was a perfect relaxing weekend outside home! The chalet is perfectly organized for the big group of people and very friendly for children (we were very much positively surprised about children chairs). We had
We were 3 couples with small kids. The chalet was great and very well equiped. It is really great for kids too. The large living room is perfect to enjoy time inside if the weather is bad.
We also… More
“Chalet Chambord is een compleet ingericht huis, van alle gemakken voorzien met een schitterend uitzicht”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Chalet Chambord is een prachtig gelegen, modern chalet voorzien van alle benodigdheden en gemakken.
Het ligt een paar kilometer buiten Nendaz maar is goed bereikbaar met de auto.
De jacuzzi is een … More
Reviewed 12 Jan 2012
a very nice refugium to spend a relaxing time with friends, beautiful place inside and outside, very nicely furnitured and comfortable!
:-( some beds on wheels, which can be a little bit anoyi… More
“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
Service - 10/10
We stayed here with our four teenage/young adult children (6 people total) for the first 4 days and then just my spouse and I for a week. The service from Nicholas & Yvonne made us f… More
“fantastic spacious apartment,wonderful views,very nice and helpful owners”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
this is a beautiful spacious apartment in a great location,the apartment contains everything you could wish for including stunning views stretching across london.bus tube dlr river taxi all a short di… More
“Extraordinarily relaxing: Sitting watching the boats go by”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
I found this flat wonderfully relaxing. It's very spacious (we had a another family who came to stay for part of the week we were there, and there was lots of room for all of us). Sitting on the bal… More
“Great place; impeccable service.” An all-round convincing experience. Very efficient booking service, reliable pick-up, welcome, and handover of keys and guidance. Photos match the place, which is lovely: right in the center of Prague, but incredibly
“Gorgeous, great value, well-equipped, huge apartment in great location”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
Everything we could ask for. There were only 6 of us but 12 would fit easily; in fact we are surprised they don't squeeze more beds in as there's room, although dining area would limit. The pictures o… More
Reviewed 27 May 2013
12 of us stayed in this apartment in mid-May 2013 and it was fantastic. We received taxi service for free from the airport directly to the apartment - despite the fact we actually arrived in 2 groups … More
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about King Wenceslas 4, and we are glad you and your friends had a good time in Prague. We hope you can return soon, and stay again in one of our apartments
“We love this place!” We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and really well equipped. It was a great location for visiting our friends in south manchester. The owners are friendly and even helped me
Being a family with young children, we had a few requirements we could not compromise on in planning our daring trip to the North West England in the middle of winter. We wanted a place to stay for tw… More
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park… More
Many thanks for your review- we hope to see you again.
Stewart & Jo
“Really great apartment, perfect for family city break.” We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights and it was ideal for us. Great location, within walking distance/30 mins from natural history museum, v&a etc. Very close to public transport links. Nice
“Fantastic Stay in Kenilworth House Newcastle” Just arrived back from a fantastic stay at Kenilworth Road Newcastle. The apartment is out of this world,its so spotless, modern and spacious. There is also a allocated parking spot which is good. It had
We loved this place. It was more like a house than an apartment and beautifully renovated to a very high standard. The owners were extremely helpful from the initial booking and we met Michelle in per… More
Many thanks for your very kind words and comments delighted you and the family loved your stay in Kenilworth and the North East. Glad we were able to help in some small way to make your sons graduation special. We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in the UK and England.
Nige & Michelle
“Couldn't have been better.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
Kenilworth House must be one of, if not, the very best place place to stay in Newcastle.
I am from the area and stayed here with my Canadian Husband and his 2 children. Every person was very impre… More
Thank you so much for the lovely words and fab comments we were delighted you loved Kenilworth and so pleased you thought it was the perfect start to your married life. Enjoy your new life in Canada and hope you can stay with us again when you return back to the UK.
Nige & Michelle
“Fantastic base, stunning house and lovely owners”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
I booked Kenilworth house to stay with my family for the week before my wedding. There was 5 adults and a baby and the house just suited us perfectly. The owner and his family were amazingly friendly … More
Many thanks for your lovely review and your very kind words. Delighted that we were able to help with you and your families stay prior to your big day and your start to married life. Reference the parking the council have just introduced a restriction for some reason from the hours of 9-11am Monday to Friday sorry for the inconvenience, but as you say there are many parking areas near by.
“Fabulous” Great location, great apartment. has everything you need even doen to shoe polish!!!
Douggie the concierge was most helpful.
Very central, in a nice leafy suburb.
Would not hesitate to book these apartments again.
“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
This is great apartment with everything you need.
I feel a car is needed to visit various places but use a bus for Oxford, which the bus stop onle a 10 min walk away. John and Amanda was very frien… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will return in the future.
“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.
“Thank you very much for everything. Great family ski holiday.” We have had a wonderful time here. The apartment is charming, clean and very comfortable. It made us feel at home. There was also plenty of room for our belongings. We were very pleased wi
We found the apartment to be comfortable and convenient for enjoying a lovely region of Switzerland. The apartment is modern and well maintained. The couple who manage the apartment live in the sam… More
“Absolutely beautiful, clean, spacious! Private! Relaxing” We stayed for our wedding anniversary weekend in July and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charlotte gave us a warm welcome, left some goodies. The apartment is so pretty, spacious, very clean
“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
“Comfortable Living in London” Our apartment was clean and strategically placed near several great pockets of culture, as well as central London itself. The coffee shop/breakfast place downstairs has a great atmosphere, partially thanks to the tall hai
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
At our places are a minimum age of 25 years necessary (except children with their parents).
- 70m2, 3 rooms, space for up to 6 people
- 1st floor in quiet rear house, staircase
Sofabed (160 x 200) for up to 2 people
Flatscreen TV, whic …see more
“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
Lovely apartment perfectly located for shopping, eating and sight seeing. Stayed here for three nights with two teenagers and we had plenty of space. The owner was in contact during our visit to ensur… More
Thank you so much for an amazing review!!! Oh please come back soon. You were amazing guests. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I very much look forward to hearing from you again soon. My best wishes Louise xxx
“Perfectly positioned appartment for sight seeing ,shopping and Theatre”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The appartment is beautifully furnished and well equipped( apart from an iron). We really enjoyed our stay, able to cater for ourselves as well as visit superb resturants nearby. Saturday night was a … More
Thank you very much, the new iron arrived today, thank you very much for booking with me and for letting me know the iron was missing. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you returned home safely and I look forward to having you back again one day soon. Best wishes Louise
“a home from home” The whitehouse was ideal for a great holiday with my 5 friends. We were very comfortable and had a great time exploring oxford. Great house for a big family get together or for enjoying time with friends. It was very well equipped
The White House proved to be a brilliant location for a family gathering. The house is so spacious and has everything one needs. Great for children. A lovely park over the road (slides etc.) for you… More
“Lovely house, great location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
We really enjoyed our second stay at The White House. As a family with young children and visiting grandparents the layout is perfect. The owner is very helpful and happy to respond to requests. Th… More
An individual, comfortable and well equipped 3 bedroom chalet situated off the beaten track in a beautiful and tranquil region of the Swiss alps, 22Km south of Martigny in the Val Ferret near Orsières. View onto Glacier of Saleinaz and surrounding mountains, fi …see more
2* - 1-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people located below the swimming pool, at 400m from the lift. Bright living room with a sofa bed, fireplace and television. Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, coffee machine, dishwasher, microwavw. One bedroom with two single b …see more
“Amazing!! Couldn't ask for better!” 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 supermarket has everyt
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
“Excellent from start to finish”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2014
This was the best Christmas by far, Jane Warner was excellent in arranging and advising from start to finish, all the trips booked were more than we expected. The cabin was far better than we anticipa… More
“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 !!
“This is the perfect place for a city break in York.”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2017
Gillygate was perfect because it was within walking distance to York Minister, Clifford Tower and all the other attractions in York City centre. We took the train from Cambridge and walked here from t… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Our location is terrific and I am so pleased you liked the decor. We'd love to see you again!
“christmas at gilligate”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
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.
“absolutely superb property in a beautifuly peaceful and picturesque location” the property is superb, equipped with an array of high end appliances, a fantastic hot tub on the patio, the whole property is equipped with everything you could possibly ne
2* - 2-bedroom-apartment for 6 people closed to the departure of the lift of l'Ours. Bright living room with fireplace and satellite television. Open-plan kitchen equipped with refrigerator and freezer compartment, oven, filter coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher. T …see more
“Excellent anniversary weekend.” We stayed here for two nights for our 3rd wedding anniversary as we also visited to watch a performance at the York Opera House. Beautiful apartment with quality fittings. Ideal location and everything there you would n
We visit York a lot but this is the first time we have stayed in Sue and John's flat. A lovely comfortable spotless well maintained flat with a great shower great wifi and parking in a central yet qui… More
Thank you Avril & Don for taking the time to post this lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to start off your holiday at a leisurely pace, which is our aim. We look forward to welcoming you again.
With warm wishes
Sue & John
“Excellent apartment in the city center overlooking the river.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
This is a first class apartment in the center of York. Everything needed was supplied and the owners kindly provided a starter pack of essentials and some nice extras which were greatly appreciated. … More
Thank you Carol & Robert for your taking time to give this review. We are delighted you were happy with the accommodation and that you enjoyed your stay in York. Kind Regards John & Sue
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2015
Close to the river, theatre and shops. Excellent places to eat. Property very welcoming, clean, bright and very well equipped.… More
Thank you Lesley and Kevin for taking time to review your stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment convenient for York's great attractions.
John & Sue
“Excellent accommodation and location...” Standedge Foot Cottage provided warm, very comfortable, and convenient accommodation. Our hosts, Les and Karen were welcoming and hospitable. We spent eleven nights at the cottage. In the mornings we enjoyed
“Cozy, well equiped, perfect location and very comfortable”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2013
We (myself, husband and 2 kids) stayed for a week in the cottage. The location was perfect to travel to Manchester, Stockport, Conwy, Castleton etc. The beds are comfy, the heating works brilliantly… More
“Delightful, comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
A great place to stay - incredible views over the hills and a lovely rural location but close to amenities and only 10 minutes drive to Uppermill which is a great centre for pubs and cafe's. Easy link… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
My partner and I recently stayed in the cottage and we had such a lovely, relaxing time.
The area is great for walks and enjoying the countryside.
The cottage itself is like a home from home. … More
Jacuzzi bath, memory foam mattresses, all brand new utensils and appliances to make your stay relaxed and totally enjoyable, leaving you in the mood to party!<br />A base for your birthday celebration, hens and stags welcome, the place where you can really enjoy t …see more
“Excellent in all ways” Apartment 1A King Street Covent Garden was just fabulous. The apartment had everything, was spotless and so conveniently located for sighting seeing, shopping and travel on the tube. My daughters, aged 17 and 15 loved being in
A stay of three days in London where we spent 2 nights in this apartment . Simply decorated but well decorated , very clean and well equipped kitchen . Nice and right in the heart of London , just min… More
“A fantastic apartment”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
An amazing apartment in an excellent location. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in London after having a wonderful stay here. Maid service is efficient with plenty of clean white towels and it is always … More
“Perfect location. Everything you need.”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2015
With Covent Garden subway stop literally right around the corner and Covent Garden Market mere steps away, this is an ideally located vacation rental property that has everything you should need (almo… More
“Will stay here again!” This loft had it all, space, location, amenities. The only down side I can see being an issue for someone would be the 3 flights of stairs, but we loved it and it wasn't an issue of us or our family. We had 6 adults and 2 babies
“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
“An amazing view to the mountains on the opposite side of the Rhone Valley” A very comfortable and well equipped apartment, with balconies to the both back and front of the property, from which we sat and admired the view, drinking a glass of wine.at
Easy to book. Owner very kind and helpful. Nice appartment with chimney in Nendaz within less than 10 mn walk to the cabin. Delightful view. Very "cosy" place to stay. We felt at home.
Beds are good.… More
“Wonderful views, well equipped and definately will return..”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We have had a wonderful holiday in this apartment. The weather for the first few days was like being in the mediterranean( yes, we were skiing!) , so the balconies were well used!The view from the rea… More
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
Had a great stay.Really enjoyed the accomodation and the beautiful views that the apartment has.Close to the telecabine .Rent one of the lockers at the telecabine station to leave your ski's and it wi… More
“Great flat. Great location” My wife and I stayed in this lovely flat for 5 nights enjoying a romantic break while the kids stayed with Grandma in Scotland. It was comfortable and well equiped with all the essentials. Being on the top floor it was well
Cannot wait to stay again, just perfect for a stay in London.
Great location to reach all the attractions, we even had our shopping delivered on arrival to ensure a good start to our visit and we co… More
“Perfect space, atmosphere and location to explore the heart of London.”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2013
This rental is the perfect setting for a closer look at London's streets and attractions, with all amenities within easy walking distance, we couldn't have asked for anything more. The accommodation w… More
“A very nice place”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2015
I've stayed with my family (wife and two teens) and everything was OK. The apartment is well located and very functional. A very, very nice staying!!! Thanks Liz.… More
Cuckcoo is a romantic chalet ideal for summer or winter holiday for up to 4 people. In the unspoilt farming village of Ayer within 10 minutes of three ski resorts, walking and many activities in summer. An excellent choice for a small family or romantic couple. …see more
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys. …see 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...
“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
Our family stayed at this apartment for 10 days in Dec 2012 /Jan 2013 for New Year celebration. We are from Armenia, and wanted to find comfortable, clean and secure home. The reality was more than t… More
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
We stayed at this Surbiton apartment for 2 weeks in October / November 2012. We were in UK from Australia, visiting family in the local area and wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we foun… More