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.
The Garden Apartment is a newly renovated, well appointed 1 bedroom apartment, set behind a gated gravel driveway. This charming property is set in the grounds of a Georgian house within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is within easy reach of Bath city centre …see more
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 and qu… More
Enjoy a romantic London getaway in one of the most beautiful London streets - quiet, tree-lined, white terraced Victorian London...all just a stone's throw from the great shopping of High Street Kensington or the more funky fashions and trends of Notting Hill and P …see more
I recently travelled to London with my husband and young children and stayed at this light and spacious.apartment. Its position is fantastic and close to local supermarkets, restaurants, the Notting H… More
“Generous sized flat in the perfect London location.”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
Stayed at Palace Gardens Terrace in late February with my young son. Flat was the perfect size for us as the rooms were generous and comfortable. Lots of supermarkets nearby allowed us to find great… More
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
The apartment was really in great location. It was beautifully decorated and there was so much character and charm. The amenities were excellent, well appointed kitchen, modern bathroom. The communica… More
Blueberry Cottage is a stunning holiday home located on a secluded 450 acre nature reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds Water Park. It offers spectacular views over Clearwater Lake. The house sleeps up to eleven guests plus one baby in five bedrooms.The open plan livin …see more
This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its wel… More
This luxury apartment has everything you need to enjoy your holiday in York. Fine furnishings and contemporary design throughout. Each bedroom has a kingsize bed 150cm wide with a deep pocket sprung mattress and crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen. This apartment offers all …see more
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!
A spacious 3 bedroom city centre riverside house, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The property was refurbished in January 2014.The property is situated in very quiet location on a private development with a secluded riverside garden, just a few minutes …see more
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 .
Located just 5 minutes walk from York Minster and the city's historic core this well equiped and beautifully furnished ground floor 3 bedroomed apartment offers quality accommodation for up to 5 people.A contempary and sleek apartment is complemented by a private …see more
A short 8minute walk to the Verbier and Bruson ski lifts. This luxurious 200sqm chalet, boasts professionally designed kitchen, stunning living room with fireplace, dining room and four warmly decorated bedrooms. One bedroom is a kids play room too with toys. A large …see more
This “Grade 2” listed building was previously part of the SMALL ARMS FACTORY and converted to a residential family homes some 20 years ago. It is situated at the front of the building and enjoys sunlight from all sides. Originally erected as the pattern room for sm …see more
Decorated to a very high standard, this one bedroom, 2nd floor apartment offers the holiday maker a great home from home experience. Open-plan kitchen/lounge area. Fully intergrated washing machine, dish washer and fridge freezer. Beautifully decorated. Fully tiled bat …see more
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
A well maintained delightful one bedroom first floor apartment. This building is well over a hundred years old and is in an imposing converted Victorian building.
The apartment is well appointed, and has a large spacious bedroom, with a cosy living and dining area in t …see more
Enjoy a romantic London getaway in one of the most beautiful London streets - quiet, tree-lined, white terraced Victorian London...all just a stone's throw from the great shopping of High Street Kensington or the more funky fashions and trends of Notting Hill and P …see more
The flat is located on a lovely and quiet street and has everything you need,it's centrally located with access to everywhere.
Internet access and kitchen utensils were great.
Gen the owner was ve… More
“Great place to explore London”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2011
It was a very place with a tastefully decorated living room, very useful kitchen and another small bedroom which has a double bed in it. The flat was very clean and there were enough space for three… More
“Very nice flat, convenient location”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
This is a really nice flat. The kitchen is well-equipped, the wifi is good, we were met by a very nice man who gave us all the information we needed. Great shower, plenty of hot water. Everything is v… More
Thanks for your feedback on the beds. Hadn't realised the mattresses were showing their age quite so much. I will take steps to replace them.
All the best, Gen
We have a lovely two bedroom house with garden and summer house in East Barnet, North London. There is a sofa bed in the living room that can be used to accommodate two further guests. The house is cosy and situated in a quiet residential street with friendly neighbours …see more
The property is well appointed and the owners were very nice and helpful. Very conveniently located with easy access to shops and restaurants as well as the train station. Was very Comfortable for our… More
No 15 will help you achieve your perfect stay in Bath in complete luxury.
Our Georgian townhouse is spacious, stylish and all brand new. We have just undertaken a complete refurbishment with top quality fittings and workmanship in conjunction with an interior designer …see more
Quiet side street in Clerkenwell in Central London, 5 minutes walk from Farringdon station and also Chancery Lane tube station. Recently converted from a printer's workshop, all fittings and furnishings in the house are brand new in March 2016.
The house is set out ove …see more
This 2 bedroom flat is located on the third floor. It consists of 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite), 1 reception room with kitchen and 1 bathroom
Bedroom 1: With king size bed or two single beds + en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet
Bedroom 2: With king size bed or two singl …see more
Mulsanne House is a large, four star gold rated, four double bedroomed property, built in 2000 in traditional Georgian style. Everything about this property is to a very high standard as evidenced by its Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence' award. It can be used for …see more
“A beautiful house with amazing decor and facilities”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
The house was a lovely old farmhouse renovated in a modern way but keeping its original features. It had plenty of room and the bedrooms were fantastic. There were 16 girls staying here and in the two… More
Glad you thought Mulsanne House was an old property that has been renovated, because that's how I wanted it to look when I had it built in 2000! Really pleased you enjoyed it and hope to see you again. Regards
“well appointed and ideal for a stay in Bath”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2015
Mulsanne House was very clean, comfortable and perfect for a family get together, providing a quiet location and secluded sunny garden with plenty of seating areas. The bus stop was a stones throw awa… More
Thanks for the review and very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry the BBQ wasn't clean for you - not sure what happened there, it should have been. A shame you didn't go for food to the Bathampton Mill where you got the river bus from, which we strongly recommend in our guide. As you know it's easy walking distance and is a lovely setting. You can have reasonably priced bar food or more choice in the restaurant. Also in our guide is the George and Dragon in Batheaston, just 3 or 4 minutes walk. Quite simple, but good food. Plus there are two other foody pubs we mention within walking distance. And of course, a choice of over 400 restaurants in Bath. But perhaps another time :-) Best regards, John and Jane
“Excellent spacious property with good all round facilities”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2015
On arrival the property exceeded our expectations. Deborah was there to greet us and showed us around. The rooms were spacious, clean and plenty of bathrooms, which was helpful as my son and his sma… More
Thank you so much for the review. It sounds like you had a great time, which is exactly what we aim for. Glad you enjoyed all the facilities of the house and found our new cafe in Batheaston. We hope you will be able to come back and stay in one of our other properties soon. John and Jane
Recently renovated (2013) four-room attic apartment on the first floor of a chalet; independent entrance.
The AIDA chalet is situated in quiet neighborhood only 200m away from the Place Centrale (a central point with shops, restaurants, bars, etc.). It is conveniently …see more
Located within a few minutes walk of York's riverside attractions and the city centre, with its own secure allocated parking space, the apartment is the perfect location for your visit to the many and varied attractions of York. Set in a quiet development ideal for rel …see more
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 pe… More
This riverside apartment is located in a quiet modern development in the Heart of the City, just a stonesthrow from the Castle Museum and Cliffords Tower. Furnished and equipped to a high standard this is a perfect location to enjoy this magnificently historic city on …see more
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
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 hel… More
“Fantastic place to stay in central York”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
We had a lovely week in this apartment in York. It's a great location, just a short walk from everything in the city centre, the city walls. Extremely easy to find, with good directions provided by th… More
Set in this magical winter wonderland Lappish village. Our log cabin comes complete with all mod-cons, including private sauna and log fire. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the National Park, but near enough for you to walk to all the attr …see more
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
A classic Victorian ‘2 up, 2 down’ terrace it has recently been renovated to a high and exacting standard echoing that of a boutique hotel.The ground floor space has been reconfigured to a modern day open plan layout where the kitchen melds seamlessly into the livin …see more
“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
Welcome to 59 St Denys Road in the very heart of the beautiful city of York. This lovely refurbished Victorian house has a stylish interior and provides both great comfort and convenience. The house is available for short breaks (2+ nights), weekly or monthly (arrival f …see more
First floor (aprox. 35sqm) front aspect, walking dictance to Marble Arch/Oxford Street Central line tube stations and the open spaces of Hyde Park. This studio flat benefits from free large floor to ceiling windows, has a front balcony, free WiFi, washer-dryer, dishwash …see more
A large, light, newly renovated 5 bedroom house in a wonderfully convenient location in central Bristol.Flexible accommodation: 'ziplock' beds mean the main bedrooms can be set up as either 3 single beds or a king size bed with a single bed so you can have 14 …see more
This place was brilliant! It had all the little extras that makes it feel like a home away from home - tea, sugar, olive oil, iron, washing machine, toiletries!!! The house is beautiful and spacious … More
We're really pleased you enjoyed the house. Rest assured we'll increase the stocks of consumables in the future - thanks for letting us know!
No.9 Blissful Belsize Park 1 bed flatModern & brand newly converted one bedroom flat, in a amazingly quiet street, 2 mins from Belsize park tube station.This 1st floor brand new modern conversion, backs on to an incredibly quiet & peaceful back garden.It's …see more
John St is in the historic area of Bloomsbury, a quiet corner of Central London. You're in the heart of London but away from the crowds. Nearest tube stations are Russell Square (6 min walk) and Chancery Lane (7 mins), but you'll often find it as quick to walk to many o …see more
“Beautiful, clean, light, warm apartment in excellent location with great host.”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2013
We had a wonderful stay in Melissa's apartment. She is a fantastic hostess. Melissa provides a comprehensive folder about the apartment, local area, pubs... which was invaluable. The apartment itself… More
“Good Location, Comfortable, Warm and Clean!”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2012
Stayed at the 22 John Street apartment with wife and 3 kids (ages 11, 8 and 2) from 11th to 19th November. Happy with the location (Central and Picaddily line tube stations within acceptable walking d… More
“A perfect place for family holiday makers to London”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
This flat is a perfect place for family. It’s is located in a quiet area, but very convenient for sightseeing and shopping. Rooms are clean and two bed rooms are spacious enough for five of us. K… More
Characterful accommodation in a listed Georgian townhouse within level walking distance of all of Bath's many attractions. There's a spacious living room with sofa, sofa bed, dining area and door leading to the garden. Well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, mic …see more
The owner was kindly there to meet us on arrival and show us around. There was complimentary tea, coffee, juice and milk which was welcome since we'd had a long journey. The apartment was clean, tidy … More
“comfy, clean and welocming apartment just walking distance from bath centre”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
me and a friend stayed at the apartment for two nights over a weekend,
the beds were warm and comfy, and the area that the apartment is situated is very quiet, we wasnt disturbed once
no hassle, and… More
“A lovely Garden Apartment”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2012
A very impressive location, this garden apartment was lovely and had everything needed for our 4 night stay. The owners gave great advice on all the amenities and where to shop locally. The parking wa… More
A very warm welcome to Pear Tree Cottage, a quiet farm cottage 5 miles from the centre of York with easy access to the Yorkshire Moors.
The cottage is a comfortable, stylish three bedroom detached barn conversion with it's own garden and fruit trees. Situated a short dr …see more
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
The apartment is situated in the prestigious Bishops Wharf development on the banks of the Ouse with views over the river and city walls.The apartment is tastefully decorated with the emphasis on comfort, cleanliness and quality furnishings, linens, towels and robes. It …see more
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
A newly constructed penthouse feature living area with its high vaulted ceiling is perfect for entertaining and gives spectacular views of the Val de Bagnes. A separate wing of the Penthouse provides three en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 9 people. There is an option to …see more
Having stayed in full catering luxurious very expensive chalets in Verbier, this location was much better, 5 mins to bars, restaurants and supermarkets, ski shops and really what ever you needed it wa… More
“Wonderful, quiet, well-equipped, perfect spot for large family”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
Enjoyed a long weekend with 3 boys and 4 grand-parents - everyone loved the place and its surroundings. Highly recommended.… More
“Absolutely beautiful chalet”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2016
This chalet was very well appointed. Excellent appliances in kitchen . Beautiful bathrooms and lots of them . Very warm and comfortable .Excellent view of surrounding mountains and the valley. Close … More
2 Talbot Court is a spacious and luxurious ground floor apartment
overlooking York Minster with lounge, kitchen, king-sized bedroom and
The apartment is appointed to an exceptionally high standard with
quality and stylish modern furnishings. The kitchen has …see more
We spent 4 nights in 2 Talbot Court which is located in a quiet and secure gated courtyard next to the Minster. The apartment is modern and clean and contains everything you need for a very comfortabl… More
Many thanks for your kind review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in York & appreciated the personal touch on arrival.We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
“Perfect apartment in the heart of the city”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
Stayed here for 5 days in July with my husband and daughter. The apartment was lovely, well equipped and in a beautiful little courtyard a stones throw from the Minster, which you could see from the n… More
Many thanks for your kind review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay & appreciated the little personal touches.We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
“A wee hidden gem in the centre of York.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
This apartment is a wee hidden gem in the centre of York. We particularly loved the location. It is tucked away in a quiet courtyard surrounded by history and once you walk through the gates you're in… More
We are delighted that you liked the apartment & had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your generous comments and for the 'thankyou' bottle & chocs.Such a kind gesture ! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best wishes from Stephen & Christine.
In the Heart of Manchester City Centre with Private Parking included. The apartment is situated in a quieter location next to the 5* Lowry Hotel. The apartment is well placed to walk to the bars and restaurants of Deansgate and Spinningfields and it will take you less t …see more
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
Unique Attic Penthouse Loft in a 100 year old, renovated villa in Zurich Seefeld. Cross the street and you are in the park at the lake, minutes away from Bellevue, "Niederdorf" (old town) and Bahnhofstrasse. A tram stop is just 200m away and to the train stati …see more
This fantastic five bedroom former public house has been sympathetically restored to a high standard. keeping many period features with ample history with it being over 300 years old, quite unique.
Situated in the pretty village of Northend just 3 miles from the Histori …see more
Tranquil setting at the heart of award-winning Lower Mill Estate (private residential nature reserve) in the Cotswold Water Park. Short walk to charming village pub (Baker's Arms) in Somerford Keynes. Even shorter walk to onsite SPA (included in rental cost). Cornerston …see more
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly comfy wit… More
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
This luxury city centre apartment boasts secure CCTV monitored car parking with a dedicated under cover space, gorgeous enclosed communal gardens, intercom entry, luxury appointment though-out, Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens, top notch furnishing and fixtures a …see more
“Great location, quiet, safe area - Will definitely return!”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
The flat is very well-equipped, with wi-fi, travel cot, kitchen utensils. The proximity to the town centre is a massive bonus, and it's easy to nip out in the car if you need to. The gardens are lov… More
“Excellent location, central but very quiet, surroundings, access, comfort and service”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2013
Central location in a quiet modern block. Well kept and presented apartment with all facilities and equipment. Good sized sitting room and bedroom. Contemporary in style. Good service and very easy ac… More
Reviewed 7 Dec 2012
Having stayed in York on a few occasions, I have always stayed in hotels and not really found one that was really good or met all my expectations (which are not unrealistic). For our latest trip, I d… More
Stunning views and dramatic sunsets across the wide sweep of St Ouen's Bay can be enjoyed from this delightful property. This one bedroom apartment is attached to the owner's house and has a sheltered south and west facing patio and its own entrance. The sandy …see more
I have been using Freedom Holidays for over 20 years staying at a different location every time and this has been the best so far!
The property is in a quiet location which is a bonus and the views f… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday - we look forward to you welcoming you back to the island soon.