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.
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped
Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby
Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room?
I needed accommodation for 3 adults and 4 children aged 2,5,10 and 12, with easy access to the airport and the A4. Wepner house was ideal with all necessary facilities for cooking and 5 mins walk to … More
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th
“great location very clean and suited all our needs”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
we stayed at this apartment for our trip to the olympics we had a fabulous time.we were met by the owners daughter she gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around the apartment.It was very clean … More
“Golden Olympic Experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
The location of this flat was superb! A stone's throw from Covent Garden and theatre land. Very accommodating hosts, met and shown around flat and made themselves available if and when needed. The fla… More
“A Great apartment in a central location”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a great few days in London. This apartment was very well presented. Clean/ comfortable/ with a lovely welcome when we arrived. Its location made visiting the tourist attrac… More
“Great Dublin Rental in convenient location” This beautiful apartment is in a very convenient location for taking public transportation. It is furnished and decorated in a modern and stylish manner that is very comfortable. For anyone with limited mo
“Great city centre break” Miller's Cottage was an enjoyable 2 night stay. Located only a few minutes from the Minster, the location is perfect. It is located in it's own 'cul-de-sac' style yard/parking which gives it a private contained atmosphere - so
Just got home after a weekend stay in Millers Cottage, York. Arrived Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning. There were four of us - My wife & I, our 19 month old daughter and my mother-in-law. We w… More
Lovely to receive your positive feedback, thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you. Pleased everything was to your liking and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best wishes
“Excellent cottage in the heart of York”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The cottage is excellent - fully equipped and right in the centre of York so everything is just a short walk away. The manager, Dylan, was very friendly and helpful and gave us useful advice on places… More
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you with us and glad everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again sometime.
“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
“Lovely apartment” Very nice apartment, everything you would need, don't forget the codes to get back into apartment. Our only problem was with it being New Year a lot of places were closed such as Castle Howard and a couple of restaurants we tried to
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 wal… More
“very clean comfortable apartment”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
booked as a last minute break, was very pleased with booking. we wanted somewhere we could take the children one 4 and one 11 months, it was perfect very clean and comfortable will definetly recommend… 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
“Very well-presented apartment, comfy and convenient in a great central location.” A friendly welcome, complete with welcome gift and time to talk through the amenities and info about the area and its attractions. This is a lovely place to relax and un
Thanks Lindsay & Nikki for letting us stay at your wonderful apartment. Thanks also for your warm welcome and recommendations - the greeting on the board in the kitchen was a lovely touch!. Can't faul… More
“First class apartment and location.”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2016
This is a well equipped apartment, with an excellent location and supplied with lots of information and recommendations from the owers.… More
“Fantastic apartment, great location and freindly welcome from the owners.”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
Modern, well maintained and clean throughout. 1 minute walk to the river and a few minutes walk to the city centre. Off road parking included, which is well lit for peace of mind. The apartment felt l… More
Thanks for those kind words always nice to hear we are doing something right. Come back again soon.
“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
“Excellent property to stay if visiting York” Excellent property to stay if visiting York. Very clean and all you need for a great get away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely go back. So
The apartment was perfect and we could not think of anything that would have made it better apart from maybe a second bottle of prosecco!! The location was so central with everything right on your doo… More
Your review made me laugh out loud! Cheeky! I am so glad you both enjoyed the stay and we'd love to see you again one day.
“Great location and well equipped flat”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
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… More
Thank you for your review. You will be back? Delighted!
“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!
“Fantastic House for girls weekend away!” Just come back from a hen weekend in London. This house was perfect for us! There were 10 of us aged 25-30. The house is huge... 5 bedrooms 3 of which are en-suite and there's also another room on the ground fl
“Very homely and cosy” On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my son was more into music!
We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. … More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage and were able to do the lovely walk into Bath along the canal.
I understand your point about the reading lamp as the lighting is quite soft in the living room when only the two lamps are on. We felt that the directional spots overhead did the job well when required but we will certainly look at this again. We have never encountered a problem with the shower tray at the cottage but thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We hope you come back again to Bathford - we will be offering some lazy weekends in January and some of February with late Sunday departures on offer - perfect for the sales and sunday lunch.
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,
This apartment is a good choice for family holiday makers to Oxford. It is spacious enough for five of us, quiet, clean and well-equipped, having everything we needed. We stay here in early August 2… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the apartment more than met your needs and that you enjoyed your time in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“I can not imagine a better self-catering accommodation in Oxford.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
A lovely, beautifully appointed clean, convenient flat, near to everything, yet quiet in a lovely section of North Oxford. Although it rained, so we could not make use of the charming patio/garden, i… More
Thank you. We appreciate that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Very good communication from Hilary, the owner. Flat is in a great location, in a lovely part of town, easy walk to Jericho for restaurants etc., can walk into city centre too or catch bus from nearby… More
“Fantastic Apartment” We loved our stay at Dardos apartment, it is clean & modern & in a really great location, lovely view of the river. Hard to beat! We would love to stay again if ever back in Dublin.
Andy & Corrine
“Lots of charm, and directly on ski slopes” We have rented this chalet for several years now, and will certainly return! It offers the ideal "Swiss chalet" experience: a friendly village, a cosy chalet and great skiing right at the doorstep (literally!
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
“Very nice holiday” Everything else was just fine, but washing dishes was difficult, because there was no warm water in the kitchen.
We also missed " coffee maker".
Location was good and shop was near. The wiew was fine.
“Great base to visit family nearby and explore London from, plus great location to Heathrow” We enjoyed our stay here, was great to have the space and use the washing machine. Except the double bed was actually two singles pushed together the matresses
“Excellent accommodation and location” The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard and it is perfectly located for the old city centre, with a very helpful and friendly owner.
A small but perfectly formed apartment, just off The Stradum, this family run collection of small apartments has everything you need for a stay in the heart of this amazing city.
The family live on … More
“Perfect modern studio in beautiful old town.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
Up a beautiful street/staircase in the old town, this studio is perfect for a short city stay. Air con, satellite TV, little kitchen, amazing bathroom. Mara, the owner, lives upstairs and is so lovely… More
“A fabulous studio”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
We stayed in this studio for 3 very comfortable nights. Mara was there to greet us and show us about. The studio was immaculately clean and pleasantly furnished. The shower was great and there was… More
“Beautiful, tranquil- perfect.” We had a wonderful week in beautiful Trsteno. It was delightful to wake to birdsong, look out at the sea and islands, have a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, then walk down the path to the picturesque harbour with but
“Beautiful!” We had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautifully located cottage just outside of bath. The owner was very helpful and also sent us clear directions to the cottage. When we arrived there was a tea pot with cups and saucers placed on t
“Home Away from Home” Jelena obviously takes great pride in making her guests feel at home and she certainly succeeded with us. It was immediately clear that she considered us guests as opposed to paying customers. She also met us an hour earlier tha