Every year, cities across the UK open their whimsical Christmas markets, ready to serve up local wine and cheese, hot apple cider for cold hands to wrap around and unique handmade trinkets to take home and wrap up. In the seasonal spirit, we have found the UK’s best Christmas markets and stunning homes which get to enjoy close proximity to all the festive fun.
Photo Credit: Bath Christmas Market
Often voted amongst the most popular events in the UK, Bath’s 18-day Christmas shopping extravaganza is the biggest Christmas shopping event in the South West and consists of more than 170 beautifully decorated wooden chalets in the heart of Bath’s World Heritage Site. After pressing pause on their full-scale market for the past two years, Bath Christmas Market is back for 2022 celebrating their 20th Anniversary.
Located approximately four miles west of the World Heritage city of Bath, sits this impressive, attached Edwardian House with Georgian origins. The interior strikes the perfect balance between period and modern living, with the property benefiting from five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a potential annexe and beautiful landscaped gardens.
The Christmas Market in Cardiff City Centre has been held every year for nearly 30 years, with an eclectic mix of exhibitors selling original, hand-made work. Individual food and drink producers add to the vibrant atmosphere of the outdoor contemporary free Fairs and Festivals where a real passion for tradition sometimes comes with a modern twist.
This beautiful property previously formed The Stables of Court Y Cadno Manor, it is filled with unique details throughout making it a truly special home. With extensive living space, the home is completely versatile lending itself to many different types of living arrangements. There is the added benefit of the self-contained annexe to the rear which can be independent of the main house or opened to the main living space.
Manchester hosts one of the best Christmas markets in the country. 24 years on from the first ever Manchester Christmas Markets in 1998, the markets continue to attract Mancunians and visitors alike to the city in their thousands to fill up on the fantastic festive treats on offer. This year will see the iconic ski chalet market stalls take over Piccadilly Gardens - once again set to be transformed into the Winter Gardens.
Brick Hall Farm, is a superb detached executive family home providing spacious living accommodation with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and five reception rooms. The property is built with excellent contemporary styling and modern technology in mind and sits in a prime position in highly sought-after Woodhouses.
Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland is the largest Christmas event in the East Midlands. Festive fun-seekers can skate for 200m around the Old Market Square, metres above the crowds exploring the sixty stall Christmas market offering everything from hand-made gifts to delicious food and mulled wine from local and international traders.
This exceptional penthouse offers unique luxury living of generous proportions arranged over three floors. The home offers first-class accommodation and boasts an array of individual features with the highlight of this home being the outstanding panoramic and far-reaching views across Nottingham City and its landmarks from the spacious roof terrace.
Birmingham is home to one of the largest authentic German markets in Europe. The Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Craft Market offers a large range of traditional good and gifts and a selection of tempting food and drink.
Positioned on this wonderful leafy cul-de-sac, Birch Hollow is a prestigious executive home, which has been completely rebuilt to a very high standard. This beautiful home offers six bedrooms and five bathrooms and has the benefit of underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and a cosy log-burner in the large family lounge.
London’s spectacular Christmas destination - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland offers more than 100 rides and attractions on-site and a traditional German Christmas market with over 200 chalets for all your Christmas shopping needs.
This charismatic detached house is located in a charming neighbourhood just a stone's throw away from Ealing Common. The property features period features, a large north-facing garden, six bedrooms and three grand reception rooms - perfect for entertaining.
At Christmas, Millennium Square in Leeds transforms into a scenic winter village, with over 40 chalet stalls and the beloved traditional Christmas carousel ride – a perfect day out for the whole family.
The Chantry is one of the most historic houses in Leeds still in private ownership, being an excellent example of the arts and crafts movement of the early 20th Century. The house sits in 2/3 acre of gardens which comprise large formal areas, all surrounded by a wide wildlife habitat belt and less than 6 miles from Leeds city centre.
Are you dreaming of the perfect family home this Christmas? Contact your local Fine & Country agent today.