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10 of the Best Properties Close to Christmas Markets

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Strolling thorough wintry stalls heaving with gifts and holiday treats, mulled wine in hand, is always a highlight of the festive season: here are ten lovely homes close to Christmas markets on the market right now…

1. Eagle House, Wimbledon

Eagle House at Christmas

Property: This exceedingly fine, Grade II* Jacobean house has been carefully converted into eight luxury apartments, located in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Providing stylish accommodation that integrates the building’s plethora of interesting architectural features, the airy, high-ceilinged spaces highlight period details like wood-carved fireplaces, stained-glass windows and elaborate ceiling cornicing. Available through Octagon, prices start from £2.25m

Christmas market: Love Wimbledon Christmas Markets

2. Captains’s House, Chatham

Captain's house

Property: Situated in Chatham’s historical dockyard, this stately 9-bedroom home epitomises Victorian grandeur. Grade II listed, with large sash windows and beautiful fireplaces in the bedrooms, it also has a pretty walled garden, while its quiet location affords the house scenic views of the River Medway. Available through Fine & Country for 1,150,000

Christmas market: Rochester Christmas market and Dickensian Christmas festival

3. The Boot, Aylesbury

The Boot cottage

Property: Dating back to the 17th century and formerly housing an inn, this charming cottage is now a cosy family home. The rustic interior features original wood beams, an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove, and it has been updated with an extension and a recent re-thatching of its traditional hipped roof. Available through Michael Graham for £850,000

Christmas market: Waddestone Manor Christmas market

4. Great Pulteney Street, Bath

Great Pulteney Street

Property: With graceful classical proportions and multitude period features, this Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse is a prime example of Bath’s elegant architecture, situated on one of the city’s most magnificent historic streets. French doors open onto a lovely landscaped garden, and the property also includes a gorgeous library, a sauna and exercise room. Available through Savills for £2,350,000

Christmas market: Bath Christmas Market

5. Charlottenburg, Berlin


Property: Located in affluent Charlottenburg, in West Berlin, this fine waterside villa boasts elegant architecture, light-filled spaces and enchanting gardens. Christmas in Germany is a truly special affair, and Berlin does not disappoint with its impressive number of festive market offerings. Available through Knight Frank for €3,000,000

Christmas market: The city hosts a staggering 70 Christmas markets; for more information, go to

6. Gasholders, King’s Cross

Gasholders King's Cross

Property: Part of the exciting regeneration of King’s Cross, the apartments at Gasholders are a rare chance to live in a heritage property with the ease and comfort of a custom designed modern space. Despite the hum of the numerous boutiques and eateries in Coal Drops Yard just moments away, the property’s canal-side position affords it serenity and quiet. Available through Gasholders, prices from £725,000

Christmas market: Coal Drops Yard market

7. Amstel 256 L, Amsterdam

Amsterdam houseboat

Property: Built in 1892, this historic houseboat – moored on the Amstel river beside the city’s famed ‘Skinny Bridge’ – has had its fair share of illustrious residents, at one point including a Dutch prince. With stylish contemporary interiors, two decks and roof terrace, the boat could pass for a trendy city loft – the only giveaway being the round ship’s windows. With 360 views of the scenic canal and streets, it is moments form Amsterdam’s cultural and entertainment hotspots. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate for €1,200,000

Christmas market: Almost every neighbourhood in the city has its own Christmas fair; for a guide to Amsterdam’s festive markets, visit

8. Newington Place, York

Newington Place

Property: In a prime location on York’s prestigious Mount Vale, this elegant Regency townhouse has been luxuriously refurbished to create a polished, contemporary living space. Divided into three reception rooms and five bedrooms, the interior features sleek surfaces and a calming muted colour palette. Available through Savills for £1,100,000

Christmas market: St Nicholas Christmas Fair

9. Kenwyn Church Road, Truro

Truro Cornwall

Property: Boasting dizzyingly high ceilings, modern interiors, charming period touches and a pretty south-facing garden this home makes the case for inland Cornwall. The 4-bedroom townhouse is within walking distance of Truro’s handsome city centre, with its cobbled streets and magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £750,000

Christmas market: Truro Winter Gift Fayre

10. Edgbaston, Birmingham

Chad Road

Property: With extensive gardens and secure electric gates, this 6-bedroom period house offers generous family living space and classic interiors. Notable features include the walk-in wine store and formal dining room, the latter featuring a beautiful antique French fireplace. Situated on the Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston, an affluent suburb of Birmingham, it is within easy reach of a good range of neighbourhood shops, restaurants and sporting facilities. Available through Knight Frank for £1,950,000

Christmas market: Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market


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