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5 Holiday Homes for the Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham, UK

When attending the Frankfurt Christmas Market you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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Gingerbread biscuit decorated as Father Christmas at a market stall

If you’re heading to Birmingham in December for the Frankfurt Christmas Market, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Frankfurt Christmas Market

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Birmingham collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Tall In The Saddle

Tall In The Saddle, Plum Guide home in Cheltenham, UK

Tall In The Saddle, Plum Guide home in Cheltenham, UK

Click to book Tall In The Saddle now: from £200 per night Surrounded by the Cotswolds' rolling hills and wildflower fields, this peaceful home in Moreton in Marsh is the perfect country retreat. The panelled wood exterior gives way to a bright and comfortable living space, with a slanted roof and postcard windows giving it the feeling of a secluded log cabin. Wake up in the elegantly simple bedrooms before fixing up a hearty breakfast. Then lace up your walking boots for a ramble along the surrounding nature trails that are brimming with birds, herds of deer and wild orchids in the nearby woodlands. After a day of walking, riding or exploring the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold – five minutes away by car – come back home for a barbecue on the front patio as you watch the sunset turn the meadows a dazzling shade of gold. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Suncroft

Suncroft, Plum Guide home in Oxford, UK

Suncroft, Plum Guide home in Oxford, UK

Click to book Suncroft now: from £200 per night Located on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, it doesn't get more quintessential Cotswold than this grade II-listed, seventeenth-century thatched cottage. Cosy interiors in muted tones and traditional furnishings allow the home's original features to shine – look forward to evenings spent under the beautiful beams and by the warmth of the inglenook fireplace. Luckily, bathrooms and kitchen have been updated and deliver the modern comforts we can't live without. Cooking in the country-style kitchen is an absolute pleasure. Take your meals outside to the extensive garden with stunning views over the hills, or fire up the charcoal barbecue for an outdoor grilling session. In walking distance of a great pub and with scenic walks in every direction, the tranquil village of Shotteswell is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of the country. Sleeps up to 8 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Gloucester Old Spot

Gloucester Old Spot, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Gloucester Old Spot, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book Gloucester Old Spot now: from £200 per night This quaint Cotswold cottage is located in the heart of the thriving market town, Moreton-in-Marsh. Just one look at the sandstone facade is all you need to get a feeling for exactly what this home will be like on the inside, and it doesn't disappoint. It boasts beautiful original timber beams, flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls and a wood burner in the cosy living room. The stunning farmhouse kitchen leads to a charming courtyard garden with plenty of seating and a barbecue to make the most of long summer evenings. The town is located within an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, which definitely merits further exploration. However, due to the direct train links to London, this North Cotswold town makes for a perfect countryside escape without necessarily needing a car. You can find everything you need along the half-mile span of the town, with a choice of restaurants, shops and pubs right on your doorstep. Check out The Manor House Hotel for an eight-course tasting menu or sophisticated à la carte options. Alternatively, enjoy the lunchtime kick-off over a pint at The Black Bear Inn on the High Street. Take your pick from a couple of small supermarkets where you can stock up on essentials, while The Cotswold Cheese Company offers up a mouthwatering taste of the town. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Shropshire Lad

Shropshire Lad, Plum Guide home in Shropshire, UK

Shropshire Lad, Plum Guide home in Shropshire, UK

Click to book Shropshire Lad now: from £325 per night If you’re looking for the English rural idyll you just found it. Surrounded by rolling countryside in the most tranquil part of southern Shropshire, this large farmhouse is an ideal place to get away from it all. The views are something to write home about, with vistas south to the heathland hills of the Long Mynd. With en-suites to each of the large bedrooms and a large kitchen-diner, it’s an ideal set up for families or groups of friends holidaying together. Spend your days striking out on some of the superb hiking trails, with regular pit-stops in the local pubs for refreshment. Bishop’s Castle (10 minutes away) is the perfect place to stock up with supplies, with its delicatessen, butcher, and micro-brewery. As evening closes in, draw the curtains, fire up the log burner in the library-style living room and snuggle down. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Rectory Barn

Rectory Barn, Plum Guide home in England, UK

Rectory Barn, Plum Guide home in England, UK

Click to book Rectory Barn now: from £339 per night Part of Rectory Farm in the East Midlands (fifteen minutes from the lovely Market Harborough), this slick barn conversion is the epitome of luxury country living. Outside, you're surrounded by fourteen acres of rolling countryside, while inside, soft furnishings, mood lighting and striking original artwork create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. We loved the folding glass wall in particular – it overlooks the landscaped garden, and on warm days, you can open the doors and bring the outdoors inside. Spend days roaming the grounds and finish the evenings with a board game or family movie night in the lounge. Your hosts have considered every single detail, and the list of mod-cons feels endless – we're talking a popcorn maker, electric blackout blinds, power showers, no less than four Amazon echos, two smart TVs with Netflix, an Xbox One (complete with games) and a super high-spec kitchen that has everything you'll need to rustle up a delicious dinner. During the winter, the underfloor heating protects toes from getting chilly, and there's a full summer kitchen with a gas barbecue and seating for eight on those long summer nights. And if you're worried about the strain all the gadgets might put on the environment? Don't be – the hosts have even considered that, and the whole home runs on solar power and air-source heating. Sleeps up to 8 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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