Still seeking a New Year escape? One Off Places has a fantastic selection of places which still have availability - whether you want a romantic bolthole for two, or a bigger house for a group of friends.
A few One Off Places are still looking to fill their Christmas and New Year slots - what better than to escape with family, friends and loved ones during the festive period to a former folly, a treehouse, an eco retreat, a hall, boathouse, windmill or beachfront hideaway.
`Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar....`. This famous quote by Antonio Machado translates as: `traveller there is no path, you make the path by walking`. To me, this sums up our journey - when we found our wonderful finca it was wild and beautiful, it still is but now you can experience it, live within the atmosphere.
I’ve lived on the island of Mallorca for over seventeen years, arriving from Scotland after falling in love with a Mallorcan. We lived in a rural area known as Es Pla – the fertile plain at the centre of the island - and during my first few years there I learnt the language by immersion, gave birth to three boys and had a crash course in Mallorcan culture including wine making, becoming familiar with the old tales called Rondaies and the folk tunes sung to the traditional drum the ximbomba. We grew our own fruit and vegetables, had solar panels and water from our own well and I began to develop an English language school using art, music and drama, working only with Mallorcans in the local area.
The One Off Places family was lucky enough to have a weekend at the glorious Seacombe recently. One thing’s for sure - whatever you see on the website; it’s better. And for those of you who have seen the website, it looks pretty good on there already……It is positioned on the south Devon coast near Salcombe, between the villages of East Prawle and East Portlemouth, and just a few minutes walk from the beach.