There are so many reasons why France is the ultimate holiday destination that it’s hard to know where to start. Its proximity to and easy access from the UK is certainly a plus, especially if you’re travelling with a large family in tow or if you don’t have a lot of time to spare. And there’s no question that the countryside is picture-postcard stunning - think vibrant sunflower fields and verdant vineyards dotted with stone chateaux and sleepy villages. Add to that the cosmopolitan cities, university towns, coastal resorts, river valleys, alpine slopes, blue flag beaches and the general sense of ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes it all so magical and you’ve got the recipe for a wonderful getaway!
When it comes to holidays, it's always the right time to book one! I don't know about you, but I find myself careering through January 2016, before even accepting that we've moved on from Christmas and that 2015 is far behind us. Here at One Off Places we're seeing peak season weeks flying off the shelves, and an increasing amount of July and August availability calendars showing as fully booked. Already? I hear you say! January is the time that people's thoughts turn to holidays, dreaming of warmer climes, or simply some time off, out of the rat race, enjoying time with family and loved ones. One Off Places is host to hundreds of properties, all of them individual and distinctive in some way, some way off the wall, and some more traditional. We've selected a few of our favourites to get those holiday juices flowing......
Enjoying a sheltered spot within 26 acres of farmland in Bude, North Cornwall, sits the secluded enclave of unique luxury eco pods, close to the sea, with six beaches just a few minutes by car. They nestle amongst the lush, undulating landscaped lawns, each with its individual decked area, with gas BBQ oven and outdoor furniture, a private external wet room. Perfect as an escape from daily life! Each pod sleeps up to 4. From £138 for a 2 night weekend.