A couple of weeks ago, Mr and Mrs One Off Places had the good fortune to be able to spend a couple of days at the idyllic Shepherds Hut Retreat in Somerset. We've had our eye on this place for a while, and can safely say that it's a wonderful choice for a couple of days away with a loved one. Set on an organic farm in rural Somerset, the first thing that strikes you when you arrive is that you are in the middle of nowhere. Green fields and trees all around you, and aside from the odd tractor / farm vehicle, there's no traffic noise. In fact, there's no noise at all, unless you count twittering birds and whispering trees.
Are you holidaying as part of a large group this summer and worried you might have missed the opportunity of an August week? Do not despair! This blog post highlights our top 15 One Off Places in Europe with 5 or more bedrooms and availability in August. Some even have a discount too.
Unique holiday properties come in all shapes and sizes and today we’re focusing on those at the loftier more lavish end of the scale - the top luxury villas for large groups. Of course it’s always lovely to have a romantic getaway for two or an intimate little retreat with a chosen few, but there’s also nothing quite as exciting as planning an escape with a big team. These sorts of holiday are sociable, fun, celebratory and filled with possibility - and luckily One Off Places hosts a pretty unbeatable collection of large luxury villas…
There is so much going on in Herefordshire that we haven’t had a chance to do much more than scratch the surface. We moved into this seventeenth-century Blacksmiths house with an adjoining Forge from Sussex in 2015. We were charmed and fascinated by the buildings and set about unearthing their history. The Forge, located on Turnpike Road (though no-one calls it that anymore), was on a drovers’ way.
Choose idyllic Gaucin for your next holiday - a spectacular Andalucián Pueblo Blanco with views to Morocco
Gaucin is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt of the renowned “Pueblos Blancos”. 626 meters above sea level, with spectacular views to Africa, the Sierra de Ronda and The Alconocales National Park. Charming white washed houses range along a lofty ridge, vultures and eagles wheel overhead, surrounded by miles of sun-dried hills.