Suffolk isn’t as sleepy as it looks from the outside. Luckily, based here at Woodfarm Barns and Barges, in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, we get to experience all of this county’s vast history, unique quirks and breathtaking beauty on our very own doorstep.
When you’re tired of the daily grind and looking for a change of scenery and a weekend of fun-filled relaxation (or debauchery!) then you need to choose the perfect setting. But it can be surprisingly hard to find exactly the right place. Are the guests family, friends or colleagues? How well do they all know each other? How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want the ambiance to be traditional elegance or contemporary luxury? In terms of catering, are you thinking cocktail parties and sit-down suppers or more of a relaxed do-it-yourself vibe? And what about setting and surroundings - do you want nothing more than seclusion, tranquillity and a beautiful view or would you prefer somewhere you can get stuck into adrenalin-fuelled outdoor pursuits?
See in 2019 in a Devonshire castle, a Norfolk windmill or a Brecon Beacons hill farm . Cosy up for a winter weekend in a chic Cotswold bolthole or a luxury riverside cabin in Cumbria with hot tub. Or bag yourself an amazing low season deal in Italy, France or Spain.
This weekend the One Off Places family headed down to Somerset to sample the delights of Railway Cottage, a 3 bedroom cottage right by the West Somerset Steam Railway line near the village of Woolston Moor in north Somerset. The cottage was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a world famous engineer, at the same time as he was building the railway.
From luxury woodland suites in Yorkshire, to a remote shorefront Scottish cottage, One Off Places has got your cosy winter staycation sorted. Or if you fancy taking advantage of low season flights and venturing somewhere a little less chilly, then why not head for a Portuguese break in Lisbon or the Algarve.