A few years ago if you used the words ‘eco’ and ‘luxury’ in the same sentance, people would have laughed in your face. Eco was seen as shorthand for cheap & soulless, luxury on the other hand, could only mean expensive, exclusive & sycophantic. Scotland is the place to go to see this theory turned on its head. Glorious lochfront eco luxury pads are springing up everywhere; perfect for weekend hideaways, honeymoons and romantic breaks. Luxury personified, for less than the price of a hotel room.
The Chestnuts, Oxfordshire
Super chic 4 bedroom cottage in the heart of one of England`’s areas of outstanding natural beauty. It sits in the village of Shilton, 3 miles from Burford and in a central location to explore the Cotswolds. All the rooms are interior designed with original art works and artefacts, and the kitchen is equipped for a gourmet chef.
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......
Scotland is a country of magnificent beauty, from the isolation of the islands and the wildness of the rugged coastline to the splendour of the mountains and the vibrancy of the towns. With that in mind, it is no surprise that it is such a popular holiday destination, and there are lots of hotels and cottages that will provide a fairly standard base for your trip. But if you’d rather find unique places to stay in Scotland then dig a little deeper and you won’t be disappointed!
Spend Christmas week in a luxurious longhouse by the beach on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Indulge yourself in quiet beaches, crisp days and winter colour. Sleeps up to four in a house with serious style and space credentials. Festive decadence.