Modern life can be hugely overwhelming, in every sense of the word. We’re beholden to our mobile phones, we can’t resist checking our emails, our default method of ‘switching off’ is to sit in front of the TV and usually the first thing we do when we reach any destination is check for an internet connection. Simultaneously, our anxiety levels are rising, our sleep patterns are getting wors..
Over the summer, our PR Manager Fliss Hoad stayed at the lovely Boot & Shoe cottage in Yorkshire. This historic cottage sits at an ancient crossing on the River Tees near Barnard Castle. Fliss loved Boot & Shoe cottage so much, she decided to write about it. Read on to find out more about the cottage & what Fliss got up to!
The phrase ‘good for the soul’ probably means vastly varying things to different people, especially in relation to a holiday. Some may envisage rural escapism, others may picture a deserted beach, and perhaps your idea of a restorative retreat involves sunrise yoga, luxurious spa treatments or a reconnection with nature. Whether you’re looking for adventure and activity or silence and sereni..
It’s been a tough few months. And although the people of the United Kingdom have done an incredible job of turning negatives into positives (bread-baking, knitting, yoga, creative writing, touch-typing - you name it, we’ve done it), lockdown has been hard and we’re all looking forward to regaining some freedom.
Once we do, we’re probably going to want to travel further afield than our l..
Here in the UK, we're inching closer, little by little, to the gradual lifting of lockdown. As at today, the self-catering holiday industry is hoping to be able to restart, in some form or another, in early July. Of course, things may change, but in our opinion, there's no harm in a bit of dreaming, in the hope of the dream becoming reality. Today's blog post highlights four of our favourite..
Your honeymoon is the most exciting holiday of your life. It may be the only holiday you ever go on where it is allowed, and more so encouraged, that you raise the bar on your budget and treat yourself to the best luxury and extravagance that money can buy. It is the holiday that seals the deal on your wedding and is when your life together begins. But deciding where to go can be a minefield! Ther..
Think of Scotland and many things come to mind - whisky and bagpipes, deep lochs and rugged mountains, historic cities…..It’s true to say that Scotland has all of these things and more. There is no doubt that it’s mysterious, ancient and breathtakingly beautiful - this part of the UK has something for everyone. Lovers of mother nature will be in heaven - from the unspoilt splendour of th..
Imagine the scene…you’re on holiday in rural France, it’s early evening, you’re sitting under the shade of a sun-baked parasol, cool glass of wine in hand, nothing to interrupt your thoughts but the gentle hum of the crickets and the occasional flurry of birdsong. You take a sip of the fresh, crisp rosé which you discovered during your tour of the local vineyards, only a short drive from ..
It wasn’t long after turning off the M6 that familiar cityscapes turned to patchwork-quilt fields, wide valley floors, quaint villages with thriving pubs and fields of bleating lambs. Criss-crossing from the Staffordshire Moors into the Derbyshire Dales looked literally taken from a film set: it’s no wonder the landscape was chosen as the filming location for Peak Practice, a popular, nine..
This week's blog post features some of our finest One Off Places! The images alone say it all - there's not much need for words, but aside from showing what these stunning properties look like, there are some great offers which need highlighting! A beautiful Moorish casa in Andalucia, a former paper mill on a private island in France and a waterside coastguard cottage in Devon are just some of..
We've been sourcing unique and characterful holiday accommodation for 12 years now, so whatever your 2019 holiday inclinations, we'd like to think we might have something to suit you. Whether you want to soothe your soul in a quiet retreat, go off the beaten track in search of unspoilt beaches, or take a group of friends to a country pad for a house party, we've got it all on offer at One Off Pl..
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.
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.