Forget the modern trains and stations of today and think back to a golden era of steam and old-fashioned waiting rooms. Staying in converted trains and train stations promotes a lovely feeling of nostalgia for both young and old.
What are you up to on New Year's Eve? Scroll down for some of our suggestions - a collection of gorgeous UK One Off Places still with NYE availability....(and if you're short of Christmas present ideas, then why not treat someone?)
Boutique barn retreat in Cheshire
Sleeps 2. Outdoor bath
Available 30th Dec - 2nd Jan (3 nights) / £799 including bottle of fizz
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..
Sometimes we all need a bit of indulgence, and a holiday or a weekend away is the perfect opportunity to justify spoiling yourself. You may dream of an adventure in a camper van, a rustic glamping experience or a cosy unpretentious home-from-home, but if you’re someone who wants to relax in truly sumptuous surroundings then a UK luxury retreat is definitely for you. The great thing about ‘luxu..
I know it feels like term has only just started but believe it or not, half term is just around the corner. If you haven't yet made plans, and fancy a few days away with the family, then here at One Off Places we've got some great suggestions. Peaceful and relaxing time for the adults, and the children will be in heaven too. See below for our top 5 including yurts, hobbit houses, treehouse a..
One of the shining stars of the Mediterranean, Mallorca never fails to seduce. Glorious beaches, azure seas, remote hilltops, historic towns and a simply stunning coastline; even in peak season you can find pockets of silence if you want them. It's with good reason that Mallorca tops the holiday charts. In the south east of the island, two beautiful farmhouses, each set in large grounds with priva..
One Off Places, the holiday accommodation website for unique and distinctive holiday rentals, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The site is home to over 1000 accommodation options around the world ranging from simple woodland cabins to huge chateaux and house party mansions, to accommodate all budgets and group sizes.
A few One Off Places are still looking to fill their Christmas and New Year slots - what better than to escape with family, friends and loved ones during the festive period to a former folly, a treehouse, an eco retreat, a hall, boathouse, windmill or beachfront hideaway.
The growth in adventure tourism, biking, hiking and walking holidays has been a welcomed boost for sustainable tourism in rural communities throughout Europe. ‘Traditional’ destinations such as the Alps are being shunned by a new style of explorer who is eager to avoid the crowds and annoyingly extortionate prices.
The Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria offer some of the most breath taking..
El Tejar is the highest house in a quiet village near Ronda with panoramic views of the beautiful Grazalema mountains. The four bedroom house, which has featured in several design magazines, is decorated in ethnic Andalusian style but has every creature comfort including daily home help, sat TV and fast internet access with desk top iMac and wifi.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that holiday properties with any sort of character and eccentricity will cost the earth. Generic chain hotels and boring run-of-the-mill villas and apartments are always cheaper, right? Wrong. It is VERY possible to find quirky accommodation for under £50 a night, so much so that you will actually find it harder to narrow them down than you might think! Granted, y..