We’ve all got a creative streak in us. Admittedly it is buried a little deeper in some than in others, but it’s definitely there - and sometimes all that quiet voice needs is a little bit of space, encouragement and inspiration. So if you’re looking for your next project but you haven’t yet found your muse, take a look at some of these gorgeous One Off Places.
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..
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..
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 e..
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.
Quirky accommodation specialist One off Places – www.oneoffplaces.co.uk - has unveiled select availability at a series of stylish British houses for those looking to book a late break to welcome in the New Year. Traditionally a time for getting together with friends and escaping the rat race, celebrate with a stylish house party or hunker down in rather special accommodation located in the stu..
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 a..
I’ve lived on the island of Mallorca for over seventeen years, arriving from Scotland after falling in love with a Mallorcan. We lived in a rural area known as Es Pla – the fertile plain at the centre of the island - and during my first few years there I learnt the language by immersion, gave birth to three boys and had a crash course in Mallorcan culture including wine making, becoming famili..
Claudia Bicego is one of the owners of Sovigliano, a wonderful farmhouse conversion in Chianti, Tuscany, which has four B&B rooms and four apartments. The farmhouse is set on a large piece of land with wonderful views, and guests share use of the swimming pool and grounds, and can get all their meals on site. A week in an apartment costs from 700 euros.
We must have been asked the same question over a hundred times but we never tire of telling a story that we’re happy to recall: “So how did you find this place?” invariably the question is posed at our weekly pizza party, an evening at the start of the week to which we invite all of our guests, to join us making pizza at our traditional outdoor log burning oven.
Marche is every bit as beautiful as its central Italian neighbours, Tuscany and Umbria, but without the tourist crowds and price tag. What you won’t find is tourist menus in English, Starbucks or your neighbours from home! What you will find is local food in locals’ restaurants, a real espresso for a euro and warm welcoming people who genuinely want to share this special region with you.
With huge bedrooms and bathrooms, a private cinema, four salons,a billiard room, a professional kitchen with huge dining hall, and a 14.5m heated pool in 5 acres of private grounds, Chateau de la Couronne is the ultimate escape. If you are after an exceptional venue in which to enjoy a celebration, milestone or family occasion, then this place is truly it.