If you want your business to thrive then team building is key - and one of the best ways to make your employees happier, harder working, more communicative and more productive is to get them together on a corporate retreat. Once upon a time that might have involved sitting in a colourless conference room in front of a screen but nowadays it’s possible to be much more imaginative, and there’s n..
Your wedding is likely to be the biggest, best and (let’s be honest) most expensive party you’ve ever thrown so it’s important to get it right. No matter how many guests you’re inviting and what your budget is, the key thing about a wedding is its character - it should reflect you and your partner in every sense. And what better way to start showcasing that character than by choosing a ven..
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..
`The French air cleans up the brain and does good – a world of good`
Vincent van Gogh
It may have been said in the 1800s but remains true to this day, so this week's newsletter is in celebration of France! A dozen of our favourite French One Off Places are featured in today's newsletter, with almost 200 more to choose from on our website.
There are so many reasons why France is the ultimate holiday destination that it’s hard to know where to start. Its proximity to and easy access from the UK is certainly a plus, especially if you’re travelling with a large family in tow or if you don’t have a lot of time to spare. And there’s no question that the countryside is picture-postcard stunning - think vibrant sunflower fields and..
Lee and I have owned a holiday cottage in Lower Normandy for 10 years now, so we are quite familiar with all things “French”, including the stunning architecture. One thing newcomers to France may notice is a proliferation of Chateaux. Castles in the UK are few and far between and most are tourist destinations; many are looked after by The National Trust and other similar organisations. ..
From gothic to fairytale and traditional to contemporary, castles and chateaux might just be the ultimate in self-catering for groups of friends, family gatherings, or big celebrations. Think grandeur, luxury, space and character – what’s not to like?
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.
Our special offers page is filling up with some fabulous last minute July, August and September availability. If you haven't yet booked yourself a summer holiday, have a look and see what we've got still available. A quick scan of Skyscanner suggests that there's still decent availability on flights during August, though we'd recommend you get on with it! Anyway, here are some of our fave of..
Many parents of young children wonder whether there's any point in going on holiday - same stress, different place, is the general feeling. At a time of life when a holiday is frankly an absolute necessity, rather than a nice-to-have, this seems like a cruel blow. But, step forward Chateau de Gurat, a One Off Place in sunny rural France which will answer all your prayers.