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.
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..
A dozen beautiful properties in southern England, all near the sea, which have discounted availability during the school summer holidays. We have teamed up with one of our partners to bring you this exquisite selection in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset & the Isle of Wight. We are pretty sure that they won't stay available for long!
A couple of weeks ago, Mr and Mrs One Off Places had the good fortune to be able to spend a couple of days at the idyllic Shepherds Hut Retreat in Somerset. We've had our eye on this place for a while, and can safely say that it's a wonderful choice for a couple of days away with a loved one. Set on an organic farm in rural Somerset, the first thing that strikes you when you arrive is that you..
There is so much going on in Herefordshire that we haven’t had a chance to do much more than scratch the surface. We moved into this seventeenth-century Blacksmiths house with an adjoining Forge from Sussex in 2015. We were charmed and fascinated by the buildings and set about unearthing their history. The Forge, located on Turnpike Road (though no-one calls it that anymore), was on a drovers’..
With the Easter holidays looming, One Off Places has a few suggestions for both short breaks and week long stays in some wonderful properties in England.
*£400 off* 5 Bedroom Beachfront House in Sussex
Stylish 5 bedroom house nestling at the foot of the dunes in Camber, Sussex.
`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..