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Good for the Soul - One Off Places to Soothe the Senses
Created: 17/06/2020
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..
Post-Lockdown Travel: A Seaside Staycation
Created: 01/06/2020
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..
Our pick of remote places to stay after the lifting of lockdown
Created: 13/05/2020
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..
A new Somerset sanctuary - another glorious cottage escape from One Off Places
Created: 09/01/2020
After a busy, draining and seemingly non-stop few months I was certainly in need of some R&R and that is exactly what I got at Candlestick Cottage, one of our newest One Off Places. ..
Honeymoons: Where to Start
Created: 28/08/2019
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..
From lochs and mountains, to whisky and bagpipes: why you should go to Scotland
Created: 17/07/2019
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..
3 reasons to include a wine tour as part of your holiday in France
Created: 17/06/2019
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 ..
All Hail The Peak District - A Weekend at Jack`s Cottage by Fliss Hoad
Created: 03/04/2019
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..
12 of the finest holiday properties for 2019 from One Off Places
Created: 27/03/2019
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..
8 unique accommodation ideas for your 2019 holiday
Created: 21/02/2019
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..
3 amazing places in Suffolk you didn’t know existed
Created: 14/01/2019
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.  ..
Hot Tub and Steam Train Heaven at Railway Cottage in Somerset
Created: 28/11/2018
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. ..
Cosy winter staycations & balmy Portuguese escapes from One Off Places
Created: 05/11/2018
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. ..
Top five unique and family friendly holidays in the UK for October half term
Created: 24/09/2018
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..
12 Cottages near the Coast in Southern England with August Offers and Availability
Created: 19/07/2018
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! ..
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