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 ..
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..
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..
See in 2019 in a Devonshire castle, a Norfolk windmill or a Brecon Beacons hill farm . Cosy up for a winter weekend in a chic Cotswold bolthole or a luxury riverside cabin in Cumbria with hot tub. Or bag yourself an amazing low season deal in Italy, France or Spain.
It’s probably fair to say that of all the unique holiday properties on One Off Places, treehouses are some of the most magical and memorable. There is simply nothing like the nostalgia of simple childhood memories, the escapism from the reality of life on the ground and the joy of being so embedded in a peaceful natural environment. All of those things are truly enchanting, so if you want to rel..
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.
`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..
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.
Everyone loves a holiday, but when it comes to skiing, people really seem to become carefree over-excited addicts. And it isn’t hard to see why - there is an almost endless list of reasons why people love it so much. Is it the crisp pure air and stunning mountain scenery that keeps everyone coming back year after year? Is it the thrill of zipping gracefully (sometimes less so) down a sheet of pu..
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. ..
Take a week off in early summer and you can find yourself some exceptional deals - One Off Places has from 20% - 50% off a number of fabulous properties during May and June, from a luxury farmhouse in Andalucia with its own gym, to an exquisite conversion in Montenegro overlooking Kotor Bay.
Some time ago, the One Off Places family headed for Brittany for a holiday, and we were introduced not just to a beautiful part of the world, but to a collection of holiday properties which have been beautifully styled by their owner. That person, Claire, happens to be one of our most loyal One Off Places customers, as well as being the proud owner of these beautiful properties.
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.