Gaucin is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt of the renowned “Pueblos Blancos”. 626 meters above sea level, with spectacular views to Africa, the Sierra de Ronda and The Alconocales National Park. Charming white washed houses range along a lofty ridge, vultures and eagles wheel overhead, surrounded by miles of sun-dried hills.
One of the shining stars of the Mediterranean, Mallorca never fails to seduce. Glorious beaches, azure seas, remote hilltops, historic towns and a simply stunning coastline; even in peak season you can find pockets of silence if you want them. It's with good reason that Mallorca tops the holiday charts. In the south east of the island, two beautiful farmhouses, each set in large grounds with priva..
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.
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.
Holiday houses right on the beach are a rare and special breed - nothing can match being so close to the sea that you can listen to the waves as you fall asleep and walk out to feel the sand between your toes first thing in the morning. Can you imagine anything more uplifting and restorative than that? We can’t either, which is why One Off Places boasts a gorgeous and diverse collection of beach..
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..
Still seeking a New Year escape? One Off Places has a fantastic selection of places which still have availability - whether you want a romantic bolthole for two, or a bigger house for a group of friends.
A few One Off Places are still looking to fill their Christmas and New Year slots - what better than to escape with family, friends and loved ones during the festive period to a former folly, a treehouse, an eco retreat, a hall, boathouse, windmill or beachfront hideaway.
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. ..
`Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar....`. This famous quote by Antonio Machado translates as: `traveller there is no path, you make the path by walking`. To me, this sums up our journey - when we found our wonderful finca it was wild and beautiful, it still is but now you can experience it, live within the atmosphere.
We write to you from Gavinburn Cottages, five fantastic self-catering country cottages, set high in the Kilpatrick Hills. They all enjoy stunning views of the River Clyde and are only ten minutes from Glasgow and Loch Lomond.
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.
Kate Bissett, author of this week's guest blog, looks after a collection of One Off Places in Andalucia, Spain. Ranging from little mountain cottages and garden apartments, to stylish villas and village houses, she can offer something for everyone. Kate is also very knowledgeable about the area, and knows 'all things Estepona', hence this blog post, which is sure to inspire you to visit this l..