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..
Today's blog features our top 10 Spanish One Off Places with peak season availability. With flights still both available and inexpensive, it's an excellent choice if you're in search of some summer sunshine.
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..
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..
Sometimes we all need a bit of indulgence, and a holiday or a weekend away is the perfect opportunity to justify spoiling yourself. You may dream of an adventure in a camper van, a rustic glamping experience or a cosy unpretentious home-from-home, but if you’re someone who wants to relax in truly sumptuous surroundings then a UK luxury retreat is definitely for you. The great thing about ‘luxu..
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.
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..
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..
I’ve lived on the island of Mallorca for over seventeen years, arriving from Scotland after falling in love with a Mallorcan. We lived in a rural area known as Es Pla – the fertile plain at the centre of the island - and during my first few years there I learnt the language by immersion, gave birth to three boys and had a crash course in Mallorcan culture including wine making, becoming famili..
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.
This week's guest blog post is from Lucy Crane, owner of the glorious El Olivar, a stylish four bedroom villa in Andalucia, Spain.
Think of inland Andalucía and images of geranium-filled, white-washed villages baking in the summer heat spring to mind. But once the summer heat has faded and the autumn fiestas are over, the Serranía de Ronda offers the smart traveller a tranquil world of wild b..
A few years ago if you used the words ‘eco’ and ‘luxury’ in the same sentance, people would have laughed in your face. Eco was seen as shorthand for cheap & soulless, luxury on the other hand, could only mean expensive, exclusive & sycophantic. Scotland is the place to go to see this theory turned on its head. Glorious lochfront eco luxury pads are springing up everywhere; perfect fo..
The growth in adventure tourism, biking, hiking and walking holidays has been a welcomed boost for sustainable tourism in rural communities throughout Europe. ‘Traditional’ destinations such as the Alps are being shunned by a new style of explorer who is eager to avoid the crowds and annoyingly extortionate prices.
The Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria offer some of the most breath taking..
Marche is every bit as beautiful as its central Italian neighbours, Tuscany and Umbria, but without the tourist crowds and price tag. What you won’t find is tourist menus in English, Starbucks or your neighbours from home! What you will find is local food in locals’ restaurants, a real espresso for a euro and warm welcoming people who genuinely want to share this special region with you.
Scotland is a country of magnificent beauty, from the isolation of the islands and the wildness of the rugged coastline to the splendour of the mountains and the vibrancy of the towns. With that in mind, it is no surprise that it is such a popular holiday destination, and there are lots of hotels and cottages that will provide a fairly standard base for your trip. But if you’d rather find unique..