Ancient, mysterious and breathtakingly beautiful, this northernmost part of the UK truly has something for everyone, it’s just a question of which region to explore first. Whether you're in search of a romantic beachfront retreat, an activity week with the family, or perhaps a group celebration in a spectacular historic building, there will be something to suit you in our Scotland portfolio. ..
Forget the modern trains and stations of today and think back to a golden era of steam and old-fashioned waiting rooms. Staying in converted trains and train stations promotes a lovely feeling of nostalgia for both young and old.
Over the summer, our PR Manager Fliss Hoad stayed at the lovely Boot & Shoe cottage in Yorkshire. This historic cottage sits at an ancient crossing on the River Tees near Barnard Castle. Fliss loved Boot & Shoe cottage so much, she decided to write about it. Read on to find out more about the cottage & what Fliss got up to!
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..
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..
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..
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.
This summer we had the pleasure of a trip to Slovenia, incorporating a few days at one of our newer One Off Places, Ortenia Six Stars of Nature. What a place! If you want to head a little off the beaten track, and disappear with a loved one to a simply stunning part of the world, then we can't recommend Ortenia enough.
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..