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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.  ..
A Romantic Slovenian Idyll - 5* Review from Mr and Mrs One Off Places
Created: 11/09/2018
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. ..
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! ..
A Somerset Hideaway - 5* Review from Mr and Mrs One Off Places
Created: 27/06/2018
A couple of weeks ago, Mr and Mrs One Off Places had the good fortune to be able to spend a couple of days at the idyllic Shepherds Hut Retreat in Somerset.  We've had our eye on this place for a while, and can safely say that it's a wonderful choice for a couple of days away with a loved one.  Set on an organic farm in rural Somerset, the first thing that strikes you when you arrive is that you..
Chic rural hideaway in a converted 17th century blacksmith's forge in Herefordshire
Created: 10/05/2018
There is so much going on in Herefordshire that we haven’t had a chance to do much more than scratch the surface. We moved into this seventeenth-century Blacksmiths house with an adjoining Forge from Sussex in 2015. We were charmed and fascinated by the buildings and set about unearthing their history. The Forge, located on Turnpike Road (though no-one calls it that anymore), was on a drovers’..
Ideas for Unique Places to Stay in France
Created: 02/03/2018
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..
UK Late Offers for February Half Term from One Off Places
Created: 02/02/2018
February half term is just round the corner and here at One Off Places we still have some availability for both short breaks and week long stays in some wonderful properties, including a Somerset railway cottage built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and a treehouse for six on the Isle of Wight. ..
UK Christmas & New Year Availability from One Off Places
Created: 15/11/2017
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. ..
How to find a Chateau in France
Created: 07/11/2017
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.  ..
Life on Mallorca - from Scotland to our Rural Mountain Retreat
Created: 28/09/2017
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..
Beautiful Scotland - Lochs, Rivers & Mountains just 10 minutes from Glasgow
Created: 18/09/2017
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. ..
Created: 26/07/2017
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. ..
Created: 11/07/2017
A recent addition to the One Off Places portfolio, The Invergarry is a brand new luxury retreat in the Scottish Highlands.  Luxurious, private and contemporary, it's an exquisite bolthole, designed just for two, with a private hot tub and surrounded by magical scenery.  Once a gardener`s cottage in the early 1900s, the Invergarry has been imaginatively converted into a sumptuous retreat for two...
The Cilento - Italy`s Best Kept Secret
Created: 07/06/2017
Vanessa Hawes is the owner of two fabulous One Off Places in Campania, Italy.  Read her story about her discovery of Italy's Cilento region.  If it doesn't make you want to jump on a plane right now, then nothing will! Eleven years ago we hitched up the caravan, bundled in the german pointer and set off to warmer climes from Le Marche. We headed south to the beautiful region of the Cilento. ..
Grand Days Out in Suffolk - A Guest Blog from Carl Scott
Created: 03/10/2016
One the fab things about Suffolk (I’m an outsider) is that the pace of life seems to be very relaxed, so our guests seem to adopt that approach when they're out and about too. And what better place to do this than, in my opinion, along the most beautiful river in Suffolk? I’ve been up and down most of them and the Deben is my favourite. There are other wonderful rivers in our county, all with ..
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