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Late availability in August for properties near the sea AND with a pool

Believe it or not, we’ve still got a few little gems up for grabs as some of our properties have got the odd week left to fill over the summer.  So if you’ve been a little tardy in booking your summer holiday, then all is not lost.  All our late availability and deals are on the special offers page, but here are our top 10 places which still tick the boxes for August availability, swimming pool, and 15 minutes or less from the sea.

3 bedroom villa in Puglia

Available 9th – 16th August.  Was 2300 euros per week, now 2000 euros per week.

Villa in Puglia

Villa in Puglia

5 bedroom villa in Thailand

15% discount until 10th August

Villa in Thailand

Villa in Thailand

2 bedroom beachfront villa in Costa Rica

50% discount throughout August!  Usually US$1000 per week, now US$500 per week.

Beachfront villa in Costa Rica

Beachfront villa in Costa Rica

5 bedroom country house in Devon

Available 2nd – 9th August.  Indoor and outdoor pools and a tennis court!

Was £4200, now £3600 for one week.

Chic apartment for two in Andalucia with sea views

Available 2-27th August @ 10% discount.

Stylish Andalucia apartment

Stylish Andalucia apartment

8 bedroom manor house in France

Available 8th – 16th August.  Was £3500, now £2900 for one week.

Manor house in France

Manor house in France

3 bedroom gite in Limousin

Available 9th – 16th August.  Was £845, now £645 per week.

Limousin Farmhouse

Limousin Farmhouse

5 bedroom villa in Kephalonia

Available 9th – 16th August.  Was £3250, now £3000 for one week.

Villa in Kephalonia

Villa in Kephalonia

2 bedroom rural villa in the Algarve

Available 18th August – 1st September.  Was £825, now £725 per week.

Rural villa in the Algarve

Rural villa in the Algarve

4 bedroom luxury villa in Provence

Available 23rd – 30th August – at a discount!

Provencal villa with sea views

Provencal villa with sea views

 

 

The most unique beach houses in the world…..

Fancy staying in a beachfront house?  Want to go somewhere really unique?  Then look no further!  Here we showcase four of our favourites, just to give you a little taster…..

Villa Cybaura, Ibiza

Nestled between a unique terrain of rock and woodland, with the dramatic Rock de sa Talaia as its backdrop and the crystal clear Mediterranean as its frontage, Villa Cybaura is a secluded haven with spectacular unspoilt views.  This frontline villa is in the most untouched part of the sunny, scenic island of Ibiza and the interiors leave nothing to be desired, boasting everything from a gym and a games room to a cinema and an outside Jacuzzi. And less than 300m away is a beautiful secluded cove with a dramatic backdrop and crystal clear waters for diving.  Sleeps up to 16 in six bedrooms.

From £3145 – £6920 per week for the whole villa.

Beachfront villa in Ibiza

Beachfront villa in Ibiza

Casa Olivia, Brazil

Casa Olivia is situated on Patacho Beach, voted one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Brazil by Brazils premiere travel guide book. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a private veranda with incredible sea-view. During low-tide one can walk out 1km to the coral reefs which are one of longest in the world. Praia do Patacho is one of the most unspoilt beaches in Brazil in an area of Natural Preservation.

From £700 – £900 per week for the whole villa.

Beachfront villa in Brazil

Beachfront villa in Brazil

Kasbah Tabelkoukt, Morocco

In an attitude of defiance, this stunning kasbah in the Moroccan Sahara perches on the edge of its cliff, daring the ocean to reach up the rockface and grab it. A magnificent place in a wild setting, where you can enjoy sumptuous interiors and an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic.  Private access to the deserted beach.  The whole Kasbah sleeps up to 20.

From £120 – £170 per room per night.

Beachfront Kasbah in Morocco

Beachfront Kasbah in Morocco

Ohana Villa, Tobago

Ohana Villa stands apart as one of the most striking places to stay in Tobago and the Caribbean. Totally unlike any other property in Tobago it sits high up on the end of a small sandy cove and enjoys open and sweeping dramatic views of the ocean.  Ohana enjoys 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The house is orientated with the prevailing trade winds to keep the house cool. The garden is full of tropical and exotic flowers and fruit, and runs down to a small sandy protected cove, protected by a reef just out in the bay.  Sleeps eight in four bedrooms.

From £3485– £6970 per week for the whole villa.

Beachfront villa in Tobago

Beachfront villa in Tobago

The perfect spot for a group gathering – a brand new house near Hay on Wye

Here at One Off Places we are rather thrilled to have taken on the brand new Cwm Pelved, a stunning 15th century house near Hay on Wye which has just started taking its first guests.  It’s a six bedroom house set on a private estate with a fascinating history that dates back as far s the 15th century.  Made up of three interconnecting buildings and retaining a wealth of historic features, it has been superbly restored and now offers an exquisite setting for a very memorable holiday.

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Peace (except the neighbouring sheep), privacy and escape are the watchwords at Cwm Pelved, as it’s set on a hillside and is accessed by a private drive.  The house looks out over the Cabalva Estate and the river Wye, as it winds through the landscape of the Welsh Marches.  Inside the house there’s a superb array of living space, with bedrooms at either end of the house making it the perfect spot for two or more families holidaying together.  Complete with double height rooms and glass walkways, it offers dramatic views over the Wye Valley from many of the rooms.

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Out and about, there are heaps of local activities on offer – hill walking (you’re on the doorstep of Offa’s Dyke), horse riding, canoeing, cycling, and exploring the charming town of Hay on Wye.  The owners can arrange you a fishing permit for fishing on the River Wye if you would like.

sofas-in-kitchen conservatory

A stay at Cwm Pelved costs from £1000 for a short break or from £1400 for one week.  That’s just £28 per person per night for a three night weekend away with your friends or family.

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For more information on these and the other unique properties in the collection, including a truck conversion in Scotland, a windmill in France, a medieval gatehouse in Wales, a safari tent in Italy, a merchant`s house in Morocco; as well as eco houses, church conversions, train carriages, tents, tipis and yurts; visit www.oneoffplaces.co.uk.

Sea View Holiday Properties

We’ve just launched a new search category on our site – ‘sea view’.  In fact, we’re not quite sure why we didn’t do it before.  172 of our fabulous One Off Places have sea views!  A lot of people a very specifically looking for a holiday villa with a sea view, so now there’s an easy way for them to separate the wheat from the chaff, as it were.

So without further ado, here are some pics of some of our favourite sea view properties.  To view the full collection, just click here.

If you’re not fussed about sea views but want a specific type of property, then have a look here to view all our property types.

And if you know where you want to go, then head for our destinations pages.

A little bit of everything from One Off Places

Happy Friday everyone.  I thought today might be an appropriate day to present you with a fabulous gallery of images.  Not too many words for those of you with tired Friday afternoon brains, just some (very) pretty pictures depicting the scope and variety of properties which we have on offer here at One Off Places.  So without further ado:

So if you’ve lost every inch of motivation you ever had, and are longing for the weekend, then I can guarantee it will come sooner if you spend a little time browsing the One Off Places website……

Happy Weekend!

Brand New to the Market: Luxury with a conscience in the heart of the Scottish Highlands

One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of Curved Stone House, a stunning holiday retreat sculpted from stone, turf and glass, nestled into a hillside above the beautiful north Highland villa of Ullapool in Scotland.

Curved Stone House in the Scottish Highlands

Curved Stone House in the Scottish Highlands

The house can accommodate 4 people in 2 bedrooms – one en-suite double (super king size bed) and a further twin/double with a second shower room/WC. The bathroom features a lavish free standing bath, a sauna, and a double shower.  The panoramic windows open out onto a spacious south-westerly facing spill-out area from where you can view the dramatic West Highland vistas.

Outstanding views

Outstanding views

Tabitha Symonds, founder and director of oneoffplaces.co.uk, said of this brand new addition to the portfolio; ` With spacious luxurious interiors and panoramic views across Loch Broom and out to the Summer Isles, this is truly out-of-the-ordinary accommodation in one of the most spectacular scenic parts of Scotland.`

Living room - luxury interiors

Living room – luxury interiors

Built by the owners and a team of local crafts people and artisans, the house was designed by a Hebridean architect with the aim of bringing together modern design and traditional craft techniques. Spacious yet cosy, with full under floor heating and a wood burning stove in the open-plan living area, the Curved Stone House is a unique and indulgent base from which to explore the stunning local environment and the Highland life and culture.

Master bedroom at Curved Stone House

Master bedroom at Curved Stone House

Set overlooking Ullapool, just a 10 minute walk from the centre, this is rural isolation combined with the village experience. The house backs onto the Ullapool Hill Path network so you can explore the wilderness on your doorstep, go climbing and mountain walking. There are golden sand beaches nearby, and you can go sea kayaking or take boat excursions.  Inland you can play golf, fish on the loch and go pony trekking, or you can discover the ruins of castles and Iron Age hill forts.  Ullapool is set on a main trunk road only a 70 minute drive from Inverness.

Sauna in the Scottish Highlands

Sauna in the Scottish Highlands

From £900 for 3 nights / £1280 for one week.

For more information on these and the other unique properties in the collection, including a truck conversion in Scotland, a windmill in France, a medieval gatehouse in Wales, a safari tent in Italy, a colonial villa in Sri Lanka; and a merchant`s house in Morocco; as well as eco houses, church conversions, train carriages, tents, tipis and yurts; visit www.oneoffplaces.co.uk.