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Top picks from our newest One Off Places

The month of September has brought us a flurry of fabulous new properties, to add to our existing portfolio of unique, quirky and characterful places to stay around the world.  Here are our six favourite newbies – how about considering one of these for your next break, whether a romantic escape, or a family get together….

Glamping in Slovenia

Glamping in Slovenia

Glamping in Slovenia

Luxurious glamping tents by Lake Bled in Slovenia.  Private hot tubs, spa on site, mountain backdrop, a superb restaurant, and a plethora of outdoor pursuits.  From €160 per night.

Medieval Manor House in Herefordshire

Medieval Manor house in Herefordshire

Medieval Manor house in Herefordshire

This fifteen bedroom luxurious rural hideaway is in the grounds of a sprawling 800 acre Herefordshire estate and is the perfect spot for an unforgettable weekend away with friends or family.  Three interconnecting wings and decadent interiors.  From £1625 for two nights.

Historic house in Lanzarote

Bedroom views from Lanzarote house

Bedroom views from Lanzarote house

Situated in the valley of a thousand palms in the north of the island of Lanzarote, Casa Shanti is a typical Canarian village house which dates back about 200 years. Enjoy colourful interiors, year round sunshine and an atmosphere of tranquillity.  Sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms.  From €85 per night.

Converted monastery on the shores of Loch Ness

Monastery apartment on Loch Ness

Monastery apartment on Loch Ness

Right on the shore of famous Loch Ness this spacious two bedroom apartment within a historic converted Benedictine abbey at Fort Augustus offers luxury accommodation and a whole host of facilities and activities on the doorstep.  On site is an indoor swimming pool, a games room, a spa and a restaurant.  From £120 per night.

Country House in Croatia

Country House in Croatia

Country House in Croatia

Hidden within a 100,000m2 piece of land on the banks of the Korana river, the Old Oak House is a sensitively restored country home sleeping up to six people, which is characterised by peaceful isolation, wonderful views and a wealth of outdoor activities on your doorstep.  From €150 per night.

Farmhouse in rural Cornwall

Luxury Cornish farmhouse

Luxury Cornish farmhouse

Five bedroom farmhouse in a wonderfully tranquil setting just outside Falmouth, which blends rural isolation with holiday convenience.  A stylish and characterful property which boasts luxurious interiors, a fantastic garden and far-reaching countryside views.  From £1095 per week.

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Want to go away with a group of friends? Here we showcase our top three UK holiday houses for big groups.

If you’re considering a mass get together with friends and / or family, then look no further than One Off Places.  We have hundreds of properties on our website which can accommodate large groups, many of which are in the UK.  What better way to celebrate a 40th birthday, a silver wedding anniversary, or a long overdue meeting of cousins, than to book a big house for a long weekend.  Here are three possibilities – if these aren’t to suit, then you’ll find many more on our website.

Stormy Castle, Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales (sleeps 14)

Surrounded by six acres of private land, Stormy Castle sits on what might arguably be the most coveted spot in Britain’s first ever designated AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty). Behind you is undulating green countryside and in front of you sweeping views of Rhossili Bay.  A ten minute walk straight along the footpath to Rhossili Bay’s three miles of sandy beach.  Sleeps up to 14 people in six bedrooms.  Go inland a bit and you can go horse riding, visit cultural attractions, play golf at the beautiful Fairwood Park, and learn bushcraft techniques. On the beach you could try kite surfing or kite flying.  Off shore you can go boating or try your hand at kayaking, surfing, or paragliding.

From £1400 – £1900 per week.  Short stays also available.

House by the beach in the Gower

House by the beach in the Gower

The Quarry, Ilfracombe, Devon (sleeps 13)

This large, luxurious and child friendly, detached Victorian house stand in ½ acre of private, terraced gardens and has exquisite views over Ilfracombe & out to sea. The house backs directly onto the South West coastal path, and has a privately owned beach just a five minute walk away. WoolacombeThe 3 miles of golden sands & great surf at Woolacombe are a 10 min drive.  7 bedrooms, sleeps 13.  North Devon has so much to offer. There are the stunning expanses of golden sand & surf at Woolacombe & Croyde. The tranquility of Exmoor & its picturesque villages, and the dramatic coastline – perfect to explore by boat. Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO world heritage site, is awe inspiring.

Price from £1750 – £3650 per week.  Shorter stays also available.

Child friendly luxurious house in Devon

Child friendly luxurious house in Devon

Alladale Lodge, Scottish Highlands (sleeps 14)

Spread out over 23,000 acres, Alladale is a truly unique wilderness reserve in the stunning Scottish Highlands. At the heart of the reserve is Alladale Lodge, a beautiful private house which provides cosy, comftable and sumptuous accommodation in an awe-inspiring landscape.  The very size and scale of the Alladale Wilderness Reserve is enough to give you a new perspective on life. Indoors you’ll find a cinema screen, gym and snooker room.  This lodge is the perfect place to go to enjoy a wide range of activities, from traditional highland recreations to culinary breaks and specialist photography. Country pursuits like deer stalking, trout fishing and clay pigeon shooting aare always popular and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful setting for sports like hiking, mountain biking and golfing on the nearby championship courses of Royal Dornoch. Alternatively, you can really get to know the reserve by taking a guided 4×4 safari or relax with a spot of local whisky tasting.

Price: 3 night stay from £4500.

Wilderness reserve in the Scottish Highlands

Wilderness reserve in the Scottish Highlands

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Brand New Treetop House in the Scottish Highlands

One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of Treetop House which is opening for its first guests in April 2014.  It is a uniquely designed holiday house perched on a wooded hillside with panoramic views across Loch Broom and out to Scotland’s Summer Isles.

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Treetop House has been beautifully designed to create a romantic and intimate retreat.  Inside you’ll find a luxurious living space including woodburning stove, sauna and luxury freestanding bath.  The views from every room are spectacular; panoramic seascapes and landscapes, dramatic Highland skies and waterfalls.

Treetop-chimney-stack

Tabitha Symonds, founder and director of oneoffplaces.co.uk, said of this brand new addition to the portfolio; `Treetop House offers truly out of the ordinary accommodation in on of the most spectacularly scenic parts of Scotland.  This is a flagship property for One Off Places`.

Ullapool-from-the-Hill-path

Treetop House is a ten minute walk from the centre of Ullapool, combining rural isolation with the village experience.  The house backs onto the Ullapool Hill Path network, and there are endless opportunities for climbing and mountain walking in the vicinity.  Golden sand beaches are nearby, as well as golf courses, castles, hill forts, sea kayaking and boat excursions.

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Price from £900 – £1600 per week.  Shorter stays available during low season from £150 per night.  [NB Treetop House is perfect for two, but there is an additional, small, single bedroom if you wish to accommodate a third person.]

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.