Monthly Archives: July 2013

Seaside Living: A Beachfront House in Sussex

In search of stylish and relaxed seaside living? Then you’re in the right place. Nestled at the foot of the sand dunes, this five bedroom beachfront house is perfectly located for you to take in the beach, go on long walks along the sand and play all day in the sun with your bucket and spade.

Beachfront house in Sussex

Beachfront house in Sussex

The Warrens is a very versatile Sussex house which is a combination of beautifully-renovated accommodation along with the delights Camber’s endless sandy beach. The five bedrooms sleep up to 10 people in total.

Stylish interiors

Stylish interiors

All the beds are made up with luxurious white linen, and can be put together as either singles or superkings.  There’s lots of storage throughout and one of the bathrooms even has a luxurious rolltop bath.  There are two stylish wet rooms with drench showers, the comfortable sitting room is equipped with all possible technologies, and the large kitchen is home to a dining table for 8 as well as lots of utensils and appliances.

Camber sands on your doorstep

Camber sands on your doorstep

There is a south facing, enclosed, decked garden at the back of the house which is bathed in sunshine throughout the day (providing the sun is shining for you of course!), and there are sun loungers and a seating area under the shaded pergola. 

Deck and blue skies

Deck and blue skies

From £850 – £1595 per week.

STOP PRESS – THE WARRENS IS STILL AVAILABLE FROM 30TH AUGUST – 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013.  Usually £1595 per week at this time of year it is now £1450.

double-room

Bedroom

Bedrooms

Glamping in Oxfordshire – in a Horse Lorry

Brand new to our portfolio is this fabulous converted horse lorry near Banbury in Oxfordshire.  Lovingly renovated, and sitting on a pretty Georgian farm, the 1974 Bedford TK horse lorry sleeps 2 people in surprising comfort!  If you’re in search of unique places to stay, or quirky holidays, then you’ve come to the right place.

Converted horse lorry

Converted horse lorry

Inside, the lorry has a very comfortable king sized bed which is raised up above the cab of the horse lorry so you can enjoy views over the fields. Step down from the bedroom area into the dining area, where you will find tea/coffee making facilities, table and chairs. If you’re desperate to squeeze in a couple of extras, there’s a sofa bed which can accommodate a further two people.  On the other side of the field is a composting loo and shower.

View from horse lorry deck

View from horse lorry deck

Patio doors from the lorry lead out to a decked area where you can sunbathe, eat breakfast on fine days, and admire wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. You may well find sheep and their lambs just below you.

Horse lorry king sized bed

Horse lorry king sized bed

A 10 minute stroll across the fields is where you can find the local pub, which provides delicious home cooked food every day. The local area full of picturesque country walks, pretty cycle routes and lovely pubs and for the culture vultures amongst you, nearby you will find plenty of museums and other attractions including Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Towcester Races, Silverstone Circuit, Royal Leamington Spa, Boddington Reservoir, Blenheim Palace and Sulgrave Manor.

Horse lorry interior

Horse lorry interior

A stay in the horse lorry costs £100 for 1 night, £190 for 2 nights, £500 for one week.

Glamping personified!  To see our other wagons and caravans, click here.

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.