Monthly Archives: September 2013

Aragon – the place to go if you’re in search of untouched Spain…..

Aragon - where you go if you’re in search of untouched Spain. With no coastline to tempt the masses of sun seekers, here you can find secluded accommodation and glorious landscapes, and best of all, you get to keep them all to yourself.

The village of Berdun

With such a low population density huge areas of Aragon remain wild and untouched – you don’t get the choice of holiday rentals that you will in the Costas, but wow, what you get, will be good!  Aragon is a land of extreme natural contrasts, both geologically and in climate, from the dry plains and hilly areas of the south, to the green valleys and snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees.  Perfect for those in search of seclusion, romance, and a slower pace of life – a real gem of a place, full of fascinating places to visit. Lovers of nature and outdoor sports, ski enthusiasts and culture vultures will all find their niche here.

Characterful streets

Holiday properties here are characterful and unspoilt – one such example is Apartment Berdun,  A three bedroom apartment nestling in a Pyrenean village, it is filled with period features, and boasts a magnificent south facing terrace offering uninterrupted mountain views.  The building which houses the apartment is part of the original walls of the village, dating back to the 1300s.  Berdun itself has a couple of shops and bars, and within an easy drive you can be in ancient monasteries, hot springs, and desert monoliths.  There are four ski resorts within a 30 minute drive too.

The Apartment

Priced at just £85 per night, it’s a fabulous place for a truly relaxing holiday, and the chance to experience the real Spain.

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Inside apartment Berdun

Say Hello to our new Treehouse in Cornwall

In search of a unique bolthole where you can snuggle up with a loved one and escape the world?  This lovingly built treehouse is perched in an ash tree on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, complete with sweeping countryside and sea views.

treehouse-exterior

This unusual treetop hideaway offers you peace and seclusion, a place you can enjoy quiet surroundings and go to sleep to the sound of leaves rustling in the surrounding trees.  Wake up to views over Falmouth Bay, and the surrounding countryside.

bed

Inside the treehouse is one open plan room, with a kitchen / sitting area below and a mezzanine double bed.  The kitchen is small but well equipped with a hob and grill, a cold box and a selection of crockery and cutlery.  There is also a tap, basin and composting toilet, and a separate shared shower room in a beautifully converted horse box!

from-above

A beautiful beach is just a 10 minute walk from the treehouse in the village of Porthallow – also in the village you will find a good local pub.  A 20 minute walk takes you to the village of St Keverne which has restaurants and a few shops.  All around you are stunning coast path walks and water sport opportunities.

treehouse-surrounds

The lower east coast of the Lizard Peninsula is famous for its secluded coves, stunning coastal scenery and quaint fishing villages.  This is a perfect spot for a getaway break, and you may find it hard to leave…..

inside-horse-box-shower

From £75 – £100 per night (based on two sharing).

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Brand new to One Off Places: Luxury villa in Corfu with panoramic sea views

This little piece of paradise, Villa Petalutha, is nestled in the olive groves underneath Mount Pantokrator, and has panoramic mountain and sea views from the terraces and infinity pool.  Privacy, peace and seclusion in an idyllic setting.

blue-skies shady-seating

Inside, four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a state of the art kitchen and an open plan dining / living area.  Air con, ceiling fans, central heating, satellite TV, Playstation, iPod docking station and all modern technology provided.

decadent-days by-the-pool

Outside, a spectacular roof terrace, perfect for dining al fresco with exquisite views of your surroundings.  A 50 square metre infinity pool, a stone BBQ, shaded decking areas and landscaped borders complete this picture of perfection.

night-views

If you can bear to drag yourself away, the local village of Spartilas is charming and unspoilt, and has a bar, cafe, mini market, bakery and pharmacy.  23km down the road, the Venetian influenced Corfu town awaits those who want to explore cobbled streets and artisan shops.  Boat trips, beaches, restaurants galore; you will not be short of places to explore.

kitchen

So if you’re in search of somewhere you can soak up some sun, dip in a pristine pool, dine outside, enjoy sensational scenery and recharge your batteries, then this is the place to come.

From £1500 – £3600 per week, depending on time of year.

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