Monthly Archives: November 2013

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!

UK Christmas availability and discounts from One Off Places

The West Coast of Scotland Waterfront Christmas – £29pppn

A luxury architect designed waterfront holiday house on the remote Knoydart Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland with one of the best sea loch hot tub views in the UK.  This exquisite home is accessible only by boat!  Inside floor to ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings, contemporary furnishings and designer interiors.  Outside; hot tub, two moorings, wrap around deck and views to die for….5 bedrooms / sleeps 10.

Deal: Was £2700, now £2000 for one week, 20th – 27th December.

Lochside Luxury

Lochside Luxury

The Dorset Castle Christmas – £133pppn

With lavish interiors and impeccably designed gardens, The Penn (as Pennsylvania Castle is affectionately known) is located on the Dorset Isle of Portland and is all about comfort and luxury.  The house has every indulgence, from extensive entertaining areas, to a heated indoor swimming pool, and the scenery surrounding the various terraces is simply exquisite.  9 bedrooms / sleeps 20.

Deal: 3 nights for £8000 (additional nights on request).  Includes mince pies, a case of wine and Christmas trees.  Available 20th – 27th December.

Dorset Castle

Dorset Castle

The Welsh Watermill Christmas – £15pppn

This beautifully converted water mill which nestles at the bottom of the majestic mountain of Cadair Idris has the River Dysynni running past the front door. The house has been renovated using local slate and stone, and it still retains its stone walls and exposed beams.  River frontage, fishing on site, and a plethora of tranquillity and nature.  3 beds / sleeps up to 8

Deal: Was £950, now £850 for any 7 nights between 20-30 December (Fri-Fri or Mon-Mon).  Tree and hamper included.

Welsh Watermill

Welsh Watermill

The Hebridean Eco Christmas – £52pppn

Located on the east side of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the luxurious Lewis Longhouse sits close to the beach in an area of peaceful, natural beauty. With stunning interiors, uninterrupted views and huge windows that bring the outdoors in, this is a very special place in which to escape and relax, any time of year.  2 beds / sleeps 4.

Deal: £1450 for one week (based on 4 – 10% discount for 2 people).  Festive goodies included.  Available 21st – 28th December.

Scottish eco house

Scottish eco house

Holiday in a Windmill? Quirky, maybe, but not as rustic as you might imagine…..

It’s rare to find holiday properties which are as atmospheric and historica as they are unique, but a holiday in a windmill ticks that box!  Unique holiday cottages are one thing, but windmill conversions are often graded or listed, and they are overflowing with character and stories of days gone by.   We’ve taken on a few windmill properties recently, and I for one, think they are worth shouting about!

Romantic windmill stays

Romantic windmill stays

How Hill Windmill in Norfolk was built in 1824 as a working grain mill and is now a Grade II listed windmill offering characterful riverside accommodation.  Sleeping four in two bedrooms it is in peaceful and picturesque surroundings, boasts a private garden and has its own mooring on the River Ant.  From £375 per week.

Riverside windmill in Norfolk

Riverside windmill in Norfolk

Winning the prize for the most beautiful setting, The Mill on the Hill is a magical hilltop haven overlooking the plains of Portugal’s Alentejo.  Panoramic views, a walled garden with tree swing and hammock, and three comfortable bedrooms in this unique holiday rental.  From £500 per week.

Hilltop windmill in Portugal

Hilltop windmill in Portugal

Time and again people return to Cley Windmill, one of our most popular UK properties.  Dating from the early 18th century, Cley Windmill is a well known landmark on the North Norfolk coast.  Operating as a B&B (but available to book on an exclusive basis), it offers simply stunning views across the salt marshes and out to sea and has been sympathetically converted into a guesthouse simply oozing charm.  From £80 – £165 per room per night.

Windmill on the North Norfolk Coast

Windmill on the North Norfolk Coast

Another windmill B&B, this time in Wiltshire, high above a beautiful Cotswold stone town.  Bradford Old Windmill is a prominent landmark, and inside it doesn’t disappoint with its pointed Gothic windows and ornate Victorian spiral staircase.  Includes a bedroom with a conical roof, and a circular room with a round bed.  From £89 – £115 per room per night.

Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

If it’s a romantic hideaway all to yourself you’re after, then Moulin85 in the Vendee region of France should do the trick.  Sleeping just two people but arranged over four floors (with a room per floor!) it is an exquisitely peaceful, rural and romantic retreat.  From £450 per week.

Romantic retreat in France

Romantic retreat in France

 

Up to £850 off on pre festive breaks in selected One Off Party Houses

£850 off Dorset Manor House

A beautiful stone manor house set in a stunning Dorset location, Chaffeymoor Grange sleeps 20 guests in comfort. It offers a superb and unforgettable venue for the traditional country house party weekend, whether you are a large family celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or a group of old friends organising a reunion weekend. 10 beds / sleeps 20.

Deal: Save £850 on weekend rentals throughout November. 2 nights for £2,500 or 3 nights for £3,100.

Chaffeymoor Grange in Dorset

Chaffeymoor Grange in Dorset

£745 off Listed house in Norfolk

Built in 1687 and newly converted, Incleborough House is a Grade II listed property in Norfolk set in magnificent landscaped walled gardens which overlook the village green. Stunning architecture, creative interior design and a classical feel – all just 300 metres from an award-winning beach. This house has the wow factor.  7 beds / sleeps 16.

Deal: Four night midweek break arriving Mon 11th or Mon 18th November.  Includes wine, cakes, bread and a full English breakfast.  Now £1250 (was £1995).

Incleborough House in Norfolk

Incleborough House in Norfolk

£695 off Somerset Retreat

Nestled in rural Somerset sits Cossington Park, a beautiful family home with a long and fascinating history. Explore the sprawling collection of books, portraits and antiques, enjoy the 22 acres of wonderful grounds and relax with friends and family in this superb retreat.  6 beds / sleeps 16.

Deal: 3 night weekend from 22nd November now £1200 (was £1895).  3 night weekend from 13th December now £1395 (was £1895).

Cossington Park in Somerset

Cossington Park in Somerset

£325 off Edwardian villa in Portmeirion

This luxurious Edwardian villa offers breathtaking views over the Dwyryd Estuary to the mountains beyond. Situated high above the famous Portmeirion village on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, the villa has been lovingly restored and offers a truly relaxing holiday. 4 beds / sleeps 8.

Deal: 7 night stay now £975 (was £1300).  4 nights midweek now £556 (was £695).  3 night weekend now £636 (was £795).  Available throughout November.

Hafod Cae Maen in Wales

Hafod Cae Maen in Wales

£140 off Georgian house in the Peak District

A fine three storey 18th century Georgian building, with oak beamed ceilings, Derwent House is a grade II listed property which has been lovingly refurbished, whilst maintaining its historical ambience. The house is an ideal base to explore the delights of the Peak District throughout the year.  6 beds / sleeps 12.

Deal: 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek break for £900.  Valid until mid December 2013.

Derwent House in Derbyshire

Derwent House in Derbyshire

For more information on these and the other unique properties in the collection, including a truck conversion in the Scottish Highlands; a treehouse in Somerset; a roundhouse in France;  a houseboat in Amsterdam; a yurt in Portugal; a safari tent in Italy; a colonial villa in Sri Lanka; a holiday in a yurt, glamping, a big house to rent, a holiday in a tipi, quirky places to stay, a Scottish holiday, a stay in a shepherds hut, treehouse holidays, a villa in Galicia, villas in France, villas in Spain, windmills, castles, eco houses, tents, tipis and yurts; visit www.oneoffplaces.co.uk.

 

Take the family on holiday to Sri Lanka – often described as a paradise by those who visit it….

If you want to find yourself a villa or one-off holiday property in one of the friendliest countries in the world, then choose a villa in Sri Lanka.  There are sights and attractions galore, to suit all the family, and choices of places to stay ranging from colonial villas, beachfront huts, treehouses and rustic cottages.

Colonial villa with beautiful tropical gardens

Colonial villa with beautiful tropical gardens

A relatively small country, you’ll be easily able to venture from your holiday accommodation to all sorts of fascinating places, returning every day to your holiday villa, perhaps for a dip in a pool, or a wander on the beach.  If you’re a lover of wildlife, then you’ll be in heaven; the country is teeming with wildlife and birdlife, and the national parks are home to leopards and elephants.  You will not be left wanting for cultural heritage either – visit the ancient Sigiriya fortress, the Buddhist city of Kandy, the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, and the cave temples of Dambulla.

Treehouse near Sigiriya

Treehouse near Sigiriya

Head to the coast for beautiful tropical beaches, turtle sanctuaries, and fabulous diving and snorkelling opportunities.  Yes indeed, Sri Lanka is the place – perfect for all the family!

Riverside villa in Tangalle

Riverside villa in Tangalle

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