Monthly Archives: July 2014

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

 

 

10 good reasons to holiday in Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

We mentioned on social media last week that we had just launched a new region in Scotland, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, and that we have five fabulous new properties there to showcase.   Our five first properties in this region are all set on the beautifully scenic Kilpatrick Hills and have stunning views out over the River Clyde and Erskine Bridge.

Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick

So here are ten good reasons to visit this part of the world:

1. When it comes to Glasgow, don’t think Trainspotting, think style and culture.  Bursting with art galleries, museums and exceptional architecture.

2. The Clyde Valley Tourist Route - a 42 mile driving route through spectacular scenery.

Clyde Valley Tourist Route

Clyde Valley Tourist Route

3. The Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve – waterfalls and birdlife galore!

4. Finlaystone Country Estate – a private estate with spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde.

5. Prestwick Beach – a long sandy beach with views of the Isle of Arran.

Prestwick Beach

Prestwick Beach

6. The walking trails – great walking country all around you.

7. The cycle routes are pretty good too!

8. The New Lanark World Heritage site – beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in a spectactular valley.

9. The Antonine Wall World Heritage site – an insight into the Roman conquest of Britain.

10. The beautiful collection of One Off Places on offer.  Like this one.

Views over the Clyde

Views over the Clyde

To see our collection of over 1000 One Off Places, visit our website here.

If you’re looking for something really quirky, then have a look at our different property types here.

 

Summer availability in gorgeous, quirky, holiday lets…..

We’re well into July now so if you’re relying on finding something special for your summer holiday, but haven’t booked it yet, then you need to get on it!  A few of our most charming One Off Places in the UK have got some last minute slots to fill, so if any of them take your fancy, make that enquiry sharpish, before someone else does!

Fancy a stay in a private castle for two in Devon?  Then Haldon Belvedere is your place.  Set in five acres of secluded woodland with panoramic views across Dartmoor and Exmoor, this top floor apartment is oozing 18th century charisma, with ornate plasterwork, gothic windows, and marble fireplaces.  A fabulous bolthole for two.  From £125 per night.  A variety of short stays are still available throughout August.  See http://www.oneoffplaces.co.uk/Europe/England/Devon/Haldon-Belvedere—Lawrence-Castle.aspx for more info.

Private castle for two in Devon

Private castle for two in Devon

Eco more your thing?  This cabin in the corner of a wildflower meadow in Yorkshire is made from straw bales – in fact, it’s the UK’s first holiday home made from straw bales, so if you’re looking for unique, this is it.  Beautiful peaceful setting alongside a little pond, where the swallows dip and dive the whole summer long.  It sleeps 2 and can be booked for anything from one night (@ £60) to one week (@£264).  Still has availability for the last two weeks of August.

Straw Bale Cabin in Yorkshire

Straw Bale Cabin in Yorkshire

If you’re a water person, then consider a houseboat holiday?  There is one remaining week of availability in this beautiful barge in Devon – a traditional canal barge moored on your own private and secluded waterway.  Just relax as the countryside unfolds around you without the bother of battling your way through crowded waterways.  The boats are set in 35 acres of beautiful north Devon countryside and can sleep up to four people.  Available 9th – 16th August @ £790 for one week.

Houseboat holiday in North Devon

Houseboat holiday in North Devon

There is also some August availability in this former cobblers cottage which sits right on the River Tees in Yorkshire.  It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is the perfect setting for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday.  Watch the kingfishers dart across the water, and even sometimes the odd otter coming by to say hello.    Part of the north Pennines area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will not be short of things to do or places to visit.  It’s available from 2nd – 16th August @ £450 per week.

Riverside cobblers cottage

Riverside cobblers cottage

We have lots of other places with last minute summer availability – both at home and abroad.  Have a look at our special offers page to see them all.  Better still, you can see all the various unique and one off properties by using our search page, or having a look at our range of property types, and destinations.