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Late September availability in One Off Places

Missed the boat in August and still in search of some time out?  Avoided the crowds of holiday makers and now ready to book an escape?  Here at One Off Places we’ve got some fabulous September offers, both at home and abroad.  We’ve picked our favourites below, but for more ideas of places to go in September, why not have a look at our special offers page?

Handcrafted Romany caravans in the Scottish borders

In a landscaped meadow in the Scottish Borders, set around a wildlife lochan, you’ll find a cluster of French hand crafted wooden Romany-style caravans, luxurious and elegant yet simple and timeless. If you want to escape the humdrum of your daily life, reconnect with nature, and experience something truly original and rejuvenating, then this is the place. Magical.

20% discount on all midweek stays in September of three nights or more.  From £76 per night.

Indian summer in a Scottish meadow

Indian summer in a Scottish meadow

Six bedroom country house in Somerset

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.  With its informal, friendly atmosphere, a dedicated and caring team of staff, and a gorgeous village location, there isn’t much not to love about this place. Sleeps 16.

3 nights from 26th Sep was £1989, now £1289.

Country house in Somerset

Country house in Somerset

13th century olive millhouse in Andalucia

Beautiful 13th century restored Olive Millhouse in Spain’s Andalucia, situated in a peaceful and secluded setting nestling amongst olive groves, with stunning panoramic views of the mountains and unspoilt countryside beyond.  It has been lovingly restored to retain its character and rustic charm,and has a large and pristine private pool with exquisite views.  Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms.

Available throughout September.  Was £990 per week, now £850 per week.

Olive millhouse in Spain

Olive millhouse in Spain

19th century watermill in Portugal

Set in two acres of fruit tree terraces and pretty woodland, in a tranquil rural setting bounded by the river, this 19th century Casa Moinho once was home to the donkeys that worked at the ruined watermill in the garden and has now been restored into charming and comfortable accommodation for four (in two bedrooms).

Available throughout September.  Usually £695 per week, now £495 per week.

Portuguese watermill

Portuguese watermill

Safari tents in Suffolk

Within a peaceful and private corner in the heart of the Suffolk countryside you will find a canvas-wrapped three bedroom hideaway which brings a whole new meaning to glamorous camping.  Starry skies, meals around the fire pit, sumptous interiors, and beautiful tranquil surroundings.  Each tent sleeps up to six in three bedrooms.

15% discount on midweek breaks throughout September.

Suffolk glamping

Suffolk glamping

 

Holidays to write home about for under £500

So you’ve got a budget for your holidays, and every web search you do brings up some fabulous looking holidays, but which all cost the earth.  Here at One Off Places we cater for all budgets in our unique and distinctive holiday properties so today’s post is giving you some examples of a few sometimes quirky, sometimes luxurious, sometimes unique, and always distinctive, places where you (and your partner / sister / family) can go on holiday.  Here’s what £500 gets you:

£450 for four nights in the Isle of Wight’s only rentable Treehouse

This two bedroom Treehouse (sleeping up to six people) is set in beautiful peaceful surroundings, a mile from the coast on the Isle of Wight.  The treehouse is divided into two separate areas – the Living House and the Sleeping House. On site is a children’s play area, bikes to hire, and the delights of the Isle of Wight on your doorstep.

£450 for 4 nights midweek (£350 for a three night weekend)

Treehouse on the Isle of Wight

Treehouse on the Isle of Wight

£495 for two weeks in a Boar Hide in Portugal

The name ‘the Boar Hide’ is not just metaphorical or descriptive – this is an actual boar hide! Open the shutters, lay some bait on the terrace and wait…. We can guarantee you will never have stayed anywhere quite like this.  The Boar Hide sits within the grounds of an organic smallholding in mid Portugal, a rare place which is completely off-grid.  Enormous shutters open out onto a terrace where the boar will congregate, and there is also an outside dining area and river access.  Sleeps four.

£495 for 14 nights.

The Boar Hide in Portugal

The Boar Hide in Portugal

£450 for seven nights in a French windmill

A lovingly renovated 19th century Windmill in the Vendee region of France… an ideal setting for a special occasion.  The windmill is set over four floors and the bedroom at the top commands views across the beautiful countryside.  Secluded and peaceful.

£450 for seven nights.

Windmill in France

Windmill in France

£450 for seven nights in a former Gothic railway station in North Wales

Romantic, intimate and unique, this boutique artist designed apartment in the heart of Snowdonia is the ultimate bolthole for a twosome looking to get away. The apartment is housed in an old railway station right in the middle of Betws-y-Coed, a delightful village in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. And it boasts a private balcony which looks out over the station platform to the surrounding woods and hills.

£450 for seven nights

Apartment in a railway station

Apartment in a railway station

And if you think £500 is still a bit much, then we’ll happily do an under £300 category.  And then for the wealthy folk amongst you, we’ll show you some of the top end stuff.  Howzat?

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Stay in an African safari lodge and go wildlife spotting…..in Kent

Do you dream of going on an African safari but wonder how on earth you’ll find the money to take the whole family?  Well, our safari lodges in a wild animal park in Kent may be the answer to your dreams!  While you’re saving up for the big trip, how about spending a week or a long weekend at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent where you can stay in a safari tent, sip a sundowner from a waterhole viewpoint, and get up at the crack of dawn to go on a guided safari.

Safari tent exterior

Safari tent exterior

Elephant Lodge is a perfect place to enjoy your wild camping experience without sacrificing your home comforts or leaving the UK! The camp comprises thirteen luxury tented lodges, nine of which overlook the elephant paddocks and have stunning views of the cheetah enclosure, as well as looking across the Romney marsh to the Kent coastline. With well-appointed interiors and the chance to spot African elephants and cheetahs, Elephant Lodge offers a glamping experience like no other.

Close up with the elephants

Close up with the elephants

Cheetah

Cheetah

Every lodge sleeps up to 8 people.  There are two double bedrooms, one double sofa bed in the living area and bunk beds in the twin room. The lodges have private toilet and shower facilities and a log burning stove to keep you cosy.

Cabin room in tent

Cabin room in tent

Double room in tent

Double room in tent

A stay at Elephant Lodge entitles you to free unlimited entry to both Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Parks as well as access to evening activities like walking tours of the park with a keeper and evening safari tours after the park is closed to the public.

Tent interiors

Tent interiors

From £510 (three nights) / £1360 (7 nights) per tent.

Surroundings

Surroundings

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.