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Top picks from our newest One Off Places

The month of September has brought us a flurry of fabulous new properties, to add to our existing portfolio of unique, quirky and characterful places to stay around the world.  Here are our six favourite newbies – how about considering one of these for your next break, whether a romantic escape, or a family get together….

Glamping in Slovenia

Glamping in Slovenia

Glamping in Slovenia

Luxurious glamping tents by Lake Bled in Slovenia.  Private hot tubs, spa on site, mountain backdrop, a superb restaurant, and a plethora of outdoor pursuits.  From €160 per night.

Medieval Manor House in Herefordshire

Medieval Manor house in Herefordshire

Medieval Manor house in Herefordshire

This fifteen bedroom luxurious rural hideaway is in the grounds of a sprawling 800 acre Herefordshire estate and is the perfect spot for an unforgettable weekend away with friends or family.  Three interconnecting wings and decadent interiors.  From £1625 for two nights.

Historic house in Lanzarote

Bedroom views from Lanzarote house

Bedroom views from Lanzarote house

Situated in the valley of a thousand palms in the north of the island of Lanzarote, Casa Shanti is a typical Canarian village house which dates back about 200 years. Enjoy colourful interiors, year round sunshine and an atmosphere of tranquillity.  Sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms.  From €85 per night.

Converted monastery on the shores of Loch Ness

Monastery apartment on Loch Ness

Monastery apartment on Loch Ness

Right on the shore of famous Loch Ness this spacious two bedroom apartment within a historic converted Benedictine abbey at Fort Augustus offers luxury accommodation and a whole host of facilities and activities on the doorstep.  On site is an indoor swimming pool, a games room, a spa and a restaurant.  From £120 per night.

Country House in Croatia

Country House in Croatia

Country House in Croatia

Hidden within a 100,000m2 piece of land on the banks of the Korana river, the Old Oak House is a sensitively restored country home sleeping up to six people, which is characterised by peaceful isolation, wonderful views and a wealth of outdoor activities on your doorstep.  From €150 per night.

Farmhouse in rural Cornwall

Luxury Cornish farmhouse

Luxury Cornish farmhouse

Five bedroom farmhouse in a wonderfully tranquil setting just outside Falmouth, which blends rural isolation with holiday convenience.  A stylish and characterful property which boasts luxurious interiors, a fantastic garden and far-reaching countryside views.  From £1095 per week.

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Riverside Glamping in East Sussex

Here on a peaceful campsite in East Sussex you will find a collection of hand built huts; a perfect spot for a romantic weekend away or for getting back to nature with the family.  The huts are based on the idea of an old shepherd’s hut and built using old corn bins for the rooves, recycled chassis from old touring caravans – reclaimed, locally sourced, and recycled materials.

Hut-exterior the-perfect-evening

Unique and charming, the five huts are located on a farm in the village of Bodiam, East Sussex.  Everything on site has been set up to produce minimum impact on the environment – timber from responsibly farmed forests, lighting systems powered via solar panels on the hut’s roof and paints made with natural pigments.

hut-at-night cosy-in-winter

Each hut can sleep 4 people and although compact, they also provide all the necessary mod cons, from gas hob to electric lighting.  They each have a wood burner, double glazing, and excellent insulation to ensure you are kept cosy.  Cooking equipment, kitchen basics and bedding are all provided.  Outside each hut has table and chairs and its own firepit, and there is a communal covered area and campfire to ensure you can dine alfresco even if the weather is a little inclement!  Washing facilities are a few yards away in a separate shepherd’s hut and includes hot showers and flushing toilets!

inside Day-bed-made-up-as-bunks-1

There’s loads to do in the vicinity, from enjoying the farm (and fishing in the river which runs through the farm), to strolling over the fields to the local pub, visiting Bodiam Castle or the Steam Railway.

hut-in-sunlight

From £79 – £95 per hut per night.

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

Brand New Beachfront Safari Tents in Brittany

Glamping at its very best!  Six safari tents, each with private sundeck, just metres from a secluded beach.  Set in the ‘Baie de la Foret’ where unspoilt landscapes meet a crystal clear water secluded beach, this is the ultimate spot for a back to nature holiday.  An idyllic setting in which to kick back and enjoy life.

Aerial view of Brittany glamping

Aerial view of Brittany Glamping

The six ‘Archipel’ safari tents and the three ‘Atoll’ tents all have comfortable bedding and wood burning stoves.  All sit on wooden sundecks with sheltered outdoor kitchens and seating areas from where you can enjoy the view. There are two green roofed bath houses, located just a few metres from the tents with flushing toilets, hot showers, wash basins and sinks.

Tent interior

Tent interior

The lodges have a direct view of the secluded beach below but the site is fenced so children can play safely in the surrounding grounds.  The sea is super child-friendly, with no currents or big waves.

Beach in front of tents

Beach in front of tents

If you ever tire of the beach and sea swimming on site (which we doubt), there are bikes available to hire on site.  The trails of Fousnant country are just waiting to be explored, there’s a golf club down the road, tennis nearby, and a whole host of watersports to get involved with including scuba diving, sailing and canoeing.  There are tiny romantic coves and white sandy beaches, and for the culture vultures, head inland to the Cathedral St Corentin and the Breton County Museum.

safari-tent-exterior private-deck

Price from 73 – 132 euros per night.

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.

Luxury villas make way for Bali’s first ever Glampsite

One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of Glamping Sandat, a cluster of lavish safari tents and cabins in the heart of beautiful Bali.

spacious-interiors pool-setting

Sandat is made up of five safari tents and three ‘Lumbung’ cabins, all of which are eco-friendly, comfortable, highly luxurious, and cleverly blended with their natural surroundings. The interiors are an elegant intermingling of Eastern and Western styles, with unusual pieces of original Balinese art and furniture throughout.

tent-interior sandat-at-night

Tabitha Symonds, founder and director of oneoffplaces.co.uk, said of this brand new addition to the portfolio; `think tropical luxury combined with creature comforts and you’ve got the measure of this place.  This is glamorous camping at its very best!`

by-the-pool circular-bed

Each tent can accommodate a family of four and is furnished with wrought iron lamps, crystal chandeliers and cabinets made by local craftsmen.   You might have a round bed, an inlaid wooden bed or a handcrafted bamboo bed – each one is unique. Each tent sits within a private tropical garden, with a 5m x 3m pool which overlooks a forest of coconut palms. All tents and cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, a mini fridge, an iPod dock, an internal phone service and a Wi-Fi connection.

pure-relaxation dining-room

The Sandat Glamping site is located near Ubud, a town in central Bali, and if you want to experience traditional Balinese culture then this is the place to do it. There are temples and historic sites to discover, rice paddies, coconut groves and mountains to explore, and traditional experiences to enjoy.  Bali is a feast for the senses.

£160 – £300 per night (based on two).  10% discount for stays of one week or more.