Monthly Archives: June 2013

Late availability discounts in top One Off Places Boltholes

22% off an ancient romantic bolthole in England

A unique `chocolate box` Grade 2 listed thatched stone cottage dating from 1650, heavily beamed throughout with a vaulted bedroom. A truly romantic hideaway, oozing with character, set in a pretty Conservation village with a beautiful old cottage garden and a stream outside.

Available: 1st – 5th July

Price: Was £320 for 4 nights, now £250 for 4 nights

Thatched cottage in Buckinghamshire

Thatched cottage in Buckinghamshire


20% off an apartment in an Italian country house

Magnificent 19th century Italian country house divided into 4 luxurious air-conditioned apartments set in wonderful countryside but within walking distance of ancient Mogliano town. Situated in the strolling hills with views of the stunning surrounding countryside and the awesome Sibillini mountains.

Available: 13th – 20th July

Price: Was £735 per week, now £590 per week

Italian country house with four apartments

Italian country house with four apartments


15% off a French Windmill for Two

A lovingly renovated 19th century Windmill in the Vendee region of France… an ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or special occasion at any time of the year. The Moulin is set just outside a small village. The only noise comes from church bells and the sound of sheep in the surrounding fields. 1 bed / sleeps 2

Available: 6th – 13th July & 20th July – 3rd August

Price: Was £500 per week, now £425 per week

Windmill for two in France

Windmill for two in France


10% off stone cottage hideaway in Devon

Nestled in a valley at the end of a private lane, surrounded by 20 acres of private conservation land, the Owlery is a charming stone cottage with a cosy wood burner, wonderful views, and a spa bath big enough for two. This is a picture-perfect romantic retreat.

Available: 5th – 12th July

Price:  Was £575 per week, now £515 per week

Stone cottage for two in Devon

Stone cottage for two in Devon


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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, 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.


Scotland’s Private Islands – have one all to yourself!

If you thought that staying on your own private island would cost the earth, then think again.  Here at One Off Places we have just introduced two charming holiday cottages on the Isle of Scalpay – a small island on a stretch of water between the Applecross Peninsula and the Isle of Skye on Scotland’s west coast.

Arrival at your private island

Arrival at your private island

The island consists of 600 acres of woodland, and a plethora of freshwater lochs and burns.  There is 14 miles of shoreline and open hills rising from the sea.  It is a secluded and tranquil island retreat – the perfect place for experiencing rugged Scotland, with its abundant flora and fauna.

Waterfront holiday cottage

Waterfront holiday cottage

Believe it or not, it does not take you a week to get there either!  Fly or train to Inverness and you will find yourself just two hours from Scalpay.  A week’s holiday here will not feel like enough.  You can go boating and fishing, bird watching, walking, photography and painting.  On your walks you are quite likely to encounter birds of prey, weasels and otters.  In the sea you might be lucky enough to spot whales and dolphins.  Go mackerel fishing, take the boat to Skye and just hunker down in your very own wilderness.

sunset on your Scottish island

sunset on your Scottish island

The cottages are both waterfront, are superbly equipped, and have fabulous views.  A fine choice for your next holiday.

Cottage on private Scottish island.

Cottage on private Scottish Island.