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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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Our top five places to stay on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight – UK holiday destination extraordinaire!  About six miles from the southern coast of England, those in search of the perfect family holiday should look no further.  Known as ‘England in miniature’, it has an incredible variety of scenery, a large selection of fabulous beaches, and an eclectic mix of Victorian heyday and modern glamour.  If you’re heading to the Isle of Wight with children, then the list of things to do is endless – from dinosaur hunting to watersports, cycling to theme parks, and all points in between.

And in amongst all that activity, you need a fabulous place to stay.  That’s where we come in!  We have picked our top five One Off Places on the Isle of Wight.  We know you’re all starting to think about 2014 holidays – why not get on and get it booked before Christmas.  One less thing to think about in January!

1. Two bedroom treehouse near Cowes, 1km from the beach



The only treehouse accommodation on the Isle of Wight, this charming structure offers luxurious comfort in peaceful and private surroundings.  There is a living house, and a sleeping house, connected by smart decking, sleeping 4-6 people.  From £450 per week.

2. Four bedroom architect designed Tin Tabernacle, formerly a Mission House

The Mission Hall

The Mission Hall

The former ‘Blackgang Mission Hall‘ built in 1895 and only ever used as a mission meeting hall until it was converted in 2007.  Now the interior has had the touch of an interior designer, where two mezzanine bedrooms float in the roof  space and a bath is sunken into what was once the baptismal font.  Sleeps 8.  From £780 per week.

3. Safari tents with sea views on an organic farm

Safari Tent

Safari Tent

Five canvas lodges, each sleeping up to six people nestled in glorious farm surroundings with stunning sea views, and fabulous beaches on your doorstep.  Inside, comfy beds, games compendiums and oodles of living space.  Outside, your own private deck with sea views, and a communal campfire.

4. Airstream caravans in picturesque countryside



Thirteen classic American trailers and a few British vintage caravans thrown in for good measure, all with unique and quirky interiors and sleeping two – six people each.  Each trailer restoration is a labour of love, and every airstream and caravan has its own individual personality.  From £460 per week.  Minimum stay 2 nights.

5. The Exclusive Cluster of hand built shepherds huts

Shepherds Huts

Shepherds Huts

A new concept for shepherds hut glamping - rather than just getting one hut, you get four!  A double living / kitchen hut, and two individual bedroom huts, all set around a smart decking area.  Hidden away in picturesque farm and woodland, and cosy whatever the weather.  Fabulous for the children – the perfect quirky rural retreat.  Sleeps 6.  From £550 per week.

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Say Hello to our new Treehouse in Cornwall

In search of a unique bolthole where you can snuggle up with a loved one and escape the world?  This lovingly built treehouse is perched in an ash tree on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, complete with sweeping countryside and sea views.


This unusual treetop hideaway offers you peace and seclusion, a place you can enjoy quiet surroundings and go to sleep to the sound of leaves rustling in the surrounding trees.  Wake up to views over Falmouth Bay, and the surrounding countryside.


Inside the treehouse is one open plan room, with a kitchen / sitting area below and a mezzanine double bed.  The kitchen is small but well equipped with a hob and grill, a cold box and a selection of crockery and cutlery.  There is also a tap, basin and composting toilet, and a separate shared shower room in a beautifully converted horse box!


A beautiful beach is just a 10 minute walk from the treehouse in the village of Porthallow – also in the village you will find a good local pub.  A 20 minute walk takes you to the village of St Keverne which has restaurants and a few shops.  All around you are stunning coast path walks and water sport opportunities.


The lower east coast of the Lizard Peninsula is famous for its secluded coves, stunning coastal scenery and quaint fishing villages.  This is a perfect spot for a getaway break, and you may find it hard to leave…..


From £75 – £100 per night (based on two sharing).

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Competition Time! Win a stay in a fabulous Kent Treehouse with One Off Places.

If you’ve ever dreamt of sleeping up in the trees then you might get the chance to if you enter our latest competition.  This handcrafted treehouse is six metres off the ground amongst fruit trees, conifers and willows.  The house is built almost completely from driftwood which has been gathered from a local beach, and comprises two joined hexagonal pods, each of which sits on a tree trunk pedestal.  Inside you will find an amazing array of litte luxuries and mod cons – hard to believe that this is ‘rural living’.  The ultimate in romantic experiences.

the-treehouse under-the-treehouse

Inside you’ll find one bedroom with a double bed, a lounge with kitchen area, and a separate bathroom.  There is a log burner to keep you cosy on chilly nights, and underfloor heating throughout.  The kitchen is fully equipped and includes microwave and dishwasher.  The sitting room is fitted with 70 inch home cinema screen system and surround sound, as well as SKY TV (including the movies package), DVD’s, CD’s, iPod docking station and free WiFi.

living-room bedroom

At the bottom of the tree trunk you will find your private hot tub, bubbling away gently in anticipation of your arrival.  Bath robes and slippers are provided, and you can while away some hours sipping champagne in this most perfectly situated hot tub.

romance-personified kitchen

More information about the treehouse can be found here: http://www.oneoffplaces.co.uk/Europe/England/Kent/Treehouse-Hideaway.aspx.


To enter the competition, go to http://www.oneoffplaces.co.uk/article/competition.aspx and complete your details.