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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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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


For more information on these and the other unique properties in the collection, including a truck conversion in the Scottish Highlands; a treehouse in Somerset; a roundhouse in France;  a houseboat in Amsterdam; a yurt in Portugal; a safari tent in Italy; a colonial villa in Sri Lanka; a holiday in a yurt, glamping, a big house to rent, a holiday in a tipi, quirky places to stay, a Scottish holiday, a stay in a shepherds hut, treehouse holidays, a villa in Galicia, villas in France, villas in Spain, windmills, castles, eco houses, tents, tipis and yurts; visit www.oneoffplaces.co.uk.



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