For a UK resident, Spain is one of the best holiday destination choices due to its value for money, proximity to the UK, and vast range of superb holiday accommodation throughout the country.
The almost 10 million UK holidaymakers who visit Spain each year are testament to that!
One Off Places is home to almost 150 holiday properties in Spain, spanning 15 regions and ranging from tiny little mountaintop cottages for two to farmhouses and castles for up to 25 people.
Whether you’re choosing an out-of-season long weekend away, a week-long holiday with friends, or a fortnight summer break with extended family, you will find that Spain can offer you a vast range of landscapes, activities, history and culture, with a choice of accommodation to suit all group sizes and budgets.
Here are 10 places to stay for every taste.
1) Best for Quirkiness
If you’re looking for something unique, then you’ve come to the right place. In a ruggedly beautiful Andalucian mountain range, you can find a 1930s airstream caravan with luxurious modern interiors (including WiFi and flatscreen TV), a private plunge pool, and glorious walks on your doorstep.
2) Best for its Garden
If gardens are your thing, then the charmingly converted farmhouse apartments at Cortijo Opazo, in the heart of the unspoilt Alpujarras region, are just the ticket. The garden is a terraced oasis of flowers, wildlife and quiet corners, and you have wonderful walking and cycling on your doorstep.
3) Best for Large Groups
Going away with a group of friends or extended family? Don’t be scared off by the prices of the bigger properties – once you split the cost between families, you’ll find it remakably good value. Almiral de la Font is an 11 bedroom restored masia just south of Barcelona with 300 acres of private grounds, sea views and a private swimming pool.
4) Best for Glamping
Nobody turns up their nose at this type of glamping. 10 treehouses, set in the grounds of a 14th century country house in Catalonia, each tailor-made for the tree that houses them, and with simply exquisite mountain views. Shared pool and gardens, and a breakfast basket delivered directly to your treehouse each day.
5) Best for Romance
If you’re in search of a romantic retreat with a loved one, then there is no better place than Dar Hajra, one of Spain’s most spectacular rental properties which has been sculpted around a rocky crag in the Grazalema park in Andalucia. Exquisite and designer interiors, and an infinity pool with views to die for.
6) Best for Seclusion
African View is a beautifully secluded three bedroom cottage near the town of Tarifa. It is hidden away in the heart of a nature reserve, has spectacular views of the African coastline from the roof terrace, and is just a four minute walk to a sandy beach.
7) Best for Glorious Interiors
If you’re a fan of stylish interior decor, then the four bedroom El Olivar is the place for you. Set within its own olive groves and within a few miles of the hilltop city of Ronda, the villa is decorated in a soothing palette of muted colours and has terracotta floors, whitewashed beams, and original artwork – as well as a pool and beautiful garden with panoramic views.
8) Best for Views
Catro Faros is a five bedroom luxury villa in Galicia, designed by a local architect. From its extensive decked terraces you can see four of the most famous lighthouses in Galicia, splendid landmarks with panoramic ocean views as the backdrop. Private pool, luxurious interiors, and lots of beaches nearby.
9) Best Lakeside Accommodation
A lakeside farmhouse near El Chorro in Andalucia which has been converted into several apartments is the ultimate spot for those who enjoy watersports and water views. Panoramic lake views from the terrace, a small private beach 100 metres from the apartment, and national park scenery from right outside your door.
10) Best for Budget
If you’re budget conscious and in search of a Spanish getaway then we have just the place for you in Extremadura. A pair of ancient watermills providing you with simple rural living at its best – an ideal spot for exploring the mountains with superb walking and birdwatching. There are two summer restaurants within walking distance, and two people can stay for just €55 per night.