2018 has already gotten off to a great start. Our catalogue of quirky, characterful holiday homes surpassed 2000 listings and we’ve had the likes of The Times, Conde Nast Traveller and The Independent promoting our luxurious villas and chateaux. That’s not all, we were even up for an award from our friends at Angels and Urchins! So, without further ado, have a scroll through all the press-based coverage that Oliver’s Travels received from January to March.


The Independent chasing winter sun at Villa Levantes

Having endured a super frosty winter, it’s a relief that The Independent covered the best holiday homes to catch some sun! Among a list of wonderfully warm destinations, Villa Levantes is named as the place to go to top up your tan in the sunny island of Crete. 

The Independent  – Oliver’s Travels

The Daily Telegraph travel experts suggest booking with Oliver’s Travels

The Daily Telegraph readers asked travel expert Sophie Butler for suggestions on where to stay for a large group including grandparents adults, children and wheelchair users. With our range of accessible and spacious holiday homes, Oliver’s Travels was suggested as an operator to book with.  

The Daily Telegraph – Oliver’s Travels


Hand Luggage Only visits Maison Du Vins & Chateau la Moinerie

Hand Luggage Only share some fab snaps and stories from their ventures around France including the time they spent at the wonderful  Maison Du Vins in Aquitaine and Chateau la Moinerie in Bordeaux.  

Hand Luggage Only – Oliver’s Travels


Signature Luxury Travel & Style top 25 dream experiences

Chateau Des Joyaux gets an honourable feature in Australia’s top luxury travel magazine. Read the full digital edition of their top 25 dream experiences in France for the best in luxury travel.

Signature Luxury Travel – Oliver”s Travels


San Pedro and Villa Vita Praia are half term heaven with Smallish

Smallish knows how to make the half term a dream for the whole family with a rundown on the most fabulous getaways including San Pedro and Villa Vita Praia.

Smallish – Oliver’s Travels

Smallish – Oliver’s Travels

Puggiestone House is making the press rounds… 

Puggiestone House was in the spotlight with Good House Keeping Magazine, Red and Prima all giving mention to this uber-chic Devon property. 

Good Housekeeping Magainze – Oliver’s Travels


Le Cocon and Chateau Ferme in The Sunday Times France Hideaways 2018

The Sunday Times has found the best hideaways in France. So, of course, the charmingly cosy Le Cocon and Chateau Ferme are options for your next French escape.

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travel’s

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travel’s


The Daily Telegraph’s best villa and cottage operators

We pride ourselves on our collection of quirky and characterful properties – and the travel experts at The Daily Telegraph agree we’re good at finding them! Oliver’s Travels was named the best operator for holiday homes with character.

The Daily Telegraph – Oliver’s Travels


The Telegraph’s must-see destinations 

The lush mountains and farmlands of Vendee are must-see for any budding traveller. And The Telegraph knows we’ve got the place to stay!


The Telegraph – Oliver’s Travels


The Liverpool Echo’s Devon dreams at Puggiestone House 

Fiona Webster reviews her retreat to Devon as well as the handy services our free concierge can supply for your trip. Puggiestone HouseLanscove Barns in Ireland, Meadow Manor in Norfolk and Braehead Estate got special mentions!



The Liverpool Echo – Oliver’s Travels


Daffodil Cottage picked for Hero and Leander Valentine’s Day getaways

Hero and Leander published a list of properties to visit for Valentine’s Day, so lovebirds can find their perfect getaway at the most romantic time of the year. The unmistakably charming Daffodil Cottage was named the perfect country escape for loved-up couples. Prep for next years Valentines’ rush and check out the online piece here.

Hero and Leander – Oliver’s Travels

The Uxbridge Gazette reviews Maison Meneac

The Uxbridge Gazette journalist Mark Lundrigan talks about his stay at the fabulous Maison Meneac in the Dordogne. Our free concierge service gets a special mention as he reviews the tasty treats he enjoyed during the stay!

The Uxbridge Gazette – Oliver’s Travels


Angels and Urchins, shortlist Oliver’s Travels for ‘Best Villa Specialist’ Award 

The Angels and Urchins Family Travel Awards highlight the best in family travel and we’re proud to have been nominated for ‘Best Villa Specialist’ Award against some tight competition.  Read the full article and rundown of nominees here

Angels and Urchins Shortlist – Oliver’s Travels

iNews summer villas for less than £1,000

The Little House is a fine example of how you can have a summer full of luxury, glamour and French class without breaking the bank – so it no wonders it’s made the cut in iNews summer villas for less than £1,000! The property also features in an online version of the article available to read here.

iNews – Oliver’s Travels

The Sunday Times Portugal special

The Sunday Times Travel segment featured Villa Isidoro and Villa Salema Alegria in a list of all-star holiday home in Portugal – a go-to destination for this summer.

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travels

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travels


The Times Online Villas in Algarve

The Times Online also featured some of our fab villas in the Algarve in an online article which you can read in full here.

The Times Online – Oliver’s Travels


Conde Nast Traveller Villas of 2018

Conde Nast Traveller named the oh-so-charming Le Cocon in Brittany as one of the best villas in 2018 for a romantic getaway – have a look for yourself and see why!

Conde Nast Traveller – Oliver’s Travellers



MARCH 2018

BA Highlife 

Faro Rosso in Sardinia received a well-deserved mention in BA Highlife. This unique and historic converted lighthouse was listed as a top place to stay for those looking for a villa full of character. 

BA High Life – Oliver’s Travels


The owners of Callander House interviewed for Scottish Fields

The owners of Callander House sat down for a chat with Scottish Fields in their alluringly eccentric luxury property to discuss their inspirations behind their distinct interior style.  

Scottish Fields – Oliver’s Travels

The Times chooses Beechwood House in 50 of  “Britains best holiday houses”

Beechwood House reigned in the top 3 of The Times “Britains best holiday houses”. The property also featured in the Times Online’s “Best holiday houses for families in Britain in 2018” among 12 other properties – read the article in full here.

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

Draper House in “50 cool cottages” by The Sunday Times Travel list

We have a huge catalogue of luxury cottages in Britain but this month Draper House made the cut in The Sunday Times Travel list of the coolest cottages in Britain. Read the online version here.

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travels

Oliver’s Travels Co-Founders interviewed by Turbulence

Oliver Bell and Ravi Sabharwal were interviewed by Turbulence to read more on the beginnings of Oliver’s Travels read the interview here

Turbulence – Oliver’s Travels

The Arbuturian discovering Lanzarote at Casa Palmera

 Jess Baldwin goes off the beaten path to explore a different side to Lanzarote while staying at Casa Palmera –  “the perfect base” for a family holiday. Read the story here

The Arbuturian – Oliver’s Travels

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