We couldn’t have had a better start to the new year here at Oliver’s Travels! We’re sending more people than ever on the holidays of their dreams, and we keep growing our portfolio of hand-picked holiday homes in the worlds most inspiring destinations every month. January, February and March have also seen some fabulous coverage of our epic holidays is some of our favourite publications, from old friends to new discoveries. Online and in print, we’re spreading our holiday inspiration across the globe and here is a round-up of some of the highlights. 

Oliver’s Travels win a Family Traveller Award!

In January it was announced in the latest print issue of Family Traveller that Oliver’s Travels was the winner of the Best Family Villa Operator category. While these results were announced online earlier in 2018, we were thrilled to see it in the physical magazine as well.

Family Traveller – Oliver’s Travels

Villa Trullo is one of The Telegraph’s top holidays for kids

If you spotted The Telegraph’s definitive list of The best 2019 summer holidays for families with primary-school-aged children you would’ve already seen one of our favourite Puglian trulli, Villa Trullo featured on the list. Well deserved, in our opinion (although we might be slightly biased…). 

The Telegraph – Oliver’s Travels

The Times top 50 France holidays includes Prieure St Therese 

We’ve always been especially proud of our France holidays (that’s where Oliver’s Travels started, after all) so we were over the moon to the Prieure St Therese in the charming Aquitaine featured in The Times as one of their 50 best holidays in France for 2019.

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

Hiza Histria and Villa Florinia are two of the Mail Online’s Croatian highlights

The Mail Online has written up an excellent guide on why Croatia is (almost) the perfect destination for a family getaway and not only one but two lovely Oliver’s Travels villas were featured in the article – the striking Hiza Histria and the gorgeous Villa Florinia

Mail Online – Oliver’s Travels

Three OT villas make The Times’ Spanish Top 10

In a fabulous article by The Times detailing the charms of ten of the best villas in Spain, we spotted Villa Bougainvillea, Villa Ander and Villa Rocio. We made sure to count and that’s one, two THREE of our favourite Spanish villas that made the list!

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

The Travel Guide recommends Oliver’s Travels

The Guardians returning feature, ‘The Travel Guide Recommends’ have spotted the genius that is our hand-picked villa holidays and it seems he/she/they (who is the travel guide exactly?) just couldn’t resist writing a little bit about it.

The Guardian – Oliver’s Travels

Oliver’s Travels homes away from home recommended by The Sunday Telegraph

The writers over at The Sunday Telegraph were clever enough to treat their readers to a guide on how to book the perfect villa holiday just in time for the upcoming summer season, and Oliver’s Travels made the list of their recommended providers in Europe and beyond. 

The Sunday Telegraph – Oliver’s Travels

You Magazine shows of Inglethorpe Hall in a fashion shoot 

Mail on Sunday’s fabulous lifestyle imprint, You Magazine, published a recent fashion shoot entitled Man Up featuring the stunning Lucy Coghlan which took place at our very own Inglethorpe Hall in Norfolk – what a backdrop!

You Magazine – Oliver’s Travels

Lucy Coghlan writes about Inglethorpe Hall for You Magazine

Following on from her gorgeous fashion shoot at Inglethorpe Hall, Lucy Coghlan wrote a glowing review of the property for You Magazine and Mail on Sunday entitled A different class of holiday rentals with Oliver’s Travels. We’re blown away!

Mail on Sunday/You Magazine – Oliver’s Travels

The Mirror Online covers OT’s report on foods Brits bring on holiday 

Earlier in the month, Oliver’s Travels released the findings of our research on which foods Brits take on holiday with them, and The Mirror Online seems to have found it just as fascinating as we did and covered the results in a piece on the top comfort foods Brits most commonly pack in their suitcase.

Mirror Online – Oliver’s Travels

Smiths Castle is one of The Independents best February deals

The Independent know a thing or two about holiday deals, and we loved their online article on the best February holiday deals from skiing in Meribel to safari in Tanzania, not least because it featured our Irish gem, Smiths Castle, as one of the top choices.

The Independent Online – Oliver’s Travels



Aspire talks new launches by Oliver’s Travels

In the past few months, we’ve been busy launching new destination after new destination – and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Aspire has written a short and sweet piece entitled Oliver’s Travels launches seven new destinations all about our recent growth. 

Aspire – Oliver’s Travels

Chasing the sun with The Travel

Not long after we released our ‘Chasing The Sun‘ piece on the blog, the lovely team over at The Travel picked it up for some coverage. The complemented it with some fabulous Instagram images which we can’t get enough of, so make sure to check out their article on Chasing The Sun: Where To Travel During The Year To Catch Some Rays.

The Travel – Oliver’s Travels

Villa Mer et Pierre on the Time’s list of secret beaches in the Med

The Times know that beach holidays are nothing without great accommodations, so when they published their list of the 50 best secret beaches in the Mediterranean, they made sure to include ‘rock-star party pad’ Villa Mer et Pierre in their blurb on Plage de Sylvabelle.

The Times – Oliver’s Travels

Oliver’s Travels in The Sunday Times piece on holiday cottages

We like to think we know a thing or two about how to have a great holiday right here in the UK, which is why we were honoured to be mentioned and quoted in the Sunday Times’ recent article on the British Cottage Industry.

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travels

Villa Acuario is one of The Sunday Times top 50 villas

We love a unique and quirky property like Villa Acuario in Ibiza, and we’re so glad that The Sunday Times agrees that it’s one of the best out there – enough so that they put in on their list of 50 Best Villas!

The Sunday Times – Oliver’s Travels

Holiday like a lord with The Mail on Sunday at Chateau Noble

The Mail on Sunday talk all things affordable luxury holidays in their Holiday like a lord…-article, including how to get the full royal treatment at our historical holiday home in Gascony, Chateau Noble

The Mail on Sunday – Oliver’s Travels

MARCH 2019

Villa Glavica is a dream villa in Time & Leisure 

Time & Leisure made a big splash about dream villa holidays for a European odyssey in their Wimbledon, Clapham, Kingston and Surrey imprints which included the ever-dreamy Villa Glavica on the Dalmatian coast.

Time & Leisure – Oliver’s Travels

The Sunday Times Travel magazine lords it up at Chateau de Ruffiac (renamed to Château Les Tourelles)

Château Les Tourelles is mentioned in all is fairy-tale, stone-clad glory in The Sunday Times Travel magazine’s recent piece on luxurious family holidays (our speciality, if we may say so ourselves) entitled Lord it up with family.

The Sunday Times Travel – Oliver’s Travels

Elle does Marrakech music festival Beat Hotel at Villa Adilah

In a spectacular round-up of Under-The-Radar Festivals You Need To Know About, Elle visited Beat Hotel in Marrakech earlier this year and stayed at Oliver’s Travels Villa Adilah. They also gave the villa a cheeky mention in the article, and we think they summed it up perfectly! 

Elle – Oliver’s Travels

Five OT Party Houses impress Menswear Style

Linton Lodge, Lakeside House, Gorebridge House, Cameron North Lodge and Napoleonic Fortress have been names Menswear Style’s Top 5 party houses to rent in the UK. Could there have been a better selection? We think not!

Menswear Style – Oliver’s Travels

The Independent recommends Chiesa Amaro for July

The Independent answered the question Where to go on holiday in April and beyond by recommending a host of fabulous locations, including Italy for July and the stunning Chiesa Amaro (not that it’s not incredible any time of year).

The Independent – Oliver’s Travels

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