Oliver's Travels Press Centre

We're not ones to toot our own horn, but we certainly love appearing in and out of the national and international press...which happens weekly might we add.

But in all seriousness, there's nothing better than being recognised for what we do best - villa holidays. Below are some of our most recent press mentions, all of which we're incredibly proud of. After all, there's no such thing as bad press.

In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch to discuss for PR opportunities, please email Katie O'Lone on kol@pc.agency and Meadows Hulme onmh@pc.agency from The PC Agency.


Independent - Oliver's Travels

"Come August, the exquisite French Atlantic island of Ile de Ré fills up with holidaying Parisians, so you don’t want to leave it too late to book a villa rental. Oliver’s Travels has the luxurious Maison Ile de Ré available from 4 August onwards, and it’s in the village of Bois Plage-en-Ré – a stone’s throw from a long string of sandy beaches."

Mariella Frostrup - Telegraph - Oliver's Travels

"One of the particular pleasures of renting a house, rather than a hotel stay, is how it pushes you into local life, so while the family slept, my mornings began with a visit to the one-roomed bakery, with it’s flour-dusted tiled floor and open bread oven where delicious crusty loaves sold out before most of the world had opened their eyelids."

Mariella stayed at Villa Sirenusa in the Amalfi coast

The Times

"Beechwood House - New Forest
It’s not often you find a small holiday cottage with its own outdoor heated pool. The three-bedroom house’s interior is light and spacious, with a lovely conservatory off the living area and a separate lounge with a cosy wood-burner. Across the lawn is the Stables, home to a playroom with a tepee and toys, and a reading room ideal for grandparents needing an escape (a ground-floor en suite bedroom is in the main house)."

The Evening Standard

"Not so Oliver Bell and Ravi Sabharwal, friends who met as teenagers at Marlborough College. The summer of 2002 that they spent in a “crumbling French chateau” in the Dordogne with 30 friends inspired them to launch villa holidays business Oliver’s Travels, which is set to hit revenues of £12 million this year." [2017]

Daily Mail - Oliver's Travels

"'Wow, we are sleeping in our very own castle!' shouted my excited five-year-old boy Zak as he ran room to room of our home for the week to pick out where he would be staying.

And he was right."

Daniel stayed in Villa San Michele in Puglia, Italy

i - Oliver's Travels

"Temperatures in the Canary Islands are pleasantly warm in high summer, making it a great family destination. Oliver’s Travels still has availability for its three-bedroom, Villa Estebana on Lanzarote. Overlooking the sea, it’s in walking distance of buzzing Puerto Calero. It also has the benefit of its own sea water pool and far-reaching views."

The Times - Oliver's Travels

Villa Sophronia - Santorini, Greece 
"The all-white interior lets the panoramic sea views do the talking at this luxurious cliff-top villa..."

Villa Bliveria - Lastovo, Croatia
"If you tire of the pool and views, there’s direct access to a private beach with a mooring..."

Gigaro Beach House - near St Tropez, France
"Pick up croissants for breakfast after an early-morning dip at the sandy beach just four minutes’ walk away from this chic villa..."

Turbulence

From the Interview to Oliver & Ravi...

"In 2013, we realized that we dominated the French châteaux market, but that’s a very small niche, and we wanted to move into and compete in the luxury villa market. So, we rebranded and launched Oliver’s Travels in January 2014. We then took on lots of new destinations and it’s been really fast growth since; it felt risky at the time but that was the best decision we’ve ever made…"

The Sunday Times

USP Unique or downright quirky. Its 1,400-plus villas and houses across Europe and the Caribbean range from a converted lighthouse in Sardinia to opulent chateaux in Provence
Top tip Whatever the guest wants, they get. A camel for a party in Morocco? No probs.
Big no-no Leaving out valuables and breakables is asking for trouble. Make your home beautiful but robust.