We think these are about the most stunning, unique and best value places you could ever hope to find.
1. We only recommend holiday villas we would be happy to stay in ourselves
Ravi and I started this business after spending one of the best holidays of our lives in a Dordogne Chateau. The factors that made that such a brilliant week are the same factors we now look for at Oliver’s Travels – that’s why we hand-select our properties and only recommend places we love ourselves.
2. We're honest
If that picturesque castle tends to get a bit chilly at night, we’ll make sure you know before you set off so you can pack an extra jumper. That's not to say we're down on any of our properties - quite the opposite! We just want to make sure that when you head off, you know exactly what to expect. Check the "Need to Know" section in each villa description or just contact our concierge team for personal advise!
3. You can trust us
We've been in the business for over 12 years and send over 30,000 happy customers on holiday each year. And the ATOL protection means all our holidays inclusive flights are fully covered. Plus, you can book with your credit card for added peace of mind.
4. We've got a huge choice of handpicked chateaux and villas
We might be picky about quality, but that doesn't limit our selection. When it comes to uncovering unique, quirky and exceptional properties, we’re like a pack of hounds on a Sunday morning (just without all the tweed and “tally-ho!”). We are close to the 1,700 mark now, with new destinations and full-of-character villas being visited and selected every day.
5. Everybody deserves a bit of luxury
We like extravagant, luxurious villas – the kind with sweeping driveways, fairytale turrets and views that leave you breathless with the beauty of it all. But we don’t think you should have to pay a fortune for the privilege. With an average of just £39 per person per night, you can be sure you’ll be getting more bling for your buck.
6. We offer a best price guarantee
As we work directly with the owners of our properties they set the prices - so that's the price you'll pay. This way, you're not only cutting out the middleman but you also get the security of booking with a trusted company. If you find any of our properties cheaper anywhere else, we’ll match the price, and throw in a free bottle of wine!
7. We're good for groups
Booking villas for large groups can often be a problem. Not so at Oliver’s Travels! We’ve got rentals that will sleep 10, 20... even 50 people (our largest property sleeps an impressive 80 guests!) So whether you need somewhere for a uni reunion or the annual gathering of the family clan, we’ve got it covered.
8. We believe in fairytale endings
The registry office will get the job done, but where’s the romance in that? If you’ve always had your heart set on a fairytale wedding, we’ve got more chateaux, stately homes and romantic luxury villas than you can shake a glass slipper at. We can help you plan for the big day too, guiding you through the logistics of getting married abroad with our dedicated wedding consultant.
9. We're at your service
At Oliver's Travels, the service doesn’t just stop at the front door of your villa. From car hire to booking local activities, catering and transfers, we’re happy to arrange everything you need for a perfect holiday. We will even help you shortlist properties we think you'll love if you don't have time to browse around the site. Get in touch with our Free Concierge Service and ask away.
10. Our customers love us - and we've won Awards for it!
We've won BTA awards twice in a row now - Latest was in 2015 for Best Luxury Villa/Self Catering Company! We've also won the Highly Commended recognition from Feefo for our Excellence in Customer Service and have been selected as a 2015 Trusted Merchant - After all, over 90% of our customers love our service!