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Holidays matter.
They are our lifeline to sanity, a chance to step away from everyday life and reconnect with the people we love; a time to relax, to be the real us, or indeed to be whoever we want to be. Once the sand has been washed from the toes, the suitcase of memories safely stowed away, you'll soon discover the magic of a Unique Homestays experience lasts long after the holiday ends.

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Little Red Lock, Claydon, Banbury, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Little Red Lock

Claydon, Banbury, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

An English country home that truly embraces its idiosyncrasies, Little Red Lock's wooden picket fence and waterfront position on the Oxford canal oozes tranquillity, while inside its brick walls, a carnival of eclectic rustic charm awaits.

Ukiyo, Coverack, Cornwall, UK

Ukiyo

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

A striking structure on Cornwall's untamed south coast, Ukiyo is a nod to the modern Scandinavian summerhouse. Inside is a contemporary haven of poured concrete and sculptural furnishings, offset with silvering Siberian larch cladding which seamlessly melts into the ocean.

Barton Blanc, Chulmleigh, Devon, UK

Barton Blanc

Chulmleigh, Devon, UK

Occupying a secluded spot above mid-Devon's River Tor is this sprawling rural retreat. Look forward to walled gardens in 30 acres of bluebell woods, chesterfields set around roaring open fires and beautiful monastic simplicity.

The Meadows, Retyn, St Newlyn East, Cornwall, UK

The Meadows

Retyn, St Newlyn East, Cornwall, UK

There's a flavour of Balearic island style to this weathered stone couples' retreat. Tucked into the hills, occupying a secret location seven miles inland between Crantock and Watergate Bay on the north Cornwall coast, The Meadows was designed for simple country living in the twenty first century.

Sienna, Kenmare, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Sienna

Kenmare, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

This luxury self-catering cottage is a romantic and remote retreat in County Kerry's "little nest", Kenmare. Think desert island beaches, crashing seas and spellbinding starry skies.

Found Tower, Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

Found Tower

Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

For a unique escape like no other, whisk the party away to this cutting-edge designed Martello tower house set on the shores of the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Island intoxication 

Voyage across the British Isles to discover a world of rolling green hills and mist-shrouded mountains, crumbling seaside castles and long sandy beaches.

Collections

Our curated collections of luxury retreats span from architect-designed masterpieces to pared-back beach houses and flamboyant country homes in acres of secret gardens. All hand-picked and visited by our team.

New and Coming Soon - Collections

New and Coming Soon

Be the first to see what´s soon to be joining the portfolio as well as the newest additions to our unique, hand-picked collection. 

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Impulse Escapes - Collections

Impulse Escapes

Inspiration for impromptu getaways, our luxury cottages and retreats offer indulgent last minute escapes without the planning.

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Coastal Retreats - Collections

Coastal Retreats

From modern beach houses to bohemian self-catering cottages by the sea, spend days watching the waves in one of our luxury coastal cottages.

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Luxury Homes with Hot Tubs - Collections

Luxury Homes with Hot Tubs

Plot your escape to one of these exclusive, hand-picked luxury self-catering cottages with hot tubs for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating break.  

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Dog-Friendly Escapes - Collections

Dog-Friendly Escapes

Luxury self-catering for dog-friendly escapes, these coastal cottages and country retreats are designed with discerning hounds in mind.

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Couples´ Retreats - Collections

Couples´ Retreats

From Valentine breaks to honeymoon hideaways, these boltholes were designed for couples with luxury and romance in mind.

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Destination honeymoon
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Destination honeymoon

1st June 2020 by Francesca

The effects of the coronavirus crisis have been felt everywhere, but one of the hardest hit sectors has been the weddings industry, leaving hundreds of couples weighing up their options amid restrictions on travel and social gatherings. For those not able to wed or honeymoon overseas this year, there´s an alternative to cancelled romantic celebrations, the modern-day minimoon.

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Home finding

If you’ve been inspired by our collection and would love to create your own Unique Homestay, let us assist with finding the perfect property for you. Across the British Isles and beyond, we market out-of-the-ordinary holiday homes in the most amazing locations and understand exactly what guests look for when it comes to a unique luxury escape.

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