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The Brandy Thief | Self-Catering Accommodation in Lee, Devon

About us

Our curated collection of the world's most exclusive and extraordinary homes only features destinations that genuinely inspire us.

When it comes down to it, what we all really yearn for is a feeling of connection; connections to like-minded people, to nature, to good design and to our best self. The Unique Homestays ethos brings people together in beautiful properties that are designed to lift the spirits and stir the soul. Step out of the everyday world and indulge in life's true luxuries.

Unique Homestays has led the way for private home accommodation since the company was founded in 2001 by Sarah Stanley, still the sole owner today. Born and raised on a Cornish farm, Sarah grew up surrounded by the warmth and joys of home. Long summers were spent discovering hidden bays and making play dens in the countryside, whilst winters were for home cooking and gatherings by an open fire. A passion for culinary excellence took Sarah to London in early adulthood, where she learnt the hallmarks of five-star hospitality working as a chef. After time, a burning desire to see the world lead Sarah to embark on 12 years of overseas adventures, travelling through India, Africa and Australia, encountering an array of interesting hosts and accommodation along the way. Returning home in 2001, Sarah had realised a niche in the luxury travel market and Unique Homestays was born.†

Today the team comprises individuals with backgrounds in design, advertising, journalism, real estate, luxury hospitality and photography. Each employee brings experience and eccentricity, but each is united by a shared passion for the Unique Homestays vision. The brandís obsession over curating and refining a distinguished property collection, where inspiring locations and thought-provoking design combine, has grown into an exclusive portfolio of the most iconic homestays throughout the British Isles and beyond. Discerning guests come to Unique Homestays for privacy, authenticity and something different. Each property is hand-picked, personally visited and cannot be found elsewhere.†From family holidays to bespoke events and destination weddings; a Unique Homestays experience will start far before and last long after the physical journey ends.

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