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About Us

Here at Unique Home Stays we only market real homes that truly inspire us. Exceptional homes in breathtaking locations; from one-off architect-designed gems to eclectic period houses with out-of-the-ordinary interiors; where unique narratives, exceptional interiors and breathtaking locations combine.

Well-travelled experience seeker Sarah Stanley set up Unique Home Stays on her return to Cornwall in 2001. Her vision was to afford unique access to the most exclusive private homes in the UK, providing an opportunity for culture chasing guests to enjoy an authentic, immersive escape. What began as hosted homestays, with owners as much a part of the experience as the property, today our unique collection of iconic self-catered homes reinvent luxury travel. Exceptional living spaces imaginatively designed, our portfolio includes cliff-hanger beach huts, remote mountain retreats and period houses with awe-inspiring interiors.

Sarah’s first ‘office’ was the sitting room of her childhood farmhouse, complete with a menagerie of animals and children. From our cottage industry beginnings, today we're a team who share a passion for property, with backgrounds in art and design, journalism, literature, real estate and photography. Our carefully curated properties are designed to lift the spirits; homes with personality in which a true flavour of the owner is reflected. When we promise the unique, you can rest assured that you simply cannot find the properties that we market anywhere other than Unique Home Stays.

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