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From local producers and artisan gourmands, to award-winning restaurants and those hidden gems that only the locals know about... here we explore the delicious and the unique from all corners of the UK and beyond.

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Angie Smith’s fraudshake  

20th May 2020 by Francesca

Banana bread aside, this is the lockdown recipe everyone in the know has been talking about. We spoke with our favourite celebrity stylist, Angie Smith, who shared the secret ingredients behind her latest trend: the spinach-packed smoothie that tastes like white chocolate.

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Sticky cauliflower with coconut rice and wild garlic sauce

Sticky cauliflower with coconut rice and wild garlic sauce

Using cupboard staples and farm shop finds, one of our guests’ favourite private chefs Dave Sargent shares his sticky cauliflower and coconut rice recipe.

24th April 2020 by Tori

Rosemary scones with rhubarb, vanilla and rose jam

Rosemary scones with rhubarb, vanilla and rose jam

To celebrate the incoming of England´s favourite pink vegetable, we share the perfect springtime recipe of rosemary scones with homemade rhubarb, vanilla and rose jam, baked in our 19th century engine house, The Stack.

25th March 2020 by Tori

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

When the weather outside is frightful, a slice of vegan sticky toffee pudding is oh so delightful! We invited chef Jess of The Jam Jar to shoot her favourite festive pudding at our riverside homestay, Stella Maris.

10th December 2019 by Jess

A Winter Warmer

A Winter Warmer

As the temperature drops and frost blankets the ground, nothing beats a steaming bowl of something delicious. Celtic Fish and Game share their fish soup recipe, the ultimate winter warmer for those chilly nights in.

14th November 2019 by Tori

Great British Vineyards

Great British Vineyards

With almost 600 vineyards spreading across our green and pleasant lands, oenophiles no longer need to travel to France or Argentina to wander through vines to sip zingy fizzes or rich reds.

17th May 2019 by Lauren

Cuddle in a Cake

Cuddle in a Cake

This month we welcomed Jam Jar Jess to our modern rustic paradise, The Hide, to shoot her latest recipe of stem ginger, lemon and turmeric loaf.

17th April 2019 by Jess

A Culinary Retreat in the Quantock Hills

A Culinary Retreat in the Quantock Hills

When it came to Valentine’s weekend this year, we wanted to celebrate by offering guests something that would last far longer than a dozen roses. Instead, we teamed up with culinary vacation experts Stirred Travel, who specialise in the nation’s first love.

12th April 2019 by Francesca

Vegan Shortbread

Vegan Shortbread

This week, we invited Jess from Cornwall´s Jam Jar Café to our rustic retreat Firefly. This rough luxe woodcutter´s cabin was the perfect backdrop for her to create delicious vegan shortbread decorated with edible flowers. Read on to discover Jess´ recipe.

20th August 2018 by Jess

Easter Eats

Easter Eats

Considered one of the best delicacies in the British vegetable world, Asparagus will soon be hitting the shelves of farm shops and supermarkets across the nation. In-house chef Joe Draper gives us his tips on the spring green, just in time for its prime season!

19th March 2018 by Joe

Britain´s Best Holiday Homes for Foodies

Britain´s Best Holiday Homes for Foodies

We round-up four unique self-catering homes with the best kitchens for foodies. From sleek and sophisticated to romantically rustic, these luxury kitchens are anything but kitsch.

17th July 2017 by Hattie

Farm Shop Fodder

Farm Shop Fodder

You will often find the guys and gals from Unique HQ exploring the country in search of the best farm fodder so we’re ‘in the know’ when our guests want advice on stocking up for their self-catering holidays - it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it! We’ve rounded up our favourites so you don’t miss out.

12th April 2017 by Hattie

Viva la Wild Garlic!!

Viva la Wild Garlic!!

Spring is officially here in the South West and our in-house chef Sam Rom couldn´t think of a better place to live. Viva la wild garlic!!

16th May 2016 by Sam

The Top Five Unique Places for Afternoon Tea in the UK

The Top Five Unique Places for Afternoon Tea in the UK

Being advocates of all that is unique, we set ourselves the task of finding you the most unusual and downright spectacular places to enjoy afternoon tea in the UK and are delighted to present our findings

14th March 2016 by Claire

Wonders of Whitstable

Wonders of Whitstable

This trendy seaside town on the Kent coast has long been a hot spot for Londoners looking for a weekend away without having to stray too far from the comforts of the city. Here we explore the wonders of Whitstable!

8th February 2016 by Claire

Cornish Charcuterie

Cornish Charcuterie

When it comes to creating Unique Home Stays’ luxury welcome hampers, we hand-pick the best products on the market so that we can make our guests feel at home with a selection of the UK’s finest foodstuffs. We spoke to Kate from one of our longest running product providers, Cornish Charcuterie, to see what makes their products so special.

15th January 2016 by Francesca

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