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Deliciously Unique

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

17th May 2019
by Lauren

Lauren

Lauren has spent years travelling on the back of her adventure-travel blog, learning a thing or two about luxury homestays along the way.

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 April 2019
by Jess

Jess

Baker and cafe owner, Jess loves creating vegan and gluten free treats filled in her Newquay-based eaterie.

Cuddle in a Cake with Newquay´s Jam Jar Jess

Cuddle in a Cake with Newquay´s Jam Jar Jess

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.

12th April 2019
by Francesca

Francesca

A lust for bohemian luxury travel and eccentric interiors mean Francesca is in her element as Unique Home Stays´ Head of Brand.

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.

20th August 2018
by Jess

Jess

Baker and cafe owner, Jess loves creating vegan and gluten free treats filled in her Newquay-based eaterie.

Vegan Shortbread With Jam Jar Jess

Vegan Shortbread With Jam Jar Jess

This week, we invited Jess from Newquay´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.

19th March 2018
by Joe

Joe

South West private chef consultant, Joe, works with an emphasis on local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable produce.

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!

17th July 2017
by Hattie

Hattie

Living in Hong Kong and Borneo before the UK, this cosmopolitan girl acquired a lust for adventure from a very young age.

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.

12th April 2017
by Hattie

Hattie

Living in Hong Kong and Borneo before the UK, this cosmopolitan girl acquired a lust for adventure from a very young age.

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.

16th May 2016
by Sam

Sam

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!!

14th March 2016
by Claire

Claire

Marketing Executive Claire is passionate about our glittering portfolio and divides her time between writing copy, pitching stories to editors and being super mum to new son Indy.

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

8th February 2016
by Claire

Claire

Marketing Executive Claire is passionate about our glittering portfolio and divides her time between writing copy, pitching stories to editors and being super mum to new son Indy.

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!

15th January 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

A lust for bohemian luxury travel and eccentric interiors mean Francesca is in her element as Unique Home Stays´ Head of Brand.

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.

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