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Owner Chronicles

With intriguing histories woven all throughout the very fabric of their beautiful homes, get to know our Unique home owners in this collection of their own personally written chronicles.

Owner Chronicles

Love at first sight: from a tumbled down boathouse to a luxury seaside retreat

19th June 2020 by Tori

We speak with musician and artist pair Andy and Fran who share the story and design behind Cornish seaside retreat, The Boat House.

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Soothing and serene

Soothing and serene

Owner of Notonthehighstreet, Sophie Cornish, carefully curated her Devon homestay with friends and family at the forefront of every stylistic decision. Here she shares her inspiration, fuelled by a passion for local craftsmanship.

7th April 2020 by Robyn

White-Washed and Whimsical

White-Washed and Whimsical

Marketing Coordinator Robyn speaks with the owners and interior designers of Ammonite and Romany, to discover the inspiration behind their romantic white-washed cabins.

17th October 2019 by Robyn

The Interior Inspiration Behind our Scottish Hideaway

The Interior Inspiration Behind our Scottish Hideaway

Digital marketing coordinator Tori speaks with Kyn owner Michelle about the inspiration behind her contemporary retreat on the Isle of Skye, featuring pieces she used from homeware brand, House Curious.

10th September 2019 by Tori

Homes of The Makers

Homes of The Makers

To enter an artist’s residence is to enter another’s creative mind. Experiencing day-to-day life in the home of a creator lends a feeling that transcends simply viewing their work on a wall. This month we delve inside dwellings that act as galleries, studios and inspiration for the artisans who call them home.

1st March 2019 by Francesca

The Wonders of Whitsand Bay

The Wonders of Whitsand Bay

Press Officer, Daniel speaks with Tempest owner Tina to find out how she transformed a flimsy wooden hut with a tin roof into a luxury self-catering cliff-side home.

30th October 2018 by Daniel

Unique Homestays Autumn Get Together

Unique Homestays Autumn Get Together

We gathered together with Unique Home Stays’ friends and owners for an evening of delicious morsels and sweet tipples to celebrate the end of the season at rock´n´roll country home, Pearl´s Place.

22nd October 2018 by Lauren

Mid-Century Chic

Mid-Century Chic

Press Officer, Daniel speaks with Walden Lakehouse owner Egon to find out how he transformed his family cabin into Ireland´s Home of the Year.

12th October 2018 by Daniel

TukTuk to Turkey – Unique Homestays gets involved

TukTuk to Turkey – Unique Homestays gets involved

Trekking 273 miles along the Cornwall South West Coast Path, the Unique Homestays team are raising money to support our owner´s (Rachel and Bharat of Zamani) TukTuk to Turkey Voyage in aid of SUDEP Action - a charity very close to their hearts.

26th September 2018 by Francesca

The Pursuit of Hoppiness

The Pursuit of Hoppiness

Recently, I spoke with The Hop Store owner Lesley to find out a little more about one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK, how they came to acquire it and more information about the local area.

1st June 2018 by Daniel

A Sanctuary of Style

A Sanctuary of Style

Home Stay Specialist Kelly, talks to The Sanctuary owners Juliette and Tom to find out a little more about the property, local area and how their first few months with Unique Home Stays has been.

16th April 2018 by Hattie

Unique Homestays Springtime Soirée

Unique Homestays Springtime Soirée

This week saw owners and friends of Unique Homestays come together for a merry old time at Somerset´s favourite party house, Bohème.

9th March 2018 by Francesca

The Story of Skyros

The Story of Skyros

Unique Homestays talks to Lyons, the owner of Skyros in West Cork to learn a little more about his unique Irish home and why he loves the area so much.

20th February 2018 by Harriet

Unique Home Stays Garden Party

Unique Home Stays Garden Party

This month we came together with owners and friends of Unique Home Stays for our annual end-of-summer gathering, hosted at the oh-so-gorgeous Valentina´s Lost Orangery.

12th September 2017 by Francesca

Home Stay Specialist Kelly Gets to Know Galleon

Home Stay Specialist Kelly Gets to Know Galleon

Kelly caught up with Nikki, the owner of luxury homestay Galleon to find out a little more about her home and inspiration behind the retro coastal interiors.

12th January 2017 by Hattie

Sugar Fame and African Style: Stories of Goldhorn Manor

Sugar Fame and African Style: Stories of Goldhorn Manor

Once leased to Colonel Lyle (of Golden Syrup fame) for £1 per annum, our gorgeous Goldhorn Manor has a fascinating and colourful history. We stole a moment with owner Julia, who told us a little more about her very unique home.

20th June 2016 by Francesca

Fascinating Lives of Incredibly Interesting People

Fascinating Lives of Incredibly Interesting People

Our unique home owners are an enthralling collection of inspirational individuals who harbour the most fascinating stories and backgrounds.

24th May 2016 by Claire

Made By Mouse

Made By Mouse

We ask Mouse why she fell in love with this little island in the heart of the Cotswolds and what inspired the unique interiors of her kooky cottage Filly Island.

27th April 2016 by Mouse

The Story of Smuggler’s Cottage

The Story of Smuggler’s Cottage

Owner of Smuggler’s Cottage, Simon, purchased the cottage following a stay with Unique Home Stays and having utterly fallen in love with Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsular. We chatted with Simon about how he found his dream home-from-home and why he decided to open its doors for others to enjoy.

2nd February 2016 by Francesca

Our Highland Castaway

Our Highland Castaway

After a quarter of a decade spent living in Cornwall, Nigel and Lou Middleton decided they wanted a change. It was the pull of the real authentic wilderness and majestic natural beauty that saw them head to the Scottish Highlands to discover Castaway.

10th February 2015 by Nigel

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