Hello Juliette, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions, it's great to talk to you a little more about your stunning New Forest home, The Sanctuary. It's clear there has been a lot of attention to detail within the interiors of the property, what is your favourite feature?

Tom and I really enjoyed adding the finer details, as we know that it is that last bit of care and attention that can make the difference in how a property presents itself and feels. Personally, I love the copper and aged bronzed metals throughout The Sanctuary – in the four poster bed, bathroom features, lighting and door furniture. It subtly ties the rooms together.   

You have created such a beautiful home, was it always your intention to allow others to enjoy it rather than live there full-time?

Thank you! We started off right from the outset knowing that we wanted to create a beautiful, chilled, luxury holiday retreat. To have guests come and enjoy The Sanctuary and for the property to live up to its name, is very rewarding.

Do you have any future plans for the property or any other projects lined up? 

We hope to launch a second luxury holiday home in 2018 with Unique Homestays. Similar to the Sanctuary in size and location, it would be a bespoke one bedroom property with an individual interior and again a unique richness in its attention to top-end detail.

What do you enjoy most about Keyhaven and the surrounding area?

Keyhaven and Lymington have everything to offer; from the stunning Solent coast and the sea-wall path, to the wildlife-rich forest and selection of great restaurants. Both are perfect for lazy Sundays, absorbing the easy vibe, or for enjoying the activities on offer locally.  As a family, our time together is spent either on the water or dog walking and indulging in a half-way drink in a cosy forest pub.

What was your initial response once the property had been launched on the Unique Homestays portfolio and we first started to receive bookings? 

The Sanctuary is our first Unique Homestays property and so we really weren’t sure what to expect! We were thrilled with the photographs following the photo shoot and we were hopeful that people were going to love it as much as we did. Truly, we weren’t prepared for such an overwhelmingly positive response when the bookings calendar went live. It was so exciting to see the confirmations rushing in and still now Tom and I are touched and excited about the continual bookings and such lovely, generous feedback we receive on a weekly basis.

Thank you so much Juliette, it's great to hear that you have enjoyed your first six months with us. We are so delighted The Sanctuary is part of the portfolio and we can't wait to see the new property you've got in the pipeline. Heres to a successful and exciting 2018!