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Discover the UK´s best one-day hikes, from the Lake District to the Lizard Peninsula. Explore new landscapes, spot rare wildlife, and refuel at local pubs.

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More than ever before, the need to look after ourselves is paramount. After 12 months of straying not much further than our gardens or nearby parks, of parenting and working around the clock with no relief, it really is time for some well deserved ‘me time’.

19th January 2021 by Lauren

The 2021 wedding: elopement inspiration from the Cornish coast

The 2021 wedding: elopement inspiration from the Cornish coast

During the pandemic, Unique Homestays continue to celebrate responsible wedding and honeymoon planning, because if there has ever been a time we all need a heart-warming love story it’s now. Here we kick off 2021 with elopement inspiration from The Beach Hut in Cornwall.

1st January 2021 by Francesca

Less is more: introducing our Limited Edition Collection

Less is more: introducing our Limited Edition Collection

Reflecting on the past year brought to mind our Limited Edition Collection of properties. These homes have a small but mighty range of availability and can only be hired for a few weeks per year, offering the perfect antidote to this rather unusual year.

1st December 2020 by Lauren

Cabin hideouts: the best luxury cabins in the UK & Ireland

Cabin hideouts: the best luxury cabins in the UK & Ireland

There´s something soothing about taking up residence between walls made of timber, where the wild views and scent of the forest floor combine with mankind. This month we shine a light on the cosiest luxury cabins across the UK & Ireland.

1st November 2020 by Lauren

Dark sky dreaming

Dark sky dreaming

Discover our nation’s Dark Sky Reserves where the skies are so big and stars so bright you could almost reach out, pluck one from the black and put it in your pocket for later.

14th October 2020 by Lauren

Dog-friendly and endearing

Dog-friendly and endearing

As cooler weather approaches, the days are becoming crisper, auburn hues are starting to creep in and the promise of windswept walks across deserted beaches beckon. For devout dog-lovers, the perfect time of year to holiday with your hound is upon us.

7th October 2020 by Robyn

Christmas reimagined: five unique retreats for intimate festivities

Christmas reimagined: five unique retreats for intimate festivities

More than ever, this Christmas will be about holding those dear to us even closer. It will be about love and joy, community, reflection and gratitude. What lies ahead is a Christmas unlike any other. Here, we round up five properties available this festive season.

1st October 2020 by Tori

Fantastical follies

Fantastical follies

“Form follows function” is a maxim observed by most modern architects. Not, however, for fans of the folly. Following the heart-over-head principles of Romanticism, homeowners are once again becoming creative with their estates. From ornate waterside dwellings to forgotten farm buildings reimagined, the folly is making a comeback.

1st September 2020 by Francesca

The 2020 wedding: inspiration for small, intimate celebrations

The 2020 wedding: inspiration for small, intimate celebrations

To celebrate the slight ease of wedding restrictions, we share the design and suppliers behind our recent shoot for intimate romantic celebrations, using an elegant, back-to-nature look.

26th August 2020 by Tori

The best luxury lakeside retreats in the UK and Ireland

The best luxury lakeside retreats in the UK and Ireland

With 2020 holiday trends evolving to focus on a more back-to-nature way of living closer to home, there has never been a better time to explore the many wonders the UK & Ireland have on offer. Looking ahead, we round-up the best lakeside retreats to inspire your autumn-winter escape.

20th August 2020 by Daniel

Understated luxury

Understated luxury

If there´s one thing 2020 has taught us so far, it´s to see beauty in the littlest luxuries - simple, clean living being the biggest of them all. Now that travel restrictions are easing, demand for low-key lavish escapes has never been greater. Here we round-up the best holiday homes for UK staycations with a theme of understated luxury.

1st August 2020 by Francesca

Soundtrack: songs to make the sun shine

Soundtrack: songs to make the sun shine

In a series of holiday playlists shared by the Unique Homestays team, Property Consultant Emma shares songs that conjure up fond memories of many years working in France and travels across Africa. A compilation of pure sunshine.

10th July 2020 by Emma

Soundtrack: a long road to nowhere

Soundtrack: a long road to nowhere

In a series of holiday playlists shared by the Unique Homestays team, Charlotte relives the fond memories of the freedom she felt exploring New Zealand on the ultimate road trip. Each morning waking in a new place with a fresh day of adventures ahead.

18th June 2020 by Charlotte

Destination honeymoon

Destination honeymoon

The effects of the coronavirus crisis have been felt everywhere, but one of the hardest hit sectors has been the weddings industry, leaving hundreds of couples weighing up their options amid restrictions on travel and social gatherings. For those not able to wed or honeymoon overseas this year, there´s an alternative to cancelled romantic celebrations, the modern-day minimoon.

1st June 2020 by Francesca

Soundtrack: faraway winters

Soundtrack: faraway winters

In a series where the team share their holiday memories, this soundtrack conjures up memories of solo travels through Costa Rica; of 6am yoga, warm rain showers, fried squid and deep infinity pools.

14th May 2020 by Francesca

Walpole Book of British Luxury: the launch

Walpole Book of British Luxury: the launch

This spring saw the launch of the 2020 Walpole Book of British Luxury at London´s Fortnum & Mason. The book explores the future of the sector through thought-provoking essays from leading commentators, cover art by House of Hackney and brand stories from 60 Walpole members including new addition Unique Homestays.

5th May 2020 by Francesca

Britain in bloom: enchanted garden escapes

Britain in bloom: enchanted garden escapes

And just like that, the world stood still. Amid travel bans and isolation orders, the magic of the natural world continues. This month we celebrate Britain´s best garden getaways, delivering you a breath of fresh air through a hand-picked selection of private homes with exceptional gardens.

30th April 2020 by Francesca

Soundtrack: A flavour of France

Soundtrack: A flavour of France

In a series of holiday playlists shared by the Unique Homestays team, Tori shares the songs she listened to on her travels from Cornwall to Bayonne by van. Two weeks exploring countless beaches, French wines and waking to a new unimaginable view each morning.

27th April 2020 by Tori

Natural selection

Natural selection

A new generation of architects put the environment at the heart of their projects, weaving buildings into their natural surroundings, crafting furnishings from organic materials and creating homes that embrace the living world with open arms.

11th March 2020 by Francesca

Unique Easter Retreats

Unique Easter Retreats

Daffodils are starting to bloom and seas of snowdrops are poking their heads out from hibernation as the first glimpse of spring is visible on the horizon. Here, we showcase six family-friendly homestays available for Easter.

28th February 2020 by Tori

10 Romantic things to do in Devon

10 Romantic things to do in Devon

The south west of England has an irresistible magnetic pull for dreamers, lovers and creatives. Surrounded by turquoise waters and golden beaches, with rugged moorland at its wild heart, Devon´s natural beauty is no secret. Here, we handpick our top romantic experiences and nearby homestays in Devon.

12th February 2020 by Robyn

Green Love

Green Love

The colour of love turns green this February as we celebrate the rise of the eco wedding. Organic food, British bubbles and paperless post; we show how you can consider the planet without sacrificing your vision of a beautifully designed luxury wedding.

1st February 2020 by Francesca

The Garden of England

The Garden of England

Truly an apt description of a county whose borders warmly embrace the ocean, while the verdant heart of the county proudly flaunts a vast and impressive Area of Natural Beauty. If the county of Kent is calling, read on.

20th January 2020 by Robyn

Simple Luxury

Simple Luxury

Holidays matter. They are our lifeline to sanity, a chance to step away from everyday life and reconnect with the people we love. Simple Luxury, the latest campaign by Unique Homestays, follows three parties on their unique escapes in rural Britain.

15th January 2020 by Francesca

Our Top 10 Valentine´s Day Boltholes

Our Top 10 Valentine´s Day Boltholes

Think rolltop baths for two, quintessential English cottages and rural hideaways oozing the feeling of complete seclusion. We share our top 10 Valentine´s Day retreats, suiting all types of romance.

9th January 2020 by Tori

Be good (to yourself): wellness breaks for 2020

Be good (to yourself): wellness breaks for 2020

Discover the very best breaks to suit all your wellness wishes for the new year. Gone are the days of cookie cutter retreats, 2020 is the year to get creative with your health-boosting holidays. Here is our guide to tried, tested and supremely tranquil retreats in the UK.

2nd January 2020 by Francesca

Team Unique Get Their Hands Dirty

Team Unique Get Their Hands Dirty

Unique Homestays are proud to partner with Rewilding Britain in a bid to help restore natural habitats and reconnect the nation with the wonders of the world. Discover what the team got up to while volunteering at local project, Newquay Community Orchard.

10th December 2019 by Daniel

A Storm Watcher´s Paradise

A Storm Watcher´s Paradise

Author Matshona Dhliwayo once said that the storm is an artist and the rainbow is its masterpiece. Here, we encourage you to embrace the flashing silhouettes that dance across melancholy skies and observe how they stimulate a new landscape.

20th November 2019 by Daniel

Dog-Friendly Destinations

Dog-Friendly Destinations

Amber-hued leaves floating off the trees, crisp morning walks and steaming bowls of comforting soup mean that autumn is upon us. As we depart from one season to another, the search for your next holiday destination complete with a canine companion in tow has begun.

25th October 2019 by Daniel

Hunter Gatherers

Hunter Gatherers

Tapping into our human instincts, we celebrate the season of hunting and gathering, of bonfires and feasting and preparing for the first bite of winter, as we scout out our favourite trends for this autumn.

30th September 2019 by Francesca

A Unique Christmas for All

A Unique Christmas for All

Whether you are a large gathering in need of a place to host the festive celebrations, a couple craving some ‘us’ time or someone looking to get away with their nearest and dearest, we have Unique Home Stays to cater for all.  

26th September 2019 by Tori

Getaway to the Green

Getaway to the Green

Escaping the electric pace of the everyday world around us is something that we all crave, allowing us to take a step back and the historic game of golf has been a soothing tool utilised by many for generations.

19th August 2019 by Daniel

Britain´s Best Journeys

Britain´s Best Journeys

There is more to this island nation than one could ever imagine, if only you would take a moment to look beyond the well-trodden and explore further than where the guidebooks lead. We explore the country’s greatest journeys, by foot, rail, car and water.

31st July 2019 by Lauren

Wander Wiltshire this Summer

Wander Wiltshire this Summer

In the lead up to and during the summer months, the words on everyone’s lips seem to be all about the seaside, coast and sandcastles. But if you´d much rather turn away from the clamouring beach crowds and bound merrily off into the wild, we´ve got the perfect place.

25th July 2019 by Robyn

Pop Culture Pilgrimages

Pop Culture Pilgrimages

Television dramas have a way of completely consuming us, resulting in night-long Netflix binges and wondering what inspired such a story or dreaming of what it would be like to step into it, even for just a second.

18th July 2019 by Tori

Indulge in a Digital Detox

Indulge in a Digital Detox

Counter those days hunched over a keyboard in one of our remotest homes across the United Kingdom, where the WiFi is often weak at best and soul-lifting escapes in nature are guaranteed.

10th July 2019 by Lauren

Escape The City

Escape The City

Today, we round up our top homestays around an hour’s drive from London, yet worlds away from city life where deadlines and tube delays are swapped for fresh, countryside air and afternoon naps.

19th June 2019 by Tori

The Local´s Guide to Cornwall

The Local´s Guide to Cornwall

With wild moorland and sweeping golden beaches, Cornwall is as diverse and it is divine. We talk to local home owners about what they think makes Cornwall so unique.

12th June 2019 by Daniel

Brave Travel

Brave Travel

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

1st June 2019 by Lauren

The Greatest Summer Festivals of 2019

The Greatest Summer Festivals of 2019

It’s time to dust off those Wellingtons, unpack the fascinators and plan your summer entirely on a jam-packed calendar of al fresco events. When it comes to summer festivals, the UK pulls out all the stops, and from sophisticated affairs to wild weekends, there’s a choice for every interest.

9th May 2019 by Tori

Wild Escapes

Wild Escapes

With such inspiring landscapes spanning the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and a planet in the depths of a climate emergency, we ask one very important question; is international travel really a necessity?

1st May 2019 by Lauren

Get Outside in Dartmoor National Park

Get Outside in Dartmoor National Park

South West England’s largest expanse of wilderness hides a treasure trove of lush valleys, ancient woodlands and secret wild-swimming pools hidden beneath the watchful eye of electric blue dragonflies. Captivating and addictive, Dartmoor National Park will drag you back again and again.

21st February 2019 by Lauren

Luxury Homes for the Cheltenham Race Festival

Luxury Homes for the Cheltenham Race Festival

Hat wearing, Champagne drinking and gripping horse races, the Cheltenham Festival has become one of the most prestigious events in any socialite’s calendar. Top it all off with a cherry on top of an already rather decadent cake with a luxury homestay just a short distance away.

15th February 2019 by Lauren

Hibernation season

Hibernation season

The hunt is on for that all-inspiring location in which hunker down and admire the winter wonderland scenery all around. From mountain hideaways to white-washed yoga retreats by the sea, we round-up the best boltholes to book this Spring.

4th February 2019 by Francesca

6 Wedding Trends to Inspire in 2019

6 Wedding Trends to Inspire in 2019

Weddings are always exciting, but with 2019’s trends promising an explosion of colour and personalisation, the coming year is set to blow the wedding experience right out of the water.

29th January 2019 by Lauren

Unconventional Love

Unconventional Love

Love deserves more than a wilting bunch of flowers picked up from the train station in a rush on the way home from work; it deserves sipping the finest red wine by glowing candlelight followed by long lie ins under thick French linens.

25th January 2019 by Lauren

Celebrate Burns Night in Style

Celebrate Burns Night in Style

Year after year, tributes are paid to the cultural icon Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet and lyricist. Renowned as the pioneer of the Romantic poetry movement, our Scottish love nests are the perfect space to gather together for cosy celebrations amongst the most awe-inspiring settings hidden deep within this majestic land.

14th January 2019 by Charlotte

Make 2019 a Year to Remember

Make 2019 a Year to Remember

Here we list our favourite boltholes which really pack some punch with personality, where long hikes and daring adventures are expected and the opportunity to really live is presented. The perfect beginning to 2019!

31st December 2018 by Lauren

Hideaway in the Highlands This Winter

Hideaway in the Highlands This Winter

With the last of mainland Britain’s great wilderness crammed into its rather compact territory, Scotland harbours a landscape which remains loyal to its ancient, spectacular and turbulent past.

29th November 2018 by Lauren

Wedding Photographer Claudia Rose Carter | The Parsonage

Wedding Photographer Claudia Rose Carter | The Parsonage

Set amidst a milieu of 12 acres of magical gardens, this grand Grade II listed country home makes for a truly stunning wedding venue. Photographer Claudia Rose Carter shares her images of a recent celebration hosted within the clipped topiary grounds.

21st November 2018 by Charlotte

The Best Places to Celebrate Bonfire Night

The Best Places to Celebrate Bonfire Night

Before our minds get lost in a whirlwind of Christmas markets and present shopping, we remember that the 5th of November is just a few weeks away. With impressive fireworks set to blaze across our landscapes, we share our favourite bonfire night displays and the properties to enjoy them from.

8th October 2018 by Charlotte

Luxury Homes for a Christmas Break

Luxury Homes for a Christmas Break

From large homes which can accommodate the whole family and the Christmas feasts that go along with them to small, romantic boltholes far from the hustle of bad traffic and small-talk, we’ve got a luxury home stay to suit every flavour this Christmas.

1st October 2018 by Lauren

Gather Together this October Half Term

Gather Together this October Half Term

In a season where spiced lattes, welly boots and mum´s roast dinner reigns above all else, gather the brood in one of our large family-friendly self-catering homes this October half term.

14th September 2018 by Lauren

English Country Escapes

English Country Escapes

Embodying all that is English about England, the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset offer a myriad of opportunities to experience pretty village culture, long hikes in the hills, cider drinking and of course, Glastonbury Festival.

27th August 2018 by Lauren

Remote Luxury

Remote Luxury

For us, romance and remoteness go hand in hand. The anticipation of driving into the hinterland solo, or with a loved one, is matched only by the triumph of finding your destination and feeling blissfully far from the madding crowds. We round-up the best secluded hideaway escapes.

9th August 2018 by Francesca

Wales, Where all that Glitters is Gold

Wales, Where all that Glitters is Gold

A culture deeply rooted in folklore and fiction, a mountainous landscape dominated by greys and greens and a language which fiercely distinguishes this Celtic nation from any other; Wales packs more beauty and personality into its compact mass of land than it would seem possible.

6th July 2018 by Lauren

Discover Poldark’s Cornwall

Discover Poldark’s Cornwall

Handsome looks, dramatic lives and sweeping Cornish vistas; Poldark certainly knows how to showcase the best of Cornwall. Run away for a Cornish break to colourful moorland and turquoise waters hidden in secret, hard-to-get-to coves.

8th June 2018 by Lauren

The Hills are Alive

The Hills are Alive

There´s something about life in the hills that truly makes one´s heart sing. We´ve searched high and low, throughout fells and valleys, to find Britain’s most inspiring cottages and hideaways. Flee the crowds and journey into the hills and far away.

8th June 2018 by Francesca

Exploring Cornwall’s Hidden Corner

Exploring Cornwall’s Hidden Corner

Often overlooked by the masses, and all the better for it, Whitsand Bay and its four miles of gorgeous golden beaches and huge cliffs spread across the southeastern coast of Cornwall.

14th May 2018 by Lauren

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to Ireland

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to Ireland

Run away to the Emerald Isle where giant cliffs fall from the sky to the sea, clouds sit heavy in mountain valleys and colourful villages dot the landscape.

23rd April 2018 by Lauren

Family Escapes for May Half Term Breaks

Family Escapes for May Half Term Breaks

With May half term and the promise of sun just around the corner, it´s time to kick off those shoes and recline into a week of downtime. Read on to discover a collection of beautiful, exceptional escapes available for all the family.

10th April 2018 by Lauren

Go Large or Go Home

Go Large or Go Home

From stately manor houses to artsy party pads complete with disco balls and indoor pools, we round-up the best big houses that can be exclusively yours.

28th March 2018 by Francesca

Unique Wedding Trends for 2018

Unique Wedding Trends for 2018

Tying the knot this year? We tell you six things you’ll want to know when it comes to planning your wedding day of dreams. From this year’s hottest venues to timeless décor with a difference; we’ve got your unique wedding covered.

27th March 2018 by Francesca

Easter Holiday Destinations

Easter Holiday Destinations

With spring now a beacon of light on the horizon, we round up the best destinations to enjoy what´s arguably Britain´s most beautiful season. Read on to discover a unique, hand-picked collection of luxury homes available for your extraordinary Easter escapes.

7th February 2018 by Charlotte

New Wedding Venues for 2018

New Wedding Venues for 2018

Since Kensington Palace announced that the most high profile wedding of the year is due to take place this May, we’ve been royally buzzing with excitement! Here we exclusively unveil our new collection of magical wedding venues for couples looking to tie the knot in 2018 in style.

1st February 2018 by Charlotte

The Best Events in 2018

The Best Events in 2018

From art exhibitions and quirky age-old village traditions to festivals of music, literature and food, the British social calendar boasts a vast and colourful programme of events this year. We round up our favourites and showcase the very best luxury accommodation within easy reach.

15th January 2018 by Charlotte

Holidays for Lovers

Holidays for Lovers

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon there is no better time to organise a special break away with the one, or few, you love. Whether a romantic couples’ retreat or country house with all your besties, this unique collection of homes promise a February 14th to remember.

10th January 2018 by Hattie

Bucket List Destinations For 2018

Bucket List Destinations For 2018

In need of a stimulating staycation? From the shimmering shores of the Lake District to the chalky cliffs of Dorset´s Jurassic Coast, you´ll find our private homes in the most extraordinary locations. We reveal our favourite destinations for an unforgettable holiday on home turf.

3rd January 2018 by Charlotte

Holidaying in the South Hams

Holidaying in the South Hams

There’s no denying that the diverse county of Devon offers a divine sense of freedom for all who cross its craggy border. Closer than Cornwall but still far, far away from the buzz of the capital, this holiday hotspot is a haven for relaxation. We headed to one of Devon´s dreamiest destinations: the South Hams.

30th November 2017 by Francesca

A Unique Christmas

A Unique Christmas

Fancy waking up on the 25th of December to the roaring sound of the winter ocean, a snow-capped Scottish mountain view or perhaps a mystical countryside landscape? The possibilities are endless with Unique Home Stays. We round up some homes which still have Christmas availability – but hurry! We don’t think they’ll be free for long!

28th November 2017 by Hattie

The Best Party Houses to Rent for New Year

The Best Party Houses to Rent for New Year

Whether you’re plotting a cosy New Year just for two, or a raucous affair for a few… we’ve rounded up the best private homes available for your New Year’s celebrations.

20th November 2017 by Francesca

The Cosiest Cottages for Winter

The Cosiest Cottages for Winter

Blustery walks, roaring open fires and delicious hampers stuffed with seasonal goodies should be just what the doctor orders as the temperature drops. Pack your wellingtons but leave the shovel at home, there´s nowhere else you´d rather be snowed in than at these luxury holiday cottages.

8th November 2017 by Francesca

Night Coasteering

Night Coasteering

Newquay Activity Centre kindly invited The Unique Home Stays team to go night coasteering as a pre-Halloween treat under the shimmering moonlight.

31st October 2017 by Rewan

Autumnal Escapes

Autumnal Escapes

Here at Unique Home Stays, we love nothing more than revelling in the beauty of Britain´s ever-changing seasons. As we fall into Autumn and ponder how summer seemed to slip by so quickly, we showcase the best in British staycations this season.

8th September 2017 by Helen

Our Top Five Dog-Friendly Destinations

Our Top Five Dog-Friendly Destinations

Whilst we’re sure to miss the joys of summer (dry fur and no muddy footprints!), there’s no better time to embark on an autumnal break. We’ve rounded up our top five dog-friendly destinations to inspire your next getaway with your four-legged friends in tow.

7th September 2017 by Charlotte

Eat, Stay, Live (Like a Local)

Eat, Stay, Live (Like a Local)

Ditch the well-worn tourist trail and embrace life like a local when you stay with Unique Home Stays by following our top tips to ensure you’re fully immersed in Britain’s hidden beauty.

15th August 2017 by Helen

Our Top Five Romantic Boltholes For Two

Our Top Five Romantic Boltholes For Two

Today marks the start of Re-kindle Romance Week and with Valentine´s Day a forgotten six months ago, what better reason to plot a romantic escape for two? Rediscover each other and relish the excitement that an indulgent couples´ escape can bring.

14th August 2017 by Charlotte

Instagrammable Escapes

Instagrammable Escapes

Just like promenading along seaside boulevards in the Victorian times, online posing is the sport of this decade. To keep all your social media followers swooning over your holiday snaps, we’ve hand-picked the most photogenic escapes for this summer.

9th June 2017 by Francesca

Top 10 Things to do near The Lizard

Top 10 Things to do near The Lizard

From hidden coves to tranquil gardens and rumbustious affairs, we´ve put together our top 10 things to do when holidaying near the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

9th June 2017 by Charlotte

Dive into Summer

Dive into Summer

With spring well into your step, dive into the new season with a splash by organising a staycation at a luxury holiday home with swimming pool this summer.

2nd June 2017 by Helen

Horticultural Homes

Horticultural Homes

With RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 in full swing, we have lost ourselves ogling at the colourful explosion of darling dahlias, carefully curated clematis and edible kitchen gardens. Here we round up the Unique Home Stays for garden loves, affording you the chance to enjoy a little slice of the UK´s best green spaces too.

24th May 2017 by Hattie

Our top five solo travel destinations

Our top five solo travel destinations

It doesn’t have to be a gap year or sabbatical, a long weekend or short break can be enough to reset and recharge. Going solo often means a little self-discovery too – what will you pick on the menu with no fear of potential food envy? What radio station will you choose to sing along to on your journey?

12th May 2017 by Hattie

The Best British Homestays with Hot Tubs

The Best British Homestays with Hot Tubs

Unique Home Stays offer the most rejuvenating breaks imaginable in beautiful locations stretching from the Scottish Highlands right down to the Cornish coast. We’ve picked ten tantalising homestays with hot tubs, so plot your unique escape to get your hot tub fix!

4th May 2017 by Helen

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

With Christmas a distant memory, hedgerows peppered with snow drops and the sight of lambs frolicking in the fields beyond, this can only mean one thing – winter is finally over! After what feels like an age of icy windscreens, numb toes and lots of puddle-dodging, spring is upon us and we couldn’t be happier.

21st March 2017 by Charlotte

Be Our Guest! Stay in this Exclusive Beauty and The Beast-Style Castle

Be Our Guest! Stay in this Exclusive Beauty and The Beast-Style Castle

The live action release of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast will be hitting theatres on March 17th, but it´s not the talking candelabras that’s captured our attention, it´s that wondrous castle in all its majesty that makes this particular romance an unforgettable tale, as old as time.

28th February 2017 by Melanie

A Unique Valentine´s Day

A Unique Valentine´s Day

There is one particularly auspicious, heart-fluttering day that leaps from our calendar this month; The 14th of February is the day to celebrate love, so dare we ask what you’ve got planned? Why not whisk your beloved beau away for a little luxury this year?

8th February 2017 by Melanie

2017 Bucket List

2017 Bucket List

With 2017 being predicted to be “the year of self-love”, there’s no better way to embrace the top trend than with the self-gift of travel. We’ve compiled a list of the UK’s top five destinations for 2017 so whether you’re a solo traveller, luxury-loving couple or adrenaline-fuelled family, we’ve got your bucket list covered.

15th January 2017 by Hattie

Unique Wedding Venues for 2017

Unique Wedding Venues for 2017

Did you get a sparkly diamond ring this Valentine´s Day? Picking your special venue is the first step to creating a truly unique occasion. Here is our pick of the most romantic wedding venues the UK has on offer - imagine the photographs!

30th December 2016 by Francesca

Wandering Wild

Wandering Wild

The greater the wilderness, the greater the revelations. Being in the back of beyond allows us to loosen the ties that bind us to the familiar world and rediscover the simple pleasures in life. Let these remote retreats inspire your next great escape, into the wild.

2nd December 2016 by Francesca

The Unique Gift Guide

The Unique Gift Guide

Whoever you are treating this Christmas, give the gift of time together and the promise of new memories with loved ones. The Unique Home Stays gift voucher allows the lucky recipient to pick the escape of their dreams.

2nd December 2016 by Melanie

Cosy Pre-Christmas Escapes for Two

Cosy Pre-Christmas Escapes for Two

The penultimate month is upon us! The clocks have turned back, we’re adjusting to the reality that 6pm bears resemblance to 10pm and what seems to have been a lengthy decent to Christmas has suddenly gained momentum, leaving us to ask the question - mid-November, how did you get here so fast?

15th November 2016 by Melanie

Nature´s Call to Get Cosy

Nature´s Call to Get Cosy

As the autumnal darkness gently creeps in and the air turns cooler, there’s only one comfort that keeps me from booking a six month plane journey to finer climates and that’s my tradition of creating a warm cosy nest - safely burrowed indoors.

26th October 2016 by Melanie

Unique Home Stays Turns 15!

Unique Home Stays Turns 15!

Last weekend we celebrated Unique Home Stays´ 15th birthday, which topped off a stellar three months for the business. Staff and owners gathered for a merry evening of live music, canapés and Prosecco on tap.

5th October 2016 by Francesca

Unique Surf Day

Unique Surf Day

Despite our prim and preppy appearances, we like to think we’re quite the team of action women here at Unique Home Stays. So when Cornish Wave invited for some expert surf tuition (all in the name of guest recommendations), we quite literally jumped at the chance.

13th July 2016 by Francesca

What Makes A Unique Home Stay

What Makes A Unique Home Stay

It’s no news that we pride ourselves on bringing you the most distinctive homes that the UK has on offer, but what exactly comprises a unique home stay?

5th July 2016 by Annabelle

The UK´s Top Ten Festivals Not To Be Missed

The UK´s Top Ten Festivals Not To Be Missed

Ah, summer: the season of cocktail parties, royal regattas, and what Britain does best in my opinion – music festivals.

23rd June 2016 by Annabelle

Happy Birthday Ma´am!

Happy Birthday Ma´am!

To celebrate the Queen´s 90th birthday, we explore beautiful private homes set in extraordinary locations where guests can experience what it’s like to live just like a queen (or king!).

19th April 2016 by Claire

Leap Year Proposals

Leap Year Proposals

Luxury love nests for your lucky leap year proposals.

3rd February 2016 by Francesca

Top Ten UK Surf Breaks

Top Ten UK Surf Breaks

Surf´s up! We round up ten top UK surf breaks and showcase the best luxury coastal retreats which will provide that much needed R&R after a day riding the waves.

1st February 2016 by Annabelle

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