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New Property Arrival - Smokehouse Cottage

New Property Arrival - Smokehouse Cottage

A white stone dot tucked beneath the hills, discover a piece of Wales´ wild magic at this secluded bolthole on the Pembrokeshire coast. Formerly a smokery, this reclaimed fisherman’s cottage has been cleverly reinvented to create an authentic refuge hideaway; think painted stone walls, oak floorboards and wrought iron beds overlooking the shifting tides on St Bride´s Bay below.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Smokehouse Cottage

New Property Arrival - In Clover

New Property Arrival - In Clover

A luxurious take on the bucolic country retreat, this sumptuous home invites families to sink into a wood-fired hot tub under the moon and unfurl within its golden stone walls. Think Soho Home furnishings and stacks of vintage vinyl awaiting its turn after a prelude from the crackling open fire. With sleeps-six options in for Autumn, In Clover joins the collection just in time for an Indian summer.

Properties featured in this newsletter: In Clover

New Property Arrival - Over Lemon River

New Property Arrival - Over Lemon River

Situated along the River Lemon, this romantic hideaway is a place where lovers and their four-legged friends can enjoy whilst the world wonders into insignificance.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Over Lemon River

Understated Luxury

Understated Luxury

When we look back to Summer 2020, we will always remember the time we savoured the smallest of luxuries; home-grown flowers, Glastonbury re-runs on the radio, windswept walks on empty beaches - but the luxury of clean, simple living will perhaps be the most precious of them all.

New Property Arrival - The Lost Music Hall

New Property Arrival - The Lost Music Hall

Located in The South Hams, this private wing of a grand Georgian manor was designed with entertaining in mind. Pared-back in style but nonetheless luxurious, The Lost Music Hall lends something for everyone to enjoy.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Lost Music Hall

New Property Arrival - Little Red Lock

New Property Arrival - Little Red Lock

Filled to the beams with eccentricity and encircled by a wooden picket fence, Little Red Lock is a quintessential storybook hideaway. From the buttoned chesterfields to the clotted cream coloured Aga, English country charm oozes from inside its red brick walls. After exploring the Cotswolds market towns nearby, this secluded canal-side haven is the perfect place to wind down; enjoy twilight cruises on the kayaks and Autumn evenings by the fire.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Red Lock

Unique Folk

Unique Folk

If there is one thing the crisis has taught us it is that we are all in this together. As we safely reopen our doors and welcome you back into our homes, we reflect on the incredible community spirit we have experienced over the last three months. Your support has inspired us to introduce a new way of rewarding loyalty in our Unique Folk Programme.

New Property Arrival - Ukiyo

New Property Arrival - Ukiyo

Urban modernity flirts with the elements at this sustainable luxury retreat on the untamed Lizard Peninsula. Ukiyo is a nod to the modern Scandinavian summerhouse, clad in silvering Siberian larch wood which seemingly melts into the ocean setting. Its name derives from Japanese culture and translates to ‘the floating world’, a blissful state of detachment from the bothers of everyday life.

New Property Arrival - Barton Blanc

New Property Arrival - Barton Blanc

Hidden at the end of a sweeping drive within 33 acres encircled by bluebell woods, this sprawling country manor is a secluded haven in the heart of rural Devon. Checker-board tiled floors and decorative plaster ceilings hint at the age of this history-rich home, where modern luxuries meet monastic simplicity.

New Property Arrival - Sienna

New Property Arrival - Sienna

Set in a spellbinding slice of the Wild Atlantic Way, in the charming town of Kenmare, Sienna takes its name from the rich colours of the surrounding landscape.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Sienna

For lovers

For lovers

With many soon-to-be-married couples weighing up their options amid ongoing restrictions on social gatherings and overseas travel, this month on the journal we look at the honeymoon through time, and present alternatives for cancelled celebrations. On the topic of couples´ escapes, here we also unveil our latest arrival.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Meadows

New Property Arrival - Roscoe

New Property Arrival - Roscoe

Sitting pretty in 13 acres of wildflower meadows, latest arrival Roscoe is a fusion of wood, glass and stone. Encapsulating all the essential elements for a luxury self-catering escape and within two hours of London.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Roscoe

New Property Arrival - Fawn Wood

New Property Arrival - Fawn Wood

Starting life from humble beginnings, this historic homestay has a treasure trove of enchanted stories and romantic entanglements. Hidden on the cusp of Winnie-the-Pooh´s Ashdown Forest, Fawn Wood invites families to enjoy a luxury country house retreat.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Fawn Wood

Britain in bloom

Britain in bloom

The theme for this month was always intended to be ‘Britain in bloom’, but perhaps now it’s more poignant than we ever imagined. The human world may well have come to a standstill but, amid travel bans and isolation orders, mother nature continues in all her beauty. Here we bring you Britain’s most enchanted garden escapes.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Rhapsody, The Sculptor´s Gardens

Estate of mind

Estate of mind

A century ago, it was the Roaring Twenties; a time of social highlife and surging economy. 2020 may have started on the contrary, but that shouldn´t stop us from aspiring. Our inaugural property arrivals for the decade couldn´t be more apt for when the travel ban has been lifted.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Find, Wool Merchant´s House, Atelier Rose, Cadence

Natural Selection

Natural Selection

Great Britain and Ireland: not the first islands that come to mind when we think of indoor-outdoor living. That said, you’ll be hard pushed to find a nation more willing to take on the elements for a bracing hike or dog walk. As a new generation of architects put the environment at the heart of their projects, weaving buildings into the natural surroundings and crafting furnishings from organic materials, this month we showcase homes that embrace the living world.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Bohème, Skyros, Elemental, Montana, Kilnwood

Wonder Women

Wonder Women

If you know anything about Unique Homestays, you’ll know that spirited, creative women are at the core of our business. Next summer will mark 20 years since Sarah Stanley founded Unique Homestays, still remaining the sole director today with the help of a growing team of wonder women (and men!).

Properties featured in this newsletter: Siren, Little Scarlet

Green Love

Green Love

The colour of love turns green this February as we celebrate the rise of the eco wedding. Over on the journal we talk organic food, British bubbles and paperless post, showing how soon-to-be brides and grooms can consider the planet without sacrificing the vision of a beautifully designed luxury wedding.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Weddings at The Stack, Weddings at Romany

A Wild Romance

A Wild Romance

For us, Valentine´s weekend doesn´t call for flowers and chocolates - they should be part of every day. Instead, we crave for spontaneity, reconnection and rekindling of that special spark too often only associated with the honeymoon spell. With a full weekend put aside for the celebrations this year, whisk your loved one away to one of our luxury love nests, sure to set the tone for a wildly romantic escape.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Wishbone, Juneberry, The Shipwreck, Romany

Wellness Breaks for 2020

Wellness Breaks for 2020

The new year lends a perfect excuse to indulge in a little ‘you’ time. We’ve teamed up with Whitecalm, the retreat provider with the leading edge, to offer bespoke healthy holidays in select homestays throughout our collection. From yoga and meditation to personalised programmes matched to your DNA – you can choose a wellbeing experience as spiritual or scientific as you wish.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Anthology Farm, Linea, Jagger

New Property Arrivals- Jagger, Novella, Ten, The Residence, Orlagh

New Property Arrivals- Jagger, Novella, Ten, The Residence, Orlagh

We´re ending 2019 on a high with our newest additions.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Orlagh, Novella, Ten, Jagger, The Residence

New Property Arrival - Anthology Farm, The Tapestry and Madam Butterfly

New Property Arrival - Anthology Farm, The Tapestry and Madam Butterfly

While we have a soft spot for simple, elegant homes, the Unique Homestays aesthetic has never been shy of stuff. A maximalist approach offers a creative means to express the owners’ personality through their interior.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Madam Butterfly, The Tapestry, Anthology Farm

A New Era

A New Era

We believe in thinking differently, running a pioneering spirit through everything we do to bring you escapes that cannot be found elsewhere. With a fresh, understated design, our new look allows our homes to do the talking. In our eighteenth year there could not be a more fitting time to evolve and refine the brand. Less fuss, more of what you love. Because real luxury doesn´t need to be boastful.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Zingara

Cool Yule

Cool Yule

The magic of winter is most felt at home; the sound of little ones giggling at bath time, the scent of home-cooked stews, the amber glow of the fire reflected in the window frost. That home, however, doesn’t necessarily need to be yours. That home could simply be borrowed, just for the holidays.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Pelsham Manor

New Property Arrival - Roserai

New Property Arrival - Roserai

Many people crave variety, often fuelling the need to travel and discover life beyond the everyday. As fascinating as it is to explore the world, global tourism now contributes to nearly 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. So when the opportunity arises to sample a flavour of another country right on our doorstep, it is more tempting than ever before. Today we bring you Roserai, a home that encapsulates south of France charm, introducing you to a life of afternoon naps in the hammock and glasses of Chardonnay among the rose gardens.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Roserai

Hunter Gatherers

Hunter Gatherers

That layered look, those amber hues and Sunday afternoon smorgasbords piled-high with figs, berries and cheese… it can only be October. This month we tap into our human instincts as we celebrate the start of the hunter-gatherer season. Over on the journal we delve into the biophilia hypothesis, as well as show how you can style your home for winter hibernation.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Elemental, The Brandy Thief

Holistic Holidays

Holistic Holidays

The end of summer is a bittersweet time of year, but these rare days of intersecting seasons are pure magic. As summer collapses to make way for the golden hues and muted notes of early autumn, it’s the perfect time to indulge in the decade’s favourite travel trend – a wellness break.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Fable, Hollyhocks, The Shipwreck, Kilnwood

Rewild The Nation

Rewild The Nation

Temperatures are rising, ice caps are melting and urgent action must be taken in order to slow the warming of our wonderful world. Our environment is a key priority and, in a new partnership with Rewilding Britain, we will be contributing to their effort of sequestering 47 million tonnes of CO2 per year back into the ground. From September, for every booking taken, we will donate to the charity to support the restoration of Great Britain´s eco systems, helping secure a future for generations to come.

The New Nomads

The New Nomads

The design world is welcoming a wild return of 1970’s bohemianism, but this time with a refined edge. Whether a rebellion against minimalism or a reaction to the uncertain political climate, there is an increasing desire to throw out the rulebook and create spaces which truly represent the people who reside within them.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Romany

New Property Arrival - Linea

New Property Arrival - Linea

Uniting the modern man with Mother Nature in wholly refined harmony, here is a self-catering home which not only complements the scenery in which it sits, but enhances it. With a pared-back, design-led interior, this luxury cliffhanger is as much a space for families as it is for creatives wanting a blue-sky thinking retreat.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Linea

London Calling

London Calling

With London being such a dynamic city full of history and spirited community, Unique Home Stays are on the hunt for inspiring and extraordinary properties that portray the delights of our capital.

A Bold Move

A Bold Move

In our journal we delve into concepts of ´brave travel´ and tempt you to take a leaf from Hunter S. Thompson´s book, who spent a year living and riding with the Hell´s Angels. He wrote “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!”

Properties featured in this newsletter: Labyrinth, Linea

The Sustainable Traveller

The Sustainable Traveller

Snow-capped mountains, long stretches of golden sand and ancient forests alive with butterflies; the United Kingdom offers so much more than bleak weather and roast dinners. With such inspiring landscapes right on our front door and a planet in the depths of a climate emergency, this month we ask; is international travel really a necessity?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Seren Mor, The Pomegranate Tree, Kyn

New Property Arrival - Viola

New Property Arrival - Viola

We travel to escape. To escape the emails and pinging notifications, the choking traffic and being home too late to read goodnight stories to the children. We journey by trains, planes and automobiles to be slow and to stop, to reconnect with family, friends and the great outdoors, to restore within us what is caged by working hours and seemingly never-ending commitments.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Viola

New Property Arrivals - Juneberry and Little Cannon

New Property Arrivals - Juneberry and Little Cannon

Science has proven time and time again that even just one hour a day spent within nature is good for you; good for stress levels, excellent for health and healing and best of all for soul-soothing.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Juneberry

The Modern Feminine

The Modern Feminine

Pretty is back, but bolder than ever before. What once was grey is now emblazoned with florals, what was navy is now pastel in shade. Dark, ditsy-print wallpapers wrap whole rooms in moody glamour, lace curtains bellow in the breeze and a dash of retro chintz is unashamedly working its way back into fashion.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Tangle Belle, The Palladian, Elphinstone

New Property Arrivals - Holanen and Rhapsody

New Property Arrivals - Holanen and Rhapsody

It was Pablo Picasso who once said “art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” and today we bring you two new homestays which will blow the cobwebs right out of the daily grind. Bursting with colour, originality and pure imagination, and each so different from the other, these eclectic homes are the true spice of life. One serenely sits just above the sea on Cornwall’s gentle south coast, while the other is a riot of rock ‘n’ roll style (having hosted the likes of Genesis, The Police and Queen in the nineties), set deep in rural Surrey.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Holanen, Rhapsody

New Property Arrival - Damselfly

New Property Arrival - Damselfly

There are few truly wild places left between our patchwork of farmer´s fields and glow of city lights, but those that remain are wonders indeed, to be cherished like buried treasure found at the end of an arduous voyage. Today we bring you such a place, a magical cabin in the woods on the edge of Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor, where otters tangle in the burbling river and owls gently hoot in the branches overhead. At Damselfly there are only three things on the agenda; peace, tranquillity and a large glass of chilled pink lemonade.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Damselfly

Homes of the Makers

Homes of the Makers

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

Properties featured in this newsletter: Charity, Faraway House, The Aviary, The Cinders

New Property Arrival - The Aviary

New Property Arrival - The Aviary

Stretching out from winter slumber, the days are getting longer, afternoons warmer and layers thinner and with summer dreams almost within arm´s reach, we bring to you a brand new Cotswold escape which was made with balmy English days in mind. Welcome to The Aviary; the family retreat of dreams.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Aviary

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey

There’s a small but mighty travel trend that’s sweeping the nation and we’re ready to assist. Increasing desires to fit more experiences into a restricted holiday allowance has resulted in a surge of culture-curious travellers wanting meticulously designed itineraries to help them make the most of their bite-sized breaks.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Oyster Catcher, Supernova, Stella Maris, Thornemead Castle

Love at Dusk

Love at Dusk

Forget flowers and forgo the clichés this year, instead channel the starry-eyed spirit of St Valentine into a love affair with adventure. Now’s the time to plot your escape and ensure you´ll be settling in somewhere truly special when twilight falls on February 14th. Who says the comforts of home and the thrill of adventure can´t go hand-in-hand?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Sweetpea Cottage [OLD]

For the Wild Hearted

For the Wild Hearted

Whether trailing houseplants or sweeping ocean vistas, a close connection with Mother Nature soothes the soul and calms the busy mind so accustomed to checking emails at all hours of the day. January tends to walk hand-in-hand with dreary weather, so to boost those spirits and ignite inspiration we bring to your inbox four homes which unashamedly celebrate nature. Dust off those jackets, those hats and scarves; hibernation season is over.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Alchemy Hill, The Looking Glass, Walden Lakehouse, The Matchbox

New Property Arrivals for 2019

New Property Arrivals for 2019

The lull between Christmas and New Year is often a time of togetherness; of bubble and squeak for breakfast, boardgames and blustery walks to burn off the festive overindulgence. Before the goodbyes and long drives home, whilst you’re altogether, why not take this opportunity to set a date for the next reunion?

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Botanist, Thornemead Castle, Under the Rose, Saphir Beach House, Ammonite

New Property Arrivals - Gwendolyn and The Looking Glass

New Property Arrivals - Gwendolyn and The Looking Glass

There is something rather fine about settling into a squishy sofa with a steaming cup of tea as the winter storms rage outside. Finer still if said sofa has sea views and a roaring fire within toe-warming reach. This week we bring you two new properties with such qualities on Cornwall´s north coast, where sweeping views of the ocean, salt-kissed skin and fiery sunsets come as standard. Come rain, shine or wild winds, these two homes are destinations in their own right

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Looking Glass, Gwendolyn

It´s the Little Things

It´s the Little Things

The little things in life so often pass us by without even a glimpse of recognition; a slow morning drinking tea in bed, the subtle beauty of bee´s wings bobbing on the summer heat, the lingering smell of bonfires which fill the evening air at this time of year. It´s these finer details which come together to make the bigger picture, bringing such vibrancy and joy to this wonderful life. With this in mind, this month we are celebrating the small and mighty in our midst.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Sea Sentry, The Sea Rose, Filly Island

New Property Arrivals - Little Portion and The Flower Press

New Property Arrivals - Little Portion and The Flower Press

The onset of winter certainly doesn´t mean the onset of hibernation. Rather than mourning the end of summer, we’re celebrating the comfort of woolly jumpers and large glasses of pinot noir, frosty mornings and roaring fires. It´s time to celebrate the cosier side of life and with this we bring you two new romantic cottages, in Cornwall and the Cotswolds, perfect for returning to after afternoons spent hiking or chilly cold water surfing. So come on in, it´s warm in here...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Portion, The Flower Press

New Property Arrival - Lloyds Signal Station and Old Favourites Sundance and The Parsonage

New Property Arrival - Lloyds Signal Station and Old Favourites Sundance and The Parsonage

There is something exhilarating about journeying to the farthest reaches of land, where the heavens, sea and earth collide in a blaze of magnificent glory, where the enormity of the world under a blanket of stars is almost overwhelming and howling winds are as beautiful and appealing as balmy summer days. Our newest property resides in such a place; a place on the edge, a place that feels invitingly far away.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Parsonage, Sundance, The Signal Station

New Property Arrivals - The Redes and Wool Merchant´s House

New Property Arrivals - The Redes and Wool Merchant´s House

Luxury comes in many forms. To some it’s classic elegant interiors and lavish finishes, while to others it´s the freedom to rise from a cloud-like bed, to wander barefoot into the morning, cup of rich coffee in hand and not a whiff of phone signal in range.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Wool Merchant´s House, The Redes

Winter by the Sea

Winter by the Sea

This month the Unique Home Stays team have been trekking the South West Coast Path to raise money for the charity SUDEP Action. One evening, after a 12 mile hike I finished the day’s challenge on a little pebble beach. The moon shimmered over the water’s surface and the waves roared as they washed over the rocks; not a soul in sight, this felt like real luxury to me. This month, I decided, we shall celebrate homes by the sea.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Viewing Gallery, Ellesmera Mill, Raffia

Latest Arrival - Evania

Latest Arrival - Evania

If you’re a fan of boutique shopping and swimming under the stars then you’ll want to add our new arrival to the top of your wish list. Evania is just fifteen minutes from Cheltenham, complete with ancient olive trees and a heated outdoor pool.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Evania

The Best Places to Work Remotely

The Best Places to Work Remotely

Humans were born to move. In early years mankind would roam freely, tracking the stars and migrating with the seasons. Whilst urbanisation may have made it more practical to stay static, living as a nomad is becoming easier than ever. More than just homes for the holidays, the properties we pick to join the portfolio also provide inspiring settings for those wanting to throw off the shackles of an office-based 9 to 5 and discover an alternative place to work for a while. For artists, writers and digital nomads with no fixed abode, back to school season has never been so attractive.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Seaglass [OLD], Sojourn, Little Scarlet

It´s Never Too Early...

It´s Never Too Early...

Albeit a little controversial, we’re making a bold move this year and have decided to drop the C word right in the middle of your August bank holiday. We considered it’s likely you’ve got all of the family together, so to save arguments on who’s hosting and who’s scrubbing the potato pots on the next bank holiday, opt for a home-away-from-home and let us take away the stress. With just 120 days to go, the countdown is on for your most absurdly magical and utterly unique Christmas yet.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Sweetpea Cottage [OLD], Balthazar

Latest Arrivals - Alchemy Hill & The Cotton Tree

Latest Arrivals - Alchemy Hill & The Cotton Tree

As the evenings begin to draw in and the hedgerows grow heavy with blackberry buds and purple sloes, we’re reminded of how beautifully abundant the end of summer is. With our homes also in their most fruitful season, we are delighted to announce the arrival of two new retreats which both have availability for your end-of-summer escape. One in the rolling hummocks of Herefordshire and the other by the wild Cornish sea, our latest arrivals afford truly rejuvenating breaks in both the coast and country.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Alchemy Hill, The Cotton Tree

Remote Luxury

Remote Luxury

In the midst of August´s cheery chaos, we´d like to dedicate this month to remoteness. Whilst it´s likely the world’s best secrets will be forever kept and handed down to only the lucky few, we´ve toiled away to unearth those hidden gem homes that could be found. Gather with friends and family, or savour solitude, for a week amongst mountains, coast or countryside with little more than a canine or cinema room for company.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Aphrodite, Charity, Orbis, Pilgrim

Latest Arrival - Scarlet Hall

Latest Arrival - Scarlet Hall

In the midst of what feels like an endless summer, we´re delighted to introduce you to our red hot new arrival. Set in the grounds of a sprawling 12 acre estate, Scarlet Hall is the perfect marriage of rural and regal. Within its timber-framed wisteria-clad walls lies a wealth of history spanning farm tales, princes and Italian prisoners of war. The best part? Brand new to the portfolio, it´s currently available all summer long (and just look at that pool)!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Scarlet Hall

Living on The Edge

Living on The Edge

Everyone dreams of a home by the sea. There´s a tremendous sense of freedom that comes with living on the water´s edge and, in the midst of a long, hot summer, I´m sure you´ll agree that the idea couldn´t be any more appealing. This month we pay tribute to unique homes that connect their inhabitants to the most essential of elements, and reveal some sparkling new additions to the portfolio.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Walden Lakehouse, Papilio Creek

Latest Arrivals - Little Eden, Maberly, Felicity Park & Seren Mor

Latest Arrivals - Little Eden, Maberly, Felicity Park & Seren Mor

This week we reveal an inspiring quartet of new property arrivals, just in time to make the most of the sunshine cascading across the British Isles. Whether you choose a hidden loch-side cottage in the Scottish Highlands, a Grade-II listed family home in Devon´s leafy South Hams, a flamboyant Hampshire manor complete with heated pool or a striking beach house perched above the sands in Pembrokeshire, these homes are nothing short of extraordinary.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Eden, Seren Mor, Maberly, Felicity Park

Live Authentic

Live Authentic

Not too long ago, a guest described their stay as being amongst the most ´spellbinding and authentic´ holidays they´d ever had. It´s comments like this that bring us back to our core values. It’s our mission to ensure you experience the true cultural narrative of your destination. Authenticity should be both a goal and measure for the 21st century traveller. So hear our song through the noise of fake news and marketing mayhem, knowing that with us you´ll get what it says on the tin. Unique Home Stays.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Apifera

New Arrival - Balthazar

New Arrival - Balthazar

You´ll find our new arrival down a sweeping drive flanked by acre upon acre of pheasant-filled parkland, just outside the charming village of Chiddingfold (cited by Country Life as one of England´s most desirable places to live). Sleeping up to 33 guests and with elements devised by film set designers, Balthazar´s modern take on traditional luxury creates the most magnificent mansion imaginable.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Balthazar

Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Flee the city following the royal wedding celebrations and bask in the country’s beauty with a royally British staycation. This summer should be about scoffing strawberry jam scones and chilled rosé in the sunshine at a true home-from-home! Need inspiration? Let our Home Stay Specialists pick your next destination.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Sugar Ray

Welcome to Pearl´s Place

Welcome to Pearl´s Place

This week we invite you to step into a wonderland at the end of a long, tree-lined drive in rural Somerset and journey to a world of feminine florals and gold gilt, Bohemian extravagance and tea parties on the lawn. Our latest arrival has heart and soul thrown into every nook and cranny. Flower-filled gardens, canopied beds and deeply romantic furnishings welcome you to fall through the rabbit hole and indulge in all that is wonderful about life.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Pearl´s Place

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

As advocates of the unconventional, we´d like to introduce you to Wasi-Sabi: not a spicy sauce for your sushi, but the new hot thing in home trends. This ancient Japanese philosophy centres on finding the beauty in imperfection; appreciating characteristics such as asymmetry, roughness and natural objects. Whether the charm of a crooked old cottage or the chaos of a wildflower meadow, join us in celebrating these homes´ wondrous peculiarities.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Swallowtails, The Chalk House, August House

Run to the Hills

Run to the Hills

There´s something about life in the hills that truly makes one´s heart sing. We´ve searched high and low throughout fells, hills and valleys to bring you the most extraordinary homes in the British Isles. This month we reveal our latest arrival as well as Easter escape inspiration and a unique investment opportunity.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Edenvale

Wellness Retreats

Wellness Retreats

The nation´s thriving appetite for clean-living has pressed health experts to take the wishy-washy out of wellness. Optimal wellness comes down to finding harmony across six dimensions. If you´re looking for a good place to start, how about escaping to a luxury log cabin nestled on the borders of Snowdonia National Park?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Hinterland Cabin, Skyros

Latest Arrivals - Amethyst Meadows & Dusky Cottage

Latest Arrivals - Amethyst Meadows & Dusky Cottage

Last night the super blue moon illuminated landscapes from coast to coast and showcased just how awe-inspiring the British Isles can be. In the essence of all things magical, this week´s new arrivals couldn’t be more apt. Set near spellbinding Glastonbury, Amethyst Meadows takes its name from the purple flowering wisteria that frames its Georgian façade, whilst Dusky Cottage is just an amble up the lane from Devon´s dreamy Hope Cove.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Dusky Cottage, Amethyst Meadows

Your Bucket List Re-Imagined

Your Bucket List Re-Imagined

For many, a travel bucket list encapsulates well-worn paths to sought-after sites. But what about all those future iconic destinations that remain unearthed? Today we invite you to ditch the classic clichés and re-imagine your bucket list. Follow us off the beaten path, our escapes are nothing short of extraordinary.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Studio Fold, Atticus

New for 2018

New for 2018

What better way to start the new year than by unveiling two extraordinary new arrivals?! When you’ve polished off the last of the Champagne, let us give you a taste of the fizzing, vintage splendour bottled up in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Skyros, Stella Maris

Stripping It Back

Stripping It Back

These midwinter nights are drawing in on a world which seems busier by the day and life’s truest luxuries couldn’t be calling any louder. From remote hideaways made of roll tops and chimney pots, to salty white-washed retreats by the sea, there’s a special place for pared-back luxury amidst the festivities. At a time of indulgence, this month we strip it back to reveal the joys of the simple life.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Chalk House, The Creamery

The Cosiest Cottages for Winter

The Cosiest Cottages for Winter

A characterful cottage puffing dandelion-like clouds from its crooked chimney into a frost sprinkled countryscape... Ah, the holiday season is almost upon us! Blustery walks, roaring open fires and delicious hampers stuffed with local goodies should be just what the doctor orders as the temperature drops. This month on the blog we picked seven holiday cottages that are a midwinter’s dream and here we unveil two new arrivals.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Theodora´s Cottage, Keepers

Britain´s Best Breaks for Foodies

Britain´s Best Breaks for Foodies

There’s nothing that compares to holidaying on home turf. A self-catering stay affords the freedom to tailor-make your break, tucking into the best local produce or following your nose to the finest eateries, indulging in your choice of Britain’s button-bursting fodder. With a menu for all tastes, we also unveil our latest property arrival!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Atlanta

Seaside Dreaming

Seaside Dreaming

We’re delighted to unveil the latest addition to our house party collection. One of a limited number still available for Christmas, rock up with 17 guests for a week of champagne breakfasts, frosty beach strolls and present swapping by the fire. New Year´s Day dip anyone? Wonderlands has celebratory escapes all wrapped up.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Wonderlands

Unique Home Stays Garden Party

Unique Home Stays Garden Party

Can you believe it’s been almost 12 months since we celebrated Unique Home Stays 15th birthday?! This year we took the party to the heart of the golden Cotswolds, gathering with owners and friends at the ever-enchanted Valentina’s Lost Orangery.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Valentina´s Lost Orangery

New Arrivals and Seasonal Stays

New Arrivals and Seasonal Stays

The ninth month has well and truly arrived, bringing bundles of twiggy kindling, feather pillows and textured throws into the home as we fall into the new season. Embracing all autumn´s splendours, this month we swap sun-kissed glows for weather-flushed cheeks and turn our heads to the next big holiday season.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Cotteswere, Wrey Mist

A Chalky Vintage Cottage and Bond-esque Lair

A Chalky Vintage Cottage and Bond-esque Lair

A perfect juxtaposition of olde-worlde and à la mode, this week we welcome two swoonsome new sleep-sixes to the portfolio. We adore them both, so we´ll leave you to decide which of these charming waterside homes best floats your boat.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Hollyhocks, Nevada [OLD]

Win A Luxury Treatment With My Personal Sanctuary

Win A Luxury Treatment With My Personal Sanctuary

Here at Unique Home Stays we love nothing more than seeing our guests´ holiday snaps. The UK is a land of rolling green pastures, full of contrasts and intrigue. Whether in the comfort of your unique home-from-home or out and about in the local vicinity, we want to see how you enjoy your Unique Home Stays holidays. To give you a little incentive, we´ve launched a photography competition exclusively for 2017 summer guests, where you could win a luxury spa treatment for you and your loved ones.

The Epitome of Rustic Charm

The Epitome of Rustic Charm

This week we welcomed the most handsome rustic hideaway to our exclusive collection of homes. Hidden within the remains of an ancient fruit farm near the Malvern Hills, Wishbone is the epitome of pastoral perfection.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Wishbone

Two New Cornish Cliff-Hangers

Two New Cornish Cliff-Hangers

This week we introduce two Cornish cliff-hangers to our exclusive collection. Serpentine is a sleek and swish abode whilst Raffia flaunts a Scandinavian vibe. Both have striking differences however each property embodies a lifestyle that is all about kicking back and living at one with nature.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Serpentine, Raffia

Introducing Ever After

Introducing Ever After

Once upon a time in rural Kent, this picture-perfect home belonged to the family of British author Roger Hargreaves, famous for his much-loved Mr. Men stories. Now, this exclusive self-catering homestay affords others the chance to shape their own engaging tales within 57 private acres of pastoral paradise.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Ever After

The utterly enchanted, Ellesmera Mill

The utterly enchanted, Ellesmera Mill

With much delight, this week we welcome Ellesmera Mill to our exclusive collection. A bewitching blend of grace and rusticity, this 400-year-old millhouse is chock-full of old-world charm, and a gentle stroll through the valley leads to the gorgeous golden cove of Blackpool Sands.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Ellesmera Mill

The Most Photogenic Escapes

The Most Photogenic Escapes

Just like promenading along seaside boulevards in Victorian times, online posing is the sport of this decade. To help you on your way, we unveil a selection of our most photogenic escapes, which will see all your friends and followers swooning over your summer holiday snaps. This week we also reveal our new property arrival, The Hide.

Let´s Get Together

Let´s Get Together

The family vacation: the summer’s most anticipated-but simultaneously daunting-sacrament. According to industry experts, there´s only one motto to go by this year and that´s the more the merrier! Multigenerational travel is the perfect solution for families who seek togetherness in faraway places.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Parsonage, Atlas House, The Sanctuary

A Unique Exclusive

A Unique Exclusive

I knew it would take something quite special to coax us overseas. When we heard from the owner of a rustic white-washed cottage, with a cherry red roof and dreamy lakeside setting in Ireland, it was just the ticket.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Lost Cottage

The Unique Guide to Solo Travel

The Unique Guide to Solo Travel

Not in the mood for a romantic weekend or grand gathering? We’ve compiled a Unique Guide to Going Solo so you can while away some ‘me’ time at the UK’s most inspiring and Instagrammable private homes.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Avalon Manor, Sea Sentry, The Sea Rose, Sojourn, Sea Cabin, Zamani, The Nightfly

Introducing Midsummer Wood

Introducing Midsummer Wood

Imagine a real life Neverland where you are free to rekindle childhood fantasies and leave all grown-up responsibilities at the gate... Our enchanting new arrival calls you to run wild in private woodland, get lost amidst secret wildflower meadows, dive into a 13-metre indoor pool and unfurl within lavish Jacobean interiors. A truly magical millhouse.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Midsummer Wood

Spring Greens

Spring Greens

2017 has seen us go green for all things foliage. This month we’ve included a selection of our zestiest homes, where the illusion of nature indoors will provide the perfect aesthetic for your rejuvenating spring break.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Nautilus, Spinnakers, The Poet´s Hideaway

New Luxury Welsh Mountain Retreats

New Luxury Welsh Mountain Retreats

Lose your head in the clouds encircling Pen y Fan, dive into tumbling waterfalls, nose the shelves of Hay-on-Wye’s famous old bookshops and embrace all that this dramatic National Park has on offer with a unique escape at one of our luxury mountain retreats in the Brecon Beacons.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Faraway House, The Wilds

New! The Polo Farm

New! The Polo Farm

Tucked down a sweeping drive within a scene of tumbling hills, patchwork countryside and bluebell woodland, this luxury homestay near Cirencester offers a picture-perfect retreat in the rolling Cotswolds.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Polo Farm

Wellness Retreats

Wellness Retreats

Whatever life throws at you, there´s nothing that can´t be solved by a week in the wilderness. Whether taking a grand summer family vacation, or getting back to basics “one-on-one” in a luxury couples´ retreat; we all need to go someplace different, even if just for a little while. Need an excuse? Call it a ´wellness´ thing.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Bulrushes, Bohème

Welcome to Gatsby!

Welcome to Gatsby!

There are so many reasons we love February. Longer days, bright bursts of snowdrops peeping through the hedgerows, fluffy homemade pancakes sizzling away on the Aga… and all of those anonymous love letters landing on the doorstep this morning, of course. All of this aside, there’s one prevailing thing that’s captured our hearts this month. Gatsby.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Gatsby

Your 2017 Travel Bucket List

Your 2017 Travel Bucket List

With 2017 predicted ´the year of self-love´, there’s no better way to embrace the top trend than by drawing up your very own travel wish list. Reawaken your senses and open the doors to a whole new world of opportunities, people and experiences by making Unique Home Stays your go-to travel gurus this year.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Gypsea Rocks, Nomad

While you´ve got all the family together...

While you´ve got all the family together...

With the big day all wrapped up, now is the perfect time to plan your great escape for 2017. From cosy coastal retreats to sprawling country pads, get your next holiday in the diary while you have all the family together.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Salt House, Galleon

New for 2017

New for 2017

They say good things come in threes and our trio of new homestays certainly conforms to that. Will you whisk the family away for a luxury seaside escape at one of our two new beach houses? Or maybe you’ll forget the family altogether and opt for a romantic getaway at The Honey Bell, blissfully set within three acres of private grounds with only the birds and bees to disturb...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Infinity, Rockefeller, The Honey Bell

Welcome to Winterfell

Welcome to Winterfell

Christmas has come early at Unique Home Stays this year! In fact, it arrived one crisp, sunny morning earlier this month when I walked into the office to discover a file named ‘Winterfell’ wrapped up and placed on my desk. Now in pride of place within the Unique Home Stays portfolio, we couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce you to our newest property arrival.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Winterfell

Escape Christmas

Escape Christmas

From watching nostalgic films to endless Monopoly marathons and ‘quality time’ spent with your nearest and dearest, for many of us the festive season can all get a bit too much. So if you’re not a tinsel loving, chestnut-cracking, November present wrapper, then escape the Christmas-come-early brigade with a bolthole break that affords you room to breathe and prepare for the festivities ahead.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Dragonwood Boat House, Libertine, Firefly, Rockefeller

The Style Edit

The Style Edit

It’s been a month of bubbly, balloons and fireworks here at Unique Home Stays as we toasted to 15 years in business. To continue the milestone anniversary theme, this month we also celebrated the centenary of the fashion bible and collated a selection of our most ‘in-Vogue’ homestays.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Tickety-Boo, Bartholomew-OLD

Beyond Unique

Beyond Unique

The Found was originally built to defend Napoleonic forces in the 1800s and, after a stylish renovation, offers luxury self-catering accommodation with a difference. The Stack epitomises the true spirit of Cornwall. This engine house binds a classically Cornish Grade-II listed exterior together with vogueish interiors in a blissful marriage of contraries.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Found [OLD], The Stack

Introducing Islander

Introducing Islander

Islander is a paradise for pure escapism, idyllically positioned on the edge of Freathy cliff, overlooking Whitsand Bay in Cornwall. Whatever the weather, Islander´s beachside location, bubbling hot tub and Bahamas-inspired interiors provide a luxury homestay to rival those in the tropics.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Islander

Enchanted Winter Escapes

Enchanted Winter Escapes

As we wave goodbye to the sultry days of summer, we´re lusting after cosy winter stays and rolls in the Cornish hay. So let us tempt you with a selection of festive escapes and Poldark breaks, sure to get the heart racing this autumn.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Wilds [OLD], Seraphina [OLD], Aquila

Pet Perfect

Pet Perfect

So you’re off for a luxury weekend in the country and Rover’s off for a kennel-cation... Definitely not! We know that long walks, pub lunches and evenings by the fire just aren’t the same without your four-legged friends, so we’ve hand-picked the UK’s finest homes which welcome your pets on holiday too.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Hawkhurst, Charity

Two seductive new arrivals...

Two seductive new arrivals...

Introducing Darcy House and Little Scarlet! These two new Cotswolds cottages are the picture of rural glam, perfect for romantic weekends in the country. Both Darcy House and Little Scarlet, set in the sought-after locations of Brockhampton and Burford respectively, are stuffed to the beams with history and dripping with opulence.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Darcy House, Little Scarlet [OLD]

Introducing Our Grand New Arrival, Guinevere

Introducing Our Grand New Arrival, Guinevere

Unwind in style at this unique 16th century country manor house set within 38 acres of private stately grounds. Gifting views of the serene Surrey Hills and beyond, Guinevere is a jaw-dropping luxury family estate idyllically located on the outskirts of Shamley Green, just over an hour’s drive from London yet a world away from city life.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Guinevere

The Summer of The (Home)Staycation!

The Summer of The (Home)Staycation!

It’s been dubbed “The Summer of The Staycation” and with over a third of Brits expected to holiday on home turf this summer, the trend has never been hotter. What could possibly be more romantic than whisking your loved one away for a last minute escape by the coast? Go on, be spontaneous!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Barefoot Beach House, Zenith, Somerby, Huckleberry

Boom! Introducing Sea Sentry

Boom! Introducing Sea Sentry

Sojourn in one of the most unique holiday homes the UK has on offer with a luxury break at Sea Sentry. This WW2 guard tower nestles on the south Devon coast in sought-after Shaldon and has been brought bang into the 21st Century with an armoury of quirky mod cons, making it an ingeniously designed luxury bolthole for two.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Sea Sentry

Introducing Little Bear!

Introducing Little Bear!

A cres upon acres of bluebell-swathed woodland provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this secret hideaway in the heart of the Weald Downlands in West Sussex. Forget Goldilocks and her three Ursidae visitors; this dreamy cabin in the woods complete with eco hot tub is a private grown-up celebration of stylish interiors and epicurean delights which have been thoughtfully-crafted with discerning pleasure seekers in mind.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Bear

Bouncing Balls and Garden Frolics

Bouncing Balls and Garden Frolics

During this little lull between the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the start of Wimbledon on The English Season social calendar, we’ve been busy hand-picking some of Britain’s most beautiful homes to deliver you your horticultural and sporting fixes.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Whimplestone, Goldhorn, Willow Moon, Burcombe House, Castle Trinity, Delphin, Under the Greenwood

Two brand new luxury boltholes on the Cornish coast

Two brand new luxury boltholes on the Cornish coast

For those who dream of long balmy summers by the sea, let our new property arrivals seduce your wanderlust and take you on a bohemian journey down to two of our favourite coastal spots in Cornwall.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Siren, Sea Cabin

Paradise Summer

Paradise Summer

For the last 15 years we´ve been exploring the most far-flung corners of the UK, handpicking you the finest homestays for unforgettable family frolics and romantic escapades. Flaunting pools for splashing about in, grassy lawns for roly-polying along, and deep bathtubs for soaking beach bodies in before an evening of charades and champers beside the fire; take a look at our selection of beautiful homes.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Woodlanders, Voyager, Arcalia

Luxury Eco Escapes and an Exclusive Property Comeback!

Luxury Eco Escapes and an Exclusive Property Comeback!

Hurrah! Like the arrival of the birds returning for spring, this month we cheer “happy homecoming” to highland hideaway Supernova. Also, with spring greens in mind, let us inspire you further by turning your attention to our collection of luxury eco-friendly breaks; providing tonics for the soul, whatever the season.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Find, The Retreat, Supernova, The Edge

Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way

2016 is looking set to be the year when to ´go your own way´ and travelling solo will be a popular trend in which one in three Britons will indulge.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Skyfall, Little Loventor, Castaway, Valentina´s Lost Orangery, Hummingbird House, Phillimores, The Riddle

Live Unique

Live Unique

We have created inspiring Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook pages where you can share your own Unique Home Stays experiences as well as enjoy others´, we send you monthly updates of our latest property arrivals and now we bring you our all-new luxury travel blog: Live Unique!

Inspirational Escapes for the New Year

Inspirational Escapes for the New Year

With the magic and mayhem of Christmas firmly put back in its box, now is the time to thumb a new chapter and start writing the agenda for 2016.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Seaglass [OLD], Dragonwood Boat House, Two Bare Feet, Sojourn

Children´s Christmas Art Competition

Children´s Christmas Art Competition

Get creative this Christmas for a chance to win a children´s hamper full of goodies...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Snow Goose, Marmalade Cottage

Ultimately Unique

Ultimately Unique

Coco Chanel once said "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" and we hope to radiate this philosophy in all that we do here at Unique Home Stays.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Worthyvale Mill, The Find, Aphrodite, The Art House, Caspian Ranch, Harlequin Manor

Cornish business on national TV

Cornish business on national TV

Luxury accommodation specialist Unique Home Stays is taking part in an innovative productivity experiment to be aired on prime time national television

Ultimate Winter Indulgence

Ultimate Winter Indulgence

Luxury linens made for lie-ins, snuggly sofas and cupboards stocked with fresh butter and crusty bread; our properties have all the home comforts needed for your blissful wintertime escape.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Creekside Boat House, Little Gillyflower, The Art House, Tamarisk Beach House, The Cable Hut, The Fable

Unique Festive Escapes

Unique Festive Escapes

Crisp country walks, berry picking and pumpkin carving; the UK really comes into its own in autumn. The new season heralds some gorgeous new property arrivals, and looking ahead many of our owners are already preparing to fill their homes with magic for your festive escapes.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Pelsham Manor, Valency Wood, Montana [OLD], Smuggler´s Cottage, The Spyglass, Burdock Fox

In Vogue Homes

In Vogue Homes

Calling all trailblazers and trendsetters! It´s just a few days until London Fashion Week takes the UK by storm with seven days of apparel voyeurism, so let us dazzle you with a catwalk of our most show-stopping homes.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Honeystone Manor, The Parsonage, Wildwood House, Bohème, Valentina´s Lost Orangery, The Sea Rose, Elysian [OLD]

Win Big with our Summer Photography Competition

Win Big with our Summer Photography Competition

Win £500 to spend on your next Unique Escape, plus a stylish summer prize bundle from Roo´s Beach.

Unique Pet-Friendly Escapes

Unique Pet-Friendly Escapes

What better time than Autumn for a UK staycation with your canine companion? The holiday crowds retire home, many beaches lift their dog ban and the woody air is ripe for exploration!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Avalon Manor, The Herringbone, Tempest, Stardust, The Chantry, Peacock Blue

Introducing Tempest

Introducing Tempest

For families who like to spend their holidays beside the seaside, our new property arrival will have landed just in time! Tempest is a stunning beach house sublimely perched on Tregonhawke cliff in Cornwall´s ´forgotten corner´.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Tempest

Become a Unique Home Stays Property Owner

Become a Unique Home Stays Property Owner

With the British summer underway, what do you have in store for your grand getaway this year? Tennis marathons at Honeystone Manor, seaside picnics at Artists´ Beach House? Or perhaps it´s swimming in Eirianfa´s moonlit lake followed by fireside stories.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Artists´ Beach House, Honeystone Manor, Mackerel Skies, Eirianfa, Daydreamer, Blue Point, Firefly

Go Solo

Go Solo

The Unique Home Stays marketing desk is forever piled high with dreamy interior magazines and travel books, but I recently found a quote by British explorer Freya Stark - “to awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” - which makes me ask, when was the last time you invested in true ´me time´?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Twelve Penny Barn, The Creamery [OLD], Eirianfa, The Honey Pot, Faerie Door Cottage, Elysian [OLD], The Cable Hut

Enchanting Escapes

Enchanting Escapes

This month, let us take you on a Unique adventure... Imagine a world where the flowers are budding into bloom, the birds are singing a song of spring and their woodland friends are stirring from their winter slumber to feel the first rays of summer.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Pollyanna, Snow Goose, The Restoratory, Libertine, Valentina´s Lost Orangery, Filly Island, Weddings at The Lost Orangery

A Unique Kind of Luxury

A Unique Kind of Luxury

What is luxury? This month sees the launch of a new exhibition at the V&A exploring conceptual ideas of luxury. Here at Unique Home Stays we believe that ´luxury´ is unique and means different things to different people...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Butterfield House, Rowton Manor, Havana, Cornucopia, The Chantry, The Sea Rose, Beauport

Spring Greens

Spring Greens

Longer days, snowdrop posies, evanescent rainbows and migrating songbirds bringing a new dawn chorus: springtime has arrived! Unique Home Stays are passionate about the planet, so let us tempt you into taking a greener approach this spring with one of our stylish eco-friendly retreats.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Romansleigh, The Find, Quillet, The Fisherman´s Knot, The Sea Rose, Saltwood Chy, Elysian [OLD]

A dose of wanderlust

A dose of wanderlust

The spirit of St. Valentine has well and truly cast its spell over Unique Home Stays HQ! This month we bring you something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Artists´ Beach House, Northcott Beach House, Florin, Dragonwood Boat House, Prairie De Gorge

Valentine´s getaways and an exclusive reveal of our new Unique venture

Valentine´s getaways and an exclusive reveal of our new Unique venture

Introducing the all new Unique Home Stays Property Finding Service! Looking for your dream home or property investment project? Let our Property Consultants use their inside knowledge and expertise to assist you in securing a Unique Home Stay of your very own.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Lofty, The Snuggery, The Retreat, Pixie Nook, Little Otterling, Puddleduck, Sweetpea Cottage [OLD]

Christmas sparkle and coastal retreats

Christmas sparkle and coastal retreats

Unique Home Stays HQ is ablaze with Christmas cheer as the holiday season approaches! Looking ahead to the New Year, a big dose of Vitamin Sea will be a welcome tonic for the soul after the festivities.

Properties featured in this newsletter: North Rock Beach House, Nautilus, Waterstone, The Bulrushes, Pepper Cove, Tamarisk Beach House, Featherdown

Don´t compromise on size

Don´t compromise on size

Our alternative group options give you and your party additional flexibility for finding your dream holiday home without compromise, so you can still experience a spacious coastal retreat or magnificent manor with just a select few of your nearest and dearest in tow!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Cotswolds Manor, Rocklyn Manor, Bampton Farm, Goldhorn, Castaway, Two Bare Feet, Sea Spell

How chic is your shed?

How chic is your shed?

If you´re looking for a new home project this season, take inspiration from our luxury love nest collection and see how these bijou boltholes have been transformed into beautifully designed self-catering couples retreats.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Love Lane Lodge, The Chapel on Cloud Island, Stargazer, Little Gillyflower, Barefoot Beach House, Goldhorn, Sundance, Moontide

The most wonderful time of the year!

The most wonderful time of the year!

What a wonderful month September is; the holiday crowds have retired home and the pace of life seems to mellow under the late summer sun. Let your worries melt away and your biggest conundrum be deciding whether to head out for a last beach barbeque, or rather to curl up by the fire to plan your Christmas and New Year holidays. Oh, life´s big decisions!

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Artists´ Retreat, Avalon Manor, Kingfisher Folly, The House in the Sea, The Herringbone, Whimplestone, Puddleduck, The Cowshed, Castaway

Pawfect escapes for you and your pampered pooch

Pawfect escapes for you and your pampered pooch

From the wilds of the highlands to the fine sands of Cornwall, unique dog friendly cottages your canine companions love a UK break just as much as you do...

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Find, Florin, Turtledove Hideaway, Neptune House, Longhorn Farm, The Sea Compass, Grey Goose Cottage, Sundance

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

This month, our loved-up guests have inspired us with tales of their romantic escapes; from the groom-to-be who got down on one knee with a bunch of roses hand-picked from the garden, to the couple who watched dolphins frolic in the sunset as they champagne toasted their engagement...

Properties featured in this newsletter: Artists´ Beach House, The Butlery, The Parisian [OLD], The Viewing Gallery, Crabber´s Nip, The Oyster Shell, Montana [OLD]

The Intrigue of Unique

The Intrigue of Unique

As the summer zephyr greets us with fluttering butterflies and sweet blossom fragrances, we realise that no two things in nature are alike. Being unique means being one of a kind; matchless and beyond compare. Like Mother Nature´s creations, each home that comprises the Unique Home Stays portfolio is quintessentially unique.

Properties featured in this newsletter: North Rock Beach House, Honeystone Manor, Spring Grove Stable, Pepper Cove, Aphrodite, Avalon, Tamarisk Beach House, The Wool Shed

Home grown luxury: because the grass is greener where you water it

Home grown luxury: because the grass is greener where you water it

This month we ponder the question: why holiday abroad? We invite you to quench your wanderlust with a luxury self-catering break at one of our beautiful private homes. After all, Britain isn´t called Great Britain for nothing…

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Linhay [OLD], Twelve Penny Barn, The Retreat, Sea Cliff Cottage, The Hop Store, The Parisian [OLD], Ellenglaze, Summerleaze Villa, The Oyster Shell, Vesta Valentina

Splendid escapes for you and your little ones

Splendid escapes for you and your little ones

Warm Saharan winds have granted us some delightfully calescent temperatures over the last few weeks and with the railway re-opening at Dawlish, the red ribbon on the Great British holiday season has been cut!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Old Fox Cottage, Camassia Farmhouse, Figtree House, Bluebell Grey, Bampton Farm, Goldhorn, The Edge

For Garden Lovers- March Newsletter

For Garden Lovers- March Newsletter

The British fascination with the weather never ceases and, with the hottest summer on record promised and plans for May’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in full swing; what better excuse to embrace nature?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Avalon Manor, Bay View, Pollyanna, Serendipity, The Island Hideaway, Fleurs Cottage, Goldhorn

Spring has (nearly) sprung at Unique Home Stays

Spring has (nearly) sprung at Unique Home Stays

Here at Unique Home Stays we´re daring to glimpse beyond the rain and storms, and dreaming of the glorious British springtime.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Lofty, The Limit, The Hamptons, Lamplighter Farm, The Madison, Longhorn Farm, Little Loventor, River House

A House in the Sea, Jamie Olivers Fifteen, and Lovebird Getaways

A House in the Sea, Jamie Olivers Fifteen, and Lovebird Getaways

This month we launch the The High Life romance package in affiliation with Jamie Oliver´s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, pure luxury for a Valentine break with style!

Properties featured in this newsletter: Lofty, The Beach Hut, Rose Cottage, Twelve Penny Barn, Figtree House, The House in the Sea, Snow Goose, The Island Hideaway, Bratton Mill Farm, South Lodge Thatch, Blackberry Cottage

Travel - Experience Everyday Things as if For The First Time

Travel - Experience Everyday Things as if For The First Time

Our homes offer so much more than just luxury accommodation, our passion is tied-up in the stories behind the private houses, the owners and the guests that stay in them.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Potting Shed [OLD], Chapel Point, Bluebell Grey, Gingerbread Cottage, Seaglass [OLD], The Viewing Gallery, Bampton Farm, Silverlake House, The Old Pilchard Press

Stylish sophisticated travel doesn´t have to stop when parenthood starts...

Stylish sophisticated travel doesn´t have to stop when parenthood starts...

Ignite your child´s lifelong passion for the diverse and spectacular British countryside with a stay at a luxury child-friendly Unique Home Stays property in the uk.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Wilderness Cottage, Bluebird Cottage, Stargazer, The Restoratory, Stardust, Jack Sparrow Barn

For Sale Properties Bursting with Potential

For Sale Properties Bursting with Potential

The more mass, virtual and disparate our culture becomes, the greater the longing for authenticity, thoughtfulness and individuality.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Twelve Penny Barn, The Parisian [OLD], Stardust

Be Among The First to Book a Stay at Stardust...

Be Among The First to Book a Stay at Stardust...

As someone who has enjoyed a stay at one of our romantic bolthole properties before, we thought you might like to be among the first to be introduced to our latest addition to the Unique Home Stays portfolio, the breath-takingly beautiful Stardust.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Stardust

Awaken Your Wanderlust

Awaken Your Wanderlust

This autumn, why not embrace the changing seasons with a unique luxury break from the norm?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Bay View, Piggy Whidden, The Find, Florin, Pixie Nook, Valency Wood, The Madison, Spring Grove Stable, Henry´s Cottage, Cinnamon Cottage, Marmalade Cottage

An Indian Summer?

An Indian Summer?

With the high temperatures set to stay, the chance of an ´Indian Summer´ (or ´St Martins Summer´ to give it its British name), is looking very likely for the UK this year.

Properties featured in this newsletter: Little Otterling, Whimplestone, Cove House [OLD], Henry´s Cottage, Little Gillyflower, The Parisian [OLD], The Restoratory

Home-Grown Luxury

Home-Grown Luxury

Why go abroad when you can stay on British shores and experience home-grown pleasures by staying at a unique home stay?

Properties featured in this newsletter: Silvanus, Rydon, Serendipity, The Island Hideaway, Fleurs Cottage, Heron House, Whimplestone, The Bulrushes, Skyline

Unveiling the re-imagined House in the Sea!

Unveiling the re-imagined House in the Sea!

We are privileged to unveil the breathtaking new interiors at the iconic House in the Sea in Cornwall following an eight month inspirational interior styling project.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The House in the Sea

The Allure of Unique

The Allure of Unique

A wise man once said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Properties featured in this newsletter: Lavender House, Merlin Hill, Cornucopia, Colan Barton Farmhouse, Waterstone, Mackerel Skies

The Intrigue of Luxury - May Newsletter 2013

The Intrigue of Luxury - May Newsletter 2013

The intrigue of luxury- May Newsletter 2013

Properties featured in this newsletter: Quay Cottage, Colenso House, Florin, Button Barn, Turtledove Hideaway, Pollyanna, The Osprey, The House in the Sea, The Butlery, The Island Hideaway, Seapink Cottage

For Garden Lovers- April Newsletter 2013

For Garden Lovers- April Newsletter 2013

Our luxury private home stays not only have oodles of heart and charm aplenty, but they also boast exquisite gardens bursting with blooms, verdant lawns stretching down to the water´s edge, and magical hidden corners for squirelling yourself away with only birdsong to disturb your holiday.

Properties featured in this newsletter: The Artists´ Retreat, Avalon Manor, Mill Pond Cottage, Larkhill Priory, Camassia Farmhouse, The Boat House, Foxglove Cottage, The Writer´s Retreat, The Little Merchant

Homes With Heart

Homes With Heart

Brand new holiday properties and a selection of gorgeous homes with heart for your Easter break

Properties featured in this newsletter: Smuggler´s Cottage, Rydon, The Old Monastery, Bramblewick, The Carriage House, The House in the Sea, The Stud, Swallowtails, Candlewick Cottage

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