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We love to hear from like-minded souls and be inspired by their creativity and adventures. Friends and wordsmiths join here via a love of language and a love of all things unique.

26th October 2018
by Fern

Fern

Industry expert and wedding planner Fern has been making couples´ dreams come true for over a decade.

A Whimsical Elopement Wedding

A Whimsical Elopement Wedding

I’ve always had a soft spot for Unique Home Stays properties. It was a blissful birthday weekend away at a Unique Home Stay cottage that convinced my partner and I to move to Cornwall in the first place. So when it came to choosing a venue to shoot imagery for my new wedding planning business, I knew where to go.

5th September 2018
by Milly

Milly

Author, actor and professional cook Milly loves nothing more than enjoying quiet, precious moments with friends and family in those long-forgotten corners.

Milly in the Moontide

Milly in the Moontide

Eager to escape the smog and endlessly increasing temperatures of London Milly decided to book a mini staycation with a friend to Moontide, the perfect escape from the grind of daily life. Just what the doctor ordered for two busy women with a never-ending to do lists.

17th August 2018
by Tanya

Tanya

Heading up the events side of the business, Tanya has worked on some truly spectacular occasions from celebrity weddings to flamboyant house parties.

Introducing our new Wedding and Event Planner

Introducing our new Wedding and Event Planner

As we expand our team here at Unique Home Stays, so too are we adding strings to our bow. Here, our Digital Marketing Executive Lauren introduces our Head of Events and New Business, Tanya Sheasby.

6th August 2018
by Jess

Jess

Interior Designer Jess has been shaping inspiring spaces at Unique Home Stays for over a decade.

Art for Homes

Art for Homes

There’s no set formula to what makes a Unique Home Stay and sourcing artwork for such individualistic homes can be a challenge. We asked CIRCLE Contemporary gallery to select a few of their favourite pieces and the homes in which they’d showcase them.

13th July 2018
by Ebony

Ebony

Video blogger Ebony and her partner David record their journey through parenthood and life on their YouTube channel, Our Tiny Tribe.

The Art of Disconnecting in Ireland

The Art of Disconnecting in Ireland

In a world of smart phones and computer screens the world can feel both big and scarily small, but nothing can compare to exploring nature in all its raw beauty. We embraced this and more at the beautiful Skyros in Schull.

18th May 2018
by Joab

Joab

Based in Bath yet covering weddings all over the UK and abroad, Joab beautifully records those special wedding memories.

Wedding Photographer Joab Smith | The Lost Orangery

Wedding Photographer Joab Smith | The Lost Orangery

Based in Somerset yet capturing magical weddings across the UK, wedding photographer Joab Smith gives us an insight into of his most recent weddings at The Lost Orangery.

2nd April 2018
by James

James

From the British band The Vamps fame, when not on tour James loves nothing more than seeking solitude in a private home stay.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation

Relaxation and Rejuvenation

You don’t simply escape when staying in this unique home, in fact, you absorb, embrace and connect with it. Thank you Aquila for helping us find ourselves again - James McVey

14th March 2018
by James and Lianne

James and Lianne

Wedding photographers James and Lianne work as a dynamic duo capturing every aspect of unique wedding celebrations.

Wedding Photographers James and Lianne | Figtree House

Wedding Photographers James and Lianne | Figtree House

Yorkshire based wedding photography duo James and Lianne share their experience capturing a beautifully rustic wedding at Figree House, set within 17 acres of rolling Cumbrian countryside.

14th February 2018
by Owen

Owen

Wales based photographer Owen specialises in weddings and has a flair for those important little details.

Photographer Owen Howells | Weddings at Florin

Photographer Owen Howells | Weddings at Florin

Professional wedding photographer Owen Howells tells us about his experience capturing weddings at Florin, our magical Welsh wedding venue near New Quay.

16th January 2018
by Christina

Christina

Christina is a natural light photographer with a passion for creating dreamy wedding photographs.

The Ultimate Garden Wedding

The Ultimate Garden Wedding

Are you planning a luxury UK garden wedding in 2018, perhaps inspired by beautiful destinations such as the romantic Provence or the Tuscan hills?

4th September 2017
by Siobhan

Siobhan

Siobhan is a freelance Interior Designer and Stylist who works from her home office on wild and rugged Dartmoor.

The Making of Ellesmera Mill

The Making of Ellesmera Mill

Stylist and interior designer Siobhan Hayles explains how she worked with the property owner of an enchanted old mill, sourcing furnishings from far and wide, to inject new life into this beautifully unique Devon home.

10th May 2017
by Emma

Emma

Emma is the Press and Social Media Manager at Celtic and Co.

Celtic and Co Spring 2017 Shoot at Whimplestone

Celtic and Co Spring 2017 Shoot at Whimplestone

Celtic & Co shoot their beautiful Spring 2017 collection at Whimplestone in the verdant Tamar Valley.

8th March 2017
by Siobhan

Siobhan

Siobhan is a freelance Interior Designer and Stylist who works from her home office on wild and rugged Dartmoor.

The Bulrushes

The Bulrushes

Interior Designer Siobhan Hayles explains the unusual inspiration behind our old flour mill´s recent makeover, in the latest striking Unique Home Stays interiors revamp.

5th January 2017
by Jessica

Jessica

Lifestyle photographer Jessica specialises in weddings and portraits, capturing natural but refined moments.

Photographer Jessica Raphael | Weddings at The Lost Orangery

Photographer Jessica Raphael | Weddings at The Lost Orangery

We invited professional Lifestyle photographer Jessica Raphael to tell us about her time shooting for Polly and Rob´s wedding at The Lost Orangery.

26th September 2016
by Jen

Jen

Artist-founder of Art Eye, specialist in styling luxury properties with Fine Art, directing shoots and commissioning artworks.

6 Artful Ways to Create Inspirational Spaces

6 Artful Ways to Create Inspirational Spaces

So, you’ve found and renovated the perfect retreat, in the most beautiful place. It’s time to think about adding that extra little ‘bit of magic’ to share with those lucky enough to step inside. Here’s a few artful pointers to help give your prize home that final flourish of style…

31st August 2016
by Emma

Emma

Emma is the Press and Social Media Manager at Celtic and Co.

Behind The Scenes with Celtic and Co at Firefly

Behind The Scenes with Celtic and Co at Firefly

Shooting an Autumn catalogue during Spring, is always a challenge for us at Celtic. Not only can the weather can be unpredictable and changeable here in Cornwall - but everything about the location of the shoot needs to scream of the season we are trying to emulate, Firefly by Unique Home Stays was the perfect fit.

15th August 2016
by Helen

Helen

Helen Powell of Design Hunter is an award-winning UK design and lifestyle blog with a focus on understated luxury and modern design.

Delphin | A Scandi Style Cornish Coastal Hideaway

Delphin | A Scandi Style Cornish Coastal Hideaway

“I’m sure it’s along here somewhere” I reassured my husband as we retraced our route back down the tiny Cornish cliff top lane we’d just driven along, because the first thing that strikes you on arriving at Delphin, is just how incredibly private it is.

31st May 2016
by Jill

Jill

Jill Jeffries specialises in beautiful wedding flowers in Bath and Wiltshire.

An Intimate Wedding at The Lost Orangery

An Intimate Wedding at The Lost Orangery

I was thrilled when Candice contacted me about arranging the wedding flowers for her special day which took place at The Lost Orangery.

5th May 2016
by Trish

Trish

Award-winning blogger Trish Burgess is the editor of the monthly travel round-ups for BritMums.

Four Go To Woolacombe

Four Go To Woolacombe

The house was divine. Built in the 1930s, its position overlooking Woolacombe Bay was breathtaking. "Let´s explore!" exclaimed Juliana, as she turned the key in the lock and dashed down the hallway.

28th April 2016
by Rebecca

Rebecca

Coco Wolf Shoot at The Lost Orangery

Coco Wolf Shoot at The Lost Orangery

In a recent collaboration with Holland and Sherry, my brief was to find a property that wasn´t too far from London, had beautiful gardens, backdrops, photo opportunities and a place to stay. The Lost Orangery ticked all of the boxes and more.

11th March 2016
by Laura

Laura

Twins That Travel visit Cornwall

Twins That Travel visit Cornwall

This spring we invited popular travel blogging duo Twins That Travel to spend a cosy weekend in Cornwall. Just over four hours from London, with perfect hosts and a cosy wood burner for post-beach walks, what better place to match them to than The Little Charcuterie? Laura tells us all about her adventure.

21st January 2016
by Rebecca

Rebecca

Rebecca is the author of popular blog Roses and Roll-top baths.

Our Stay at The Honey Pot

Our Stay at The Honey Pot

I found this cottage on Unique Home Stays´ ´romantic hideaways for 2´ tab and instantly fell in love with The Honey Pot. It was picture perfect; so English, so adorable and so very Cotswolds.

19th January 2016
by Zena

Zena

A humanist celebrant exuding heart and soul. Make your big day special with Zena´s expertise.

Isle of Ewe Stardust

Isle of Ewe Stardust

‘I love you’ rolls off the tongue almost by accident here; I can certainly recommend Stardust as the ideal destination to spend the days after your wedding, reminiscing, reflecting, relaxing in the perfectly placed hot tub, essentially wallowing in each other whilst the natural beauty of the west coast of Scotland lulls you back to normality. ‘Isle of Ewe’ Stardust ;-)

11th January 2016
by Claire

Claire

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

A Unique Property Finding Service

A Unique Property Finding Service

Whether you dream of owning a place where you and your family can escape the routine of the everyday, or are charmed by the idea of owning a property which can earn you a healthy second income, many of us have pondered the possibility of owning a second home.

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