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Wanderlustings

To wanderlust is to experience an irresistible impulse to travel and explore the world around us. Discover our longings for exploration and discovery via this eclectic and inspiring luxury travel blog.

15th August 2017
by Helen

Helen

Marketing Executive Helen loves discovering the local Cornish charms and finding her favourites to write home about!

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.

14th August 2017
by Charlotte

Charlotte

Hailing from The Isles of Scilly, Charlotte grew up on her family´s farm complete with holiday lets, which is where she learnt all about what makes the perfect home stay experience.

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.

9th June 2017
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

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 Charlotte

Charlotte

Hailing from The Isles of Scilly, Charlotte grew up on her family´s farm complete with holiday lets, which is where she learnt all about what makes the perfect home stay experience.

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.

2nd June 2017
by Helen

Helen

Marketing Executive Helen loves discovering the local Cornish charms and finding her favourites to write home about!

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.

24th May 2017
by Hattie

Hattie

Living in Hong Kong and Borneo before the UK, this cosmopolitan girl acquired a lust for adventure from a very young age.

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.

12th May 2017
by Hattie

Hattie

Living in Hong Kong and Borneo before the UK, this cosmopolitan girl acquired a lust for adventure from a very young age.

Going Solo

Going Solo

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?

4th May 2017
by Helen

Helen

Marketing Executive Helen loves discovering the local Cornish charms and finding her favourites to write home about!

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!

21st March 2017
by Charlotte

Charlotte

Hailing from The Isles of Scilly, Charlotte grew up on her family´s farm complete with holiday lets, which is where she learnt all about what makes the perfect home stay experience.

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.

28th February 2017
by Melanie

Melanie

When not at her press desk, you´ll find PR Officer Mel walking her cockerpoo Mollie or redesigning her first home.

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.

8th February 2017
by Melanie

Melanie

When not at her press desk, you´ll find PR Officer Mel walking her cockerpoo Mollie or redesigning her first home.

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?

15th January 2017
by Hattie

Hattie

Living in Hong Kong and Borneo before the UK, this cosmopolitan girl acquired a lust for adventure from a very young age.

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.

30th December 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

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!

2nd December 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

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 Melanie

Melanie

When not at her press desk, you´ll find PR Officer Mel walking her cockerpoo Mollie or redesigning her first home.

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.

15th November 2016
by Melanie

Melanie

When not at her press desk, you´ll find PR Officer Mel walking her cockerpoo Mollie or redesigning her first home.

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?

26th October 2016
by Melanie

Melanie

When not at her press desk, you´ll find PR Officer Mel walking her cockerpoo Mollie or redesigning her first home.

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.

5th October 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

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.

13th July 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

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.

5th July 2016
by Annabelle

Annabelle

You’ll usually find Marketing Assistant Annie on the coast, riding the surf or painting the sunset.

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?

23rd June 2016
by Annabelle

Annabelle

You’ll usually find Marketing Assistant Annie on the coast, riding the surf or painting the sunset.

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.

19th April 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.

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!).

3rd February 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

Leap Year Proposals

Leap Year Proposals

Luxury love nests for your lucky leap year proposals.

1st February 2016
by Annabelle

Annabelle

You’ll usually find Marketing Assistant Annie on the coast, riding the surf or painting the sunset.

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.

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