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Unique Home Stays


MAY 2009 



What with the UK being tipped as one of the hottest holiday destinations for British travellers this year, there’s been a scrum on bagging the best accommodation nationwide. But here at Unique Home Stays we’ve kept one step ahead of the game and have saved a stunning selection of new properties to launch in time for a summer in style. And with a scorching summer on the cards, whether you choose to head to tourist hotspots or prefer to escape the crowds and take ownership of a private estate; we’ve got the pick of the bunch from coastal cottages to countryside retreats and contemporary townhouses. So checkout out our unique accommodation with dates still available, and check-in for a stylish summer holiday.

Loe Pool Studio, Nr Helston, Cornwall

A perfect retreat for those looking to relax in complete tranquillity
Spend summers days… Exploring the picturesque Loe Pool, or heading beachward – from a picnic at Loe Bar, to surf watching at Porthleven or even heading to the Scillies for a daytripper to remember.
And summers eves… Dining al fresco in the flower-filled courtyard.
Share with: This studio apartment is as perfect to escape to with your other half as to go it alone and enjoy a little me time.
Budget: 3-nt weekends available in June and September at £287; weekly summer stays from £410 in June and September to £600 in July and August.
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The Merchants House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

A stylish townhouse perfect for exploring the Cotswolds
Spend summers days… At nearby Cotswold Water Park, where on-the-water adventures include canoeing, sailing and wakeboarding with on land activities such as aerial adventures, golf and angling to tempt.
And summers eves… with lanterns lit sat around the firepit in your courtyard garden; BBQ-ing in style.
Share with: Sleeping 9, this is the perfect base for a shopping weekender with friends; your other half for a romantic break, or simply a family get-together.
Budget: 3-nt stays available year-round at £975; week-stays from June to September at £1795
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River Cottage, Nr Fowey, Cornwall

Wake up to water views from this characterful Cornish cottage
Spend summers days… If not aboard your own boat, watching others make the most of theirs! With a private mooring included in the rental, if you’re not BYO, then spend a day with the experts getting your sea legs.
And summers eves… Hire a kayak and explore the beautiful creeks; there’s nothing like a sundowner paddle to end the day on a high. Enjoy the regailure of Royal Fowey Regatta from the 16 August!
Share with: The perfect family holiday pad, the property can sleep up to 6 guests.
Budget: 3-nt stays in June or September at  £735; week-stays from £980 in June and September to £1700 in July and August
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The Wiltshire Manor, Wiltshire

Tennis, swimming, croquet... the perfect summer pad
Spend summers days… Exploring over 500 acres of your own private estate. From fragrant walled gardens to sunny seating areas, opt to spend lazy summer days reclining in the sun, or getting into the champagne and strawberries mindset with a game of tennis.
And summers eves… With a game of croquet as the sun sets; or simply work up an appetite with a pre-dinner swim. Post dinner, head to the thatched entertainment barn for cinema evening (at additional charge)
Share with: Those who appreciate the finer things in life. In addition to the main house – sleeping 14 – there is additional accommodation for up to 4 guests.
Budget: From £5000 to £6000 for a 3-nt weekend and from £8000 to £10,000 for a week-stay
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Mawgan, Nr Watergate Bay, Cornwall

A stunning rectory a stone’s throw from the coast
Spend summers days… At the beach; you're around 40 mins on foot to Mawgan Porth, or take the car and you’re just five mins from Watergate Bay, where you can try out a whole host of adrenalin-fuelled activities, or simply sit back and watch others breaking a sweat.
And summers eves… BBQ-ing on the sun terrace while taking in the stunning rural views after a day spent at the beach.
Share with: The house can accommodate up to 12 guests; so whether your planning your summer holidays with family/friends or both, there’s plenty of space to relax in comfort at Mawgan.
Budget: 3-nt weekends in June and September at £1960. Week-stays in June and September at £2800, July - fully booked; week-stays in August at £3750
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Midsummer House, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Make the most of summer’s days at this catered property
Spend summers days… Exploring Oxfordshire. Or stay closer to home and make the most of the tranquil grounds; where willow trees provide welcome shade.
And summers eves… Enjoy putting your feet up and relaxing in fully catered luxury. If you're feeling inspired residing in the same property as the Bard himself once stayed, then head to Stratford-upon-Avon to catch a Shakespearean play.
Share with: Up to 10 guests can be accommodated at the property; if you’re looking to put your feet up in period elegance, then this is the idyllic place to do just that.
Budget: From £1755 for a 3-nt weekend to £4095 weekly on a B&B basis; dinner at an additional cost.
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The Quarterdeck, Trevone, Cornwall

This beachside pad is the perfect location for a seaside getaway
Spend summers days… At the beach. You’re just a 10-minute walk from the sandy Trevone; or follow the coast path for some impressive rockpooling.
And summers eves… Foodies won’t be able to resist a trip to Padstow; whether to sample the Stein eateries, or to watch the world go by with fish and chips as the sun sets.
Share with: Fellow beach-lovers! Up to 8 guests can be accommodated at the house.
Budget: 3-nt weekends available in June and September at £1500, week-stays from £2000 in June/September £2650 in July/August
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Sarsden, Nr Burford, Oxfordshire

A stunning country estate set in over 600 acres
Spend summers days… Exploring the stunning grounds; from manicured lawns to lush parkland. Kids will love the trampolines, pedal go-karts; while the large outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts will prove a hit fo rall the family.
And summers eves… After an al fresco dinner, head to the basement where you can make the most of the games and cinema rooms.
Share with: Friends and family; up to 16 guests can be accommodated in the main house, with two cottages sleeping two in addition.
Budget: 3-nt weekends available year-round at £5700; week-stays at £9400
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Northcott Beach House, Nr Bude, Cornwall

You can’t get much more coastal than this pavilion-style property
Spend summers days… At the beach of course! From rockpooling to surfing, sunbathing to swimming, your playground awaits...
And summers eves… BBQ-ing in the garden as the sun goes down
Share with: Up to 16 other guests. This coastal pad is ideal for reunions, the base for an adventure weekend, or just a room with a sea view.
Budget: 3-nt weekend available in June/September at £2250; week-stays from £3000 in June/September to £3950 in July and August
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Ladywood, Nr Oakham, Rutland

The perfect pad for the country pursuit enthusiast
Spend summers days… An idyllic time-out retreat where you don’t have to leave the grounds if you don’t want to; try your hand at everything from horse riding to fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting. Alternatively, head lakeside if it’s tranquillity you crave.
And summers eves… Retire to the games room for a spot of post-dinner pool.
Share with: Up to 8 adults and 2 children can be accommodated at the property. With stabling available, why not bring your horse along for your summer holiday.
Budget: 2-nt weekends at £3550, 3-nt weekends at £4550 and week-stays at £6800.
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Summer Availability

For a further selection of properties that are still available for your summer getaway...

For more information contact Sarah Stanley, Sarah Milligan or Lucy Thompson
Tel: +44(0)1637 881183


* This is a small selection of our Unique Home Stays Country/Coastal retreats. Please see our website for more ideas and accommodation to suit you. We have properties in the UK, USA, Spain, South Africa, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, India, Greece, France and the Czech Republic.
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* Launched in 2001, Unique Home Stays offers the creme de la creme of privately hosted accommodation that offers a unique alternative to run-of-the mill hotels. Having travelled the world, MD Sarah Stanley knew what she expected from top quality accommodation: Intimate and luxury hospitality, pristine homes oozing with character, excellent regional cuisine and comfortable bedrooms with all the trimmings. Today Unique Home Stays offers superior accommodation in over 100 homes scattered over 14 different countries. The properties include castles, priories, rectories, windmills, water mills, townhouses, coastal homes and even a house in the sea.

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