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Unique Home Stays


April 2010 

Unique Escapes

From new challenges to feel-good days out, let us inspire you with our unique holiday experiences

Ensure your hard-earned timeout is spent doing something you really love. Whatever your passion, here at Unique Home Stays we can help you to tailor your stay to suit. Offering so much more than luxury accommodation, we go the extra mile to ensure your break is as unique as you are. In addition to all the ‘basics’ that you might require – from daily housekeeping to catering, we’re on hand to offer inspiration for rainy days and summer getaways. From antique hunting to adrenalin fuelled activity, wildfood walks to letting loose your inner artist, all you need to do is to choose the perfect property for your holiday, tell us what you want to get out of your stay and we’ll afford you access to our unique contacts. Simple.

North Rock, Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Help yourself to nature's parlour with walks on the wild side

Experience: Get back to nature with a wild food walk. From foraging in hedgerows to identifying edible wild plants, taste-testing seaweed and discussing recipe ideas - perfect for food-loving nature enthusiasts!
Stay: From its outdoor pool to panoramic coastal views and calming interior hues, North Rock is one plush coastal pad. Sleeping 8, this is the perfect property for a family getaway. Make the most of the idyllic setting, from surf lessons to beautiful walks in mythical landscapes and BBQs while the sun sets.
Tell me more: Hire a wild food expert for your group from £60 for 2-3 hrs, wildfood weekenders available year-round. Week-stays at North Rock from £2,500, 3-nt stays available during low season

Mill Manor, Wye Valley, Wales

The perfect base for adrenalin-fuelled action-packed adventures

Experience:  From white water rafting, canoeing and gorge scrambling, to quad biking, caving and carting, the Brecon Beacons is an adventure playground for kids and big kids alike. As perfect for a corporate getaway with a difference as an adrenalin-packed escape with friends.
Stay: The perfect base for a real adventure break, this beautiful 21st century manor house ensures a stylish end to an action-packed day. Sleeping up to 18 guests, Mill Manor is the epitome of an English country pad, from Pimms and croquet on the lawn to roaring fires, a billiard room and sumptuous surroundings of an evening.
Tell me more: 2-nt stays at £2900 for 18 guests, £2,500 for a 3-nt weekend for 10 

The Pavilion, Milbourne Wick, Dorset

Enjoy bespoke interior design workshops at your contemporary haven

Experience: Whether you're looking for a key piece to complete a room or hints and tips as to where to start when it comes to inspirational decor, the interior designer owner of The Pavilion will take you on an exploration of the world of interiors with themed workshops.
Stay: A stunning contemporary property, with an individual flavour ensconced in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Sleeping 4, comfort reigns supreme in this rural idyll.
Tell me more: Minimum of 2-hr workshop at £90 per hour (first hour free); two weeks advance notice required for bookings. 3-nt stays at The Pavilion from £625, week-stays from £890

A Sea Captains Manor, Flushing, Cornwall

The perfect waterside location for getting fresh with fish!

Experience: Head across to Steins in Falmouth by boat to enjoy a fish and chip supper. Enjoy a day-long fish master class at your waterside property learning all you need to know about fish from sourcing to preparing and cooking the best of Cornish fish. After a day in the kitchen, hire the owners private chef to conjure up a fish-themed feast.
Stay: Ensconced in stunning grounds this is as perfect a base for crabbing off the pier as doing laps of the pool, or simply reclining on the beach at the bottom of the garden.
Tell me more: Fish Cookery from £90 per person for a day course, Sea Captains is available from £2950 for 3-nt stays and from £3750 weekly.

Lamper Head, Nr Dartmouth, Devon

Yoga and well-being breaks that will leave you feeling truly energised

Experience: Refreshing mind and body, a yoga break at Lamper can't fail to relax and revitalise. The perfect back-to-nature setting, enjoy meditation and yoga sessions tailored to suit you needs at this riverside hideaway. In addition to the yoga, there's a private massage room for therapeutic treatments.
Stay: Sleeping 10, this oak-framed architectural beauty has an amazing indoor pool and al fresco dining setting that guarantees the views are the main topic of conversation.
Tell me more: Earth yoga weekend private tuition from £220 to include 9 hrs of teaching. Week-stays at Lamper Head at £6950 3-nt stays available from £2950. Treatments at an additional cost 

Honeystone Manor, Nr Burford, Oxfordshire

Perfect for green-fingered enthusiasts; gain exclusive access to explore stunning private gardens

Experience: If you have a passion for parterre and a flair for flora, be inspired by some of the most stunning private gardens in the country. These bespoke tours of otherwise inaccessible gardens are designed to afford you access to a hand-picked selection of the finest quintessentially English gardens in the country.
Stay: Sleeping up to 20 guests, this beautiful old rectory combines stylish interiors with quirky artwork and sumptuous furniture. The stunning grounds include a Victorian water garden, wild flower meadow and fragrant walled garden, as well as a beautiful swimming pool.
Tell me more: 3-nt stays from £4,900, week-breaks at £9,400. Exclusive private garden tours from £200 per day.

Artisan Farmhouse, Nr Wadebridge, Cornwall

Dust off your paintbrush and be inspired with an art escape in Cornwall

Experience: From one-to-one tuition, to creative family breaks or an alternative couples getaway, renowned Trompe L'Oeil artist Janet Shearer invites budding artists to join her at her studio in rural Cornwall. Under the tutelage of Janet, whose varied career has seen her creating backdrops for films such as Pink Floyds The Wall  – you’ll leave with your own piece of artwork as a memento.
Stay: The farmhouse sleeps up to 7 guests and is the epitome of Cornish country cottage charm, set in beautiful gardens.
Tell me more: Weekend breaks from £555 to £660 inclusive of 2 days tuition. Monday to Friday breaks from £740 to £880 inclusive of 3 days tuition.

Woodland Cottage, South Molton, Devon

Antique hunting in Devon with the owner of this luxurious hideaway pad

What’s the experience? Antique Hunter breaks at Woodland offer an informative yet informal foray into the world of antiques. Whether you're looking for a select piece of furniture, or you are an enthusiastic amateur who'd love to know more about a certain period/style of furniture, tailor your break to include everything from visiting auction houses to locating the best antique shops and establishing what makes a good investment .
Stay: Sleeping 3, tranquillity reigns in this stylish abode.
Tell me more: Bespoke accompanied Antique Hunter breaks minimum of a day from £150. If you’d like an antiques trail itinerary mapped out for you so that you can go it alone, this can also be arranged for you.3-nt stays at Woodland from £395, week-stays from £610

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For more information contact Jess Clark
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, and France.
* Please contact Unique Home Stays in the event of featuring any of our properties.
* A selection of high-resolution images is available.
* We can organize press trips for select journalists and we work alongside a handful of professional journalists who can provide bespoke write-ups if required.
* 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.
* Unique Home Stays cannot accept any liability for any misrepresentation by the Owner or any change made by the Owner since our inspection.

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