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September 2011 

The Countdown to Christmas…

With autumn in full swing, ‘tis the season to turn our thoughts to winter festivities…

Whether you're planning a romantic Christmas just for two, a family-filled festive season, or are looking for the perfect property to see in 2012 in style, we've beautiful boltholes and magnificent manor houses to help you to add a little festive sparkle to your holiday season.  From indulgent pre-Christmas cocktail parties, to lavish festive lunches and spectacular New Year’s Eve events, our unique properties are guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning of festive wish-lists.  You can be assured of a stylish celebration in houses bedecked with festive cheer, the perfect backdrop for sharing an indulgent celebratory stay.  

The Pomeranian Manor, Western Pomerania, Germany

The Pomeranian Manor

A magical stay is guaranteed at this elegant German manor house

Relax: Curl up in the library with a good book and a glass of wine, or treat yourself to a lie-in underneath the Egyptian cotton sheets in the master suite.
Dazzle: Just a stone’s throw from Germany's famous Christmas markets, after a busy day of shopping at the famous Wismar Christmas market, the whole family can get involved with preparing a festive feast in the large well-appointed kitchen.
Stay: The property sleeps up to 10 guests, with a night’s stay in December costing approximately £873.
Find out More: www.thepomeranianmanor.uniquehomestays.com

Mawgan, St Mawgan, North Cornwall


A charming period coastal home, perfect for a family celebration

Relax: Enjoy a glass of mulled wine by the fire and re-live Christmases gone by, or head to nearby Watergate Bay to work off the Christmas excesses. 
Dazzle: Celebrate 2012 with a sumptuous banquet in the grand dining room complete with bottles of bubbly and lots of delicious local cuisine - all freshly prepared by in-house caterers, naturally.
Stay: Sleeps up to 12 guests on a self-catered basis. A week’s stay over Christmas costs £3825, with December weekend breaks costing £1435.
Find out More: www.mawgan.uniquehomestays.com

The Parsonage, Ombersley, Worcestershire

The Parsonage

Enjoy a Christmas stay in a ap of luxury at this Grade II-listed mansion

Relax: Take a long soak in one of the deep tubs and let the troubles of the year melt away, before retiring to the master suite with a good book.
Dazzle: Host a cocktail and nibbles soiree in the grand reception rooms, or impress family and friends by whipping up a storm with the help of the deluxe aga.
Stay: A week’s stay for up to 12 people costs £7105 over the Christmas period. December weekenders are also available, costing £2205.
Find out More: www.theparsonage.uniquehomestays.com

Grogley Farmhouse, Wadebridge, North Cornwall

Grogley Farm

Escape this festive madness at this tranquil and rustic property

Relax: Everything about this place is designed with relaxation in mind. Chill out in the huge living room or take inspiration from the owners artwork that adorns the walls and create your very own masterpiece – the perfect present for someone special.
Dazzle: Head to nearby Padstow for the annual Christmas Festival, taking place on the 2 to 4 December. Enjoy a spectacular lantern parade, fireworks and a visit to Santa’s grotto.
Stay: A week’s stay up for up to 7 guests costs £1965 over the Christmas period, with December weekenders available for £550.
Find out More: www.grogleyfarm.uniquehomestays.com

Old Fox Cottage, Bretforton, Worcestershire

Old Fox Cottage

A characterful Cotswolds cottage, perfect for a romantic Christmas break

Relax: Indulge in all the joys of Christmas in this quintessentially British thatched cottage that oozes cosy perfection.
Dazzle: Explore the surrounding countryside and neighbouring Cotswold villages with their farmers markets, traditional pubs, and friendly locals. And if it’s a white Christmas, spoil the children with a snowball fight in the garden!
Stay: A week’s stay for up to 4 guests costs £1250 over the Christmas period, with December weekend breaks costing £450.
Find out More: www.oldfoxcottage.uniquehomestays.com

Sea Breeze, Rock, North Cornwall

Sea Breeze

Toast the New Year in style at this contemporary cottage close to the sea

Relax: Kick back and relax on the comfy sofas in front of the log burner while enjoying a good film, or wrap up warm and enjoy all that the beautiful village of Rock has to offer.
Dazzle: Host a sophisticated 2012 celebration complete with chocolates and champagne from Unique Boutique, or enjoy a Christmas meal with a difference at Nathan Outlaw’s 2 Michelin starred restaurant.
Stay: Sleeps up to 8 guests. A week’s stay costs £2335 over the Christmas period, with three night weekend breaks in December costing £710.
Find out More: www.seabreeze.uniquehomestays.com

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