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Indulge in some water therapy at our inspirational homes

From crashing seas to calming creeks, picturesque lakes to babbling brooks, indulge in some getaway time this Spring.  Cherry pick your favourite waterside hideaway from our tempting collection of characterful properties; all you need do is choose the weekend, pack a bag and enjoy a restful break away from it all. Here at Unique Home Stays we go the extra mile to seek out luxury boltholes from charming cottages nestled on the river bank to stylish abodes offering panoramic water views - all guaranteed to make a splash!

The River Chapel, Malpas, Cornwall

Sleeps: 2
About the house: Flooded with natural light The River Chapel is the perfect spot to switch off. Sink into sumptuous sofas and throw open the windows to maximise your river views.  Once a former chapel, this waterside pad offers fresh and contemporary style living.
Water therapy: With its natural network of tranquil rivers and creeks, whether you choose to explore the River Fal on foot or by boat there's a plethora of bird and marine life to discover.
The Price: Week-stays from £550
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The Old Postie, Golant nr Fowey, Cornwall

Sleeps: Up to 6 (ideally 4 adults and 2 children)
About the house: A lovingly converted former post office offering open plan living with all the creature comforts of home. There's a real sense of space and calm at this waterside haven.
Water therapy: A short stroll through the village and you find yourself on the tranquil banks of the River Fowey. If messing about on boats is a favourite pastime then you are well placed to set sail, grab a paddle or simply let a hardy skipper take the helm.
The Price: Sleeping 6; 3-nt stays from £650, week-stays from £870. Sleeping 2 option available during low season; 3-nt stays at £455, week-stays at £600
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Downsteps, Torcross, Devon

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
About the house: Nestled in a private cove, Downsteps enjoys a unique location offering direct beach access and breathtaking seaviews. The cottage combines a rustic country feel with a contemporary twist, think original floorboards, seagrass carpets and low beamed ceilings; with a combination of modern and reclaimed furniture to accessorise.
Water therapy: Enjoy a morning swim - albeit bracing - safe in the knowledge that a warming towel and mug of tea awaits! Dartmouth nearby is a mecca for all things nautical so enjoy a day on the water.
The Price: Weekly from £995, 3-nt stays from £695
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The Bay, Churston, Devon

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
About the house: A stay at The Bay offers more than a touch of the Hampton's. Here you'll find a sensitive combination of antique furnishings and modern order. Comfortable coastal living awaits!
Water therapy: Spill onto the generous decking area from the house and take in the stunning panoramic views of Lyme Bay. As the sun cools, relax in the hot tub for a taste of holiday luxury.
The Price: Weekly from £1850, 3nt stays from £1295
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Admiral's Cottage, Kingsdown, Kent Coast

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
About the house: A beautifully converted fishermans cottage exquisitly presented to offer a truly stylish beachside abode. Within easy reach of central London you can be relaxing fireside before dark!
Water therapy: With the dramatic white cliffs as a backdrop, step from the cottage and follow the beach promanade for a bracing walk before lunch.  Head to nearby Whitstable and learn to shuck your own oysters plucked straight from the sea.
The Price: Weekly from £945, 3-nt stays from £658
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Pentonwarra, Trevone, Cornwall

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
About the house: Perfectly positioned on the beach, Pentonwarra is  a 'unique' homestay in everyway. Beautifully furnished throughout with temping sea views from every window.
Water therapy: Fall asleep to the sound of the lapping waves, spend a morning exploring the rockpools or for the more adventurous in the group, take to the waves with a private surf lesson. 
The Price: Sleeping 8, weekly from £1250, 3-nt stays from £995. Sleeping 4 option available during low and mid seasons at £725 weekly and £525 for a 3-nt stay. 
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Lamper Head, Nr Dartmouth, Devon

Sleeps: Up to 11 (ideally 8 adults and 3 children)
About the house: Majestically perched overlooking the River Dart, this stylish comtemporary homestay is the perfect rural spot to switch off and relax. Chunky oak beams combine with floor to ceiling glass offering  a solid feel of space and calm. With a fantastic indoor heated pool relax and enjoy whatever the weather.
Water therapy: Watch the colourful flotilla sail by from your generous decking area, from kayaks to ketches enjoy a change of scene on the water and enjoy the beauty of the south coast from the river.
The Price: Weekly at £6750; 3 night stays available on request
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Seasalt, Sennen, Cornwall

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
About the house: The epitome of chic coastal comfort, Seasalt offers superb open plan living for family and friends to make a base and explore the dramatic coastline of West Cornwall. Kick back and relax on stylish contemporary furniture that compliments the breathtaking coastal vistas and enviable location.
Water therapy: Pull up a garden chair and take in the fresh salty air, blow the cobwebs away with a bracing walk along the coastpath from the house with the crashing seas below. The golden sands of Sennen beach stretch out below, a great spot for the avid surfer in the group!
The Price: Weekly from £1100; 3 night stays from £750
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Orchard Cottage, The Lizard, Cornwall

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
About the house: Open plan cosy cottage living for four. Sink under squishy duvets after a days exploring, flop into a chair with a good read or get creative in the kitchen with the freshest of locally sourced ingredients. 
Water therapy: Whilst the breathtaking coastline and stunning beaches are a stones throw away, a few steps from your cottage and you will find your own aqua paradise. The outdoor heated pool (available from May) offers a secluded sun terrace and enclosed safe haven for children to play.
The Price: Weekly from £800; 3-nt stays from £560
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For more information contact Sam Lygo
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.
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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.
* 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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