The Personal Touch...
Experience intimate and luxurious home stays where you will be treated like special guests
People are fed up with the 'corporate' accent that hotels put on their service and style; they don't want to walk into a hotel lobby only to be greeted by a group of excited school children or a rowdy biker's convention. The number of short trips we take is increasing (up to 10 per year on top of longer holidays) but cheap flights to European cities don't always cut the mustard and, because of this, The Great British Bed & Breakfast revolution is upon us!
Forget drab tea cosies, peeling paintwork and moth-eaten bed linen; for elegant accommodation you need look no further than our new breed of homely yet stylish boutique Bed & Breakfasts. A room in a new wave B&B is basically as good as, or better than, a hotel room - at half the price. Included in the tariff you can expect great conversation, breathtaking views, breakfasts to remember and helpful advice. And all this comes from our delightful welcoming owners rather than corporate hotel functionaries.
Our handpicked collection of luxurious B&Bs offer all the mod-cons and lavish treats of the best boutique hotels, with the addition of personal hospitality that is second to none.
The Lake House, Churchill nr Chipping Norton, Cotswolds
A sumptuous B&B adorned with interesting artwork and stunning antiques. A real ´home from home´ in the Cotswolds with its own private lake.
Where Located just under two hours from London in Churchill, near Chipping Norton.
What to Do Stow-in-the-Wold is a delightfully picturesque nearby village; the perfect place to find antiques and enjoy a beautifully British 'High Tea'.
Who Your host Ewa enjoyed a long successful career in interior design before opening her home to guests. She has relished renovating, styling and furnishing this beautiful property and, should you like to have an evening meal at the property, she is more than happy create something extra special for you and your party.
Tell Me More Rooms range from £80 to £130 per night
Bluebell Cottage, Chewton Mendip Bath
A secluded romantic hidey-hole cottage for a couple who want to leave the hubbub behind.
Where Ensconced in beautiful woodlands not far from Bath and Cheddar Gorge (and a short taxi ride from the Glastonbury festival for those not wishing to camp!).
What to Do A perfect location for the shopping and pampering opportunities offered by historic Bath, or simply enjoy taking the weight off your feet and sink into bubbly bliss in the bath large enough for two.
Who Donna provides a beautiful selection of highest quality local produce; fruits and breads, marmalades and jams, cured meats, cheese and more. She offers bespoke 'honeymoon' and 'festival' packages (see website for more details).
Tell Me More The room is £120.00 per night (additional prices will apply for Honeymoon or Festival packages).
The Old Parsonage, Pickering, Yorkshire
Lovely Victorian property located behind a quaint old Chapel in a small Yorkshire farming village.
Where The North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and North East coast which are all on your doorstep awaiting exploration
What to Do Take a ride on an old fashioned steam engine through picturesque villages, across the Yorkshire Moors and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Pickering Station is just ten minutes away from the property. Also to note- the North York Railway ‘Goathland’ station is home to both Harry Potter as the ‘Hogwarts’ station and is ‘Aidensfield’ in ITV’s Heartbeat!
Who Barbara and Neville are wonderful hosts. A warm welcome, a good cup of 'proper' Yorkshire tea and a slice of delicious cake meets you on arrival, and is also offered every afternoon!
Tell Me More Rooms range from £95 to £120 per night
The Garden House, South Molton, Devon
Set within stunning gardens complete with outdoor pool, this beautiful property in South Molton, Devon is currently running a promotion whereby if you book two nights you will get the third night half price.
Where The Garden House B&B is in a peaceful setting, a short drive from the picturesque town of South Molton
What to Do Relax by the solar-heated pool and feel free to roam the eleven acres of woodland and organic gardens including a cutting garden, fruit trees, a spring garden and a vegetable patch.
Who Both avid travellers, Rosie and David moved to the beautiful Devon countryside for a serene life away from the hubbub - which is something The Garden House offers in abundance
Tell Me More The Sun Room is £110 per night; The Romansleigh Room is £120 per night
Shore Cliff House Dorchester, Dorset
Beautiful 1920s home set in stunning gardens with amazing views over the coastline out to Portland
Where Situated in a tranquil location on the Jurassic coast just off the Dorset Coastal Path and a few minutes walk to the secluded beaches of Lulworth Cove. Set in an area renowned for its coastal views, beautiful beaches and bird life.
What to Do Try windsurfing at Ringstead Beach or kitesurfing at Portland or visit some of Dorset's famous gardens including Abbotsbury
Who Peter and Wendy are both designers and their flair for style is evident in the layout and décor of their home. Wendy's background in professional gardening is clear to see in the wonderful gardens surrounding the property.
Tell Me More Rooms are £90.00 per night, a single room can be booked (usually in conjunction with another bedroom) for £70 per night
The Rushes, Weybridge Surrey
A beautiful 1920's home with interesting Art Deco exterior, picturesque gardens and in a fantastic location right by the riverside in Weybridge
Where The property is found close to Weybridge, easily accessed from the M3, M4 and M25. A 45minute drive from Central London, and just 15minutes from Heathrow Terminal 4.
What to Do Take a short walk into Shepperton, a famous filming location, where you will find plenty of lovely restaurants and quirky pubs. The property is only thirty five minutes' drive from Harrods, where you can enjoy a world class shopping experience.
Who Elaine, David and their lively Labrador, Nell extend a warm welcome to their beautiful family home. With a great sense of humour, Elaine is bound to make your stay a memorable one.
Tell Me More Rooms range from from £85 to £120 per night
Wintergreen, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Stunning rural property with luxurious and rich décor. The interior is warm and welcoming, a lovely home.
Where Idyllic location not far from the beautiful spa town of Harrogate
What to Do Hop on the train from Knaresborough to York, a beautiful city. Walk around the ancient Roman walls, visit the beautiful Minster or step back in time at the Jorvic centre - full of Vikings.
Who Oliver is a wonderful host; easy-going, relaxed and informal - he welcomes you into his home inviting you to relax and take in the beautifully rugged Yorkshire landscape.
Tell Me More Rooms are £90 per night
Sea View Villa, Mallorca Spain
Luxurious Mallorcan villa, beautifully furnished with all the modern comforts one would require for complete relaxation; with stunning views over the Tramuntana mountains and out to the Mediterranean sea
Where Sea View Villa is situated in the Bens D'Avall region of Mallorca, a 35minute drive from Palma airport
What to Do Mallorca also is a great place for golfers, with fifteen golf courses to choose from, each with excellent facilities and beautifully kept greens
Who Your host Dario offers a warm welcome and has a wealth of insider information to impart to ensure that you make the most of your stay and experience the real Mallorca
Tell Me More Rooms range from £210 to £340 per night
Quay Cottage, Woodbridge, Suffolk
This beautiful B&B boasts a tranquil backdrop to the sea birds, boats and the lapping tides of the marina and Ferry Quay.
Where The property is situated in Woodbridge, on Suffolk’s River Deben. London's Liverpool Street train station is only 1.5hours away.
What to Do Historic Woodbridge is a few minutes stroll, with its galleries, museums, antique shops, boutiques and wonderful restaurants. Explore the outstanding beauty of the forest and heritage coast of Suffolk within easy reach.
Who When the B&B is full your host Bryony stays on her classic motor boat and comes in each morning to cook breakfast with a capital B!!
Tell Me More Rooms range from £45 per person per night
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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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