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Unique Home Stays


October 2011 

Unique Home Stays Turns Ten!

For the perfect celebration whatever the occasion you’re assured of finding a memorable venue with Unique Home Stays…

… In fact we’ve just hosted our own big birthday bash at one of our beautiful manor houses in Cornwall. More than 100 friends old and new gathered at Rosewastis Manor to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, where a jovial time was had by all as we feasted on a banquet of local fodder, enjoyed an obligatory knees-up and celebrated a decade of decadence in style! So if you are planning on hosting a party to remember – be that a wedding, birthday bash or festive gathering - you’ll find the perfect property whatever the occasion with our unique collection of amazing homes.

Horsington Grange, Horsington, Somerset/Dorset borders

Mark a special occasion in style at this elegant former rectory

Stay: A beautiful country house with more than 17-acres of established formal gardens as well as a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.
Party: Invite a dozen friends to joined you for a celebratory banquet – whip up a storm in the country kitchen and arrange for the local wine merchant to fill up the cellar in advance!
Tell me more: Sleeps up to 20 guests. Prices start from £2875 for a four night mid-week stay.

Cotswolds Manor, Cotswolds, Warwickshire

Sumptuous furnishings and period charm make this the perfect location for a family get- together

Stay: A stunning 17th Century Medieval Manor House nestled in the heart of Shakespeare country, complete with a fully-stocked bar, tennis court and games room.
Party: Gather family for a cosy winter celebration in front of the fire, or host a summer garden party with a difference on the large terrace.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to 10 guests. Three night mid-week stays available from £1650.

Rocklyn Manor, Rock, North Cornwall

Crack open the bubbly and celebrate at this elegant coastal property

Stay: State-of-the-art luxuries are seamlessly fused with traditional Georgian charm, making this an idyllic house in which to relax with family and friends.
Party: Why not bring in a caterer to help create a night to remember? We can recommend expert chefs with menus to suit every taste, from formal dining to al fresco barbecues.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to 12 guests. Four night mid-week stays available from £1250.

Ayrshire House, Turnberry, Scotland

Old school luxury and country pursuits make this Scottish estate ideal for a unique celebration

Stay: Nestled in lush countryside, this elegant Scottish retreat is as perfect for celebrating a milestone birthday as it is a corporate weekend away. Dressed with antique furniture, oak panelling and elaborate trimmings, Ayrshire House is the epitome of grandeur.
Party: Reminisce over a busy day of field sports whilst enjoying a three-course supper in the grand dining room, before retiring to the reception room for a night cap in front of the open fire.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to 12 guests. Nightly stays from £1500.

Clayton Court, Bodiam, West Sussex

Host a vintage tea party at this glorious B&B with groomed lawns and an Italian water garden

Stay: Designed by the renowned architect Nathaniel Lloyd, Clayton Court boasts spacious rooms with a laid-back eclectic mix of period antiques and contemporary furnishings.
Party: The extensive gardens are the perfect place to enjoy a quintessentially English cup of tea and slice of cake with your nearest and dearest, whatever the occasion.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to six guests. Prices from £60 per person per night based on two sharing.


We're delighted to introduce the latest additions to the Unique Home stays portfolio...

Pippins, Nr. Budapest, Hungary

Peace and harmony reign at this sweet-as-pie romantic bolthole for two close to Budapest, Hungary

What: The epitome of boho chic, think whitewashed wooden cladding and cheerful pops of colour in this welcoming luxury cottage.
Best for: With stylish artefacts scattered throughout, this romantic love nest is the perfect abode for relaxed open-plan living.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to two guests. Available from £100 per night, with a minimum two night stay.

The Looking Glass, Western Cape, South Africa

A relaxing stay is guaranteed in this interior-designed contemporary property with wrap-around views.

What: The Looking Glass sits majestically on top of a ridge with wrap-around views of Sinclair Nature Reserve, Outeniqua Mountains and views of Noetzie Beach and Knysna Lagoon.
Best for: Unrivalled privacy is guaranteed at this family-friendly retreat.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to 10 guests.  Week stays from £1000.

Rydon, Teign Valley, Devon

A 16th-century "topsy-turvy" barn conversion idyllically positioned in the heart of the Devonshire countryside.

What: This recently renovated former farm building exudes character and style. With chunky statements in wood, quirky splashes of animal hide, a sprinkling of interesting artefacts, and elegant stand-alone bath tubs; Rydon is in a class all its own.
Best for: With heated outdoor pool and rolling hills for miles a rejuvenating stay awaits.
Tell me more: Sleeps up to six guests. Four night mid-week stays from £665.

Take a look at our website for all UHS homes
For more details on our exclusive houses, or if you have a unique home you would consider letting, please contact us on
+44 (0) 1637 881183 or send us an email

For more information contact Rhianna Morton or Claire Ray
Tel: +44(0)1637 881183
Email: enquiries@uniquehomestays.com
Web: www.uniquehomestays.com


Unique Home Stays have visited all of the houses featured in this newsletter to ensure the quality and high standards that the owners offer



* 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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