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 PRESS RELEASE

January 2011 

Dates For Your Diary

Unique and inspirational places to stay to ensure you don’t miss 2011’s must-see events

January is often a long gloomy month where hibernation feels like the most tempting option. Cheerily help along the grey winter days with the promise of life-changing resolutions, dreamily looking ahead to sunnier months, and hatching exciting plans for the year ahead. Be inspired by our Unique Home Stays guide to must-sees this year, which we’ve conveniently paired with the most breathtaking places to stay, ensuring that you’ve plenty to look forward to.

JANUARY, Celtic Connections Music Festival

JANUARY, Celtic Connections Music Festival

A musical fest featuring 1500 musicians, 300 concerts, ceilidhs and much more taking place in 14 venues across the city of Glasgow.

When? 13 to 30 January
Stay Situated just 30 miles from the hub of the events, Trwyn House is a stunning Georgian property. A decadent and indulgent home-from-home, this is the perfect country house party venue.
Tell me more Sleeping up to 20 guests, 2-nt stays from £3500 www.trwynhouse.uniquehomestays.com

FEBRUARY, Valentines Day

FEBRUARY, Valentines Day

Whether you are looking for a remote hillside hideaway or a coastal retreat, use Valentine's Day as the perfect excuse to treat your loved one.

When? 14 February
Stay In the romantic hidey-hole B&B Bluebell Cottage, Nr.Bath, where a woodland setting combined with decadent interiors make for a cosy escape.
Tell me more Sleeping 2, from £120 per night (min 2-nt stay) www.bluebellcottage.uniquehomestays.com

MARCH, Falmouth Spring Flower Show

MARCH, Falmouth Spring Flower Show

The Falmouth Spring Flower Show has marked the start of Spring in Falmouth for over a century. Admire all the usual classes and wonderful displays of spring flowers in this charming coastal town.

When? 26 to 27 March
Stay In this beautiful former Methodist Chapel in Malpas, close to Truro. Built circa 1800 it has been meticulously converted to offer this sunny riverside holiday home stay with stunning views.
Tell me more Sleeping up to 2 guests, 3-nt weekends from £426 www.theriverchapel.uniquehomestays.com

APRIL, The London Marathon

APRIL, The London Marathon

Leave the comfort of your living room and opt for a front row seat for the annual London Marathon, cheering on those that have been motivated to face the winter training for a great cause. 

When? 17 April
Stay In The Rushes, a quirky Art Deco B&B that offers the perfect place to relax riverside. 
Tell me more Choose from two double bedrooms, prices from £85 per night www.therushes.uniquehomestays.com We've three members of the UHS team doing their bit for charity, and if you'd like to offer your support, you can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/Kahdine-Weldhen3 and http://www.justgiving.com/richjtaylor

MAY, ‘Obby’ Oss Day

MAY, ‘Obby’ Oss Day

Celebrate May Day Padstow-style. A great location at which to welcome the arrival of spring, the Obby Oss celebrations are colourful and lively.

When? 1 May
Stay If it´s a room with a view and a blast of Cornish sea air that you crave, you can´t get more beachside than Pentonwarra.
Tell me more Sleeping up to 8 guests, 3-nt weekends from £995. Obby Oss 3-nt weekend stay at £1350  www.pentonwarra.uniquehomestays.com

JUNE, Wimbledon

JUNE, Wimbledon

The epitome of a classic British summertime event, make 2011 the year that you make it courtside instead of wishing you were there.

When? 20 June to 3 July
Stay At 4 First Street in Chelsea, a beautiful townhouse B&B with a fascinating owner who is happy to share her insider tips to the city and beyond.
Tell me more Sleeping 2, prices from £100 per night www.4firststreet.uniquehomestays.com

JULY, Whitstable Oyster Festival

JULY, Whitstable Oyster Festival

A vibrant celebration centred on the unique customs of Whitstable and the oyster industry.

When? 23 to 29 July
Stay On a private sea road with a unique outlook, The Artists Beach House is set above the beach in wild woodland gardens. Enjoy Whitstable Natives (the local oysters) from the deck as you watch the sun set.
Tell me more Sleeping up to 8 guests, 3-nt weekends from £1250. Week-stays only during July at £2830 www.artistsbeachhouse.uniquehomestays.com

AUGUST, La Tomatina

AUGUST, La Tomatina

Heralded as the 'World's Biggest Food Fight'  thousands of festival-goers get messy as tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets!

When? 31 August
Stay The airy and spacious Malvarrosa Beach Villa in Valencia breaks from 'the norm' with cool and funky interiors creating a restful and modern abode. A beachside location less than an hour from the Tomato Fiesta.
Tell me more Sleeping up to 8 guests, 3-nt weekends from 1170 euros www.malvarrosabeachvilla.uniquehomestays.com

SEPTEMBER, Goodwood Revival

SEPTEMBER, Goodwood Revival

The most popular historic motor race meeting staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit.

When? 16 to 18 September
Stay At River Cottage. Steeped in history the property offers a charming riverside retreat perfectly located for Goodwood and its annual festivities.
Tell me more Sleeping up to 6 guests, 3-nt stays from £630 (couples rates available).  Goodwood Revival, 3-nt weekend from £2005 www.rivercottage.uniquehomestays.com

OCTOBER, Falmouth Oyster Festival

OCTOBER, Falmouth Oyster Festival

Timed to coincide with the start of the oyster harvesting season in October, a true celebration of Cornish seafood.

When? 13 to 16 October
Stay At the beautiful Sea Captain’s Manor across the water in Flushing. The house has a beach at the bottom of the garden and a pool set amidst stunning gardens.
Tell me more Sleeping 12, 3-nt weekends from £1950. Week-stay from 14 October at £3750 www.seacaptainsmanor.uniquehomestays.com

NOVEMBER, St Minas Parade

NOVEMBER, St Minas Parade

Every November, the townspeople of Heraklion take to the streets to commemorate the city's patron saint. Enjoy some winter sun whilst experiencing the capital of Crete in celebratory mode.

When? November 2011
Stay With enviable panoramic views over the Agean Sea towards the mountains, Island Sight, Lassithi Crete provides the perfect viewing platform for breathtaking sundowners
Tell out more Sleeping up to 10, 3-nt weekends from 1500 euros www.islandsight.coastsreach.uniquehomestays.com

DECEMBER, Festive Flavour!

DECEMBER, Festive Flavour!

Plan your Christmas getaway and New Year celebrations in good time to ensure that you have the pick of the properties for your festive break.

When? 24 December to 3 January 2012
Stay From bolthole cottages squirreled away down woodland lanes www.woodlandcottage.uniquehomestays.com to fantastic manor houses perfect for seeing in the New Year in style www.saddlewoodmanor.uniquehomestays.com
Tell me more Visit www.uniquehomestays.com/xmas-new-year.asp for inspiration

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

 

Notes:

* 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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