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Unique Home Stays

 PRESS RELEASE

September 2010 

Good Tidings We Bring

Unique Home Stays has this festive season all wrapped upů from majestic manor houses perfect for New Year gatherings, to cosy boltholes that guarantee a romantic Christmas

As the evenings draw in and we wave farewell to summer, here at Unique Home Stays we are looking forward to cosy family gatherings, seasonal drinks and secret Santa. And if you’re yet to decide where you’re spending Christmas this year, or how best to see in the New Year in style, let us inspire you. From perfect party pads to decadent family retreats and romantic hideaway cottages, let Unique Home Stays afford you the luxury you deserve this festive season.

Kingfisher Folly, Nr. Barnstaple, Devon

Kingfisher Folly, Nr. Barnstaple, Devon

A romantic riverside haven, perfect for a peaceful festive break

Unwind A gorgeous setting for a fabulously peaceful Christmas, Kingfisher offers the perfect equipoise of countryside quaint and old fashioned luxury. Idle away an evening reclining in the double-ended roll top bath with a glass of champagne.
Dazzle Treat yourselves to pure decadence this Christmas season and organise dinner delivery so that you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your romantic retreat. The queen-sized four poster bed and Georgian chandelier lend an aura of grandeur, ensuring an unforgettable Christmas break.
Stay Sleeps two on a self-catered basis; £695 for a week stay over Christmas or New Year. December weekenders from £290.
Tell Me More www.kingfisherfolly.uniquehomestays.com

Horsington Grange, Somerset

Horsington Grange, Somerset

As perfect for a traditional Christmas to remember as an enviable New Year bash

Unwind From exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside to curling up by the roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine, Horsington is as perfect a venue for treating hard-working staff to a memorable Christmas party, as gathering your nearest and dearest to celebrate the festive season in style.
Dazzle From a trip to the races, to clay pigeon and hand-gliding; there’s a whole host of activities to fill winter days. Put your feet up and make the most of local caterers to create sumptuous gourmet suppers.
Stay Sleeps up to 20 guests on a self-catered basis. £7,600 for a week-stay over Christmas or New Year, December weekenders from £2050 (based on 10 guests).
Tell Me More www.horsingtongrange.uniquehomestays.com

The Pavilion, Milborne Wick, Dorset

The Pavilion, Milborne Wick, Dorset

Sumptuous and indulgent living amidst the tranquil setting of Milborne Wick

Unwind Come in from the frosty evening air and relax in the steam room. Don your winter woollies, grab a bottle of bubbly and snuggle under a blanket to stargaze from the riverside grotto.
Dazzle Chock-full of mod cons and luxury features, from the Power Plate – perfect for working off the festive indulgences – to cinema screen TV, perfect for Christmas film watching, The Pavilion is one luxury retreat. Ensconced in stunning surroundings, make sure you take your walking boots to make the most of the setting.
Stay Sleeping four on a self-catered basis at £1900 per week over the festive period. December 3-nt stays from £675.
Tell Me More www.thepavilion.uniquehomestays.com 

Cliff House, Lynmouth, Devon

Cliff House, Lynmouth, Devon

See in the New Year in style at this beautiful Grade II-listed B&B

Unwind Uncork the bubbly and relax with a festive tipple whilst star gazing over Lynmouth harbour. Pamper yourself with decadent spa treatments in the comfort of your own room- ensure that this New Year’s Eve is all about you.
Dazzle The owners delight in welcoming their guests into their home and sharing with you their love of the finer things in life. With a natural flair for hospitality, your hosts will encourage you to ‘nourish, taste and indulge’ as they serve up sumptuous dishes from breakfast through to dinner.
Stay Choose from five sumptuous bedrooms for your New Year stay. £300 per person for a two night stay over New Year’s Eve inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast.
Tell Me More www.cliffhouse.uniquehomestays.com 

Home Farm, Withiel, Cornwall

Home Farm, Withiel, Cornwall

Enjoy a festive stay in a lap of luxury at this gorgeous Cornish cottage

Unwind The opportunity for festive relaxation is vast and varied in this spacious and beautifully furnished Cornish cottage. With over 100-acres of lush green valley to explore, Home Farm is the perfect haven to return to after windswept walks. Kick back and relax in front of a toasty fire before sinking into cosy beds.
Dazzle As homely as it is decadent; the luxury cottage boasts a large home cinema room, so there’s no excuse not to batten down the hatches and indulge in a Christmas movie marathon!
Stay Sleeping six on a self-catered basis, £2365 for a week stay over the festive period. December 3-nt stays from £750.
Tell Me More www.homefarm.uniquehomestays.com 

Trwyn House, South West Scotland

Trwyn House, South West Scotland

A decadent festive break is guaranteed at this stunning Georgian country house

Unwind Experience a fortifying festive ramble across the Ayrshire hills or let us organise an afternoon’s salmon fishing or horse riding for you. If you simply want to kick back and relax, then recline in the home cinema and indulge in a little festive entertainment.
Dazzle Host an elegant New Year’s party in Trwyn House’s ballroom, or dazzle colleagues with your skills in the billiard room. Trwyn is only 40-minutes from Glasgow International Airport, but to really make an entrance, utilise the onsite helipad.
Stay Sleeping up to 20 guests (minimum 8 guests), the property is available on a self-catered basis/catered basis for a Christmas or New Year break at £330 per room per night for a minimum of a 3 night stay.
Tell Me More www.trwynhouse.uniquehomestays.com 

The Old Farmstead, Nr. Hayle, Cornwall

The Old Farmstead, Nr. Hayle, Cornwall

A beautiful Grade II-listed luxury farmhouse B&B just a short drive from St Ives

Unwind The Old Farmstead exudes quality and comfort with lush linens, squishy sofas and roaring fires. Enjoy the home-cooked gourmet breakfast before taking a windswept walk across the well-trodden coastal paths of West Cornwall.
Dazzle Wonder at the Christmas lights in Mousehole, visit the bustling galleries of St Ives or pay a visit the Minack (dubbed ‘the theatre under the stars’), there’s lots locally to get you in the festive mood.
Stay Choose from two sumptuous double bedrooms, festive stays from £50 per person per night (minimum 2-nt stay).
Tell Me More www.theoldfarmstead.uniquehomestays.com 

Trebiffin Barn, nr Boscastle, Cornwall

Trebiffin Barn, nr Boscastle, Cornwall

A tranquil setting for a magical Christmas a stone’s throw from Merlin’s Tintagel

Unwind Open plan modernity, muted hues and eclectic furniture marry to create an environment guaranteed to help you relax and unwind over the festive period.
Dazzle Pay King Arthur’s old stomping ground a visit in nearby Tintagel; discover the secrets of the Knights of the Round Table and of Merlin himself. Magic and folklore provide the setting for a truly unique Christmas stay here in beautiful ‘olde worlde’ Cornwall.
Stay Sleeping six on a self-catered basis. A week stay over Christmas or New Year is at £1700, with 3-nt December stays at £470 (based on two guests)
Tell Me More www.trebiffinbarn.uniquehomestays.com 

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Visit the website www.uniquehomestays.com  for more details on our exclusive houses. If you have a unique home you would consider letting, please contact us on +44 (0) 1637 881183 or send us an email to find out more about membership with UHS.

 

 

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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