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Unique Home Stays


July 2011 

Looking For Luxury That Doesn't Cost the Earth?

We have a new wave of owners who appreciate that incorporating eco-friendly features into their accommodation doesn’t mean that luxury has to be compromised.

Here at UHS we understand that our discerning clientele demand more, and this means luxury which doesn't cost the earth. From encouraging waste recycling, to offering on-site activities, using eco-friendly washing powder to fluff the towels, or investing in ground source heat pumps, sheeps wool insulation and solar panels; there are a variety of ways in which Unique Home Stays property owners are trying to lessen their impact on the environment.

Stone Farmhouse, Nr. Modbury, Devon


What: A contemporary luxury farmhouse in south Devon, this stylish pad combines eco features with farmhouse charm and is just 15 minutes from the coast.
Eco Credentials: The farmhouse has a grass roof for insulation, the heating is powered by wood pellets, and the property's water comes from a spring.
Tell Me More: Sleeps 12 people; from £1330 for a 3-nt weekend stay, to £3920 for a week stay in high season.

The Olive Grove, Nr. Malaga, Spain


What: Perched high amongst the breathtaking 360 degree mountainscapes of the nature reserve, indulge in complete privacy and seclusion at this rustic Andalucian Farmhouse.
Eco Credentials: Solar panels, home grown food, recycling and composting waste, kitchen grey water recycling, wood burning heater, ‘water-wise’ planting and water saving irrigation systems.
Tell Me More: Sleeps up to 8 people; from €3,400 for a 3-nt weekend stay, to €6,000 for a week stay in high season.

Inglenook, St Agnes, Cornwall


What: A lovely holiday cottage located on the edge of the charmingly unspoilt Cornish village of St Agnes, Inglenook combines traditional style with modern eco-living.
Eco Credentials: Sheep’s wool insulation, solar powered underfloor heating, a wood burner, rainwater recycling system and much more.
Tell Me More: Sleeps 4 people; from £515 for a 3-nt weekend stay, to £1630 for a week stay in high season.

Limpopo Safari Lodge, Waterberg, South Africa


What: Luxurious and stylish 5 star 'bush home' lying in its own private game reserve in the heart of the beautifully unspoilt Limpopo province, South Africa.
Eco Credentials: In a beautiful un-spoilt wilderness of rivers, cliffs, gorges, woodland and open savanna that has been preserved through careful conservation; built from local stone and thatch in harmony with its surroundings; natural salt water swimming pool.
Tell Me More: Sleeps up to 14 people; from R136,500 (Rand) for a week stay (week stays only).

The Sky Ranch, Trefeglwys nr Llanidloes, Wales


What: A recently converted 19th Century farm cottage offering complete isolation and luxury living within a dramatic wilderness in the Welsh hills.
Eco Credentials: Made from local stone and timber with a ground source heat pump, self-cleaning glass and sheep´s wool insulation, as well as a bore hole for water.
Tell Me More: Sleeps up to 8 people; from £765 for a 3-nt weekend stay, to £2000 for a week stay in high season.



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



Sleepy Meadow Cottage, Midhurst

What: Picture perfect B&B cottage surrounded by open fields and beautiful countryside in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Best For: Complete and utter relaxation just over an hour out of Central London. Breakfast ingredients are all sourced within a three mile radius of the property, something of which your host Clare is very proud!
Tell Me More: Bed & Breakfast property sleeps up to 4 people; from £98 per person per night, based on 2 people sharing.

Mill Pond Cottage, West Sussex

What: Fresh country-style décor marries with traditional period features creating an elegant and spacious luxurious home. Weeping willows elegantly cascade over the still waters of the mill pond- a serene spot to sit a while...
Best For: The nearby 100 mile long 'South Downs Way' provides wonderful walking and mountain biking opportunities. Take afternoon tea in the conservatory then steal yourself away for some blissful solitude in a corner of the farmhouse.
Tell Me More: Self-catering property sleeps up to 6 people; from £575 for a 4-nt week stay, to £1095 for a week stay in high season.

For more information contact Sarah Stanley or Claire Ray
Tel: +44(0)1637 882014
Email: claire@uniquehomestays.com
Web: www.uniquehomestays.com


* 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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