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.
-NEW ADDITIONS TO THE PORTFOLIO-
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