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Unique Home Stays


JUNE 2010 

Family Friendly

From follies to farmhouses, we've coastal and country pads made for sharing

When it comes to the finer things in life it’s good to share. From treating your other half, to getting away with your immediate family or planning that long overdue reunion, our family-friendly pads combine great settings with stunning interior décor. Whether sightseeing, new experiences or simply spending some quality time together is top your agenda, we can help you to plan your perfect family adventure.

Hele Linhay, Nr Ashburton, Devon

Hidden away in rural Devon, Hele Linhay flanks the wild and beautiful moors and rivers of Dartmoor. A beautifully converted former coach house, this home oozes stylish minimalist chic and fresh neutral hues offering a wonderful sense of space and tranquility. 
Perfect for:  Kids will love the wide open spaces and freedom, the friendly neighbourhood sheep and country life! For those looking to sit and unwind then pull up a chair in the sunny sitting room or relax on the  terrace.
Basics: Taken on a self-catered basis, the property sleeps up to eight guests.
Cost: 3-nt stays from £950, week-stays from £1300 
Info: www.helelinhay.uniquehomestays.com

The Sky Ranch, nr Newtown, Mid Wales

Perfect for those with a sense of adventure, enjoy your very own slice of Welsh playground at this contemporary property; idyllic for the young and young at heart! Recently transformed, this former dairy cottage has been meticuously styled to create a rural haven: think floor to ceiling glass walls, chunky oak beams and all mod cons.
Perfect for: Fill the car with bikes, kites, footballs and even the family dog! Saddle up and head out on a days trekking, try your hand at of road biking or rallying.
Basics: Taken on a self-catered basis, the Sky Ranch accommodates eight guests.
Costs: 3-nt stays from £765; from £995 per week
Info: www.theskyranch.uniquehomestays.com

Bosneives Mill Barn, Withiel, Cornwall

Relax in lovely barn style living amidst the character and charm of Bosneives Mill. Open plan living with a certain equine influence, with the livery nearby this is a horse lovers dream bolthole. Spill from the barn to the sunny courtyard brimming with life, the kids will love the comings and going of stable life.
Perfect for: Make a base and explore both the north and south coast, stay local and enjoy rural walks from the barn, Cornwall offers an array of activities  from watersports to walking or simply a good old fashioned bucket an spade day.
Basics: Sleeping up to 3 guests (additional accommodation is available in the single bedroom on a truckle bed) the property is taken on a self-catered basis.
Costs: 3-nt stays from £300, week-stays from £430
Info: www.bosneivesmillbarn.uniquehomestays.com

The Glamour House, nr Crieff, Scotland

Rally the troops and head to bonny Scotland for a family reunion. Spacious accommodation and mod cons await amidst this eclectic and inspiring abode just perfect for house parties. Once a 16C mill house the traditional features and design can still be found.
Perfect for: Take advantage of all Perthshire has to offer from its adorable villages to a plethora of Scottish activities. Little ones will love exploring the woodland and streams surround the mill whilst adults can relax in the double height Orangerie.
Basics: Sleeps up to 20 guests within 9 bedrooms, self catered basis.
Costs: 2-nt stays from £2210, 3-nt stays from £2360, week-stays from £2950. A smaller group option is available for up to 12 guests.
Info: www.theglamourhouse.uniquehomestays.com

Butterfly House, nr Sherborne, Dorset

A stunning country house of the highest specification from the Poggenpohl kitchen to the state of the art cinema room. Enjoy the space of the 250 ft garden and fields and retire inside to the minimalist haven bedecked in contemporary furniture and stunning artwork.
Perfect for: This is equestrian country, you can bring your own horses or make use of the stabling nearby. Head to the beautiful Dorset coast or simply explore the lush contryside that the proeprty is nestled in, from country pubs to windswept walks.
Basics: Sleeps up to 14 guests (ideally 10 adults and four children), the house is taken on a self catered basis.
Costs: 3-nt stays from £2595, week-stays from £3450
Info: www.butterflyhouse.uniquehomestays.com

Waters Reach, Lerryn, Cornwall

A waterside retreat at its finest! Idle away the hours as the family busies themselves on the water. Located in the charming heart of Lerryn found on the banks of the River Fowey you really will take to Cornish life and spend quality time out with your family.
Perfect for: Messing about on boats! From kayaks to motor boats you can explore the wildlife of the creeks and tributries of the River Fowey. Just a short drive from teh family-friendly Eden Project, as well as stunning beaches.
Basics: Sleeping up to nine guests, the house is taken on a self-catered basis.
Costs: 3-nt stays from £730, week-stays from £995
Info: www.watersreach.uniquehomestays.com 

The Hills, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Open the door to your very own slice of luxury, from the moment you arrive you are filled with a great sense of space and style from the sweeping staircase to the funky wallpaper of the dining room. The perfect pad for that long-awaited family get-together, you can relax in comfort at this sumptuous pad, as perfect for a celebratory weekender as a chilled out festive family break.
Perfect for: Rack up the snooker table for the family knock out, kids will adore the indoor luxury swimming pool while you relax in the hot tub.
Basics: The property sleeps up to 12 guests and is taken on a self catered basis.
Costs: 2-night stays from £2850; 3-night stays £3850; week stays £7000
Info: www.thehills.uniquehomestays.com

Laurel Manor, Piddletrenthide, Dorset

Wind your way through rural Dorset and arrive in style at Laurel Manor. Steeped in history, this Regency style country home offers privacy and seclusion.  Spacious comfortable bedrooms, formal and informal sitting rooms, sun-filled terraces and rolling lawns, as well as a tennis court and indoor pool make this the perfect pad for all seasons.
Perfect for: Staying put! From battling it out on the tennis court, to lapping the indoor pool and reclining in the beautiful gardens, there's plenty to occupy all ages at the house. 
Basics: Sleeps up to 14 guests, the property is taken on a self-catered basis.
Costs: 3-nt stays from £2695; week stays from £3850
Info: www.laurelmanor.uniquehomestays.com

The Olive Grove, nr Malaga, Andulucia, Spain

A time out idyll be it with your family, young or old. Indulge in complete privacy and seclusion at this rustic Andalucian Farmhouse. Perched high over looking azure blue waters this beautiful Cortijo is superbly suited for families and great base to explore Southern Spain.
Perfect for: light the BBQ in the summer kitchen and dine al fresco under the stars, cool off in the outdoor pool from where you can enjoy panoramic views. If cooking is your passion then courses can be arranged, likewise bespoke concierge services can be arranged to really make the most of your stay
Basics: the Cortijo can sleep up to 8 guests within 4 bedrooms, taken on a self catered basis
Costs: From €4665 week up to €6000 week
Info: www.theolivegrove.uniquehomestays.com

For general enquiries contact Sam Lygo or Catherine Weldhen on +44(0)1637 881183 kahdine@uniquehomestays.com
For Press enquiries contact Jess Clark on +44(0)1637 882049 jess@uniquehomestays.com

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* 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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