From windmills to manor houses, country farmhouses to cosy coastal cottages, embrace the festive season in style with Unique Home Stays. We’ve a finite selection of fantastic properties that are still available for Christmas and New Year 2007, whether you’re looking for a property that’s large enough to share Christmas with friends and family, or a romantic bolthole to see in 2008.
Brox Park, Scotland
Festive Flavour: Take exclusive hire of this stunning private country house set in 150 acres of park and woodland, located just 30-minutes from Edinburgh. Enjoy golf, shooting and stalking locally, there's fishing on-site, or if it's a blast of sea air that you crave, the Scottish coast is just a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, if you’d rather stay indoors, then make the most of the billiards and cinema room.
Sleeps: 32 (in main house and cottages)
Cost: £17,700 for 4 nights or £23,500 for a week-stay over Christmas or New Year, to include a full cooked breakfast, 3-course dinner daily
Further Info: www.broxpark.uniquehomestays.com
Breconshire Estate, Wales
Festive Flavour: Oozing 1920s style, this stunning country house, formerly a shooting lodge, is located at the foot of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. Complete with snooker table, cosy library and open fires, you'll find a fusion of traditional grandeur and contemporary flavour at this property.
Cost: From £6,200 for 4 nts, available for Christmas
Further Info: www.breconshireestate.uniquehomestays.com
St Ives Town House, Cornwall
Festive Flavour: Arguably the best time of year to visit St Ives, a winter’s day lends a romantic feel to the cobbled streets of this beautiful seaside town. Don your winter woollies and head to the beach for a bracing winter walk, or if it’s too cold to venture out, just take in the sea views from the sitting room. Colourful linens and contemporary décor combine in this property which is as perfect a base for art lovers as it is foodies and walker.
Cost: £3,000 for the week; available over Christmas and New Year
Further Info: www.stivestownhouse.uniquehomestays.com
Nettleton Farmhouse, Wiltshire
Festive Flavour: Antique textiles, French brocante and English chintz combine to create a homely, yet stylish vibe at Nettleton. Whether you’re looking for an intimate family gathering - the farmhouse and cottages can be taken individually - or a larger Christmas get-together, taking exclusive hire of the cottages and farmhouse, Nettleton offers a taste of a real country Christmas.
Sleeps: From 5 to 22
Cost: Available over Christmas and New Year, three nights from £950 (5 guests) Exclusive hire £3,950 for three nights (22 guests)
Further Info: www.nettletonfarmhouse.uniquehomestays.com
Kinghams Mill, Reigate, Surrey
Festive Flavour: If you're looking for a truly unique property in which to spend your Christmas day or New Year's Eve, this characterful Grade II* listed windmill offers a fusion of the contemporary and traditional - think sound reduction floors, handcrafted sweeping staircases, gothic arched doors, a fourth floor gallery and original mill workings. If you want to work off the calories consumed, don't forget to bring your bike, there’s some fantastic mountain biking to be enjoyed in the Surrey hills.
Cost: £3,000 for a week-stay. Available over Christmas and New Year
Further Info: www.kinghamsmill.uniquehomestays.com
Shirwell Park, Barnstaple, Devon
Festive Flavour: If you want to see in the New Year in style, then unwind in sumptuous surroundings at this breathtaking and secluded country pad. Bespoke menus, butler service and housekeeping guarantee a luxurious stay, and if you’ve been indulging a little too much, then you’ve the 160-acre estate to explore.
Cost: 6-nt New Year break at £15,295 or £12,000 for 3 nights
Further Info: www.shirwellpark.uniquehomestays.com
Bryn Manor, Llanfyllin, Wales
Festive Flavour: Perched on a small hilltop in the rolling countryside of the Welsh marshes, this Georgian manor house is a fantastic venue to welcome in the New Year. Think roaring fires and plush furnishings including four-poster beds, roll-top baths and antiques set the scene for a truly memorable stay. As the guests of Lady Linlithgow, you won’t have to lift a finger at this beautiful property; instead enjoy delicious meals created by the characteful cook of the house.
Cost: 3-night New Year stay from December 31 £5,250 plus VAT including breakfast (dinner is at an additional cost)
Further Info: www.brynmanor.uniquehomestays.com
Queen Mary’s Castle, Fife, Scotland
Festive Flavour: If you’re looking for a truly unique getaway, take exclusive hire of a 16th Century Scottish Castle. Whilst you and your friends or family indulge and enjoy, the experienced staff and a renowned chef will create a sumptuous atmosphere with all the trimmings. Hogmanay Celebrations include a Traditional Scottish dinner followed by a Scottish Ceilidh in the Drawing room, a Hogmanay Firework Display and clay pigeon shooting in the grounds of Myres on New Years Day.
Cost: New Year break at £450 pppn for a 3-nt stay.
Further Info: www.queenmaryscastle.uniquehomestays.com
Pentonwarra Beach House, Cornwall
Festive Flavour: Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves through your window at this beachside property just a stone’s throw from foodie-central Padstow.A fantastic base from which to don your walking boots and take to the coast path, once you arrive at this property, you might find it difficult to leave the comfort of your coastal haven behind.
Cost: £2,700 per week
Further Info: www.pentonwarra.uniquehomestays.com
Priors Vicarage, Warwickshire
Festive Flavour: Enjoy stylish, informal luxury and personal attention in a stunning property that simply oozes with charm, character and history. Situated in the unspoilt countryside of Priors Marston, the superb features of this magnificent property are abundant.
Sleeps: 12 adults (additional beds available for children)
Cost: £200 pppn (minimum of 8 guests) for 3 days £4800 for Christmas and New Year
Further Info: www.priorsvicarage.uniquehomestays.com
For more information contact Sarah Stanley or Jess Clark
Tel: +44(0)1637 %>