Book into a big luxury hotel and you can guarantee
it will have all the trademarks of plush accommodation all
over the world? But more and more people are looking for
somewhere a bit special to stay. Somewhere unique, that still
offers the predictable trimmings of the five-star hotels - the
quality linen, the huge comfy beds, the stylish décor, the
gourmet food and the pampering. Which is why Unique Home Stays
has hand-picked a collection of extraordinary, intimate
accommodation that offers personal service and a bit of
pizzazz in outstanding locations across the UK and overseas.
You can have a personal chef to conjure up bespoke
culinary masterpieces, or arrive to a fridge-full of fresh
local produce and fend for yourselves. So how about an
infinity pool and a view to the foothills of the Sierras; an
eco-design beach house in Australia; or a classic Moroccan
villa on the outskirts of Marrakech? Rent the entire house
exclusively for your friends and family, or choose a property
where you can just rent a room. Here is just a small selection
of our latest additions:
ALINGHI BEACH HOUSE, Agnes Water, Australia
star eco-design beach house with private king-size bedroom
pavilion overlooking the ocean.
In a gob-smacking location on the
coast of Queensland, Alinghi is a leading example of
environmentally sensitive architecture. An exotic,
contemporary hideaway with state-of-the-art-facilities,
everything in the house is ultra-modern and super
|Every room watches the beach
sunrise, the stylish living and dining areas open onto a
terrace that overhangs the ocean, and the separate
self-contained 'Bedroom Pavilion' gives romantics total
privacy. Whether you come as a group of friends, family
or a honeymoon couple, Alinghi will simply take your
How much? £2,660-£3,000 per week for the whole
pad; £450-£650 per week for the Bedroom Pavilion.
More Info: www.alinghibeachhouse.uniquehomestays.com
THE MARRAKECH VILLA, Marrakech, Morocco
or House Party accommodation in one of the world's most hip
and exotic party towns.
Relax amongst the cool, classic
architecture and stunning interiors of a Moroccan
country house with carved cedar shutters, hand-polished
plasterwork, polished stone floors and silk
|Set in a convenient, yet serene
location, the villa is staffed by a maid, a cook and a
gardener, so you won't have to lift a finger; all meals
and an abundance of luxuries are included. All six
double bedrooms are havens of style and comfort, and the
villa is set in a 4-acre walled garden with a 65-foot
swimming pool, terraces, palms and olive trees.
How much? B&B £50 pp/per night; exclusive
hire including all meals and full service for 8-12 people
£6000 per week.
More Info: www.marrakechvilla.uniquehomestays.com
UJEZD FARMHOUSE, Czech Republic
beautifully restored 17th Century Bohemian stone farmhouse
only 75-minutes from Prague.
Getaway from it all in a typical
Bohemian property with traditional stone and wood
features adorning exquisitely designed rooms. Downstairs
the former cowshed has been turned into a stunning
dining room where you can sample superb Czech cuisine
using local and homegrown produce.
|Make use of the secluded pool set
in a Japanese-style garden and explore the idyllic
National Park on the doorstep by foot, bike,
cross-country skis or husky-sledge (in winter). There
are five double bedrooms, one family suite, and a
separate converted corn-shed that sleeps four.
How much? From £49pp per night for Dinner, Bed
More Info: www.ujezdfarmhouse.uniquehomestays.com
DREAM HOUSE, Trieste, Italy
the luxury and privacy of a seafront villa nestled on the
Plunge into the swimming pool,
enjoy views over the beautiful gulf of Trieste, and
follow the steps from the villa to the rugged beach
below. There are just three elegant, spacious double
bedrooms with incredible panoramic views, luxury
ensuites and private terraces overlooking the sea.
How much? 120 per room per night from April-Oct; From Oct-April
you can let the entire house.
FINCA LA MORERA, Andalucia, Spain
the Spanish lifestyle in a luxury farmhouse in the foothills
of the Sierras de Salinas.
This beautiful 'finca' is laid out
with pure luxury in mind; spacious living areas with log
fires, large bedrooms with underfloor heating and
five-acres of terraced gardens.
|Appoint a private chef to whip up
traditional Spanish cuisine, freshly pick your own
ingredients from the fruit and vegetable garden, and
choose fine Spanish wines, sherry and Cava from the
well-stocked cellar. Take a dip in the infinity pool or
the spring-fed 'alberca', and relax in the terraced
gardens planted with lavender, rosemary and
How much? Exclusive hire from 3,000 per week
More Info: www.fincalamorera.uniquehomestays.com
PLUSH MANOR, Dorset, UK
manor that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Relax in style in a beautiful
Regency house situated in a countryside hamlet just two
hours from London. Impressive archways, pillars, and
roaring log fires welcome you into the decadent luxuries
of your setting.
|There are seven lavish bedrooms to
choose from, each oozing with luxurious comforts, and
you can make yourself at home in the rest of the house -
the library, the farmhouse kitchen, the lounge, dining
room, drawing room, patio, tennis courts and heated
indoor pool. |
How much? Exclusive hire, £6,000-£8,000 per
week; weekends from £3,500
More Info: www.plushmanor.uniquehomestays.com
MEDIEVAL MANOR, Warwickshire, UK
self-catering accommodation in a heritage-listed Medieval
Manor in the Cotswolds.
Set amidst two acres of lush
gardens, this exquisitely furnished house has five
bedrooms with king and queen-sized or four-poster beds,
old-fashioned clawfoot bathtubs, fine elm panelling and
|Relax in the sitting room, library
or study, throw lavish dinner parties in the dining room
and enjoy a large olde English style kitchen. The
property has its own tennis court, cricket pitch,
traditional knot garden, orchard, wildflower meadow and
vegetable garden. |
How much? Exclusive hire, £2550 per week;
3-night weekend breaks £1800; extra nights £550
RUTLAND TOWER, Leicestershire, UK
retreat offering a stay in the lap of absolute luxury.
Live the high life with maids,
chefs, drivers and a helicopter pad. Arrive to a
champagne and canapé reception, relax by the log fires,
and retire to generous-sized bedrooms where Molton Brown
toiletries wait by the roll-top baths.
|There's underfloor heating, a
country-style kitchen, a home cinema, formal and
informal lounges, dining room, snooker room and
gymnasium. But wait for it... the best bit is the
indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.
How much? Exclusive hire from £2400 per
weekend, £3995 per week.
More Info: www.rutlandtower.uniquehomestays.com
For More Information Contact:
Tel: +44(0)1637 881183
This is a small selection of our
unique home stays. 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, France and the Czech
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Launched in 2001, Unique Home Stays
offers the crème de la crème 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.