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March 2007   






Nobody really wants to go abroad and find themselves in a place that's just like home. Which is why Unique Home Stays' collection of overseas properties consists of extraordinary, unusual and unique places to stay. Yet with stunning locations, superb hospitality and luxurious trimmings, you can't help but make yourself at home away from home. From Europe to Africa, Asia and Australasia, we have exclusive properties for private hire, family retreats and romantic hideaways. Here is a taste of what's on offer:


LE MACASSAR: An Art Deco mansion in France
Where? Corbie (Amiens), The Somme, France (1.5 hrs from Paris and Calais)
Sleeps? 2-12

Sink into the arms of a lavish art deco mansion and the heart of French living. Situated in the town square of Corbie, La Macassar boasts an elegant atmosphere surrounded by the quintessential character of Northern France

Having been carefully restored in the 1920's and 1930's, the art deco and art nouveau interior is adorned with period arts and antiques, creating a decadent ambience expertly brushed with modern touches. Lap up the atmosphere over a glass of French wine or champagne, relax over a game of French billiards and pamper yourself in the marble bathrooms.

How much? From 145 - 225 per room inclusive of indulgent breakfast and evening aperitifs.
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EL MOLINO DEL CONDE: A beautifully restored Andalucian Mill
Malaga, Andcalucia, Spain
Sleeps? 8-20

A world away from Malaga's busier tourist hives, this large country 'cortijo' (farmhouse) is nestled amongst the tranquil hills and olive groves of Andalucia. 

El Molino retains the character of an old whitewashed mill and its historic and literary links hark back to the 17th Century; but inside it has been updated with the sort of creature comforts expected of modern luxury accommodation. Amidst the lush grounds bordered by a stream, you will find sun terraces, a swimming pool, a vine-covered courtyard and acres brimming with the likes of figs, almonds and pomegranates. With nine sumptuous bedrooms spread across three areas of the mill, you can rent just one part or the whole pad.

How much? From £1,950 - £3,100 per week, exclusive use for the entire property
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CASA JULIO VERNE: A boutique guesthouse where the Med meets the Atlantic
San Roque, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain
Sleeps? 2-7

Situated in the whitewashed village of San Roque, this typical Andalucian townhouse has been tastefully converted into a boutique guesthouse. 

Enjoy a blend of stylish and contemporary accommodation with traditional Spanish trimmings, and kick back on the roof terrace where you can enjoy a sundowner with a breathtaking view over the Gibraltar Straits to Morocco. Make yourself at home in one of the elegant suites - the enormous Nemo Suite is the favourite with its high beamed ceilings, log-burning stove and double Jacuzzi.

How much? From 85 - 105 per room, minimum two night stay (three nights during August)
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LA PETITE PROVIDENCE: A colonial cottage on a boutique wine farm
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
Sleeps? 4

Not in France as the name suggests, this little gem is situated on a boutique wine farm on South Africa's Western Cape. Experience the superior wine region and landscapes of Franschhoek whilst staying in regal style. 

With just two bedrooms decorated with rich tapestry and artworks, the luxury cottage comes with a private pool and boasts views over the Franschhoek Valley surrounded by the Middagkrans Mountains.

How much? From R750.00pppn (4 sharing) - R1250.00pppn (2 sharing). Minimum 2-night stay.
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KINSALE HOUSE: An 18th Century Georgian Country Lodge
Kinsale, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Sleeps? 16-32

Just 20 minutes from Cork airport, Kinsale House is set amidst beautiful woodland overlooking the Bandon River. Built in 1791 and renovated over the last 3 years, this stylish residence blends 21st Century comforts with old world charm. 

No two rooms are alike, and each of fourteen bedrooms is adorned with an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings. A historical and unique abode, Kinsale House is available for exclusive hire only.

How much? From 300.00 per room per night including breakfast (min occupancy 8 rooms)
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GRAND OAK MANOR: A secluded retreat in the Himalayas
Uttaranchal, Himalayas, India
Sleeps? 2 to 28

Once used exclusively by the British that colonised India, Grand Oak Manor has played host to a succession of luminaries and famous people. 

Tasteful décor and a historic ambience is coloured by colonial lithographs, picturesque shots of the region and glowing log fires. Unwind on private balconies and indulge in the rare and sumptuous Kumaoni cuisine; but the enchantment of the place comes alive under the starry skies of this remote mountainous setting.

How much? From £65.00 per room, full board
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CORTE ARMONICA: A beautifully designed villa in the Tuscan hills
Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy
Sleeps? 2 to 8

A rare example of modern architecture designed by the famous Pietro Porcinai in 1964, Corte Armonica overlooks Florence from its location in Fiesole's hills. 

Renovated according to the principles of Feng Shui, every corner of this retreat has been carefully thought out to reflect well-being, beauty and relaxation. Using antique furniture and far eastern objects, your host Elisa has created an oasis of beauty thoughtfully equipped with all mod cons. Light floods the rooms, the orchard bears fresh fruit to be enjoyed by the pool, and a sumptuous breakfast is created from fresh organic produce plucked from the gardens.

How much? From 90 per room per night including organic breakfast.
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For More Information Contact:
Sarah Stanley
Tel:  +44(0)1637 881183




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, France and the Czech Republic.


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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.





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