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Unique Home Stays


APRIL 2008 


Open the doors of your property to discerning guests looking for a unique getaway and cash in on your hidden treasure

Do you have a fabulous home you don’t use year-round? A plush weekend pad, a country manor, a rock star villa overseas, or perhaps a beach house in Cornwall or Bermuda? Have you inherited a grand country pile that might prove profitable if you opened its doors to paying guests? Unique Home Stays is currently on the hunt for magnificent properties to add to its hugely successful Exclusive Hire property portfolio. No ordinary accommodation company to hand your keys over to, Unique Home Stays hires out your property on your timescales, and taps into the top-end of the market to find the sort of guests to suit the calibre of your special home.

Just one of the many things that sets Unique Home Stays apart from run-of-the-mill agencies is that we appreciate that your property is ‘one of a kind’, primarily your home, and that it is likely that there are going to be set times of the year when you might consider renting your property, and times when you are in residence. That’s why we work to your requirements; if you want your lovely home to be let just for Christmas and New Year, that’s fine with us. Just looking for weekend or school holiday rentals? No problem at all. The perfect country pad squirreled away in a peaceful hamlet in Dorset, Regency Manor has a large indoor pool, open-air tennis courts and an 18th century church on site, and although a popular property year-round, UHS lets the property on just a handful of occasions annually when the family is not in residence.

We’re not asking you leave us the keys every time you head off on an extended shopping trip, just when it suits you. Alex Charles, owner of Scudamore Court, a 14th Century Hall in Wiltshire acquired his property as a weekend pad to use at his leisure. Finding he didn’t spend as much time there as he would have liked, Alex decided to let the house out through Unique Home Stays for the times when he’s not at home. With its ornate gardens, six bedrooms decked out in sumptuous décor, and historic architectural detail, Scudamore Court ticks the boxes of a classic UHS property ideal for an elegant house party with friends.

So whether you’ve inherited or bought a country pile, inviting paying guests – even a handful of times each year – is a sensible way of raising funds to keep it looking pristine inside and out. Swinbrook Manor in Oxfordshire is fully-staffed year-round, so renting out the property on an exclusive hire basis covers staffing costs when the owners aren’t using the property themselves. And while renting out your home will easily pay for your staff and your holiday elsewhere, it’s not just about making additional income. The exclusive hire of your home is a fabulous way to show off your home to discerning guests who, like you, appreciate the finer things in life.

But what are we looking for in a Unique Home Stay? As our name suggests, we’re looking for an alternative to run-of-the-mill holiday houses, the properties that we market really do have to have the wow factor. Your home might be of architectural interest; be historically fascinating, ensconced in breathtaking grounds, be a contemporary and minimalist haven, or a rustic country farmhouse. We don’t have a list of tick boxes when it comes to what quantifies a Unique Home Stay, but we do know it when we see it and that is why every Unique Home Stays member is visited prior to coming on board to ensure that it fits the ‘unique’ bill.

So, if you have an amazing manor house or breathtaking coastal holiday pad; get in touch with us at UHS to see whether you could cash in on its hidden treasure. We will arrange a personal inspection and market your property simply for the dates that it is available. And while the right sort of clients take a break in your special home, you can enjoy the profits and wing your way to anywhere in the world you fancy.

And if you are a potential guest looking to stay in a fantastic Unique Home Stays property; simply visit us at for holiday inspiration.

For more information contact Sarah Stanley or Jess Clark
Tel: +44(0)1637 881942


* 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 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.