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Below are a selection of features in which Firefly has appeared. If you require any additional information on the property with a view to featuring in an editorial capacity, please contact Francesca Reed on +44 (0)1637 882049 or complete an image bank request

5 Style Shortcuts to Get the Raw and Rustic Look

5 Style Shortcuts to Get the Raw and Rustic Look

The modern raw and rustic look differs from its more conservative counterpart, traditional country, in that it combines natural materials with a rough and ready industrial edge. Distressed woods, exposed brickwork, unpainted plaster and copper piping can all play a part. Take a peek at these ideas for inspiration...

23 Quirky Places to Stay in the UK for the Perfect Staycation

23 Quirky Places to Stay in the UK for the Perfect Staycation

So-called ´Staycations´ have risen in popularity in the last year or so. And while there are plenty of beautiful locations to see, it´s often the accommodation that can make or break your trip.

7 English Cottages to Rent this Summer

7 English Cottages to Rent this Summer

Often, some of the most relaxing holidays are the ones that involve very little travel. This summer, instead of packing up and hopping on a 12-hour flight, why not try something a little closer to home? Here are 7 luxury cottages for you to rent this summer – enjoy.

Our First Holiday as a Family

Our First Holiday as a Family

A couple of weeks ago I felt ready to slowly emerge from the baby bubble and get back into the real world by taking our first trip away to celebrate my first Mother’s day. We were invited to stay at one of the many beautiful homes managed by Unique Home Stays in the magical wooden cabin, Firefly, located in a small hamlet in Cornwall.

Rustic Firefly Cabin Old Style Living Meets Modern Day

Rustic Firefly Cabin Old Style Living Meets Modern Day

This romantic cabin is nestled in a secluded area in the Cornish countryside … courtesy of Unique Home Stays. The bedroom is cosy, with a faux fur pelt on the bed, and emanates the simplicity of old times.

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

With Christmas a distant memory, hedgerows peppered with snow drops and the sight of lambs frolicking in the fields beyond, this can only mean one thing – winter is finally over! After what feels like an age of icy windscreens, numb toes and lots of puddle-dodging, spring is upon us and we couldn’t be happier.

10 Enchanting Modern-Rustic Bedrooms

10 Enchanting Modern-Rustic Bedrooms

Give your sleep space a modern rustic look by celebrating the natural architecture of the room and adding stripped-back materials, unfinished woods and global-inspired textiles. Check out these 10 beautiful bedrooms for some inspiration.

What Will 2017’s Most Popular Trends Be? Ask a Design Blogger

What Will 2017’s Most Popular Trends Be? Ask a Design Blogger

Here at Houzz, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to images of beautiful homes, freshly made-over, renovated, restyled and uploaded to the site. Combine this insider knowledge with trend tips from some of the most design-obsessed – and popular – homes bloggers out there and you’ll get a pretty good steer about what we’re going to be doing to our own houses throughout the year.

Firefly Cabin in Cornwall

Firefly Cabin in Cornwall

If you love housing that incorporates nature into its design then take a tour around Firefly, a wood cabin set in the beautiful Cornish countryside.

9 Luxury Cabin Alternatives to Soho Farmhouse

9 Luxury Cabin Alternatives to Soho Farmhouse

A powerful urge to get away from it all hits most of us at this time of year. With grey, cold days, continuing rail strikes and the exhaustion of 2016, we could all do with escaping to a more simple existence in our own little rural hideaway far away from the madness of the metropolis - call it the Soho Farmhouse-effect.

The Perfect Woodcutter Cabin Interior

The Perfect Woodcutter Cabin Interior

Winding through North Cornwall’s country lanes, discover this authentic woodcutter’s cabin tucked away in a hidden corner of Trebudannon, a tiny rural hamlet of sweet cottages and farmland near Mawgan Porth.

Escape Christmas

Escape Christmas

From watching nostalgic films to endless Monopoly marathons and ‘quality time’ spent with your nearest and dearest, for many of us the festive season can all get a bit too much. So if you’re not a tinsel loving, chestnut-cracking, November present wrapper, then escape the Christmas-come-early brigade with a bolthole break that affords you room to breathe and prepare for the festivities ahead.

Midsummer Escapes

Midsummer Escapes

Discover this earthy wild beauty named Firefly located in the beautiful countryside of Cornwall. Time does not play a role here. When observing dragonflies hovering over the water everyday worries are easily forgotten.

Wooden Hut with Rustic Charm

Wooden Hut with Rustic Charm

The whole cottage is made of wood creating an overwhelming sense of country chic. Wood creates warmth and has been used on the ceiling, walls and decoratively throughout the house.

Tiny Rough-Luxe Homes to Inspire

Tiny Rough-Luxe Homes to Inspire

Stay within the Cornish rose garden that inspired Rosamunde Pilchard, this cabin in the countryside is an idyllic getaway for two.

Its a Dog´s Life

Its a Dog´s Life

Sometimes you just want the place to yourselves. Unique Home Stays offers luxury dog-friendly venues across the UK, where you and the whole gang can really make yourselves at home.

Firefly, The Ultimate Hideaway Cabin

Firefly, The Ultimate Hideaway Cabin

This unique luxury self-catering cottage retreat for couples has an outside fire and large barn doors that open out onto the deck; an intriguing home where clever craftsmanship meets huntsman´s lair. Inside you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen, an open fire, a deep velvet sofa strewn with fur atop a thick crochet rug, and shelves stacked with vintage books, trinkets and woodland treasures.

10 Modern Rustic-style Kitchens on Houzz

10 Modern Rustic-style Kitchens on Houzz

Modern rustic style takes its cue from charming country interiors where wood is the key material. For kitchens, this means tons of texture and a handcrafted feel, but without fiddly detailing or dated finishes. Instead, shapes are clean and timber appears unadorned (even if lots of techniques have been used to get a fashionably aged effect). Have a gander at these 10 tempting examples and see if modern rustic style is right for your contemporary cook space.

Behind The Scenes with Celtic and Co at Firefly

Behind The Scenes with Celtic and Co at Firefly

Shooting an Autumn catalogue during Spring, is always a challenge for us at Celtic. Not only can the weather can be unpredictable and changeable here in Cornwall - but everything about the location of the shoot needs to scream of the season we are trying to emulate, Firefly by Unique Home Stays was the perfect fit.

Do One Thing Well

Do One Thing Well

Some products, some services, some experiences are just right. It’s hard to know how to make them simpler, more beautiful or more useful. They bring together innovation, tradition, and a little design, to make something that is just right. This list was put together by Hiut Denim Co. to celebrate those who decide to ‘Do One Thing Well’, which it turns out is a pretty hard thing to achieve.

This Rustic Cabin Was Once Home To Three Little Pigs

This Rustic Cabin Was Once Home To Three Little Pigs

This luxury holiday home in Cornwall is one of a kind. Winding through North Cornwall’s country lanes, discover this authentic woodcutter’s cabin tucked away in a hidden corner of Trebudannon, Firefly is a macrocarpa timber-clad shack with a warm, weathered finish.

Escape To... a Digital Detox Retreat

Escape To... a Digital Detox Retreat

Get ready to say goodbye to all of your digital technology

Leave the Phone at Home: Five Digital Detox Retreats in Europe

Leave the Phone at Home: Five Digital Detox Retreats in Europe

If you´re in desperate need of a break from all your tech devices, we have rounded up five European digital detox retreats where you can fully switch off.

A Rustic Retreat With A Charming Wooden Terrace

A Rustic Retreat With A Charming Wooden Terrace

Firefly is like a scene from a fairy tale film. This wooden cabin in Cornwall, UK has been created with every detail thought of.

Beautiful Holiday Homes

Beautiful Holiday Homes

From nautical interiors to rustic exteriors, here is a selection of the UK´s best beach huts.

Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart

Firefly´s owners sought out natural materials from local stone to Cornish slate and salvaged scaffold boards. This unique home includes a deck for outdoor living, with a barbecue fireplace built into the tall chimney.

Get Ready To Fall In Love With This Gloriously Rustic Tiny Cabin

Get Ready To Fall In Love With This Gloriously Rustic Tiny Cabin

If you´ve been dreaming of hopping on a plane and heading off on a relaxing getaway, then look no further than this beautifully rustic cabin found in a hidden corner of Trebudannon, UK.

A Look Inside This Rustic Handmade Home

A Look Inside This Rustic Handmade Home

Firefly is located near Mawgan Porth, in Cornwall. It is perfect for those who love the countryside, rustic style and being immersed in nature.

Firefly; Woodcutters Cabin in Cornwall, UK

Firefly; Woodcutters Cabin in Cornwall, UK

Firefly is a rustic self-catering woodcutter’s cabin near Mawgan Porth offering a fully natural environment for an “into the wild” experience. A perfect weekend getaway from the city noise to beautiful country atmosphere. Wildflowers and a natural swimming pond finish the back-to-nature appeal of this amazing place for solo travellers or weekend couples.

The Rustic and Romantic

The Rustic and Romantic

Tucked away in the Cornish countryside, an old carpenter’s workshop offers a unique setting for a romantic getaway. Well, Firefly cabin is actually a recent build but it was designed to have the timeworn patina and rough charm of a century-old woodshop. The rustic ambience coaxes you back to a simpler time when most goods were still produced by han

Our Favourite Creative Headboards

Our Favourite Creative Headboards

A creative headboard is the icing on the cake for any bedroom! Choose your favourite among these examples...

A Charming Rustic Cabin

A Charming Rustic Cabin

Winding through North Cornwall’s country lanes, discover this authentic woodcutter’s cabin tucked away in a hidden corner of Trebudannon, a tiny rural hamlet of sweet cottages and farmland near Mawgan Porth.

Design Trend: Modern Rustic

Design Trend: Modern Rustic

French interior design blogger Damask and Dentelle rounds up the best in rustic luxury, featuring Firefly.

Our Firefly Experience

Our Firefly Experience

Having already stated our live feedback in the leather bound log book nestled in the bureau in the living room, we also wanted to write you this. Having provided daily support for the most iconic and established central London Hotels for some time now, we tell you this without agenda.

We Took a Trip to the English Seaside

We Took a Trip to the English Seaside

This autumn, my other half asked me if I’d like to go and stay at this ‘woodcutter’s cabin’ in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall with him. That was an easy question to answer. The photos of Firefly looked lovely and I definitely wanted to see it with my own eyes...

Ultimate Rough-Luxe Hideaway Cabin in Cornwall, UK

Ultimate Rough-Luxe Hideaway Cabin in Cornwall, UK

Firefly is a self-catering woodcutter’s cabin offering an earthy experience for those looking for a solo or romantic escape, located near Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. With charming rustic details, this vacation retreat was designed by its owners as an eventual retirement home, but currently being offered for those looking for a unique ‘into the wild’ experience.

Unique Home Stays: How To Enjoy a Holiday With All the Trimmings

Unique Home Stays: How To Enjoy a Holiday With All the Trimmings

For an excellent alternative to the classic hotel, try one of Unique Home Stays countless lovely destinations throughout the UK.

Escape to This Idyllic Rural Retreat

Escape to This Idyllic Rural Retreat

This wooden retreat will delight all who dream of living in the country surrounded by beautiful nature, and it even comes complete with a natural swimming pond.

A Cottage Inspired by the Wild West

A Cottage Inspired by the Wild West

With its rustic wooden beams, corrugated ceiling and back-to-basics fittings, this Cornish cottage makes frontier-style ultra chic.

The English Countryside’s New Breed of Bucolic Retreats

The English Countryside’s New Breed of Bucolic Retreats

Gone are the days when Downtonesque grandeur was the only option for a stay in the English countryside. A surprisingly diverse new breed of bucolic retreats — from upscale woodcutter’s cabins to remodeled pig shelters — are reinventing down-on-the-farm hospitality.

A Rustic Retreat by the Sea

A Rustic Retreat by the Sea

Ok, so I’m a little obsessed with this old woodcutter’s cabin that is currently available for rent via Unique Home Stays. Rustic it may be, but it is not without its little luxuries.

Fall in love with this beautiful wooden house

Fall in love with this beautiful wooden house

Hidden in a picturesque hamlet in North Cornwall sits a beautiful wooden house with plenty of rustic charm.

A Perfect Countryside Getaway

A Perfect Countryside Getaway

Looking for a perfect getaway in the British country side? Then I have found one for you! Firefly is an authentic woodcutter’s cabin near Mawgan Porth, Cornwall...

A Fantastic Wood Cabin in the Cornish Countryside

A Fantastic Wood Cabin in the Cornish Countryside

This charming cabin nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside is the perfect retreat for two.

Beautiful Honeymoon Destinations in the UK

Beautiful Honeymoon Destinations in the UK

Firefly in Cornwall is the most picturesque honeymoon destination out there. Forget the Maldives, there’s nowhere as charming as this intriguing woodcutter’s cabin located close to Mawgan Porth.

So This Is What Living in a Pigsty Looks Like!

So This Is What Living in a Pigsty Looks Like!

This exquisite Cornish hideaway was once a stable that housed two pigs. Not any more, says Oliver Stallwood

Become a Unique Home Stays Property Owner

Become a Unique Home Stays Property Owner

With the British summer underway, what do you have in store for your grand getaway this year? Tennis marathons at Honeystone Manor, seaside picnics at Artists´ Beach House? Or perhaps it´s swimming in Eirianfa´s moonlit lake followed by fireside stories.

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