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Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous clients have said about Elysian below:

We had an absolutely lovely time. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. Perfect location for exploring North and South coast as well as the local area. The Aga was fun to use, we ate a few times in the cottage, however we did also eat at the Manor Arms. Their food was lovely and they were very friendly. We are looking forward to using Unique Home Stays again.

Thanks so much for the lovely honeymoon stay! We had adventures at the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. What a beautiful place to come back and relax in after a day of adventuring. We so appreciated this beautiful place, as well as Jane´s thoughtfulness and preparation for us.

Thank you for a fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage. We had all kinds of weather in three days from snow to glorious sunshine! This perfect cottage made for a perfect stay.

We had such a wonderful stay at Elysian. Perfect place for us girls to enjoy Cornwall and all it has to offer. We cooked here every day and loved the Aga! Thank you for a beautiful stay.

Thank you for a fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage. We had all kinds of weather from snow to glorious sunshine! The perfect cottage made for a perfect stay.

From the moment we walked through the door with the warm welcome we received from Jane, we knew we had arrived at a very special place. The extremely generous hamper was bulging with delicious and thoughtfully chosen goodies and together with the home-baked scones made a yummy feast! Walks from the door, woodland trails down to the river and everything you need - the cottage provided everything beautifully. We hope to be back one day soon.

It is safe to say that we have found a truly special place. We have fallen in love with Elysian and its rustic charm. From exploring the local trails through the woodland to evenings spent by the fire, hunting down traditional Cornish pasties, enjoying regular lie ins and simply sitting taking in the silence; we loved every moment spent in this beautiful place! If you have a special occasion we highly recommend Paul Ainsworths in Padstow! Thanks to all at Unique Home Stays for a week will remember fondly.

Just a quick note to say how much mum, Claudia and I enjoyed our weekend at Elysian and how much we loved the cottage! The decor is poetic - the upstairs room looks like a stage set for a play about a Victorian enthusiast of natural history. You’ve done a wonderful job - it feels a very special place.

Thank you so much for a wonderful mini-break in Elysian. We wish we could have stayed longer, but it was just long enough to relax and unwind. Beautiful countryside and beaches and a marvellous lunch at The Springer Spaniel. I even managed to cook my first ever beef stew in the Aga! Many thanks for being so wonderfully welcoming.

A beautiful hideaway which is peaceful and relaxing with everything you could need.

We enjoyed the beautiful views and grounds of Elysian. It was very cosy and would make an adorable writer´s retreat. Our dog adored the secret garden. We loved the welcome hamper and ready-to-light wood stove. Wonderful stay all in all.

Everything was perfect! Elysian was well-appointed and the hamper was a lovely addition. Thank you to Jane the house-keeper who went above and beyond to look after us.

Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home. Everything has been relaxing, comfortable, peaceful and just perfect! Thank you to Jane for making us feel very welcome and for all the wonderful goodies. I think from all the Unique Home Stays properties we have stayed in so far this has been our favourite. We look forward to returning soon.

An enchanting cottage in such a peaceful location, just the sound of birdsong and the occasional clip-clopping of horses hooves was perfect. We would recommend Harlyn Cove on the North Coast for a beautiful, sandy dog-friendly beach. The Springier Spaniel Pub, owned by the winner of Masterchef 2012, (it is best to book a table) does wonderful food and great puddings if you have a sweet tooth. Rick Steins in Padstow is definitely worth a visit too. This is our second stay with Unique Home Stays and we will definitely be back. The homes are so special and you think of everything. Just marvelous, thank you.

Wow! We cannot thank you enough for making our stay so beautifully peaceful, just as we had imagined. You really have thought of every last detail to ensure your guests have the best stay! Reading in the summer house and drinking wine by the log fire were a particular favourite. Thank you for the hamper, we shall use it for many more trips and what a great way for us to remember Elysian. We will definitely be back.

What a beautiful place! Never have we stayed anywhere so peaceful. A perfect house to explore Cornwall. Thank you for the bread and scones - they didn´t last long! Elysian is a fantastic cottage, thank you.

We have had the best weather ever and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elysian. Recommend cycling ´The camel Trail´ - Wadebridge to Padstow (a very easy 5 mile trip that can be made more of a day out, but a more challenging one if you get the ferry from Padstow and circle back to Wadebridge). A visit to the Camel Vineyard on a guided tour with wine tasting was great value for money and very enjoyable as well. We enjoyed a great coastal walk from Bossiney to Rocky Valley (short but steep) to some lovely secret beaches. We could not fault the cottage, thank you. P.s. Springer Spaniel is definitely worth a visit too for the exciting puddings!

We Loved our stay here. Highly recommend Elysian to anyone who´s looking for a peaceful relaxing stay in the countryside. We had everything we needed and more... all the little touches made our stay even more amazing. We will be back again for sure. P.s. The walks around here are beautiful!

Elysian was absolutely lovely. It was very relaxing and cosy but with all the mod cons. The sun came out and it was so peaceful. For trips we recommend Seaton Beach (dog friendly), The Springer Spaniel Pub for good food and Boscastle village.

Elysian is a true sanctuary. From the moment we arrived we slipped straight into relaxation mode. Awaking to birdsong really is quite special when used to city living, and the surrounding countryside walks are just beautiful.The cottage is in a lovely spot, hidden away from all life´s stresses but yet not far from the conveniences if you need them. Thank you for giving us this little piece of heaven! It was perfect for a spring break, with the fire and Aga and all the interesting furnishings, all we needed was a big snowfall so we could stay forever!

We had such a relaxing time, ELysian is a beautiful and cosy cottage hidden away in a wonderfully peaceful location. We had the perfect holiday; all we wanted to do was sit inside by the fire with a glass of wine or outside in the garden and listen to the birds - Elysian provided all of this and more!

Wow! Elysian really is a stunning moorland cottage, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to enjoy your hidden hideaway in its idyllic location. I loved the attention to detail; the flowers, the scented candles and farm shop goodies. We didn’t do as much sightseeing as I thought we would because we were too content in the cottage and the gardens whiling the days away reading and relaxing. It has been my favourite UK break to date!

Thank you for allowing us to share your unique and magical home. We loved the interiors - so calming and restful. It really is a small slice of heaven. From the rugged moorlands to the peaceful pretty gardens, the lovely farm shop with local food and the warm welcome from Jane the housekeeper, it has left us with wonderful memories we shall treasure for a long time. A truly memorable holiday!


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