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Below are a selection of features in which Peacock Blue 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

Banish the Beige and Make Space for Metallics

Banish the Beige and Make Space for Metallics

There´s nothing wrong with playing it safe and focusing your décor scheme around neutrals. Don’t opt for any old neutrals however - be bold and banish the beige, instead choosing metallics branded the ‘new neutrals’ by the likes of Elle Décor. Read on to discover homes that have fully embraced the trend.

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

The occasional chair: as the name suggests, not an entirely essential home furnishing. But if there’s one piece that can transform a living space from standard to statement then it’s one of these. Here’s a selection of Unique Home Stays showing how it’s done best.

A Stylish Retreat from Unique Home Stays in the Wilds of Dartmoor

A Stylish Retreat from Unique Home Stays in the Wilds of Dartmoor

It´s safe to say that as you wind down the lane which leads to Peacock Blue, slowing to pass wild ponies on the way, you have little idea of what awaits ahead. Situated deep in Dartmoor National Park, at the heart of this most rugged and dramatic landscape, a former farmstead has been transformed by its interior designer owner into an unbelievably chic retreat.

In The Middle Of Nowhere

In The Middle Of Nowhere

Ina Volkmer discovers her new favourite place, full of colour and magic. In the heart of Dartmoor National Park lies a sublime self-catering abode named Peacock Blue; the haute design and stylish interiors of which wouldn´t look out of place in the trendier purlieus of London or Berlin.

10 Beautiful Rooms

10 Beautiful Rooms

Last week someone contacted me to say they had seen a copy of my book in the pictures advertising a cottage on Unique Home Stays. Now even I’m not suggesting you would choose your holiday based on the reading matter in the cottage but I was thrilled to see it used as a styling prop and went off for a closer look.

The Style Council

The Style Council

There is compatible coupling and then there are collaborative and utterly complementary pairings. Siobhan and Mat Hayles have forged two businesses that make the very best of their keen eyes for design and complement each other perfectly.

Nesting Instinct

Nesting Instinct

Inspired by the peacock roosting in their derelict Dartmoor barn, Siobhan and Mat Hayles converted the granite farm building and injected the interior with dramatic flashes of iridescent colour.

Through the Keyhole

Through the Keyhole

The phrase ‘labour of love’ was invented for a Dartmoor couple’s stunning home. Chrissy Harris visits them to see why all the hard work and heartache was worthwhile...

Peacockish Interiors

Peacockish Interiors

We talk to Siobhan Hayles, interior designer and owner of Peacock Blue, on the unique design and renovation process behind her exquisite Dartmoor holiday home.

How to Choose and Install a Wood-burning Stove

How to Choose and Install a Wood-burning Stove

Good-looking and efficient, wood-burners are a smart choice for almost any home, but what do you need to know before you splash your cash?

How to Treat Your Home to a January Health Kick

How to Treat Your Home to a January Health Kick

Zingy colours and original designs are guaranteed to set your pulse racing and raise your home’s heart rate, which is just the job for boosting health and wellbeing.

Nesting Instinct

Nesting Instinct

Inspired by the peacock roosting in their derelict Dartmoor barn, Siobhan and Mat Hayles converted the granite farm building and injected the interior with dramatic flashes of iridescent colour.

Unique Pet-Friendly Escapes

Unique Pet-Friendly Escapes

What better time than Autumn for a UK staycation with your canine companion? The holiday crowds retire home, many beaches lift their dog ban and the woody air is ripe for exploration!

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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