Guest Reviews & Testimonials
What it's really like to stay at a Unique Home Stays property? Don't just take our word for it... Read what previous clients have said about Unique Home Stays
Congratulations. I have never experienced this kind of outstanding professionalism before when booking for holiday accommodation! Excellent internet presence, perfect communication, perfect property guide and driving direction. Great hosts and a lovely holiday home gorgeously furnished and equipped with all one needs away from home.
What a wonderful place to chill! We love the house, the flowers in every room, the welcome hamper with another hamper for buster and then incredible views! We have spent hours relaxing here, watching the constantly changing sea. The weather has been a little mixed this week but we have seen a few spectacular sunsets. We´ve had some lovely meals this week but the Sunday lunch at Finnygook, Crafthole is well worth a mention. We have had a great time exploring this part of Cornwall and we would definitely like to return in the future. Thanks for everything!
A wonderful location, a wonderful view, fantastic weather and a really fantastic place to unwind, relax and totally recharge our batteries. Having stayed in a lot of self- catering accommodation in Cornwall, this has to be the most well equipped and you have thought of everything- Thank you! A beautiful week.
We have had a lovely, restful week at The Fable. We´ve loved the cottage, which lived up to all of our expectations. All the extra touches makes the difference from Kim´s fantastic scones, the welcome hamper, even dog bowls and a bed for our Molly who also loved it here and exploring the gardens especially. Thank you!
We have stayed in a number of your properties and each one has been superb and has had something special (unique) about it, making it difficult to choose an actual favourite. I think the one thing that means the most to us now, is the knowledge and therefore, peace of mind, that we know it is ´going to be good´! We can look forward to our holiday without any apprehension. We would love for you to have properties in France, so we could name that same trip, with that same peace of mind!
After travelling around Cornwall in the week prior to our stay The Little Charcuterie really made us feel like we had arrived for the special part of our holiday. The owners were amazing, with clear style and vision and a wonderful family set up. The property was very secluded and away from the rest of the village, the owners were extremely friendly, whilst providing us with all the space we needed to feel like The Little Charcuterie was really ´ours´ for the holiday! The beautiful photographs of the property on the website, amazingly still didn´t do it justice! If you think the photographs have cleverly been taken to create space and illusion, they haven´t - we were pleasantly surprised by the openness of the building and the outside area. The building is detached from the nearby properties and cleverly set out so you are not overlooking other buildings. We would love to come and experience The Little Charcuterie again in the winter, although we would miss the G and T on the Sundowner!
Sojourn was a lovely cottage with a beautiful and private garden. The cottage was furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard and we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage had a lovely homely feel and was extremely comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast in the garden on a few mornings and enjoyed lazy afternoons on the loungers.
Four friends enjoyed a lovely midweek getaway at the delightfully unique The Riddle. The cottage was like stepping back in time combined with all the items we need for a luxury mini-break plus some lovely surprises and treats! The location is perfect for walks, local sights & landmarks are only a short drive away. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend The Riddle and this spectacular part of Dartmoor.
Now that our group is back in the States, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, Paul, Jo, and all of the Unique Home Stays crew for your part in making our stay at The Parsonage such a wonderful experience. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime trip for all of us. The property looked fantastic just from the pictures on your website – but those pictures, as good as they are, don’t do justice to how beautiful the house and grounds really are. We all felt genuine regret at leaving, and that’s the truest sign of a great holiday. We all agreed that we would love to come back to The Parsonage one day. Again, we appreciate how responsive everyone in your group was during our stay, and we look forward to another opportunity to use your company in the future.
We have just returned from a wonderful week at The Parsonage in Worcestershire. It´s a truly wonderful, elegant house with sumptuous furnishings and fabrics and so comfortable. Our guests had a fantastic time which culminated in a celebratory dinner party in the elegant dining room with catering provided by the recommended Chef4u company. The whole experience from booking to arrival was efficiently dealt with by Unique Home Stays - hopefully we will be back!
It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with Unique Home Stays; your customer service is excellent. The property was gorgeous, well appointed and maintained. Our stay was idyllic and we have recommended you and The Edge to friends, family and colleagues.I hope to be able to book with you again in the near future!
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at The Find, one of Unique Home Stays amazing properties. To say we were ´wowed´ is an understatement. Every detail had been thought through. You are the most professional holiday let company we have ever dealt with- proactive, helpful and totally organised. You made our stay very easy and the welcome hamper was an added bonus. We will be back!
I have just returned from a short break at one of Unique Home Stays cottages, Twelve Penny Barn in Devon. This has got to be one of the best cottages I have stayed in and I want to say how easy it was to book from start to finish. Unique Home Stays is by far the best holiday let company I have dealt with. The attention to detail was exceptional and everything provided was by far the best, even the photos of the property were exactly how it was. I shall be using you again for future holidays that require that extra special touch.
Both the property and Unique Home Stays are excellent and we have already recommended both to a number of people. You are the most professional holiday let company we have ever dealt with. You thought of everything and anticipated all our needs. It was wonderful to receive all your timely emails to ensure we were fully prepared for our break and nothing was overlooked.
Just returned from a fabulous stay at ´The Find´ one of Unique Home Stays´ amazing properties. To say we were ´wowed´ is an understatement. Every detail had been thought through. The most professional holiday let company we have ever dealt with - pro active, helpful and totally organised. You made our stay very easy and the welcome hamper was an added bonus. We will be back!!
We are looking forward to our stay at Aphrodite and the Creekside Boathouse. We just wanted to compliment you on your website. It is perfect. We’ve rented many times and rent our own second home in California when we’re not there, so we’ve perused many rental companies. From the layout, photography, information and followup team, it is second to none.
I would really just like to thank the Unique Home Stays team, Jan and Chris for the lovely stay in The Little Charcuterie this weekend. We had a lovely time. The cottage was beautiful, really well presented, clean and very sweet, and it is exactly how it is advertised on the Unique Home Stays website. Jan and Chris were really welcoming and the cottage is in a beautiful location. The welcoming hamper was lovely and the homemade scones and fresh eggs were delicious. I will be recommending Unique Home Stays to my friends and family and I hope to be using your service again soon.
We absolutely loved The Herringbone and the location of it. It was just perfect! The view from the windows were everything we had hoped to find in a little village in Cornwall. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the living area was lovely. The shower was incredible to stand under and I mentioned on more than one occasion that I want one in our bathroom in Sydney. We were greeted upon arrival by "Wallace", the owners´ cat - who was very cute indeed and ended up substituting for my own cat who was at home. The welcome hamper was delicious and we enjoyed everything that was provided - especially the scones, clotted cream and jam upon our arrival as it was late and we were very hungry. On our last day we met the owner and she was lovely, we had a long friendly chat, which was very nice indeed. For your information we came across your organisation through watching a TV show which was shown in Sydney about Cornwall starring Caroline Quentin. We were not aware of Unique Home Stays until then, hence our search on the net found you and the adorable Mousehole home "The Herringbone". Our stay in Cornwall was perfect in every way; the weather was lovely, the people very friendly, our daily venturing out proving glorious around every corner. The local food was amazing and a truly lovely place to stay. Thank you for everything. We will definitely be using you again.
Thanks again to all the team at Unique Home Stays for everything you do!
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and could not fault either the cottage or your organisation, the whole thing was a delight. The housekeeper was very friendly, efficient and very informative. We would like to thank you all for making our holiday a holiday to remember. We would not think twice about using your company again and almost certainly will, alas not until next year. Thanks again
The Edge is really stylish and of course the beach location is stunning! We both love to travel and enjoy going to nice hotels, but it is very hard to find ´up scale´ accommodation that will allow dogs! Most hotels don´t, so this place was excellent. It´s not easy to find very stylish self catering properties in our experience, so we were really happy to find Unique Home Stays.
Unique Home Stays is our first (and only) place to go for UK self catering - it is excellent. A unique collection of properties, particularly one bed properties, and experience of booking is absolutely first rate. The website is the best I´ve used by a mile, with the photos of the properties giving an accurate perception of what you can look forward to. The booking system is first rate and well structured, and the house books are detailed and well produced. The consistent service and whole experience of Unique Home Stays is excellent.
Finally, a testimonial to all at Unique Home Stays. Your level of customer service is a rare find indeed. You continued to excel every time we had any communication with you, whether this was verbally or electronically. I can endorse that Unique Home Stays certainly do hold keys to homes with heart and provide the gift of specialising in remarkable luxury home stays that simply can’t be found elsewhere, thus enabling guests to indulge in and experience. You are without doubt, leaders in your field. Thank You, we look forward to staying once again in a property with Unique Home Stays, sometime in the future.
We have just returned from what was a wonderful stay in The Carriage house. Once again, thrilled with the Unique Home Stays experience. We first used you for our honeymoon back in 2011 and this marks our fourth holiday rental so I hope our returned custom shows just how much we love your homes! The Carriage house however, really did exceed all expectations, it´s even better than the photos, and once again all the attention to detail was there. As always the hamper was amazing, and we even had a freshly baked lemon cake with a vase of beautiful flowers from the owner. Inside everything is to an immaculate standard, from the beautiful furnishings and extremely comfortable bed to the amazing ´White Company´ towels (it´s the small things that make such a difference!). It combined a wonderful cosy and homely feel with the little touches of luxury, which is what Unique Home Stays do so well. The setting is also idyllic and we really enjoyed country walks with delicious pub lunches along the way. The Unique Home Stays handbook is brilliant at providing loads of suggestions and recommendations. Of the four homes we have stayed in so far, the Carriage House and Winsmore Cottage in the Peak district have definitely been our favourites, both are an exceptionally high standard and have been such a treat to enjoy. We really do recommend you to all our friends and are already looking online to plan our next trip.
An excellent service and the property had everything! All the added little extras like the hamper, milk, bread, eggs and a beautiful cake were left for us. This was a lovely touch and I will definitely be booking another break with Unique Home Stays. I have already shared the the website with friends and family.
An excellent service. The property had everything! All the added little extras like the hamper, milk, bread, eggs and a beautiful cake were left for us. It was a lovely touch and I will definitely be booking another break with Unique Home Stays and have already shared the the website with friends and family.
To all at Unique Home Stays, our week at Silverlake House is almost over and we are writing to say a big thank you for all your help in making this a very very special time. The house is lovely but the real plus was the exceptional service from you. We would like to book again for Christmas next year in a different location. Once again, many, many thanks and every good wish for the new year to all of you! Thank you.
We are thoroughly impressed by the level of service and professionalism provided by Unique Home Stays from start to finish. All answers to anything I could imagine were provided on the website. The quality of the accommodation was outstanding and something we´ve been looking for for a while now. Our hosts at The Parisian were very welcoming and also provided us with a delicious hamper full of local produce.
The Unique Home Stays website is excellent. All communications have been excellent; very efficient and well thought out. It couldn´t have been easier to book and pay. All information was also well thought out and easily accessible. We were very impressed with Unique Home Stays and the property we stayed at.
The property was spotless and we were made very welcome. The Housekeeper had left the keys for us and was readily available by phone if we had any questions. The house is truly the perfect spot for a multi-generation holiday, we were so lucky with the weather and our grand-daughters had a ball. We will definitely consider using your company in the future the service has been excellent.
We had a lovely holiday at Florin. The owners provided the warmest of welcomes and the house was superb. Florin was prepared beautifully for our arrival and great thought and effort had been put into that preparation - even the fires are laid and ready to light. We had great fun in the pool room and our three year old loved the tree house and many hiding places in the garden. It is a beautiful house; furnished and decorated most tastefully and so much thought put into providing a lovely holiday home for visitors. We really enjoyed the Welsh cakes and bacon provided by the owners for our arrival. The location is great too, with many lovely beaches - we particularly liked Aberporth. Please pass on our thanks to the owners. All of the staff at Unique Home Stays have always been charming, helpful and efficient. It has been a pleasure to do business with you.
The bed was extremely comfortable and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners. The view from the property is stunning. Unique Home Stays were really good, booking was so simple and the reminder emails as to when payments are due was a great help. Thank you to all at The Herringbone and Unique Home Stays, my husband and I really enjoyed our stay for our 25th wedding anniversary.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your assistance in arranging my stay at Wildwood House. The house was absolutely perfect; the accommodation is first class and the grounds are stunning. Please pass on my sincere thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay. I´d highly recommend this property for anyone looking to entertain a large group, the barn is the perfect venue to bring in caterers for a party. We wouldn´t think of booking through anyone else.
The owners of Cinnamon Cottage provided so many extra touches that we did not expect and that made our stay even more special. From the logs present in the fireplace, to the extra firewood we needed and how easy the request was, to the little touches of flowers and fruit, and loveliness throughout, it was the most enjoyable stay in a private rental that we have EVER had. Their instructions in the file box on the window sill were perfect and all that was needed, the maps provided for the area and the national park, and knowing that they and Unique Home Stays were only a call away made us very pleased and happy. Cinnamon Cottage exceeded our expectations and created the most memorable and enjoyable moments on our trip to England. We had stayed in a rented flat in London with another company, which was also very nice, but the experience with Unique Home Stays, and the owners of Cinnamon Cottage, in Higher Ashton, was more than we could have hoped for. The property is beautiful, the hospitality was delightful and the memories will last a lifetime. We will be using Unique Home Stays again!
Coniston was a great location. The best of the Lake District but away from the crowds and there were lots of things to do without moving the car. We have stayed at two of your properties and have another booked for October. We would not think about using any other company as can rely on Unique Home Stays to have sourced the very best properties.
It was our silver wedding anniversary so we wanted to push the boat out and stay somewhere really special. We were absolutely delighted with the property and the service we received from Unique Home Stays. It totally lived up to our expectations. We also, with hindsight, are very impressed with the photos of the property online. Too often you arrive somewhere and it´s not quite as you expect but not in this case. You have done a really good job with the photo galleries. Top job!
The property was fantastic, with everything we needed as a larger group for a superb relaxed holiday. The facilities were excellent; with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, and unlimited wood/coal for the open fires. The gardens are beautiful, we enjoyed the hammocke, sport on the front lawns and relaxing in the back garden for lunch. The owner and her father were also very welcoming and helped us with local information. Thank you - we really enjoyed the stay and would certainly recommend Unique Home Stays to friends.
My friends and I had a great time at Skyline, and the communication and correspondence from Unique Home Stays has been absolutely great throughout the whole process. You can be sure that I would gladly use the services of Unique Home Stays in the future as well as to pass on recommendations. Once again thank you for your business.
A fantastic site, service, property and hosts! We were really struggling to find exactly what we wanted and this site provided the perfect solution. The overall experience was aimed at our target market perfectly I.e. City types who are looking for that countryside experience but with all of the luxuries and facilities you would find in a hotel. One doesn´t want to compromise on style or luxury when holidaying in the UK
We love unique home stays - homes away from home. We love eating in and enjoying a nice property and the kitchens are usually so well equipped which makes a big difference. Also love the stylish decor everywhere. At home we take pride in our home and want to stay somewhere equally lovely and comfortable on our holidays.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you very much for the bottle of bubbles that we received to thank us for our continued custom with Unique Home Stays. It was a lovely surprise and we were both touched that we are seen as valued customers. We very much look forward to booking another stay at one of your properties soon.
Must say I rarely give 10 out of 10 being super fussy (according to my husband!)but I give Skyfall this easily and more. This is the second Unique property we have visited and I very much like your high standards, style and attention to detail. Will definitely book with you again. Many thanks to the team at Skyfall for your excellent care.
Once again we have been thrilled with both the property we stayed in and the excellent quality of service offered by the staff at Unique Home Stays, thank you. Can we also say a special thank you to Rebecca and Steve, the owners of The Limit´, who offer many thoughtful and generous touches- such as the cream tea on arrival and the well-stocked kitchen store cupboard
This is the second time that we have booked through UHS and both properties have been superb. This was our mini-moon so we wanted something idyllic and special and this is exactly what we got. We also booked Franckly Delicious to cook us dinner one evening and this was a fantastic decision as it made for a very special addition to our break. We will definitely use UHS again.
We absolutely loved this property! It has such charm and has been renovated to a very high standard. The position offers such privacy, peace and quiet - it was our sanctuary! The house was beautifully clean and well prepared by the lovely Lisa and we were made to feel so welcome. Unique Home Stays have provided us with a first class service with excellent communication, an easy to use website/booking service etc so we will definitely use you again. We also plan on visiting The Osprey again as soon as we can!!! All in all we have had one of the best short breaks we have ever had!!
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all involved with our ´Unique Home Stay´ at the sublime Fish Store, the accommodation was amazing and exceeded everyone´s expectations - 10/10! Your correspondence and information in the build up to the trip was exemplary and the whole process ran smoothly from start to finish - I will definitely be using your services again soon. Jon - a very happy customer
As my husband and I don´t get away very often on our own it´s very important that nothing is left to chance. Since finding Unique Home Stays they have been a lifesaver; I don´t have to worry about the quality of the property or the facilities. Choose a location, select which gorgeous property and pay, and you know you are guaranteed a high quality, thoughtful stay.
Firstly, as a seasoned traveller over the past decade (mainly on business), I´ve been so so impressed by your company. The quality of properties (superb), the attention to detail, the nice touches, the focus on customer service, the seamless process, the ´complete´ experience. Our stay really lived up to the promise, thank you so much.