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Discover what Unique Homestays guests think of their unique escapes


Unique Homestays will always be our first port of call whenever booking trips from now on. Great service, great properties and great value. Your reps are incredible. Feels like Ritz Carlton level service, but with a genuine smile. The property was the perfect blend of personalised and stylish, homey but not feeling like your were tip toeing around someone else´s life.

We were looking for a house to accommodate our family and wanted something especially gorgeous beyond the usual ho-hum. This was above and beyond our expectations! Unique Homestays will always be our first port of call whenever we book a trip now: great service, properties and value. Your team is incredible, it feels like Ritz Carlton level of service, but with a genuine smile. Oska was the perfect blend of personalised and stylish, homely but not like you were tiptoeing around someone else’s life. I am already raving about both the property and your service to anyone who will listen!

The Cotton Tree looked beautiful on the website and was even more wonderful in real life. It was complete luxury for our family for the week. The house is practical whilst maintaining an amazing boho decor and we can´t wait to book again. Unique homestays always offer an amazing service and we would never dream of holidaying with any other company in the UK.

You are without doubt one of the best UK based holiday firms and the quality of your properties shows this. They are superb. The Looking Glass is just beautiful and it was a pleasure to stay in. Thank you.

Unique Homestays offer accommodation for the discerning traveller. The standard is far superior to what is offered by most companies, the booking system is easy to navigate and the staff are helpful and friendly.

Unique Homestays have been most helpful, supportive and informative throughout. It seems like there is seamless co-operation and teamwork, even in this difficult situation. We´re so grateful to you all. We had booked and looked forward to this holiday since January last year, and despite all of the uncertainty, it has kept us hopeful all year. Thank you.

From start to finish the process with Unique Homestays was fantastic. The unfortunate cancellation of our original booking, due to the country going back into lockdown, and subsequent rebooking was managed sensitively and efficiently. The online customer portal and various welcome packs and emails were excellent and really helpful for planning our visit.

Ukiyo is just stunning; our fourth stay at a Unique Homestays property and everything was more than perfect! Thank you so much for making each stay such a unique and special experience. We highly recommend Unique Homestays to all our friends!

This is our second stay with Unique Homestays and we have been delighted with the properties. They will be my first choice when booking again as I know the photos, description and properties certainly live up to expectations. Totally recommend Unique Homestays.

Everything about the castle is just perfect, all equipment is of good quality, the interiors look so special with the fire lit and the candles alight - a lovely welcome! Overall, the castle is well maintained, as are the grounds. The house manager is very helpful and explained everything well. Everything exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend Unique Homestays and Castle Trinity to all! Thank you.

Unique Homestays have been truly amazing throughout, your properties are stunning and communication was superb. Daydreamer is breathtaking, we had the most incredible 7-night stay, my husband said it was the best break he had ever had and I have to agree with him! Thank you so much, we will be coming back to you for our next break in the very near future.

Many thanks for a great experience. Communication with Unique Homestays was refreshingly easy and the quality of properties on the site gave us comfort that we were getting what we paid for: quality!

The entire property is stunning. Everything is beautifully presented, the property has everything you would need for a little getaway. Arriving with the music on and a bottle of bubbly plus other lovely things was such a wonderful touch. And the fireplace is divine! We love design, attention to detail and beautiful interiors and everything is so beautiful and all the small details made our trip really perfect. Our experience with Unique Homestays was outstanding and we will definitely be going back for future holidays.

We really enjoyed our stay at Valency Wood - the property is stunning and the location perfect. Having never used Unique Homestays before we were unsure of what to expect. The information provided before our trip was great and the welcome hamper was fab. The property had everything we needed, and the owner was a great host. He took us on a tour of his land and let the children drive his farm buggy! We would definitely recommend Valency Wood and Unique Homestays, and we can´t wait to stay here again!

We loved our stay at Wool Merchant’s House. We were so warmly greeted by the housekeeper and the welcome basket was abundant and impressive! It is stylish, charming, has multiple spaces to relax in and has both an open fire and a woodburner. We will definitely book the house again and we have been very impressed with our booking experience and the help from the Unique Homestays team. Unique Homestays has moved to the top of our list! We really look forward to using your services again!

From the moment we walked into The Carriage House we felt at home. The level of detail in the design is amazing, every aspect of the interior and exterior has been thought out to a high standard. The location is great as it enabled us to explore a lot of the surrounding areas. This house is perfect for all wanting a truly relaxing break. We enjoyed nights in around the log burner and the peacefulness of the surrounding area. I would strongly recommend this property and the service from Unique Homestays.

I love Unique Homestays as I can rely on them for top-notch holiday houses! It´s worth every penny as I know I will be delighted with the property and service. Thanks again and looking forward to choosing somewhere else for another special occasion!

We very much enjoy staying at properties that feel like a home-from-home, and The Flower Press is perfect. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out! It´s a stunning property, the attention to detail is spot on and also a lot bigger than we expected. Thank you for making the process very easy when booking with you. My parents and I have had a very relaxing break which is just what we wanted! We will definitely be booking with Unique Homestays again. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay in their beautiful home!

We have used Unique Homestays before and we simply love the properties that are available - they are unlike any we see anywhere else. The option to take the dog is great too!

We loved the whole experience of booking with Unique Homestays and the friends who stayed with us at Ellesmera Mill are looking to book somewhere for themselves! We cannot wait for our next holiday with you. Thank you.

Our stay at The Herringbone was outstanding! The number one feedback I can give you is that our stay and the property exactly met your promise and our expectations! Everything was well prepared, very clean and in order. The support and service were excellent, and we received great recommendations for restaurants, cafes and stores. Also, the upfront information on how to proceed to the house in Mousehole and the parking instructions were perfect. All in all, a great experience. We will book again via Unique Homestays!

We are extremely impressed with our first experience of booking with you. Everything was done so well, in a timely manner and with an enormous amount of thought put into making it a seamless booking experience. The best by far we have experienced in staying in luxury properties across the UK in the past 10 years.

We had a wonderful time at Wishbone, it was even better than I had imagined! It is breathtakingly beautiful and we really didn´t want to leave. Thank you for the accuracy of the website information, we did not find anything lacking in any way! The owners are lovely and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. We are currently looking to book somewhere for the same time next year and hope to use Unique Homestays again as you have been so reliable, accurate and helpful.

We absolutely loved our stay at Burdock Fox. We spent four weeks travelling through Europe and we all agree that Castle Combe was our favourite spot. The property is peaceful and perfectly appointed. The housekeeper is lovely and on top of it all, the location was like that of a storybook! Finally, we´d like to thank Unique Homestays for executing every detail of our stay so seamlessly. We hope to be back next year.

Our family enjoyed staying at Nare’s Yard for our vacation. The service from both Unique Homestays and the property owner were perfect and responsive. The property is perfectly located combining a private setting and close to nature experience. The cows saying good morning to you from the adjacent field is lovely! Centrally located within Cornwall, we explored areas from Truro to St Ives, while the path across the field brings you to Portloe and joins the coastal path, so great to explore on foot too!

Atticus is a mixture of history and modernity, everything in it is perfect. The interior design, the cleanliness, the attention to detail, everything made us feel at home. We didn´t want to leave! We have stayed with Unique Homestays before and it´s honestly always the best service we receive compared to other agents worldwide. You should expand your services across the globe, the Unique Homestays team and the housekeepers are very helpful. You are the best! Thank you again for everything.

What a beautiful retreat! We were able to relax just sat out on the porch in all weathers and let time just pass us by while enjoying this home. The music on the iPad, the well-appointed kitchen, the hot tub and fire were all fantastic. A great stay in a location that was within easy reach of everything we wanted. The Unique Homestays team could not have been more helpful and on hand within minutes! A great level of service which we very much appreciated.

We could not have asked for better service. The property standards of Sea Cabin and its location exceeded all of our expectations. This is our second holiday through Unique Homestays, and both stays have been delightful!

We have had a lovely stay and The Matchbox is delightful, the standards of the property exceeded our expectations. The location is superb; very secluded and within walking distance to a very quiet beach. This is the second time we’ve used Unique Homestays for a special occasion, and the process has always been very professional, courteous and the properties are amazing. Thank you.

We have had a wonderful time at the Wool Shed - thank you. It is absolutely perfect and quite idyllic - a real gem! Thank you and the team for ensuring that our stay was smooth, as always!

This is the second time we have booked with Unique Homestays and have been very happy both times. We will definitely book again the next time we return to the UK. Atticus is an absolutely beautiful house and the host was very welcoming when we arrived. She was able to give us lots of great tips and advice about the local area, as well as making sure our stay would be a comfortable and relaxing one! Thank you so much for great service from start to finish! See you again soon!

We have booked with Unique Homestays for the last 5 or 6 years and have always found your properties lovely, and the service from you has always been impeccable and very helpful.

This was my first time booking through Unique Homestays and the experience was great. Communication was top notch. The property certainly was unique and I enjoyed my time in Cadgwith very much, so much so that I hardly wanted to leave the house, as a matter of fact! The village is so lovely and everyone from the fish seller to the servers at the pub were incredibly welcoming and friendly. My only regret is that I could not stay longer!

Unique Homestays always offers an excellent service; and they are always my first choice when booking a property. Alchemy Hill was a delight to stay in and the owner, Juliette, could not have been more helpful. The house is secluded yet not far from the nearest town, and had plenty of outdoor space. Everything about the property is outstanding and every detail is thought through. The welcome basket was amazing! Thank you.

We had the most enjoyable stay at Atticus despite the rain! We were able to lounge around the house without getting in each other´s way and the only regret was that we didn´t get to spend any time in the garden due to the weather. The vision of sitting out there in the sunshine with an Aperol Spritz disappeared into the clouds! A highlight of the week was the wonderful dinner provided by Paul Bernard, an outstanding experience! This is our second booking with Unique Homestays and as with the previous stay, everything was simply spot on.

We absolutely loved Filly Island, and it has a wonderful owner. This is the first time we have used Unique Homestays and we were certainly not disappointed. Many thanks for a great experience!

Excellent correspondence throughout the booking process, and the owner is delightful and went over and above to make us feel welcome. Thank you for such superb service.

Thank you for this slice of peace and quiet and a beautiful space, in which the small details perfectly combine with the overall design; one day I hope to build something as amazing as Firefly! Such a perfect place to retreat to.

We love Unique Homestays! The properties are beautifully presented and always live up to the images and descriptions. A stay is worth every penny when you get so much luxury and home comfort in some of the most stunning parts of the UK.

From the start, the level of service provided was beyond my expectations and the team could not have done enough. I would almost definitely look to book again. The property was far better than expected and all the outside space was fantastic, we especially loved the bench behind the house that was perfectly positioned with the most amazing views. It was truly beautiful.

Dealing with Unique Homestays was a real joy. We found the team to be efficient, effective, knowledgeable and friendly. I will be using you again and recommending whenever possible. I will also be contacting you in the future about potentially representing one of my own properties.

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 Homestays certainly do hold keys to homes with heart and provide the gift of specialising in remarkable luxury homestays 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 sometime in the future.

I want to thank Unique Homestays for opening my eyes. You have somehow developed the ability to find places of true wonder, only matched by your ability to find the unique accommodation that resides there. We have used you a few times now and are always blown away. It really is trip-of-a-lifetime kind of stuff.

We have stayed in four Unique Homestays properties so far, ranging from very big to a very small cottage and they have all been fantastic. We always receive excellent help, advice and information from your staff which makes booking easy and stress-free. Thank you once again for a superb holiday, see you next year!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Unique Homestays for making our week at Pixie Nook so special. It was like walking into the website - absolute wow! The property is beautifully presented and had everything we could have asked for. 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!

Both the property and Unique Homestays 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.

The properties are the highest standard that I have come across and I have rented a lot of cottages. Some of the locations are breathtaking. The website is the best that I have ever seen and the number of photographs is brilliant. You are a very classy organisation and should be very proud.

Would just like to say that everything about our holiday from the original booking to the hospitality on arrival and departure was fantastic. Can not wait to book again with you guys.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all involved with our Unique Homestay. The accommodation was amazing and exceeded everyone´s expectations, simply 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.

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