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Last minute luxury breaks

Car keys, travel bag, a quick booking and you're all set to head to golden sands or deep woodland: an impulse escape is so much better than a humdrum weekend at home.

There's nothing quite like slinging a few items in a weekend bag then running to the train station to adopt a new hometown. We all need to escape the rat race – especially for a last minute holiday. Impulse escapes are the very watchword in hedonism, leaving us free of all responsibilities; that dash of much-needed spontaneity is often all that's needed to recharge the batteries. Here at Unique Homestays, we've sourced luxury homes in the wilds of rural England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to offer country cottages that will have you striding out on long walks in no time, tucking into a fireside pub supper at the end of the route, or plunging into a hot tub with a cool sea breeze washing over your cheeks. These one-of-a-kind homes are available for a 3-night stay within the next fortnight, so take advantage of a rare free weekend; throw caution to the wind and book one of our last minute luxury holiday cottages, lodges, or coastal castaways, where you can be free to indulge in some serious down time. Out of office, officially on.

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Idlewylde

Idlewylde

Machynlleth, Snowdonia, Wales, UK

From the sweet seclusion to mountain vistas, hot tub to glittering skies uninterrupted by city lights, Idlewylde is an impossibly romantic escape for couples in North Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, electric car charging point

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The Edge

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect eco-friendly luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower

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Cabin Tapio

Cabin Tapio

Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK

Woodland hideaway meets mid-century modern design at Cabin Tapio on the edge of Cranborne Chase AONB near Salisbury, where the gentle trickle of the River Allen and splash of jumping Blue Trout wash away any remnants of city living.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Filly Island

Filly Island

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Blending style with a big dose of ingenuity results in something truly quite magical here at Filly Island. This unique cottage near Cirencester is sat upon a tiny island accessed by a humpback bridge. Pre-loved finds are revivified to bring about the unique interiorscape at Filly Island. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request

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Orlagh

Orlagh

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Perched high above the golden sands of Cornwall's Whitsand Bay, a fusion of designer-led interiors and Miller-esque seascapes combine at Orlagh.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and outdoor shower

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Little Scarlet

Little Scarlet

Burford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

This luxury Cotswolds cottage is set in the heart of pretty Burford in Oxfordshire. Little Scarlet offers lovers a romantic retreat for stolen weekends and holidays in the rolling countryside, pottering between tea rooms and boutiques.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Over Lemon River

Over Lemon River

Ashburton, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Dartmoor is Devon’s wild heart; a place where heather cloaks the ground like an over-sized velvet eiderdown and granite tors scramble to meet big open skies. On fine days, ponies wander amidst the mysticism of faeries but when the swirling mists arrive, Over Lemon River is the perfect hideaway.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two dogs are welcome
Features: Al fresco living space with wood-fired hot tub and fire pit

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The Herringbone

The Herringbone

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Perfectly placed right on the water's edge in the quintessential harbour of Mousehole (famously named by Dylan Thomas as the prettiest village in England), The Herringbone is a stylish net loft perfectly placed for romantic breaks by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two dogs welcome on prior request

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Aurora

Aurora

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Facing the rise and fall of the sun as it journeys from day to night, Aurora and its al fresco hot tub clings to the tumbling cliffs above Freathy Beach at Whitsand Bay.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub

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Sojourn

Sojourn

Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Nestled within the wilds of Dartmoor near Chagford sits Sojourn; a luxury chocolate box cottage with spa room. A true English country escape with lavish finishes and beautiful linens.

Sleeps: Up to 2 people
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Spa room with massage table.

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Daydreamer

Daydreamer

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Ever dreamt of your own private clifftop retreat complete with bubbly hot tub and never-ending views out across Barbadian blue waters?  Blissfully set on Freathy cliff in 'Cornwall's forgotten corner', Daydreamer offers just that and so much more.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Bay View

Bay View

Ravenscar, Whitby, Yorkshire, UK

Nestled on the cliffs overlooking picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, this luxury coastal cottage for two near Whitby sits between the stunning rural cliffs and wild moors of North Yorkshire. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Riddle

The Riddle

North Bovey, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Plot your country escape to this luxury holiday cottage in North Bovey; one of Devon's most idyllic villages set within the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park. The Riddle is the type of cottage you might find on the pages of a storybook.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request.

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Elissa

Elissa

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Surrounded by miles of undulating countryside, this luxury self-catering home is all about life’s simple pleasures; drawn-out pub lunches, rural rambles and evenings in the hot tub.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Sorting Office

The Sorting Office

Fordingbridge, New Forest, Hampshire, UK

A gingerbread house with thatched roof set on the fringes of the New Forest which, from the outside, could very easily have been plucked from the pages of Hansel and Gretel.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Hop Store

The Hop Store

Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK

Set within 150 acres of perfectly aligned hop yards, rolling meadows and juicy apple orchards, The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit, heated garden room, games room with bar, pool table, dartboard and giant jenga

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The Oyster Catcher

The Oyster Catcher

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This luxury holiday home in Mousehole flaunts exquisite interiors that exude a certain ethereal elegance and calm which, when combined with the gentle lapping of the tide on the doorstep, guarantee a perfectly relaxing and rejuvenating stay. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two dogs welcome on prior request

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Fjall

Fjall

Fishpond, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

With faded pink plaster walls and swirling concrete floors flowing from room to room, this luxury self-catering hideaway with views of the Jurassic Coast would be as comfortable amongst Morocco’s vibrant riads as it is in rural Dorset.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Solas

Solas

Luskentyre Beach, The Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK

Settled above the paradisiacal shores of Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, Solas is a modern self-catering home seemingly perched on the edge of the world.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog will be considered on prior request
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, spa area with sauna, shower and yoga deck

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Atticus

Atticus

Burford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Treacle-toned Cotswold stone, iron gates and heavy antique doors hint at this striking home’s colourful past. Once a court house and a later jail, Atticus can be found jostling amongst a row of fine period buildings at the end of Burfords' golden high street.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Baby Grand Piano and fire pit

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Figtree House

Figtree House

Farleton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, UK

This exquisitely interior designed luxury self-catering home stay is set within 17 acres of rolling Cumbrian countryside, not far from the historic town of Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lake District.

Sleeps: Up to 10
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: TV snug

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Thornemead Castle

Thornemead Castle

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK

Be Lord of the Manor at this 240-year-old gothic castle set within manicured lawns and wildflower meadows within walking distance of the Somerset coast.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests (+3 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub hire is available (please enquire for details), electric car charging point, football table, badminton, volley ball, games room, outdoor tennis table, croquet lawn, library, Kadai fire bowl and pizza oven.

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Zamani

Zamani

Cheltenham, Hawling, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Ancient Cotswolds barn meets contemporary charm at this luxury self-catering country house near Cheltenham. A stylish sanctuary for large family gatherings and a perfect private retreat to retire to with friends after fun-filled antics at the races.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Pool table

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The Parsonage

The Parsonage

Ombersley, Worcestershire, UK

A beautifully designed Grade-II listed old parsonage with stunning gardens, set on the outskirts of Ombersley in the rolling green Abberley Hills.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Tundra hot tub

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Ariabelle

Ariabelle

Iping, West Sussex, UK

Found at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle is the ultimate private country house, affording a luxury stay with lavish indoor pool and all the trimmings, all wrapped up within glorious South Downs countryside.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Pets: Pets are welcome on prior agreement
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, steam room and sauna, gym and bar

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Dandelion

Dandelion

Kempsford, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Traditional on the outside but with flamboyance and flair within, this luxury Grade II listed manor near the Cotswolds has a rambunctious makeup of rich colour, bold patterns and unteachable taste.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (+2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 18 guests
Pets: Pets are considered on request

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