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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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The Redes

The Redes

Ponsanooth, Mylor, Cornwall, UK

Radiating pure rustic romance this fairytale cottage settled on the edge of the magical Kennall Vale is the perfect refuge for both earth mothers and nature lovers alike.

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

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Juneberry

Juneberry

Holywell Bay, Cubert, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away between the trees on Cornwall’s north coast, Juneberry is settled in the quiet idyll of rural bliss.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Yoga deck with mats and blocks

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Sweetpea Cottage

Sweetpea Cottage

Kestle Mill, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Set deep within the Cornish countryside, yet just three miles from Crantock beach on North Cornwall's golden coastline, this luxury holiday cottage is as quaint as they come.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Well-equipped children´s nursery and summerhouse

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Sea Cabin

Sea Cabin

Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall, UK

A luxury cliff-side beach cottage set in one of Cornwall’s most sought after coastal villages. Perched above the turquoise waters of Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes and with stunning views across the horizon, this is the perfect hideaway for couples in love.

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

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Sundance

Sundance

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Sundance is set off the beaten track on a country lane between Newquay and Watergate Bay. Rustic yet sumptuous, with heavy French linens and indulgent inside-outside living, this handcrafted wagon’s wild heart beats a free-spirited rhythm throughout.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Somerby

Somerby

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Embrace the vibrancy of rural sunsets, the scent of flower-filled gardens and the warmth of flickering flames from the open fireplace at this luxury modern barn set in a sleepy hamlet.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Type 2 electric car charging point

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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 Portion

Little Portion

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

Crooked and charming, this pretty red tin cottage is the perfect couples' coastal retreat just a mile’s amble from Holywell Bay, with reclaimed finishes, trailing plants and an al fresco hot tub.

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

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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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The Cotton Tree

The Cotton Tree

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

The Cotton Tree is a Queenslander-style clapboard cottage inspired by tropical beach houses and barefoot living. Set on the north Cornwall coast, Holywell Bay and Porth Joke beach are within easy reach.

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

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Islander

Islander

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

A luxury cliff top cabin set on Freathy Cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, Islander is a Bahamas-inspired retreat with a tropical beat running through its soul. A sea-view hot tub is the cherry on top of this already oh-so-sweet piña colada pie.

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

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Pixie Nook

Pixie Nook

Warleggan, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

This luxury moorland hideaway could easily be mistaken for Kate Winslet’s ‘The Holiday’ cottage. A secluded garden filled with beautiful blooms, wild strawberries and a hot tub makes it the perfect couples' retreat on the Cornish moors. 

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

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Firefly

Firefly

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Nomadic types will love Firefly’s earthy, back-to-nature appeal. Handcrafted using rough cut timber and complete with a double smoking chimney, hot tub and wildlife pond, Firefly is an intriguing cottage hideaway in Cornwall perfect for couples.

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

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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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Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Trevalga, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

Nestled between the popular villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, Aphrodite flaunts magnificent sea views and secluded romance. Set over five floors, this unique holiday home offers an unforgettable escape to Cornwall's north coast.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Libertine

Libertine

Goonhavern, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Libertine; a luxury self-catering bolthole set amidst a milieu of pretty woodland just outside Goonhavern village on the north Cornwall coast. This fashionista’s cottage is positioned within a few miles of Holywell Bay, St Agnes and Perranporth beach.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and garden deck

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Damselfly

Damselfly

St Neot, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Sat on the shores of the tree-tunnelled River Warleggan and immersed deep within an England saved only for the wild at heart, Damselfly feels almost stopped in time.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Fire pit and fishing available in the river on prior request

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Little Inka

Little Inka

St Breward, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Hidden on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor, Little Inka's hot tub, roll top and king-size bed beneath a window looking up to the stars make this secluded escape the perfect couples' retreat.

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

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The Hide

The Hide

Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An unexpected discovery at the end of a Cornish country lane, this luxury self-catering hideaway near Perranporth beach combines rusticity with contemporary clean-line appeal.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, fire pit and yoga deck

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Seaglass

Seaglass

Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Seaglass is a stylish self-catering beach hut in Cornwall boasting awe-inspiring views which will captivate and delight. This eco-friendly cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay is the perfect luxury hideaway for lovebirds looking for some romance by the sea.

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

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The Limit

The Limit

Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

As seen on ITV's 'Cornwall' with Caroline Quentin and George Clark's Amazing Spaces, this quirky 1930s luxury beach hut is becoming quite an iconic dwelling within the north coast of Cornwall. Its unique position with Holywell Bay’s sand dunes makes it perfect for romantic self-catering weekends by the sea. 

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

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Atlanta

Atlanta

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Studded into the cliff face, Atlanta promises an unforgettable escape in Cornwall’s forgotten corner. Panoramic views of Whitsand Bay's golden sand, azure waters and rugged coastline create an enchanting destination for holidays beside the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Italian spa bath, heated outdoor shower, hot tub

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Nare’s Yard

Nare’s Yard

Portloe, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away behind rolling fields on Cornwall’s long-lost, forgotten Roseland Peninsula, lies a luxury abode where beautiful simplicity and natural materials echo the outside world.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired salt water hot tub, al fresco roll top bath and shower

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Umber Cottage

Umber Cottage

St Agnes, Cornwall, UK

Umber by name and umber by nature, earthy tones and kilim rugs create a warm, bohemian interior at this stonewall cottage settled at the end of St Agnes' most famous terrace.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small dogs are welcome

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Fairlea Lodge

Fairlea Lodge

Mullion, Cornwall, UK

Hidden within the grounds of one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, there couldn’t be a finer self-catering cottage in which to while away the days on the Lizard Peninsula.

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

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The Chalk House

The Chalk House

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Perched above Mousehole harbour, The Chalk House takes prime position in one of England’s most charming seaside villages. Dating back to Victorian times, this luxury retreat has a nostalgic appeal, filled with vintage fishing town charm.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Fire pit and in-built pizza oven

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The Boat House

The Boat House

Downderry, Cornwall, UK

With luxurious contemporary interiors, The Boat House near Cawsand is a very special gem in the forgotten corner of Cornwall. The gardens are a nature lover's paradise with five acres of secluded wooded grounds leading down to the beach.  

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub (available from April 2022)

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The Wool Shed

The Wool Shed

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

With an off-the-beaten-track feel, but set within a pretty Cornish hamlet, The Wool Shed is a hand-crafted cottage exuding rusticity where scorched wooden floors, knotty textures and a palette of calm greys combine to create a modern-day holiday abode.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and outside stone fireplace

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The Hamptons

The Hamptons

Mullion, Cornwall, UK

Nestled within the grounds of a country estate, The Hamptons is a New England-style cottage flaunting chic interiors, lying within easy reach of the blue waters and golden sands of Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula.

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

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The Fable

The Fable

Ventongimps, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Nestled up a tiny track surrounded by pretty rose gardens, The Fable is a fairytale cottage in Cornwall in the heart of Poldark country. This luxury cottage with hot tub is just three miles from the golden sands of Perranporth beach.

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

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Spinnakers

Spinnakers

St Mawes, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Set in an idyllic location not far from the picturesque harbour town of St Mawes, a relaxing stay is guaranteed at Spinnakers. Set in gardens complete with natural pond, the barn offers the perfect location to enjoy a tranquil retreat. 

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

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Gypsea Rocks

Gypsea Rocks

Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, UK

Gypsea Rocks nestles between the soaring cliffs of a hidden valley in north Cornwall, 500 metres from Trebarwith Strand beach. This luxury self-catering cottage is a perfect seaside haven combining vintage finds with rustic flourishes.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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Oska

Oska

Week St Mary, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary yet soft, new but still humble, this luxury self-catering barn is a joyous, modern retreat just five miles from the North Cornwall coast.

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

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Nautilus

Nautilus

St Mawes, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

With a collated and collected vibe, this light-filled beach house is as perfect for families looking for a unique beach escape as couple’s seeking a laid-back yet indulgent retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Games room with table tennis and table football

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The Stack

The Stack

Trelion, Cornwall, UK

The Stack lies within a secluded valley overlooking the upper reaches of the magnificent Fal Valley. This 19th century engine house is sure to inspire those with a love for unique architecture, rough-luxe interiors and beautiful gardens.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Sunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven

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Raffia

Raffia

Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Approached via a zigzagging path which tumbles down the cliff towards the cove at Polperro, this Scandinavian style off-grid retreat is blissfully unplugged.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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The Signal Station

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Valency Wood

Valency Wood

Lesnewth, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

This stunning family-friendly self-catering cottage is in a rural location, yet within striking distance of the Cornish coastal villages of Tintagel, Boscastle and Crackington Haven.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Jacuzzi hot tub

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Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Nestled above the sand dunes of Perranporth beach, this elegant Cornish coastal cottage with hot tub and far-reaching sea views hides a treasure trove of modest, rustic riches.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (+ 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome
Features: Hot tub, al fresco BBQ area

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The Viewing Gallery

The Viewing Gallery

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

Experience 'life on the ocean wave' without leaving the safety of the shore, watch for dolphins and seals playing in the surf and sit agog at the breath-taking sunsets all from the comfort of the private deck at The Viewing Gallery in Portreath.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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North Rock Beach House

North Rock Beach House

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK

North Rock Beach House is a spectacular luxury beach house overlooking the the sea and Sennen Cove in West Cornwall- voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of Britain's best beaches. 

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (available from May-September)

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The Artist’s Retreat

The Artist’s Retreat

Michaelstow, Wadebridge, Cornwall, UK

Between the moors and sea in mystical North Cornwall, where folklore and truth twist to forge history, a bohemian home with an outdoor heated pool awaits.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor swimming pool (heated May - September), outdoor ping pong table, fire pit, croquet lawn, badminton

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Alba Beach House

Alba Beach House

St Ives, Cornwall, UK

A luxury pink cob cottage with a balcony overhanging the sands of St Ives' Porthmeor Beach, Alba Beach House is the ultimate self-catering family seaside retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome

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River House

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary self-catering coastal pad with far-reaching views over St Just In Roseland and Mylor harbour. From your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour, watch the kites and gulls soar and the busy oyster boats trawling Carrick Roads. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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Saphir Beach House

Saphir Beach House

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

A soothing escape on top of a cliff at Mawgan Porth, Saphir Beach House is a relaxed self-catering retreat where the fresh sea air will cleanse the mind and ease the soul.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests (6 adults and 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two small well behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, outdoor shower

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Serpentine

Serpentine

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Designed to follow the natural curve of the cliff on the western cusp of Whistand Bay in south Cornwall, this luxury self-catering beach house in Portwrinkle promises to bring a sense of freedom, escapism and pure relaxation to all who stay.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Hatch

The Hatch

Beach Road, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Taking guests on a tactile journey through earthen tones and organic textures, this luxury self-catering cottage has been crafted with soul. A cool coastal retreat just a short stroll from Crantock beach.

Sleeps: Up to 9 guests (+ 1 in trundle bed on prior request)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Games room with table tennis and cinema loft, plus garden home office

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Amaia

Amaia

Plaidy Beach, Looe, Cornwall, UK

Seemingly floating above the ocean, with private beach access and a hot tub looking over the water, Amaia emerges from the Cornish cliffside with timeless beach house elegance.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub, private beach access, outdoor shower, cinema room with bar

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The Fish Store

The Fish Store

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This iconic fish store turned family home celebrates the beauty that a passage of time brings to a home, offering luxury living by the sea in Mousehole harbour, west Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, table tennis, steam room

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Ellenglaze

Ellenglaze

Holywell Bay, Cubert, Cornwall, UK

Those looking for a sublime holiday home close to the beach, boasting indoor swimming pool, cinema room, hot tub and mod cons need look no further! Ellenglaze in Holywell Bay will enchant families wanting the ultimate holiday home from home.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema projector, indoor heated pool and hot tub

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Infinity

Infinity

Gorran Haven, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Infinity occupies a prime clifftop position overlooking the unspoilt cove and turquoise waters of Gorran Haven. With oodles of space, this luxury beach house sets the scene for fun-filled family holidays in Cornwall's stunning Roseland Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room

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