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Impulse escapes

Car keys, travel bag, a quick booking and you're all set to head to golden sands or deep woodland: a last-minute cottage break is so much better than a weekend in the city, right?

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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Little Bear

Little Bear

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Acres upon acres of bluebell-swathed woodland provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this enchanted hideaway in the heart of the Weald Downlands in West Sussex. Lovebirds will find the wood-fired cedar hot tub a magical way to reconnect and revivify.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired eco hot tub (April - October inclusive)

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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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Supernova

Supernova

Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

For a far-flung romantic getaway or unique solo break, this luxury self-catering chapel conversion on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish highlands is the perfect sanctuary. Relax in the spa bath and enjoy views over Loch Harport after a day on the mountains.

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

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The Fourth Wall

The Fourth Wall

Covent Garden, London, UK

Step back in time to eccentric Victorian London at this self-catering apartment in Covent Garden, where the bizarre and wondrous rule high above the sparkling city.

Sleeps: Up to 3 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Pomegranate Tree

The Pomegranate Tree

West Anstey, South Molton, Exmoor, Devon, UK

Surrounded by evergreens on the edge of Exmoor National Park, The Pomegranate Tree is a peaceful self-catering escape chock-full of 16th century charm.

Sleeps: Up to 4 (+2) guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small dog is welcome on prior request

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Ten

Ten

Little Venice, London, UK

An extrovert’s playroom shrieking ‘style’ down to the last detail, Ten is a luxury self-catering house fit for superstars and style-savvy travellers on a sought-after West London street. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Skyros

Skyros

Schull, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Lose yourself amidst the magic of the Emerald Isle by escaping to this unique coastal self-catering home at the foothills of Mount Gabriel in Schull. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody

Haslemere, Surrey, UK

A utopia of surreal garden sculptures, topsy-turvy architecture and glass-like pools, Rhapsody has fallen head first through the rabbit hole and landed in the heart of Wonderland.

Sleeps: Up to 12 (10 adults and 2 children)
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), with jet stream, sunken hot tub, yoga studio, glass reading room overhanging the pond and cinema room

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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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Viola

Viola

Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Between the rolling hills of Somerset, not far from Glastonbury, lies Viola, a luxury home of two wildly different personalities.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome or two on request
Features: Spa Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, plunge pool, a lake, two full motion Formula 1 racing simulators (ages 14 and above only), full motion aeroplane simulator, tennis court, three hole golf course and badminton

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Florin

Florin

Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

A beautifully-appointed stylish large country house set in five acres of magical gardens near Aberaeron, Ceredigion. A luxury home for family celebrations with plenty of space for several generations to unwind. 

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, treehouse for children, library with pool table, modern garden house with pizza oven

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Pearl´s Place

Pearl´s Place

Frome, Somerset, UK

Hugged by a scrambling rose garden and woodland glades, this rock 'n' roll home brings together traditional country chic with gorgeous faded glamour. A unique setting for special celebrations and self-catering escapes.

Sleeps: 14 adults and 4 children
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub

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Anthology Farm

Anthology Farm

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

With acres of space and oodles of old stone style, these two traditional barns in the heart of the Cotswolds are perfect for large family gatherings or big celebrations.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, cinema room and tennis court

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Weddings at Florin

Weddings at Florin

Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

A striking country home with flamboyant decor offers a unique wedding venue for those wanting to tie the knot in Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 14 and accommodates up to 250 day guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 150 & Up to 50 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, treehouse, library with pool table, garden house with facilities

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