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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 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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Saffron Tower

Saffron Tower

Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

Standing watch from the corner of a beautiful walled garden, Saffron Tower is a true wellness retreat where couples can indulge in a spa-like experience on the Anglesey coast.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, electric car charging point, gym with running machine, Echelon Exercise bike, Hydrow rowing machine, weights, yoga mats and portable air conditioning unit

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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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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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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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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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Sea Sentry

Sea Sentry

Shaldon, Devon, UK

As featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this World War Two guard tower nestled on the coast in Shaldon has been brought bang into the 21st Century with an armoury of quirky mod cons, making it the perfect retreat for two.

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

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The Cotton Tree

The Cotton Tree

Tresean, 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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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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Juneberry

Juneberry

Cubert, Holywell Bay, 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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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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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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Papilio Creek

Papilio Creek

Milborne Wick, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Contemporary and idyllic, romantic and bright, Papilio Creek in rural Dorset is a celestial haven of harmony and joy where gentle relaxation and garden naps are the only things on the agenda.

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

Faerie Door Cottage

West Overton, Wiltshire, UK

Thatched with combed wheat straw and sprinkled with magic, Faerie Door Cottage is a dream home plucked straight from a story book. West Overton provides an idyllic setting for luxury self-catering cottage breaks in Wiltshire.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are 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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Maison Blanche

Maison Blanche

Ripple, Deal, Kent, UK

A luxury self-catering Grade II listed home which has stood the test of time since 1647, every corner breathes harmony and cheer while outside a hot tub bubbles under twinkling skies.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub

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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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Castle on the Well

Castle on the Well

Charles, South Molton, Exmoor, Devon, UK

Fusing luxurious shooting lodge with a modern country twist, Castle on the Well hides within a patchwork of rolling Devonshire countryside, on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: One small to medium well-behaved dog is welcome and two on prior request
Features: Fire pit

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Burdock Fox

Burdock Fox

Chippenham, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, UK

With its wisteria clad façade and knock-your-wellies-off interiors, Cotswolds lovers are sure to adore a break at Burdock Fox.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests (+ 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Basement cinema room

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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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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Birlingham, Worcestershire, UK

This whimsical thatched holiday cottage in Birlingham is plucked straight from the pages of a storybook and exudes beauty and charm in bountiful measure.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs considered on prior request

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Fernden Lane

Fernden Lane

Haslemere, Surrey, UK

Twisting blooms clambering around mullioned windows, an orchard bountiful with fruit and nuts and a Zen garden for mindful mornings of meditation; the grounds in which Fernden Lane so peacefully sits are a hidden slice of Eden just outside of sleepy Haslemere.

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Under the Rose

Under the Rose

Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Under the Rose stands in all its chocolate-box glory, taking prime position in the heart of Crantock village. 

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests (5 adults and 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub, outdoor shower

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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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Orbis

Orbis

Milborne Wick, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Available as a unique pairing of properties with Papilio Creek, Orbis offers simple and contemporary living in the heart of rural Dorset.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub

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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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Avalon Manor

Avalon Manor

Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, UK

Superb 14th century large self-catering Manor House in Wiltshire. Stylish and historic, it's the perfect luxury country house.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (+ 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome (aged two and above)
Features: Games room, mini gym and tree house for children. A cedar hot tub and outdoor woodfired BBQ and pizza oven.

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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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Kingfisher Farm

Kingfisher Farm

Long Bredy, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, UK

Surrounded by a wild meadow and with far-reaching rural views, this luxury self-catering farmhouse near Hive Beach in Dorset is the family holiday location of dreams. 

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Features: Table tennis, badminton, football table, lawn croquet, bowls, Electric car charging point (available on prior request)

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Huntlington House

Huntlington House

Great Witley, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

A classic 17th century Jacobean hunting lodge with a glam rock heart, Huntlington House is a luxury Worcestershire manor with indoor pool and wellness spa, tennis court and children's play area.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym, tennis court, hedge maze, outdoor children´s play area and outdoor kitchen

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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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Benetfeld

Benetfeld

Binfield, Berkshire, UK

Ablaze against the green and pleasant fields of Berkshire, this unique country home is experiential, immersive and extraordinary; unlike any luxury private house rental before it.

Sleeps: Up to 16 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 & Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Pool table, croquet, golf net, gym equipment, yoga mats

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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, electric car charger

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Gulliver´s Hall

Gulliver´s Hall

Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Blending ancestral tales with elegant maximalism, Gulliver's Hall brings vitality to the soul; this is a secluded luxury self-catering home where escape where escapism and comfort are key.

Sleeps: Up to 21 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (April-October), sunken spa bath, sauna, steam room, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, paella burner, games and cinema room, tennis court, croquet lawn, two type 2 electric car charging points

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