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Welcome to Unique Homestays

Holidays matter.
They are our lifeline to sanity, a chance to step away from everyday life and reconnect with the people we love; a time to relax, to be the real us, or indeed to be whoever we want to be. Once the sand has been washed from the toes, the suitcase of memories safely stowed away, you'll soon discover the magic of a Unique Homestays experience lasts long after the holiday ends.

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Viola, Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

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.

Cabin Tapio, Fordingbridge, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Cabin Tapio

Fordingbridge, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 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.

Ivy Cove, Holbeton, Noss Mayo, Devon, UK

Ivy Cove

Holbeton, Noss Mayo, Devon, UK

Perfectly placed for both sun baking and storm watching, Ivy Cove is a luxury cottage near Noss Mayo where colorful modern design and spectacular coastal views go hand in hand.

Alba Beach House, St Ives, Cornwall, UK

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.

The Fourth Wall, Covent Garden, London, UK

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.

Smokehouse Cottage, Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Smokehouse Cottage

Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

A white stone dot tucked beneath the hills, discover a piece of Wales' wild magic at this secluded bolthole on the Pembrokeshire coast. Formerly a smokery, this reclaimed fisherman’s cottage has been cleverly reinvented to create an authentic refuge hideaway.

Island intoxication 

Voyage across the British Isles to discover a world of rolling green hills and mist-shrouded mountains, crumbling seaside castles and long sandy beaches.

Collections

Our curated collections of luxury retreats span from architect-designed masterpieces to pared-back beach houses and flamboyant country homes in acres of secret gardens. All hand-picked and visited by our team.

New and Coming Soon - Collections

New and Coming Soon

Be the first to see what´s soon to be joining the portfolio as well as the newest additions to our unique, hand-picked collection. 

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Impulse Escapes - Collections

Impulse Escapes

Inspiration for impromptu getaways, our luxury cottages and retreats offer indulgent last minute escapes without the planning.

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Luxury Festive Breaks - Collections

Luxury Festive Breaks

Real homes packed with personality, our exclusive Christmas and New Year breaks offer atmospheric venues for vibrant gatherings.

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Coastal Retreats - Collections

Coastal Retreats

From modern beach houses to bohemian self-catering cottages by the sea, spend days watching the waves in one of our luxury coastal cottages.

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Luxury Homes with Hot Tubs - Collections

Luxury Homes with Hot Tubs

Plot your escape to one of these exclusive, hand-picked luxury self-catering cottages with hot tubs for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating break.  

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Couples´ Retreats - Collections

Couples´ Retreats

From Valentine breaks to honeymoon hideaways, these boltholes were designed for couples with luxury and romance in mind.

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Unique Living

Cabin hideouts: the best luxury cabins in the UK & Ireland
Cabin hideouts: the best luxury cabins in the UK & IrelandCabin hideouts: the best luxury cabins in the UK & Ireland

Cabin hideouts: the best luxury cabins in the UK & Ireland

1st November 2020 by Lauren

There´s something soothing about taking up residence between walls made of timber, where the wild views and scent of the forest floor combine with mankind. This month we shine a light on the cosiest luxury cabins across the UK & Ireland.

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Home finding

If you’ve been inspired by our collection and would love to create your own Unique Homestay, let us assist with finding the perfect property for you. Across the British Isles and beyond, we market out-of-the-ordinary holiday homes in the most amazing locations and understand exactly what guests look for when it comes to a unique luxury escape.

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