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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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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.

In Clover, Witney, Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

In Clover

Witney, Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Wrap yourself in clover at this once-forgotten Cotswolds cottage encircled by private bluebell woods. A luxury take on a bucolic country retreat, this self-catering homestay flaunts a 12-person hot tub and sumptuous Soho Home furnishings.

Sweetpea Cottage, Kestle Mill, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

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.

The Walled Garden, Dyrham, Bath, The Cotswolds, UK

The Walled Garden

Dyrham, Bath, The Cotswolds, UK

Perhaps the most ornate vegetable store in the whole of England, The Walled Garden began life as a potato house for Dyrham Park. This romantic retreat sits on the western edge of the Cotswolds, not far from Bath and all its gleaming treasures.

Over Lemon River, Ashburton, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

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.

Mill of Arun, Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Mill of Arun

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A tranquil spot on the Arun River sets the scene for a grand self-catering getaway here in rural West Sussex. Throw in a magical four-story millhouse for the family, a romantic couples' barn and English topiary gardens - and the whole family are guaranteed a ball.

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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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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Dog-Friendly Escapes - Collections

Dog-Friendly Escapes

Luxury self-catering for dog-friendly escapes, these coastal cottages and country retreats are designed with discerning hounds in mind.

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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

Understated luxury
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Understated luxury

1st August 2020 by Francesca

If there´s one thing 2020 has taught us so far, it´s to see beauty in the littlest luxuries - simple, clean living being the biggest of them all. Now that travel restrictions are easing, demand for low-key lavish escapes has never been greater. Here we round-up the best holiday homes for UK staycations with a theme of understated luxury.

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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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