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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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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.

The Art House, Sutton, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

The Art House

Sutton, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

An idyllic private retreat where art deco architecture sits in manicured lawns and wildflower meadows, you'll feel far removed from the everyday at The Art House with its outdoor pool, tennis court and natural swimming lake.

Figgy Court, Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Figgy Court

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A 700-year old rustic grain barn reinterpreted - this charming self-catering couples’ retreat affords a slice of country living on modern terms. Honey-hued oak beams and hand-crafted furnishings are a celebration of yesteryear, with little luxuries like the riverside hot tub adding lashings of romance.

Nare’s Yard, Portloe, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

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.

Mulberry Mill, Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Mulberry Mill

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

There’s something quite special about this romantic old mill on the River Arun. Sandwiched between the High Weald and South Downs AONB with beautiful topiary gardens, this charming country home on the edge of Billingshurst is a rural idyll.

The Lost Music Hall, Ipplepen, Totnes, Devon, UK

The Lost Music Hall

Ipplepen, Totnes, Devon, UK

Created by a London dandy to serve as his secret retreat from society, this former music hall has been restored in all its Arts and Crafts glory to offer unique escapes in a hidden valley of Devon's South Hams AONB.

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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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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