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Gaia Farmhouse - Self-catering accommodation in Ullswater, Cumbria

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. Unique Homestays have curated a collection of the UKs most exclusive luxury cottages, for a unique self-catering experience that ensures the magic lasts long after the holiday ends.

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Terrarium, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, UK

Terrarium

Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, UK

Floating over a crystalline natural pool that starts where the sleek interior ends, this iconic Grand Design's house is wellness architecture embodied; a British lesson in biophilic design and eco-conscious family home that stands the test of time.

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

Weddings at The Lost Music Hall

Ipplepen, Totnes, Devon, UK

Wrapped up in an eccentric folklore all of its own, The Lost Music Hall is a luxury wedding venue in south Devon; an extravagant country manor that's no stranger to Champagne-drenched parties and sentimental revelries.

Usonia, Melrose, Scotland, UK

Usonia

Melrose, Scotland, UK

Picture a New York loft with white-washed bricks and polished oak floors, give it a dose of shrinking potion and tuck it away in the Scottish treetops; this is Usonia, a luxury self-catering sanctuary with sauna and hot tub on St Cuthbert's Way.

Lightkeepers, Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

Lightkeepers

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

A thoughtful renovation near Gwithian on north Cornwall’s St Ives, Lightkeepers is an elemental farmhouse with a plunge pool and an art gallery feel. Inside is an earthy chamber of marble plinths offset by textiles that bring the textures of Africa.

Stratum, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Stratum

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An offset twisting puzzle where layers of Trebarwith stone and pearl-white render appear to rotate independently of each other, Stratum is a luxury self-catering beach house where windswept hair and salty skin run amok.

Pepper Shack, Keyhaven, Lymington, Hampshire, UK

Pepper Shack

Keyhaven, Lymington, Hampshire, UK

A charcoal briquette that could replace the winter cave of even the most highfalutin hibernator, Pepper Shack is a liquorice-hued hideaway made for couples seeking a romantic hot tub retreat in Jane Austen’s county.

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Collections

Our curated collections span from architect-designed masterpieces to pared-back beach houses, luxury holiday cottages and flamboyant country houses in 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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Last Minute Luxury Breaks - Collections

Last Minute Luxury Breaks

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

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Valentine´s Breaks - Collections

Valentine´s Breaks

Unique Valentine´s Day breaks for a get-away-from-it-all adventure, from iconic beach huts to remote woodland cabins for two.

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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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Couples´ Retreats - Collections

Couples´ Retreats

From Valentine´s breaks to honeymooner´s hideaways, these luxury cottages were designed for couples with romance in mind.

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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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Unique Living

Our round-up of new-wave well-being escapesOur round-up of new-wave well-being escapes

Our round-up of new-wave well-being escapes

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You may have rushed in, but you’ll float out. It’s the travel era we’ve all been waiting for: new-wave well-being escapes that are deliberately unconventional.

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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 cottages in the most unique locations, and understand exactly what guests look for when it comes to a luxury self-catering escape.

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