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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. 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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The Knapp, Slad, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

The Knapp

Slad, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

 Settle yourself within the pages of Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie at The Knapp, where the everlasting magic of a Slad Valley childhood meets the Cotswolds of the 21st century.

Watermark, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, UK


Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, UK

A former boat repair workshop, Watermark is a luxury waters’-edge home on the River Dart in Devon's Stoke Gabriel; expect canoes instead of cars, children crabbing on the causeway, and chic shacks serving lemon-thyme wine to swim-ups.

Elberta Barn, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, UK

Elberta Barn

Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, UK

The luxury country home of a curator turned landscape designer, who transformed what was a “glorious storeroom for bicycles” into a lived-in art exhibition, Elberta Barn is a voluminous space in Wakes Colne near the Suffolk border.

Nocturne, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK


Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

A period home with an in-house movie parlour and hot tub in Stow-on-the-Wold, Nocturne is a tincture for the kinetic whirl of city life, where it's quite possible to vanish hours in a state of flow between the gardens and Cotswolds wine cellars.

Carnivāle, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, UK


Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, UK

From the creators of Bestival, Carnivāle is a luxury waterfront home near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. With a heated pool, skate ramp, and access to the Solent, this bohemian beach house happens when barefoot island life meets private festival.

Hansa, Weston-under-Lizard, Shropshire, UK


Weston-under-Lizard, Shropshire, UK

A luxury Victorian gothic cabin with a woodfired hot tub in 200 acres of woodland, on Shropshire's Bradford Estates, that blurs the lines between reality and fairytale. Come here for true reconnection with nature, and each other.

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Meet our homeowners


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.

Any Day Stays - Collections

Any Day Stays

From anniversary spots to party-ready manors, these luxury homes open their doors any day of the week, making them the ultimate flexi staycation.

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New Arrivals - Collections

New Arrivals

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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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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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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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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The secret gardensThe secret gardens

The secret gardens


And just like that, it was summer. Now’s the time to visit those homes with rosemary-scented potagers and apple orchard. But best hurry, before the bees and butterflies beat you to it.

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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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