Just before everything went on pause, we started working with luxury holiday cottage and self-catering company Unique Homestays, specialists in remarkable private homes, hand-picked couples' retreats and family-friendly cottages, fully kitted out with all the little indulgences you could wish for.
So as we emerge from lockdown and staycation planning has well and truly started, we thought we would
share a few of our
favourite unique hideaways. After all, you already have the car sorted, you just need somewhere to go.
FAMILY COASTAL HOLIDAY
RYE HARBOUR, RYE, EAST SUSSEX, UK
Located just 2 miles from Rye, this legend-laden Victorian watch house in East Sussex has been transformed into a calming oasis of pared-back luxury. Once used to imprison drunken sailors the house is now a tranquil harbour-side hideaway offering amazing sea views in total comfort and style.
THE WEEKEND ESCAPE
BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, THE COTSWOLDS, UK
A short drive from London and into the Cotswolds you will find Little Scarlet in Burford. Once an old spice store, the cottage retains much of its past with exposed beams, cosy living spaces and private courtyard. But it’s the incredible bathroom taking up the entire second floor featuring two, yes two, crimson red slipper baths that really makes this stay unique.
FREATHY, WHITSAND BAY, CORNWALL, UK
This private clifftop retreat really does live up to its name ‘Daydreamer’. The views out to sea overlooking Whitsand Bay are breathtaking. The wraparound glass front and elevated position give this spacious beach hut a luxury penthouse feel. Oh, and there is an outdoor hot tub. I mean come on. Idyllic.
FOR THE BIG EVENT
NORTHCOTT BEACH HOUSE, BUDE, CORNWALL, UK
With room for 16 people, this Beach House on the Bude coast is ideal for those big event get-togethers we have all missed so much. Sitting on Northcott clifftop, the sea views go on forever, offering a stunning backdrop that changes with the seasons and weather. The wood-clad beach house itself has a traditional coastal pared-back luxury style with loads of room and dog friendly.