Unique Home Stays

This item appears on page 77 of the February 2012 issue.

Unique Home Stays (Lantern Cottage, Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4LP, U.K.; phone +44 [0] 1637 881942) manages B&B rentals plus rentals of private homes — self-catering houses, manor houses, castles, etc. — in 11 countries (mostly in Europe plus Morocco, South Africa and Canada).

Prices range from £40 to £50 ($52-$65) per person per night at a luxury B&B in Suffolk, England (two nights minimum), to €50,000 for a week in a villa at Lake Como, Italy (with manager, waiters, chef and maid).

Example — in Vertes National Park near Budapest, Hungary, Pippins cottage sleeps two. On a self-catering basis, it rents for £100-£120 ($154-$185), depending on season. Rental is inclusive of linen and towels plus soap, shampoo, etc., made from the estate’s lavender harvest. The kitchen has tea/coffee, cereals and condiments. Breakfast hampers with bread, jam and more cost €6.50 per person on prior request. Damages deposit is £500.