Who needs an overseas holiday when we’re in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK? Not convinced? Whether you’re more of a beach, countryside or city person at heart, there’s a stylish airbnb property to suit all tastes. Scroll down to book the ones of everyone’s wishlist.
A Georgian property in East London (£220 per night, sleeps 4)
Located in the uber-cool Hackney, this Georgian townhouse marries classic English architecture with vintage decor blends and modern furniture, and we love the bold artwork featured throughout. It’s a stone’s through away from the restaurants and cafes of trendy East London, as well as two parks, one of which includes a lido.
A cosy cabin in Hampshire (£75 per night, sleeps 2)
The aptly named ‘Magic Cottage‘ is a pretty wooden cabin in the peaceful walled garden of a 16th Century stable block house, not far from the seaside towns of Fareham and Portsmouth. It has everything you need from a fully-equipped kitchen to a king size bed and freeview.
A converted Gothic church in Wells (£1,114 per night, sleeps 17)
A railway carriage in Cornwall (£100 per night, sleeps 8)
A modern hayloft in the Cotswolds (£120 per night, sleeps 4)
The hayloft (it was originally a farm building) has been converted it into a 2 bed suite with a ‘shed bathroom’ and a large lounge. It’s worth nothing there is no kitchen facility – think of it as a posh hotel room. However, it’s right in the heart of the village which has good restaurants, ancient pubs and independent shops.
A room in an eco home in Bristol (£45 per night, sleeps 2)
This peaceful and private room within an indoor courtyard is set in a self built eco house, surrounded by woods, scrap, art and artists, workshops, walks – perfect for a quiet couple of nights in the country.
A farmhouse garden cabin in the Cotswolds (£85 per night, sleeps 2)
This recently refurbished garden cabin offers stunning views across The Cotswolds, and is a short walk into village. The spacious and cosy cabin comes with a k ingsize bed, TV, Internet, fridge and log burner.
A room in a castle in Cumbria (£180 per night, sleeps 2)
Whilst you don’t get to rent the entire castle, a room in the castle is the next best thing. Built in 1841 as a Victorian gentlemen’s folly, this castle is now a real family home with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set in 15 acres of grounds in a rural setting the castle is best visited with a car. On the edge of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, this is a great place to explore Northern England. Some bedrooms have four posters, roll top baths, fireplaces – all are beautiful, interesting and warm.
An old mill in Kent (£175 per night, sleeps 2)
The Old Smock Mill is a romantic place for couples. Everything is designed to unwind you from the moment you walk in. It is surrounded by the lovely Kent countryside where you can ramble and refresh yourselves by perhaps ending the day in one of the great pubs cosy by a log fire in Winter or in Summer in an English garden.