It’s safe to say that all the best Airbnbs in the UK have been booked up and busy for the past 19 months due to travel abroad being so limited. It’s given a huge boost to the UK travel market and staycations in general, especially over summer, and now people are starting to search for the perfect autumn/winter getaway. Us included.
Luckily, Britain can totally hold its own against the bustling European cities we’d usually jet off to this time of year (especially where Christmas markets are concerned) – but you have to know where to look. If you’ve got some annual leave left over to use up before the New Year and you fancy a weekend break to a historic town or to see some countryside then you’ve come to the right place.
Sure, there are holiday cottages with hot tubs to book, the best hotels in the UK to stay at, and plenty of romantic hotels in London, but sometimes you just want that home-away-from-home vibe.
And that’s exactly where Airbnb comes in: They are a great accommodation choice for both British and overseas holidays. Whether you’re looking for a cute and cosy holiday rental, a flashy apartment for a city break in the UK or a sweet spot for your girls’ weekend away, taking over an entire property gives you tonnes of space and privacy. Airbnbs allow you to feel totally at home in your chosen holiday destination – all while allowing you to explore a new place. Win, win.
Airbnb was founded back in 2008, and before its existence, it was immeasurably more difficult to find a holiday rental for your romantic weekend break/family holiday/boozy weekend away with your mates. Fast-forward to today and there are millions of properties onsite. You can search by location, date and number of people in your party before filtering properties by amenities (holiday homes with pools – yes PLEASE). You can also select to view Airbnb Plus properties only: this is a fairly new addition to the Airbnb family; the Airbnbs listed as “Plus” are the fanciest you can get. Case in point: this beachfront house with hot tub in Cornwall (obsessed) or this converted church in the Cotswolds.
With so many stunning properties to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing the best Airbnb for you. Enter: GLAMOUR’s guide to the best Airbnbs in the UK. But book them while you can! P.S. Don’t forget to save with our Airbnb discount codes – you’re welcome.