7 Airbnb lodges in and around Berkshire

Thousands of people in Berkshire will seek to escape later this year once lockdown restrictions are relaxed.

Many will want to fly to more exotic climates for the sun and sea they craved after months stuck at home.

The good news is that Berkshire is a beautiful county in its own right.

The glorious Thames runs through its heart and there are many remote villages to visit as the weather improves.

For those who wish to stay closer to home or for those who wish to visit our beautiful county, Airbnb offers a range of quirky and beautiful homes, apartments and cottages throughout the county.

Ranging from large and very expensive to much more modest and reasonably priced, there is something for everyone.

We’ve looked at some of the cabins available in and around Berkshire for those looking to get away from it all after the lockdown.

The old school, Ascot



The old school of Ascot

Price per night: £ 86

Number of guests: 2

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

Ascot is an exclusive part of the world and has huge estates worth millions, as well as the famous Ascot Racecourse.

This is a more modest cottage set in a private garden, approximately one mile from Ascot.

It consists of an open-plan studio with a seating area, a kitchenette and a bedroom with an en suite shower room.

It is self-catering and the owners say it is perfect for two people looking for a “comfortable and relaxing place to stay”.

Smoking is prohibited and guests are cautioned that they may encounter the owners’ three cats and chickens in the garden.

More information is here.

The Coachman’s Loft, Bucklebury



The Coachman’s Loft in Bucklebury

Price per night: £ 92 (minimum two night stay)

Number of guests: 2

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

This can be found in the affluent village of Bucklebury in West Berkshire.

He’s a former Coachman’s Loft.

Again, it is part of another house, but the owners say it “offers very modern comfort in a recently renovated space”.

The studio is only accessible by a staircase, which unfortunately makes it unsuitable for people with reduced mobility or people with young children.

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Cozy Hampshire Cottage



The chalet in Hampshire, just minutes from Newbury

Price per night: £ 100 (minimum three night stay)

Number of guests: 4

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

This one sits just beyond the Berkshire border, in the village of Newtown Common, Hampshire, about five minutes from Newbury.

It is very close to the home of Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle and Newbury Racecourse.

It is a two bedroom cottage, with a log burner and a family bathroom.

It has a private rear garden and patio.

There is also a communal pool if you go between May and September.

The host advises that additional guests in addition to the original reservation will incur additional charges.

More information is here.

Brand new guesthouse in Cold Ash



The guest house at Cold Ash

Price per night: £ 69

Number of guests: 2

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

Not an old fashioned cottage, but a brand new guesthouse in the garden of a larger house in the village of Cold Ash in West Berkshire.

The guest has a new private balcony and is located in the quiet woods of the village, just minutes from Newbury.

There is a large bathroom and a living room and a “fully equipped kitchen”.

Guests are cautioned that there may be construction work going on in the main house.

There is only one bedroom, so it’s not really family friendly, but couples looking for a few days might be interested.

More information is here.

Old Woodsman House, Cold Ash



The Old Grade II Listed Woodsman Cottage

Price per night: £ 105 (minimum two night stay)

Number of guests: 2

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

Cold Ash appears to be a hotbed of original Airbnb homes.

This is a recently renovated former lumberjack house dating from the 1700s.

It is Grade II listed and is located in an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty in the village.

It has a small kitchen, a living room and the owner agrees to “disinfect it meticulously” between visits.

There is one bedroom with a double bed, so again, not really suitable for families.

More information is here.

‘Magical’ Farm Cottage, Blewbury



A property in Blewbury for rent via Airnbnb

Price per night: £ 90 (minimum two night stay)

Number of guests: 2

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

Blewbury is a beautiful village in Oxfordshire, not far from Didcot.

This house has a large double bedroom, a good sized living room, kitchen and bathroom and guests can relax in its own walled garden.

It is a family home full of personal belongings and within walking distance of two pubs and a golf driving range.

Anyone wanting more information can find it here.



Summer House by the Thames, Reading



An airbnb in Mapledurham, near Reading
An Airbnb in Mapledurham, near Reading

Price per night: £ 70 (minimum three night stay)

Number of guests: 2

Smoking: No

Gite: Yes

Another property in someone else’s house, this is a summer house located on its own land near the River Thames at Mapledurham.

There is a hot tub and plenty of space.

There is a double bedroom, a kitchen and a shower room, as well as a large wooden deck and an outdoor gas barbecue.

It can accommodate two people, but the owner points out that there is enough space for the children to pitch a tent outside.

There are no pets, parties or smoking.

More information is here.

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