Airbnb reveals the 10 most wanted UK homes since lockdown began
Brits haven’t been traveling much lately – obviously – but their wanderlust hasn’t been dampened, it seems.
According to Airbnb, they covet stays in breathtaking properties.
The global lettings platform today unveiled a list of the 10 most sought-after UK properties since lockdown began on March 23.
The ranking includes a forest lodge in Stoke-on-Trent, an oak cabin in Hemel Hempstead and a windmill in Kent.
The listing, says Airbnb, reveals Britons are particularly keen on stays in idyllic settings once travel is back on the agenda, with 70% of the listing made up of lodges, cabins and options of glamping.
Scroll down for photos of the top ten properties, shown here in reverse order, with the #1 ranked lodge at the bottom – but note that listings visible on Airbnb will not be bookable for UK stays. Uni that take place on or before July 3. , 2020.
ten. Off Grid Geodesic DomeNorthumberland
At No 10 is this incredible ‘geodesic dome’, located in rural Northumberland. The site, the listing says, is “completely off-grid” with water in containers, solar power and composting toilets. There are, however, touches of luxury. The double bed has a memory foam mattress and there is a wood-fired hot tub. The views? Beautiful. It costs £130 a night and sleeps two people.
9. House by the seaCleveleys, Lancashire
This epic beachfront home sleeps 15, costs £242 per night and includes a rooftop terrace, hot tub and cinema room. It is located a five minute walk from Blackpool town center
8. Old smocked windmillBeneden, rural Kent
Well, frankly, you had us at the windmill. This incredible four-storey property sleeps two and costs £210 per night
7. Private seaside retreatWeston-super-Mare
Oh, we love being by the sea, especially if it’s at this relaxing retreat that has a hot tub and chic decor. It costs £95 a night and sleeps two people.
6. Converted shipping container in a private meadowPoltimore, Devon
A shipping container might not sound like a great living option on paper, but this one has pine stools, a handmade reading chair and a wood-burning stove, plus a double bed and a sofa. It sleeps four and costs £90 per night.
5. Unique luxury cabinHereford
This gorgeous A-shaped cabin for two – called Little Hourstones – is on a farm in rural Herefordshire and costs £90 a night
4. Unique glamping experienceSutton (near Ely and Cambridge)
What you’re looking at here is a “beautifully converted 1945 boat in a private forest” that contains a king-size bed and an adjoining “boathouse” with an “eclectic industrial-style kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower. ‘Italian’. It sleeps two people and costs £150 a night.
3. Secluded country lodgemaidstone
If your budget sits at £110 then this gem might be for you. The listing says, “Embrace the quirky and cozy interiors of this romantic getaway. Open the patio doors and let the sounds of nature flow through the lodge. Fire up the barbecue, enjoy a good meal and then spend the evening in the hot tub gazing at the stars. Have been sold
2. Romantic oak cabinHemel Hempstead
Superhost Lilli, who host this #2 rated Oak Cabin, said: ‘We look forward to welcoming guests looking to relax in a comfortable environment. Our cabin offers the perfect location for a stay, allowing our guests to explore the beautiful British countryside. A stay costs £110 a night and the cabin sleeps two
1. Alton Forest LodgeStoke-on-Trent
Experience the UK’s most popular Airbnb – a ‘spacious woodland lodge’ that sleeps up to 12 people. There is a wood-fired hot tub, huge deck, stove, spacious living room and wood-burning stove. It costs £175 a night
The complete wishlist can be found here. Note – Airbnb does not recommend or endorse these listings or any other homes on the platform. Other ad sites are available. Overnight stays for leisure are currently banned across the UK. In England and Northern Ireland it is possible to drive to a beauty spot, but leaving your area is not permitted in Wales or Scotland.