If You’re Planning A UK Holiday This Summer, You Need To Check Out These Luxury UK Home Rentals
Are you in (desperate) need of some holiday planning, but nervous about travelling abroad this year? With so many government changes around foreign holidays, we don’t blame you. But instead of stressing about trips abroad, allow us to enlighten you with the UK’s most luxurious holiday rentals – from the best Airbnbs to the most insta-worthy home rentals on vrbo and Plum Guides – so you don’t have to worry about crossing borders at all.
With availability of the (seriously) best Airbnbs in the UK and most incredible luxury holiday rentals, we have searched high and low for the coolest and most unique bed and breakfasts (plus hotels and whole apartments) the UK has to offer.
In England, self-contained accommodation, which includes second homes, self-catering cottages and caravans – opened on the 12th April for household lets occupied by groups of six, or larger if everyone present is only from two households. That means you can travel to an Airbnb or luxury holiday rental within England – but it’s worth checking out individual rules for the rest of the UK as they can differ.
‘You must not share a private vehicle in groups larger than 6 people (except when everyone present is from no more than 2 households), unless your journey is made for an exempt reason,’ the government website reads.
With that in mind, we’re here to help you find the best luxury holiday rental that occupies that impossible space of being both nonchalantly low-key but photogenically extra at the same time. It’s a tall order alongside all our other requirements and it’s something a lot of people are googling. ‘Vrbo holiday rentals’, ‘Best Airbnbs UK’ and ‘luxury holiday rentals UK’ are all currently breakout search terms on Google.
So if you’re after a luxury holiday rental that doesn’t require anywhere near the level of admin that it does to pop to Singapore and snap that sunset silhouette, we’ve got you covered. No plane required. Take scroll and check out the most beautiful Airbnbs and luxury holiday rentals for yourself…
The best luxury holiday rentals in the UK…
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Ocean Dreaming is exactly that – an exquisite townhouse with sublime coastal views. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a delectable rooftop terrace offer panoramic views of the breathtaking coast. Sleeping up to 8, this property starts at £666 per night with a minimum 7-night stay.
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Sleeping up to 2 for £244 per night, this penthouse offers unparalleled views over Bath’s rooftops and abbey, ideal for a couple seeking a cultural city break.
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From £117 per night for up to 2 people, Withy Lane is a charming getaway. The kind of place that offers instant tranquillity, it’s set in the Cornish countryside, about twenty minutes away from Penzance by car.
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An incredible estate that sits on high-ground, offering unparalleled seascape views, this villa is flooded with natural light thanks to its sunny position. From £243 per night, it sleeps up to 11!
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Sleeping up to 4, this elegant converted barn is beautifully decorated with modern works of art that embellish even the swimming pool, whose Jacuzzi jets and salt water are perfect for ailing limbs after hikes. From £430 per night.
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At £453 per night, this rustic home sleeps up to 10. Tucked away behind Fosse Way and down a private driveway, Lakeside House is a charming home that’s perfect for those that need some time away from the hustle and bustle.
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This cottage is the perfect countryside bolthole; its sloping terraced garden overlooks the sparkling Bewl Lake. Sleeping up to 2, it starts at £226 per night with availability running out!
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The Parish Stone is a classic country cottage with an idyllic walled garden and a luxury interior. Being only a twenty-minute drive from Bath, you’re near to excellent restaurants, cafes and historical sights. It sleeps up to 4 for £344 per night.
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Living on the grounds of a 16th century country-house in the lush green Cotswolds (the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) already creates the ideal setting for nature lovers. Sleeping up to 4, it starts at £172 per night.
The best vrbo holiday rentals in the UK
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With breathtaking views of the coast and just a 10 minute walk to the beach, this beautiful house sleeps up to 6 for £200 per night.
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The cottage is in a designated ‘Dark Skies’ reserve, and the quantity and brightness of stars that can be seen whilst relaxing in the hot tub is truly amazing. Sleeping up to 5, it’s £105 per night.
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Rated five stars by Visit Wales, the cottage is a newly renovated luxury two-bedroom detached holiday cottage with mesmerising sea views. Sleeping up to 4 for £141 per night, it’s a real steal.
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Bye Mills shepherd hut is in the old fashioned garden of Bye Mills Farm nestling in between the vegetable and herb garden with views either across the fruit trees of the garden or the fields to the river. A stunning location with beautiful walks in all directions and ideally located for exploring Bristol, Bath and Wells. Sleeping up to 2, it’s £141 per night.
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A house with breath taking uninterrupted views of the North Sea, this sleeps up to 5 for £125 per night.
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Sitting on the dramatic North Devon coastline within Exmoor National Park, this modern bungalow enjoys a stunning cliff top location with views out to sea and across the moorlands – while benefitting from direct access to the South West Coast Path. Sleeping up to 4, it’s £200 a night.
The best Airbnbs in the UK…
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Quite literally a big house in the country. It’s a converted granary with enough space to sleep you and 15 of your nearest and dearest. There is also a tennis court if you and your mates are that way inclined.
£600 per night
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With over 300 5 star reviews, you can book Briar Lodge in complete confidence. Located in Dorking, this tranquil yet luxe log cabin is ideal for a romantic getaway, with activities such as cycling, fishing and hiking available to do at National Trust sites nearby. There’s also a BBQ available on-site, making for the perfect British summer getaway.
£110 per night.
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If your idea of heaven is seeing donkeys roaming from your window, you’re in luck. This one-bedroom Barn conversion in the Cornish countryside offers a complete break from it all, without compromising on luxury. You can have it all; roam around the farm, then come home and relax in the tub. Bliss!
£184 per night.
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Down the river among the trees in the Cairngorms National Park you’ll find a cottage with a hot tub and open fires. The stuff of rustic, autumn getaway dreams. Sleeps 10, but you’ll probably be just as tempted to go it alone.
£355 per night
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Here’s a little evidence of how nice houseboats can be. We’re talking hard wood flooring throughout and a private garden with decking for when you want to come up for air. Only enough room for you and a luck someone I’m afraid. But intimate is good too…
£129 per night
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Because why would you not want to live in a castle for a few days? IRL Disney Princesses rejoice, because you can (voluntarily) be locked (with the key) in this cute castle tower up in Aberdeenshire.
£145 per night
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If you’re all about the view this gem down in East Sussex might be a shout. ‘Alpha’ fits seven guests, is on a nameless, private road in the middle of a nature reserve and I’d pay the place a visit purely for the underfloor heating.
£350 per night
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If you and your mates have been looking for an excuse to visit West Buckland, here it is. Quite simply it’s a barn conversion, but a beautiful barn conversion suitable for all fun-times. The most exciting bit is that you can ask for two of the beautiful dogs to be part of the booking too!
£1,100 per night
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If you’re more into city breaks than country escapes, a trip up North could be just the ticket – and this luxury apartment in Leeds City Centre has everything you need. Did someone say free-standing tub?
£118 per night.
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Creepiness aside, it’s be pretty damn cool to be able to say you’ve slept in an Abbey. Great conversation material, right here in Suffolk. Sleeps 15 with five baths to share between you all.
£850 per night
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Question: is there any point visiting London without sleeping inside the church tower in Hackney? Answer: yes, obvs. But you and your pals could be some of the few who can say that this is what they did, though. It get’s booked up really far in advance though so move quickly if you fancy it.
£252 per night
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Another castle for the wannabe princesses out there. It’s entirely self catered, so no chance of the cutlery and crockery from Beauty and the Beast popping in to serve tea. But on the plus side you’re only an hour away from Edinburgh if you get bored of the medieval vibes.
£650 per night
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You read that right: AirShip 002 is yours for the sleepin’. It’s an insulated aluminum pod with all the standard amenities with the addition of a huge fishbowl type view of the Scottish coastline.
£150 per night
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Who knew windmills could be romantic? Because apparently they can be. You’d have beautiful and dramatic views of the Kent countryside inside a three-floor fully restored windmill where you’ll also be left a basket of fresh eggs from the owner’s chickens when you arrive. What a treat.
£180 per night
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This is a cuter version of the sort of place that I imagine relatives of the Made In Chelsea cast to own. It’s where they go and frolic in the summer and play rounders and touch rugby and drink mimosas in between country walks. You could live that life for a weekend…
£292 per night
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Another Abbey, but this time with an indoor heated pool for you to enjoy/pose by. You’d be staying in a self catering that’s part of the wider holiday home known as The Highland Club and for where you’d be staying the price is pretty reasonable.
£130 per night
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Quaint cabin in the woods anywhere? It’s very cosy and was quite literally hand built with wood from the surrounding forrest. There’s also an outdoor fire pit for marshmallows and stuff.
£105 per night
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Fancy the Scandi but can’t make it out to the Nordics? Don’t worry you can get a similar type of vibe in Cornwall, don’t you know? Well, kind of. Six people can go stay at this beautiful hot tub boasting lodge on the side of a big hill.
£200 per night
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You’ll really be immersing yourself in another world with this one. Beyond your private room and out in the Rockaway grounds you’ll find a vegetable garden and a scrapyard/quarry thing a little outside the site boarders. You’d be staying in a family home but look how incredible that inside-outside conservatory.
£40 per night
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The view from the bed, you guys. THE VIEW FROM THE BED! Can you imagine waking up to anything more beautiful (and in England, for that matter)? Down in Camber you need to find a way to stay at this house that’s quite literally on the beach. Enough space for eight which’ll lessen the financial blow and did we mention the view from the bed?
£530 per night
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You could go for any old room in any old establishment, or you could stay in a room in this fairytale cottage that is oozing with romance and family history. Just saying.
£170 per night for 6 nights.
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See here: the cabin of dreams. It’s got those endearing countryside vibes but is half way between Kendal and Windermere. The shower isn’t located in your cabin, but the greenery is probs worth it.
£60 per night
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