Top 10 Airbnb Most Wanted Historic Homes in the UK
From castles to character castles cottages, Airbnb has unveiled the most sought-after historic homes in the UK as part of its new Historic Homes category. Whether you’re curious about heritage or want to immerse yourself in England’s colorful past, these homes are perfect for stepping back in time.
“The new Historic Homes category on Airbnb will not only allow travelers around the world to experience the richness of Britain’s cultural heritage, but it will also open up previously overlooked destinations and help disperse tourism and its economic benefits more evenly.” , says Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb.
Need inspiration for a stay? Take a look at the full list below…
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Old Loch Ness Abbey, Fort Augustus, Scotland
Arriving at this former abbey is a pulse racing. One of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland, features include high chapel ceilings, stained glass windows, a spectacular pool and a giant chessboard in the garden. All decor is thoughtfully in keeping with the historic nature of the building, but expect certain comforts as well, like fluffy bathrobes, slippers, and crisp linens.
Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland
This Scottish castle is fit for royalty. First located in the 12th century, the property was once the seat of secret Scottish parliaments and was also a haven for escaped monarchs (James VI and I in 1583). When you’re not wandering the beautiful gardens, head inside to explore the keep, tower rooms, and vaulted ceilings.
Chapel on the Hill, County Durham
Escape to the countryside and forget life’s misfortunes with this charming chapel in the recesses of County Durham. A boutique conversion of a Methodist chapel, there is certainly plenty to do, with the interior space consisting of four bedrooms, a large food, and a modern bathroom with bath and roll-in shower. Don’t forget your walking shoes…
Romantic medieval castle, Peebles, Scotland
Rustic barn, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
Set on acres of wildflower meadows, this rustic barn is ideal for vacationers looking to get away from it all.
‘Our cottage offers a chance to explore the wonderful rugged North Cornish coast at its best,’ say the hosts. “Outside is a small fenced garden with seating and a table, beautifully covered in lichen, in which to sit and sip wine and take in our fabulous views.”
The Bridge House, Ballintuim, Scotland
Looking for something a little different? Perfect for visitors wanting a dose of history, The Bridge House was built on a bridge spanning the River Ardle in 1881. Our favorite features include the stone spiral staircases, traditional timber clad walls, wooden floors, in stone and the cozy wood-burning stove – ideal for warming up on a cold night.
16th century castle, Argyll, Scotland
Surrounded by 8,000 years of history, Kilmartin Castle combines stunning scenery with welcoming interiors. Thanks to heaps of TLC, the chateau has been given five new en-suite bedrooms, underfloor heating, walk-in shower rooms in the turrets, copper baths and a modernized kitchen . Guests can also expect to find gems from the past, including the original stone barrel-vaulted ceiling.
grade II windmill, norfolk, england
Enjoy a relaxing retreat at this seven-storey Grade II listed windmill in Norfolk – one of the UK’s most unique self-catering holiday accommodations. Offering spectacular 360 degree views of the stunning countryside, the interior space includes three charming circular bedrooms, large gardens, a games barn and its own outdoor swimming pool. Morning dips never tasted so good.
Unique Church Conversion, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Entire castle, Wiltshire, England
This honey-colored castle in the heart of Wiltshire is for anyone who has ever dreamed of renting a fairytale home. With space for 12 people, the self-contained property has six double bedrooms (all with four-poster beds), modern bathrooms, large common rooms and an extravagant dining room that seats up to 20 people.
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