These are Airbnb's most wish-listed homes in the UK for 2021

Laura Hampson
·5 min read
The Unique Glamping Hut in Sutton is one of Airbnb's most wish-listed destinations in the UK(Airbnb)
The Unique Glamping Hut in Sutton is one of Airbnb's most wish-listed destinations in the UK(Airbnb)

While we dance with the fact that we may be able to travel overseas this summer, your safest bet for a summer holiday is to book one locally.

Airbnb has revealed its top wish-listed homes in the UK for us to fawn over, with a domed cabin in Winchester called “The Pigsty” taking the top spot.

“The pandemic has prompted a fundamental shift in travel and a realignment of what’s most important to us as human beings,” an Airbnb spokesperson said.

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“As we prepare to be able to travel once again, where previously, our most Wish-listed homes have been dominated by far-flung and exotic destinations, this year it’s all about the rural retreats to explore on domestic shores.”

Read on to see the 21 homes that made this year’s list.

The Pigsty, Winchester

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

A luxury woodland hideaway with views of Vale Farm, The Pigsty’s domed design houses a chic roll-top tub and a cosy, open-plan living space.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

The Willow, Pembrokeshire

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

A glorious glamping spot just two miles from Pembroke, when you’re not soaking in The Willow’s private hot tub, Barafundle Bay (regularly voted one of the world’s best beaches) is just a short drive away.

Sleeps: 4 | Book here

Twmbarlwm Luxury Retreat, Gwent, Wales

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

A secluded spot on the Risca countryside of Twmbarlwm, this luxury cabin sleeps four so it’s perfect for a family holiday or a two household escape.

Sleeps: 4 | Book here

The Pond and Stars Cabin, Abergele, Wales

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

If you’re in need of a country escape, look no further. Simply plonk yourself on the porch swing and marvel at the rolling hills stretching to the horizon and breathe in the fresh rural air.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Traditional Log Cabin, Kent

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Just a 10 minute drive from the Kentish town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, this traditional log cabin is set on a working livestock farm. The phone signal is patchy which means you get an accidental digital detox as well. Bliss.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Undercover Woodland Treehouse, West Sussex

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Tucked away in 50 acres of private woodland, clinging to an old oak tree, this treehouse allows guests to get back to nature by cooking meals over an open fire and there’s an eco-friendly composting toilet on-site, too.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Unique Glamping Hut, Sutton

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Set within a converted boat dating back to 1945, this hut boasts an industrial-style kitchen and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

The Old Bakery, Surrey

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Set in the heart of South Downs National Park, this light-filled space has a kitchenette with complimentary teas, coffee and milk. While there is a flat above, both floors have a private entrance.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Sunset Beach Cabin, Cumbria

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Picture this: you’re sitting in your deck’s sunken hot tub (with a glass of wine in hand), watching the sun turn the sky’s hue pink as it sets over the horizon, while you listen to waves gently lap at the shore. Book a night at Sunset Beach Cabin to make this a reality.

Sleeps: 4 | Book here

Airship 001, Billingshurst

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Nestled in a private woodland, this aluminium pod overlooks a dew pond at one end and a meadow at the other. There’s a BBQ area on-site too for balmy summer evenings.

Sleeps: 3 | Book here

Scandinavian Cabin, Cumbria

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

A jaunt to the Lake District is in order to visit this Scandi-style cabin. With a large BBQ pit in the centre of the open-plan room, be sure to take marshmallows to toast during your stay.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

The Lodge, Heathfield

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Set in the grounds of a 1664 stone built traditional Sussex farmhouse, The Lodge has beautiful views of South Downs, exposed beam ceilings and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

The Buzzardry Woodland Treehouse, East Sussex

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Hidden amid a canopy of trees and accessed by a spiral staircase, The Buzzardry has high ceilings, a freestanding copper tub and a lovely elevated deck.

Sleeps: 4 | Book here

Toad Hall, Norfolk

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

A luxury lodge with unspoilt views across the Norfolk countryside, Toad Hall has a private hot tub, underfloor heating, a wet room and space for up to six guests.

Sleeps: 6 | Book here

Loveday Cottage, Staveley-in-Cartmel

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

A romantic 250-year-old stone cottage in the Lake District, just half a mile from Lake Windermere, Loveday Cottage is completely renovated with rustic decor and a cosy fireplace.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

The Orchid Suite Barn, Mayfield

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

The Orchid Suite doesn’t do things by halves - the living room measures 50ft with a 10ft cinema screen, a deep Japanese-style sunken bath can be found in the ensuite and there's underfloor heating too.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Romantic Field Barn, Grindon

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Hidden away in the Peak District, the aptly-named Romantic Field Barn has a fully-equipped kitchen, a “floating” double bed and glass floor panels.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Quarryman's Cottage, Dorset

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Built in the 1800s and newly-renovated, Quarryman's Cottage has beautiful views across to Lyme Regis - best seen from the cottage’s deep soak tub.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Farm Barn, Warwickshire

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Set on a working farm amid a newly planted vineyard, this converted barn has beautiful beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls and a private hot tub to enjoy.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

Lynbrook Cabin, Hampshire

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Sitting pretty in New Forest’s peaceful countryside, Lynbrook Cabin has a raised deck with an outdoor hot tub and a small kitchenette.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

The Weekender, Cornwall

(Airbnb)
(Airbnb)

Perched in pretty Bude, just seconds from a coastal path, The Weekender sits just next to the Cornish coast with views of rolling hills and the azure sea.

Sleeps: 2 | Book here

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