The 9 most desired Airbnbs in the UK

This four-storey windmill in the heart of Kent's countryside makes the perfect couple's retreat.

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This four-storey windmill in the heart of Kent’s countryside makes the perfect couple’s retreat.
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Just because summer is nearly over, it doesn’t mean you have to hole up at home for all of autumn and winter.

Airbnb has revealed a list of the most lusted-after properties on their site throughout the UK in order to help impart some autumn travel inspiration.

The properties were chosen based on the number of Airbnb members that have added each to their “wish-list” of must-visit locations.

Featuring everything from grand hallways to secret bedrooms, the list contains plenty of properties that you can escape to without even needing to board a plane – and features plenty of log fires you can curl up in front of, too.

Scroll on to discover the nine most-desired properties on Airbnb in the UK.


9. Docked in London’s Little Italy, “Jessie” the narrowboat may only be six feet wide but can sleep up to four people. The barge — which costs around £150 per night — features a full bathroom, TV, wifi, a wood-burning stove, and a deck where visitors can watch other barges saunter by.

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Check out Jessie’s listing on Airbnb here.


8. Ambers Bell Tents in North Norfolk take “glamping” to another level, turning the summer past-time into a possibility all year round from £95 per night. Located in the stunning grounds of Mannington Hall and Gardens, the cluster of nine bell tents are decked out with proper beds and mattresses, wooden flooring, and a variety of other luxurious benefits including a private sauna and a pizza oven.

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View the nine tents and their various amenities here.


7. Dairsie Castle has seen military sieges, secret parliaments, and runaway monarchs since it was first sited in the 12th century. Now the castle, just a 15-minute drive from St Andrews, can be rented out by groups of up to 13 people and makes the perfect base camp from which to set off and explore some more of Scotland’s legends. A one night stay starts at £550, which comes in at just £42.30 per person between a group of 13.

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Read all about Dairsie Castle’s history here.


6. This stunning, modern house situated in Hammersmith is just walking distance from the River Thames and boasts great travel connections to all of London’s must-see sites. What’s more, you can stay in this roomy townhouse for just £65 a night — sun-trap garden included, weather permitting.

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Take a further look at the property here.


5. The Gatehouse to Ayton Castle has all the grandeur of an ancient building without the hefty price tag. For £102 a night, two people can take a country walk through Ayton village, visit the unspoiled sandy beaches nearby, and cosy up in front of the property’s log burner.

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Check out The Gatehouse’s Airbnb listing by clicking here.


4. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, this classical apartment is just a short walk from Edinburgh castle and other sites. The flat’s guest bedroom, costing £110 per night, is disguised behind a bookcase and forms a cosy den lit solely by reading lamps that even “Mary Queen of Scots would feel quite at home sleeping in,” according to its owners.

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Check out the rest of the apartment, including the secret guest room, here.


3. Perched in a treetop that looks out across the Cornish beaches and countryside, £100-a-night Tree Sparrow House is a fairytale cabin and magical retreat that harks back to childhood memories of camping out in a Wendy house — just with double-glazing and heating.

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See Tree Sparrow House’s full Airbnb listing by clicking here.


2. Old Smock Windmill stands four storeys tall and looks out across Kent’s lush countryside. Featuring exposed beams, high ceilings, and plenty of space, the entire renovated windmill can be rented out for just £175 a night.

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Check out Old Smock Windmill’s listing here.


1. This historic castle situated in rural Cumbria is the most lusted-after property on Airbnb in the UK. It boasts 15 ornate rooms each with distinctive themes that all highlight the estate’s grand past. With four-poster beds, fire places, and roll-top baths, visitors can book anything from one room (from £170) to the whole castle for £6,300 per night.

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Historic Castle, Cumbria
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Visit the castle’s listing on Airbnb by clicking here.