Category lodging

The best Airbnbs in the UK and Ireland

For a low-key weekend break in the UK countryside, or a city sleepover amid the buzz of London, taking over a whole building via Airbnb is a brilliant option: lots of space to spread out in, no other guests to worry about and the chance to really live like a local. Before Airbnb was founded in 2008, tracking down a holiday home was much harder. Now it’s almost too easy – there are millions of properties listed on the site – but search fatigue can be overwhelming. Which is where we come in.

To point you in the right direction, we’ve started a round-up of our favourite Airbnbs – with one or two from alternative homestay sites – across some of the UK’s best places to visit, from the South West to Scotland...

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Tried and tested beach house rentals in the UK

After a year stuck inside, our collective longing for wide-open spaces, natural light, vast stretches of ocean and immediate access to the wilderness feels more urgent than ever. From Camber to Cumbria, these properties have interiors as striking as their views, designed to reflect the natural beauty of their surroundings. Whether you want to immerse yourself in a waterfront community or retreat to the most remote corners of the country, we’ve rounded up the best studios, holiday homes, cottages and huts with views of the beach and beyond.

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