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These Are The Airbnbs Brits Really Want To Stay In

The folks at Airbnb has revealed their 21 most wishlisted properties of 2021, and every single one is in the UK.Confirming the growing population of staycations, the properties range from an undercover woodland treehouse in West Sussex to a luxury glamping pod in southwest Wales.Many of the in-demand properties are situated in secluded countryside locations, underlining the way pandemic life has made us crave nature. “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. “As we prepare to be able to travel once again, where previously, our most wishlisted homes have been dominated by far-flung and exotic destinations, this year it’s all about the rural retreats to explore on domestic shores.”Click through this slideshow for 21 slices of staycation inspo.The Pigsty, Winchester This woodland hideaway is situated on a working farm around 3 miles from the historic city of Winchester. Inside you’ll find a king-sized bed, kitchen, TV, luxurious roll top bath and separate shower room. From £165 per nightThe Willow, Pembrokeshire This luxury glamping pod in southwest Wales has a full kitchen and its own hot tub. It also has WiFi, so it’s perfect if you like the idea of being remote, but not too remote.From £140 per nightTwmbarlwm Luxury Retreat, Gwent, Wales This holiday cabin has been built discretely into the south Wales hills. It’s located on a working farm with its own wildlife pond, and also benefits from WiFi.From £131 per nightThe Pond and Stars Cabin, Abergele, Wales With views of the beautiful Welsh countryside from the bedroom, and its own cosy porch swing, this pond cabin is a perfect romantic bolthole.From £110 per nightTraditional Log Cabin, Kent Perched on a private lake near Royal Tunbridge Wells, this traditional log cabin has its own kitchen, bathroom and outdoor seating area. It’s a great spot for glimpsing local wildlife including deer and the lake’s resident kingfisher.From £100 per nightUndercover Woodland Treehouse, West Sussex Located in a private wood, this pretty treehouse has an eco-friendly compost toilet and open-air hot shower. You can cook over an open fire, but it’s only a 10-minute walk from a local pub if you’re just not in the mood. From £80 per nightUnique Glamping Hut, Sutton “Unique” isn’t an oversell: this bespoke clamping hut is made partly from a converted boat. It has running water, a walk-in shower, WiFi and a bedroom that can offer a kingside double bed or two singles. From £200 per nightThe Old Bakery, Surrey Located in the beautiful South Downs National Park, this two-room detached barn could be just the spot for some remote working before lockdown ends.From £90 per nightSunset Beach Cabin, Cumbria This two-bedroom beach cabin in the Lake District has charming wooden interiors, its own hot tub and stunning views of the Irish Sea. From £197 per nightAirship 001, Billingshurst This aluminium pod tucked away in a private woodland is definitely a unique retreat. It has a kitchen, bathroom and indoor fireplace, but WiFi is limited, so it’s probably not the place for a working staycation.From £131 per nightScandinavian Cabin, Cumbria This traditional Scandinavian cabin is located close to beautiful Lake Windermere. It has a large barbecue pit in the centre to cook on, and toilet facilities right next door.From £84 per nightThe Lodge, Heathfield Set in the grounds of a 17th century Sussex farmhouse, this cosy lodge has stunning views of the South Downs and access to a private tennis court. From £115 per nightThe Buzzardry Woodland Treehouse, East Sussex This two-bedroom treehouse sleeps up to four people in comfort. The master bedroom has a copper bathtub with views over the treetops, and there’s a decked terrace for alfresco dining.From £300 per nightToad Hall Luxury Lodge, Norfolk This treehouse lodge sleeps up to four adults and three children in a secluded countryside setting. There’s under-floor heating and a hot tub, so no need to worry about feeling that British evening chill.From £329 per nightLoveday Cottage, Staveley-in-Cartmel This rustic cottage in the heart of the Lake District is packed with character but not old-fashioned: it comes equipped with super-fast internet and a Sonos sound system.From £189 per nightThe Orchid Suite Barn, Mayfield This self-contained suite, part of a converted stable building, has a huge 50ft living room with its own cinema screen. It’s located in Mayfield in East Sussex.From £150 per nightRomantic Field Barn, Grindon This compact and full modernised 16th century barn is the perfect base from which to explore the lovely countryside of the Peak District. From £100 per nightHillside Hideaway, Dorset This one-bedroom cottage has panoramic views over Lyme Bay and a freestanding bath. There’s even a lovely old oak tree you can read under – idyllic, tbh.From £169 per nightFarm Barn, Warwickshire Situated on a working farm in the Warwickshire countryside, this bijou barn benefits from a hot tub, barbecue and its own alfresco dining area.From £150 per nightLynbrook Cabin, HampshireThis cute cabin in the New Forest has a six-person hot tub at its disposal, plus showering and toilet facilities in a neighbouring horse box.From £115 per nightThe Weekender, CornwallThis one-bedroom “tiny house” has beautiful views of the North Cornwall countryside. It’s a great place for a secluded weekend away.From £92 per nightLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?



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