Written by Louise Dunne

Best UK Airbnbs with stunning interiors

Planning a staycation and looking to hole up in a beautiful property? Or just want to get inspired and make your own place feel like a holiday home? The Good Homes team pick their best Airbnb in the UK for staycations with beautiful interiors that delight and inspire…

Airbnb offers a wholly different experience to a hotel stay. Not only do you get a space to call your own, you get to step into somebody else’s life for a little while, experiencing an area from the point of view of a local resident, rather than a tourist. But with so much choice, where do you start? With the Airbnb Plus filter.

Conduct your search as usual, then, in the filter drop-down – where you can specify the number of people, whether you want an Airbnb with a swimming pool, hot tub, or by the sea – you can also select Airbnb Plus, where you get a whole new world of the best Airbnbs in the UK and beyond. These properties certifiably outshine the rest. They have to pass an in-person inspection in order to qualify, and are selected and verified for high standards of comfort, quality, and style. 

Here are 9 of the best Airbnbs in the UK to inspire your staycay, or even your own home improvement projects… 

1. Cosy woodland lodge with hot tub, Kent

This quirky, cosy lodge in Kent offers Alpine-themed décor and vintage touches, along with the views of the countryside through the huge bifold doors. Out on the terrace there’s a hot tub and BBQ. The bedroom is up on the mezzanine floor, with a huge skylight over the bed so you can sleep under the stars in the comfort. 

  • Average price per night: £142
  • Guests: 1
  • Bedrooms: 1

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Best Airbnb UK: cosy cabin in Kent with hot tub

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2. Jane Austen’s House, Bath

This unique Airbnb, once home to the famous novelist, makes the ideal writer’s retreat. Each room is full of character, channelling the Cottagecore aesthetic with shelves full of curious objects the owners have collected on their travels. The rustic stone floors, antique furniture and walls teeming with artwork make this a super cosy and characterful retreat.

  • Average price per night: £184
  • Guests: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2

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Jane Austen house, eclectic furniture, artistic rustic style, best UK Airbnb Bath

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3. The Granary at Manor Farm, Somerset

This old stone barn Airbnb with views over the Mendips exudes charm. It’s bright and spacious with high ceilings, exposed beams, splashes of colour, comfy, contemporary and a country-style kitchen and bathroom. It also has a pool area teeming with tropical plants, making this peaceful Chew Valley retreat on of the best Airbnbs in the UK. It’s certainly a great spot to find your zen.

  • Average price per night: £108
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1

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4. The plywood flat, Edinburgh

Industrial design is everywhere in this modern Airbnb apartment, close to the centre of Edinburgh. The interplay of metal and wood furnishings, along with the hexagonal tiles, make this a state-of-the-art home and a great base to explore the eclectic city surrounding it. Also, the clever use of colour prevents this space from feeling cold and unloved, as some industrial-style spaces can.

  • Average price per night: £110
  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1

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5. Chic apartment, Edinburgh

Also located in Edinburgh, this designer apartment offers a classic style in a cosy space. The high-end appliances and furnishings – all luxurious fabrics in a palette of greys and blues – along with exposed original stone walls throughout the home, make this one of the best Airbnbs in UK. It’ll make you feel like a Royal in hiding for the weekend!

  • Average price per night: £128
  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2

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Chic apartment in edinburgh with grey scheme hallway and bedroom, exposed stone wall

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6. Stylish apartment near Harrods, Knightsbridge

Steps from Harrods, this Knightsbridge apartment is sleek and chic features. Hospitality experts have tested this Airbnb for criteria including location, comfy beds, living space, a good host and proximity to great restaurants and bars. It is comfortable and quiet with smart TVs, lots of lovely artwork and decorative accessories. It also has a glorious atrium snug with mirrored wall and tropical plants.

  • Average price per night: £460
  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2

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Knightsbridge apartment near Harrods available to rent for short stay

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7. Contemporary stone cottage, Wiltshire

Bath-stone walls, original beams and a wood-burning stove await in this cottage located just a short stroll from Bradford On Avon. A masterclass in contemporary cottage decor, this spacious Airbnb is decorated in a crisp, clean palette of greys and creams wooden and leather furnishings and a smattering of cowhide rugs adding character. Outside, there’s a lawn and a sun-trap gravel courtyard.

  • Average price per night: £150
  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2

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best airbnb UK: cottage in wiltshire near bath

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8. Renovated fisherman’s cottage, Cornwall

This fisherman’s cottage in Mousehole has been beautifully renovated to show how original features can work perfectly with modern finishes. It has a cosy fireplace, beamed ceilings and a stunning walk-in shower and sink area with hammered bronze basin. There’s also an upstairs is an open-plan bedroom with a white wooden vaulted ceiling, super-king-size bed and hanging egg chair.

  • Average price per night:
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedroom: 1

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fisherman's cottage holiday home in mousehole, cornwall

9. Carren Bach cottage, Pembrokeshire

Carren Bach cottage is a restored historic miner’s cottage with flagstone floors, beamed, vaulted ceilings, hot tub cabin and BBQ deck. The cosy original features meet contemporary conveniences such as underfloor heating and a free-standing bath tub, making this the ideal spot to unwind. Located in Pembrokeshire National Park, it’s also a great base to explore the surrounding National Trust land and spot all kinds of wildlife, or just wander into nearby villages to enjoy the pubs and restaurants.

  • Average price per night: £180
  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2

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Pembrokeshire cottage with hot tub and bbq on airbnb

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