Airbnb is the place for renting a country cottage, if a rural retreat in a traditional home is your dream this summer. With staycations booming this post-coronavirus summer, why not explore a cozy getaway in a stunning natural settings without going abroad?
Granted, not all of the places on our list will be available immediately, with many booked up until the end of the summer. But some have availability in September – and what could be more relaxing than an early autumn break, while the weather's still mild, and the sunsets are gorgeous?
Fancy renting out a property you own? Find out how to become an Airbnb host in our guide – or go to the bottom of this page for a quick lowdown.
1. A garden cabin in the Cotswolds (opens in new tab)
How cute are the interiors of this Airbnb country cottage (opens in new tab)? But as well as all the lovely décor, it's also got a log burning fire, perfect for cosy night's in. This stay is located in the beautiful Cotswolds, so if you can drag yourself away from the fireside, there's loads of countryside to explore and it's just a ten minute walk into the village. Oh and don't worry there's a helipad on the estate too so you don't have to worry about how you are going to get there.
Price: £85 per night
2. A super stylish barn in Ledbury (opens in new tab)
If there's a few of you wanting to get away, this cottage (opens in new tab) perfect for slightly larger parties. Plus it's dog friendly! It's rural, so you get that feeling of escapism, but still only four miles from Ledbury so you can pop into town too. There are some amazing walks right on your doorstep, lots of lovely patio areas to sit out on and you can have tours of the farm! It basically just looks like the ideal family weekend holiday.
Price: £116 per night
3. A cosy country cottage in Wiltshire (opens in new tab)
We will start by saying it's got a hot tub. But there is more to it than that, it's an old thatched cottage (opens in new tab) that's just brimming with character both inside and out. You've got the place all to yourself, and while it's small, it's also super cosy and has everything you need for a weekend getaway to the countryside! The village actually looks like a postcard, all tiny houses and thatched roofs. There is a post office and a shop plus there's a pub ten minutes walk away (always important) in the next village.
Price: £85 per night
4. A nautical inspired stay in Cornwall (opens in new tab)
We love Cornwall as an end of summer holiday, and this gorgeous little cottage (opens in new tab) is super affordable for the location too! It's up on the north-west coast in Boscastle. It's situated in the most stunning countryside and there are views looking out over the sea. There is no Wi-Fi in the cottage (how ever will you cope?) but there's loads of books and a collection of black and white movies! How romantic! So get off your phone and just enjoy your stay...
Price: £75 per night
5. A lovely cottage in the Lake District (opens in new tab)
This lovely, traditional stone cottage (opens in new tab) is located in the Langdale Valley, the perfect spot for walking, cycling and exploring the local villages. It's got a gorgeous garden too that has amazing views, so you can just chill on the lawn there if the thought of walking the hills does not appeal. If you are lucky the with the weather, make sure you pack a BBQ too!
Price: £178 per night
6. A spacious cottage in green Herefordshire (opens in new tab)
This picture-perfect cottage (opens in new tab) is located in Herefordshire, on the English-Welsh borders and offers spectacular views of the Black Mountains of Wales. Charming and spacious, with endless opportunities for countryside walks.
Price: £170 per night
How to become an Airbnb host
Let’s be honest. Holiday travel can be crowded, stressful, and most of all expensive. But you could possibly earn some of that money back with Airbnb. While you’re travelling out of town to visit relatives and friends, why not rent your empty room or home and maybe earn some extra money for the holidays?
Becoming an Airbnb host (opens in new tab) is easy and creating a listing is always free. You’ll have the support of fellow hosts and Airbnb’s world-class customer service department to answer your questions along with lots of other tools to help you be successful. Airbnb may even cover your property up to a million dollars per stay in the unlikely event that an incident occurs. Airbnb gives you a chance to earn extra money by putting your unoccupied space to work this holiday season.