The most lusted after Airbnb homes by Brits – including seaside cabins and luxury huts with hot tubs

THE most wish-listed Airbnbs in the UK have been revealed, with luxury seaside resorts and woodland retreats the most popular with Brits.

As holidays abroad remain off limits right now, families are looking closer to home for their next trip.

Luxury cabins in Wales, a cosy farm stay in Kent and a former airship in Scotland are just some of the most popular choices.

The top spot went to the "Pigsty" located in Winchester, which is nothing like its name suggests.

Owner Naomi said: "We’ve created Winchester’s first luxury woodland hideaway and have had so many great reviews already. The most rewarding part of Hosting on Airbnb – when restrictions allow, of course – is meeting and welcoming new guests to our beautiful farm and being able to earn extra money through sharing our space."

An Airbnb spokesperson added: "With so many of us set to staycation in the UK this year, there’s more opportunity than ever before for Brits to capitalise on increased demand and turn their homes into income engines.

“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."

Here are some of the top UK Airbnbs you can get booking for when lockdown ends.

1. The Pigsty, Winchester 

Worlds away from being a pig-sty, the luxury woodland home has a king-size bed, roll top bath and private veranda with views of the countryside.

A stay also includes breakfast which guests have praised including freshly roasted coffee and crumpets.

It's so popular that the next available dates aren't until October.

2. The Willow, Pembrokeshire  

The Willow in Pembrokeshire has its own private hot tub as well as two smart TVs inside if the weather isn't good enough.

The unique pod sleeps up to four people with little noise in the surrounding fields.

You can book a stay for November but is sold out for the summer already.

3. Twmbarlwm Luxury Retreat, Gwent, Wales

The holiday cabin is built into the hills for a bit of additional privacy.

For an additional cost, there is a hot tub and a fire pit for the evening activity.

If you need some adventure, there are biking trails and tracks a short cycle away.

4. The Pond and Stars Cabin, Abergele, Wales 

Overlooking a private pond, the Welsh cabin has a it's own porch swing looking out across the hills.

Its perfect for couples and has little else surrounding it for a private stay.

You'll need your wellies to get to it though, as you'll have to navigate a wild path for access.

5. Traditional Log Cabin, Kent 

Located on a working livestock farm, guests will see a number of wild animals including deer.

There is also outdoor seating and a BBQ although don't expect much phone reception.

It is a 10 minute drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells if you fancy visiting some bars or restaurants.

Most wishlisted Airbnbs in the UK

  1. The Pigsty, Winchester 
  2. The Willow, Pembrokeshire  
  3. Twmbarlwm Luxury Retreat, Gwent, Wales 
  4. The Pond and Stars Cabin, Abergele, Wales 
  5. Traditional Log Cabin, Kent 
  6. Undercover Woodland Treehouse, West Sussex 
  7. Unique Glamping Hut, Sutton 
  8. The Old Bakery, Surrey 
  9. Sunset Beach Cabin, Cumbria 
  10. Airship 001, Billingshurst 
  11. Scandinavian Cabin, Cumbria 
  12. The Lodge, Heathfield 
  13. The Buzzardry Woodland Treehouse, East Sussex 
  14. Toad Hall Luxury Lodge, Norfolk 
  15. Loveday Cottage, Staveley-in-Cartmel 
  16. The Orchid Suite Barn, Mayfield 
  17. Romantic Field Barn, Grindon 
  18. Hillside Hideaway, Dorset 
  19. Farm Barn, Warwickshire 
  20. Lynbrook Cabin, Hampshire
  21. The Weekender, Cornwall

UK holidays will be able to go ahead from April 12, but only for one household and at self-catered properties.

However, from May 17 two households can go away together, or the rule of six, with hotels also opening.

Here are the most popular Airbnbs over the past decade.

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