This cosy Airbnb is top of Brits' staycation wishlist for when lockdown ends

Have you booked a UK staycation for the summer yet? Allow Airbnb to give you some destination inspiration...

The Pigsty Winchester
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Looking for some holiday inspiration and the best UK staycations? Look no further, as Airbnb has just revealed the most wishlisted homes this year to give you that final push to get something booked.

Trips abroad are still looking pretty uncertain for now, so many of us are looking for a summer holiday destination that's a little closer to home. "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," a spokesperson for Airbnb says. 

“The pandemic has prompted a fundamental  shift in travel and a realignment of what’s most important to us as human beings. 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.”

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“I list 'The Pigsty' with my husband Sam, who works on the farm that has been in our family for generations," Superhost Nina says of the most wishlisted Airbnb on the list. "We started hosting on Airbnb in late 2019 and we’ve honestly never looked back, especially during this past year when places like ours have been in such high demand. 

"We’ve created Winchester’s first luxury woodland hideaway and have had so many great reviews already," she added. "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." 

From woodland hideouts to converted barns and cosy log cabins, there's something to suit all travel tastes in this list of destination inspiration...

The top 10 most wishlisted Airbnb Homes for 2021

1. The Pigsty, Winchester

2 guests | 1 bed | 1 bathroom

As its name suggests, The Pigsty is a cosy woodland conversion on a farm in Winchester complete with kingsize bed, roll top bath and your own kitchenette. You're completely tucked out of the way, waking up to your own private views in the mornings, but just a five minute drive from the city centre.

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2. The Willow, Pembrokeshire

The Willow Pembrokeshire

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4 guests | 1 bedroom, 3 beds | 1 bathroom

The very definition of luxury glamping, this little hut is a stone's throw from the Welsh coast and kitted out with all of the essentials and then some—Wi-Fi, smart TVs and even a hot tub that ticks a lot more boxes than our at-home inflatable hot tubs.

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3. Twmbarlwm Luxury Retreat, Gwent

Twmbarlwm Luxury Retreat

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4 guests | 1 bedroom, 3 beds | 1 bathroom

Built into the hillside, this peaceful, luxury cabin in South Wales boasts modern decor and would make a great getaway for a small group of you. There's even a hot tub and fire pit on offer to make the most of the evenings all year round.

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4. The Pond and Stars Cabin, Abergale, Conwy

2 guests | 1 bedroom, 1 bed | 1 bathroom

A cosy cabin for two set right on a lake in Abergale, you're tucked away from civilisation while still being within reach of attractions like Snowdownia. Think beautiful views and all the peace and quiet city life does not offer. Don't forget your wellies!

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5. Traditional Log Cabin, Kent 

Airbnb Traditional Log Cabin, Kent

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2 guests | 1 bedroom, 1 bed | 1 bathroom

Another peaceful countryside home with a private decking overlooking a lake, this time on a farm in Kent and just a ten minute drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells. 

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6. Undercover Woodland Treehouse, West Sussex

Airbnb Undercover Woodland Treehouse, West Sussex

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2 guests | 1 bedroom, 1 bed | Toilet, sink and outdoor shower

Always wanted to stay in a treehouse without the faff of camping equpiment? Do it in style at this cosy stay for two, complete with a hot shower, hidden right in the heart of of 50 acres of private woods in the village of Colgate.

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7. Unique Glamping Hut, Sutton

Airbnb Unique Glamping Experience near Cambridge

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2 guests | 1 bedroom, 1 bed | 1 bathroom

A converted 1945 boat (yes, boat!), we can see why this intimate glamping venue is so high on everybody's wishlist. With sights like Ely Cathedral just around the corner, Cambridge's historic city centre is also a 30 minute drive away. 

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8. The Old Bakery, Surrey

Airbnb The Old Bakery, Surrey

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2 guests | 1 bedroom, 2 beds | 1.5 bathrooms

A spacious converted bakery in the heart of the South Downs National Park, you'll be spoilt for views if you book a stay in this beautiful, oak-framed building.

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9. Sunset Beach Cabin, Cumbria

4 guests | 2 bedrooms, 3 beds | 1.5 bathrooms

Set in the heart of the Lake District right on the seafront, this snug beach cabin boasts its own hot tub overlooking the beach. Views don't get much more impressive than this!

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10. Airship 001, Sussex

Airbnb Airship 001, Sussex

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3 guests | 1 bedroom, 2 beds | 1.5 bathrooms

Fans of architecture will love a stay in this unique aluminium "pod" home. This secluded space overlooks both a meadow and a pond with plenty of nearby woodland to explore.

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That's just about all the staycation inspiration you could possibly ask for in 2021, wouldn't you agree? 

Don't mind us, just off to book a weekend away...

Lucy Abbersteen

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