If you’re not familiar with the trending term cottagecore, then the best way to describe it is, social media’s answer to TV’s Escape to the Country. Interior enthusiasts share photos and videos of their home’s country aesthetic in idyllic locations, as the rest of us only dream to be there. Cue our obsession with holiday cottages on Airbnb, which is looking like our best option for a holiday this year.
Instagram accounts such as my oxfordshire cottage, by Helen Kaylor, and hillhousevintage, by Paula Sutton, are great examples of cottagecore and how you can adopt a similar aesthetic in your own home. But, if you’re not into, or simply don’t have the time for flower arranging, making Victoria sponges and laying tables perfectly (centre-pieces and all), then we may have the answer: just rent one of Airbnb’s adorable holiday cottages.
We’ve complied a list of the best countryside Airbnb holiday cottages in the UK so you can get your cottagecore fix, including plenty of cottages, a forest lodge, a windmill, even accommodation made from a 75 year old boat. And with bookings open from July 4,these dreamy homes situated in the beautiful british countryside might just revive your summer holiday plans if you’ve written off a break abroad this summer.
Take a look at our gallery below, and if those don’t tickle your fancy click here for 19 of the dreamiest UK Airbnbs instead.
The best holiday cottages on Airbnb:
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Charming Brick Cottage, Dorchester
This quirky 18th century character cottage is just 2 miles from Bath’s city centre (25 mins walk). As well as being situated in the countryside, it’s perfect for those that want a bit of both. Plus, there’s a great selection of boutique pubs nearby.
2-night minimum stay, from £160 per night.
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Heather Cottage, Ballyward, Northern Ireland
This 18th century Cotswold cottage, has been newly renovated and beautifully decorated throughout. In keeping with its history, the country kitchen is perfect for entertaining, complete with Aga.
2-night minimum stay, from £215 per night.
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