Be patient, oh jet-setter.
Holidays abroad still seem a distant dream, but staycations are certainly having a moment (when everything opens back up, at least).
Airbnb has published its most popular homes in the UK, perfect for those planning a trip once we’re allowed.
After a tumultuous year, our approach to travel has changed, as the homes most frequently saved on the site are a lot closer to home.
The list of most wishlisted homes by Brits for 2021 places a woodland hideaway – The Pigsty – on top.
People are looking to Mother Nature for their post-lockdown getaways – with rural retreats dominating their searches.
Some of the top spots include a stunning farmstay with countryside views in Pembroke and a luxury cabin hidden in the Gwent hills.
Others include a unique pond cabin in Abergele and a cosy farm stay on a Kent lake.
So if you’re trying to get the family outside or just want that sweet break away, you might want to jot some of these down.
The 21 most wishlisted homes for Brits in 2021:
- The Pigsty, Winchester
- The Willow, Pembrokeshire
- Twmbarlwm Luxury Retreat, Gwent, Wales
- The Pond and Stars Cabin, Abergele, Wales
- Traditional Log Cabin, Kent
- Undercover Woodland Treehouse, West Sussex
- Unique Glamping Hut, Sutton
- The Old Bakery, Surrey
- Sunset Beach Cabin, Cumbria
- Airship 001, Billingshurst
- Scandinavian Cabin, Cumbria
- The Lodge, Heathfield
- The Buzzardry Woodland Treehouse, East Sussex
- Toad Hall Luxury Lodge, Norfolk
- Loveday Cottage, Staveley-in-Cartmel
- The Orchid Suite Barn, Mayfield
- Romantic Field Barn, Grindon
- Hillside Hideaway, Dorset
- Farm Barn, Warwickshire
- Lynbrook Cabin, Hampshire
- The Weekender, Cornwall
Naomi, an Airbnb Superhost at The Pigsty is delighted with the win.
She said: ‘I list “The Pigsty” with my husband Sam, who works on the farm that has been in our family for generations. 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. 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.
‘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.’
Here are some of the other properties being wishlisted on Airbnb:
Don’t forget that if you want to become a host, you can check the Airbnb website to check out how much your property is worth.
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