When you think of the UK you normally turn your mind to the quiet British countryside. Whether that’s birds chirping in the Devon woodlands, or looking at fields upon fields of green in the Yorkshire Dales, taking in the fresh country air and enjoying the peace and quiet. When escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the countryside can become a place of peace and tranquillity. They’re perfect for quick getaways without having to break the bank. With so much countryside within Britain, we’re spoilt for choice with each place offering their own unique features. We have decided to give you our top 3 best county escapes with Airbnb.
Devon is undoubtedly one of England’s most beautiful counties. Its overwhelmingly rural landscape allows many countryside Airbnb escapes. Devon is a fantastic destination for families with an appetite for the great outdoors, with everything from coastal loft apartments in Down Derry to stunning vast barn conversions in Crediton. You’ve got a large variety of destinations with the countryside gorgeous views only steps away. It’s a large county, so whether you want to discover you gin-making abilities at the Devon Gin school, or take a stroll down the Doone Valley, you can be sure there will be cottages open for holiday rentals nearby.
The Yorkshire Dales plays host to some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. From the stunning natural landscape and village of Malham to the Ingleton waterfalls trail, this is a county with some very popular walking destinations. Certain areas in Yorkshire have been granted what’s known as a “Site of Special Scientific Interest” thanks to the abundance of rare and interesting plants and wildlife that’s found here, including red squirrels, great crested newts, black grouse and buzzards. With many rural villages and farms you can find yourself cosying up in some picturesque cottages in places such as Wensleydale known for its world-famous cheese to stunning Barns with the vast countryside for you to explore. There are hundreds of walks and trails for you to go across and discover unseen parts of the dales.
When it comes to trying to get the best weather in the UK, you’ll probably want to head far south. More specifically places such as Cornwall. The subtropical climate that these places can reach makes this a top UK holiday destination. With vast countryside and lovely sandy beaches so close to one another it’s hard not to find things to do with your time. You could be spending your morning surfing on the Newquay beaches and coming back to a welcoming studio apartment. You can enjoy gorgeous views of the beach to start your day then ending up in a country pub after walking amongst nature, enjoying a British pub classic steak and ale pie, getting a taste of the true British pub culture. No matter where you stay in Cornwall, you’ll find yourself feeling right at home.
These top destinations highlight the amazing traditional British culture that our countryside is known for. With many of these cute and homely cottages providing accommodation to travellers in the some of Britain’s most picturesque villages. A great way to find out the best activities is to ask the locals what attractions there are in the area but also your hosts. If you have any questions about Airbnb or are having trouble using the website or with your host, make sure to contact Airbnb customer services as they’ll be happy to help with queries or questions you have.