A cold, wet February seems like the perfect time to begin the search for your 2022 getaway, and where better to browse than Airbnb.
Over the past couple of years, due to the pandemic, more and more people are opting for a UK stay in a bid to avoid the headache of the ever-changing restrictions and the additional costs involved in pre/post-flight tests.
As this is the fourth part to our Beautiful Airbnb's feature, we've scoured their site for UK properties that are truly unique.
A coastal retreat for two is on the cards at this delightful 18th century cottage in Dorset. Situated in Castleton, you can just picture yourself looking out over Cecil Beach as the sun goes down over the bay - cocktails on the back terrace are a must!
Live like Kings and Queens at this 19th Century Baronial studio, complete with the most marvellous carved bar. A fantastic homage to a bygone era greets you at The Study, set inside a Gothic sandstone school built in 1889. You'll feel fully immersed into the regal lifestyle as The Study is surrounded by historic castles and is just a mile away from the village of Denholm.
Set in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, this little cottage looks like the ultimate retreat from the world. It's a nature-lovers paradise as the cottage is surrounded by mountain views and forest paths, leading straight over the hill to Loch Morlich. You can then retreat back to the cottage to cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove. At £75 per night, it's a great option for a long weekend away from the world.
Pictured as a splash of red on the otherwise rural landscape, this 17th Century idyllic home provides traditional and comfortable interiors for up to ten guests. If you're into your antiques then you may like this one, as the house has been carefully restored with country antiques.
Get a group of friends together for long, leisurely lunches enjoying views of the garden from the plant-filled conservatory.
The house and gardens comes to £344 per night, which is on the steeper side, but works out at just £34 per person.
This cottage is situated in the sought-after village of Stow-on-the-Wold in The Cotswolds. With a very comfortable looking mezzanine bedroom and rustic, neutral interiors. It says it sleeps four, but this includes the sofa bed, so bear that in mind if you're planning to book.
Stow-on-the-Wold is best known for its antique shops, art galleries and gift shops. It's also surrounded by beautiful scenery and towns such as Daylesford, Chipping Norton and Burford, as well as being a thirty-minute drive away from Cheltenham, so hiring a car for your stay could be a good move!
If you're looking for minimal, eco charm for your next UK stay then you'll like this cottage. Designed with health and the environment in mind, the cottage was built with ecological principles throughout on a former farmstead. You'll have a secluded private garden to yourself and free range of the full 25 acres of land to walk and enjoy.
Pityoulish Barn is a minimally decorated converted agricultural barn situated in Cairngorn National Park in Scotland, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountainous landscape.
If you're an animal lover, then you're in luck as Pityoulish Barn is neighbour to donkeys and goats and chickens (oh my!)
In case you're looking for somewhere to binge-watch your favourite TV programme, it's definitely worth noting that there isn't any wifi - just in case that's a deal breaker!
This light, airy, country retreat looks like the perfect spot to unwind. Running as a carbon-neutral property, the owners have focused on creating a tranquil environment to relax and have fun.
If you're a fan of making music, then you might enjoy the stand up piano and other instruments included with the property.
If you're looking for a more unusual property for your trip, then feast your eyes on this Railway Carriage. With interiors charmingly decorated in peach pink and hunter green, which add a big splash of luxury to this unique staycation.
Ok, so it's an expensive one, but at £88.50 per person, the Riding House would make an excellent retreat for a few families or a group of 16 friends. All eight of the bedrooms are individually designed and come with an en suite.
The Riding House is hosted by St Giles House in Dorset, which is also a wedding venue and home to the 12th Earl of Staftesbury.
Nestled among trees and meadows, this enchanting stone and cob-built barn is part of a historic farmstead. The rural Devonshire landscape surrounds The Barn and you're just minutes from the outermost reaches of Dartmoor National Park. Enjoy some down time and recharge at The Barn.
Explore the North Wessex Downs while staying at The Cottage in Wiltshire with a trip to the market-town of Marlborough. There's a lot of history in the area, with the Neolithic sites of West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill close by.
A little further afield you can visit the village of Lacock (30 mins), well-known for its appearance in both Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, as well as Stonehenge (25 mins), so there's plenty of sight-seeing to be done!
If a fun city retreat is what you're looking for in our Airbnb list, then here it is! A mid-week escape to Edinburgh for two would be a great way to kick off the year.
Situated in the centre of the city, this apartment is a great pop-in, pop-out retreat should the weather be playing up or to escape the busy city after a long day of exploring.
Tastefully decorated with family portraits, modern art and oak wood panelling, this classical apartment is a good option at £140 per night.
This converted cow barn in Devon looks like a cosy spot to holiday. It's a ten minute drive to Totnes and just 30 minutes to the coast, so you can visit the town of Torquay or hit the beach at Broadsands Beach. It's also just a stones-throw from the Dartmoor National Park.
The idea of sleeping up a tree has a level of humour to it that I think makes it even more fun... It's not something you'd necessarily choose every time, but it sounds like an interesting idea, even if for just a day or two.
Tucked between two oak trees, this treehouse is a mile away from the village of Elham. You can enjoy walks or bike rides around the area followed by evenings sat around the firepit before heading up (literally) to bed.