9 of the Coolest Places to Stay in the UK on Airbnb

We love an Airbnb here at Average Joes. But it’s probably fair to say we don’t use it enough when travelling in the UK. So we’re looking to get your staycation juices flowing by heading to one of these beauties. With that in mind, here are some of the coolest, most awesome places you can stay on Airbnb here in the UK.

Finn Lough Bubble Dome – Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £228 per night

Located at Finn Lough Resort near Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, the Bubble Dome features 180-degree transparent walls, offering unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside and night’s sky. Alongside a bespoke four poster bed, inside you can enjoy an en-suite bathroom, and robes and slippers so you can kick back and relax. A daily breakfast is also included and there’s a telescope if you fancy some real stargazing.


Old Smock Windmill – Benenden, Kent

Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £175 per night

For something a little grander, The Old Smock Mill in Benenden, Kent is one of the most sought-after Airbnb stays in the country. Set in some stunning countryside with breath-taking views across the Wealden landscape, the windmill is a four-storey site which has been carefully been restored into a one-bedroom property. During your stay, you’ll also receive a welcome basket with some organic eggs laid by the owner’s chickens.


Tree Sparrow House – Helston, Cornwall

Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £110 per night

After something nice and quirky? Look no further than Cornwall’s Tree Sparrow House. Perched in an ash tree with sea and countryside views, this hand-built treehouse offers a cozy getaway for two – perfectly located near Falmouth Bay. The beautiful beach is also just an a 10 minute walk away if things gets a little too cramped!


AirShip 002 – Drimnin, Scotland

Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £150 per night

Scotland has some absolute gems on Airbnb but none are quite as unique as the insanely awesome AirShip 002 aluminium pod. Complete with picturesque views across the Sound of Mull to the island of Tobermory, the property comes with 4 acres of Scottish landscape, as well as a galley, double bed, shower and balcony. A bargain at £150 per night.


Blue House on the Beach – Camber, East Sussex

Sleeps: 8 persons
Price: £560 per night

If you’re looking for getaway with a large family or group of mates, the Blue House on the Beach does exactly what it says on the tin. The modern home is located right on Camber Sands and features a bespoke kitchen, luxury sofas and four contemporary bedrooms finished to the highest standards. Perfect for a summer vacation on these shores!


Jessie Narrowboat – Little Venice, London

Sleeps: 4 persons
Price: £150 per night

But if you’re a little bit agoraphobic, take a look at this narrowboat moored up in beautiful Little Venice in central London. Her name is Jessie and she’s a 57-foot canal vessel who can sleep up to four people in comfort thanks to two single bunk beds and a very comfortable sofa bed. Space inside is at a premium but you can always head upstairs on deck to enjoy the sunshine.


Hoots Treehouse – Mayfield, East Sussex

Sleeps: 4 persons
Price: £204 per night

Treehouses are always going to be high on holiday maker’s wish-lists, but they’re almost always too small for family trips. Which is why we love Hoots Treehouse – a picture-perfect, luxury treehouse which features proper beds and plenty of space for a family vacation. Clad in aromatic cedar wood and beautifully furnished, the treehouse comes with a huge balcony, a woodburning stove, and there’s even room for a dining table.


Dairsie Castle – Fife, Scotland

Sleeps: 14 persons
Price: £550 per night

If you’re after opulence, according to Airbnb, they now lists more than 1,400 castles to rent across the world, with some of the grandest in the UK. So for a proper blowout, take a look at the incredible Dairsie Castle, found near Fife in Scotland. Guests have six bedrooms to choose from, six acres of grounds to explore, the aptly named ‘Great Hall’ to eat in, and even a gallery packed with artwork and antiques. Fit for a king!


Boatel – Machynlleth, Wales

Sleeps: 2 persons
Price: £45 per night

But if you want to slum it in style, the Boatel is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Essentially a miniature hotel inside the hull of a boat, the Boatel features bare essentials such as a bed and a woodburning stove, as well as stunning views of Snowdonia. It won Shed of the Year in 2013, so it’s well worth seeing up close.


If you’re looking for an Airbnb a little further out, take a look at this awesome house which has just been built in Mexico. It’s called Casa Xólotl and it utilises its masonry walls to create different swimming areas throughout the house!