Forget a traditional hotel room or holiday rental – the UK is filled with some weird and wonderful places that are sure to make for a particularly memorable stay.
We’re talking a private jet hidden away in a courtyard, a medieval castle complete with armoury and a tower, while nature lovers are bound to get their fill in a hidden treehouse, or an unusual Airship with incredible views of the surrounding landscape.
With so much on offer, it can feel overwhelming when searching – so we’ve done the leg work for you and searched out some of the UK’s best quirky Airbnb stays.
Check out the full list below…
1. A medieval castle
This 19th century property in West Ashton boasts serious wow factor thanks to its themed banquet hall complete with wooden furniture and stone walls, coats of arms adorning the walls, a hidden tower and even statues of knight’s armours and tapestries for those finishing touches.
How much? Prices from £215 a night. The castle sleeps up to 16 people – find out more here.
2. An airship
AirShip 2 in Drimnin delivers if you’re after a unique stay. The insulated aluminum pod was designed by Roderick James and it offers some incredible views of the Highlands from its dragonfly windows. Inside, you’ll find all the basic comforts you need from a kitchenette to a queen bed.
How much? Special weekend rates start from £420 for three nights. Find out more here.
3. A windmill
The Old Smock Windmill in Kent makes for quite the romantic retreat thanks to the surrounding countryside filled with picturesque walks and cosy pubs.
With its brick walls and oak staircase leading into the mill where you can also find the original upright shaft giant spur wheel and sack hoist.
How much? Prices start from £180 a night, with a minimum two-night stay. Find out more here.
4. A dreamy treehouse
The stuff of childhood dreams, Hoots Treehouse is a cosy hidden retreat surrounded by lush green woodlands in Mayfield. Expect rustic chic interiors, a wood burner and a spacious boardwalk from which to take in the views.
It’s an ideal retreat for couples, although the property can also sleep two children.
How much? Prices from £204 a night, with a minimum two-night stay. Find out more here.
5. A private jet
Forget queuing at the airport to board this plane in Redberth; the Jet Star is grounded and nowadays serves as a cosy retreat. Built in the seventies, the plane still has most of its original features including a lit up bar area.
No need to bring a travel pillow and blanket to get comfortable – there’s a double bedroom on board, as well as a toilet and a water basin (there’s a shower block on site).
How much? Prices from £143 a night, with a minimum stay of two nights. Find out more here.
6. A 12th century Abbey
Butley Priory in Suffolk looks like a film set with its stone vaulted arches, impressive fireplaces and elegant bedrooms.
A former Augustinian monastery dating back to the 12th century, the building is surrounded by forest walks and marshlands, and only a few miles to the nearest beach.
How much? Prices from £700 a night, sleeps 18 guests. Minimum two-night stay. Find out more here.
7. Double decker bus
Sleeping in a bus usually means you’ve had a long day/late night, but on this bus you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable night’s rest.
The 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus has been renovated and now includes a bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, as well as a spacious deck from which to take in the surrounding views.
How much? Prices from £131 a night, minimum three-night stay. Find out more here.
8. A historic railway carriage
This Pullman style railway carriage overlooks the old Nidd Valley railway line, as well as the surrounding scenery. The spacious offering has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a bathroom, kitchen and heating.
There are some original features to be found including a luggage rack and lamps – but outside you’ll find some modern extras including a hot tub!
How much? Prices from £129 a night, minimum two-night stay. Find out more here.
9. Godrick’s Hollow from the Harry Potter films
Godrick’s Hollow played a key role in the Harry Potter novels; after all, it’s where Harry’s parents were murdered by Voldemort (and where the Boy Who Lived got his lightning bolt scar).
In the films, it was the The De Vere House in Suffolk which doubled up as the property. Inside, expect a luxurious stay with four poster beds, a sitting room complete with log fire and a courtyard garden.
How much? Prices start from £110 a night. Find out more here.
10. A Scottish castle with a golf course
The 12th century Old Rollawan Castle in Ayrshire has heaps of its original features for a historic feel, but all the modern amenities you’ll need too.
Oh, and it comes with a golf course; the 19 hole Championship Golf Course designed by Ryder Cup winning Captain Colin Montgomerie. You won’t get exclusive use of the course – but you can enjoy special ‘castle rates’ to tee off.
How much? Prices for a night’s stay start from £1,200, sleeping up to eight people. Find out more here.