Well, this is very swish. Sure, it looks the part (love those high-ceilings and that mezzanine) but, as with many of the Airbnbs on this list, the location’s the thing. It’s in the beautiful little hamlet of Newby Bridge, which is lovely in itself, but which is also a superb place to call home while exploring the southern lakes. In fact, you could walk all the way up to Windermere, along The Leven, which flows gently past your front door. Worse ways to spend the day. Also, when your legs are aching, you can drag yourself just a bit further up the road to the Swan Hotel & Spa for some TLC.
It feels almost sacrilegious to suggest taking the modern world to a place as timelessly beautiful as this, but look, if you want to really up your Instagram game you can do much, much worse than getting snap-happy in the Lake District. Those pastures, rolling hills, ridiculous sunsets, it's just great, A perfect contrast from the constant grey walls creeping behind glasses of Aperol Spritz. Of course, in the Lake District, much of the allure comes from its imposing lakes and incredible walking routes but there’s more to this place than simply indulging in some breathtaking Cumbrian wilderness. From its literary credentials (you know, hosts of golden daffodils and all that) to pretty little villages, charming market towns and some fascinating attractions (we’re looking at you, Pencil Museum), this is one part of the UK guaranteed to knock your socks off. But where to stay huh? An Airbnb of course. Hotels won't always look like the cottages you'd imagine living in around these parts. This place has some cracking Airbnb options too. We’ve got our favourites lined up right here.
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