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The 10 best-selling UK holiday homes on Plum Guide

Pamper yourself at these plush pads available to rent now

Written by Georgia Evans in association with Plum Guide
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Sometimes, there’s just too much choice. Whether it’s finding an album to listen to, a new TV programme to watch, a hotel to book, the opportunities are endless. We’re here to help you find the perfect getaway. Plum Guide is showcasing the best holiday rentals across the UK. Acting as a Michelin star for overnight stays, this site carefully reviews each home that is available through an extensive vetting process, ensuring you only get the best of the best. Whether you’re searching for countryside seclusion to stroll through the hills like William Wordsworth, or you fancy living it up as the A-listers do in your own modern abode (pool included), this is where you should be looking. Scroll through the UK’s best-selling places on Plum Guide and book the dream staycation today. 

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This stay is a splurge (not many people can casually drop a couple of grand on a holiday let), so we’d say that this is one made for special occasions, like wedding parties, birthday trips and Kardashian-style holidays. Found within a Devonshire farm, this 17th-century barn conversion has a stylish blend of old and new touches. There’s 11 bedrooms, two living rooms and eight bathrooms. As for dinner options? You've got two dining rooms, but we’re loving the large blue room with a long table, high ceiling and hanging dried flowers. This all comes backed up with three acres of rolling hillside right on your doorstep.

A couples’ weekend at this romantic staycation destination will set you back £142, making Horsing Around one of the more affordable in the top 10 list. Found in Somerset, this converted horsebox is an upscale tiny home that combines camping vibes with plush furnishings that give it a boutique hotel kind of vibe. Whatever the weather, this place is sure to feel cosy. You can start your day with a coffee overlooking the landscape before going for a long walk. Then when the sun goes down, you’ve got plenty of alfresco spots for glasses of wine and picnic bites using fresh herbs from the garden.

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Ever fancied yourself as lord of the manor? Channel your inner Bridgerton character by heading to this 400-year-old gatehouse lodge, which is part of the 5,500-acre St Giles House estate. Having been personally renovated by the real-life Lady Shaftesbury, this space oozes elegance from the coral living room to the handpicked artwork and Egyptian cotton sheets. When you’re not exploring the New Forest, Jurassic Coast or neighbouring seaside towns, you can keep things cushy in the living space with glasses of wine by the log burner or with breakfast hampers in the charming kitchenette.

If you’re stuck for group staycation ideas, this should be firmly on your radar. Boasting everything from a screened pool to a modern kitchen with a massive sunroof, Seven Sails is one Hampshire house you won’t want to leave. Decked out with high-tech appliances, top-of-the-range entertainment systems and chic interior design, it really gives you a taste of the finer things in life. Make the most of the garden in summer by having a splash around or curl up in the cinema with your favourite flicks before hitting the pool table if the great British weather isn’t up to par.

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Of course, most of Plum Guide’s bestsellers are in picturesque greenery. Escape city living for just a moment (remember the last time you turned your phone off?) and appreciate the simple life. This three-bedroom cottage in Oxfordshire – with its exposed beams, Aga-warmed kitchen, antique furniture and quaint garden – has the charm factor dialled up to 11. Lounge on the sofa with a good book, admire the views of rolling fields from the upstairs bedroom, and cap off a perfect day with a pint at the Trout nearby.

Step into a vintage Bond movie at this six-room modern abode. Featuring 70s touches like a large curved bar, statement furniture pieces and floor-to-ceiling windows, this place will have you feeling like Octopussy as you pour drinks from your private bar overlooking the perfectly manicured garden. The space itself is flooded with light and comes complete with a terrace overlooking the water. If you're in need of a little pampering? Spend your morning in the downstairs gym before taking a dip in the jacuzzi. Plus, you’ve also got a movie room for chillier nights in. Surrounding you is the yacht-heavy Port Hamble, with gourmet restaurants and Champagne bars all within walking distance. 

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Tired of the noisy family next door? Does work stress feel like it’s never-ending? Fed up with the same scenery every darn day? The Riverside Cottage is a charming country cabin that’ll make you forget all about the small irks London loves to spring upon us. Treat yourself to total quietness and tranquillity in the Yorkshire Dales. The house comfortably sleeps four, it features cosy and welcoming furnishings, including a soft turquoise sofa we’d love to doze off on. The winning feature is, of course, the gorgeous scenery of Arkengarthdale. It’s here that you can stroll through the remote countryside, giving yourself a little headspace.

This house on Plum Guide is really helping you to immerse yourself in the country lifestyle. Found within 40 acres of a Cornish farm, this modern barn conversion swaps chintzy for flashy. There’s a hot tub in the garden for goodness sake. When you’re not chilling indoors, you’ll be kept entertained with everything from alfresco BBQs to meeting farm animals. You’ve got a nature reserve a short walk away, as well as a private beach. The farm also houses a tennis court, a hidden hammock and a basketball hoop. But if organised fun is more your thing, book in for a local wine tasting session.

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Everyone dreams of a mini-break in the Cotswolds, but it's not just a Bridget Jones-esque destination, this is a part of the country any city slicker would love. The 99 Yew Trees is a wisteria-adorned stone building in Painswick that looks like something fresh off a movie set with its exposed beams, hefty wooden tables and colourful seating. There's been a log fire for you to warm your toes after long country walks in winter. Meanwhile, summer months call for date nights and daily meals in the courtyard, as lush foliage creates a luxurious, almost regal, feeling. 

Maximalists, this is a house that’s sure to fulfil all your fantasies. As the name suggests, this is a real feast for the eyes. Found in Long Bennington, this A Moving Feast is brimming with secret doors and hidden treasures picked up from around the world. There’s a foliage-filled conservatory, an impressive front room boasting a rich red colour scheme, as well as a cosy bedroom that’s sure to help you find inner peace. You’ll also find a picture-perfect garden outside, which fills with daffodils in the spring. As for the nearby town, you’ll find indie shops, antiques and old buildings galore. 

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