Travel accommodation platform Vrbo has unveiled the top UK holiday homes of 2023 – and these six properties are truly fabulous.
In need of some staycation inspiration? Thanks to the team at Vrbo, who's top UK holiday home list includes boltholes in Edinburgh, Cumbria, the Cotswolds, Devon, Anglesey and Monmouthshire, we've got all the holiday inspo you need.
From idyllic rural escapes to captivating coastal retreats, Vrbo has chosen a variety of UK destinations across different price points. To be crowned a top holiday rental, the properties had to have a 4.9 or higher star rating, a number of guest reviews, Premier Host status, and standout amenities with spaces for guests to spend time together.
'We have over two million properties on our platform which give families and groups of friends a chance to create great memories in the comfort of a private home,' says Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia for business. 'Out of these properties, we are really proud to choose a specially selected group of holiday homes from amazing locations across the UK; whether that is a property by the coast to a renovated windmill in the countryside.'
Vrbo's Holiday Homes of the Year 2023
1. The Old Mill House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Restored from ruins, The Old Mill House in Edinburgh is described as 'a tranquil base' just 20 minutes from the city centre. The luxury concierge service will ensure every part of your trip is covered: from hiring a private chef to setting up fishing lessons on the home’s stretch of river, or using their driver for Scottish tours. For those in need of some R&R, there's a Swim Spa Hydro Pool on-site – it's heated all-year round so you certainly won't feel like you're in Scotland. There's also world-famous Hypnos beds, known for being uber-comfortable, waiting for guests to sink into after a long day.
Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms), from £1,293 per night.
2. High View Barn, Cumbria, England
On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, High View Barn and its rustic exterior are full of charm. Inside, the contemporary design and high-tech amenities offer something for everyone: From a mezzanine games room to a full size bowling green, private sauna, large outdoor jacuzzi, patio dining, and deck area with built in BBQ. It's no surprise this property was crowned one of the top rentals in the UK, ideal for those looking for a rural holiday with picturesque views.
Sleeps 16 (6 bedrooms), from £485 per night.
3. Llancayo Windmill, Abergavenny, Wales
The Llancayo Windmill stands tall in picturesque Abergavenny. It has six bedrooms and multiple reception rooms across four floors, and is ideal for a quirky group stay. The interior is cosy, and there's plenty of areas to relax as a group, you'll feel instantly at home.
Sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms), from £459 per night.
4. Mulberry Barn, The Cotswolds, England
A magnificent Cotswolds conversion, the Mulberry Barn dates back to the 17th century, and maintains many of its original features. It's a luxurious rental, with space to sleep 12. The contemporary 6,000 sq ft property offers communal areas inside and outside for groups to get together, with plenty of quieter spots for those wanting peace and quiet. The property's welcome pack is also full of local produce.
Sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms), from £1,122 per night.
5. Thorpe, Woolacombe, Devon
It's no surprise this seaside escape made the list. This contemporary coastal home has stunning views over Woolacombe Beach, with seaside walks on its doorstep. The highlight? The glass bifold doors leading to a sun-trapped terrace and a sunken hot tub. There's also a jukebox with hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s to provide the perfect soundtrack to your stay.
Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms), from £656 per night.
6. Anglesey, Wales
Set on the tranquil island of Anglesey, this stunning property has five ensuite bedrooms, a seven-person hot tub, cinema and games room. The dining room, with its double-height cathedral ceiling and glass windows looking onto the patio, is the perfect spot for entertaining. What's more, it's pet-friendly and the host provides guests with a welcome gift of local jam, cheese and wine.
Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms), from £212 per night.
You Might Also Like