The best holiday cottages and homes to rent in the UK after lockdown rules update

BRITS are booking UK holidays for the summer following the easing of lockdown from next week.

With bookings every 11 seconds, a staycation has never been easier as cabins and cottages hope to welcome guests back from July 4.

Wales and Scotland are off the cards for now, but a trip across England is looking popular this summer.

Airbnb has reported more domestic bookings between June 21 and June 23 than the entire April month, showing a need for holidays already.

TravelSupermarket has seen a 141 per cent increase in UK cottages in the last 24 hours as well.

To make the most of the summer after lockdown, we've rounded up the best cabins, cottages and homes you can book for July and August.

Woodland cabin, Diggle, £34pppn

Located at the top of the Peak District, the glass-walled cabin is surrounded by nature in Diggle.

Up to three people can stay in the woodland cabin, fully modernised with floor-to-ceiling windows and breakfast delivered in a hamper.

Nature lovers can explore the Saddleworth hills surrounding the home by foot.

Book now from £34ppn

Country cottage, Lydd – £36pppn

The six-bed converted workshop is located next to a Georgian Manor in Lydd.

Guests can not only watch the sunset, but listen to the church bells ring in the late afternoon.

Dog-lovers can also play with the resident golden retriever who lives there.

Book now from £36pppn

Countryside annex, Dorset – £35pppn

The converted laundry room-annex is tucked next to the owner's cottage, with a continental breakfast or full English in the room offered to guests.

Outdoor activities are encouraged with picnic hampers and rugs available as well as use of the sun loungers in the garden.

Pets are welcome too.

Book now from £35pppn

Converted barn, Rochester – £54pppn

The Snuggery, a converted outhouse, has a wood burning stove for the cooler evenings.

Otherwise, it is the perfect spot for exploring the countryside with the back door leading straight onto the North Downs Way.

The hosts also leave some homemade brownies for guests to enjoy for themselves

Book now from £54pppn

Seafront cabin, Portsmouth – £78.50pppn

Enjoy a view of the sea when you wake up with a cabin overlooking Portsmouth harbour – which has remote controlled blinds to use from bed.

Paddling boarding or kayaking can be tried out at the nearby Paddle Club, followed by brunch at the Salt Café.

Exploring Portsmouth is easy too, just a jump from the Spinnaker Tower.

Book now from £78.50pppn.

Airbnb have launched new safety measures properties should follow to be allowed to open.

These include:

  • Prepare for safer cleaning
  • Clean dust and debris
  • Sanitise with disinfectant
  • Check your room-by-room checklists
  • Reset the room

Campsites and caravan parks will also be able to open from July 4.

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