Country LivingRevealed: Airbnb's 10 most wish-listed historical homes in the UK9 July 2022 at 3:00 am1/11Revealed: Airbnb's 10 most wish-listed historical homes in the UKFrom castles to characterful cottages, Airbnb has revealed the most wish-listed historical homes in the UK as part of its new Historical Homes Category. Whether you're curious about heritage or want to immerse yourself in England's colourful past, these homes are perfect for stepping back in time. "The new Historical Homes Category on Airbnb will not only allow travellers from all over the world to discover the richness of British cultural heritage, but it also opens up previously overlooked destinations and helps disperse tourism and its economic benefits in a more equitable way," says Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb.Need some staycation inspiration? Take a look at the full list below... (Airbnb)2/111) Former Abbey at Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, ScotlandArriving at this former abbey is pulse-quickening stuff. One of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland, features include high chapel ceilings, stained glass windows, a spectacular swimming pool, and a giant chess board in the garden. All decor is mindfully in-keeping with the historic nature of the building, but expect some home comforts too, such as fluffy robes, slippers and crisp bedlinen. BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Reuben Tabner/Airbnb)3/112) Dairsie Castle, Fife, ScotlandThis Scottish castle is fit for royalty. First sited in the 12th century, the property was once the location of secret Scottish parliaments and was also a safe haven for escapee monarchs (James VI and I in 1583). When you're not roaming the glorious gardens, head inside to explore the dungeon, tower rooms and vaulted ceilings.BOOK VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)4/113) Chapel on the Hill, County DurhamEscape to the country and forget about the woes of life with this charming chapel, set in the folds of County Durham. A boutique conversion of a Methodist Chapel, it certainly does pack a lot in, with the inside space consisting of four bedrooms, a large kitchen, and a modern bathroom with a roll-top bath and shower. Don't forget your walking boots...BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)5/114) Romantic Medieval Castle, Peebles, ScotlandOver in Scotland, this romantic medieval castle has a roaring log fire, cosy furnishings, original wooden beams, stone flooring, and a wooden winding staircase that leads up to the double bedroom. Indulge in our medieval yesteryear with a stay at this fairy tale-like abode.BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)6/115) Rustic Barn, Boscastle, Cornwall, EnglandSet within acres of wildflower meadows, this rustic barn is excellent for holiday makers looking to get away from it all. "Our cottage offers a chance to explore the wild wonderful coast of North Cornwall at its best," say the hosts. "Outside is a small fenced garden with seating and table, gloriously covered with lichen, in which to sit and sip wine and take in our fabulous views."BOOK VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)7/116) The Bridge House, Ballintuim, ScotlandLooking for something a little different? Perfect for visitors keen to get a history fix, The Bridge House was built on a bridge spanning the River Ardle in 1881. Our favourite features include stone spiral stairs, traditional timber clad walls, stone flooring and the cosy log-burning stove – ideal for warming up on a cold night.BOOK VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)8/117) 16th Century Castle, Argyll, ScotlandSurrounded by 8,000 years of history, Kilmartin Castle combines magnificent scenery with inviting interiors. Thanks to heaps of TLC, the castle was blessed with five new en-suite bedrooms, underfloor heating, walk-in wet rooms in turrets, copper baths, and a modernised kitchen. Guests can also expect to find gems from the past, including the original stone barrel vaulted ceiling.BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)9/118) Grade II Windmill, Norfolk, EnglandEnjoy a relaxing retreat at this seven-storey Grade II Listed windmill in Norfolk – one of the UK's most unique self-catering holiday accommodations. Providing 360-degree spectacular views over beautiful countryside, the inside space includes three charming circular bedrooms, large gardens, a games barn and its very own outdoor pool. Morning dips never looked so good.BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)10/119) Unique Church Conversion, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandFind your own sanctuary with a stay at this converted church in Glasgow. Transformed into a bright and spacious home by interior designers, features include bedrooms with Jack and Jill en-suite bathrooms, a large living/dining room, and heavenly gardens that are perfect for alfresco dining.BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)11/1110) Entire Castle, Wiltshire, EnglandThis honey-hued castle in the heart of Wiltshire is for anyone who has ever dreamed of renting a fairy tale home. With space for 12 guests, the self-contained property includes six double bedrooms (all with four poster beds), modern bathrooms, large communal rooms, and an extravagant dining room which can accommodate up to 20. Dinner party, anyone? BOOK NOW VIA AIRBNB (Airbnb)From castles to characterful cottages, Airbnb has revealed the most wish-listed historical homes in the UK as part of its new Historical Homes Category.