There are, quite literally, thousands of UK listings on Airbnb.

But bewilderment at deciding where to stay can be kept at bay, because a comprehensive new list has revealed the ten most popular options – as determined by the site's millions of users across the globe.

The property-sharing site, which has transformed the holiday rentals market, has revealed the surprising range of options that people most frequently add to their wishlist.  

These include a historic castle in the Cumbria countryside, an old windmill in Kent, a tree house, a West End pad and a narrowboat.  

Each region of the UK has at least 2,000 listings on Airbnb and the typical UK host earns around £3,000 per year, hosting for 36 nights. 

 The UK has continued to thrive as a destination on Airbnb, generating an estimated £3.46billion for local residents since July 2016 from a record-breaking six-million guest arrivals – an increase of 81 per cent compared to the previous year. Here's the Top 10 most-wanted… 

 

1. Augill Castle, Cumbria

Top spot: Augill Castle in Cumbria is currently the most-wanted property available for Airbnb rental in the United Kingdom

Top spot: Augill Castle in Cumbria is currently the most-wanted property available for Airbnb rental in the United Kingdom

Top spot: Augill Castle in Cumbria is currently the most-wanted property available for Airbnb rental in the United Kingdom

Authentic: Guests can choose between 15 grand rooms throughout the venue, which includes turrets, tudor panelling and Gothic windows

Authentic: Guests can choose between 15 grand rooms throughout the venue, which includes turrets, tudor panelling and Gothic windows

Authentic: Guests can choose between 15 grand rooms throughout the venue, which includes turrets, tudor panelling and Gothic windows

Topping the list is this dramatic property, which is located in the Eden Valley, near the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Costs start from £170 per night.

Guests can choose between 15 grand rooms throughout the venue, which features turrets, tudor panelling and Gothic windows. There's a bar, too.

The couple who own it, Simon and Wendy, first started hosting rental guests back in 1998 as a way to pay for the renovation of the building.

2. Old Smock Windmill, Kent

Fancy something a little different? Kent's Old Smock Windmill is also a popular choice - ranking in second place on the list 

Fancy something a little different? Kent's Old Smock Windmill is also a popular choice - ranking in second place on the list 

Fancy something a little different? Kent's Old Smock Windmill is also a popular choice – ranking in second place on the list 

The Old Smock Mill is a four-storey site (three floors of which are the holiday let) that has carefully been restored into a popular one-bedroom property. Costs start from £175 per night.

With 18-inch brick walls and a white, weather-boarded tower, it certainly stands out on the local landscape, which borders Camber Sands beach.

As if that wasn't enough, guests also receive a welcome basket including organic eggs laid by the owner's chickens. 

3. Tree Sparrow House, Cornwall

Quirky: Perched in an ash tree with sweeping sea and countryside views, Cornwall's Tree Sparrow House offers a cozy retreat

Fancy something a little different? Then this quirky find could be perfect for you.

Perched in an ash tree with sweeping sea and countryside views, this hand-built treehouse offers a cozy and unique holiday adventure for two people.

From the lofty position enjoy sights of Falmouth Bay and spectacular sunsets over the fields and orchards of Tregaminion. The beautiful beach of Porthallow is an easy, ten-minute walk away. It costs from £100 per night.

4. Classical apartment, Edinburgh

Looking good: Located on the fourth floor of an 18th-century tenement with views onto the historic Royal Mile, this Edinburgh apartment is also popular thanks to its impressive style

Looking good: Located on the fourth floor of an 18th-century tenement with views onto the historic Royal Mile, this Edinburgh apartment is also popular thanks to its impressive style

Looking good: Located on the fourth floor of an 18th-century tenement with views onto the historic Royal Mile, this Edinburgh apartment is also popular thanks to its impressive style

If you're a fan of city breaks, then this Edinburgh bolthole is likely ideal. 

Located on the fourth floor of an 18th-century tenement with views onto the historic Royal Mile, it's just ten minutes away from the city's iconic castle. The National Gallery, St Giles Cathedral and National Museum of Scotland are also close by.

The apartment retains the unique character of the Old Town with oak panelled walls and parquet flooring, mixed with family portraits, antiques and works of art, but also all the modern comforts of a home. Stays begin at £110 per night. 

5. The Gatehouse, Eyemouth, Scotland

Dramatic: The Gatehouse in Eyemouth is built out of the same pink sandstone as Ayton Castle - and looks inviting 

Dramatic: The Gatehouse in Eyemouth is built out of the same pink sandstone as Ayton Castle - and looks inviting 

Dramatic: The Gatehouse in Eyemouth is built out of the same pink sandstone as Ayton Castle – and looks inviting 

Less than four miles from a dramatic coastline that boasts unspoilt sandy beaches, the gatehouse to Ayton Castle enjoys an ideal location.

Built out of the same pink sandstone as Ayton Castle (in the archetypal Scots baronial style), it effortlessly commands a prime position at the entrance to the castle's extensive grounds.

Sleeping just two, the interior consists of a sitting room with log burner, a small but well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom and bedroom. It costs from £102 per night. 

6. Stylish house, London

London calling: This stylish property - with garden access - in the capital city is also regularly added to users' wishlists

London calling: This stylish property - with garden access - in the capital city is also regularly added to users' wishlists

London calling: This stylish property – with garden access – in the capital city is also regularly added to users' wishlists

Keen to visit the capital – but don't want to splurge hundreds on a tiny (and tired) hotel room? Then live-out your plans in this classic Victorian terraced house.

Within walking distance to the River Thames at Hammersmith, it's a popular choice because of location: there are  traditional English pubs, theatres and restaurants nearby.

It can accommodate three guests and costs begin from £65 per night. 

7. Dairsie Castle, Fife

Grand designs: Fife's Dairsie Castle is the seventh most-popular option for people wanting to visit the UK via Airbnb

Grand designs: Fife's Dairsie Castle is the seventh most-popular option for people wanting to visit the UK via Airbnb

Grand designs: Fife's Dairsie Castle is the seventh most-popular option for people wanting to visit the UK via Airbnb

First sited in the 12th century, Dairsie has been the location of secret Scottish parliaments, military sieges and a safe haven for escapee monarchs (James VI and I in 1583). The castle then became a ruin in the 19th century.

In 1992 it was bought and rebuilt by the current owner who worked hard to restore the castle to its original medieval character, with all the comforts of a modern family home.

Now, it can be yours for just £550 per night. 

8. Ambers Bell Tent, Oulton

Life's a pitch: Ambers Bell Tent in Oulton offers a collection of nine tents, each complete with proper beds

Life's a pitch: Ambers Bell Tent in Oulton offers a collection of nine tents, each complete with proper beds

Life's a pitch: Ambers Bell Tent in Oulton offers a collection of nine tents, each complete with proper beds

Sick and tired of being indoors? Then check-out these furnished bell tents in the historical setting of Mannington Hall and Gardens, just outside Itteringham in North Norfolk.  

There are nine tents on the 2.5 acre field with field shelter, sauna and pizza oven.  

Inside, each tent has a double or single bed configuration with proper mattresses, duvets and pillows for maximum comfort. It costs from £95 per tent.

9. Jessie narrowboat, London

Sail away: For those wanting a water-based adventure, they can hire the Jessie Narrowboat in London's Maida Vale

Sail away: For those wanting a water-based adventure, they can hire the Jessie Narrowboat in London's Maida Vale

Sail away: For those wanting a water-based adventure, they can hire the Jessie Narrowboat in London's Maida Vale

Named Jessie, this narrowboat is moored in the heart of London's Little Venice.

A 57-foot canal vessel completed in 2011, she's 6ft 10 inches wide and can sleep four people in comfort.

The sleeping accommodation is made up of a double cabin at the front with doors to a small but comfortable front deck. There are two single bunk beds to the centre of the boat and a very comfortable sofa that flattens out to a double bed in the living area.

It costs from £150 per night. 

10. Jack Sparrow House, Cornwall

Fairy tale: This wacky wonder – called Jack Sparrow House – is perhaps unsurprisingly the most intriguing of them all 

Located near the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, this remarkable little property is like something from a fairy tale.

Perfect for a small party, it comprises of one comfortable room with a mezzanine double bed and a seating/kitchen area – and it's yours for just £105 per night.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, its clocked-up more than 160 rave reviews. 

 

 

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