Planning a 2022 staycation and want somewhere unique to rest up? Well, Airbnb is a great option, and one NI town has been recognised as having some of the very best.
Airbnb started in California in 2008. However, it wasn’t until the mid-2010s that the house rental platform really took off worldwide.
Since then, Airbnb has become a firm rival to the hotel industry, with many looking for fun and unique accommodation options that add to the holiday experience.
Both the UK and Ireland have no shortage of great Airbnbs, perfect for a cool and comfy stay. Now, experts have revealed one NI town as the home of some of the very best Airbnbs in the UK.
A unique seaside stay – escape the cold sea-winds
Ranking behind Settle in Yorkshire, The Cotswolds, Portree on the Isle of Skye, and Wells in Somerset, the NI town was recognised as having some of the best Airbnbs in the UK.
With the iconic Mourne Mountains as a backdrop, the quaint seaside town sits on the shores of the Irish sea. A popular destination for daytrippers, Newcastle has long been a beloved holiday spot among holidaymakers from all across the north of Ireland.
Now, with being recognised as the home of some of the best Airbnbs in the UK, this NI town is sure to become an even more coveted destination.
NI town home to some of the best Airbnbs in the UK – how the results were calculated
Experts at Homedit looked at destinations from all across the UK to compile their list. They looked at data, including the number of Airbnbs in each area and the average capacity. They also checked the number of reviews and their overall ratings.
Concluding, they found that Newcastle is home to 149 Airbnbs, with an average hosting capacity of five people. With over 7,000 reviews left for Newcastle Airbnbs, the town boasted an overall ranking of an impressive 8.6.
Perfect for all types of travellers, from outdoor adventure enthusiasts to couples to families and groups of friends, Newcastle is the perfect destination for a weekend break or a summer staycation.
The best Airbnbs in the UK – helping you decide where to book your next staycation
Closing out the top ten locations with the best Airbnbs in the UK, ranking behind the NI town, is Corbridge in Northumberland ranking sixth.
Abergavenny in Monmouthshire ranked seventh, followed by Shrewsbury in Shropshire in eighth. Melrose on the Scottish Borders came in ninth, and Shaftesbury in Dorset came tenth.
With plenty of great Airbnbs in Newcastle, here are some of our favourites.
Tara’s Hill Cottage is a traditional stone cottage with a hot tub and unrivalled views of the Mourne Mountains. Donard Shadow Lodge sits at the foot of the mountains, offering an alpine feel, a wood-burning stove, and full bath.
Finally, the gorgeous Drumena Cottage is a traditional white cottage, located in the heart of the mountains.
Have you ever been to Newcastle? If not, why not check out the top Airbnbs in the area for your next seaside getaway?