The Cottagecore Aesthetic Is Alive & Well At These UK Airbnbs

The cottagecore aesthetic has been a staple of internet culture for some time now, but thanks to quarantine, it's thriving like never before. People are baking bread, gardening, knitting, and they're doing it all while listening to Taylor Swift's new album Folklore, the official soundtrack to the wholesome and cosy DIY lifestyle. If you're one of the many that have embraced cottagecore over the last several months but now want to aesthetic even further, look no further than Airbnb for inspiration.

Airbnb has tons of listings for rustic-chic cottages with flourishing gardens and plenty of outdoor space for picnics and picking wildflowers in your favorite prairie dress, oversized sweater, and braided buns. You can book one of these Airbnbs for a mid-quarantine getaway, save the listenings for a post-pandemic trip, or simply browse the listings for ideas on how to strengthen the cottagecore aesthetic in your own home.

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Ahead, you'll find seven such bucolic Airbnb listenings worth perusing. If you can't travel to these homes right now, we recommend soaking in the inspiration and then booking one of Airbnb's many virtual experiences that will help you further embrace cottagecore, like Propagating Plants with Hilton Carter, Farm to Table from the Mediterranean, and Meet My Bees.

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World Famous Abbey House Gardens


"Described by visitors as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, The Abbey House Gardens offers a sanctuary of peace in the heart of the oldest borough in England with full use of the 5-acre gardens."

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Sleeps: 7
Price Per Night: £110
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Shiel House


"Set in three acres of gardens and with beautiful views of the valley, Shiel House is the perfect Scottish retreat. This bespoke home was built to provide an escape from the city and it has been furnished to provide a comfortable home from home."

Location: Rumbling Bridge, Scotland
Sleeps: 8
Price Per Night: £157
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Delightful and Cosy Shepherds Hut


"Nestled in its own space, this delightful and cosy shepherds hut comes complete with gorgeous west-facing country views. Just a five-minute walk from the centre of the village, it is a haven of peace and tranquility."

Location: Brightwell cum Sotwell, Oxfordshire
Sleeps: 2
Price Per Night: $85
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The Coach House


"The Coach House forms part of Bretforton Manor, a Grade II listed Jacobean Manor House surrounded by stunning gardens. Guests have access to their own private entrance and parking, five acres of grounds, a walled garden, an indoor swimming pool, and a tennis court."

Location: Bretforton, Worcestershire
Sleeps: 2
Price Per Night: £120
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Brock Cottage


"Down a long and winding private country track, this property is an eclectic haven with dramatic interior décor and beautiful gardens."

Location: Foscot, Oxfordshire
Sleeps: 14
Price Per Night: £304
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16th Century Dovecot Cottage in Private Garden


"Tucked away in a large private garden, this cottage is serene, rustic-chic, and stunning.  With a tranquil private scented garden terrace, this is the perfect retreat."

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sleeps: 4
Price Per Night: £250
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Lovely Self-Contained Cottage Annex


"A beautifully furnished self-contained annex in quintessentially English gardens. Originally built as a Victorian laundry, the accommodation has been lovingly converted with classic traditional furnishings."

Location: Durweston, Dorset
Sleeps: 3
Price Per Night: £77
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