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The Best Airbnbs For Big 30th Birthday Bashes

You only turn 30 once. And as you’ve probably been thinking about it every day since you turned 28 — whether you're dreading it or revelling in that older, wiser energy — it’d be wrong not to go all out with your celebrations. Thirty is a milestone. And technically, if you look at it the way we do, your 30th party should be three times better than your 10th birthday and a third bigger and better than your 20th.

Given that reserving a table at your local pub is a challenge right now, making grander plans for a post lockdown bash is the goal. With travelling in the UK now possible, dreams of having a trip to suit your tastes are once again in reach. And whether you’re kitsch or classic, regal or minimalist, the internet has options for you, plenty of ‘em.

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Click on for our pick of the best self-catered options for your big birthday blowout.

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Bridge Farmhouse

Like something out of a fairy tale — complete with The Princess and The Pea-style beds — this beautiful farmhouse in Wiltshire is the ultimate 'weekend with friends' abode. The eight-bed, eight-bath house, which sleeps 16, has perfectly manicured grounds complete with a stream and picnic benches in the garden. It even comes with the option of a private chef, so no one has to worry about being cooped up in the kitchen while everyone else is outside popping bottles.

From £725 per night
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Bell Tent Village

What better place to welcome in your 30th year on planet Earth than at a bell tent village with all your closest friends? Embrace the outdoors with boozy picnics, wild walks and nights under the stars. Heavenly!

From £442 per night
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Norbury Manor

Because some birthdays deserve the best, there’s Norbury Manor in Derbyshire, an impressive Grade I listed house that’s the perfect place for a big ol’ get-together. It accommodates 10 and there’s plenty of room to spread out. In summer, make the most of its gardens and local walking paths; in winter, cosy up in the snug complete with wood burner.

Prices start from £1,011 for a three-night stay
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Unique Waterfront House in County Cork

If it's panoramic views you are after, then this four bedroom house in County Cork is exactly what you're looking for. Located right on the harbour in Kinsale, this old curing house has wall-to-wall views of the water, meaning you'll be sure to catch a stunning sunset or two during your stay. In close proximity to a variety of pubs and restaurants in town, this unique harbour front house is perfect for a weekend getaway for you and 7 guests.

From £357 a night
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7 Storey Grade II Listed Windmill

When else will you have an excuse to stay somewhere like this? Complete with heated outdoor pool and games barn, there is no shortage of things to do in this seven-bed actual windmill.

From £490 a night
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