The Best Airbnbs in Bournemouth To Book 

A stay in Bournemouth offers beautiful beaches, forest walks and stunning countryside
A stay in Bournemouth offers beautiful beaches, forest walks and stunning countryside | Courtesy of Luisa / Airbnb
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23 October 2020

We’ve taken a look at England‘s beachside south coast city, Bournemouth, to find the best Airbnbs we think you’ll love.

After being named one of Airbnb’s highest trending destinations in recent years, it would seem sunny Bournemouth is a sought after getaway spot. With beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and all the attractions of going abroad, it is a great option for a holiday closer to home this year.

Family-Friendly Sunny Log Cabin

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In an exclusive paddock, surrounded by woods and heathland, this beautiful log cabin is cosy, comfortable and well-equipped. Only 30-minutes from all major local towns including Ringwood, New Forest, Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury, it is also ideally situated. Relax and enjoy spotting all the wildlife, keep the children entertained on the trampoline and make the most of eating outdoors. No need to worry about breakfast either, as this is covered for all six of you.

Wimborne Holiday Lodge

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This beautiful holiday lodge is a great spot for a couple’s retreat or a family stay; and it’s better equipped than your standard shed, with access to Wi-Fi, a dishwasher, washing machine and YouView television. The friendly, local public house and restaurant, the Willet Arms, is only a 10-minute walk away. But if it’s just a quiet evening at the Wimborne Holiday Lodge you’re after, then get the hot tub running and relax, knowing fresh bedding and sheets are provided.

Two-Bedroom Cottage on New Forest Doorstep

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This pets-allowed, two-bed cottage with a private garden is an ideal hub for a family break. Hot tub hire is optional, or cosy up next to the fire pit. Included in your price, you have two bedrooms (one king-size bed, and two singles), ample parking, shower, kitchen, TV, fresh eggs for breakfast and Wi-Fi. All this whilst being situated on the doorstep of the New Forest.

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  • Red Oak Barn Within the New Forest National Park

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    Made from reclaimed materials and sitting within the New Forest, Red Oak Barn holds a traditional, quirky and homely feel, offering two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and shower room along with screened decking, traditional and gas barbecues, table tennis and a chiminea. Set aside on a private road, your only neighbours are likely to be deer, buzzards and tawny owls.

    Lapland Lodge

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    The warm and welcoming Lapland Lodge offers accommodation for three to four people. Start your day with breakfast in the cottage or overlooking the glorious, century-old Monterey pine trees. From October to May, you can enjoy private Swiss cheese fondue or raclette in front of a roaring wood burner. The lodge is fitted with electricity, heating and, in a separate cabin, a WC and sink. For the full Lapland Lodge experience, you’ll sleep in sleeping bags with silk liners (both provided) on top of soft cushions and reindeer skins.

    Thatched Cottage

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    Built in the early 1600s, the Thatched Cottage offers two guest rooms (both doubles), a modern kitchen, sunroom, a separate bathroom for guests and the whole of the upstairs to yourselves. Outside, you have a patio, ideal for al fresco dining or just to relax, enjoying a free tea, coffee or soft drink overlooking a traditional cottage garden, complete with stream.


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    Seascape is the perfect lodge if you’re after some peace, seclusion and tranquillity. Situated at the edge of Swanage Bay View, on top of the Townsend Nature Reserve, this bright lodge includes double glazing, modern furnishings and spectacular views over the bay. You’ll keep yourselves busy by enjoying use of the pool and gym, exploring the beauty of the countryside, the South West Coast Path or visiting the seafront shops, cafés and restaurants in Swanage.

    These recommendations were updated on October 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.