Ever since The Holiday came out in 2006, we’ve fantasized about vacationing in a quiet, cozy cottage in the English countryside. We’d spend our days reading and exploring, and our nights drunk grocery shopping and drinking wine while dancing to The Killers. If you’re ready to make that dream a reality, these cottages for rent on Airbnb will suit you quite nicely.
You don’t have to have a cheating boyfriend (like Cameron Diaz’s Amanda) or be mourning the engagement of your former lover (like Kate Winslet’s Iris) to take a vacation. All you need is some time off and a passport. And while Amanda’s remote-controlled blackout blinds and TV room in her L.A. home are impressive (that DVD collection, though), we have our sights set on Iris’s quieter way of life in Surrey, England.
Incidentally, the country cottage that inspired Iris’s home in the film is for sale, House Beautiful reports. But if you don’t have the gumption to buy a place just yet, book one of these Airbnb cottages for rent for your next holiday getaway. They’re charming, idyllic, and look smashing covered in snow. Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet your very own Mr. Napkin Head while you’re there.
1A quirky, cozy cottage in Gloucestershire
The inside is just as quaint as the outside. Book it on Airbnb here.
2A calm, private garden cottage in Cheshire
Every single one of this rental’s nearly 200 reviews has five stars. Every. Single. One. Book it on Airbnb here.
3A quaint riverside cabin in Cornwall
The Holiday meets Snow White. Book it on Airbnb here.
4A whimsical garden cottage in the Lake District
It’s so picturesque, you’ll want to come back every season. Book it on Airbnb here.
5A windmill cottage in South Cambridgeshire
Because when you’re given the chance to stay in an old windmill, you take it. Book it on Airbnb here.
6A beautiful converted barn in Somerset
It comes with its own private hot tub. Book it on Airbnb here.
7A cute garden cottage in the Cotswolds
The only thing on your to-do list will be taking a long, gorgeous countryside walk. Book it on Airbnb here.
8A large country home in Lancashire
Gather the whole squad, because this beauty has eight beds. Book it on Airbnb here.
9A modern country retreat in Essex
The Holiday, but make it modern. Book it on Airbnb here.
10A stylish converted barn in East Riding
We could read by its wood-burning stove for hours. Book it on Airbnb here.