Our Airbnb Picks for Fans of Minimal Interiors

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

I don't really fancy holidaying abroad right now. I'm sure I'm not alone. The good news is, there are a plethora of beautiful places to stay, right here in the UK.

Whether you're looking for a romantic city break, a week by the sea with the kids, or just a different view to look at, the possibilities are almost endless.  

Exterior of large brick barn conversion

So if you're thinking of booking a domestic break, we thought we'd help you out with a little bit of inspo. So here follows our round-up of top Airbnb picks for those who love minimal / modern / Scandi interiors as much as we do. 

Barn Conversion - Rural Sussex - sleeps 4

We love the combination of sleek modern design, cozy textures and animal prints in this spacious upscale barn conversion. The whole place just breathes quality and attention to detail.

Modern open plan barn conversion interior - lounge, kitchen, dining
Modern bedroom with large window, grey floor. Bed reflected in sliding mirror door
Open plan barn conversion interior. Dining and lounge areas shot from inside kitchen

Minimal bedroom with white walls and grey bedding


Barn Conversion - North Cornwall - sleeps 9

Strong mid-century-modern vibes in this light and bright barn conversion. Huge windows too - fabulous!

Mid-century modern living room
Large monochrome kitchen with island
Exterior to barn conversion in winter


Townhouse - Deal, Kent - sleeps 4

Simplicity meets cosiness, vintage meets modern. There's so much to like about this petite coastal townhouse.

Townhouse lounge with white painted floorboards and grey furniture


Bedroom with beams and fireplace. Cozy bed with cushions
Modern monochrome bathroom with metro tiles and walk-in shower


Stable Conversion - Dartmoor - sleeps 4

Clean lines with pops of colour and loads of unusual details to appreciate make this Dartmoor stable conversion hugely appealing.

Living room with modern shelving, green sofas and stripey rugs


Minimal white bathroom
Minimal white bedroom in stable conversion


Barn Conversion - Rural Hampshire - sleeps 8

This spacious barn conversion is full of luxe details and offers the delightful experience of staying on a working sustainable farm. There's also glamping on-site in you fancy getting even closer to nature! 

Double-height living room with 2 sofas

Minimal bedroom corner in the eaves. Mid-century style furniture

Modern kitchen with blue tiles and island


Stable Conversion - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - sleeps 4 

High ceilings, chunky beams and muted tones in this beautiful stable conversion. Bonus points for being in Bishop's Stortford, where White Black Grey are based! 

Open plan living area in stable conversion. Lit wood burner in brick fireplace
Minimal mezzanine bedroom with large beam across ceiling


Georgian Apartment - Edinburgh - sleeps 2 

Loads of light and an abundance of gorgeous textures in this central Edinburgh apartment. 

Narrow living room with brown leather sofa and wooden furniture
Bedside area with modern furniture


Penthouse Apartment - Margate, Kent - sleeps 6

A stunning open plan apartment with wraparound views to the sea. Possibly a teensy bit colourful for our usual taste, but we love it anyway! 

Open plan living area with wrap around windows and balcony
View from open plan kitchen to sea views from wrap around windows

Whilst we're talking Margate, a quick shout out to the best pizza restaurant in the UK (in my humble, but well-researched, opinion!), GB Pizza Co

Interior of restaurant GB Pizza Co, Margate


Coach House Studio - Bath - sleeps 2

Small, but perfectly formed. This studio apartment is perfect for a cozy weekend getaway à deux in the dreamy city of Bath. 

Modern studio apartment with grey sofa and pale wood furniture
Bed and dining table in modern studio apartment
Modern monochrome bathroom


Georgian Apartment - Merseyside - sleeps 4

There's something very modernist European about the aesthetic of this light- and plant-filled apartment. The original Georgian features are offset beautifully by the  Berlin-chic of the furniture and decor.    

Living room in Georgian apartment
Bedroom in Georgian apartment. Huge windows with original shutters
Dining area in Georgian apartment. Huge windows with original shutters


Grade II Listed Apartment - St Ives, Cambridge - Sleeps 5

Unusual ceilings, Scandi furniture, lots of grey. We're booking now!  

Modern living room in the eaves. Grey sofas and walls
Modern bedroom in pale wood and grey
Modern bedroom in pale wood and grey


Waterside Cabin - Norfolk Broads - sleeps 4

And of course I couldn't leave our very favourite place to stay off the list! The wonderful Water Cabin in the Norfolk Broads. Utterly serene minimal living. I already wrote a gushy blog post about our stay here in 2019. 

Minimal dining area in cabin


Exterior view of 1930s black-clad waterside cabin


Interior view of modern cabin. Mirror, bed, lamp


Well that's it for now. Know of a beautiful Airbnb property that rocks a minimal vibe? Drop a link in the comments, we'd love to hear from you!


All images copyright the linked properties in this post. The lead exterior image in the post is from Gambledown Farm. Any questions, drop us a line: hello@whiteblackgrey.co.uk 

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