Are you considering investing in UK holiday properties? There are some amazing opportunities to do that right now, and as long as you choose the right destination, now might be the perfect time. In fact, the holiday rental market is predicted to grow by over 6 percent in the next few years, reaching a market value estimated to be about £22 billion. An increasing number of people are choosing to spend their holidays at beautiful UK destinations, which means there is currently an increased demand for second home holiday lets. UK property owners have a unique opportunity to capitalise on this boom and buy a holiday home to enjoy while also earning some extra money. Travellers from abroad can enjoy some of the UK’s most stunning locales, your fellow Brits can have a relaxing staycation in a spot they may not have previously discovered in their own country, and you can use your holiday home when it is not being let to guests. It is a beneficial situation all the way around, and all you have to do is pick the right home to purchase. We can help, with this list of top destinations for holiday homes in the UK.
The popularity of holiday homes in Cornwall is not surprising. This gorgeous seaside county, with more than 300 beaches, is a place where visitors can enjoy relaxing beach days, boat trips, surfing, and cliff top walking, along with visits to World Heritage Sites, gardens, castles, and museums. Home to the most southerly and westerly points in England, it can mean a long journey, but there are train stations located in all the major tourist hot spots, including Looe, St Ives, and Newquay. Two points to note if you are considering purchasing a holiday home in Cornwall: there are no motorways, and buying a second home in St Ives is no longer permitted.
This is a popular holiday destination, in part because it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it is an absolutely wonderful place to buy a holiday home. This expansive region, which stretches across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, along with several other counties, reaches from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath. Here, you will find idyllic villages, busy market towns, glorious countryside, and plenty to see and do. Driving is the best option for traveling through the Cotswolds, as there are many parts unreachable by public transport, but getting to the Cotswolds is easier than travelling to some other holiday regions. Travelling by car through this area is extremely pleasant, anyway, because you can travel at your leisure and stop as it suits you. Every holiday maker will find something to love in the Cotswolds, whether strolling through the country, exploring charming villages, visiting family-friendly attractions or historic landmarks, or enjoying award-winning eateries.
Located in the southwest of England and bordering four counties, Dorset offers easy access to beach holidays. It is famously the location of the Jurassic Coast, and with its rich history, gorgeous natural landscapes, beautiful beaches, and towns full of character, Dorset has wide appeal. Traveling to Dorset is easy because of the many train stations across the region, though leaving your car at home makes it a little more difficult to reach certain interesting areas. Sought-after holiday rentals include coastal cottages as well as accommodations in the amazing countryside. In Dorset, tourists can relax on the beach, explore charming seaside towns, visit the ancient Durdle Door, see the cliffs at Lulworth Cove, and enjoy family activities perfect for all ages. The only challenge of finding the right holiday home to buy in Dorset is deciding which market you want to attract. Broadmayne, for instance, is a great place to buy if you want to attract young families, while West Bexington is the perfect place for those who want to take long walks and take in spectacular views, with or without their dogs.
Holiday cottages in the Lake District may require most travellers to travel a little further , since the region is in Cumbria, in the northwest of England. Still, it is a hot spot for holidays, since it is the largest National Park in England and features mountains, woodlands, and lakes, in a World Heritage site perfect for exploring. Outdoorsy types will love this area for all of the natural wonders, whether they are hiking to the highest point in England, wandering around the famous lakes, going on a lake cruise, or just enjoying time out in nature. Various train stations and bus routes serve the Lake District, and boat trips provide a novel way to travel while sightseeing.
With their proximity to the English Riviera, holiday homes in Devon are undoubtedly popular, for good reason. The stunning cliffs, magnificent beaches, and charming towns offer plenty to explore, and attractions like adventure parks, castles, and zoos means you never run out of things to do. Did we mention the national parks? Devon is home not only to two coastlines but also to two national parks, making it the perfect place to get outside. The weather is glorious, the countryside is beautiful, the surfing is amazing, and vineyards are gaining a footing. In other words, it is a great spot for a holiday, whether the intent is a surf trip, a family vacation, a tour of wineries, a walking vacation, or a seaside escape. Further, because it is closer to central England than Cornwall, it is a more convenient location for those who want to get to their retreat quickly.
Located in a dramatically scenic corner of Southwest Wales, Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has 186 miles of breathtaking coastline and more than 50 beaches, so it is no surprise that that National Geographic magazine rates it as the second best coastline in the world. An area rich in culture, with Anglo-Saxon and Celtic influences, it is also a place of natural wonder and human creativity. It is also an amazing place for a holiday home, with opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and cultural experiences. It has all the perks of an island because it is bordered on three sides by the sea, and it also has plenty of options for holiday makers, including adventure parks, castles, boat trips, and festivals.
There is a reason people call this county ‘God’s Own Country’. With historic towns, unspoilt countryside, and beautiful coastal areas, it is a wonderful place for a holiday home. There are cities and towns throughout Yorkshire, making it easy to travel by train, but a car is helpful for those who want to really get out and explore the countryside. Yorkshire Dales National Park is perfect for exploring, with hills, caves, rivers, and waterfalls to discover, and whether the idea is a city break, beach holiday, or country getaway, there is something for every traveller.
From breathtaking scenery to world famous whisky to attractions like Loch Ness, Skara Brae, and the Cairngorms, the Scottish Highlands have plenty to recommend them. The wildness of the landscapes, along with the mystique of Scotland’s historic myths and legends, make the highlands very popular with tourists. Buying a holiday home there, it is easy to create the kind of secluded, cosy, off-the-beaten path experience that is in demand right now.
Known by the locals as ‘Broadland’, this place has a rich history and a varied landscape. In Norwich, you will find a castle and winding narrow streets reminiscent of medieval day. Throughout the region, the countryside is beautiful, and wildlife is abundant. The Rivers Yare, Ant, Waveney, Chet, and Bure connect lovely inland lakes, creating the Norfolk Broads, a series of waterways and wetlands. Boating has been a major part of the tourist industry since the early 1900s and is still very popular.
A mere two hours south of London, this “Garden Isle’ features verdant countryside, sandy beaches, and dramatic white cliffs. Half of the island is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, with much of its 25-mile shoreline designated as heritage coast. Pretty towns and villages are scattered across the island, and travelling to this lovely, historic place is easy: even though it is an island, it is very accessible. Holiday homes are expensive here, but the payoff is also good. The Isle of Wight is a big draw for tourists, with annual music festivals, well-conserved wildlife, and some of the richest cliffs and quarries of dinosaur fossils in Europe.
Once they decide to buy a holiday let, UK residents benefit from choosing the right company to partner with, to make the process easy and profitable. At Together Travel, we share your passion for finding the perfect hideaway, and we want to fully understand your objectives for your property so that we can help you realise your goals. We have over fifteen years of experience owning and operating holiday homes, and we understand the latest trends and technology, so our in-house marketing and revenue experts can promote your property across a variety of optimised platforms. Let us help you choose and let your holiday home, putting our proven practices to work for you, to make it a successful venture from start to finish. As the exclusive agent and operator for Natural Land holiday homes, we have access to exceptional holiday homes in areas of great natural beauty, built sustainably and to modern standards, yet designed to complement the surrounding landscape. If you want to invest in property in the UK as a holiday home to let, Together Travel can help you get started, as well as handling all the details to make it simple. If you are looking for an exquisite place to visit, Together Travel can help with that, too. All across the UK, we have luxurious, comfortable, unique properties located wherever you want to be. Find out how we can make your trip amazing by contacting our expert concierge team at +44(0)1625 416430 or emailing us for more information.