Dreaming of living where we holiday is a pastime every traveller can relate to. And, with many Brits taking a staycation instead of going abroad this year because of the pandemic, we took a look at the data to see just how many people are making this dream a reality.
Examining the top 10 UK staycation destinations that people plan to visit this year, we found that demand for property in these locations has risen dramatically. The Yorkshire Dales appears to be the staycation that most Brits are wanting to make permanent, with an 85% increase in mortgage leads for the area. This is followed by Exeter (Devon) with +71%, Truro (Cornwall) at +57%, and Windermere (Lake District) showing an increase of +47%.
But, having a permanent holiday isn’t always cheap. With the average UK home currently costing £256,000, many of the UK’s top staycation destinations come at a premium. In particular, the Cotswolds’ average house price of £449,223 will cost buyers a premium of £193,223. Other expensive premiums include Dorset (£96,603), Edinburgh (£62,595) and Devon (£53,962). However, buyers could bag a bargain in the Scottish Highlands and Snowdonia, with house prices £73,861 and £72,982 below the UK average respectively.
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