The Top UK holiday home hotspot

Holiday home in Cornwall
If you want to go down deep you do not need to travel far; indeed, you don't have to leave your most immediate and familiar surroundings. This quote is attributed to Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher born in Austria but who spent much of his life in England. And I concur with his views. One need not necessarily travel to exotic locations all the time to satiate their travel bug. There is so much to explore and discover in one's own country. This thought process coupled with the Brexit scenario has resulted in many holidaymakers increasingly opting for staycations. And as the trend of staycation continues to grow, the idea/dream of owning a holiday home also seems to be experiencing a resurgence.

For many people who own or are looking to own a holiday home, the key benefit is that they get to enjoy time in their own accommodation as and when they want to. Plus it can be a financially rewarding investment.

You will find holiday homes in all parts of the UK - from Scotland to Devon and from Norfolk Broads to Northern Ireland. But which is the most popular location for a holiday home, I hear you ask. Well, according to a research conducted by Schofields Ltd. (who are a holiday home insurance provider) Cornwall, Norfolk and Devon are the top places to own a holiday home with Cornwall topping the list with 28% votes.

The top five holiday home hotspots as per the research are:

1. Cornwall – 28%
2. Norfolk – 17% (popular due to its boating holidays on the Broads)
3. Devon – 16%
4. Cumbria, Lake District – 14%
5. Northern Ireland – 12%

According to this news story, the reasons for Cornwall being at the top of the list could be due to its stunning coastline and relatively warmer weather. Not surprising as most of us dream of owning a holiday home on the coast where the weather is pleasant and where we can whisk away to on a short break leaving all our cares behind.

Cornwall has a lot going in its favour - white sandy beaches, rugged & stunning cliff-tops, wonderful weather and enchanting quaint villages. Cornwall also saw its tourism figures increase due to the Poldark effect! The hit BBC series which showcased the impressive landscape of the region played an important part in rocketing Cornwall to the top of holiday wish lists of many (both from with the UK and other parts of the world).

Beach in Cornwall

Cornwall has a number of popular attractions like St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project, Tate St Ives, Trematon Castle Gardens, Antony House and Garden, Land's End, Tintagel Castle and St Catherine’s Castle to name a few. Cornwall's beaches are rated among the best in the world and not without reason. Trevaunance Cove Beach & Trevone Bay beach (in the Northcoast), Charlestown Beach & Polkerris Beach (in the South coast) and the Porthcurno Beach are just a few beaches of Cornwall that come to my mind as I write this but the region has more than 300 beaches, all beautiful and different. The Cornish section of the South West Coast Path is also supposed to be the most scenic of paths, particularly around Penwith. Cornwall also offers a lot for lovers of adventure - from sailing & windsurfing to coasteering & kayaking to canoeing & ziplining; Cornwall has it all. With so much to offer to its visitors, it is no wonder why Cornwall is drawing in visitors and holiday home buyers by the thousands.

If we were ever to consider buying a holiday home then I think it would be a tie between Cornwall and the Lake District in terms of the location choice. What would your pick be?

Beach in Cornwall

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