Wales and Cornwall are most popular UK holiday home locations

Wales is the top holiday home location in the UK for 2020/21, research from holiday home insurance company Schofields Ltd has revealed.

Some 15.35% of UK holiday homes are located in the UK, followed by Cornwall (12.82%), Scotland (9.30%), Devon (8.39%) and North Yorkshire (8.13%).

Renewed holiday home contracts were also compared to new contracts taken out between January and June 2020, to calculate the top up and coming locations.

County Durham came top of this list, with a 36% increase in the number of contracts, followed by Wiltshire (36%), East Yorkshire (35%), Cumbria (35%), and Suffolk (28%).

Phil Schofield, head of inbound marketing, said: “Getting away from home safely once restrictions have been lifted is something that’s on everyone’s minds.

“Holiday homes and holiday cottages are top of people’s lists due to their privacy and ease.

“Data suggests that people in the UK take breaks of 2-3 days more frequently than any other length of holiday, so being able to make a short journey with less stress to a holiday cottage or holiday home is really important.

“The top locations for holiday homes in 2020 aren’t a surprise to us, but the up and coming locations are interesting.

“It seems that people are wanting to find destinations that are off the usual beaten track in the UK and won’t be quite so crowded as the hotspots.

“Hopefully our data will help tourists choose destinations for short breaks in the UK where they can easily find holiday cottage accommodation but will have plenty to see and do.”