Turn your home into a holiday cottage

Average prices, popular locations & features revealed


For the second year running, we’re set to have another ‘Great British Summer’, with Brits flocking to all corners of the UK to enjoy a staycation. 


According to the UK’s leading holiday rental marketplace, Snaptrip, 99% of holiday lets are already fully booked for the summer in popular areas of the UK* - leaving thousands of Brits facing limited choices and extortionate prices. 


However, for those who are lucky enough to have a UK escape booked, experts have revealed how, with a few simple steps, you can cover the cost of your own staycation by transforming your home into a lettable holiday cottage. Sounds like a pretty good deal, huh?


So, how much money could you make? Holiday cottages in the 2021 hotspots; Cornwall, Devon, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Highlands, are commanding average stay figures of up-to £1,112. And, for those who live in less expected towns and cities, average stay rental fees start at around £500. These include: 


The average price of a stay by county




Average cost per stay


Devon £1,112
Cornwall £987
County Antrim £924
North Ayrshire £887
Dorset  £883
Isle of Wight 3861
Essex £846
Hampshire £834
Devon £834
Rutland £830
Herefordshire £818
Angus £806
East Sussex £796
Highlands £793
Gloucestershire £784
Gwent £783
Perth Kinross £783
Suffolk £771
West Sussex £765


The 10 most popular locations overall in 2021


Popularity Location % share of bookings
1 Devon 10%
2 Cornwall 8.75%
3 Cumbria 7.85%
4 North Yorkshire 7.15%
5 Dyfed, South West Wales 6.52%
6 Powys, Mid Wales 5.56%
7 Norfolk 5.2%
8 Gwynedd, North West Wales 4.9%
9 Dorset 4.1%
10 Derbyshire 2.31%


The 10 most desired features for holiday cottages


Popularity Feature
1 Beach nearby
2 Pet friendly
3 Hot tub
4 Enclosed garden
5 Pub nearby
6 Games room
7 Wifi
8 Swimming pool
9 Luxury
10 Secluded


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