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The UK coastal districts with the most holiday rentals unveiled

With the summer holiday season in full swing, UK coastal districts are seeing a boom in staycation bookings.

Cornwall was discovered to be the UK coastal district with the most active holiday rentals, according to the research undertaken by Sellhousefast.uk, which extracted an analysed data from AirDNA.

The data, which represents short-term holiday rentals listed on both AirBnB and HomeAway, reveals that there are currently 8,345 active holiday rentals in Cornwall.


Due to how AirDNA groups its data some of the coastal districts represent entire counties.

Home to the popular beach towns of Newquay, also known as Surfer’s Paradise, as well as Falmouth, it is perhaps unsurprising that the so-called ‘Cornish Rivera’ has the most holiday homes listed on AirBnB and HomeAway.

The neighbouring coastal district of Dorset, which includes Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth, ranks second with 4,530 active holiday rentals along its coast.

Following suit with 3,992 rentals is Suffolk, where areas include the likes of Southwold and Felixstowe.

Finishing off the top five are the districts of Brighton and Hove - home to 3,719seaside rentals – and North Devon, with 3,103 short-term rental properties.

Other UK coastal districts to also have a notable amount of holiday rental properties include the Isle of Wight (2,719), Scarborough (2,677), Conwy (1,793), Anglesey (1,614), and Allerdale (1,239).

Ranking in 15th position is the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Sellhousefast.uk found that there are 1,205 properties available to rent in the area – a difference of 7,140 properties when compared to Cornwall.

The UK coastal districts with the most holiday rentals unveiled

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    Just finished building a one bed flat with two bed town house to follow in a popular Cornish resort.
    Originally conceived to be lower cost housing for locals but with abolition of mortgage interest as a claimable expense, against all known business principles ever since taxes were intoduced ( before Christ), except for ltd co's and holiday lets, and the difficulties of evicting bad tenants ( no one seems to emphasise the fact that landlords rarely evict good tenants except for very good reasons ) the benefits of higher earnings, less taxes and the ability to be paid in advance with a pre-arranged leaving date thus regaining control of your own property has become too attractive to miss.
    Currently earning 1.5 months rent every week ( it is high season I admit ) and will do the same with the other whenit is completed.


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