Cornwall’s staycation market fuels demand for boutique holiday homes
By |Published On: 17th December 2019|

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Cornwall’s staycation market fuels demand for boutique holiday homes

By |Published On: 17th December 2019|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Property agency Spot Blue International Property has highlighted a number of reasons why Cornwall remains the UK’s favourite ‘staycation’ destination.

The fallout of Brexit, improving transport links and an expanding holiday home market are all reasons why the county is so popular.

Survey results from a leading high street bank show that 31% of British ‘staycationers’ planned to visit Cornwall this year. This makes it the UK’s most popular region.

More than half of those surveyed (52%) said they would take most or all of this year’s holiday in the UK. 31% responded that they intend to spend more time in the UK than in previous years.

Spot Blue points out that another survey by a leading rental company reveals that 66% of British people enjoyed a staycation last year. This represents a 10% increase compared to 2017.

Mr Walker at Spot Blue International Property comments: “Evidence points to British people being spooked by both the weak pound, pushing up the costs associated with overseas holidays, and the fear of possible travel disruption once they can no longer travel as EU citizens.

“The natural response of many is to choose the safety of the UK for their annual holidays, helped by the recent warmer summers. Already a popular costal destination with famous beaches and popular towns like Padstow, Newquay and St Ives, not to mention the Eden Project, Cornwall is well placed to benefit from this trend in 2019 and beyond.”

Tourism in Cornwall is also largely benefitting from improved air access. The county is home to the UK’s fastest-growing airport. During the 2018-19 financial year, 461,000 passengers passed through Cornwall Airport Newquay, making it the fifth consecutive year of growth and best year ever for the airport.

Key new routes providing daily services to London Heathrow were launched this year. Services to London Southend, Jersey and Guernsey, and Copenhagen have also been introduced.

New or improved routes coming in 2020 include Glasgow, Aberdeen, Norwich and Newcastle. These complement the airport’s existing services to other regional UK airports, as well as its popular London Gatwick and Manchester services.

Looking beyond domestic visitors, Cornwall also attracts a growing number of foreign tourists. German holidaymakers comprise of one of the region’s strongest growth markets. In response to this, German carrier Eurowings now connects Cornwall with four German cities, namely Berlin, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt Hahn.

For those of you investing in holiday homes in the UK, don’t forget to make sure you have the right insurance to protect your property. Just Landlords provides 5 Star Defaqto rated UK Holiday Home Insurance, providing a comprehensive level of cover. 

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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