child mortarboard gbp briefcase bath coffeecup tree twitter search crosshair fax house papers sort house-pound brochure list-items notes printer video-camera video virtual-video bath bed camera floorplan heart-empty heart-filled heart-empty-thin heart-filled-thin sofa calculator compass share clock list map-pen map-pin pencil save business-card letter phone heard people pointer cross linkedin google-plus facebook arrow-right close triangle-down my-wink my-wink-thick house-circle loading-spinner bell close-circle dog link pinterest school transport wardrobe arrow-up one two three four five six seven tick

Holiday home hotspots

As a nation we’re growing increasingly fond of ‘staycations’. With the appeal of a short trip to our stunning shorelines or a rural retreat to the countryside, buyers have never been in a better position to invest in a UK holiday home.

As a nation we’re growing increasingly fond of ‘staycations’. With the appeal of a short trip to our stunning shorelines or a rural retreat to the countryside, buyers have never been in a better position to invest in a UK holiday home.

Mixed-use vacation properties provide buyers with both rental income and a suitable base for family getaways. Here is a guide on where to look for your perfect UK holiday home.

But first, the legal stuff…

"If you are looking for a mortgage to purchase a holiday home you will typically require a 25% deposit to qualify.
"To work out how much you can borrow the lenders will expect you to be able to afford the repayments for your existing property plus the new home.
"If you are planning to buy a second home and let it out while you are not living in it, a couple of the building societies offer competitive mortgages.
"There is a huge difference between holiday let properties and holiday homes in the lenders eyes and it is important to have the correct type of mortgage. Most high street lenders do not like holiday lets but they offer second home mortgages". - Aaron Strutt, Trinity Financial Group

The hotspots...



Brighton combines contemporary living with Regency style. Just an hour south of London by train, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Famed for its amusements, nightlife, shopping and arts scene, it has something for everyone.

Call Winkworth’s Brighton & Hove office on 01273 772175



Poole attracts tourists with its harbour, arts centre and beautiful beaches. It’s popular with couples, families and yachters alike, making it the perfect place to invest in a holiday home. The nearby Blue Flag beaches stretch from Bournemouth to Sandbanks and enjoy some of the warmest temperatures in the UK.

Call Winkworth’s Poole office on 01202 733000



Exeter is a quaint city combining rich history and contemporary charm. Surrounded by the Devonshire countryside and with the Jurassic Coast stretching to the east, it ticks the box for both a beach holiday and a rural retreat.

Call Winkworth’s Exeter office on 01392 271177



Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city known as ‘the city in the countryside’. It’s quintessentially British and enjoys city living in a rural landscape. With a gothic Cathedral at its heart, a thriving arts scene and some of the country’s finest properties, it’s hard not to love this delightful area of Wiltshire.

Call Winkworth’s Salisbury office on 01722 443000

Related posts

Commuter hotspots with outstanding primary schools

September is traditionally a month when parents start to think about schools for the next academic year. Families looking to move out the capital will often be in search of the perfect solution: a quick commute back to London and access to great primary schools. Here, we highlight the best options.

Read post

September 18, 2019

The autumn interior trends to know now

As the nights draw in, we round up the top autumn interior trends to look out for now.

Read post

September 17, 2019

What’s on this autumn in your area

From al fresco films and classic theatre to food festivals and unmissable exhibitions, autumn is shaping up to be an eventful season. These are the events you really won't want to miss.

Read post

September 10, 2019

Find your Local Office

Find your Local Office

Speak to people who, quite simply, love their patch and love what they do.

Get a Free Valuation

Get a Free Valuation

Thinking of selling or letting your property, or just interested to know what it is worth nowadays?