Staycation bookings still well above pre-pandemic levels

Landlords who operate Airbnbs still look to be flourishing post-pandemic, with bookings surpassing levels seen before Covid-19.

Bookings have risen by 22% so far this year compared to the same period in 2020, says lettings platform Sykes Holiday Cottages.


Unsurprisingly there are 158% more bookings than the period last year, when the pandemic was having a catastrophic impact on the market.

Some second homeowners have been spurred on to rent them out, given the hefty returns you can achieve in the current climate.

Indeed, Dorset, the Cotswolds, the Peak District, Devon and Somerset were the top earning locations last year, netting homeowners an average of £28,000 per property.

So far this year the majority of bookings have come for homes in Whitby, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

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