New data reveals top five vacation rental cities in the UK

“It’s not just the places with big open spaces or a view of the sea, but also the city escapes that also make the cut.”

New data from Hodge has revealed the UK’s top five vacation rental cities.

As the coast and country continue to grow in popularity, Hodge says cities currently account for 10% of her vacation mortgage applications.

The data revealed that 59% of mortgage applications were for coastal homes, almost a third (31%) were for bolt holes in the countryside, but 10% were for housing in the city.

York is currently the most popular city to buy a vacation home, followed by Norwich, Edinburgh, Hereford and Glasgow.

Emma Graham, Director of Business Development at Hodge, commented: “Vacation rental mortgage applications have increased across the board over the past year and it seems like people have an appetite for all types of properties – it’s not just places with big spaces. open or a view of the sea, but it is also the city breaks that also make the cut.

“Hodge is one of the few lenders in the market that lend to mortgage clients looking to use rental sites such as Airbnb. These sites are popular for those looking to book a city break and will help increase rental returns for vacation home owners in the city.

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