Book Your Sea View Holiday Home for Summer 2021 While You Still Can
If there’s one thing we’ve learned this summer, it’s that beach cottages are extremely popular and get snapped up very quickly. This is especially true this year, as a staycation boom has produced unprecedented demand for all types of holiday properties near the sea.
In fact, we completely sold out of coastal cottages for the first time ever during the busiest weeks this summer. With just short of 3,600 self-catering properties of all styles and sizes, all over the country, it was a surprise to have to turn away people desperate for beach rentals for their family holidays.
2021 Bookings Flooding In
With continued uncertainty over coronavirus and ongoing travel restrictions, it looks like 2021 could also be another bumper year for holidays at home.
It seems that headlines about Britain being sold out this summer, as well as first-hand experience of limited choice, has caused a surge in demand for long-term bookings for holiday rentals in the UK.
Bookings are already flooding in from people who missed out this summer and want to secure their first choice of seaside holiday homes for next year. There are also travellers who enjoyed their coastal getaway so much this summer, that they are keen to book their next beachside break a whole year in advance.
Some Locations are Selling Out Fast
Some locations are already 70% booked for some weeks in summer 2021. The firm favourites are Cornwall, Pembrokeshire and Norfolk, which received a lot of media coverage in the months following lockdown. But there has also been a high level of demand for secluded properties in remote parts of the country, as people seek solitude from summer crowds at coastal hotspots.
As it stands, these are the percentages of properties already booked for the first week of August 2021 in key regions:
- Cornwall 60%
- Pembrokeshire 72%
- Norfolk 66%
- Dorset 65%
- Yorkshire 64%
- Devon 48%
- England 54%
- Wales 65%
- Scotland 35%
- Ireland 70%
Advice on Booking for 2021
If you want to secure a holiday home in the UK next summer, start searching now. It’s never too early to book. Good looking holiday homes in popular locations sell like hotcakes, so once you spot a property you want to stay in, get it booked. Due to the kerfuffle over coronavirus, booking terms and cancellation policies are very favourable to guests at the moment. Most properties can be secured with only a small deposit, with the remaining balance due weeks before a stay, so the initial outlay is minimal.
Steps to Secure Your Seaside Retreat in 2021
Now you know you should book, here’s what you need to do to secure your sea view holiday home for next summer.
- Decide where you want to go. Be as general or specific as you like. Choose by country, county, town or village.
- Pick a date that suits all members of the family. Think about work commitments and school holidays.
- Work out how many bedrooms you will need and what amenities you want. For example, should the properties be dog-friendly, have an enclosed garden or perhaps a hot tub.
- Enter your details into the site search and view the properties available.
- When you see a property you like the look of, view all the photos and read the description in full.
- Check that the price for your dates is within your budget.
- Get the go ahead from your loved ones.
- Make the booking.
It’s as simple as that. Don’t let your choice of coastal cottage or beach house get away from you. Book now for summer 2021 and start looking forward to next year’s seaside holiday.