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Telegraph advises readers to buy Welsh holiday let to ‘make money all year round’

25 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
Bae Trearddur ar Ynys Môn is one of the locations advised by the Telegraph. Llun gan Phil Williams (CC BY-SA 2.0).

The Telegraph newspaper has advised readers to buy holidays lets in Welsh towns in order to “make money all year round”.

Describing Wales as the UK’s “holiday home capital” it suggests Tenby, Llandudno and Trearddur on Anglesey as the best locations to invest in a holiday let.

The article comes after the Welsh Government said it was committed to tackling the “adverse impact that disproportionate numbers of second homes can have on communities”.

Language campaign group Cymdeithas yr Iaith have also called for a cap on the number of second and holiday homes in any community, as part of “introducing a radical package of measures as a matter of urgency”.

It comes as Wales saw the biggest house prices rises in the UK year on year in August, with the average price increasing 11.6%. It has iven rise to fears that many people will not be able to afford to live in their own communities.

The Telegraph article advises readers to “bag themselves a summer hideaway that works equally well in autumn and winter” so that they can rent it out when they’re not living there.

They cite data from Sykes Holiday Cottages and Vrbo which shows which locations the UK are most in demand outside of the summer months.

“Wales has recently been named Britain’s holiday home capital, with a higher proportion of second homes than the West Country, and it is little wonder that it also features in this league table,” The Telegraph says.

“The key year-round resorts are: Tenby, Llandudno and Trearddur, on Anglesey.”

A Telegraph article in June also recommended Monmouthshire as the best place to buy a holiday home in Wales with a budget of £450,000.

“Sandwiched between Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Welsh district of Monmouthshire is not short of stunning views,” it says.

“It has enjoyed a surge in popularity with holidaymakers this year and bookings for the summer are up 46pc.”

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Philip Jones
Philip Jones
26 days ago

If I wrote what I feel about this I would be arrested.

John Hughes
John Hughes
25 days ago
Reply to  Philip Jones

Despicable Tory right wing rag.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
26 days ago

Do what the people of Liverpool did about the Sun, don’t buy or sell the Telegraph…

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
26 days ago

It is a an anti welsh gaslighting fascist sewer rag

Grayham Jones
26 days ago

It’s time to stop all incomers coming to wales the young people in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 can’t get on the housing market because of incomers stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh get the people in your town’s out voting for new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Quornby
Quornby
25 days ago

The Telegraph is part of Johnson’s “dilute Wales” project.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
25 days ago

Ignore the Telegraph – there’s more sense in the Beano. Heavy taxation, denial of purchase if not a resident of the area for at least 6 months, maybe even forcing a sale or rental of a property if it has been unoccupied for longer than 9 months.

HappyHols
HappyHols
25 days ago

Can someone remind me, at what part of the history of Tenby, Treaddur or Llandudno when property was not part of the tourism industry? It is why they were built. I suppose you are entitled to whinge if you have never been on holiday anywhere, but I must confess I am grateful to the people who have let holiday accommodation to me in locations with ieithoedd lleiafrifol.

K Powell
K Powell
19 days ago

It’s out of control now. This summer, there is a housing crisis in West Wales. There is no property left as private rental in our town, no available housing association or council property. People are selling up to take advantage of a price rises, giving tenants notice, and others buying properties to use as holiday lets or Air B&B. Families with children are being made homeless and there is no where for them to go. Investing in holiday lets may seen like a great idea if you are rich, but there will be no one living there to staff the… Read more »

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