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Study revealed that second homes and holiday lets in the South West are most popular among city dwellers

  • Government data also shows highest number of second homes are in region, making up 27% of the UK's total

  • In Scotland, North Berwick and Ullapool are most popular locations, while Tenby is only Welsh town in top 20

  • It comes as house prices of £2m properties in rural areas rise by fastest rate in decade amid staycation boom

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    Salcombe has topped the list for British city dwellers' most sought-after second home town followed by Falmouth in Cornwall and North Berwick in East Lothian.

    Second homes and holiday lets in the South West are the most popular, with Salcombe, Falmouth, St Ives, Brixham and Newquay all within the top six in demand, according to a study by Lakeshore Leisure Group.

    Meanwhile, separate data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities also names the South West as the region with the most second homes, making up 27 per cent of the UK's total.

    The Government figures, which are the most recently available for second homes per area in the UK, place the South East second at 14 per cent, followed by London at 12 per cent and Yorkshire and Humber at 10 per cent.

    It comes as house prices of £2million properties in rural areas rise by the fastest rate in a decade, with wealthy people in cities hunting for countryside retreats across the UK amid a staycation boom during the pandemic. 

    A map showing the most sought-after second home towns for British city dwellers, with Salcombe, Falmouth, St Ives, Brixham and Newquay in the South West all within the top six in demand

    A map showing the most sought-after second home towns for British city dwellers, with Salcombe, Falmouth, St Ives, Brixham and Newquay in the South West all within the top six in demand

    Meanwhile, separate data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities also names the South West as the region with the most second homes, making up 27 per cent of the UK's total (pictured: Salcombe in Devon)

    Meanwhile, separate data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities also names the South West as the region with the most second homes, making up 27 per cent of the UK's total (pictured: Salcombe in Devon)

    Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, Cornwall, which was named as the second most popular second home town for city dwellers. It comes as house prices of £2million properties in rural areas rise by the fastest rate in a decade

    Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, Cornwall, which was named as the second most popular second home town for city dwellers. It comes as house prices of £2million properties in rural areas rise by the fastest rate in a decade 

    In Scotland, North Berwick and Ullapool are the most popular locations for a rural dwelling, while Tenby is the only Welsh town in the top twenty second home towns.

    Lakeshore Leisure Group said: 'Whilst many of these towns thrive on a tourist economy, there are downsides to these increases in second home ownership – particularly for the locals. 

    'As these areas become more desirable for second home purchases, property prices rise and often locals are priced out of buying a permanent residence in their local area. 

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