The holiday home trend that has seen a 400% surge after lockdown

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Lockdown has had us all stuck in the house for months trying to keep ourselves and our families entertained.

Many of us have had to be away from family and friends and a lot of us have had to cancel holidays and trips away that we had booked before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

So most of us are desperate to get away for a few days, even if it is just for a staycation somewhere in the UK.

And it seems like Brits are looking to make the most of the holiday destinations available to us here in the country during a time when there is some uncertainty surrounding overseas travel, as searches for certain types of holiday rentals have shot up.

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According to statistics released by Google, there are five holiday search terms that have shot up in the last week – and you may be surprised by the number one.

Brits are obviously keen for some fresh air and outdoor activities because the number one travel search term, which has shot up by 400 per cent in the last week, is ‘Cornwall caravan holidays’.

holiday searches jump staycations

And with people naturally worried about the precarious nature of currently booking a trip and some concerned about a second coronavirus peak, 'holiday insurance coronavirus' was the second most-searched travel term, up 350 per cent.

It seems like Brits could be looking to replicate their otherwise overseas holidays, as 'holiday cottages with hot tubs' came in third place, up 300 per cent, and 'holiday homes with pools' and 'holiday cottages by the sea' came joint 4th, with searches up 250 per cent.

Looking to book yourself a staycation? Here are some of our favourite rentals to try and get booked up…

UK staycations to book now

Holiday cottages with hot tubs

UK staycations

BOOK NOW: Secluded Countryside Lodge with Alfresco Hot Tub, price dependent on date, AirBnb

Holiday homes with pools

UK staycations

BOOK NOW: 60's poolhouse set in the Cotswolds, price dependent on date, AirBnb

Holiday cottages by the sea

UK staycations

BOOK NOW: Sea front cottage in the heart of St Ives, price dependent on date, AirBnb

We can't wait to book in one of these!

Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.