by Luke Edwards
Due to the uncertainty over Brexit, around 70% of UK holidaymakers are looking at holidaying in the UK in 2020. Couple this with a Visit Britain projection that overseas visits to the UK are going to grow by upwards of 1 million visits in 2020, now is a great time to consider purchasing a holiday let in North Wales.
Purchasing a holiday let is a huge commitment, therefore, its important to ensure your investment will generate a considerable income. The biggest factor to consider is the popularity of the area, the more popular the area the more income you can potentially make.
We give you a short guide to the most popular areas for holidaymakers in North Wales based on what our customers are looking for.
Located on the Llyn Peninsula, the harbour town of Porthmadog is popular with guests due to its rich history and heritage. Its proximity to the Snowdonia National Park makes Porthmadog a great place to base yourself if you’re a keen explorer. The Italianate village of Portmeirion is a short drive away as are the popular seaside towns Criccieth and Harlech, there’s even the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railway ready to take you around the wonderful sights of the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia.
If you’re looking for somewhere with sandy beaches, coastal walks and great food and drink on your doorstep, then Trearddur Bay is perfect! Our Trearddur Bay holiday cottages are among our most popular with guests, especially during the summer months. It’s located very close to the A55 which ideal for exploring the rest of Anglesey.
Situated on the west coast of the Llyn Peninsula, this traditional seaside town attracts thousands of guests year on year with its beautiful sandy bay, charming high street and of course its main attraction Criccieth Castle. Pwllheli, Porthmadog and Harlech are within reasonable driving distance.
Conwy has everything you need in a holiday destination. The town is overlooked by its 13th-century castle, this impressive CADW site is the towns most popular attraction, it welcomes over 200,000 visitors a year. It boasts a wide array of craft beer places as well as some great seaside food and drink locations. Conwy and the Conwy Valley has become the adventure capital of the UK in recent years, with Zip World, Adventure Parc Snowdonia and Llechwedd Caverns all just a short drive away.
Home to some stunning coastline and sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why Nefyn is so popular. There’s a stunning championship golf course along with plenty of scenic walks and cycle routes. The jewel in the crown is The Ship Inn, once voted one of the worlds best beach bars. It’s only accessible by foot or by boat, but its certainly worth the effort.
With glorious scenery, picture-postcard architecture and rich history, Beaumaris is one of Anglesey’s most popular visitor destinations. Visitors can stroll the streets of Beaumaris and enjoy some great shopping and fantastic food. You can take a stroll on the village green and onwards down the pier with the Snowdonia mountains and North Wales coastline as a backdrop. A visit to the castle is also a must!
Located on the Llyn Peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay, Pwllheli is a haven for any watersport enthusiasts. Its world-class waters are perfect for sailing, paddle-boarding, wake-boarding and much much more. With its central location on the Llyn Peninsula, popular destinations such as Nefyn, Abersoch and Criccieth are just a short drive away.
Last but certainly not least is the delightful seaside village of Rhosneigr. Its know for its long sandy beach and like Pwllheli, its popular watersports scene. Rhosneigr has a great array of eateries and pubs as well as some lovely boutique shops. There are also some beautiful coastal walks to enjoy.
This list shouldn’t limit your choices, at the end of the day, it’s your choice. If you find the right house, in the right location and present it to a really good standard, it will book. For further tips on letting in North Wales then take a look at our guide to holiday letting in North Wales.
If you want to find out more about holiday letting in North Wales, then do get in touch, we’re always happy to help! From mortgage letters to interior design all the way to your first booking, we’ll be with you every step of the way!
*At the time of publishing (20/01/2020), Menai Holiday Cottages has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained in this article is accurate. However, no warranty or representation is given that the information is complete or free from errors or inaccuracies. Customer search data is based on internal data unless stated otherwise.
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