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UK farmers turn to glamping to boost income after pandemic

UK farmers turn to glamping to boost income after pandemic

Since the pandemic more UK farmers are now renting out land for glamping to boost their income, new research has revealed.

Diversification in the farming sector has become increasingly popular, according to Sykes Holiday Cottages, with the number of people looking to rent out glamping accommodations, including huts, pods, yurts and log cabins, rising by 56 per cent since 2019.

Sykes reports a 45 per cent increase in glamping bookings in 2021 compared to 2019 – a bonus for farmers renting out land. This has been attributed to the effects of the pandemic with more people unable to travel abroad and looking to holiday closer to home instead.

Bev Dumbleton, chief operating officer at Sykes Holiday Cottages said: “The growing popularity of this type of holiday – and clear investment potential it offers to farmers or landowners – means than many are coming to us with questions on how to unlock the potential of their land.

“With a stronger UK staycation market likely to remain a fixture for years to come, the long-term revenue opportunities for those considering entering the market now could be substantial.”

Farmers have earned on average £17,000 in revenue from glamping due to the increase in demand, a 30 per cent increase on the previous year

Some of the most popular locations for glamping include Cumbria, the Lake District, Cornwall and East Anglia.

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