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A man was quoted a staggered £71,000 for a week's holiday in Cornwall – with modest houses costing £10,000 a night.
Tory councillor Paul Nickerson was planning a week away with his family of five in St Ives when he got a nasty shock.
As he searched for suitable homes he was horrified to find the average cost for seven days was £71,627.
The East Riding councillor condemned the UK holiday home industry which he said is exploiting the narrow choices for holidaying this year, reports Hull Live.
"Everything I have seen is about 50 per cent more than their normal price. We have a young family so we normally do have a UK staycation as it's easier,” Cllr Nickerson said.
"But it's normally affordable for a family, but this was shocking."
"I thought it must have been a mistake, but having checked other properties, it is clear it isn't, as they're all far more."
Paul Nickerson, East Riding Conservative ward member for Minster and Woodmansey in Beverley, Yorkshire, was searching for a summer staycation for himself and his family, with three young sons aged five and under.
But when he began browsing through properties that slept five in the picturesque St Ives holiday hot-spot, an average-sized house came up as a suggested booking of £71,627 for the week through one holiday firm – more than double the UK annual wage, which is £31,000.
The three-bedroom contemporary home was listed for a whopping £10,232 a night for a week's stay, starting from August 14.
The company advertised the St Ives home as a "contemporary, reverse level property ideal for families".
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It is near where the G7 summit was held last month.
The holiday firm added: "It is furnished to an exceptional standard and is 200m for the train to St Ives and 10 minutes to a wonderful largely deserted beach. The spacious garden is ideal for children and BBQs."
Cllr Nickerson said he gave up on searching for affordable Cornwall properties and is now considering camping in East Yorkshire's South Bay in Bridlington instead.
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