UK holidaymakers have confirmed that looking in estate agents’ windows to see what they could afford in the area is the highlight of every trip.
From Cornwall to the Isle of Lewis, Britons are pausing for up to 20 minutes at a time to price up property they would never actually buy.
Nikki Hollis, holidaying on the Yorkshire coast, said: “Not cheap around here. £280k for a two-bed bungalow that needs work. Still I bet the schools are good.
“A lot more affordable than bloody Cornwall last year. Three hundred and fifty grand for a two-bed terrace with ‘sea glimpses’. We talked about that all day and eventually the kids joined in. It was much better than going to the beach.
“Ah, that year we went to Shropshire? Fantastic fortnight. In Oswestry you’re getting three beds for under two hundred. Shame the area was so shit.”
Julian Cook, holidaying in Wales, said: “It’s different for us. Being from London, we could easily turn our two-bed flat over a chip shop into a palatial coastal property.
“But we can’t because of our idiotic metropolitan jobs and pathetic urban lifestyle.”