FAMILIES are being asked to pay £1,000 for a week’s staycation — sleeping in a tent in a hay barn.
The shack, in farmer’s field, boasts two worn couches next to some hay bales, a dining table made of an old cable drum and a bell tent as a bedroom.
It also has a sink, an outside composting toilet and a few plastic chairs.
The Hay Barn Bell Tent, decorated with rams’ skulls, is near Hollacombe, Devon.
Its airbnb listing claims it sleeps ten, and was on for £150-a-night, although it can now be booked for £117.
Host Keith, who describes himself as a farmer’s son, says on the holiday rentals site: “You’ll have the whole hay barn and yard to yourselves, set away from the main farm and not overlooked.
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“You’ll have to bring your own sleeping bags but the bell tent is on top of a patch of hay, so it is already nice and comfy.”
An estimated five million extra British people want to holiday at home this summer because of coronavirus restrictions — pushing rental prices sky high.
The costs of some cottages or hotels have soared by as much as 600 per cent. All of Cornwall’s campsites are already fully-booked.
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