Passport stuck with the Passport Office? As temperatures continue to soar and many Brits face a holiday on home soil following passport delays, HouseTrip, the leading holiday home rental site, has revealed the top 5 staycation destinations which are tempting the UK to stay at home this summer.

Those yet to book needn’t miss out, as HouseTrip have almost 17,000 properties in the UK to choose from, and have hand-picked their last minute top properties for those not wanting to be left at home this August.

1. London

With the Capital taking the top spot, it seems that the lure of festivals, roof top bars and walks along the Thames make summer in the city too hard to resist.

Penthouse Panorama - £315 per night (sleeps four)

This London penthouse gives new meaning to the mantra “Champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget”. With unrivalled panoramic views of London landmarks such as the London Eye, St. Paul's, Big Ben, the city, Canary Wharf and Battersea power station, the property is finished to the highest standards to bring a taste of luxury to any stay.

Riverside apartment - £188 per night (sleeps five)

Stylish, contemporary and beautifully furnished, this Greenwich two bedroom, two bathroom riverside apartment offers amazing views over the river Thames.

2. Edinburgh

For those looking to do the Fringe on a budget, HouseTrip has a bank of properties which will help festival goers circumvent extortionate hotel costs and provide a crash pad after exhausting hours of laughing.

Peaceful Retreat- From £121 per night (sleeps two)

A ten minute walk to the centre of Edinburgh, this self-contained house attached to a private villa in the leafy suburb of Merchiston is the ideal choice for those looking for a more leisurely Fringe.

Luxury Apartment - From £478 per night (sleeps six)

Bang in the centre of Edinburgh, this is the go to choice for those looking to do the festival in style.

3&4. Devon and Cornwall

Reports that sea water temperatures off Britain's south-west coast are at a seven-year high and continuing to climb have seen Devon and Cornwall take third and fourth place in the most booked British stays, as Brits grab their cosies and banish any fear of freezing temperatures.

Rural Barn Conversion – From £69 per night (sleeps five)

This superb, split level self-contained two bedroom barn conversion enjoys wonderful countryside views from the rear patio and from both bedrooms. The quiet rural setting of the barn creates a feeling of countryside seclusion with fields and woodland all around and pleasant walks available directly from the garden

Sea view Maisonette - From £103 per night (sleeps four)

Set in the grounds of a large 17th Century house, this delightful two bedroomed maisonette offers stunning views from its terrace overlooking magnificent private gardens and a sea view.

5. Brighton

It turns out that Brits really do like to be beside the seaside, with Brighton taking the fifth place in the top British locations this summer.

City Centre Apartment - From £380 per night (sleeps eight)

Located in the heart of bohemian Kemp Town, this stylish holiday let offers a vibrant base from which to explore Brighton’s bars and beach.

Beach ready Apartment - From £235 per night (sleeps six)

Magnificent sea views and just a stone’s throw from the beach, this two bed flat provides the perfect location for families looking to enjoy the best of Brighton.

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