A holiday flat is being advertised for more than £5,000 a week in Whitby (Image: Getty Images)

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UK staycations have rocketed in price as Brits book holidays at home amid uncertainty about foreign travel.

One flat in the seaside resort of Whitby is available for more than £5,000 for a week, while a seven-bed house in Windsor is going for £4,500 a night.

Landlords have come under fire for charging 'extortionate, eye-watering' prices for holiday accommodation amid a so-called 'staycation inflation'.

Many Brits have decided to take a break within the UK this summer as Covid continues to deter holidaymakers from flying overseas.

The booking website Vrbo shows that a mansion called the Gleneagles in Sunningdale, near Windsor, is available for £4,500 a night – or £32,580 for a week – in August, according to Mail Online.

TeessideLive has priced up various holiday locations for a family of four, with two adults and two children, for a week in August, to see if a trip away really will be breaking the bank.

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Prices for Cornish getaways have also soared
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Cornish break

Cottages.com is offering a week at Bian Bosdinek, Mevagissey, Cornwall, for two adults and two children aged two to 17 for £2,375.

This includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and free wifi, all within a one mile walk of the coast.

The dates are a week from Monday, August 9, and for the same period the Atlantic Sunset in Newquay offers a four-bedroom cottage for £4,765 which has a sea view.

The Aviator in Truro has a one-bedroom apartment with one bathroom for £1,859 for the same dates.

Booking.com also has The Taylor Suite, Truro, which is a two-bedroom apartment with ensuites and a Cathedral view roof garden for £2,269 for a family of four.

The Lawton, in the centre of Blackpool, is available for £1,047 for the week
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Plymouth and Blackpool

Again through booking.com, The Future Inn in Plymouth has a double room for two adults and two children for £1,117 with free parking, internet, exercise room and free cancellation.

Also in Plymouth, the Habita Property Ocean Apartment which sleeps four is £2,396 for the week, which includes two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and also has free cancellation.

The Parin Hotel, Blackpool, is just 400 yards from the beach and offers a family room with a shower, including two double beds, for £790 through booking.com.

The Lawton, also in the centre of Blackpool, is £1,047 for the week and includes breakfast, two singles and one double bed.

Both Blackpool options include free cancellation.

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Butlins at Skegness has a week from Monday, August 9 for two adults and two children, aged six to 14, in one of the Silver Rooms for £1,211 per unit.

This includes two bedrooms, with one double and one twin room, a shower, TV, and tea and coffee facilities.

The unit is advertised as ‘Lowest price guarantee’ and it is a five to 10 minute walk to the Skyline Pavilion.

For the same week, a Gold Apartment can be booked from £1,715 which includes a kitchen, dining and lounge area.

A New Deluxe caravan at Wold Vale is going for £1,709 for seven nights
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Haven is advertising a New Deluxe caravan at Wold Vale for £1,709 for seven nights from Monday, August 9.

The site is situated at Blue Dolphin in Yorkshire and the price is for two adults and two children aged five to 15.

Access is included to the indoor and outdoor pool, the Sports Drome, outdoor play areas and entertainment venue.

A Platinum Plus caravan that sleeps four and has a decking or veranda area with outdoor furniture comes to £2,133 for the same seven nights.

Center Parcs

The Center Parcs destination, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria is set on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

There is no availability for August, the next suggested dates are seven nights from Monday, October 4 which comes to £1,698 for a three-bedroom New Style Woodland Lodge, which includes a TV.

The price is for two adults and two children aged six to 16.

The Evening Star Engine Shed in Whitby has an eye-watering starting price of £5,056

North Yorkshire

For those looking at staying closer to home, trivago.co.uk has several properties in Whitby.

St Hilda’s Farm is a bed and breakfast for £2,415 for seven nights from August 9, which is 7.6 miles to the centre.

And the Evening Star Engine Shed has a starting price of £5,056 for two adults and two children with two bedrooms and one bathroom for a week from August 7.

That accommodation is 2.7km from Whitby Abbey and includes free wifi.