People are offering up their Sussex homes to Olympic holidaymakers, for a price that’s almost golden.
Homeowners are cashing in on the prospective flood of tourists during this summer’s Olympic Games by offering their homes, buses, tents and gardens to sports fans. Properties listed as “Olympic rentals” in Sussex are being offered for up to almost £4,000 a week.
People in Brighton, Shoreham, Crawley, Eastbourne, Horsham, and Billingshurst are hoping to line their pockets on the back of the Olympic gold rush.
Properties being offered for short-term rents range from seafront semis and mansions set in vast grounds to log cabins and yurts.
The owner of one of the most expensive Sussex pads on the rentduringthegames.com website is a four-bedroom house on Shoreham beach going for £3,800 a week.
But the owner told The Argus that he had changed his mind and would no longer be offering it for rent.
A 20-bed house off Dyke Road Avenue, in Brighton, is being offered for £3,000 a week during the Olympics and £2,800 a week during the Paralympic games.
But budget travellers may prefer to stay on a bus parked in a bluebell field in the Weald downland, near Billingshurst, for a mere £220.
A five-bedroom house in Crawley promises to be the “best place to be in the country and yet within easy reach of central London”.
Other Olympic accommodation listings include a completely empty field near Battle, which is suggested would make a suitable campsite during the games.
Cottages as far afield as Camber Sands are also being promoted for the Olympic lettings.
Source: The Argus
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