A growing number of second home owners are choosing to rent out their properties to cover the costs of mortgages, taxes and upkeep, according to Holidaylettings.co.uk.

A third of owners said they manage to rent out their properties for more than half the year, while 50% said they can fill at least 18 week.

In terms of destinations, Portugal, France and Spain dominate the holiday home market.  

Look out for the next issue of Country Life International to find out where the most lucrative rental hotspots are around the world – published on March 4.

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