Hom comforts

These are the UK’s top home comforts

by Northern Life

We all love our home comforts and a poll of 2,000 adults have revealed the nation’s top 50 home comforts from having the heating just set right to a cup of tea or their beloved sofa to photos of their loved ones.

Reliable broadband, your own toilet and the smell of clean clothes are also on the list alongside a comfy pair of slippers and scented candles.

Oh, and if you have a favourite mug, that will appear on the list too – as most of us find it gives us a homely feeling.

Some of our other favourites include the particular smell our houses have, as well as home-cooked meals and of course, a fantastic read!

And unsurprisingly, a well stocked fridge, your own bed and your favourite piece of tech whether it’s a laptop or tablet is featured on the list.

Over three quarters of us Brits miss our home comforts when we are away and according to the study, it takes four days for us to start missing our favourite items! Oh, and one in five of us are travelling with our own pillow because we just can’t bear to be separated from it for even one night!

But what do we want from a hotel? Most us are after free-Wifi or rooms with a living room space and kettle so drinks can be made at leisure.

Elisabeth Ditlbacher, brand director, Europe Holiday Inn & Staybridge Suites which commissioned the study, said: “Our research shows that while we are a nation of travellers, we also love our home comforts.

“There’s nothing better than the feeling you get when you’re at home.”

“With the average person making four trips for work a year, we want to provide them with all the amenities they need to stay as comfortably as possible while they’re away from home.”

But, what are our biggest peeves when staying away? For most of us it’s forgetting something we need and a fifth of us hate having to eat out all the time due to the expense.

Here’s a list of the top 50 home comforts – while you might not be able to bring your comfy sofa on holiday with you, you could maybe load an iPad with our favourite TV show, bring a box of your favourite tea or a good book along with you to make being away from your own toilet just that little bit easier!

The Top 50 Home Comforts

  1. Bed
  2. A proper night’s sleep
  3. Home-cooked meals
  4. Comfy sofa
  5. Family
  6. Your favourite film or TV programme
  7. A cup of tea
  8. Getting into your comfy clothes
  9. Your own toilet
  10. Laptop/tablet/computer
  11. Slippers
  12. A good book
  13. Reliable broadband
  14. Pets
  15. Having the heating set to the perfect temperature
  16. A well-stocked fridge
  17. Garden
  18. Your mattress
  19. Coffee
  20. Listening to music/the radio
  21. A dressing gown
  22. Photos of loved ones
  23. The smell of clean clothes
  24. A glass of wine
  25. Bacon sandwiches
  26. Quilt
  27. Netflix/Sky TV subscriptions
  28. Blanket
  29. Hot chocolate
  30. Your favourite mug
  31. Biscuits
  32. Pillows
  33. Scented candles
  34. Candles
  35. Log/wood burning fire
  36. Hot water bottle
  37. The way your house smells
  38. Fancy bubble bath
  39. Ice cream
  40. Games console
  41. Warm laundry after taking it out of the dryer
  42. Marmite
  43. Ketchup
  44. Throw cushions
  45. Mac and cheese
  46. Brown sauce
  47. A foot stool
  48. Artworks
  49. Onesies
  50. A breadmaker