Where's the most desirable place to live in the UK?

Isle of Skye wins the title

Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye wins the title

Isle of Skye in Scotland has been named the most desirable place to live in Britain. And considering its all rolling countryside, pastel-coloured waterfront houses and idyllic little pubs, we can see why.

Rightmove ran a survey of almost 24,000 people to ask about the most picturesque places in the UK and this is where came out on top. (We've never wanted to book a seaside staycation more. Move over city living...)

Isle of Skye


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Even just for the harbour town of Portree [pictured] and it helps that the average price of a home is around £230,952.

Woolacombe, North Devon

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A surfer's paradise, this seaside resort has ridiculously beautiful beaches. Not a bad view to call home...

Callington, Cornwall


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This small Cornish town (with a population of just 4,500 people) is based in the south east and is all country lanes , churches and small cafés.

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives

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The staycation favourite remains a top choice thanks to its beautiful beaches and highbrow art scene at Tate St Ives.

Keswick, Cumbria

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This small market town in the Lake District can't be beaten in terms of surroundings. (Think mountaintops, lakes and that fresh, clear air.)

Pembroke, Wales


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This coastal town along the south-west coast of Wales is the cheapest place to live out of the shortlist with houses averaging at around £169,969. Sign us up!

Padstow, Cornwall

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tom Nicholson/REX/Shutterstock (5837613n) A man and five children play in the large waves on a beach near Padstow in North Cornwall, the day after a man died as a result of being swept into the sea a few miles down the coast in Newquay. Stormy weather in Cornwall, Britain on 20 Aug 2016. 20 August 2016

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This fishing port town will make you feel like you're on holiday everyday. We'd basically present we were in the French Riviera.

Salcombe, Devon

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This coastal escape is famed as a sailing haven on the south coast of Devon so there's never been a better time to buy a boat.

Ambleside, Cumbria

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sotheby'sRealty/Bournemouth/REX/Shutterstock (5490187g) View from Ees Wyke Beatrix Potter holiday home up for sale, Ambleside, Cumbria, Britain - Dec 2015 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/rptm The holiday home that inspired a young Beatrix Potter to draw and paint wild animals has gone on the market for £1.25m. Ees Wyke is a magnificent country house that was rented by the children's author's London-based parents in the summer holidays. It was said a teenage Beatrix used the Lake District scenery surrounding the Georgian property to indulge her interest in exploring and drawing wildlife. Her explorations at the 12-bedroom house are thought to have sparked her successful commercial career, which began after she sold a series of rabbit pictures as Christmas card designs aged 24. One of her most popular books - The Tale of Peter Rabbit - was published a decade later in 1902. Ees Wyke was also the property that made Potter fall in love with the Lake District. She later bought Hill Top Farm, which was just a quarter of a mile away in Near Sawrey by Lake Esthwaite.

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Situated atop of Windermere (England's largest water), this North West England town is within the Lake District National Park.

Newquay, Cornwall


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The beaches! The surf! Need we say more?

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