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

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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


    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

    Various, Britain

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

    Callington, Cornwall


    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

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

    Keswick, Cumbria

    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


    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

    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

    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: https://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.

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

    Newquay, Cornwall


    The beaches! The surf! Need we say more?

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