Top house hunter beauty spots

2nd March 2022

With 46 areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 40 national scenic areas (NSA) across Scotland, British house hunters are spoilt for choice.

Now, research1 has revealed the top beauty spots prospective homebuyers are currently itching to move to, as well as ranking them by the most to least expensive.

Escape to the country

With houses in this area notching up over 8.5 million views on Zoopla in 2021, the Cotswolds is leading the way with its acres of open countryside, charming villages and an average property price of £474,164. Coming in second is the Kent Downs with 8.25 million views, with the average home costing £460,132, and the Chilterns ranking third with 7.27 million views and an average price of £613,200. High Weald, Cornwall, the Gower, the North Wessex Downs, the Surrey Hills, South Devon and the Wye Valley complete the top 10.

It’ll cost you…

The rankings look slightly different when price is taken into account. The Surrey Hills is the most expensive area, with the average home costing £704,813, followed by the Chilterns and High Weald (£580,537).

Looking to move?

If you’re currently looking for your own slice of paradise in 2022, get in touch to talk about the most suitable mortgage finance for you.

1Zoopla, 2021

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