Beach views and coastal landscapes are the most desirable views by UK residents, but less than a fifth have their ideal views at home, a new research reveals.
The survey, which was undertaken by the team at Hillarys, www.hillarys.co.uk, investigated what makes for the prefect view according to Britons.
More than 2,618 British adults aged 18 or over took part in the poll, with an even mix of male and female respondents. And all of them had to be currently living in the UK.
They were asked to identify the view they would most like to have from their house and were given a list of suggestions.
The top ten favourite views were revealed as follows:
- Beach views – 71%
- Coastal landscapes – 65%
- Small, picturesque village life – 54%
- Farmland with animals – 46%
- Idyllic rural countryside – 39%
- Suburban community life – 36%
- Bustling city life – 24%
- Landscaped gardens – 23%
- Historic/heritage sites – 22%
- Woodland – 21%
As much as 15 per cent stated that they would like to have a view of ‘other houses’ from their home, while one in ten (9 per cent) felt that a view of ‘industrial city life’ would be ideal.
When asked if they currently had their ideal views at home, less than a fifth (19 per cent) said they did. The average respondent stated that they would pay an extra 20 per cent for a house if it had access to their ideal view.
Helen Turnbull at www.Hillarys.co.uk commented on the findings.
She said: “We have some incredible landscapes here in the UK; there is so much breath-taking scenery, it’s easy to take it for granted and forget how lucky we are.
“The lush green countryside and quaint villages might be traditional, but it seems we have our hearts set on sandy white beachfront houses.
“Happily, we have a fair few of those too! Although we may not be able to uproot our lives and relocate in to the scenery that our hearts desire, perhaps a jaunt to a well-situated holiday home to soak up the atmosphere could be worth considering – or try creating a nautical environment at home to give us that seaside feeling.”