The picturesque Isle of Skye is the UK’s best place to live and property prices are cheaper than most of the other top 10 locations, according to research from real estate portal Rightmove.
While the Scottish location is the most desired location, Wales also has Pembroke in the top 10 and the South West has six spots in the rankings.
But living in these most desired locations does not come cheap even although all of them are outside of the most expensive region which is the South East of England, including London.
However, they all come with a view as they are either by the sea, close to mountains or in places of outstanding natural beauty.
The Isle of Skye, which is technically no longer an island as it has a bridge connecting it to the mainland, was voted top for its pretty landscape, sea views, rugged mountains and its picturesque harbour town of Portree.
It may be Britain’s most ideal places to live but is cheap compared to the other locations with an average asking price just under £231,000. Only Pembroke in sixth place has cheaper property in the top 10 with an average price of £169,969.
In second place is Woolacome, followed by Callington and St Ives, all in the South West with average prices of £346,396, 235,860 and 366,628 respectively. In fifth place is Keswick in the Lake District in Cumbria which has an average price of £391,628 and also in the North West region is Ambleside in ninth place with an average price of £431,669.
In seventh place is the seaside town of Padstow in Cornwall where the average price of a home is £421,290 then Salcombe in Devon in eighth which has an average price of £635,083, the highest of all the top 10. Finally, in tenth place is Newquay in Cornwall where the average price is £246,976.
‘People clearly want to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and settle down in some of the most beautiful places around Britain, from as north as the Isle of Skye to as south as the glitzy town of Salcombe,’ said Rightmove’s research manager Abiola Oni.
‘It’s interesting that none of the areas are in the highest priced regions of Britain, London and the South East, likely because the appeal of some of the big cities is the good job options and transport links rather than moving for the
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