New research1 has revealed the UK’s top ten most sought-after beauty spots from the 46 areas of outstanding natural beauty across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 40 national scenic areas across Scotland.
The Cotswolds leads the way, with houses in this area notching up over 8.5 million views on Zoopla in 2021. Homebuyers are attracted by its acres of open countryside, charming villages and an average property price of £474,164.
In second place is the Kent Downs with 8.25 million views and an average house price of £460,132, while the Chilterns ranks 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.
High and low
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). At the other end of the scale, the Scottish Highlands’ Kyle of Tongue was the least expensive beauty spot, with homes selling for £118,302 on average.
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