Castles or coastline – what’s your dream view to wake up to?

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  • We can’t offer you scrambled eggs in bed, but how about waking to your favourite view every morning?

    If you could wake up to any view, what would it be?

    Well, if you vote for a stunning stretch of coastline or a beautiful beach, you’re in good company.

    According to a poll of 2,600 British homeowners, a beach or coastal view is the dream vista to wake to each morning.

    So far, so dreamy, right? Well, the survey also threw up some some pretty surprising results – with 15% of people saying they would be happy for other houses to be the first thing they saw each morning!

    With beach and coastal views taking the top two positions, the typical chocolate-box village came in third, with 54% voting this their favourite view.

    This is followed by farmland, suburban community life and bustling city life. Rising to the sights of a private, manicured garden was also a popular choice, and 23% of us like to wake to the fruit of our labours and admire a potted pathway of peonies and posies.

    How about waking to Stonehenge, a Roman Fort or a crumbling castle? World Heritage sites are popular with Brits and finally in 10th place came dark, mysterious woodland.

    The average survey respondent said they would even pay up to 20% more for a house that boasts their ideal view!

    Helen Turnbull of Hillary’s, which conducted the survey said: “We have some incredible landscapes here in the UK… The lush green countryside and quaint villages might be traditional, but it seems we have our hearts set on sandy white beachfront houses.”

    There you have it – the proof is in the view!

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