Is being close to the great outdoors important to you when moving home, despite craving the hustle and bustle of city life? Country Living recently revealed the top 10 cities for nature, following research carried out by MCCarthy Stone.
So what did the survey reveal? The UK is rich with fantastic cities full of green spaces, picturesque views and areas of outstanding natural beauty in short, but these top 10 locations are the best of all! Fancy living in one of them? We have some fantastic properties for sale within these sought-after cities, just for you!
Voted number one in the survey, ‘Britain's Ocean City’ is found nestled along the coast of the Southwest, home to breath-taking views, with its coastal landscapes, maritime heritage and abundance of green spaces. Located on the edge of Frogmore Green Play Park, you will find this gorgeous 2 bedroom end of terrace house, with luscious green views from its very own south-facing garden.
Another port city on the south coast taking its place firmly in the top 10, is Southampton. This spacious second floor flat is set within a popular waterside development located between the New Forest and Southampton Water, benefiting from waterside views and all the outdoor activities that these areas have to offer.
London's parks, canals and riversides form a network of public spaces which are what makes London one of the most desirable cities for nature. This beautiful, bright and airy first floor flat is situated in a tranquil location overlooking one of London's fantastic green-spaces - Paddington Recreation Ground.
Teaming with nature reserves and wildlife areas from Badock’s Woods to Troopers Hill, residents of Bristol and surrounding areas are spoilt for choice when it comes to nature. This stunning period riverside cottage on the market certainly takes advantage of the views. Located within the Avon Valley conservation area, this beautiful home is set back overlooking the River Avon and is the perfect mix of a rural setting and convenience.
With Northumberland home to the largest Gold Tier Dark Skies Park in Europe, nature surrounds the magical city of Newcastle. Not only does the city attract stargazers, the stunning North East coastline, National Trust sites and network of nature parks attracts nature enthusiasts and walkers alike! Within a stonesthrow of Backworth Golf & Cricket Club and a short commute to both the City Centre and coast, this well presented 4 bedroom detached is a perfect home for lovers of the great outdoors.
It’s not surprising that Swansea has made its way into the top 10, as the city's natural beauty is nothing new to those of us who’ve regularly frequented the Welsh coastline on our Summer staycation. With beauty spots such as Mumbles Hill marking the start of the Gower Peninsula coastline, and the plethora of beaches that line the way, why wouldn’t you move to Swansea? Located more centrally on the marina, you’ll find this vibrant 4 bed town house, on the market for £375,000.