How romantic is your home town? The Telegraph recently revealed Britain’s most (and least) romantic places to live, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day we take a look at their findings and share our thoughts on places that could take your breath away.
London stole the hearts of 18% of the vote and was the clear winner. Taking a picnic on Hampstead Heath, hiring a boat on Hyde Park’s Serpentine, or admiring the Little Venice stretch of the Grand Canal in Maida Vale, it is no surprise that our stunning capital is top of the list. If you want to live in the most romantic place in the UK Hunters has an extensive network of branches in the London area including Marleybone, Maida Vale, Camberwell, West Hampstead and Stoke Newington.
The Lake District with its green hills, grand views and literary connections came in second, followed by the magnificent coastline, medieval harbours and oak forested creeks of Cornwall in third.
Named the fourth most romantic place in the UK was the Cotswolds with its glorious quaint towns and villages. Our nearby Malmesbury and Carterton branches have an array of character filled cottages on offer.
Edinburgh came in fifth as beautiful and compelling with a history soaked old town and sweeping elegance of a Georgian new town. Named sixth was Stratford-Upon-Avon with its Shakespeare connections. Our Knowle and Solihull branches offer properties for sale and to let in the nearby area.
York is filled with history and character. Quaint tearooms, picturesque cobbled streets and ancient sandstone churches all add to the romance of the city, helping it come in seventh in the vote. Hunters first branch opened in York in 1992 and we continue to offer sales and lettings all over the city and surrounding villages; we agree that this is wonderful place to live.
Devon, famous for its cream teas, romantic strolls, picnics and scenic pub gardens came in eighth. Call our Exeter branch if this romantic area appeals to you.
Bristol appears ninth with its garden squares and Georgian terraces, bars and boutiques. Cardiff just makes it into the top ten with its street markets, quirky shops and patisseries.
The stunning North Yorkshire coastline, Norfolk’s beautiful beaches and towns, the lure of the sea in Southampton, the haunting beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the heart-pounding vibes of cities like Manchester and Leeds are other places we feel could easily make the list of romantic places to live.
How about you? Do you live in a romantic hot spot? Send us your ideas or photos - we would LOVE to hear from you. Wherever you are, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.