The Great Outdoors
Fresh air, rugged and untouched scenery, a slower pace of life...there’s a lot to be said for a home in the Great Outdoors. If you like to escape, what about buying a house in the remote Scottish Highlands or near a harbour close to your boat? Or maybe the prospect of a cottage where you can nurture landscaped gardens appeals? Fortunately, you’re at the right starting point for finding a home in the Great Outdoors. So why wait? Get to know some of PrimeLocation’s favourite outdoor properties today.
If you love hiking, cycling, skiing, bird watching and other outdoor pursuits, a home in one of the UK’s 15 national parks might be for you. Home to waterfalls, lakes and the highest peak in Wales, Snowdonia is one of the country’s finest national parks. And further north in Scotland, you’ll find the Cairngorms National Park, the UK’s largest national park, which straddles a number of counties, including Inverness-shire. Buy a home here and you’ll have mountains, forests, lochs, rivers and even distilleries right on your doorstep.
Are you green-fingered and on the lookout for a project? Then plump for a home with a plot of land that you can mastermind into landscaped gardens. Gardening may be time consuming but with a bit of diligence, you can reap the rewards. Fancy a Chinese water garden, or a quintessentially English rose garden? There’s an abundance of internationally-renowned gardens in south east England, so it could be a good place to draw inspiration from. If you’re eyeing homes with land in Kent, you might want to draw on the county’s reputation as the Garden of England.
From rugged coastline and moorland, to mountains and lakes, there’s plenty to enjoy in Britain if you’re an outdoorsy type – and no more so than in summer. Have you considered south east England? Snap up a home in or around the towns of Dover, Deal and Sandwich in Kent, and you’ll be close to some prime golf courses.
Alternatively, buy a property on the coast of south west England and you’ll be in an enviable position to indulge in a range of water sports. Are you a seasoned sailor or just want to get started? Then head for the sought-after resort town of Salcombe, which is nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon. Of course, you don’t actually have to participate in sport. Do your research and you could live spitting distance from some top sporting events, such as the tennis at Wimbledon in south west London or horse racing at Royal Ascot in Berkshire.