A room with a view has always been a sought-after feature for homebuyers, but the pandemic means it is perhaps more so than ever.
Following several lockdowns, buyers may be trying to avoid any sense of confinement and a room with an expansive view helps to create that feeling of space and relaxation.
As part of our Property Battle series, we take a look at a two properties at opposite ends of Britain with a stunning view from the house and ask which one would you choose if money was no object?
This modern home in Sandbanks, Dorset, is for sale via estate agents Tailor Made and has a price tag of £5.5m
This three-bedroom home is on the market for £450k and is being sold via Argyll Estate Agents
The first is a £5.5million property for sale on the south coast, in Dorset’s affluent Sandbanks, with a view of the sea.
And the second is a £450,000 house for sale in Argyll, Scotland, with views of the loch.
Which property for sale would you choose?
1. Four-bed house, Sandbanks, Dorset, £5.5million
The Sandbanks property has four bedrooms, including this one with a view of the sea and doors that lead out onto a balcony
This four-bedroom house is in the affluent area of Sandbanks, which is renowned for its sandy beach and a limited housing supply that helps to keep prices high.
The Dorset home has several private sun balconies to take in the panoramic views of Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks Peninsula.
And if you need alternative entertainment to those views, the ground floor of the house is designed for leisure with an indoor pool, a gym, sauna and hot tub. There is also a an outdoor bar in the garden.
The Sandbanks house has several private sun balconies to take in the panoramic views of Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks Peninsula
Sandbanks has some of the most expensive properties in the country, with older style homes often knocked and replaced with contemporary versions
The detached property is for sale via estate agents Tailor Made and comes with a price tag of £5.5million.
Daniel Copley, or property website Zoopla, said: ‘Located in the heart of sought after Sandbanks, Bluff House is cleverly designed to make the most of its beautiful surroundings with a south-westerly aspect, 1143 sq ft of external terraces and breathtaking views of Poole Harbour from every floor.’
The contemporary home has plenty of entertaining facilities, including this outdoors bar in the garden
2. Three-bed house, Ardbrecknish, Scotland, £450k
This three-bedroom house is in the picturesque lochside community of Ardbrecknish, in Scotland.
The living room has vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows that provide beautiful loch and mountain views.
The detached property is on the market for £450,000 and is being sold via Argyll Estate Agents.
The stunning property is in the picturesque lochside community of Ardbrecknish, in Scotland
The living room has vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows that provide beautiful loch and mountain views
Mr Copley said: ‘This stunning rural retreat has plenty to offer buyers including a cosy open plan living space, feature wooden beams and oak flooring.
‘Many rooms in the property also benefit from beautiful views over Loch Awe and the surrounding mountains and countryside.’
The open-plan living area also includes a kitchen, feature wooden beams and oak flooring