Where are the happiest places to live?

We surveyed residents the length and breadth of Great Britain for our annual Happy at Home Index and the results are in: these are the five happiest places to live.

  • Leigh-on-Sea has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain for the second time in three years after topping Rightmove’s 2018 Happy at Home Index
  • In second place is Farnham and taking third place on the podium is Monmouth in Wales
  • Christchurch in Dorset scooped fourth, while Leamington Spa also made it into the top five
  • Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index asks residents how happy they are where they live, based on 12 happiness factors, across 219 areas in Great Britain

Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, Farnham in Surrey, Monmouth in Wales, Christchurch in Dorset and Leamington Spa in Warwickshire are where residents feel happiest this year.

More than 21,000 people across Great Britain took part in the Rightmove survey, which asks residents how happy they are where they live, as well as asking them to rank 12 happiness factors.

The 12 factors range from how safe residents feel and how friendly the neighbours are, to how good the local services are and the quality of green spaces and cultural activities in the area.

To mark such glittering scores, we have shone a light on these communities to showcase some of the finest properties in the happiest towns, villages and districts in Great Britain.

1) Woodside, Leigh-on-Sea

This beautiful five-bedroom detached home provides incredible, spacious contemporary accommodation extending to approximately 2700 sq ft.

 

Set in large gardens and boasting a heated swimming pool, this property, sitting adjacent to Belfairs Golf & Country Park, is up for sale for £999,950.

This property is listed for sale with Home Estate Agents.

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Bell Sands, Leigh-on-Sea

This magnificent three-bedroom penthouse apartment offers quite exquisite views across the Hadleigh Ray River.

On the market for £950,000, this iconic development is located in the heart of Old Leigh. The luxurious apartment is truly unique and is finished to an exceptionally high specification with a ‘New England’ influence to the overall design & build.

This property is listed for sale with Home Estate Agents.

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Victoria Road, Leigh-on-Sea

This exceptionally charming three-bedroom home offers a splendid mixture of contemporary and period features.

Benefitting from three double bedrooms and two reception rooms, this generous family home is within walking distance of Leigh Broadway & Leigh station as well as Chalkwell beach.

Boasting large lounge and dining area, a spacious luxury kitchen and an en-suite master bedroom, this £600,000 home will make a family very happy.

This property is listed for sale with Turner Sales & Lettings.

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Green Lane, Farnham

This unique cottage is hidden down a private lane and is the epitome of village tranquillity. The four-bedroom property offers a bright an airy feel throughout, whilst enjoying a mixture of character and contemporary features.

Stunning views of rolling green hills are complimented by beautifully characterful features inside, such as the exposed wooden beams in the kitchen, a log burner and stairs leading to a mezzanine floor.

This £875,000 property also benefits from a contained detached annex studio. This property is listed for sale with Hamptons International Sales.

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Old Frensham Road, Farnham

Forest House is a stunningly characterful family home dating from 1903, privately situated in a popular Lower Bourne location. Period features remain including bay windows, high ceilings, fireplaces, wrought iron radiators and picture rails.

This imposing five-bedroom property boasts reception rooms which are south-west facing and the well-proportioned, dual aspect drawing room benefits from an open fireplace and window seat with lovely views of the front garden.

This property is listed for sale with Strutt & Parker.

This imposing five-bedroom property boasts reception rooms which are south-west facing and the well-proportioned, dual aspect drawing room benefits from an open fireplace and window seat with lovely views of the front garden.

This property is listed for sale with Strutt & Parker.

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Llanvihangel Crucorney, Monmouth

Twr Mihangel offers a truly unique opportunity to purchase a sympathetically renovated, luxurious and impressive Grade II listed detached five-bedroomed period house, situated on the edge of the medieval village of Llanfihangel Crucornau, on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The main house, which was built in the 15th century and set in approximately 1.5 acres of attractive mature landscaped gardens, has recently been extensively refurbished to create an incredible balance of modern living facilities, whilst retaining all its original historical and architectural splendour, including hand-carved oak beams, imposing stone fireplaces, solid oak external doors and oak-framed leaded-light windows throughout.

This property is listed for sale for £975,000 with House Network.

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Upper Redbrook, Monmouth

Dating back to the early 1700’s, this imposing property, on the market for £630,000, has been extended in later years to provide a substantial family home with a self-contained one-bedroom annex.

The excellently refurbished six-bedroom home is set in beautifully manicured lawns, while the interior boasts a delightful mix of exposed brickwork, hard wood flooring and countless period features.

This property is listed for sale with Peter Alan Black.

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Bridge Street, Christchurch

This spacious architect-designed riverside residence extends to over 2,000 sq ft of flexible and modern living space.

Boasting four bedrooms and priced at £650,000, this attractive property offers a rare opportunity to purchase a unique riverside home on the banks of the River Avon. Mature private gardens connect with a miniature jetty and terrace on the river banks.

This property is listed for sale with Jordan Marks Estates.

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Burford Close, Christchurch

This gracious four-bedroom home offers 1965 sq ft of versatile and flexible accommodation set over two floors.

Having been the subject of a total refurbishment, a newly finished impressive rear extension and first floor conversion, this property comes to the market for £599,950 in immaculate order.

Open plan living flows through the kitchen, dining area and spacious leisure area with bi-fold doors accessing the mature private garden beyond, hi-specification integrated appliances, feature breakfast bar, hard wood flooring throughout and benefitting from a newly installed heating system.

This property is listed for sale with Jordan Marks Estates.

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Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa

Perched at the top of Royal Leamington Spa`s Parade, this three-bedroom penthouse apartment is stunning in every sense of the word. It has a large L shaped decked area offering breath-taking views over Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and even as far as Oxfordshire.

The magnificent lounge area has large windows and bi-folding doors which give glorious views and allow plenty of natural daylight into this contemporary open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room.

The property, priced at £895,000, has three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms and one also has French doors to the outside decked area.

This property is listed for sale with Maison Properties.

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Hill Close, Leamington Spa

This five-bedroom, detached family home is in a desirable, quiet cul de sac location and has undergone substantial refinement, extension and refitting in recent times.

A cutting edge, state-of-the-art extension offers a contemporary edge to the spacious, older part of the house. This stunning extension has the flexibility to provide many alternative uses such as a games room, consulting room, dance studio, home-based office or a wonderful large cinema/living room.

To the front of the property is a large block paved forecourt with ample parking and a delightful rear garden with sylvan outlook overlooking mature trees and greenery with a considerable degree of privacy and seclusion. Up for sale for £825,000.

This company is listed for sale with Boothroyd & Company.

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