Buy a property with a wonderful vista and you could be on to a winner, as the scenic outlook can substantially boost its value.
Research by estate agent comparison site GetAgent.co.uk has found that homes with good views command a price premium of up to 54% compared with similar properties without them, so you can look forward to the prospect of a hefty profit when you sell.
From swanky urban pads to rural retreats, all these homes for sale benefit from views that will take your breath away.
1. Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Argyll, offers over £300,000
This property is a B-listed former worker’s cottage on a picturesque island where slate was quarried until the mid-1960s.
The cottage, which is located in a conservation area, is deceptively big with four bedrooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room and separate sitting/dining room.
There’s also a delightful south-facing garden with a secluded seating area that enjoys views across The Pond — a flooded former slate quarry — and the Sound of Luing towards the uninhabited island of Scarba. If you’re lucky, you might spot otters, dolphins or even sharks basking in the water.
It’s for sale through Galbraith.
2. St Ann’s Suite, Holyrood House, Malvern, Worcestershire, £375,000
Sweeping views across the town, the Severn Valley and towards the Malvern Hills add to the already considerable charm of this two-bedroom apartment, in a newly-converted Victorian house which was once a hydrotherapy clinic.
With an internal area of over 1,150 square feet, it’s very spacious, featuring two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bespoke kitchen with granite worktops, a utility and an impressive sitting/dining room with a handmade fireplace and wood burner.
There are high ceilings throughout, and large windows enhance the magnificent views.
Available through Fine & Country.
3. Low Greendale, Wasdale Head, Seascale, Cumbria, £750,000
Hills and mountains provide the backdrop to this freshly-renovated house, nestling in the beautiful Wasdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District.
It consists of a lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, a sun room, office, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus an adjoining barn conversion, currently a holiday let.
Many of the rooms look out towards Wasdale Screes, Scafell Pike — England’s highest peak — and the surrounding countryside. Wastwater, the country’s deepest lake, is a short walk away.
Available via PFK.
4. Les Chalets d’Adelaide, Grimentz, Switzerland, from CHF 1.284m (approx. £1.056m)
Two- and three-bedroom chalet apartments in a historic Alpine village regarded as one of the most scenic ski resorts in the world.
They’re right at the bottom of the piste and only 100 metres from a new giant cable car connecting Grimentz to Zinal, the neighbouring resort.
Although traditional in appearance, the architect-designed chalets are brand new and their contemporary interiors make extensive use of local wood and stone, and the views of snowy mountains and slopes are arguably the best in Grimentz.
Find out more from Alpine Property Finders .
5. Pollensa, Mallorca, €3.95m (approx. £3.294m)
If money’s no object, this country house provides everything you’d expect from a luxury home — and a whole lot more.
Originally a water mill, it sits in a generously-sized plot surrounded by gorgeous gardens and gazes out over lush countryside towards the Tramuntana mountains.
The main house has four bedrooms, a country-style kitchen and dining room, a large but cosy sitting room with a fireplace, a heated swimming pool and numerous terraces from which to enjoy the views, and there’s a separate two-bedroom guest house.
Despite the secluded setting, it’s a five-minute drive from Pollensa, a cosmopolitan town filled with cafes, boutiques and restaurants.
6. Villa Blue Coast, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, €15m (approx. £12.484m)
Located just outside Monaco, this contemporary seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom villa is arranged over three levels and has panoramic views over the Mediterranean and along the French Riviera coastline.
The main living and dining space, on the middle level, opens on to a terrace with a heated infinity pool, and there’s a state-of-the-art open plan kitchen with a fully equipped chef’s kitchen behind it.
On the lower floor you’ll find a gym, a spa with a jacuzzi, hammam and sauna, a wine cellar, a tranquil Zen area and a self-contained apartment for staff or guests.
Access is easy as the nearby, ultra-exclusive Maybourne Riviera hotel has a helipad and is only a 10-minute helicopter ride from Nice airport.
For more information contact Nest Seekers Europe.
7. The Penthouse, Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place, London SE1, £17m
Open the automated curtains in this brand new penthouse to reveal an unbeatable vista of the London Eye and Thames.
Occupying the entire 10th floor, it comprises two master bedroom suites with walk-in-dressing rooms, two guest bedrooms and bathrooms, two kitchens, an all-in-one living/dining area, an expansive terrace and a private balcony, with 360 degree views over the London skyline.
Residents have use of a world-class health club in the basement of Southbank Place, where facilities include a heated swimming and vitality pool, state gym, spa, sauna and health and beauty studio.
For more information see Southbank Place.