Uncovering the UK's hidden treasures
Ever thought about buying a second home? Take a look at new properties for sale in the UK and see if you could imagine yourself living in one of the areas we've identified for the foodies, outdoorsy types or party animals amongst you.
We all dream about owning a second home abroad, but is it simply because we yearn for more sunshine in our lives? Or are we guilty of being a little ignorant when it comes to the treasures the UK has to offer? England has a diverse mixture of great food, drink, natural beauty and great nightlife, it's just a shame we don't always take the time to discover it. If you're thinking of buying a second home or even moving to another area, take a look at new properties for sale in the UK and see if you could imagine yourself living in one of the areas we've identified for the foodies, outdoorsy types or party animals amongst you.
Nestled in the east of England, Norfolk is quickly earning a reputation as a foodie's paradise. At first glance you might think it earns its reputation based on the infinite number of gourmet restaurants but Norfolk has a lot to offer by virtue of traditional pub grub and - lest we forget - fantastic food and drink festivals! Amongst others the North Norfolk food and drink festival, held every September, attracts crowds of up to 10,000 hungry visitors to sample the local meats, cheeses, chutneys, cakes and jams.
Serving up unique dishes inspired by exotic cuisines and using only the freshest of local ingredients Norfolk's food scene has something to offer everyone! It's not just the food that lures the people in either, there's an abundance of local beers and wines to complement whatever your chosen dish may be.
In the centre of England the Peak District has some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK making it a desirable destination for those who love nothing better than spending time in the great outdoors. Its home to the UK's first national park and there's no denying its beauty enchants its visitors from home and away.
With endless walks and wildlife on your doorstep the Lake District is the perfect destination to own a home if you're an outdoorsy type. It's also an ideal destination for outdoor activities such as cycling, abseiling and yachting. The surrounding areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire means there's always civilisation and plenty more do less than an hour's drive away.
Aside from its more inconspicuous treasures the UK also has some of the greatest party cities in the world. Of course the capital London is renowned for its hustle and bustle but the likes of Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool are hot on its heels for offering a great place to experience city life at its best!
If you like living life in the faster lane then Manchester is the perfect place to live. With a music scene and rich history to rival any big city the streets of Manchester are filled with thriving bars, new concept restaurants and exclusive clubs that keep the elite entertained into the early hours. There's also a great underground scene to be discovered for those who enjoy a different approach to exclusivity.