From Scottish lochs to the Shard in London, these homes for sale on Zoopla offer the kind of views that must be seen to be believed.

What view do you throw open your curtains to every morning? The reality for most of us ranges from wheelie bins and a parked car to (if you’re lucky) the garden or house opposite.

But, if you could choose one, what would be the dream view from your home?

To get an idea, we ran a poll on Twitter with four options to choose from; sea, mountains, rolling countryside or a metropolitan cityscape.

It revealed that the majority of you (62%) consider a sea view as ‘the dream’, while rolling countryside came in second place gaining 23% of votes.

Just 11% of you opted for a mountain vista, while only 4% longed to look out on a sprawling city metropolis.

The views that money can buy

A property that boasts a spectacular view of any kind will come at a premium. But, then again, it costs nothing to look.

We searched high and low on Zoopla to find the best examples of each of these four views. Tell us your favourite in the comments below.

Best sea view
Pembrokeshire, Wales, for £1.3m

House with stunning sea views in Fishguard

You’ll be hard pressed to find more breathtaking sea views than the ones from this seven-bedroom detached house in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

The home, called Llanpit Mawr, sits on the cliff-top edge overlooking the tranquil Lampit Cove.

It comes with 1.3 acres of landscaped grounds which offer private access to the renowned Pembrokeshire coastal path below.  Or you could just enjoy the view from the 7-person sunken hot tub on the huge terrace.

The cost of this dream view? £1.3m. But once you’re in, the two-bedroom annexe which is already run as a holiday let, will generate some income.

Available via Fine & Country

Best rolling countryside view
Oakham, Rutland, near Leicestershire, for £1.25m

Victorian house in Oakham with countryside views

Just look at the idyllic views offered from this six-bedroom detached house in the rolling countryside of Rutland, the UK’s smallest county.  

The home’s south-west facing conservatory is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea and gaze out over the ever-changing fields and glistening waters of Eyebrook Reservoir.

And when the weather’s warmer, you can decamp to the balcony of the master bedroom from which the views are equally stunning.

But you’ll need £1.25m to get your hands on this home.

Available via Fine & Country

Best mountain view
Ratagan, Glenshiel, Scotland, for £380,000

Stone house overlooking loch duich and surrounding mountains

This somewhat more humble five-bedroom property in Ratagan, Glenshiel, is nestled at the foot of the Scottish Highlands and overlooks the beautiful Loch Duich.

Wake up in any of the three bedrooms in the main stone-built house and you’ll be treated to these incredible mountain and loch views. What a way to start the day.

Longer-term, there’s also the opportunity to let the separate two-bedroom chalet as a holiday home. Combine this with the relatively ‘cheap’ price tag of £380,000 and this mountain view at least could be a reality.

Available via Anderson Shaw & Gilbert

Best cityscape view
St Katharine Docks, London, for £5m

Views of the River Thames from a luxury flat

London is notorious for its expensive homes, but when they come with panoramic views of the River Thames, you can expect the price to shoot up higher still.

Take this three-bedroom flat near St Katharine Docks. It’s on the market for a staggering £5m, but look at the incredible views of the River Thames, Tower Bridge and the Shard you get from the balconies of each of its three bedrooms.

You’ll also get ‘his and hers’ ensuites in the master bedroom, a designer kitchen and two underground parking spaces.

Available via Foxtons

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