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Would you choose a lochside property in Scotland or one by the sea in Sandbanks?


A room with a view: Would you choose this £450k home in Scotland with views of a loch or a £5.5m one in Sandbanks overlooking the sea?

  • Which detached property for sale with a stunning view would you choose?
  • The first property is in affluent Sandbanks and overlooks the sea
  • The second property overlooks a loch and mountains in Scotland


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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The open-plan living area also includes a kitchen, feature wooden beams and oak flooring

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