‘Scots are dreaming of a seaside home near an Aldi’

Estate agent says Scots think practically when it comes to their dream home.

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Scots’ dream homes are typically a four-bedroom detached seaside property near an Aldi supermarket, according to a survey.

As well as living in a coastal village, people typically desire two living rooms, two bathrooms, a garden, garage, utility room and an office, according to Rightmove, which questioned more than 2000 people.

Across the UK, Tesco just pipped Waitrose overall as the supermarket most people want to have nearby, the poll found.

Rightmove said that, looking at property listings on its website, Tesco was the supermarket generally mentioned most often by estate agents.

Aldi was identified in the survey as the most desired supermarket in Scotland and the West Midlands, while Sainsbury’s was the winner in Yorkshire and the Humber.

And the top amenities people want within walking distance from their dream property are a pub, a corner shop, a coffee shop and a market.

Property expert Tim Bannister, from Rightmove, said: “Usually you might think a dream home is a mansion with swimming pools and other luxuries, but the British sense of thinking practically comes through very clearly, with garages, utility rooms and home offices the order of the day.

“Perhaps it’s the thought that, if you have a dream home, you want to make sure you’re going to make use of everything. Rather than choosing an outdoor swimming pool only to realise you can only use it a few weeks of the year, you think of a utility room that you know you’ll be using every day.

“Earlier this year, detached homes hit over half a million pounds nationally for the first time, aided by increased demand for more space.

“This means that many people looking to move right now are likely to be looking for a smaller home.”

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