It’s official, the countryside property market is booming as people turn away from towns and cities in search of the perfect rural bolthole.

Estate agents Knight Frank this week reported the highest number of sales in the country market for 15 years and the number of home buyers registering last year up 35 per cent.

Driven by this increased demand for the country life, The Telegraph named where they calculated are the country’s most desirable villages in each county.

Falmouth Packet: People are heading out of towns and cities in search of country life. Picture: CanvaPeople are heading out of towns and cities in search of country life. Picture: Canva

Talking about what makes a place highly sought after, analyst at Savills, Frances Clacy, told the newspaper: “People want villages that have a bit of everything, from schools to stunning countryside, with accessibility to cities and transport infrastructure.

“Less well-trumpeted factors count too, such as the main road through the village should only lead to other villages.”

So, taking into account the highest house prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and chocolate-box appeal, here’s which village came out on top in Cornwall.

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Cornwall’s most desirable village


Average house price: £1,080,534 

What makes it so appealing?

Possibly most famous for being a 1990s holiday destination for Princes William and Harry, it also has an impeccable foodie reputation, even boasting celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey among its residents.

If you are stepping out for a bite to eat, Fee’s Food Karrek at St Enodoc hotel come highly recommended.

If you are feeling flush and are considering making a move to this highly desirable village, there is currently a six-bed dream home on the market for a cool £1.45 million, marketed through John Bray.