Factors paramount for perfect home revealed
London, Feb 4 : A perfect property is 2 miles from a supermarket, 10 miles from the coast and within walking distance of a pub, a study has revealed.
It would also have good neighbours on both sides, be close to the countryside and a newsagent and contain at least two televisions, the Daily Mail reported.
On top of that it will have off-road parking, a spare room and an en-suite bathroom, as well as well as a nicely maintained lawn and fast internet access.
An open fire, comfortable sofa and "privacy" were also deemed important, according to the study by Banner Homes.
Spokesman Piers Banfield said: "Community spirit and a close bond between neighbours is arguably a little harder to come by these days, but the study proves it's something we still view as integral to being happy with where we live."
Even the small things like the local landlord knowing your name or having good neighbours close by that we can trust is a really important part of creating that community feel and being settled in an area, he added.
The research also found feeling part of the local community and having the countryside no more than five miles away were important.
While "privacy" was also hailed as a factor, the average Brit felt the nearest neighbours should be just a few yards away.
Others said being on first name terms with their local pub landlord helped them feel content where they lived.
It also emerged one in three Brits are convinced that having pets is crucial to a happy home life, with two the ideal number - and dogs preferred to cats.
Another key to a happy home is also at least two televisions, with the ideal screen size given as 37 inches.
Seven out of ten of those polled thought a television in the living room was absolutely necessary to harmony.
To be perfectly happy with their home the average adult likes a corner shop less within a mile of them, and a supermarket no further than two miles away.
Safety and privacy are of course key priorities, while the ability to go for scenic walks is important to six in ten Brits and being on good terms with several neighbours also deemed a big bonus.