Tiny English village with beautiful beaches named poshest in UK

Views towards Burgh Island as seen from Bantham Devon
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South Pool, a quaint village in Devon known for its annual duck race, has been recognised as one of the UK's poshest places to live.

Located near Kingsbridge, South Pool is home to a 900-year-old Grade I-listed church and the award-winning Millbrook Inn. The village is renowned for its stunning landscapes that lead to picturesque beaches.

In fact, last year, CN Traveller named it the most beautiful village in the UK, praising its sailing brigade, smart shops, and ice-cream parlours.

Recently, the area has seen a surge in popularity on social media due to its breathtaking surrounding beaches. One traveller even described the nearby Banthan Beach as the "most beautiful beach without leaving the UK".

However, some locals prefer to keep South Pool under wraps, downplaying rave reviews online. One local commented: "Shhh, don't tell anyone! We locals want to keep it a secret.", reports the Mirror.

Now, according to the Daily Telegraph, South Pool can add another accolade to its list - being one of the poshest areas in the country. The newspaper's entry reads: "This creek-side village sits on the eastern bank of the Kingsbridge Estuary. For locals and visitors, South Pool goes hand-in-hand with the award-winning Millbrook Inn, a cosy gastro-pub."

"The Grade I-listed St Nicholas and St Cyriac church dates back to the 1100s and is built almost entirely of slate. There's a village hall and an active community that is famous for its charity duck race."

The South Pool area boasts a variety of nature trails and golden beaches, making it an ideal spot for exploration or a tranquil getaway. The locale also offers a range of watersports such as canoeing, kayaking, surfing, and paddleboarding.

For those seeking a more leisurely experience, cruise bookings are available. Canoeing trips provide opportunities to explore the local area and its wildlife, according to The Daily Express.

For history enthusiasts, the local South Pool Church of St. Nicholas and St.

Cyriac is a must-see. Perched on a hilltop, the church towers over the village.

Constructed in the 15th century, it is renowned for its stained glass windows.

Living in this picturesque village comes with a substantial price tag. On average, a home in Devon's most beautiful village will cost you £844,429.

However, this is a decrease from 2022 when the average house price in South Pool was just under £1 million, as per Savills.

This is considerably less expensive than other affluent areas in the West Country. Homes in Rock, Cornwall, which also featured on the Telegraph list, have an average value of £1,153,372.

Similarly, properties in Wellow, located three miles from Bath, typically cost in the region of seven figures.