A spacious living room among list of priorities for home hunters

A spacious living room is an important priority for British people searching for a new home, according to new research.

A survey carried out by the broadband provider, Hyperoptic, found that the number of bedrooms, a speedy internet connection and being close to a pub were among the top priorities for house hunters and a spacious living room is more important than a modern kitchen.

Other important factors for a new home include local amenities, with three in 10 people wanting to be close to a train station, a third seeking a corner shop and more than a quarter wanting a post box nearby.

David Wilson Homes is creating spacious homes across the UK, picking up on the demand for open-plan living, including in the Layton show home at David Wilson Homes’ Embden Grange development in Tavistock.