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Int'l - The rental race for space: Top 10 properties viewed to let revealed with good access to the beach high on the list for remote workers

Homes in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire are among the most popular to rent. Rural and coastal properties are among the most viewed rental homes. Prices for the most popular rentals range from £405 a month to £975 a month.

Homes in rural Cornwall and Pembrokeshire are among the most viewed online to let on property website Zoopla as would-be renters appear to be shifting focus to seaside locations.

Coastal properties have grown in popularity to search for, with those having good access to a beach featuring high on the list.

It reflects the 'race for space' amid the pandemic as people seek to prioritise areas near open spaces and seaside living, and is likely driven by flexible working, with some office jobs being performed from home.

The rental property at the top of the list is in the town of St Ives in Cornwall, which is known for its surf beaches and art scene.

The one-bedroom flat has use of a communal garden and costs £575 a month via Lanhams letting agents.

The snapshot of the most popular rental homes was taken on Thursday 15 July. The St Ives rental has since been removed from Zoopla, suggesting it may have already been rented.

For those looking for more indoor space, the list also includes a six-bedroom detached house to rent in Keith, North East Scotland. The property is available to rent for £975 per month via Challenge.

Prices for the most popular rentals range from £405 a month for a three-bedroom flat to £975 a month for larger properties - one in Scotland and the other in Pembrokeshire.

Tom Parker, of Zoopla, said: 'A wide range of rental properties have caught the eye of homehunters, with everything from a four-bedroom family home in Montrose Scotland to a studio for rent in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, featuring in the most popular rentals.

'Properties in coastal areas including Cornwall and Eastbourne also feature, highlighting the popularity of these locations.'

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