The Uttlesford district of Essex has been named as Britain's most desirable rural area to live in the annual 'rural quality of life survey' carried out by Halifax.
The district includes the historic towns of Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Great Dunmow as well as Stansted Airport.
South Northamptonshire ranked second while East Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire were also in the top ten.
Sixteen places in the Anglia region have been named as the best rural places to live in Britain and top of the list is in part of Essex.
One district of Essex has been named the best rural area to live in Britain but it's one of a number of places in East Anglia on the list.