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Abbeyford Pleasures

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Life’s top 50 pleasures have just been revealed and the highest ranking 15 can all be enjoyed on an Abbeyford Leisure holiday.

From simply 'being in the countryside’ to ‘going to the beach’ and ‘hearing nothing but birds tweeting’ - many of life’s simple pleasures come as standard with Abbeyford.

At number one is ‘feeling the sun on your face’, and although we can’t guarantee wall-to-wall sunshine on your Fife getaway, the good news is that the Kingdom is one of the sunniest regions in Scotland with over 1,500 hours of sunshine per year, so the chances are high.

Other favourites include ‘dining out’, ‘listening to your favourite songs’ and ‘stunning views’.

Researchers at One Poll questioned thousands of adults across the UK in a survey commissioned by Small Luxury Hotels of the World to find out what makes people happy.

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    Feeling the sun on your face is life's top simple pleasure

    They found that half of those polled believe they don’t get to enjoy life’s simplest pleasures often enough for their liking. While 37% said they don’t have enough time in their day-to-day life to take advantage as much as they should.

    Abbeyford Leisure Chairman, David J Evans said: "As Scotland and the rest of the UK gradually starts to emerge from lockdown, enjoying life's simple pleasures is more important than ever before. It's not surprising that nature features in some form or another on the list. Our holidays are perfect for enabling people to reconnect with the great outdoors, to rebalance, to reset and to leave rejuvenated and refreshed."

    Top 15 simple pleasures in life

    1. Feeling the sun on your face
    2. Sleeping in a freshly made bed
    3. Stunning views
    4. Waking up to the sun
    5. A nice dinner
    6. Being in the countryside
    7. Seeing flowers and trees blossom
    8. Listening to your favourite songs
    9. Making someone smile or laugh
    10. Long walks
    11. Going to the beach
    12. Dining out
    13. Hearing nothing but birds tweeting
    14. Cake
    15. Sleeping in a big incredibly comfy bed

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