I've also noticed that accents are hugely different depending on age. When I visit clients around the country I can usually tell where the older ones come from (while struggling to understand them) where as the younger ones have much less pronounced accents.
I guess growing up with TV is slowly homogenising our accents. No one can believe I'm from Stoke as I've adopted more of a southern accent despite never living down there.
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I'm Northern Irish so not particularly sexy sounding (from the same town as Rory McIlroy if you want an exact idea). I can a really convincing southern accent though so maybe I should try this next time I go on holiday.
I think any regional or national accent can be sexy. If you look around the UK, most places have a distinct, softer 'middle-class' accent and then a more obnoxious 'chav' accent, and obviously the former is attractive whereas the latter is a turn-off. Looking abroad it's harder to pick up on that dynamic (though I'm sure it exists), so I guess for me it's just the accents that de-emphasise harsh or phlegmy sounds that are more pleasant.