Tired of the commute? Five properties perfect for working from home
Finding the right space to work at home can sometimes be a challenge. OnTheMarket.com looks at five properties with the perfect office space to make life a bit easier.
Businesses are rapidly becoming more flexible when it comes to allowing employees to ‘work from home’ because it brings the advantages of more family time, a less stressful work environment and even the time and money saved by not having to commute.
According to research conducted by Chestertons, home office space is fast taking over from en-suite bathrooms as the must have home improvement that can add value to a property. Daniel Killick, manager of the Kew branch of Chestertons said: “Home offices are particularly appealing to those commuting in and around London beset by rail and Tube strikes.”
Take a look at these five OnTheMarket.com properties with the perfect office space.
1. Fairspear Road, Leafield (Guide price of £1,500,000 Butler Sherborn, Burford)
Traditional: This stone barn conversion is a characteristic Cotswold property
Spacious: The office is located in a detached annexe off the main house
Cosy: The main living room has a warm and welcoming ambiance
Fairspear Farm, located in the popular west Oxford village of Leafield, is a traditional Cotswold stone barn that has undergone extensive renovation works to become a beautiful and expansive family home with six bedrooms. The office is found in a detached annexe meaning you can work from home in true peace and quiet.
2. Lower Warberry Road, Torquay, Devon (Guide price of £1,400,000 Stags, Torquay)
Extensive: The Grade II Listed property is set amongst an impressive 1.5 acres
Elegant: The office has an air of sophistication about it
Understated: Although a grand residence, the interior is not over the top
Warberry Court is a beautiful villa style Grade II listed property with six bedrooms, four of which are en-suite. In addition to the main accommodation, there is a spacious conservatory which extends into the garden and a separate detached two-bedroom cottage sitting within the grounds of the property. As expected with a dwelling of this type, the rooms are grand and benefit from high ceilings and large windows, creating a light and airy living space. The office is no exception to these great features, therefore creating a perfect environment for working from home.
3. Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Offers in the region of £849,995 Nock Deighton, Ironbridge)
Standout: The detached house has an eye-catching redbrick exterior
Spacious: The office has enough space for the kids to do their homework too
Vibrant: The house has a striking colour scheme
With seven bedrooms, this next property would make a great family home. The office space is generous, allowing the kids to do their homework and adults to do their office work at the same time. However, if parents prefer working alone, the children’s bedrooms also have their own desks and office chairs. Another Grade II listed property, this house enjoys a prime location situated close to two schools and the bustling town of Shrewsbury.
4. Woodside, Gladsmuir, East Lothian (Offers over £950,000 Rettie & Co, Edinburgh)
Woodside: The picturesque property is approached by a private driveway aligned with hedges and trees
Informal: The office is a tranquil space to work
Multi-functional: The second study could be used as a playroom
Woodside, a regency period house, is typical of the type of property found in this area. However, it is a special place with a unique character and stunning surroundings. Having two studies, it is possible for more than one person to work at home. Alternatively, there is the option to transform one of them into a playroom or additional bedroom. The location means residents benefit from easy access, either via car or public transport, into Edinburgh.
Prime location: This property is found in the heart of west London
Office for one: The cosy office is the perfect hide-away to get your head down
London garden: The property benefits from having a private garden and balcony
Located in between London’s King’s Road and Fulham Road, this four-bedroom house is well positioned for reaching some of the swankiest parts of the capital. Gloucester Road and South Kensington underground stations (served by the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines) are within close proximity, allowing residents to attend meetings away from home with ease, if need be. As is the norm with properties in this area, it is finished to an exacting standard and comes fully furnished, so residents can enjoy living in luxury.