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Take 5… Homes with home offices

A YouGov survey recently found that out of those who switched to working from home during lockdown, 91% said they wish to continue this at least some of the time from now on. This sentiment has also been reflected in our Life Moves, The Next Chapter research, where almost one third of people planning to move in the next 5 years expressed a demand for a home office in their new property.

For those working from home, having a dedicated space is key – after all sharing a dining room table for two Zoom calls can be quite problematic. But a designated place also will allow you to work more productively without having everyday life as a backdrop or a distraction. One good tip is to locate your desk near an abundance of natural light. Doing this will help you feel connected to the outside world if you have endless calls you need to be on. Having the luxury of a home office also enables you to shut the door at the end of the day and switch from work mode to home mode.

From an exceptional Elizabethan Manor House with a grand, ground floor office to an attractive character home which benefits from a newly installed home office in the garden, we’ve put together five of the best homes that have excellent home offices:

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Coggeshall Hall, Kelvedon, Colchester

Character seven bedroomed country house in 12 acres. Outbuildings include an office, a studio and a tandem garage.

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Poxwell Manor, Dorchester, Dorset

A fine Grade I Listed Manor House with a study and an office on the ground floor.

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Widworthy Barton, Widworthy, Devon

Exceptional Elizabethan Manor House with a large office on the ground floor.

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The Cottage, Trelash, Cornwall

A superbly presented detached home with a well-proportioned rear aspect office, situated in a pretty hamlet in the beautiful Cornish countryside.

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Windy Nook, Bower Heath Lane, Harpenden

An attractive character home which benefits from a newly installed cabin/home office in the garden, with light, power and wi-fi, providing really useful extra space.


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