‘Backwater’ popular for working from home

Northumberland Gazette latest
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Beauty spots of Britain have become the centre of a home-working revolution which is seeing more people commute across their lawns to their office.

As more firms encourage home-based working, a nationwide study by estate agent Purplebricks reveals the backwater region between Northumberland and Scotland have some of the highest proportions of homes with dedicated work dens.

Michael Bruce, CEO of Purplebricks, said: “The attraction of working at home in the backwater region between Northumberland and Scotland is clear and is proving more appealing to a growing number of people who are fed up with the daily commute to work and prefer a stroll across the garden.

“The increasing cost of office space in cities and better internet connections mean that companies are more prepared to allow their staff to work from home so it’s no surprise we are seeing offices mentioned as an important feature among those wanting to sell a property.

“As we witness a change in the way people work, it seems the kitchen table just won’t cut it anymore!”

Top places for homes with offices: 1 Kent; 2 North Yorkshire; 3 Scottish border with Northumberland; 4 North Wales; 5 Sussex/Hampshire border.