'˜Backwater' popular for working from home

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.

Thursday, 1st September 2016, 12:41 pm

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

Michael Bruce, CEO, 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 amongst 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!”

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