From the bookish clutter of Robert Peston’s North London eyrie, to Prince Charles’s reassuringly chaotic desk at Clarence House, lockdown has afforded us a strangely intimate insight into the working-from-home ways of many household names.
But with 77% of us having no intention of returning to an office when this madness is all over, according to Workplace Insight, it’s a sight we will all become far more used to. The old-fashioned study is taking on a new prominence in our homes – and whether a house already comes equipped with an office, or there’s the space to create one, a home workspace is becoming a make or break feature for buyers……..
In Pembrokeshire, the property market has “gone mad” since it partially re-opened in late June, with home-working Londoners snapping up £1m+ properties sight unseen or zipping there and back in a day to make instant offers. Their priority? Home offices with a sea view, says Carol Peett from West Wales Property Finders.
“Some run small businesses. Others run multi-nationals and gravitate here as they can helicopter back to London quickly if required. After a stressful day’s work, they can stroll along the beach, sail or play golf,” says Peett. “One client is buying an extremely high-end property we found off market, purely based on the incredible sea view from the office.”
Because of local regulations, viewings in Wales can currently only take place in empty properties, so there is a queue building to see Upper Treleddyn, a Grade II-listed six-bed Georgian house on the St Davids peninsula, priced at over £1.1m through Savills. “It has a self-contained office building with a kitchen and shower room, and a beautiful stone barn that could be converted into further office space,” says Peett. In this new world order for home-workers, it’s hard to see how city-centre offices can possibly compete.
If you are looking to relocate to Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire or Ceredigion, or buy a property here, give West Wales Property Finders a call on 01834 862816. We can find your perfect property for you whilst saving you time, stress and often money too. http://www.westwalespropertyfinders.co.uk
The Daily Telegraph – 15th July 2020 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/property-and-architecture/home-office-has-become-make-or-break-feature-house-sale/