One of the more positive things that has come out of the coronavirus epidemic is that it has allowed us to work from home more. It is no longer necessary to live in the city and endure a crowded commute to and from the office. This is why it becomes now important to highlight great places to live!
Currently companies are much happier to allow their staff to work from home. Employees are finding that this gives them a much better work/life balance than they had previously enjoyed.
Here are 3 great places to live in the UK if you are no longer tied to the physical office. Put London and its luxury places aside, and discover these wonderful underestimated cities.
Harrogate is a spa town in the North of England and a place of outstanding beauty. It is well-known for its beautiful scenery, fine country homes and elegant town houses. Located at just 17 miles from the city of Leeds and its busy international airport, it is also three miles from London by train and sits on the A1 so you still feel well connected in this charming Northern town.
It is possible to buy a large house here for the cost of a one bedroom flat in London, so there is a lot on offer in the million pound plus mortgage market. If you are lucky enough to be looking for a million-pound mortgage, check out Enness Mortgages. They are a global mortgage broker and have a great deal of experience arranging larger mortgages and advising people who are looking to relocate out of London to other parts of the country.
Reading is a great place to live and work. It is renowned for its music festivals, and some big names in technology, such as Microsoft, Sage and Oracle have their offices here too.
It has great transport links with the M4 and Heathrow airport close by, so you never feel as if you are far away from anywhere as the city and country are both equally accessible. The train from Reading will get you to London Paddington in about 35 minutes. The house prices are cheaper than London too, so you get the best of both worlds.
Keep heading west and you will find yourself in Bristol. This beautiful city is about 2.5 hours from London by train and has close motorway links with the M4 and M5. This city is large enough to have what you need and small enough that it does not feel overcrowded.
If you want to work from the beach, you can head to Clevedon, a beautiful Victorian seaside town about 30min away. Or head down the coast towards Breen sands. The house prices are significantly less costly than London but head slightly out of the city to Abbots Leigh or Keynsham and you will be able to find even better bargains.
Widen your search when you are looking for a new home. You will be amazed by what you find and the prices you will find them for! With homeworking becoming increasingly popular now, there is nothing to stop you finding your dream home wherever you want to. Oh, and check out our article about Scotland too!