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17th September, 2021

Working 9 to 5: Commutable Homes

Working 9 to 5: Commutable Homes

The way that we all work and play has changed dramatically over the past year, and while being remote has its benefits, a digital lifestyle simply isn’t for everyone, particularly when it comes to our careers. The advancements of video calls and online chats have undoubtedly reshaped the modern office and 2021 saw the highest rates of the population working from home, but some of us are still required to commute.

Whether you take the Tube into the capital, cycle into Cambridge or catch a tram through Manchester, we have found the perfect property to place you and your family near to your desired office location.


Commute to Oxford

Oxford is perfectly placed for commuting from London Paddington, London Marylebone or Birmingham New Street each being just an hour away by train. The city is of course well-known for its university, a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Some of the biggest employers here include; Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, Taylor & Francis Group and Oxford University Hospitals.

Wantage, Oxfordshire, 4 Bedrooms

Property for sale near Oxford

Larkhill Farm has the most stunning panoramic views of the Oxfordshire countryside and Ridgeway. The main home was constructed in 1998 and offers a comfortable and large detached modern family home. In addition, there is an exceptionally spacious and versatile detached barn, currently used as offices, six block-built stables, a storage barn, a 40 x 20 metre all-weather arena, two paddocks, and a four-horse Claydon horse walker.


Commute to Manchester

Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. The city is well connected with many tram and bus routes as well as a train station, so commuting has been made as easy as possible in this energetic city. Some of the world’s biggest companies have offices in Manchester, including; Unilever, Kellogg’s, Siemens, Klarna and Microsoft.

Contact our Rossendale & North Manchester office for commutable properties for sale in the area.


Commute to Leeds

Known affectionately as the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, this city is bursting with life and cultural energy. This vibrant creative community boasts an award-winning national theatre, dance companies, a world-class arena, and a thriving independent food scene. Some of the biggest employers here include; First Direct, Centrica, BT, Direct Line Group and Yorkshire Bank.

Barwick in Elmet, Leeds, 5 Bedrooms

Property for sale near Leeds

This detached period property has been sympathetically restored to a high specification having contemporary interior design mixed with character features throughout. The double-fronted, five double bedroom detached Victorian residence is set over four floors and provides highly versatile living space accompanied by a delightful, landscaped rear garden.


Commute to York

With Roman roots and a Viking past, York is positioned half-way between London and Edinburgh. The city benefits from the glorious Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds right on the doorstep. There are 30 museums, a racecourse and of course York Minster, making it a tourist hotspot. York was also voted one of the best places to live in 2021 by The Times. Some of the biggest employers here include; City of York Council, Nestlé Rowntree and University of York.

Wetherby, North Yorkshire, 3 Bedrooms

Property for sale near York

Boasting far-reaching views over open countryside, this detached family home provides arguably one of the finest examples of contemporary living within the highly sought after hamlet of Kearby. The property has been cleverly re-configured and extended and now provides stunning and versatile accommodation, mixed with the most up-to-date technology including alarm system and security cameras to ensure that this impressive home suits the requirements of modern-day living.


Commute to London

England’s capital, and arguably the commuter capital of the country, London is a city bursting with diversity and opportunity. With superb transport links, from tubes, to buses, to bicycles and even boats, there are many positives to working in London. Visitors to the city will be keen to take in the sights including; the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. There are certain industries for which London is best known for such as financial services, creative marketing, media and hospitality.

Chelsea, London, 3 Bedrooms

Property for sale in London

Located on one of the most fashion iconic streets in the world this impressive three double bedroom luxury penthouse apartment benefits from a jaw dropping open plan living reception including a glass rotunda dome with uninterrupted views of the Kings Road in the exclusive area of Old Chelsea. All rooms are connected to the latest in smart home technology systems, integrated air-cooling systems, solid oak flooring with under-floor heating. This exclusive development is located close to the local amenities, chic cafes and award-winning restaurants on Kings Road and only moments from the River Thames.


Commute to Bristol

Enveloped in the hills of South West England, Bristol has its own unmistakable identity. The city is the birthplace of Banksy and there is much cutting-edge graffiti to be discovered down alley ways and on the sides of large buildings. Bristol is the South West’s largest city and was voted the Green Capital of Europe in 2015 and is famed for its maritime history. Some of the biggest employers here include; Ovo, Airbus, Hargreaves Lansdown and Rolls-Royce.

High Littleton, Bristol, 5 Bedrooms

Property for sale near Bristol

This beautifully presented five-bedroom barn conversion is situated in over 7.7 acres on the edge of the village of High Littleton and just 12 miles from Bath and Bristol. The property is nestled in a gentle valley and offers the best features of both old and new. The old barn was first converted about 20 years ago and has since been lovingly and thoughtfully upgraded, there are exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, feature exposed stonework, an inglenook fireplace and two wood burning stoves; all thoughtfully converted to a high standard with conveniences for the modern day.


Commute to Cambridge

Home to more Nobel Prize winners than any other city, Cambridge is brimming with learning, culture and discoveries. Silicon Fen is the name given to the region around Cambridge, England, which is home to a large cluster of high-tech businesses so the employment possibilities here are aplenty. The city is of course also home to the famed Cambridge University - with more than 20,000 students from 150 countries in 31 colleges and six schools across the area. Some of the biggest employers here include; Astrazeneca, Marshall of Cambridge, Hilton Food Group and G's Group.

Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire, 3 Bedrooms

Property for sale near Cambridge

This beautifully presented unique barn, built in 2005, offers light and spacious accommodation throughout. The generously sized dual-aspect lounge features a half vaulted ceiling and French doors which lead out to a private part-walled rear garden. Outside, the property benefits from a beautifully landscaped rear garden, and a low maintenance side garden with raised beds.


Commute to Birmingham

With fantastic rail links direct to London, Birmingham is well placed in the middle of the country for commuting and travelling. The city is full of different cultures and careers and boasts the largest population of any British city outside of London. According to statistics, the biggest private sector employers in the city are; National Express, Lloyds Bank, Cadbury, Royal Bank of Scotland and Whitbread.

Birmingham, West Midlands, 5 Bedrooms

Property for sale near Birmingham

Glenfield farm is a stunning five-bedroom equestrian property in approximately 10 acres of land discreetly nestled behind wooden electrical gates. This home has so much on offer with an incredible amount of space both inside and out. Part of the property dates back to the 1700s and it has retained some wonderful features with great character. Proximity to Birmingham City Centre also bodes well for city workers looking for a semi-rural retreat and a calmer pace of life.


Commute to Liverpool

The birthplace of the Beatles, this metropolitan city is famed for its lively scene and picturesque docks. There are many theatres, bars and restaurants in the inner city whilst green spaces can also be found for family days out, the city offers a range of activities and opportunities for everyone. Public Administration, Education and Health are combined, the single largest employment sector within Liverpool's economy, accounting for approximately 40% of all jobs in the city, while the banking, finance and insurance sectors are one of the fastest growing areas of the economy.

Contact our Liverpool, Formby & Ormskirk office for commutable properties for sale in the area.


Commute to Swansea

Whether the draw of the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay is what attracts you to living in Wales’ second biggest city, or walking along the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Swansea is certainly one of the more beautiful areas in the country to start a career. Although historically coal mining, was one of the few careers available to the population here, the city now has a robust economy and sectors that are thriving in the area include manufacturing, healthcare and the public sector. The biggest employers; include the DVLA and Council in the public sector, and Admiral and Amazon in the private sector.

East Cliff, Swansea, 6 Bedrooms

Property for sale near Swansea

Set within the picture-perfect location of East Cliff, Southgate you will find this exceptional six-bedroom detached home with panoramic views over-looking Cefn Bryn, Oxwich Bay, Lundy Island, and the Devon coastline. An array of coastal pathways can be enjoyed on your doorstep where you can take a short stroll and enjoy Pennard Golf Course or Pennard Castle. This delightful, modern, energy efficient property was completed in 2015 and is presented over approximately 4500 sq ft. and demonstrates contemporary architecture throughout.

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