Working from home – our new normal?

With around half of all people in employment completing some work from home since March 2020 (ONS) and the expectation that home working will double in comparison to pre-pandemic levels (CIPD), it’s no surprise that an increasing number of purchasers are placing a home office or space to work at the top of their property priority list.

It’s also true that occupations requiring higher qualifications and more experience were more likely to provide homeworking opportunities and, given the nature of the times we find ourselves in, it’s no wonder that many people are re-assessing their work/life balance and looking to work from home more regularly…or even permanently.

Chester Road, Macclesfield, is a magnificent seven bedroom Victorian villa, recently renovated to a stunning standard yet retaining many period features, in an elevated position close to Macclesfield. It comes with a cinema room, wine cellar and studio/annexe that would make a great office. Guide price £1,950,000.

If you, like countless others, are looking at your new ‘normal’ and thinking that this could be the opportunity to make some significant changes to your working practises, your first port of call might be an estate agent to see what’s available that could help you to facilitate a change. We’re here to help. Whether you require a dedicated home office, office building or simply a quiet nook in which to work, our properties for sale across Cheshire and beyond have ample work from home possibilities.

What could be more idyllic than waving off your partner or children, taking your freshly brewed coffee and walking the short distance to your office in your own gardens and grounds? Kermincham Manor, Kermincham, Holmes Chapel would allow you to build or expand your business from the comfort of your own home.

An outstanding, totally unique country house with ancillary accommodation and extensive gardens, stunning south-facing rural views and sitting in about 45 acres, it includes a lodge and a coach house with two wings containing three offices and a kitchen. Offers in excess of £5,500,000.

With an annexe that could be used for an office, a cinema and games room, and a stunning recreational area with gym, pool, jacuzzi and sauna, Devisdale House in Bowdon would give you a tranquil working environment and the ability to work off the stress of the day without having to leave home.

It's an incredible gothic Victorian villa, meticulously remodelled in recent years to form a bright and open, five bedroom house. Guide price £3,250,000.

Perhaps you run a your own small to medium enterprise - or bigger - and would require more than a single room in your property? Properties with anxillary accommodation, including dedicated office space/blocks, are available and would come with some siginificant stamp duty savings.
Cogshall Grange, Hall Lane in Antrobus, Cheshire is a stunning Grade II Listed Grange with extensive ancillary accommodation set in outstanding walled gardens and parkland to about 7.52 acres.

It includes the Grange itself, an office suite/further ancillary accommodation, part suite/further office accommodation, Cogshall Cottage and outbuildings. It's on the market for a guide price of £3,500,000.

Perhaps you’re thinking about buying a home with an extra bedroom or a dedicated study? 

Marmion House, Rappax Road, Hale is an elegant, detached residence discreetly situated at the end of a prestigious private road. It has a beautiful, panelled study alongside five bedrooms, a double garage and open views over Hale golf course. It has fantastic development potential. Offers in excess of £2,250,000.

Whatever your working from home needs, we have properties for sale across Cheshire and beyond that would allow you to seamlessly transfer your business or job to your home. Here are some more fine examples:

Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge
An exceptional small Estate comprising a six bedroom house with leisure suite, one bedroom cottage and office block, all nestled in outstanding grounds, with one of the most glorious south-facing views in Cheshire. Guide price £5,000,000.

Planetree Road, Hale 
A hidden gem set within over ½ acre of stunning gardens, five bedrooms and an attached annexe, less than a mile from Hale village. POA.

Sandle Heath Hall, Nether Alderley
A beautiful five bedroom family house, surrounded by around 2 acres of south-facing, private gardens with studio/gym. Guide price £1,850,000.

Beechtree Lodge, Nether Alderley
A unique, Grade II Listed, sandstone house with planning permission to extend, nestled down a private, cobbled lane with annexe and outbuildings, sitting in 5 acres of gardens, paddock and woodland, with splendid far-reaching views. Guide price £1,690,000.

Caverswall Castle, Stoke-on-Trent
An historic Grade I Listed, 16,224 sq ft, moated castle with three separate converted turrets, all with potential for a myriad of uses, set within over 21 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, with beautiful lakes and paddock land. POA.

To view any of our properties for sale please visit our dedicated property pages or contact our Cheshire branches:
Alderley Edge: 01625 540340,
Hale: 0161 928 8881,