Remote working holiday homes
After nine months, it’s safe to say we’re pretty used to remote working, with a recent YouGov report concluding that 57% of Brits would prefer to continue working from home when we return to normality.
The beauty of working from home is that there’s no rulebook dictating where you choose to do it. And, with so many stunning, remote destinations in the UK, you’re guaranteed to get that peace and quiet you crave - whilst being able to explore a beautiful new destination in your downtime.
Some of the world’s greatest artists, writers and poets created their work right here in the UK. So, what better way to get that real creativity boost - than to follow in their famous footsteps? From the home of Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, to Shakespeare’s birthplace, discover the beautiful scenery they enjoyed whilst they created their masterpieces.
What makes a great remote working cottage?
To avoid slow downloads or awkward zoom calls, stay in a cottage with great wifi. Use the wifi filter to show only cottages with wifi in your results, that way you can avoid frozen faces and robotic voices on your digital meetings.
To help start the day right, many properties provide great coffee making equipment. From cafetieres, through nespresso machines to full-on barista machines. You can use our keyword search to find the one you prefer.
A focussed workspace
You need a good set-up to be productive. Somewhere calm and quiet, to allow you to focus. Cottages with libraries or offices, or many have a separate dining room that can provide you with a huge desk space and a comfortable place to sit for peaceful focussed work.
Beautiful spaces to explore
If you need to clear your head, collect your thoughts, or get some thinking space to find some creative inspiration, our rural cottages put the UK’s finest outdoor spaces on your doorstep. Watch waves crash onto the beach, take in miles of green ridges and valleys, or head into an enchanting forest to give your mind the calm and space to think freely.
Somewhere to relax
At clocking off time - close the laptop, phone on silent, put your notes away and turn your back on work. Head into a comfy lounge, with a warm open fire to help you melt into the sofa while you watch your favourite binge-worthy box-set.
Our tips for working from holiday-home.
Create boundaries between work and normal life
Keep work as separate from home life as possible, to help you switch off and avoid work creeping into your family time.
Give yourself a daily commute
Break up the day and give yourself time to switch modes by taking a short stroll before and after work.
Take regular breaks
Sat alone it’s all too easy to stay still while the hours fly by. Take regular breaks for a glass of water and a glance at the horizon.
Keep in regular touch with colleagues over instant messaging - and remember to talk about TV shows, music, sports - don’t make it all about work.