Working from home - properties with potential

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 11th July 2018, 3:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th July 2018, 4:45 pm

Working from home has never been as popular, or as easy to accomplish. Modern technology and an integrated transport network means we can be connected to clients and suppliers around the world with ease and at a minimum cost and inconvenience.

An office-based career is particular easy to manage. But what if you want something more ambitious? These three, completely different properties all have the potential to become businesses while at the same time providing family-sized living accommodation.

Take a look Iorama Lodge on Bretton Lane Crigglestone, on the market for £675,000. It has five double bedrooms and is in a semi-rural position down a private road with just short of an acre of its own private grounds. What makes it particularly interesting is the three acres of private woodland as well as paddocks which are ideal for anyone with an equestrian interest.

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Downstairs there is a reception hall, formal lounge with Inglenook fireplace, a further sitting room leading to the rear garden, dining kitchen and a formal dining room.

There's plenty of potential with this next property, a 15-bedroom, eight-bathroom former nursing home on Manygates Lane, Wakefield, that is for sale by auction with a starting bid of £695,000.A substantial Grade II-Listed house which dates from circa 1800 has accommodation over four levels and is accessed via a private driveway leading to attractive and well-stocked gardens.

It offers redevelopment potential subject to the necessary building and planning regulations, or alternatively would suit a variety of commercial uses such as a medical facility or a dental studio, subject to a change of use.

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This substantial detached mixed use property in Netherton village is particularly suitable for running a business from home. It includes a house with three double bedrooms and 2450 sq ft of self-contained commercial work space over two floors comprising workshops, office/retail area and double-width garage. There is also an option to use one of the offices as a fourth double bedroom and the remaining commercial areas can be further altered to suit the intended business use. It is on the market at £465,000.

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