WITH homeworking becoming the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lymm village has been ranked the number one secluded area in the UK to work remotely!
With the news of lockdown 3.0, many are working from the dining room table but dreaming of working elsewhere.
As part of this, Small Business Prices has carried out a study to reveal the ultimate secluded areas to work remotely – with Lymm coming top!
The study has analysed each location according to metrics such as the monthly cost of rent and the daily Airbnb rate, broadband speed, distance to the nearest airport and the number of cafes with WiFi. Locations in the UK have also been measured according to the number of green spaces and closeness to the sea.
These are the UK’s top 10 secluded areas to work remotely:
1. Lymm, Cheshire
2. Linlithgow, West Lothian
3. Whitby, North Yorkshire
4. Penzance, Cornwall
5. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
6. Oban, Argyll and Bute
7. Tenby, Pembrokeshire
8. Alnwick, Northumberland
9. Painswick, Gloucestershire
10. Keswick, Cumbria
Lymm came top, ranking highest overall across all metrics, as home to the most greenspaces (68) as well as the cheapest Airbnb rates, listed at £80 a night on average, out of all 25 UK locations in the study.
Remote working has become the new normal to many over the last year. However, working from home can feel both isolating and claustrophobic– especially if you don’t have a garden or balcony for some fresh air.
Therapist Sally Baker comments on the importance of prioritising time outdoors when working remotely: “Those who have the room to set up a separate work area and a balcony or garden for taking a break in are in the best position for protecting their mental health. For others with less physical space and less advantages circumstances, remote working can feel more stressful and oppressive, which will impact negatively on their mental health.
Without their own dedicated private outdoor space, remote workers will need to incorporate time outside into their daily schedule. Plus, Vitamin D is only produced while outside, preferably in sunshine, and is essential in helping to ward off depression.”