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If you’re among the growing number of professionals opting to work from home, Charles Baker Place has the perfect property for you – and there’s no better time to snap one up than National Freelancer Day

Home-working is taking off big time in the UK. Once the preserve of private tutors and the odd entrepreneur, it’s now a mode of working embraced by a wide range of professionals from journalists to accountants and everything in between.

Research from the TUC estimates that, in 2016, 1.5 million workers in the UK – or around 15% of the workforce – performed their daily labours chez eux. Mutually beneficial for both employer and employee, it cuts costs and saves time, as well as providing for greater flexibility.

The home-working phenomenon is strongly linked to freelancing – the trend of temping for various organisations: many professionals at the mid-level of their career find it a great way to keep up with their profession, as they temporarily step back a little to improve their work-life balance.

To celebrate the contribution freelancers make to the workforce, June 8th 2017 is the ninth National Freelancers Day. The day is marked by an event held in the King’s Place conference hall in Central London that offers freelancers the chance to network, swap stories and share advice.

It’s also a reminder that being a freelancer is no jolly, or a crypto-form of retirement: it’s hard, serious work. The successful freelancer needs excellent personal and time management skills, combined with a strong understanding of their craft that lets them produce great work unassisted and unmanaged.

To help meet these requirements, freelancers need to have the right working space. Setting up shop in a bedroom or living room won’t do – there are too many distractions and there’s always a risk of a confusing mesh between the personal and professional.

A separate space is necessary; an office that has the comfort of being “at home”. That’s what Chester Row’s latest set of top-class townhouses at its luxury Charles Baker Place development in Wandsworth offers.

Nestled at the end of a landscaped garden, the townhouses’ 120 sq. ft. garden studios are ideal compact home working spaces. They come fully hooked-up to the electricity grid all the main services and benefit from full length windows offering a great aspect of the garden and main house. Of course, the studios have also been decked out to a modern, high-grade standard typical of Chester Row, allowing you to breeze through your tasks in a pleasant and comfortable environment.

All this no more than a few metres “commute” from a four-storey, 2,600 sq. ft. townhouse that comes complete with balconied bedrooms offering wonderful views of Wandsworth’s Bellevue Village, a basement living room that’s great for socialising, high-tech appliances like a Nest thermostat and the all-important off-street parking. With such a great offering for home working and home living, Charles Baker Place will make you never want to work in an office again – just don’t tell the poor souls battling their way towards Bank Station!

Charles Baker Place’s three townhouses start from £2,595,000. To arrange a viewing, contact Chester Row on +44 (0)208 682 4800 or visit the development website (www.charlesbakerplace.com)


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