BUSY parents trying to balance their professional and family lives could find the scales are tipped in their favour with a move to a new home in Freshfield, Formby.

Measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus have seen more people working from home and this in turn has made people rethink their housing needs, with many looking to leave cities behind for a quieter life in smaller towns close to the countryside.

Ahead of National Work Life Week (October 12- 16), Elan Homes is highlighting the lifestyle benefits of moving to a new home at The Dunes.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “The flexibility that working from home offers really helps bring families together. Parents can make the most of the time that they would have been commuting to and from the office by spending quality time with their children, perhaps helping with homework or enjoying a family meal rather than eating separately.

“With many people making the move to working from home for at least part of the week, it’s also encouraging them to rethink where they want to live. The homes at The Dunes offer the ideal solution for those who still need to commute occasionally as they’re just 45 minutes from Liverpool city centre including walking to nearby Freshfield station. Plus there are plenty of opportunities to go outdoors close to home, with pinewoods, sand dunes and the beach all just a short a walk away.”

Current prices at The Dunes range from £369,995 for a three-bedroom Palmerston, set out over three floors, to £639,995 for a four-bedroom detached two-storey Halstead.

The Halstead is a generously proportioned family home spanning 2,081 sq ft. At its heart is an expansive kitchen/breakfast/family room, this sociable, multifunctional space is complemented by a separate lounge and a formal dining room. Both the family room and lounge benefit from French doors offering direct access out to the garden. There’s also a utility, cloakroom and a study,

Upstairs two of the four bedrooms have an en-suite, leaving the family bathroom to serve the reaming bedrooms.

“The Halstead is perfect for homeworkers as it includes a dedicated study. This can really help children understand that while parents may be physically at home, they’re actually at work,” Marie added.

“For those who only work at home occasionally, the Palmerston is also a great option as it’s a spacious property. The top floor master bedroom is large enough to set up a desk in the corner, with the advantage being that there will be less distractions up there.”

Homes at The Dunes are currently Stamp Duty free and can be purchased with the Government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme. Help to Buy gives purchasers the chance to secure a new home with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage, with the remaining 20% covered by the equity loan.

The sales office and show homes at The Dunes are open by appointment only, with social distancing measures in place. For more information or to make an appointment, call 01704779364 or see www.elan-homes/co.uk/the-dunes