Take back your time: homes with workshops and studios

homes with workshops and studios
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Ditch the commute forever with a home where you can work or create to your heart’s content, however and whenever you want. From the inner city to the middle of the countryside, these five flexible homes with workshops and studios are all about living and working on your terms and striking the perfect balance.


Up the creek

With a big workshop/garage at the front and an adorable boathouse/studio at the rear, this five-bedroom rural home in Kent also has a private mooring from where you can cruise to cultural Faversham and other local wonders.

homes with workshops and studios - five bedroom home near faversham in Kent

Lots of parking, a good-sized garden and plenty of potential for a self-sustaining lifestyle deliver all that’s loveable about country living along with excellent schools, great connectivity to the motorways, and fast trains to London.

homes with workshops and studios - five bedroom home near faversham in Kent

£725,000 – discover Nagden Cottages


Essex education

homes with workshops and studios - converted school in Essex

This converted schoolhouse in the beautiful Essex village of Nayland has been owned by the same family for over 60 years and was originally bought to house the huge looms of their rug-weaving business, as well as a home to raise their children.

Spread out across 3,100 sq ft, the building is divided into a double-height commercial space, a two-storey family home, and a separate studio apartment, while outside there’s a mature walled garden and a long driveway for 3-4 vehicles.

£1,150,000 – discover The Old School


Neutral ground

st judes cottage castlebar hill ealing - homes with workshops and studios

A detached gatekeeper’s cottage in West London’s leafy Ealing neighbourhood with a separate studio building that provides a perfectly calm and stylish workspace to allow your mind to think freely without any distractions or clutter.

homes with workshops and studios - converted gatekeepers house in Elaing

The prodigious use of plywood against pure white walls inside a sleek black shell gives the house a remarkable blend of continuity, modernity and warmth with so much space to store your things, both on display and out of sight.

£1,000,000 – discover St Judes


Ace of Herts

homes with workshops and studios - converted stables near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire

Hidden away in a historic hamlet, these former outbuildings were converted over 30 years ago and now comprise a detached four-bedroom family home of 1,846 sq ft, and a separate 854 sq ft garage and workshop building.

The house sits on just over an acre of land amid ancient oaks and willows on the exclusive Theobalds Park Estate. There’s plenty of parking, and the workshop building has an exciting versatility, while the tranquil setting is just 16 mins by train to Kings Cross via Potters Bar station.

£1,100,000 – discover The Stables Courtyard


Flex in the city

homes with workshops and studios - converted warehouse in Peckham, London SE15

If you’ve seen the movie Peckham Rye, you’ll have been charmed by its love for the area and how it shows off some of the best of the neighbourhood, not least its creative underbelly.

Rye lane warehouse for sale

So what better place to base your business and feed your creative juices than in a freehold live-work Victorian warehouse hidden away in the centre of town with 1,000 sq ft studio space across the entire ground floor and the same again upstairs with a fabulous industrial loft to live in.


Oh yes, and a flat roof on top with the potential to add another floor.

£1,250,000 – discover Peckham Rye



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