The stunning Essex village named one of the best in Britain to work from home

Finchingfield was one of the villages chosen by Savills as a top location to move to in 2023
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A beautiful Essex village with stunning scenery throughout has been named among the best in Britain to work from home. As the Covid pandemic introduced widespread flexibility for many employees, some people still benefit from remote working.

But when working from home, pretty scenery is definitely a massive plus. A textbook example of a traditional English village, Finchingfield has been named as one of the best locations in Britain to work from home.

Finchingfield was included alongside 19 other locations in a list from the Daily Mail, which analysed various criteria. Factors that were analysed included house prices, connectivity, access to the countryside and proximity to a town or city.

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For those looking to move into the area, the average house price is not cheap at £718,000, whilst superfast but not ultrafast connectivity is available. Finchingfield is an hour away from London and within easy reach of the A12 and M11, while staying close to its countryside roots.

Finchingfield is on the B1052 Braintree to Saffron Walden road, fifty-four miles from London and close to Constable Country. Finchingfield is described as the 'most photographed village in England,' Finchingfield has won awards for its traditional picturesque setting.

The combination of a duck pond, village green, hump-backed bridge and pub, overlooked by colour-washed cottages, a windmill and a medieval church, give it an unbeatable series of views, which are often found on calendars, chocolate boxes, tea towels, postcards and jigsaws.

There are many interesting buildings to be seen such as the Guildhall, which was built around 1500, and was used for the benefit of the village as a schoolhouse/almshouse. The windmill is also of interest, but the most important house is Spains Hall, an Elizabethan building in the heart of 150 acres of woodland, 11 miles of public footpaths and 9 miles of bridle paths.

It is clear that the village is not only stunning, but a haven for remote workers!

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