My Celebrity Life

Work-from-holiday properties inspired by the UK’s most famous authors and artists

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Picturesque homes to emulate the greats (Pictures: SnapTrip)

Despite the fact part of the UK has come out of lockdown today, many of us may still be working from home for the foreseeable future.

If Christmas decorations, kids, pets, and other distractions are getting in the way of you doing your best work, you may want to consider working from holiday.

The work-from-holiday trend emerged out of the ashes of lockdown one, with people choosing to get a change of scenery and rent a holiday property to work from somewhere new.

Some of the world’s greatest artists, writers and poets created their work right here in the UK. So, what better way to get that real creativity boost than to follow in their famous footsteps? F

rom the home of Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, to Shakespeare’s birthplace, discover the beautiful scenery they enjoyed whilst they created their masterpieces.

Last-minute UK accommodation site, Snaptrip, has compiled a list of the best creatively stimulating destinations in the UK, taking air pollution levels into account as well as a ‘working from holiday’ filter on-site to help Brits find the perfect working from holiday setup.

For the ‘focused creator’

  • Location: Lake District, Cumbria
  • Home of: Beatrix Potter 
  • Average pollution score: Very low, 1 out of 6 

The home of the famous British author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, Hill Top, in the Lake District is the birthplace of most of Potter’s work. This famous house hidden amongst the greenery also served as the home of many of Potter’s characters including Jemima Puddle-Duck, Samuel and Anna Maria Whiskers, and Tom Kitten.

Recreate this at: Hydrangea Cottage

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Just imagine Peter Rabbit hopping around in the gardens (Picture: SnapTrip)

Hydrangea Cottage is located in the South Lakeland District and is the perfect retreat to inspire creativity surrounded by undisturbed nature.

With picture perfect features, including window seats and an open fire, it’s the ideal place to escape and focus.  

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Curl up by the fire and create your magnum opus (Picture: SnapTrip)

For the ‘artistic adventurer’ 

  • Location: St Ives, Cornwall
  • Home of: Barbara Hepworth
  • Average pollution score: Very low, 1 out of 6

St.Ives, Cornwall, served as the creative hub for British artist Barbara Hepworth who found her home in Trewyn studios from 1949 until her death in 1975. Now known as the Barbara Hepworth museum, Trewyn studios is a cosy home with plenty of natural light and sea views.

Recreate this at: Mary Anne Sailors

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Perfect for seaside lovers (Picture: SnapTrip)

Located just a stone’s throw away from St.Ives harbour, be inspired by Trewyn Studios and spend your time working wisely at Mary Anne Sailors – right by the sea.

The light and airy interior matches Barbara’s workspace, allowing you to get your artistic juices flowing before taking a walk to the harbour and boutique shops.

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Make yourself a cuppa and work in the bright kitchen (Picture: SnapTrip)

For the ‘fast paced thinker’

  • Location: Gloucester, South West  
  • Home of: Lewis Carrol 
  • Average pollution score: Very low, 1 out of 6

A huge house in Gloucester was the home of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famous novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Carroll was good friends with Alice’s father, Henry Liddell, and over the course of his visits he began to develop the story of Alice, based on the young girl and the home – which features a tiny door by the main door of the house.

Recreate this at: The Farmhouse  

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Get the family together to work by day and chill by night (Picture: SnapTrip)

If you’re looking for a little luxury for your working from holiday staycation then The Farmhouse in Cheltenham is the perfect spot.

Angled towards the ‘fast-paced thinker’ working personality, this property aims to provide you with the space to relax alongside your busy working schedule and perhaps even brainstorm a literary classic.

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The large grounds make for plenty of room for imagination (Picture: SnapTrip)

The ‘creative writer’

  • Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, West Midlands
  • Home of: William Shakespeare 
  • Average pollution score: Very low, 1 out of 6

The largest house on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of England’s national poet, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare grew up in this home and remained there for the first few years of his marriage to his first wife, Anne Hathaway.

Serving as the creative hub for many of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, his home in Stratford-upon-Avon played a key role in his career.

Recreate this at: Masons Court

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The home has been standing for hundreds of years (Picture: SnapTrip)

Located in the historical gem of Stratford-upon-avon, Masons Court is the oldest house in town, with plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing getaway, even if you’re working.

The light and airy kitchen will make for a great spot to inspire your writing while you wait for your favourite meal to cook. And for the nature lover, there is even a cosy patio reading nook looking over the beautiful garden.

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Feel like you’re in the 1500s with original features dotted everywhere (Picture: SnapTrip)

The ‘wallflower’

  • Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria 
  • Home of: William Wordsworth 
  • Average pollution score: Very low, 1 out of 6

The Wordsworth house and garden, located in the scenic Cumbrian town of Cockermouth, is the childhood home of the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth.

The Georgian townhouse gives visitors a peek into how life was in the 1770s, featuring a beautiful riverside garden full of fruits, vegetables and flowers, a space that provided William with lifelong inspiration. 

Recreate this at: Derwent Garden Estate

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Wander lonely as a cloud in this unspoilt scenery (Picture: SnapTrip)

If you’re looking for a scenic and peaceful getaway spot, Derwent Garden Estate overlooks the beautiful mountains of the Western Lake District with its own six acre private garden giving you a true refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This luxurious property can help clear your mind, inspire your work, and boost your creativity, all in close proximity to the pretty market town of Cockermouth, home to many fascinating museums, art galleries and boutique shops.

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This bath looks perfect for de-stressing after a long day creating (Picture: SnapTrip)

A YouGov report found that 57% of people wanted to continue to work from home after Covid-19, with 20% saying they’d consider moving outside of the normal commuting distance of their work.

Hopefully this want translates to more flexibility from employers, so people can create the working environment they want – whether that’s out in the country or in their very own living rooms.

To browse more perfect working from home holiday spots, complete with WiFi, office, a desk or dining table, visit the ‘working from holiday’ filter on Snaptrip.

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