LIFE in lockdown led us all to focus on what really matters – and having a house we love AND fits our ever-demanding lifestyles is high on the agenda.

No longer enough to just be the perfect place to retire to at the end of the day, today’s homes need to be flexible and offer the ideal balance between work and play, as well as addressing our changing priorities.

During National Work Life Week (October 11- 15), Elan Homes is highlighting the benefits of moving to a new home at Brook Meadow in Loggerheads, Staffordshire, where the final phase is now on sale.

Sales director for Elan Homes in the North Marie Morris said: “There’s been a real shift in people’s priorities when looking for a new home over the last 18 months and achieving a work/life balance is more important than ever before. There’s been a real shift in what buyers want in terms of location and Brook Meadow offers the best of town and country. The homes we’re building enjoy a lovely, picturesque village setting, yet are close to the busy towns of Market Drayton and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

“Among the advantages of moving here is that instead of wasting time commuting, you could enjoy quality time with family or friends. It could also mean swapping a sandwich at your desk for a lunchtime stroll – the perfect way to focus your mind and enjoy a screen break in the fresh air. Those who want to enjoy this kind of lifestyle will need to act fast – the final phase of homes at Brook Meadow is now on sale.”

The final homes at Brook Meadow include a choice of four-bedroom detached designs with prices from £319,995,

Among the properties available is the Healey, offering 1,347 of living space from £341,995.

It features a lounge at the front, with combined kitchen /dining/ family room at the rear. A utility and cloakroom complete the ground floor.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, one with en-suite, plus the family bathroom.

“Flexible working also means flexible living and making space to work from home,” Marie added. “This could mean setting up a workspace in an underused area or corner of a room. For example, if you don’t need all four bedrooms, one could double as a guest bedroom and study. Alternatively, a desk could be set up in the family room, helping parents supervise little ones while working.”

Located on Mucklestone Road, residents of the new homes at Brook Meadow will enjoy easy access to the village shop, post office and school. Market Drayton is only four miles away and Newcastle-under-Lyme just 10, while Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford are all within a 30-minute drive.

The A53 runs through the village connecting to the M6 less than 10 miles away, there are regular bus services, and Norton Bridge train station is 12 miles away, from where you can connect to London in under two hours.

For more information or to arrange to view the show homes call 01630 318092, or visit www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/brook-meadow.

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