Portrush is No2 in UK for home working

Portrush could be set to become a mecca for remote workers after a new survey placed it as the second best place in the UK for working from home!

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:07 am

For some, the easing of lockdown restrictions means a return to the rat race, to big cities, and long commutes.

For others, It’s clear that things have changed completely.

With remote working and flexible working options becoming more normal, some people will be considering escaping big city life for something smaller.

Hollands Country Clothing wanted to find out which villages were the best for remote workers.

Which villages offered the best experience for escaping city workers?

Taking a list of villages with populations under 10k, Hollands Country Clothing scored them on a series of livability factors - broadband speed, low house prices, distance to rail transport cities and National Parks, as well as number of pubs and restaurants, and Tripadvisor attractions - out of a total score of 70.

The data reveals which villages offer a quieter life and the best escape for remote workers across the UK.

With 54/70, it’s Balloch at Loch Lomond which takes the top spot as the UK’s best village for remote workers.

Portrush comes second with 53/70.

‘The Port’ scored highly for broadband speed, low house prices, train station and proximity to nearest major towns and cities, National Parks nearby, number of pubs, number of restaurants, and number of Tripadvisor attractions in the area.

And who are we to argue? Sure everyone loves Portrush!