A show home designed to appeal to the increasing number of people who want to run their own business without the hassle of the daily commute, is opening to prospective purchasers in Greenbank, Bristol.

Arranged over three floors and with 1,400 square feet of space, the townhouse sees the kitchen and living area moved to the top floor and a flexible space for a home-based business on the ground floor.

The innovative conversion has been incorporated into Packers Way on The Chocolate Factory, BS5, site, ideal for someone who works or runs a client facing business from home.

“The appeal of a property that can house a home-based business lies in its essential adaptability and versatility,” said Mya Castillo, consultant for The Chocolate Factory.

“Whether you’re a freelancer, consultant, or small business owner, having a dedicated workspace within your home opens a world of possibilities for business growth and success.

“No longer bound by the constraints of a traditional office setting, you have the freedom to tailor your work environment to suit your unique needs.

“There’s even the option to rent out the lower floor space to a business as the rest of the living space is completely separate. The opportunities are endless.”

The Packers Way townhouse is on the site of the former Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory and boasts high ceilings and feature heritage style windows, flooding the space with light.

“On the ground floor there is a spacious open-plan area, with a kitchenette, offering versatile possibilities such as a home office, reception space, or cozy snug,” added Mya.

“At the back there is a third bedroom – which could work as a home studio or treatment area and a bathroom – effectively offering a self-contained live / work space on this level.

“On the middle floor, the main bedroom has a generous-sized balcony which is large enough for a bistro table and chairs where you can sit back and enjoy a good book.

“Finally, the top floor opens out to nearly 400 square feet of open plan living, cooking, eating and entertaining space with a balcony with wonderful city-wide views. This loft-style living arrangement is becoming increasingly sought-after.”

The property has off-street parking, secure bike storage, a 10-year New Homes Checkmate Warranty, and direct access onto the Bristol and Bath Railway Path and high-speed broadband.

Anyone interested in taking a look around the new showhome should contact the Visitor Centre to book an appointment.

More information on The Chocolate Factory can be found at www.chocolatefactorybristol.com or call: 0117 374 6600.