Each month Agent Wow paw over the property portals, looking for properties that catch our eye in some exciting way. And this month, we’ve been looking at homes for sale with separate granny annexes.
It’s no secret that our nation’s population is collectively ‘ageing’. It’s also no secret that more and more youngsters in their 20s and even 30s are living at home with their parents.
A report by the insurance firm Aviva highlights the return of multi-generational households as “two in three agree that living with family is beneficial.”
With properties that provide the opportunity for different generations of families to live ‘under the same roof’ while maintaining a sense of privacy, homes with annexes are in hot demand.
Given the demand for family homes with annexes attached, the UK’s leading resource for online property search Zoopla, is awash with annexed properties throughout the UK.
Take a look at the following property with an annexe attached that would surely make even the most-difficult-to-please granny give you a smile…
Granted, you’d need a cool £2.5million to purchase this stunning seven-bedroom property in Woldingham, Caterham, Surrey.
The separate annexe that belongs to Gabilan House has been recently converted. This stylish annexe resembles a ‘mini’ version of the main property. The lucky teenager, 25-year-old or grandparents living in this annexe can enjoy their own games room, living room, kitchen, double bedroom with wet room, not to mention an integrated sound system! Large bi-folding doors on the annexe allow residents to make the most of the stunning views that surround this magnificent home.
As for the property itself…, well Gabilan House sits within some 80 acres of grounds down a private road that’s within easy walking distance to the village of Woldingham. This huge detached villa was originally built in 1895.
There’s many standout features in Gabilan House, as you would expect there to be in a property valued at £2.5million. One striking feature is without doubt the stunning contemporary German-fitted kitchen in sparkling white.
The landscaped grounds which surround the property and annexe are vast and stunning, capturing the views that extend towards Marden Park, known for its unrivalled natural beauty.
Yes, it’s safe to say there would be a lot of cross-generational families pleased with the living arrangements in Gabilan House in Surrey!
Keep poised for next month’s ‘from the portals’ feature, when we’ll be looking at the best property for sale with a swimming pool…