We bought the Brittany Groundhouse in 2013 from the guys who designed and built the house and were filmed doing so by Channel 4’s Grand Designs. They had decided to sell as they needed to return to the UK to begin a new project and were very pleased to find a like-minded family to develop the house where they had left off.
We both fell in love with the house straight away and realised that it would not only be a great place to escape to and enjoy time with the family, but also a lovely property to share with like-minded people.
Both of us are great believers in living a sustainable lifestyle wherever possible and this wonderful house ticked so many boxes for us it was impossible to turn it down.
Having spent a large part of the summer at the house, as well as some time over the winter, we have been captivated by the cleverness of the design, the space and airiness of the inside and the way the house is at one with its surroundings and environment.
We’ve furnished the house with quirky, unusual and colourful pieces that have an organic feel to them and that you would want to live with every day. We have a passion for one off pieces and love anything vintage - we always prefer to find something old and tired and bring it back to life.
We hope that the house comes across as homely, comfortable and inspiring and love to hear any feedback from guests on how we might make improvements.
Above is the Grand Designs episode that featured the house, so if you'd like to see the full story behind the Brittany Groundhouse we're sure you'll find it most interesting!!
"It was really lovely and we all enjoyed it very much - the various swings, toadstools and chestnuts were particularly popular with me and my youngest! The house has an extremely welcoming open feel and is also very comfortable. We were also lucky with the weather although the place was warm as toast even when the weather lapsed a bit."
Frances Hildreth - October 2014