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A home with an annexe can offer independence to grandparents or grown up children saving for a deposit. Here are five great examples.

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  • 1. Five-bedroom detached house in Bignall End, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, for £325,000

    Five-bedroom detached house with an annexe in Bignall End

    Just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Stoke-On-Trent you’ll find this superb four-bedroom family home with a one-bedroom annexe above the integrated garage. The entire house is immaculately decorated as is the first-floor annexe, which boasts an open plan kitchen, dining and living room.

    Available via Purplebricks 

    2. Five-bedroom detached house in South Willingham, Lincolnshire, for £475,000

    Five-bedroom detached house with an annexe in South Willingham

    On the fringes of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this modern country home with its own detached annexe. The one bedroom annexe is as well-kitted out as the main house with an L-shaped kitchen and living space that includes an integrated dishwasher and space for a washing machine.

    Available via William H Brown 

    3. Five-bedroom detached house in Colne, Cambridgeshire, for £750,000

    Five-bedroom detached house with annexe in Colne

    Tucked around the back of an exquisite Victorian house is this annexe in a converted barn. With exposed brick work, wood-burning stove and flagstone floors, this annexe is packed full or charm. There’s also underfloor heating to keep the space cosy in winter, while in summer you can throw open the French doors to let the fresh air in.

    Available via Thomas Morri 

    4. Five-bedroom detached house in Brasted, Westerham, Kent for £1.5m

    Hogtrough Cottage was originally built as a gamekeepers’ cottage on the Chevening Estate (a country estate whose occupant is nominated by the Prime Minister). The cottage has been extended and modernised over time and now comes complete with a detached two-bedroom annexe with two ensuite bathrooms.

    Available via Hamptons International 

    5. Six-bedroom detached house in St. Georges Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, for £7.5m

    Six-bedroom detached house with annexe in St. Georges Hill

    If this five-bedroom mansion isn’t quite big enough for your extended family and friends, there’s also an extra bedroom in the annexe above the triple garage. There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained in this house, with a play room, bar and a south west facing garden with a swimming pool.

    Available via Curchods 

    Did you know...?

    • By 2025 there could be 2.2 million people living in multi-family households and 3.8 million 21-34 year-olds living with their parents, according to insurer, Aviva
    • It says that housing affordability plays a huge role in people’s decision to either stay living with family or move back in with them
    • It identifies the main benefits of multi-generational living as company, cheaper living costs and more people to share chores

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