Granny Annexe: The Smart Elderly Care Alternative

With care home costs continuing to rise, a granny annexe can prove to be a cost-effective elderly care alternative. When compared to the UK average cost for residential care, a typical iHus granny annexe will pay for itself within the first 2-3 years.

Martin, 75

From Surrey

Popular Annexes for Elderly Care

Our core granny annexe range features 30 different footprints, all of which are available with a range of finishes and options. Here are some of our most popular models for elderly care alternatives.

The Wheatley is our most popular two-bedroom granny annexe, providing plenty of living space and two good sized bedrooms. Starting from £105,600, this model is a product of valued feedback.
The Hatfield is a spacious L-shaped annexe with two great sized bedrooms. All three footprints look stunning and are ideal for large corner plots.
The Loversall provides plenty of living space and two good sized bedrooms. The ‘Extra Plus’ is one of the most popular annexes within our Core range.
All three footprints offer an alternative layout with a central living space and bedrooms at adjacent sides of the annexe. If you love large open-plan living, this annexe is the perfect style for you.
The Melton is designed with a master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom that can be used as a home study if preferred. The ‘Extra Plus’ provides a master bedroom larger than in most new build homes today.
The Hickleton is the largest of our one-bedroom annexes. All three footprints boast a spacious open-plan living area with a galley style kitchen adjacent.

Advice on Buying a Granny Annexe

Buying a new product or service means doing a little bit of research, shopping around suppliers and looking for customer reviews. Buying a garden annexe is no different. Here is some advice from people who have been there, done that and got the annexe.

Mum would have had to have invested most of the money that she got from the sale of her house to get a property that had the same high standard as her annexe. And on top of that, there would have been annual service fees. We initially looked at a static caravan as an alternative but felt we wanted something a little more lifelong. That’s when we came across iHus.

Donna Giles

Value for Money

When you or your relative is thinking of moving to a smaller property, a bungalow or flat are options you might consider. When iHus customer Ingrid wanted to downsize, her initial thought was to purchase a flat closer to her daughter, Donna.

“My daughter wanted me to move closer to her and it was her who proposed a granny annexe,” says Ingrid. “I’m not getting any better, I need care and she wanted to look after me, so it seemed like a good idea.”

Donna explained that when they first looked at flats and compared what they could get, an annexe provided far better value for money.

Keeping Family Close

One of the key reasons for downsizing to a granny annexe is lack of companionship. Having family members nearby can provide peace of mind for everyone – keeping Mum and Dad within easy reach, but letting them enjoy their independence at the same time. It is a sociable and independent nursing home or elderly care alternative. 

Releasing equity to buy a granny annexe is not only a savvy investment, but a great way to support the mental wellbeing and safety of your loved ones. However, don’t take our word for it, why not listen to real life reviews from our customers experiencing this growing lifestyle first hand…

Granny Annexe Advice

Whatever you need, iHus is here to help you on your garden annexe journey. We’ve created our advice resources from the experiences of other satisfied customers.

Granny Annexe Projects for you

Here are a few Granny Annex Projects we think that you might like… You can also view all of our Granny Annexe Projects and find an annexe near you by searching on our Show Annexe Map.

Hot tub outside granny annexe

Ingrid & Donna Giles

Ingrid & daughter Donna Giles opted for a custom designed two-bed annex with large outdoor decked area.
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Haughton’s Home

We recently visited the Haughton Family to see how garden annexe living was working out for them. It’s safe to say they feel like it was the perfect choice. Watch the video below to hear their experience of this ever-growing lifestyle.

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