Garden offices and gyms are the most popular request the team at Hawksbeck receive, but garden annexes are a close third. People are realising the benefits of a self-contained garden annexe. These can be used for elderly relatives, grown up children or as guest accommodation. If the garden annexe is being used as guest accommodation, you might want to consider renting it out to generate an income. You can do this as much or as little as you like. You can just do it for a period of time until you have recouped the money you spent to build the Hawksbeck Garden Annexe. Or you can do it for a longer period of time to generate a continued return on your investment. When you are not renting it out, you can use it for guest accommodation or children’s sleepovers.

Our clients Emily and James are generating an income out of their Hawksbeck Garden Annexe. They came to us wanting self-contained accommodation for when James was working but when he wasn’t, they wanted to rent it out on AirBnB. They live in Wimbledon so it is particularly profitable when the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are on. If you look on AirBnB you will see an increasing amount of garden rooms, lodges and granny annexes. People on AirBnB like to rent something that is completely different to their home. A garden annexe is considered quirky so they prove really popular. They are like a hotel room all wrapped up in one with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area and dining area all under one roof. They also tend to be quiet and set in beautiful surroundings.

Garden Rooms have the benefit of being completely separate from the main house so you don’t have strangers under your roof. This gives you, and those renting your garden annexe, privacy.

Hawksbeck Garden Rooms and Annexes are built to building regulation standards so you can be secure in the knowledge that your guests are safe and secure. If you want to use your garden room or annexe to sleep in, you will need planning permission. Hawksbeck can guide you through this process. We can also work with you to guide you through designing your garden annexe to achieve maximum returns on your investment.