An impressive Grand Designs house in South Wales that Kevin McCloud once called ‘heaven’ is now available to rent via Airbnb.
Designed by award-winning architects Davis Sutton, Kemeys Folly is an 18th century former hunting lodge that appeared on the popular Channel 4 program back in February 2009. The episode saw banker Dean Berry and his wife Sarah restore the folly to its former glory – and impress Kevin in the process with their ground floor extension.
Reviving an old building is no easy feat, but Dean and Sarah managed to achieve all they set out to do. Sitting on an elevated and level ridge with breathtaking views, it has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large open-plan living area, separate library/TV room, a large patio outside, and access to the grounds and fields beyond. One of Kevin’s favorite rooms — the hidden den — has comfortable sofas, a cozy atmosphere, shutters, and large bookcases.
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The property wonderfully combines historic and contemporary features. Keep your eyes peeled for the glass extension, narrow staircases, luxurious interiors (such as the designer kitchen equipped with all you need), and the traditional turret at the very top of the building (although this is currently off limits due to health and safety regulations).
If you’re planning a visit, you’ll be pleased to know that the Folly is ideally situated in the Welsh countryside. Pack your walking boots because the property is set in its own estate with rolling fields and plenty of green space to explore. Perfect for a relaxing break away from the bustle, it will even provide you with breathtaking views of seven counties.
Looking for spring staycation inspiration? You can now book Kemeys Folly via Airbnb. It’s worth knowing that there is no wheelchair accessibility due to the design of the home.
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