granny flat


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granny flat

A small house on one's property, separate from the main house, that serves as a permanent home for one's aging parents. Also called a "granny pod" or a "granny pad." With this granny flat, I get to see my family all the time, while still having a place of my own that is easy to maintain. Just don't call me "Granny"!
See also: flat, granny

granny flat

n. an apartment built into a garage or house for an elderly parent to live in. The garage has a granny flat including all utilities.
See also: flat, granny
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Thanks to rising property prices and expensive care home fees, a growing number of families are opting to live with, or right next to older relatives, by building granny flats on their homes.
HOUSING market experts have welcomed the Government's moves to exempt many "granny flats" from stamp duty rises intended for people buying second homes.
There is also a granny flat to the lower floor which comprises a hall, lounge, kitchen, entertaining room, two bedrooms and a wc.
In the grounds there is a detached oak framed building which is currently being used as a studio but could be turned into a granny flat. It has an exposed beam ceiling and a multi-fuel stove as well as a cloakroom.
The Babbs Mill Cottage has stood next to the River Cole in Sheldon for more than 200 years and is grade II listed, but owner Julian Lutak wants to enlarge the building, creating a bathroom, toilet, larger kitchen and granny flat.
Application ref: 12/2842/FUL Date received: December 11 Address: The Conifers, Darlington Road, Long Newton Proposal: Conversion of detached garage to form granny flat accommodation, including erection of conservatory to side and creation of vehicular access onto Darlington Road.
TORY Eric Pickles faced humiliation last night after pledging to scrap a granny flat tax ALREADY axed by Labour...
The fabulous property has been sympathetically updated and extended to provide a detached two-bedroom annexe ideal for guest accommodation, granny flat or holiday let.
A granny flat on the ground floor was knocked through to create a vast family kitchen
The Manor House, which is currently run as a guesthouse, has views over the sea and features a snooker room, Jacuzzi and a granny flat.
The additional space would make the perfect granny flat, or could even be turned into a rental income or at-home business opportunities.
Her exit will focus on the climax of the storyline in which Callum Logan was murdered and buried under Gail McIntyre's granny flat last September.
It's split over two levels with a main house and a granny flat extension.
There is also a large gym above a triple garage which could be used as a granny flat if needed.