Be The First Guests In A Grand Designs Featured Eco Conversion In Brittany

One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of Brittany Groundhouse, an eco conversion in France which opened for its first guests on 29th April 2014.  The house was built in 2009 and featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.  It is now available as a holiday let for the first time, having been lived in by its owners for the last four years.

Made using rammed earth, old tyres, recycled bottles and salvaged timber, this spectacular eco house in the heart of rural Brittany has to be seen to be believed.  Stunning and sustainable in equal measure, Brittany Groundhouse is a modern eco home built around an open plan lounge and kitchen from which the bedrooms, bathroom and remarkable round room can all be accessed. During the summer, the glazed front rooms become one with the gardens, and the surroundings, full of woodland, streams, mossy boulders and ancient ruins, provide a wonderfully relaxing holiday destination for nature lovers, walkers, families, children and couples alike.

Tabitha Symonds, founder and director of, said of this brand new addition to the portfolio; `this spectacular eco house reflects the very essence of One Off Places and we’re thrilled to have such a high profile piece of architecture included in our portfolio`. 

This secluded retreat balances perfectly with its serene surroundings.  The house has three double bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom with a huge stone bath, overhead shower and toilet. The lounge and kitchen are open-plan and the house is furnished throughout with a tasteful mix of vintage French furniture and bespoke one off pieces made from natural and reclaimed materials.  The house is set within an acre of private organic garden, surrounded by mature oak and chestnut trees.  Brittany Groundhouse is a 1.5 hour drive from St Malo / 5 hours from Dieppe.  

Price from £750 – £1200 per week.