This gorgeous self build eco cottage was built for under £190K

oak frame house with porch and grey front door
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

Heather Turner had lived in a rural cottage in Shropshire for almost six decades. Sadly, after he husband passed away in 2015, Heather gave herself a year to adjust to her new circumstances. “When 2016 came around, I knew it was time to move. I was rattling around in a big house. But it was home and I couldn’t bear to leave.” 

One day, Heather considered utilising the land she already owned. “I thought if I built a place in the garden I could stay, but live somewhere more suited to my needs,” she says. Heather soon identified a plot for her self build— in a quiet corner of the garden, set back from a country lane.

Jennifer Grimble is an experienced property writer with a passion for mid-century design