This playful addition to a listed cottage includes a slide and fireman's pole!

snowy exterior of extended cottage
(Image credit: Jim Stephenson)

Welcome to the house of fun — a home of secret slides, hidden doors, pop-up screens and wonky dimensions. Nothing is quite what it seems in Jane Fordham and Craig Bonner’s extraordinary home of two halves.

Their period house welcomes you with its low-slung front windows and blossoming climbers round the door. Head round the back, however, and you’ll spot a contemporary zig-zag glazed corridor that links the Grade II-listed building with its revamped and very contemporary stables and garage block.