Definition of granny flat in English:

granny flat


  • A part of a house made into self-contained accommodation suitable for an elderly relative.

    • ‘The house itself is very well maintained with four bedrooms and a granny flat attached.’
    • ‘We recently got permission for a granny flat in the garden and there are protected trees.’
    • ‘In addition to three reception rooms and four bedrooms, it boasts a self-contained granny flat, a two-story mews and extensive parking for six cars.’
    • ‘There is an old lady living in a granny flat at the top of the house and one of the conditions of buying the lease is that they leave her there to see out her days.’
    • ‘He and his wife, who died last year, lived in a granny flat at the property.’
    • ‘Liz walked into the kitchen and through into a granny flat that was attached to the house.’
    • ‘From here there is access to the extension, which is used as a self-contained granny flat and has its own front door.’
    • ‘This area is currently being used as an office but ideally can be converted to a granny flat to provide extra accommodation.’
    • ‘The property also features a walled garden and many extras, including a granny flat to the rear.’
    • ‘The granny flat is an extension that can be entered by two doors from the hallway and it is quite private and separate from the rest of the house.’
    • ‘The house has four bedrooms, several public rooms, a snooker room and a conservatory, as well as a three-bedroom granny flat overlooking extensive gardens.’
    • ‘Subject to planning permission, this could be converted into a self-contained granny flat, home gym or games room.’
    • ‘Number 3 is another large house but it has been divided up so that the top floor provides a separate granny flat, with its own internal front door but sharing the street door with the rest of the house and using the internal stairs for access.’
    • ‘He said the delay on the application, to build a roof extension and granny flat on a house in York, is the longest he has ever known.’
    • ‘The castle also comes complete with a granny flat and a two-bedroomed lodge.’
    • ‘Attached to this cottage is a one-bed, self-contained apartment that can be used for extra rental income or as a granny flat.’
    • ‘He said: ‘There are proposals to use the extension area as a granny flat, but the plans show it would be self-contained.’’
    • ‘Helen has applied to the council for permission to construct a granny flat extension.’
    • ‘Although laid out as a family room, large study and a bar, the area is versatile and, with plumbing for hot and cold water, would be suitable for conversion into a self-contained granny flat.’
    • ‘The application, to add extra rooms and a granny flat to a house in Mount Vale, York, was first submitted in September 2001.’


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