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The rise of multi generational living continues

Published: 10/09/2021

Multi generational living continues to prove popular after pandemic.
After many of us had to be isolated from loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic, the thought of having to go through that separation again seems unbearable.

But what if you didn’t have to be apart?

Although the appeal of multi generational living has undoubtedly grown over the years, the pandemic experience has caused this rise to continue.

According to This is Money in 2020 ‘a third of UK homes are now multi-generational’ which comes as no surprise as families now want to be closer together.

There are of course, other reasons that families make the decision to live together, whether that be due to children delaying moving out to save for their own home, to provide support for older relatives, or due to the financial benefits.

A report by the NHBC Foundation in 2017 found that the number of multi-generational households in the UK increased by 38% between 2009 and 2014, quite a large rise in those choosing that lifestyle.

It’s thought that the number of multi-generational households in the UK is now more 1.8 million, with many families reaping the benefits of this lifestyle.

Will Lightfoot, Sales Director, says “We are delighted to help people find their dream home but it's extra special when you're helping bring a family together.

Sowerbys brings to market a number of sizable homes suitable for this purpose and we are always looking for a challenge - so if your tick list of must haves is a little longer because there's more people to please, give us a call!”

If you’re considering jumping on the trend yourself and bringing your family together under one roof, perhaps one of these properties could be ideal…




A well positioned four bedroom detached house boasting a one bedroom self-contained annexe with a sitting room, fitted kitchen, conservatory and bathroom. 




A well presented detached period family home with a one bedroom annexe featuring kitchenette, shower room and reception space.




A stunning Grade II listed four bedroom property benefiting from versatile accommodation that could be utilized as an annexe if required.


Roydon Road, Castle Rising - £650,000 (Guide Price)


A character filled three bedroom cottage with a beautifully appointed annexe that has been extended and refurbished, featuring a sitting room, kitchen and shower room.


Watton Road, Larling - £1,100,000 (Guide Price)


A stunning Grade II listed farmhouse with two separate annexes; both single storey barn style properties with well-appointed accommodation.




An attractive Grade II listed farmhouse with a self-contained one bedroom cottage, an attractive single storey brick and flint building featuring open plan living and en-suite.