Whenever we are at shows like Grand Designs or The National Home Building & Renovation show we get asked “What’s the smallest annexe you do?”

We usually answer something like, “If you LOVE the person who is going to be living in it, around 40 square metres or 430 square feet is the smallest space we’d recommend if you don’t want to feel like a rabbit in a rabbit hutch.)”

So we are thrilled with The Minuet as it’s the perfect one (or two) bedroom studio style annexe for your back garden that has a price point starting from just £44,403.

That’s fully furnished by the way!

Let’s take a look at The Minuet in more detail so you can see if it’s a fit for you and a member of your family.

The Minuet Is A Residential Mobile Home That Complies With The Caravan Act

If you have any concerns about Planning Permission and annexes in your garden, we hear you.

Annexes are one of the most sustainable type of buildings you can build.

They actively play a role in our modern day lives when affordable housing quite frankly isn't.

And with Care Home costs averaging around £1200 per week in the UK an annexe like the Minuet pays for itself in under a year!

The Only Real Care Home Alternative Of The Future Today?

We meet people all the time with the modern day dilemma associated with elderly relative care.

Each family and each circumstance is different. (As a family we chose the annexe route ourselves) but sometimes the right care at the right Care Home is needed.

However it is very concerning for all of us when one of the biggest Care Homes, (Four Seasons Health Care) recently went into administration. (Click here to read the BBC News article about that.)

The BBC report says, "Four Seasons has struggled with cuts to local authority care fees and rising costs, and has repeatedly warned about its long-term stability."

What does the future of care actually look like when the ageing population just keeps growing?

But It's Not Just Elderly Care That Can Benefit From Annexes Like The Minuet

What we love about the Minuet studio style annexe is at just 32' x 10' at it's smallest size, it's big enough to have a lounge, kitchenette, bathroom and master bedroom with built in wardrobes.

It's also perfect for a Certificate of Lawfulness too.

Between you & I that means you do not need full Planning Permission, but you will require a Certificate of Lawfulness which we will apply for on your behalf.

It's all part of our turn-key annexe service.

We'll help you design & build an annexe that's perfect for you & your family.

And if you are a twenty or thirty something looking for an opportunity to side-step renting for the next 10 to 20 years, an annexe like the Minuet can help you live next door to the main house but in a space you can call your own.

And the best bit?

You can use all the money (with an agreement from Mum & Dad of course) that you would be throwing away in rent to save up for a deposit for a home of you own far quicker and easier than any other way.

And Mum & Dad if you are reading this, think about what that would mean for you too?

It's a one-time investment that will bring multiple rewards over & over again.

You Can Design The Minuet To Suit Your Style & Personality At The Design Centre

What if you could choose everything "off-plan" when it comes to designing your Minuet annexe?

Well, you can!

  • Kitchen cabinets & worktops?
  • Carpets & flooring?
  • Curtains, poles & blinds?
  • Tiles for the bathroom?
  • Cladding & wall finishes?
  • Sofa, chair & dining table?

We offer the widest choice of any annexe company when it comes to interior design choices & we're very proud of that!

Important Considerations For Caravan Act Compliance

  • LOCATION - Your mobile home residential annexe must be sited in the curtilage of the house. (That is restricted to the immediate surrounding of the house, drive or garden.)
  • USE - The annexe must be used by a family member or as guest accommodation and not rented out as a private residence or business premises.
  • STRUCTURE - The structure of your residential mobile annexe must conform to the legal definition of a "caravan."
  • All our fully manufactured lodge style annexes (like the Minuet) are built to residential standards BS 3632 but are legally defined as "caravans" as they are built and transported on a chassis.

And That's Exactly What We Come In When You Book A Free On-Site Consultation With Us

"Book A Free On Site Consultation"

Sample: Minuet Residential Mobile Annexe Floor Plan 32'x 10' (9.75M x 3M)

"Minuet Annexe Floor Plan"

Please email us for any additional floor plans you require and yes, you can make changes if you wish, it's a very bespoke service we offer.

With a wide choice of finishes available both inside & out it can be difficult to know where to start.

One of the best (and easiest ways) is to arrange a visit to the show centre where you can walk round some of the models on display and visit the Design Studio to see for yourself exactly what's on offer at a time to suit you.


We can advise of actual costings and any discounts that may apply after our initial Free On Site Consultation.


  • All residential mobile annexes of this type are manufactured to BS 3632 and comply with the Caravan Act as a potential solution where standard Planning Permission may be refused.
  • The Minuet studio style residential mobile annexe is available in a number of sizes and floor plans and starts at £44,403 fully furnished.
  • Download a PDF Brochure of The Minuet by Clicking Here!

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Pete Cossie, Contemporary Log Living

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