German architecture beamed down to an English seaside setting: this Huf Haus near Dorset’s Chesil Beach has interiors with a relaxed glamour
Most people know prefab house builders Huf Haus from Grand Designs a few years back, where an incredibly efficient squad of German beefcake erected a Surrey couple’s home in a matter of days. This place is another also Huf Haus, and owing to its seaside location near Chesil Beach in Dorset, its owners have punningly called it The Beach Haus.
Huf Haus’s distinctive features – deep eaves, pitched roof, open-plan living and vast areas of glass – seem just as at home in a seaside setting. It might have been built by Germans, but the vibe is more South Beach in places, with huge, clean-lined cream leather sofas and a huge terrace with circular seating and sea views. All that glass makes the best use of gorgeous countryside views, and if you’re the type that likes to wake up to a vision of pastoral loveliness, you’ll have come to the right place.
This would also make a great house to test out for the weekend if you were thinking of building your own eco-home, since it’s also packed with features like a ground-source heat pump to power the underfloor heating, and photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate electricity.
The agents for The Beach Haus, Unique Home Stays, pride themselves on being able to supply luxury extras: a welcome hamper of treats is included in the rental, but you can add other thing, from a selection of wines to a high-tea hamper with vintage crockery. Yum.
Photos via Unique Home Stays