Letting the public in

The Modernist house, The Homewood, one of our tenanted houses © Dennis Gilbert

The Modernist house, The Homewood, one of our tenanted houses

Some of our smaller houses and cottages are so special that we ask our tenants to show other people round them as well as living in them.

It’s not quite open house; there will be set days, or people are asked to call to make appointments, but you will be inviting the general public into your home.

Your house could have a historic or architectural interest or perhaps a famous person used to live there. Because of these special characteristics, you may have to look after the house, and garden, in a special way. But don’t worry, our experts will be on hand to provide help and advice.

We choose tenants for these properties very carefully; you must understand our aims and be prepared to accommodate the conservation requirements of the building, and any historic contents, as well as offering a warm welcome to visitors when your home is open to the public.

The length of tenancy varies but will usually be around 10 years. You will be able to terminate the tenancy before the full term, and the rent will take account of opening your home to the public.

When these lettings become available they are advertised in the national press, property publications and on our pages on Rightmove.

  • Vacancies are rare so we don’t keep a waiting list.