In a location that’s straight out of a spy thriller, this exceptional house set on the cliffs in Galloway, Scotland is set to change its owners’ lives for many years to come. Take a look at a few of its features.

front of Grand Designs TV House in Galloway, Scotland featuring on Grand Designs 2019 first episode, hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Douglas Gibb

Breathtaking views, remote wilderness, sneak a peek at the features in this Galloway self build home.

Sailing enthusiasts Andy and Jeanette were walking their dogs, Nemo and Jess, when they came across an old military listening station perched high on the rugged Galloway cliffs. They now intend to reimagine this site as a single storey, glass-fronted dwelling with spectacular views over the Irish Sea, while minimising the building’s impact on the landscape. 

Have a snoop at this stunning TV house, originally featured on Channel 4 on 4th September 2019. 

Taking in the view

the view from the grand designs tv house featured in first episode of Grand Designs 2019 on Channel 4in Galloway, Sotland

Image: Douglas Gibb 

Full-height sliding glass doors open onto the terrace, which overlooks the North Channel. On a clear day it’s possible to see as far as Belfast Harbour.

Interior design details

bathroom of grand designs tv house 2019 Galloway, Scotland mirror cabinet vanity unit in walnut wood

Image: Douglas Gibb

With a background in textiles, Jeanette focused on the interior design, basing it around neutral shades and natural woods such as walnut.


galloway scotland tv house featured in the first episode of 2019's series of grand designs hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Douglas Gibb

The new-build is partly covered in earth, to guard against the fierce elements that batter the area and to reduce the visual impact of the house, to satisfy local planning demands.


Catch up on the full story of the build on All4.


Make sure you grab a copy of the October issue of Grand Designs Magazine, out now, for the full interview and details with the homeowners. Available in all good supermarkets or order online.


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