The dramatic Lincolnshire round house

This magnificent roundhouse near Boston in Lincolnshire was inspired by the misty Fenlands

By Jayne Dowle | 11 September 2019

The Lincolnshire round house featured on Grand Designs in 2019. She sings in a rock band and practises Zen philosophy; he’s a self-confessed workaholic. But when it came to building their magnificent roundhouse near Boston in Lincolnshire, thoroughly modern couple Amy, 39, and Paul Wilkinson, 46, found inspiration in the misty Fenland past.

Unique circular design

‘When we set out, we initially thought of a large log cabin design,’ says Paul, a property developer and entrepreneur.

‘But then we were informed that to gain planning permission in this rural setting it would have to be something unique. So, with our love of history and the Celts, we thought we would bring the Celtic round house into the 21st century.’

round kitchen in the Lincolnshire round house featured on Grand Designs in 2019

Photo: Fiona Walker Arnott