Fans of the TV show Salvage Hunters will once again be treated to an episode featuring a Suffolk property. Dragon House near Westhall, is one of the locations due to air this month. The house was completed in December 2011, and declared Overall Winner of The Daily Telegraph Building Awards in conjunction with Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine. It has featured in magazines and on television, including ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’. Jo Jordan and Nick Fisher, the owners and builders, could be called salvage hunters themselves. The house and barns are filled with treasures, art and objects they have collected from around the world having run safari trips to Africa for the best part of 30 years. Their overland Trans-Africa expeditions took at least five months, cooking on wood fires and camping all the way.
Jo said, ‘as it happens we have long been fans of Salvage Hunters so were taken aback but delighted when they decided to see what they could scavenge in our outbuildings! We were very pleased to be able to dispose of surplus-to-requirements items, especially some unusual pieces from overseas.’
Personally conducted tours of the house are available through Invitation to View, or Invitation to Dust as Jo likes to call it (as she feels she really has to beforehand)! ‘Dragon House’ is the only new-built property on Invitation to View’s books with tours limited to the summer months and bookable in advance.
The house is occasionally available as a bed & breakfast stay - a highly desirable ‘overspill’ for Belle Grove Barns, itself a unique holiday retreat in the heart of Suffolk, just 20 minutes from Southwold, comprising five luxury barn conversions sleeping between two to six guests.