GV of the former ‘council houses’ which property developers Kate and Johnny Bourne have turned into a £3million luxury home development. See SWNS story SWCOUNCIL; A pair of dilapidated ‘council houses’ have been transformed into an award-winning country home worth £3 MILLION. Yardgrove House is a stunning mansion with six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a huge farmhouse kitchen. But a couple of years ago it was a pair of rundown workers cottages on a local authority farm. Property developers Kate and Johnny Bourne decided to take on the project and, over an 18-month period, transformed it into a luxury family home.