Rose Cottage, in Knighton, Leicester, is just three metres (13ft) wide and seven metres (26ft) high and covers 338 square feet over two floors
House-hunters are being given the opportunity to snap up Britain’s smallest detached property which has gone on the market for £275,000.
Rose Cottage, in Knighton, Leicester, is just three metres (13ft) wide and seven metres (26ft) high and covers 338 square feet over two floors.
The cosy residence, which is about the width of a tennis court, was built in 1900 and was sold at auction last year after its elderly resident passed away.
The property fetched £155,000 – less than half the average £379,000 for a detached UK home – when it went under the hammer in September 2019.
A property developer snapped up the premises, in one of the most desirable areas of Leicester where house prices average over £300,000, before renovating the tiny house.
It is now back on the market after being “thoughtfully modernised throughout” – with the front lounge being extended and a patio laid in the back garden.
The 120-year-old two-bed house also has a new roof and central heating system along with a newly-fitted modern kitchen.
It is marketed as being in high demand because it’s located near schools, parks and boutique shops and only two miles from the city centre.
It features a living room, (4.46m x 3.38m) kitchen (2.24m x 1.84m), dining room (3.38m x 3.65m), family bathroom and an enclosed rear garden.
Richard Chesterton, senior sales valuer at estate agents Newton Fallowell, said the unique home is perfect for a first time buyer or as an investment opportunity.
He said: “This one-off home was built on its own like this. It’s one of the rarest properties you will see. You don’t get them like that anymore.
“At the time it was bought by our client there were significant refurbishment works required to bring the property up to standard.
“It is a modern, yet quirky and niche property. There is now a new roof and central heating system and completely refurbished kitchen and bathroom.
“It’s pretty much been taken back to a shell and started all over again. It required a thoughtful touch to maintain the character features while providing a contemporary feel.
“They have extended ever so slightly the front room. That is the only structural alteration which is all internal.
“We believe it’s one of the narrowest detached houses in Britain, offering the opportunity to acquire a wonderful home within a desirable location.
“Inside it feels like a two-bed terraced property, a typical two up two down. But when you step back onto the road it surprises everybody there is nothing either side.
“It’s the similar size as a terrace but it’s fully detached and that’s the way it’s been for over a hundred years.
Photographs show how the narrow house stands alone on the residential street and features just one upstairs window looking out onto the street.
Richard said their private client, who is not from Leicester, bought the quirky house at auction in September last year.
Senior valuer Carl Finch, of SDL auctions, previously said: “The house is unlike anything I have come across before. You couldn’t get a detached house much more narrow.
“It’s near some great schools, close to Victoria Park and the city centre and train station are within only two miles. Plus there’s lots of boutique shops close by.”
The house is 21 sq ft smaller than a property in Sheffield which was billed as Britain’s smallest detached house in 2014.
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