Britain’s ‘smallest detached house’ that is just 13 feet wide goes up for sale

Britain’s ‘smallest detached house’ that is just 13 feet wide goes up for sale for £150,000 – £200,000 less than the average UK price

  • The house in Knighton, Leicester is currently being renovated after the previous elderly resident died 
  • The property was built in 1900 and has around 80 per cent of the renovations completed by a developer
  • Once the remaining remedial works are completed the house should be worth in the region of £220,000
  • There are several desirable schools in the area and the house is just two miles from Leicester city centre

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A tiny detached property believed to be smallest in Britain could be snapped up by house-hunters at auction for £150,000.

The house, in Knighton, Leicester, is just 13ft wide and 26ft high and covers 338 square feet across two floors.

The Victorian cottage was built in 1900 and has been partially renovated by a property developer after its elderly resident recently died. 

With the average property now £365,000, this two bedroom home is expected to sell for around £150,000. 

Rose Cottage, pictured, is just 13 feet wide and is believed to be Britain's smallest detached home, covering 338 square feet over two floors

Rose Cottage, pictured, is just 13 feet wide and is believed to be Britain’s smallest detached home, covering 338 square feet over two floors

According to SDL Auctions, the property requires some further refurbishment works as it is approximately 80 per cent complete

According to SDL Auctions, the property requires some further refurbishment works as it is approximately 80 per cent complete 

Inside the house, it is clear that further work is required to complete this bedroom overlooking the front of the property

Inside the house, it is clear that further work is required to complete this bedroom overlooking the front of the property 

The house is just two miles from Leicester City Centre and is near a host of schools, parks and amenities. 

It features a living room, (14’7 x 11’1) kitchen (7’4 x 6′), dining room (11’1 x11’11 ), family bathroom and an enclosed rear garden.

The quirky property is set to be auctioned by SDL Auctions at Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium on September 3.

Senior valuer Carl Finch said: ‘This property is in a great and very desirable location.

‘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 bathroom, pictured, is long and narrow, but there is sufficient room for a bath, as well as a full-size hand basin

The bathroom, pictured, is long and narrow, but there is sufficient room for a bath, as well as a full-size hand basin

There is also a galley-style kitchen, which will have plenty of worktop space once completed

There is also a galley-style kitchen, which will have plenty of worktop space once completed 

The developer has already replaced the roof which will be a major reassurance to the house's new owners

The developer has already replaced the roof which will be a major reassurance to the house’s new owners

Out back, there is a small enclosed paved yard, perfect for hosting a barbecue or possibly some raised beds

Out back, there is a small enclosed paved yard, perfect for hosting a barbecue or possibly some raised beds

‘The current owner has replaced the roof and carried out 80 per cent of the full refurbishment work.

‘It just needs some small finishing works carrying out. Once all that is completed I estimate the property would be worth £220,000.

‘We have already had lots of interest in this lot. The first of our block viewings was very busy and we have more booked in prior to auction day.

‘We’ve also had lots of potential bidders register to view the legal pack.

‘I’m looking forward to seeing this one go under the hammer next month.’

The house is 21 sq ft smaller than a property in Sheffield which was billed as Britain’s smallest detached house in 2014.

Its listing states: ‘The property has recently undergone a major scheme of refurbishment and now just requires finishing works.

‘It has had a new roof, been plastered throughout and benefits from gas central heating and UPVC double glazing, along with a part fitted kitchen and bathroom.

‘To the rear is a pleasant paved rear garden which is enclosed by brick walling. In ideal investment to complete and resell or to rent out.’

 

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