Tiny one-bedroom house measuring just 10ft by 8ft goes on sale for £250,000

If you’re keen to get on the property market and aren’t that bothered about things like indoor space and lots of rooms, this might be the house to buy.

What’s been described as ‘the smallest detached house in Britain’ has gone on sale for £250,000, and it measures just 10ft 5inches by 8ft 6 inches.

The home is actually a gatehouse, that stands at the entrance to a grand stately home, but it’s been transformed into a livable tiny house.

The property has a lounge, kitchen area, and bathroom in the sunken basement, which is 13ft long.

On the ground floor is a hallway that doubles as a dressing area, and then up the stairs there’s a mezzanine level with a double bed.

The sellers are a couple who have happily lived in the tiny house for 14 years, but who are now keen for something with more space. Fair.

The property is one of two gatehouses built at the entrance to Grimston Park, a Grade II Georgian country house near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

Whoever buys the home will get to enjoy all the fun of living on a country estate – gorgeous gardens and impressing your neighbours – but without the taxes, upkeep, or the pleasure of actually living inside said stately home.

It wouldn’t work for a big family – for obvious reasons – but could be a great spot for someone living solo or a couple who don’t mind getting cosy.

The gatehouse is built from Limestone Ashlar blocks and features a number of distinctive architectural details, including a stepped roof topped by a kneeling figure of a warrior.

Outside there is a lawned garden flanked by mature hedging and a low wall topped by cast iron railings.

There are views over Grimston Park and the associated parkland, which stretches down to the banks of the River Wharfe, with Tadcaster visible in the distance.

Rachel Macpherson, head of residential sales at Carter Jonas estate agents of York said: ‘The house belongs to a married couple who run a machinery sales company and they have lived there for 14 years, since it first went up for sale.

‘They’ve absolutely loved their time there but decided they wanted more space and so they have decided to rent another property on the same estate.

‘You are not allowed to rent it out for holiday lets but I think it would make the best second or holiday home for people who want to get away from the city at the weekend.

‘You’ve got these beautiful grounds you can roam around in – it’s like being at Downton Abbey, with woodlands and a river.’

If you’re hoping to live in the gatehouse, you can make an offer through Carter Jonas.

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