Essex

Colchester's 'tiniest' house is put up for sale

  • 25 March 2014
  • From the section Essex

A two-storey house with just three rooms and no indoor bathroom has been put up for sale.

The cottage in Colchester has just one bedroom, a landing area, a living room and a small kitchenette. The WC sits in the small outside garden.

Agents Fenn Wright, who have put a £77,000 price-tag terraced house, say it is "quite possibly the smallest house" in the town.

Image copyright Fenn Wright
Image caption The one-bedroom house is currently used by a business as a storage area

Currently used by a business, the house does not yet have a council tax band.

Owner Malcolm Cross said he had been using the Harwich Road house for the last 30 years as a store for an electrical company he ran before retiring.

"Unfortunately we haven't got bathroom facilities here," he said.

"We've only got cold water and there's a WC outside.

"I bought it from an elderly lady who lived here with her son.

"It has been perfect for what I've used it for."

He said prospective buyers might want to keep using it as he has done.

"I love it to this day," said Mr Cross. "It would be a nice little cottage for somebody if they were willing to do some work on it."

Image copyright Fenn Wright
Image caption The living room of the cottage is 11ft (3.3m) long and goes down to 6ft 3in (1.9m) wide

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