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Britain’s ‘smallest detached house’ that’s just 13ft wide has been renovated and is now up for sale


Fancy buying what’s thought to be the narrowest detached house in the UK? (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby )

Last year we covered the news that you could buy what’s been called Britain’s ‘smallest detached house’ – that’s just 13ft wide – for £150,000.

We apologise in advance if you were thinking about shelling out for it but didn’t strike when it was on the market for that amount.

Why? Because that same house has now been renovated and is up for sale again.

But this time, the asking price is £275,000.

It’s still fairly cheap compared to the average price of a detached house in Britain, which is around £383,000.

But of course, you do get less space than the usual house on the market, as this one, called Rose Cottage, is just 13ft wide and 26ft tall.

Rose Cottage before its renovation (Picture: SWNS.COM)
The 120-year-old house was in need of a refresh (Picture: SWNS)
The kitchen, in particular, required a lot of work (Picture: SWNS)
The same goes for the bathroom (Picture: SWNS)

The two-bedroom home in South Knighton, Leicester, has been around for 120 years or so, and was in need of a bit of a refresh.

It was bought at auction last year, and over the course of 12 months has been through a total transformation.

Now, along with a fresh lick of paint on the exterior of the home, the house has new laminate flooring throughout, a refurbished kitchen, and new fittings to make it feel more modern.

There’s also a new roof and combi boiler.

The exterior has had an upgrade with a fresh lick of paint and a new roof (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby )
There’s a patio garden to the rear (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby )

On the ground floor is a lounge, a sitting and dining room, and the kitchen.

From the sitting room you can go out to a small patio back garden, in case you’re feeling a bit claustrophobic.

On the first floor are two bedrooms and one bathroom.

New flooring has been added throughout (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby
The kitchen has been given a makeover (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby)

Newton Fallowell, who are selling the property, describe the house as ‘unique and quirky’, and perfect for a first-time buyer.

The property description reads: ‘Unique and quirky are just two ways of describing this two double bedroom detached property having been thoughtfully modernised throughout and being located within the highly desirable area of South Knighton in Leicester, close to many well regarded schools and boutique shops.

‘Newton Fallowell Estate Agents in Oadby are very proud to bring to the market For Sale one of the most unusual and rare properties in the UK.

And the bathroom is looking far more modern (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby)
There are two double bedrooms (Picture: Newton Fallowell Oadby)

‘Measuring approximately 13ft wide and built circa 1900, Rose Cottage offers an opportunity to acquire something very special.

‘The accommodation briefly comprises of a front lounge which has been extended to the front aspect along with a sitting/dining room and open plan kitchen to the ground floor.

‘The first floor offers two double bedrooms and contemporary fitted bathroom with new combi boiler.

‘To be sold with No Upward Chain, this rare opportunity must be viewed.’

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