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Two-bedroom cottage measuring just 8ft 2in wide on the market for nearly £430,000 

Two-bedroom cottage measuring just 8ft 2in wide – making it narrower than a London bus goes on the market for nearly £430,000

  • Two-bedroom property is located two minutes from Cornwall’s Padstow Harbour on the colourful Duke Street
  • The charming blue-walled cottage is currently being advertised for £429,995, with potential as a holiday let 
  •  Widest part of home – the master bedroom – is 8ft 2 inches wide, smaller than London’s Routemaster buses

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A two-bed house in Cornwall which is narrower than a London bus has gone on sale – for almost £430,000.

The quaint property, located just a street away from Padstow Harbour on the colourful Duke Street, includes two double bedrooms and one bathroom with an outside utility room.

The charming blue-walled cottage is currently being advertised for £429,995, with the potential to make stacks of cash as a twee holiday let.

Inside the property features a blue-tiled kitchen to match its exterior and a simple white-tiled bathroom. 

However living in the property may be a squeeze, with the widest part of the home – the master bedroom – just 8ft 2 inches wide, smaller than New Routemaster buses in London, which are 8 ft 3 1’4 inches wide.

The charming blue-walled cottage is currently being advertised for £429,995, with the potential to make stacks of cash as a twee holiday let

Despite being minuscule on the inside the property also boasts a sun-catching courtyard, if you’re not willing to make the two-minute walk to the bustling harbour. 

The Rightmove listing describes the home as: ‘Superbly presented and delightful, this iconic cottage offers modern conveniences without taking the charm and period features away.

‘These include beamed ceilings and deep window sills, eco heating and a sunny courtyard.

‘Outside a useful wash house and storage shed, within a sunny social space shared with other cottages, but each with a spacious area.

A narrow living room as you enter the property on the iconic Duke Street, where many homes are painted different colours

A narrow living room as you enter the property on the iconic Duke Street, where many homes are painted different colours

The master bedroom, which is the widest part of the house at 8ft 3 inches wide

The master bedroom, which is the widest part of the house at 8ft 3 inches wide

A very narrow second bedroom just about squeezes in two single beds, making it the perfect holiday let for a young family of four looking to explore Cornwall's coast

 A very narrow second bedroom just about squeezes in two single beds, making it the perfect holiday let for a young family of four looking to explore Cornwall’s coast

‘This property has featured in TV series as well as being part of the Padstow guides’ walk.

‘Currently a successful Holiday let with Cornish Horizons, with repeat bookings and great feedback. 70 per cent occupancy with owners using the rest of the year.’

The property also includes a utility room outside and has room for both a washing machine and a shed.

For such a small space, the property has done well to include a kitchen with a full-sized fridge, cooker and dining table big enough for four people. 

The floor plan of the home, over three storeys.  The property was featured in TV series as well as being part of the Padstow guides' walk

The floor plan of the home, over three storeys.  The property was featured in TV series as well as being part of the Padstow guides’ walk

Padstow harbour in Autumn, Principal port of North Cornwall's fishing fleet and a popular tourist destination, England, UK

Padstow harbour in Autumn, Principal port of North Cornwall’s fishing fleet and a popular tourist destination, England, UK

The bathroom is also quite spacious and there is room for two beds in the second bedroom, just about.

Research, which polled 2,000 people, carried out by hotel chain Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels found that Padstow was the number one most dreamt of UK destination.

With 18 per cent of those polled stating they’re trying to schedule a first-time visit to the pretty Cornish town.

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