<p> The little house on Duke Street in Padstow, Cornwall </p> (Simon Huguet / Derek Harper / Getty)

The Thin House on Duke Street in Padstow, Cornwall

(Simon Huguet / Derek Harper / Getty)

A picturesque two bedroom terrace chalet no wider than a London bus is on sale for almost half a million pounds.

the property, located in the seaside town of Padstow, Cornwall, has two floors, a bathroom and a living room. It is on sale for an asking price of £ 429,995.

In a nod to its beachfront location, the house’s exterior and courtyard are both painted blue, and it also has a blue-tiled kitchen.

The widest room in the house is the master bedroom, which is 8 feet 2 inches wide. London’s New Routemaster buses are one inch wider at 8 feet 3 inches.

The narrowest room is the second bedroom, which is only 5 feet 9 inches wide.

According to the list of goods on Rightmove, the unique house has been featured in TV shows before and is also part of a guided walk around Padstow.

The house is currently rented 70 percent of the year, with the owners staying there the rest of the time.

This week, the discoveries published by the Halifax Seaside Town Review, which tracks housing price movements, found that the average price of a property in a beach town rose 10% during the pandemic as more people choose to stay. settle on the coast.

Of the top 10 regions where prices have increased the most, two are in Cornwall. St Mawes has seen the biggest increase in average prices of any resort town in the past year, rising 48% from £ 339,912 to £ 501,638.

Russel Galley, chief executive of Halifax, attributed the change to the pandemic.

“As many people re-evaluate their work and lifestyle priorities, the South West has been a magnet for those drawn to life on the waterfront, with Salcombe, Sandbanks and Padstow the three most expensive seaside resorts in Great Britain “, mentionned.

Padstow, which is north of Cornwall, is a port town with a tourist season of 10 months. Over the past 10 years, the average house price in Padstow has increased by 75%, from £ 351,458 in 2011 to £ 616,368 today.

The chalet is not the only unusual property currently for sale in the region. A building housing former public toilets is being sold by Cornwall Council for an asking price of £ 20,000.

The property, located just off the B3306, which is considered one of Cornwall’s most scenic drives, is 10 miles from Land’s End and includes 0.22 acres of land.

It is scheduled to be auctioned off by land and real estate auctioneers Clive Emson from June 14-16.

“These former public amenities are in a simply beautiful coastal location with a truly stunning view of the sea,” said Katie Semmens, Senior Auction Appraiser. Cornwall live.

“With the advantage of land measuring just under a quarter of an acre, there is potential for a variety of projects subject to necessary consents,” she said.

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