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Flat so small the bed is suspended over the sofa in the kitchen goes on sale for £140,000


A FLAT so small the bed is suspended over a sofa in the kitchen has gone on the market for £140,000.

And bizarrely, there’s no ladder – meaning the agile new owner will need to clamber up the frame like Spiderman every time they’d like to sleep.

A flat in Bristol city centre has a bed suspended in the air over a sofa in the kitchen

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A flat in Bristol city centre has a bed suspended in the air over a sofa in the kitchenCredit: Connells
The previous owner has come up with some innovative space-saving solutions

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The previous owner has come up with some innovative space-saving solutionsCredit: Connells

For those keen to look on the bright side, it’d be easy to grab a midnight snack – although perhaps more challenging to return to bed to eat it.

The studio flat in the heart of Bristol city centre went on sale for £160,000 in January, but the price was slashed in March.

Estate agents Connells put tongue firmly in cheek to describe the sale as a “truly unique opportunity”.

“The property is perfectly positioned amongst some of Bristol’s most celebrated restaurants, bars and local attractions,” they said.

“This property boasts a contemporary décor, with white, high-gloss kitchen units and quality integrated appliances, a well-proportioned and modern shower room, as well as an open plan and incredibly low-maintenance living space.

“A perfect starter property for a first-time buyer, a promising investment for buy-to-let purchasers, or an ideal home for professionals.”

The property sparked confusion on Twitter.

Lucyvharrison posted: “One-hundred-and-forty thousand Great British pounds to have your bed suspended above your sofa in your kitchen.

The flat was initially priced at £160,000 - but that's now been slashed to £140,000

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The flat was initially priced at £160,000 – but that’s now been slashed to £140,000Credit: Connells
Agents have described it as 'unique'

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Agents have described it as ‘unique’Credit: Connells
But one Twitter user called the price of the flat 'madnes'

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But one Twitter user called the price of the flat ‘madnes’Credit: Twitter

“I didn’t think Bristol had reached London levels of madness but here we are.”

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Tom Harrison asked: “How does one enter the bed?” to which Lucy replied: “I imagine one uses a pogo stick.”

It’s not the only property on the market with an unusual bedroom.

We’ve previously written bout a London flat so tiny the new occupier will have to roll out of bed is available for rent.

The property in Hornsey Lane, Haringey, is criss-crossed with thick beams painted black.

What help is out there for first-time buyers?

GETTING on the property ladder can feel like a daunting task but there are schemes out there to help first-time buyers have their own home.

Help to Buy Isa – It’s a tax-free savings account where for every £200 you save, the Government will add an extra £50. But there’s a maximum limit of £3,000 which is paid to your solicitor when you move. These accounts have now closed to new applicants but those who already hold one have until November 2029 to use it.

Help to Buy equity loan – The Government will lend you up to 20% of the home’s value – or 40% in London – after you’ve put down a 5% deposit. The loan is on top of a normal mortgage but it can only be used to buy a new build property.

Lifetime Isa – This is another Government scheme that gives anyone aged 18 to 39 the chance to save tax-free and get a bonus of up to £32,000 towards their first home. You can save up to £4,000 a year and the Government will add 25% on top.

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Shared ownership – Co-owning with a housing association means you can buy a part of the property and pay rent on the remaining amount. You can buy anything from 25% to 75% of the property but you’re restricted to specific ones.

Mortgage guarantee scheme – The scheme opens to new 95% mortgages from April 19 2021. Applicants can buy their first home with a 5% deposit, it’s eligible for homes up to £600,000.

And the strange architectural decisions allow just a tiny nook with a sloping ceiling as a bedroom.

Notting Hill in London is home to some of the country’s oddest lets.

One flat in the exclusive postcode went on the market for £1,500 a month – but the bed folds into the wall and the kitchen can be found stashed away in a cupboard.

Amazingly, agents described the property as “spacious”.

A second flat in the area was marketed for £800 a month – but is so tiny the occupier can cook and do the dishes from bed.

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The dinky space has a single bed in the kitchen.

 





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