A property in Lanarkshire will go under the hammer in May for just £30,000 – but while the house could be a bargain, most people are distracted by the unusual bathroom
House prices in the UK are rising all the time and for first-time buyers, it’s never been more difficult to get on the property ladder.
In the last few months, house prices across the UK have risen by £20,000 on average – and they show no sign of slowing down.
Rightmove’s property index estimated the average UK house price is now £360,101 – the highest ever recorded.
From time to time you can find a few properties that are being sold for slightly more “affordable” prices – but there’s usually a catch.
One such property in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, has gone on the market for less than 10% of the UK average at just £30,000.
But for whoever decides to take it on, they’ll have a mammoth project on their hands.
The dingy terraced property, which is fitted with hardly any appliances needs a lick of paint throughout, and a little bit of TLC.
But it’s the bathroom in particular which has caught the eye of people looking at the listing – with a bizarre layout that people can’t quite figure out.
The bathroom is fitted with a shower as well as a pink sink and a matching toilet – but the bathroom features appear to be laid out in an unusual way, meaning whoever sits on the loo will be able to stretch their legs no matter how tall they are.
The floorplan indicates there is a whopping 10ft of space between the toilet and the shower, making the bathroom look pretty deserted.
The suite looks as if it could have been a bedroom at some point, with floral carpet on the floor.
Aside from the slightly odd-looking bathroom, the gaff looks like it could have enormous potential for anyone looking for a renovation project.
Auctioneers Allsop listed the property last week (FRI) with a guide price of £30,000.
They said: “Located on the north east side of York Street to the south east of its junction with Back Chapel street.
“The shops and amenities of Barnoldswick Town Square are to the north and Colne Rail station is approximately 5.7 miles to the south.
“The A56 is to the south east and the A59 is to the north west with Letcliffe Park is to the south.”
But it was the bathroom that caught the eye of stunned social media users when they spotted the property listing.
One person said: “I have no words.”
Another wrote: “Nice bit of legroom when you poop.”
A third commented: “Could turn into a lovely en-suite.”
The house will go under the hammer on 12 May.