Anyone looking to buy their first home right now – particularly in Manchester – knows the market is still pretty rough. Prices skyrocketed as a result of stamp duty pauses and a pandemic-related itch to pack up and move somewhere new, and today, those prices appear to be sticking. Which is probably why we’ve become so drawn to the idea of purchasing this teeny little piece of property that’s gone up for sale in Littleborough.
Found in Summit, Littleborough, the charming property is a small fraction of the width of your average terraced house – and luckily, for a fraction of the average price, too.
Listed at just £100,000, the two-bed property is fantastic for first-time buyers, boasting two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a kitchen. Not only that, but it’s located in a semi-rural area, too, so those seeking a slice of the countryside can lap up the fresh air and benefit from plenty of walks right on the home’s doorstep.
Entering directly into the living room, the main living area actually benefits from a fairly decent size – measuring up at 3.66m x 3.66m. While this is generally smaller than your average living room, it’s spacious enough for a couple to fit a sofa, TV and all your homely decorative essentials that make home ‘home’, and conveniently leads off into the kitchen at the back.
As seen above, the kitchen is much narrower at just 1.96m wide – which at first sounds fairly teeny until you compare it to similar galley kitchens that can still be found in many Victorian homes, particularly terraced ones. The kitchen fits an oven, fridge-freezer and plenty of cupboard space, meaning occupants in the skinny home don’t miss out on the typical luxuries you’d expect from a fully-functioning home.
Upstairs, the compact space fits in two bedrooms and a bathroom, the main bedroom of which benefits from the property’s wider front – measuring up at 3.96m long x 1.96m wide. While it’s certainly a challenging size, it’s pretty spot-on for those in need of a dramatic Marie Kondo moment, and demands clever storage solutions to make the room work for its occupants. Maybe it’s time to invent a ceiling wardrobe?
The second bedroom demands even more creativity, boasting a narrow design that stretches over the property’s kitchen. The room would be perfect as a home office or walk-in wardrobe, particularly for those who love a bit of a DIY project.
It’s unclear how long the property has been on the market for, however, with its newly reduced price of just £100,000, buyers are in for an absolute steal – particularly given the rising house prices in the region. Check out the listing for yourself here.