We all love unique properties, but there’s a real delight to be found when a strange home goes on sale and has to take ownership of all its little quirks. And so we come to the ‘Doll's House’, a home with “a snug warm feel” and only 31.5 square meters of space!
Sitting cosily between its neighbours, the mid-terrace Doll's House is something of a local attraction in the Cornish seaside town of Porthleven. Despite only measuring nine feet across at its widest point, the house seems to have a lot to offer, and has gone on sale for £250,000.
“The Doll's House is a quaint mid terrace one double bedroom, two reception room character cottage situated in an enviable position within the highly regarded and extremely popular coastal village of Porthleven,” reads The Mather Partnership’s listing for the house.
“The property, which is one of the most well known dwellings within the village due to its unusual size, boasts a stunning vista from the front elevation with direct harbour, clock tower, beach and extensive sea views framed by the Lizard Peninsula in the backdrop.”
Location is something that the house certainly has in its favour. The dining area offers some gorgeous sea views, and with the beach only a short walk away, the Doll's House has been very successful as a holiday let.
Still, it will take a certain kind of owner to accept the price tag for this “character cottage”. Though the double bedroom is acceptably sized, you might still have to crouch to get into bed.
There is no denying the charm of the interior. The “cosy” living room offers a comfortable window seat with its own sea views, and the simplistic white decor provides a quaint ambience that makes the interior seem warm and airy. There is even a tiny front terrace for relaxing with an ice cream on a summer’s day.
The Mather Partnership calls the Doll's House a "very rare opportunity", and it's not wrong. Quite simply, this property needs to be seen to be believed, and the right owner could really come to enjoy the cosy little abode, enclosing walls and all.
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