One bedroom flat sells for £306,000, but the bathroom is pretty bog standard

One bedroom flat sells for £306,000, but the bathroom is pretty bog standard

This ground floor, one bedroom flat in Stoke Newington has recently sold at auction for £306,000.

For a seemingly simple - and tiny! - flat in North London it sure is getting a lot of attention - especially its bathroom...

three story brown brick wall house with white window

(Image credit: Auction House London)

The auctioneer, Auction House London, (opens in new tab) list the property as ‘A Vacant Lower Ground Floor One Bedroom Flat' with reception room and open plan kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with WC and washbasin.

Now this all seems a pretty penny for just three rooms, but especially so considering the strange shape of the bathroom. An obscure, stretched triangle shape houses a shoddy bathtub, small basin and more interestingly, a staircase.

bathroom with bathtub and steps to commode

(Image credit: Auction House London)

Talk about a stairway to heaven, the toilet can be reached via seven treacherous steps that will leave you in the rafters! But fear not, there is a handrail to aid you on your quest to reach the throne.

Sold at £306,000, £31,000 above the asking price of £275,000, the new homeowners seem to have really fallen in love with the petite property.

kitchen with white cabinets white refrigerator white counter and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Auction House London)

But as London house prices rise and the average flat now set you back
£499,997, house investors are frantically searching for desirable properties under £500,000 in fashionable neighbourhoods.

In that case, what a bog standard bargain!

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.