Luxury Grade II-listed house dubbed ‘Britain’s smallest home’ could be yours for £225,000


One of Britain’s smallest homes, a Grade II-listed Georgian home, on the Grimston Park Estate in North Yorkshire, is for sale and could be bought for £225,000

A Grade II-listed Georgian house in North Yorkshire is for sale for nearly quarter of a million pounds
A Grade II-listed Georgian house in North Yorkshire is for sale for nearly quarter of a million pounds

One of Britain’s smallest homes, a Grade II-listed Georgian house, is for sale and could be bought for £225,000.

The detached historial residence, is on Grimston Park Estate, in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire and measures only 10ft 5ins by 8ft 6ins and is just 408sq ft.

The home is now up for sale, complete with an underground living quarters and spiral staircase.

Described as a property that is “steeped in history”, the estate the house sits on has been a frequent haunt for the British monarchy since the 19th century.

It is one of two gatehouses on the estate, and can be found at the entrance of the Georgian country house at the park.

The tiny cube-shaped home from the outside
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Its sister house went on sale for a quarter of a million pounds in 2020.

The house’s mezzanine area is complete with olive green wood planks and vintage-style wall lights.

A 13ft long basement sits below the property with a tiny living area, kitchen, and bathroom kitted out.

The bathroom of the £225,000 property
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The 241 sq ft basement includes yellow walls, a sunroof and tiled flooring.

French doors lead to a sunken garden with shrubs and a seating area.

The exterior is built from Limestone Ashlad blocks, and a figure of a warrior can be seen kneeling on the stepped rooftop.

The upstairs bathroom of one of the UK’s smallest homes
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The external grounds of the detached house where potential owners could relax
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There is a lawned garden outside the property, with outdoor furniture and cast iron railings.

Grimston Park manor, where the property is located, once hosted James VI of Scotland, who visited the area on his way to become the king of England.

The RAF also utilised the property during the Second World War.

The downstairs living room of the property at Grimston Park manor
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A spokesman for agents Hunters said: “Steeped in history and built with a Limestone Asher block exterior lies this Grade II listed Georgian gate house opening towards to stunning Grimston Park Estate in a beautiful rural location.

“This unique detached home has been improved by the current owners and is arranged over two floors, the ground floor and underground living accommodation.

“The current owners have lived in this property for many years and have enjoyed the convenient location and the community that the estate has to offer.

The outside area of the 10ft 5ins by 8ft 6ins property
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“The estate itself has been visited by many British monarchy since the 1800s and first appeared in the Doomsday Book in 1086.

“The estate boasts stunning countryside and is within reach of the Tadcaster amenities and links to the A64/A1 roads.

“Rail links in Church Fenton & Ulleskelf a drive away make this the perfect retreat for those who commute to York or Leeds but enjoy the quiet life.”

The property’s living room that looks out onto the patio
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When its sister house went up for sale, it had a very different look.

It was fitted out with a barrel ceilinged cellar bathroom that had white mosaic tiles, modern decor and dark wooden accents.

The sister property had a straight staircase instead of a spiral one.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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