Welcome to Colchester's smallest home

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Welcome to Colchester’s smallest house.

Nestled between a block of flats and a row of terraces is this tiny cottage.

Dating from the 1800s the Harwich Road property, which has most recently been used as office space, is on the market for £77,000.

It is being marketed by Fenn Wright estate agents and in his 40 years in the business sales manager Kevin Radford has never dealt with a property like it.

It boasts a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and landing but no bathroom or hot water.

There is small toilet block in the yard outside.

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5:36pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Something amiss with the math here me thinks?
Something amiss with the math here me thinks? stevedawson
  • Score: 4

6:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

stevedawson wrote:
Something amiss with the math here me thinks?
Just a little bit, but are you surprised with the Gazette ! Everyday they get some details wrong or have articles with spelling mistakes
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Something amiss with the math here me thinks?[/p][/quote]Just a little bit, but are you surprised with the Gazette ! Everyday they get some details wrong or have articles with spelling mistakes colcestrian
  • Score: 2

6:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Come on guys you don't need a maths degree to work as a cub journalist! Perhaps though someone more senior in the editorial department should read what they write before publishing.
Come on guys you don't need a maths degree to work as a cub journalist! Perhaps though someone more senior in the editorial department should read what they write before publishing. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: -2

7:41pm Tue 25 Mar 14

PROOFREADER says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Come on guys you don't need a maths degree to work as a cub journalist! Perhaps though someone more senior in the editorial department should read what they write before publishing.
The older journalists are as bad as the younger ones.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Come on guys you don't need a maths degree to work as a cub journalist! Perhaps though someone more senior in the editorial department should read what they write before publishing.[/p][/quote]The older journalists are as bad as the younger ones. PROOFREADER
  • Score: -2

8:06pm Tue 25 Mar 14

25414nora says...

The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road.
Who cares about the "math"
If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.
The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road. Who cares about the "math" If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time. 25414nora
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Muk says...

25414nora wrote:
The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road.
Who cares about the "math"
If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.
Umm I think you'll find it's "maths" not "math".
Now where's that gold medal? ;)
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road. Who cares about the "math" If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.[/p][/quote]Umm I think you'll find it's "maths" not "math". Now where's that gold medal? ;) Muk
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Tue 25 Mar 14

25414nora says...

Muk wrote:
25414nora wrote:
The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road.
Who cares about the "math"
If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.
Umm I think you'll find it's "maths" not "math".
Now where's that gold medal? ;)
"math" was a quote from the first whinge by stevedawson..
pay attention Muk ?
[quote][p][bold]Muk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road. Who cares about the "math" If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.[/p][/quote]Umm I think you'll find it's "maths" not "math". Now where's that gold medal? ;)[/p][/quote]"math" was a quote from the first whinge by stevedawson.. pay attention Muk ? 25414nora
  • Score: 8

10:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Boris says...

25414nora wrote:
Muk wrote:
25414nora wrote:
The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road.
Who cares about the "math"
If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.
Umm I think you'll find it's "maths" not "math".
Now where's that gold medal? ;)
"math" was a quote from the first whinge by stevedawson..
pay attention Muk ?
OK so Steve is American, or maybe he just watches too much American TV.
.
What about all those people who write "to" when they mean "too"? English has become a foreign language since predictive text was invented.
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Muk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: The story is about a quaint, unique small house in Harwich road. Who cares about the "math" If whinging was an Olympic event. You chaps would take Gold every time.[/p][/quote]Umm I think you'll find it's "maths" not "math". Now where's that gold medal? ;)[/p][/quote]"math" was a quote from the first whinge by stevedawson.. pay attention Muk ?[/p][/quote]OK so Steve is American, or maybe he just watches too much American TV. . What about all those people who write "to" when they mean "too"? English has become a foreign language since predictive text was invented. Boris
  • Score: 1

11:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Boris says...

Based on the FA's minimum dimensions of 100 yards by 50 yards, this tiny house has floor space for only 5 football pitches. Obviously that would be rather cramped for most of us, who are used to our 3-bedroom semis, which have space for something more like 20 football pitches.
Based on the FA's minimum dimensions of 100 yards by 50 yards, this tiny house has floor space for only 5 football pitches. Obviously that would be rather cramped for most of us, who are used to our 3-bedroom semis, which have space for something more like 20 football pitches. Boris
  • Score: 4

9:13am Wed 26 Mar 14

romantic says...

In an era when beach huts sell for £100,000 and parking spaces in London for more than my house is worth, maybe £77,000 is a good investment! If it was right next to a station and had a shower and toilet inside, somebody would snap it up. Referring to the above, maybe it is like the tardis and when you step through the door, you do indeed find an alternative universe with 250,000 square feet. I am intrigued to know who would actually want this place.
In an era when beach huts sell for £100,000 and parking spaces in London for more than my house is worth, maybe £77,000 is a good investment! If it was right next to a station and had a shower and toilet inside, somebody would snap it up. Referring to the above, maybe it is like the tardis and when you step through the door, you do indeed find an alternative universe with 250,000 square feet. I am intrigued to know who would actually want this place. romantic
  • Score: -1

9:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

hughie-s says...

It would appear that these are business premises so no doubt will require a planing application for change of use to be used for residential purposes.
It would appear that these are business premises so no doubt will require a planing application for change of use to be used for residential purposes. hughie-s
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Wed 26 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Just think when this house was built it provided shelter from the elements for three families.
Just think when this house was built it provided shelter from the elements for three families. stevedawson
  • Score: -3

2:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

pinkteapot says...

Assuming that's meant to be 250 sq ft and 900 sq ft.
Assuming that's meant to be 250 sq ft and 900 sq ft. pinkteapot
  • Score: -3

7:08pm Wed 26 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

If these have been used as a business premises then is VAT applicable to the asking price ?
If these have been used as a business premises then is VAT applicable to the asking price ? colcestrian
  • Score: 0

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