Flat in sought-after posh London suburb goes on sale for just £385,000 – but it comes with a catch | The Sun

A FLAT in a sought-after London suburb has hit the market for just £385,000 – but it comes with a catch.

The studio flat in upmarket Belgravia is in a five-storey block and comes with a kitchen and bathroom.

However despite its relatively low price for being in a posh part of the capital, the apartment is just 27 sq m – and the bed is on a shelf in the living room.

The property is less than a third of the size of the six yard box on a football pitch – 98 sq m (1,054 sq ft).

It does boast a separate kitchen and bathroom.

But to save on space in the lounge the double bed is on a raised platform with storage underneath.

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The studio flat – in a five-storey block – is £93,000 more than the average price of a home in the UK.

According to the Office for National Statistics this stands at £292,000.

It marked a 15.5 per cent rise – £39,000 – compared in the previous year.

The property is on the market with Foxtons and advertised on Rightmove.

The key features are listed as: “Bright studio room, separate kitchen, within easy reach of Sloane Square, communal courtyard garden.”

The property description makes no reference to the unusual sleeping arrangements.

It reads: “Situated within easy reach of the shops of Sloane Square, this upper ground floor studio flat offers bright accommodation with a separate kitchen and communal courtyard.

“It is enviably located within walking distance of the fashionable shops and boutiques available around Sloane Square.

“While Victoria train station is within easy reach, offering great transport links.”

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The studio flat is so small only two of the five property photos show what the inside looks like.

Two are of the communal garden and one of the outside of the building block.

Another London studio property hit the market for an eye-watering £950 per month.

The "unique" studio featured a bedroom, bathroom, and fully-quipped lounge and kitchen area.

However, the tenant may struggle to sit up in bed…

For £100 less per month, a North London studio offered  12 square meters, with only a few paces between the tenant's bed, kitchen and shower.

Bills are included in the rent (except for council tax) making it a bargain in London, where small studios regularly rent for £1k per month amidst the ongoing housing crisis in the capital.


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