Is this Sheffield home the country’s smallest detached house?

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Is Sheffield home to Britain’s smallest detached property?

A cosy property in the city has been making national headlines because of its diminutive size.

Inside the Coach House property

Inside the Coach House property

The converted Coach House on Brincliffe Edge Road has just 359 sq ft of space over its two floors, but manages to cram in a living room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room.

The front door opens out into the living room, with the compact kitchen in the corner on the open-plan ground floor.

It is being sold for just under £100,000 and comes with space for off-road parking, as well as having a detached garage available.

With other semi-detached houses on the same street capable of selling for around £220,000, bargain hunters have been checking out the property to see if it would make a worthwhile purchase.

Richard Atkinson, from estate agent Haybrook, said there had been plenty of interest in the unusual property from prospective buyers.

It has been on the market for around a month.

“It has been a combination of buy-to-let investors and people wanting their first home to be a good house in a good location,” he said.

“We are up to double figures in terms of viewings.

“I have been an estate agent for five years and I haven’t seen anything like it in terms of its size. The garage is nearly as big as the house.

“It is a nice modern house inside and would be perfect for a young couple or someone on their own.

“Brincliffe Edge is a very desirable area and you take a standard three-bedroom semi in the same area and they are selling for £200,000 to £230,000.”

The Coach House property stands in the grounds of a Victorian mansion that has now been turned into a set of residential flats by developers.