A home measuring just 10ft by 8ft believed to be Britain’s smallest detached house has gone on the market.

The property, which sits at the entrance to Grimston Park in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire is up for sale for £250,000.

The gatehouse is one of two that can be found at the entrance of the Grade II Georgian country house.

With a small lounge, kitchen area and bathroom, the quirky property is being sold for the first time in 14 years.

The entrance to the house features a hallway-and-dressing area with stairs that leads to just enough room for a double bed.

The living room leading to the kitchen and the sunken patio

In the 13ft long basement, the new owner will find the tiny living area, kitchen, and luxurious bathroom kitted out in white.

The impressive exterior is built from Limestone Ashlad blooks and a kneeling figure of a warrior can be found on the stepped roof.

Outside there is a lawned garden with tall hedges and cast iron railings.

Stairway access to the mezzanine bedroom

The luxurious bathroom built into the original barrel ceilinged cellar

The gatehouse is one of two that can be found at Grimston Park, a manor full of history. It hosted James VI of Scotland, who visited on his way to becoming the king of England.

The RAF even used parts of the estate during the Second World War.

The couple who live in the unique property say they are moving out to find somewhere more spacious.

The gatehouse is located on the grounds of a grand country park

Rachel Macpherson, head of residential sales at Carter Jonas estate agents of York told the Mail Online : “The house belongs to a married couple who run a machinery sales company and they have lived there for 14 years, since it first went up for sale.

“They’ve absolutely loved their time there but decided they wanted more space and so they have decided to rent another property on the same estate.

The living room has a fireplace making it the perfect cozy spot to relax and unwind

The dressing room and stairs leading to the mezzanine bedroom

“You are not allowed to rent it out for holiday lets but I think it would make the best second or holiday home for people who want to get away from the city at the weekend.

“You’ve got these beautiful grounds you can roam around in – it’s like being at Downton Abbey, with woodlands and a river.”

Just like Audrey Forbes-Hamilton in hit 1980s BBC comedy series To The Manor Born, the new owner won’t have to worry about taxes or upkeep while enjoying the stunning views and benefits of living on a country estate.

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