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Weird house with no entrance to sell at auction

Posted on Friday, 31 January, 2020 | Comment icon 20 comments

Would you buy a house that has no way in ? Image Credit: Fenland District Council
A very strange house with no door or other means of access is to go on sale in England for a mere $130.
Situated above an alleyway between two other properties in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the house is part of a terrace of old buildings dating back to the 16th Century.

Described as comprising of "a single, currently inaccessible, room, measuring approximately 12sq m," the peculiar property has no door, no access staircase and no other viable means of entering.

The walls on either side have been bricked up and nobody, not even the auctioneer tasked with selling the building, knows what lies inside or even how large the space is.
"It's probably just full of cobwebs," said Victoria Reek of William H Brown auctioneers. "It's certainly one of the weirdest ones we've had at auction."

The house is due to be sold on February 20th with a guide price of $130.

Exactly how the new owner will get inside once they've bought it however remains unclear.

Source: BBC News | Comments (20)

Tags: House, Auction

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by Essan on 1 February, 2020, 8:24
The room must, fairly recently, have belonged to the property that is now† (above) the insurance office, since the windows are clearly the same design and would have been installed the same time.††
Comment icon #12 Posted by toast on 1 February, 2020, 10:03
Does the price also include inhabitants? If yes, $130 is not that much because you can sell them on E Bay and spend the money on a new carpet or a Hello Kitty doorbell or something like that. .
Comment icon #13 Posted by qxcontinuum on 1 February, 2020, 10:33
So cool, a follow up with the discoveries of what is insight would be nice. Looks like both houses left and right have intentionatedly sealed this room in between. I am sure that it may have been due to a dispute Re; not decide who is entitled to it or simply for better privacy.
Comment icon #14 Posted by TrikeTrash on 1 February, 2020, 14:14
Ahhhh! The perfect home for a batpole!
Comment icon #15 Posted by ExoPaul on 1 February, 2020, 15:32
Anyone interested in it, here is the official listing for the property with extra photos.† https://www.williamhbrown.co.uk/houses-for-sale/property-details/AUC0022142
Comment icon #16 Posted by DieChecker on 4 February, 2020, 4:12
That looks like a door in the back wall. Use zip ties to affix a ladder to the pipe/pole, and you've got access.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Princess Serenity on 4 February, 2020, 20:13
Why? That's what I wanna know.†
Comment icon #18 Posted by aztek on 4 February, 2020, 21:05
why what?† why someone bought it? it is an investment,† if nothing else,
Comment icon #19 Posted by Jujo-jo on 4 February, 2020, 23:30
I thinking I were the insurance owner & it were part of the building he bought then I think I would have made it into a studio and rented it out but with the money insurance agents make why bother right... even storage you would have thought would have been nice, geez at that I think I would have put my private office right in front of that big window.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Festina Lente on 5 February, 2020, 18:13
My house is haunted, or perhaps enchanted is a better word. †Itís only fourteen years old.† †

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