One of Britain’s narrowest homes just 11ft wide is branded an EYESORE by locals


Locals have ridiculed one of Britain’s narrowest new homes at just 11ft wide – sandwiched in an alley next to a kebab shop.

The slender pair of houses have sparked a row in Bristol after being described as “vile” and “ridiculous”.

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The narrow home in Bristol has been dubbed an eyesore by locals[/caption]

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Locals have argued it is not in-keeping with the local area[/caption]

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The new homes have been taken off the market[/caption]

The three-bedroom homes are currently off the market while new carpets are laid.

But residents already aren’t happy about the properties, which were previously on sale for £275,000 and £295,000.

Pictures were posted on Facebook group “Kingswood As It Was” last month, prompting more than 140 comments.


One person said: “Unbelievable that this was allowed.”

Another added: “That’s really in-keeping with the historic look of the buildings either side of it, not! Looks very odd.”

Some people were more sympathetic to the houses, one of which backs onto a church car park.

That’s really in-keeping with the historic look of the buildings either side of it, not!

A local

One poster suggested “sometimes it’s good to be different”, while another noted they “don’t see a problem”.

Jake Grady, managing director of estate agent Nexa Bristol, said he views the houses as “high-quality, detached homes” with generous bedrooms.

He also praised their location, pointing out they are near the high street and “fairly close” to a key ring road.


However, he said he understood why some people were scratching their heads over the houses’ location, next to Golden Kebab.

He said: “They’re probably not similar to the surrounding buildings but, at the end of the day, they’re surrounded by period buildings and we just don’t build that type of property anymore.”

Bristol City Council originally rejected the planning application for the homes.

They were then approved following an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

The Planning Inspectorate did not wish to comment when approached.

Bristol City Council was contacted for comment.

The new homes were previously on sale for £275,000 and £295,000
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The homes are just 11ft wide and have been slammed by locals in Bristol[/caption]

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