£200k London studio flat has bed that you can only get to via ladder

Behold, a 216 sq ft home (Picture: Foxtons)

By London standards, this studio flat in Chingford is almost a bargain.

At a recently reduced asking price of £200,000, the 216 sq ft home could be a great way for a first-time buyer to get on the ladder.

We do mean that in quite a literal sense, by the way, as you can only access the bed in this property by clambering up a few rungs.

Yep, the ‘mezzanine sleeping area’ of the studio, marketed by Foxtons, is only accessible via a ladder… along with a rather daunting step once you’re up high above the nice wood floors.

It’s clearly a way to make the most of the small space, which was previously a cart lodge before being converted into this ‘charming’ home.

We’ll give you a quick tour, although there’s not much to take in.

Flat with bed up a ladder Foxtons

See that ladder? That’s the way to your ‘bedroom’ (Picture: Foxtons)

Flat with bed up a ladder - floorplan

The property is one sale for £200,000, down from £220,000 (Picture: Foxtons/Rightmove)

You enter through the front door to find a hob, a sink, an oven and a fridge – your kitchen area – to the left.

Take a few steps forward and you’ll be in the bathroom, described as a ‘stylish’ feature with a ‘jet shower’.

To your right is the living area, where the previous tenant has placed a rail of clothes and a sofa, then above that is your ‘bedroom’ – up that ladder we mentioned.

Flat with bed up a ladder Foxtons

The flat is in Chingford, east London (Picture: Foxtons)

Flat with bed up a ladder - kitchen

Here’s the kitchen area, right by the front door (Picture: Foxtons)

Flat with bed up a ladder Foxtons

And the bathroom (Picture: Foxtons)

To afford this place you’d need at least a £20k deposit, plus £1,500 for stamp duty.

You would get a decent location in return, on Cart Lane, just a few minutes walk from Chingford station and with a nice local fish and chip shop.

Be warned, though, that the properties on either side appear to be garages, so you can expect awkward chats with your neighbors as they retrieve their cars in the morning.

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