The Cumbria apartment that could be yours for just £1

An historic property in Barrow-in-Furness is on the market and could be someone’s for as little as £1.

The property at the Maritime Streets apartment complex is hitting the market from next week.

Situated off Schooner Street, the Victorian-era apartment comes with two bedrooms and is being advertised as an ‘exciting opportunity to own possibly the cheapest historic property in England’.

“This will be an exciting opportunity to own possibly the cheapest historic property in England in an area undergoing large renovation and close to the UK nuclear submarine production shipyard owned by BAE,” says estate agents GetAnOffer, which is behind the sale.

The property comes with the aforementioned two bedrooms as well as a hallway, lounge, kitchen, and bathroom/WC.

Tom Cranenburgh, partner of GetAnOffer said the apartment will need some TLC after being left “pretty unloved”.

Created in 1883, the building on Barrow Island has seen generations of skilled workers make their home there.

He said: “It’s a great chance for someone to get on the property ladder.

7H Schooner Street Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2SQ being sold by Get An Offer

“We expect interest from buy to let investors as its close to BAE, 9,500 people work at the historic dockyard owned by BAE but I’d love to see it sell to owner-occupiers, just starting out.

“The flat needs redecorating internally and externally, the block is undergoing a program of renovation like the rest of the local area to get it back to its former glory as it was left pretty unloved until recently.

“A new management team are doing a great job to get it back up to scratch.

“With the average house price in England reaching new highs of £256,000 this could be a chance tobuy a property for fraction of that price.”

For more information and images see the property listing here.

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