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Sad reason ‘Britain’s loneliest home’ was taken off the market

Sad reason ‘Britain’s loneliest home’ was taken off the market

The North Yorkshire home was first put on the market back in the summer of 2022

'Britain's loneliest home' has officially been taken off the market and the reason why is kind of heartbreaking.

The deserted three-bedroom cottage in Whernside, North Yorkshire, was removed from sale by estate agents on Wednesday (21 February).

Three Blea Moor Cottages was first listed back in the summer of 2022 and dubbed a property with 'great potential.'

The North Yorkshire cottage dubbed 'Britain's loneliest home' has been removed from the market.

When the home was first put on the market, estate agents Fisher Hopper really bigged it up, saying: "The property presents an interesting investment, with a range of potential commercial opportunities apparent: private holiday home, unique AirBnB style experience, bunkhouse or refreshment stop on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge route.

"Plans will be subject to the necessary consents - this is in the heart of the National Park - but for the right buyer with vision, there is great potential here."

This cottage was originally built for workers by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in the 1940s. Out of three houses, it's the only one left standing.

However, the run-down gaff, which sits in the shadow of Whernside — the highest peak of the Three Peaks challenge — would require a lot of work.

The home was first put on the market back in the summer of 2022.

To start, it has no mains electricity or water, with the previous owner generating electricity through a windmill, and having their water supply transported to the property by a trailer.

And, in one of the cottage's brightly coloured bedrooms, the floor-to-ceiling wallpaper has peeled away to reveal extensive mould damage.

Another bedroom has purple flooring and painted walls, while the third seems to have previously had a green theme.

The best-maintained room in the house is the kitchen, which comes with a large range cooker and exposed brick wall.

However, it's run-down appearance and remote location failed to attract a buyer.

Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to attract a buyer to the property, which is so remote prospective buyers were told they'd need to use a quadbike or 4x4 to get close to the address.

It was originally priced at £300,000 and later reduced to £250,000 in May of last year.

The price reduction initially garnered some interest, with the home coming under offer, but, it ultimately fell through.

And, after failing to attract a buyer in almost two years, estate agents have decided to pull the plug on the ramshackle home and remove its listing.

The property is unavailable for purchase, for now at least, and 'Britain's loneliest home' has been left to be just that for a while longer.

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Topics: UK News, Home, Money