High price for a parking space

NESTLED away behind a quiet cul-de-sac on the on the edge of Woodbridge lies a unique piece of property.Its east-facing aspect ensures it catches every ray of the early morning sun and, while its exterior has seen better days, a quick lick of paint could soon restore it to its former glory.

NESTLED away behind a quiet cul-de-sac on the on the edge of Woodbridge lies a unique piece of property.

Its east-facing aspect ensures it catches every ray of the early morning sun and, while its exterior has seen better days, a quick lick of paint could soon restore it to its former glory.

Located in the desirable Suffolk coastal district, within close reach of the River Deben and the historic Shire Hall, the building can be yours for £15,000.

There's only one catch. It stands at a mere 7ft high, is around 8ft wide, has a depth of 16ft and is, in fact, a garage.

Estate agents Gobbit and Kirby say they have already had a lot of interest in the property but intend to keep it on the market for a few more weeks.

Scott Matheson-Barr, principal of the firm, said: "Parking is at a premium in the town and the owners of the house that went with it have other parking arrangements. It would be ideal for people who'd brought a house in the town centre and had nowhere to park, or maybe people who need somewhere secure to keep a second car."

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The garage, just off Collingwood Road, is at the end of a terrace of seven and is reached via a small gravel driveway leading off the main cul-de-sac. It is approximately a quarter of a mile from the town centre.

Currently occupied by an old bike, an array of bric-a-brac and several cobwebs, the compact interior will be cleared ready for the proud new owner.

Security on the site is also good. The sturdy brick work and lockable up-and-over door should keep out any potential thieves, and the garage is overlooked by several houses.

And, while £15,000 may seem like a rather large outlay for an outbuilding, Mr Matheson Barr said it is not as unusual as one might imagine: "It's not the first time we've had a garage on the market for such a large sum of money. A few years ago we had a slightly larger one, in the town centre, which actually sold for more than this."

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