Empty £1 flat revealed as just a bricked up room

An empty £1 flat with exclusive river views that was under lock and key for decades is revealed as a bricked-up, filthy room.

The remarkable property in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is 129 square-foot in size with no doors.

The room - nestled between a Chinese restaurant and an insurance broker - is suspended above an alleyway meaning there was no way to get into it.

But now, a picture of the inside of the flat has shown a derelict, bricked-up space coated with a thick layer of dust.

It has one long window at the front with far-reaching views but it is boarded up so the new owner was unable to see what was inside when they bought it.

An empty £1 flat with exclusive river views that was under lock and key for decades is revealed as a bricked-up, filthy room

An empty £1 flat with exclusive river views that was under lock and key for decades is revealed as a bricked-up, filthy room

The remarkable property in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is 129 square-foot in size with no doors

The room - nestled between a Chinese restaurant and an insurance broker - is suspended above an alleyway meaning there was no way to get into it

The remarkable property in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is 129 square-foot in size with no doors 

But now, a picture of the inside of the flat has shown a bricked-up space coated with a thick layer of dust. Pictured: The flat above an alleyway

But now, a picture of the inside of the flat has shown a bricked-up space coated with a thick layer of dust. Pictured: The flat above an alleyway

It has one long window at the front with far-reaching views (views from neighbouring shop pictured) but it is boarded up so the new owner was unable to see what was inside when they bought it

It has one long window at the front with far-reaching views (views from neighbouring shop pictured) but it is boarded up so the new owner was unable to see what was inside when they bought it 

There is no record of anyone ever using it or living there.

Despite its limitations, it was sold at auction by Norfolk-based auctioneers William H Brown with an initial guide price of £100.

But this guide price dropped to £1 at the last minute and a local unnamed businessman snapped it up.

The contents and condition of the unusual property remained a mystery as even the auctioneers were unable to access it.

When it first went on their books, auctions partner Victoria Reek described it as 'certainly one of the weirdest ones we've had at auction' and admitted it was 'probably just full of cobwebs'.

The unusual property, located at 5-6 Nene Quay, is in a terrace of old buildings, believed to have been built as granaries or shops in the 16th century

The unusual property, located at 5-6 Nene Quay, is in a terrace of old buildings, believed to have been built as granaries or shops in the 16th century

There is no record of anyone ever using it or living there

Despite its limitations, it sold at auction by Norfolk-based auctioneers William H Brown with an initial guide price of £100 but this was later dropped to £1

Despite its limitations, it sold at auction by Norfolk-based auctioneers William H Brown with an initial guide price of £100 but this was later dropped to £1

The unusual property, located at 5-6 Nene Quay, is in a terrace of old buildings, believed to have been built as granaries or shops in the 16th century.

Today, it sits between Tasty China restaurant and Bridge Insurance office.

Fenland District Council, which has owned it since 1966, put it up for sale alongside other 'surplus properties'.

The auctioneers said it was the cheapest they had ever seen a property sell for.

The property sits between Tasty China restaurant and Bridge Insurance office. The property's window (centre) is boarded up

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