Fairytale flat goes on the market for £500k – but you’ll need more cash than that

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a central London flat that looks like it’s been pulled straight from a fairytale, and you happen to have £500,000 lying around, then you might be in luck.

That’s the asking price for a distinctive Chelsea apartment with a gold shower and private patio space that’s just gone on the market, despite other properties in the area selling for an average of £2.6 million last year, according to Rightmove.

But that’s because there’s just one catch with this quirky property – it only has 29 years left on its lease, and a 99-year extension would cost an additional £800,000.

The lease extension and the initial asking price would bring the flat to £1.3 million, but the cost attached to this property doesn’t just stop there, as there’s also a £17,000 per annum service charge to maintain the apartment block’s communal areas, as well as £5,000 annual ground rent.

Whoever the lucky buyer might be, they’ll be in for a treat for the senses when they enter the eccentric flat located on Lennox Gardens in Knightsbridge, as it’s bursting from floor to ceiling with antique furniture, plants, flowers, ornaments, pictures and lamps.

The living room features almost 10 different types of light fitting and a fireplace, as well as a wooden floor covered by a cow print rug, a wooden chair, a velvet footstool, two armchairs, a sofa, and several side tables, photographs, mirrors, and lamps.

In the bedroom, the walls and ceiling are painted pink and the room boasts a fairytale four-poster bed.

There’s a gold shower in the bathroom that matches the golden top-lit model angel illuminated in the alcove beside it, and the flat also comes with two patio areas that are adorned with plants and garden furniture.

Other amenities in the building include a communal garden and a lift to transport you to the lower ground floor, where the apartment is located.

The property – which has been owned by the same person for more than 40 years – was last put on the market in 2014 for £1.7 million, but it did not sell at the time, and is now being sold through Lutfu Ozdemir at Tempocasa.