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A house in Blackheath hidden by a huge overgrown tree has been sold for £554,000

By Hayley Spencer

London’s sky-high property prices never cease to surprise us, so it’s nice when a bargain property crops up. But that’s usually met with suspicion. And a property new to the market in Blackheath, costing a bargain £450,000, compared with the area’s £800,000 average, definitely has something to hide – or, rather, something hiding it. You literally can’t see the house for the trees. We’re not talking well-kept topiary either, it’s more like a forest.

However, the listing for the property on Ruthin Road in Blackheath assures us there are three bedrooms in there somewhere. It also has a 50ft garden and a garage.

The house went up for auction today in Mayfair via Savills Auctions at The Marriott hotel and sold for £554,000.

Savills Auctions describes the home as being ‘in need of complete modernisation’. Ya think?

Want more weird property news? Peckham has been named the best place to live in London.

Three-quarters of London homes are inadequate, apparently. 

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