Think of a maisonette as nothing more than a halfway house between a flat and a family home? These 6 on Zoopla could change your mind.
To many of us, the term ‘maisonette’ means some sort of compromise. Perhaps a first or second step on the property ladder before you can afford a ‘fully-fledged’ home. Or the price you pay for living more centrally.
But – while they can be difficult to find – maisonettes come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and prices. Check out these six we’ve found on Zoopla, which range between £4m and £110,000.
What is a maisonette?
A maisonette is a home that’s part of a larger building. It’s typically split over two levels, although some can occupy a single floor. Maisonettes are usually sold as leasehold or share of freehold. However, in some cases, the freehold is available to buy.
What really defines a maisonette is that it has its own private entrance – which means no shared front doors or communal hallways.
1. Four-bedroom maisonette in London, for £3.95m
How about starting with this luxurious west London maisonette with share of freehold for just shy of £4m? In addition to four bedrooms, you’ll get two bathrooms – one of Moroccan marble – a media suite, walk-in wardrobe, laundry room and garden. Service charges are a cool £4,000 year.
Available via Hamptons International
2. Three-bedroom maisonette in Bathwick, Bath, for £1.4m
This three-bedroom maisonette, on one of Bath’s most desirable streets, is on the market for £1.4m. The property is set over the building’s basement and lower ground floor and comes with garden (south-facing) and garage. There’s 92 years left to run on the lease and service charges of £4,000 are payable every 5 years.
Available via Pritchards
3. Three-bedroom maisonette in Southsea, Hampshire, for £459,950
There’s nothing poky about this maisonette in Southsea located just a ‘few hundred yards’ from the seafront. It’s spread over four levels and flooded with natural light. And just look at the plethora of original features. The property is leasehold and the management company is based in the same building – which could prove useful.
Available via Lawson Rose Estate Agents
4. Three-bedroom maisonette in Falmouth, Cornwall, for £350,000
This three-bedroom maisonette with two reception rooms, occupies the first and second floors of the building and comes with its own garage. The main perk however is the balcony, which offers stunning views of Falmouth bay. There's also an extra-long 999-year lease.
Available via Millerson
5. Three-bedroom maisonette in Northfield, Edinburgh, for £195,000
Just outside Edinburgh you'll find this move-in ready maisonette which offers a separate dining room, garden and the chance to buy the freehold. Average asking prices for three-bedroom flats in the same area stand at more than £261,000 so you could be onto a winner.
Available via Warners
6. Two-bedroom maisonette in Birmingham, for £110,000
This smart and contemporary maisonette just outside Birmingham is all set on one floor – the ground – and comes with an allocated parking space. And, with a price tag of £110,000, you won’t even pay stamp duty on the purchase. Details of the lease are being finalised, says the agent.
Available via Burchell Edwards