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Inside house with an indoor swimming pool that costs less than a London flat

A STAFFORDSHIRE home that has an indoor swimming pool is for sale for the same price as a London flat.

The four-bed detached house is listed for sale on Zoopla for £349,995 and is ideal for those who are missing a dip under the current lockdown.

The house is an old converted Sunday school in Staffordshire

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The house is an old converted Sunday school in StaffordshireCredit: Zoopla

London flats sold for an average of £558,686 last year, according to Rightmove – £208,691 more expensive than the Staffordshire home.

The detached house is freehold too, unlike the majority of flats in the UK, which means you own the land it stands on too.

Flats and apartments are typically leasehold properties as buyers don’t usually own a stake in the building it sits in.

Leaseholders often end up paying extra fees, such as maintenance charges and controversial ground rent.

The house has its own indoor swimming pool

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The house has its own indoor swimming poolCredit: Zoopla
The four-bed house is on the market for less than the average flat price in London

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The four-bed house is on the market for less than the average flat price in LondonCredit: Zoopla
The house is split over two floors, with a larger downstairs area

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The house is split over two floors, with a larger downstairs area

Although unlikely, buyers who manage to complete before March 31 will be able to take advantage of the Chancellor’s stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property’s value.

The house, which is in Stoke-on-Trent, used to be a former Sunday school to the nearby Etruria Methodist Church and some of the period features are still there.

Downstairs, there’s an entrance hall, dining room, sitting room and kitchen, as well as a games room.

There is a separate showering room to use before and after taking a dip

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There is a separate showering room to use before and after taking a dipCredit: Zoopla
The living room features a log burner to keep the cold at bay

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The living room features a log burner to keep the cold at bayCredit: Zoopla
Downstairs there is a separate games room

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Downstairs there is a separate games roomCredit: Zoopla

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom, in addition to the en-suite off the master bedroom.

But the swimming pool is the main attraction, which can be found at the back of the house, through the conservatory, alongside a separate shower room.

The pool is heated through a heat pump, which is powered by solar panels.

Despite the sports feature, there’s still a decent sized garden as well as a detached garage.

Downstairs, there's an entrance hall, dining room, sitting room and kitchen

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Downstairs, there’s an entrance hall, dining room, sitting room and kitchenCredit: Zoopla
Some of the Sunday school period features are still there

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Some of the Sunday school period features are still thereCredit: Zoopla
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom

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Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroomCredit: Zoopla
There's a decent sized garden as well as a detached garage

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There’s a decent sized garden as well as a detached garageCredit: Zoopla

The house is double-glazed throughout and has gas central heating too.

There’s no onward chain either, meaning the sellers aren’t waiting to buy another property.

Of course, it’s worth noting that the sellers are looking for “offers in the region of”, meaning it may actually sell for more than the advertised price.

Average property prices in England currently stands at £267,000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

We take a look around the cheapest family-size home for sale on Zoopla and it cost just £40,000.

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