A FAMILY home with a bizarre feature of an open toilet situated within a playroom has divided opinion online over its apparent usefulness in toilet-training youngsters.
The three-bedroom property in Sale, Greater Manchester was listed on property website Rightmove last month for offers over £300,000.
Images show the terraced property throughout, as it contains three bedrooms, one bathroom and an astroturfed garden with concrete slabs.
The stylish modern build also features a sleek kitchen and a plush living room, but it is the unique playroom upstairs which has gotten house-browser’s tongues wagging.
The carpeted area in the room features a variety of colourful children’s toys including a doll’s house and an animated table underneath two skylights.
However, at the far end of the room is a small, floored area boasting a white porcelain toilet, a sink and a cupboard with a small bin.
The toilet is completely exposed to the rest of the room, and fully in view of anyone who has ascended the stairs up to the playroom.
The property was shared to social media yesterday with the simple caption: “This house featuring a playroom/toilet.”
Social media users were left conflicted over the unique feature htough, with some arguing its case for a useful toilet-training mechanism for tots.
However, others were left reeling over the “basic hygiene” violations.
One user commented: “The only saving grace is that the immediate area is not carpeted.”
Another said: “People have lost sight of basic hygiene in this country.”
However, a third user replied: “Okay but as a toddler parent, this is pretty handy for potty training.”
Another added: “I mean, obviously it’s odd and I definitely don’t spend all day in one room but just having a toilet on each floor would be super handy.
“Toddler is deep in play, suddenly toilet now, handy to have it right there and not to have to go downstairs.”
A fifth user said: “To be fair, this would be really handy with a young child. I suppose someone could always create a room around the toilet with a stud wall.”
The property is being sold by estate agent Ashworth Holme who said: “This fantastic and recently updated family home must be viewed in order to be fully appreciated.
“[It] benefits from an impressive dining kitchen, three well-proportioned bedrooms, useful loft room with skylight windows and WC, ample off road parking, garage with electric roller door and a low maintenance rear garden.”
The average property in Sale costs £382,250 according to Rightmove.