A TRIANGULAR-SHAPED cottage built after a bet has gone on the market for £345,000.

The historic property was created after two brothers wagered £5 that a livable home could not be built on such an awkward plot.

The two-storey house in Hastings, dubbed the Piece Of Cheese, is just 720 sqft, about a quarter the size of a tennis court.

It has one bedroom, an en-suite bathroom and a small private garden decorated with shells.

It even comes with a mock English Heritage landmark sign saying “Celebrated movie stars Mr and Mrs Michael Mouse once spent their summer holidays here”.

The ground floor is an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining room with a pot bellied coal burning stove and a porthole window.

The living space closes in on the corner that has been turned into the kitchen.

The first floor bedroom has great views over the Old Town and nearby country park.

It has retained the original access door from

when the property was built.

The place was renovated to fix the roof in 2018 and it has central heating.

Just outside the door is a sign with the name of the cottage on a piece of cheese.

To make it look authentic, the walls are painted yellow.

On the roof is a mouse sitting on a piece of cheese and the date 1878.

The property also has the original conveyancing documents from 1871 to 1945.

Just Property estate agents, which is selling it, said: “This extraordinary characterful property has a fascinating triangular design giving the impression of a piece of cheese.

“It’s probably the most unique one bedroom cottage, with a 30ft depth and no interrupting walls giving a bright large open plan ground floor and the first floor offers the famous Old Town rooftop views to the country park.

“It should be noted that the Piece Of Cheese is an extremely rare commodity, with such nostalgia and historic value alongside its distinctive features, an unparalleled property.”

Viewings can be arranged via the estate agents Hastings Old Town office on 01424 444 100.