Some visitors to Britain’s smallest house have complained on TripAdvisor that it’s ‘too small’

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 27th January 2023

The smallest house in Britain has been a popular tourist attraction for decades now, and most visitors agree that it’s exactly want it says on the tin.

But for some, it’s apparently “too small”? Yes, we’re just as confused as you are.

If you’re not familiar with the little property and what makes tens of thousands of people flock to visit it each year, The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found nestled at the end of a row of terraced houses on Conwy’s quayside in Wales, and even though it may be tiny, you really can’t miss it because the outside is painted bright red.

A national treasure that’s well worth a few minutes of your time, the tiny house stands at 122 inches tall and is only 72 inches wide, with just 1.5 sq m of usable floor space.

Although it may seem too small to live in, the house is actually extremely practical, with just enough room for a single bed, a fireplace, and a coal bunker, and it was actually occupied by several different families for more than 300 years right up until May 1900.


But ever since then, it has been visited and marvelled at by millions from around the world.

Even though the clue is in the name, it turns out that some visitors to The Smallest House in Great Britain over the years have been astonished to find out that it is, in fact, a “very small house”, and they’ve taken to TripAdvisor to air their grumbles about the size of it.

/ Credit: TripAdvisor

“Yeah….. it’s a tiny house. Nothing amazing, just a cute photo opportunity especially with kids, so if you’re in the area, just stroll by,” one review reads.

Another matter-of-fact review sums the house up quite brutally: “It’s a small house on the sea front, it’s very small and to be honest, it’s hard to fill out 100 characters as it’s not very big, says it all.”

Some reviewers also moaned that the tourist attraction is lacking in capacity and facilities, with one person claiming they “couldn’t spend more than half an hour there,” and another saying there “wasn’t enough space to turn around.”


It was also dubbed nothing more than a “small extension” by one unimpressed reviewer.

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Overall, most visitors seemed to be suitably impressed by what they saw though and loved getting to experience the history, character, and period charm on offer – but one reviewer summed up the general consensus best: “Worth seeing and worth going in, but once you’ve visited, you won’t need to visit again.”

Well, fair enough.

Featured Image – Visit Conwy