Two bed house with 500ft TV to rent for £ 3,000 a month

Aerial bargain? Two-bed house with a 500ft TV mast towering over it goes up for rent for £3,000 a month

  • Croydon Transmitting Station was built in 1962 to bring TV channels to Londoners

A two-bedroom house in front of a 500ft television transmitter is up to rent for £3,000 a month.

The modern pad in Crystal Palace, South London, comes either furnished or unfurnished at the tenant’s discretion. 

The property boasts a modern bathroom and additional toilet, a utility room and data cabling, a brand new kitchen, secure outside bike storage and a digital alarm system with remote access security cameras. 

But perhaps the most unique element of the property is the enormous mast outside its rear balconies, used to transmit TV signals to London.

Pictured: The TV mast which towers over the property in Crystal Palace

Pictured: A modern, spacious kitchen in the property fit with an oven, sink and storage space

Pictured: A large bathroom in the property with a bath and shower, toilet and sink

The Croydon Transmitting Station was built in 1962 to bring TV channels to Londoners.

It was originally used to broadcast the London ITV signal on VHF Band III, which was discontinued in 1985.

A description from the agents reads: ‘We are proud to offer this delightful two-bedroom, two-bathroom detached house in a great location.

‘Available to move in immediately, this property benefits from available parking, and garden access.

Pictured: The Croydon Transmitting Station was built in 1962 to bring TV channels to Londoners

Pictured: One of the bedrooms which comes either furnished or unfurnished at the tenants discretion

Pictured|: The landing or hallway in the property leading to one of the bedrooms

Pictured: Double doors open on to one of the balconies on the property

‘Property is offered furnished or unfurnished (tenant can decide).

‘Good sized double bedrooms with private balcony access. Eco home: under floor heating throughout, double glazed throughout and eco insulation.

‘Private balcony to the rear and private garden to the front.’

The tower was not used for regular TV broadcasting until 1997, when a new antenna, designed to avoid interference with continental transmitters, was installed to carry the newly launched Channel 5 in the London area. 

Pictured: A general view of the 500ft mast which stands behind the property

Pictured: One of the rooms in the house which has a double and single window

Pictured: The living room in the property in Crystal Palace, South London

Croydon also had reserve transmitters for BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4, but these were used only in the event of engineering works or a failure at a nearby larger antennae next to Crystal Palace Park.

Since the digital switchover in April 2012 no television has been broadcast from Croydon, but it is still used as a backup for several stations in case of emergency.  

Viewing is highly recommended for the property and it is available from January 8.

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