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ShoutyBag Wed 24-Aug-11 21:53:46

What are they like, glorified flat? Excuse ignorance but I have no idea.

michglas Wed 24-Aug-11 21:54:44

Maisonettes are flats with their own front entrance.

JamieOliveOil Thu 25-Aug-11 07:47:03

Maisonettes are flats on two floors - usually the first and second.

Becaroooo Thu 25-Aug-11 08:58:23

We are renting a 2 bed maisonette atm (house buying nightmare!) and ours has'
A front door, garage, courtyard garden, lounge, bedroom 1, utility and family bathroom on ground floor, bedroom 2 and kitchen diner with veranda on 1st floor.


IHeartKingThistle Thu 25-Aug-11 09:31:15

They don't have to be on 2 floors but they do have their own front door. Our first step on the housing ladder was a maisonette. Loved it.

firsttimemama Thu 25-Aug-11 09:32:01

They often look similar to standard house but the floors are separated so ground floor and a 1st floor property they sometimes come with a half share of the garden. It is more likely that you would get outside space with a maisonette and often they will not have a service charge unlike a flat. Thy can be purpose built or converted from a larger original property.

N1MTB Thu 25-Aug-11 10:36:49

I thought that "maisonette" just means a "flat" (rather than a whole house) on two or more floors - i.e. with stairs. We lived in one that did have its own entrance - it was basement and raised ground floor in an early Victorian converted house - so we got the garden of the original house which was nice. My grandparents lived in a bigger maisonette (also raised ground floor and basement) - purpose built late Victorian building with 4 bedrooms. It had a shared front door and then a separate private front door going off the shared ground floor hall - no garden though. It's just like living in a flat really except it has stairs (so you can hear people above/below depending on what the floors are like)...

Becaroooo Thu 25-Aug-11 15:39:21

firsttimemama is right...ours is converted from a farm house!

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