A “DITZY” mum claimed she tried to arrange a viewing for her dream home – but it turned out to be a dolls house.
Jenny Tompkins, 33, said she thought she'd hit the jackpot when she spotted the stunning 'five bedroom property' on Facebook Market Place last Thursday.
The mum-of-seven claimed she was not wearing her glasses at the time and quickly messaged the owner asking to view the house soon as possible.
The barmaid from Bramley, Leeds, even asked whether she'd need planning permission to convert the garage of the 'property' being sold in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, into an additional bedroom.
She said: "I glanced at the picture and the house looked really pretty, really picturesque, but I was more interested in reading the description of the house. It was perfect.
"I wanted to convert the garage into an extra bedroom and I was really excited about the utility room because, with nine in the house, you can imagine the amount of washing we have to do.
"It was like my dream home. The listing just said it was open to offers, which I thought was a little bit odd, but I didn't think anything else of it."
Jenny said she enquired about the house straight away but felt like a “prize idiot” when the owner rang to explain it wasn't a bricks and mortar property but his granddaughter's dolls house.
"He just burst out laughing and said I'd made his and his wife's day, particularly when I asked about planning permission,” she said.
"As a person I am quite ditsy anyway. I'm a typical blonde, but I can't believe I got so mixed up."
Jenny and her plumber hubby Andrew Tompkins, 34, are currently looking for a new house for themselves and their seven kids, aged between four and 16.
Taking to Facebook to explain her blunder, Jenny wrote: "Last night whilst lying in bed, I found a DREAM HOUSE on Facebook Marketplace.
"Five bedrooms and a garage, it even had a utility room!
"Despite it being late, I messaged the gentleman who had advertised the property enquiring about potentially viewing the house and asked if planning permission would be required to convert the garage into an extra bedroom.
"The gentleman just phoned me. I had enquired after a f***ing DOLLS HOUSE.”
Facebook users were quick to laugh at the post which quickly raked in 1,500 likes.
One person commented: "On the plus side, it would be cheap."
Another wrote: "It is a beautiful house shame it's for dolls."
One friend joked: "Blimey Jen, you're not that small!"
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