Photographs: Earl Starkie

BUDDHIST monks took a peak inside Britain's Smallest House.

The monks paid a visit to the property on Conwy's quayside. The house is just 72 inches wide by 122 inches high.

A spokesperson for The Smallest House in Great Britain said: "There were six Buddhist monks with three women.

"Only one woman spoke English. She asked if they had to pay and my sister said yes. She felt bad about it after and offered them a free little house fridge magnet.

"They declined this. There was a lot of bowing but they seemed to enjoy it all."

Buddhist monks and nuns are completely reliant on the lay community to provide them with the material things they need to survive.

Photographer Earl Starkie was on hand during the visit.

He said: "They thoroughly enjoyed the smallest house.

"The group were accompanied by a guide who said they were visiting the UK from overseas.

"They were residing at the Buddhist Temple in Bolton in Greater Manchester and were site seeing around the UK."