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You can now buy a house in a graveyard near Manchester – and it’s a proper bargain

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 30th November 2021

A new house has gone on the market that offers property-hunters a chance to live in an actual graveyard.

Halloween might have been and gone, but the cemetery lodge has a spooky setting year-round.

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The house is in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, where the average property price is an eye-watering £680,562.

But this pad is comparatively a total bargain, coming in at less than a quarter of that.

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The property at Alderley Edge Cemetery. Credit: Supplied

The property spans the entrance to Alderley Edge Cemetery and is being marketed at £140,000.

It’s most recently been used as office space, housing a staff room and storage.

The lodge has the potential to be converted into a three- or four-bedroom home, planning permission pending, according to auctioneers Landwood.

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Alderley Edge Cemetery. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

It’s part single-storey and part two-storey, built from brick under a slate roof.

It looks a lot like the typical homes in this part of Cheshire, with a traditional timber-clad design.

Landwood Property Auctions Director, Kate Lay comments: “This characterful lodge presents a rare opportunity to create a genuinely unique family home in one of the most sought after villages in the north west.

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“The property will certainly benefit from some care and attention, but in the right hands it has the potential to become a truly delightful dwelling.”

The lodge will be offered at an online auction on January 19, 2022 by Landwood Property Auctions, for a guide price of £140,000.

Featured image: Supplied / Wikimedia Commons