A controversial property has gone on the market in Cheshire - set in an eerily quiet location.

Found at the entrance of Alderley Edge Cemetery, a graveyard house is set to go to auction with a starting price of £140,000.

House-hunters will have a rare opportunity to live inside the cemetery, which sits closeby to the affluent village of Alderley Edge.

Manchester-based auctioneers Landwood have described the lodge as a 'characterful and unique family home' that 'requires refurbishment'.

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The graveyard property was most recently used as an office space with a staff room and storage.

However the auctioneers say it has the potential to be converted into a three or four-bedroom family home, subject to necessary consents.

With the entrance to the cemetery in the middle of the house, the lodge is a built under a pitched slate roof - with a traditional timber design typical of many buildings in this corner of Cheshire.

The lodge lies at the entrance of Alderley Edge Cemetery

There is a side garden, a separate space to the graveyard, and a outbuilding to the back of the property.

Landwood director Kate Lay said: “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.

“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.”

Landwood Property Auctions are offering the property for a guide price of £140,000 on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

The upcoming online auction begins on January 19, 2022. You can register to bid here.

A room inside the graveyard home

How will the auction work?

A guide price is provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation.

It is not necessarily the figure the property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction.

Most properties are offered subject to a reserve, a figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction, which is expected to be set within the guide range or no more than 10% above a single figure guide.

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