Cemetery site sales offer an unusual opportunity

Buying a property in a cemetery might not be for everyone but it represents a rare and unique development opportunity for others.

Monday, 11th July 2016, 13:43 pm
Updated Monday, 11th July 2016, 14:47 pm
Cemetery Lodge, Berwick

Berwick Cemetery Lodge, on North Road, and Tweedmouth Cemetery Lodge, on Cemetery Lane, have both been put on the market by Northumberland County Council as part of its plan to sell assets that are surplus to requirements.

Chartered surveyor and estate agents Bradley Hall, is now presenting them as opportunity to develop two residential properties.

Berwick Cemetery Lodge, which is based within close proximity to the A1, comes with the unusual opportunity to develop up to two further properties within the large grounds of the site, subject to necessary planning permissions.

The property, which is based within a primarily residential location, currently comprises two bedrooms and two storeys inclusive of stone walls, a slate pitched roof and single storey outshot.

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Grade II listed Tweedmouth Cemetery Lodge is a stone built three bedroom, two storey house based on the south side of the River Tweed, with opportunity to develop the property itself into an impressive home.

Tim Aisbitt, associate director at Bradley Hall, said: “This is a rare opportunity for an investor to develop a traditional property based in the popular coastal town in Northumberland.

“The opportunities with these homes are endless and, with the required planning permission, investors could make a good profit by developing the properties as well as the opportunity to build one or two new homes within the grounds of Berwick Cemetery Lodge.

“Berwick is a fantastic area to invest in as it attracts a lot of people thanks to its location. There are opportunities to visit the seaside and the countryside, as well as many retailers within close proximity and easy access to public transport and motorways.”

Berwick Cemetery Lodge is currently on the market for offers in the region of £175,000 thanks to its development opportunities.

Tweedmouth Cemetery Lodge is on the market for offers in the region of £140,000.

The council also hopes to sell property at Wallace Green and Sandstell Road car park.

For further information, please visit www.bradleyhall.co.uk or call the Alnwick office on 01665 605605.