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Build your own Grand Designs with this Grade II listed coach house and stables near Bolton


If you have ever fancied doing your own Grand Designs, this untouched property in a small hamlet just two miles north of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, may fit the bill.

The unusual building is Grade II listed, dating back to around 1860, and is in the Eagley Bank conservation area.

It is called the Coach House and Stables, with both parts currently unused and requiring a complete renovation.

The unusual building just two miles north of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, is Grade II listed and dates back to around 1860

The unusual building just two miles north of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, is Grade II listed and dates back to around 1860

The building is made of stone and slate and boasts a prominent clock tower as well as hand-worked quoins, and stone set corbelling.

Inside, the stables have a lofty area to an open-trussed ceiling with some carving to the stonework and impressive turned woodwork.

Outside, there is a south-facing garden and space for ample parking it the courtyard.

Inside, the property has a lofty area to an open-trussed ceiling with some carving to the stonework and impressive turned woodwork

Inside, the property has a lofty area to an open-trussed ceiling with some carving to the stonework and impressive turned woodwork

The building is made of stone and slate and boasts a prominent Clock Tower as well as hand-worked quoins, and stone set corbelling

The building is made of stone and slate and boasts a prominent Clock Tower as well as hand-worked quoins, and stone set corbelling

The properties were built by Sir John Holden, who lived nearby at Ollerton House, now referred to as Sharples Hall.

Sir John was the renowned Mill owner, benefactor and philanthropist whose Mill stands proudly on nearby Blackburn Road.

Holden reportedly built the clock tower to be in full view of both his home and office so that he could see when it was time to go to work – and when it was time to go home.

The unusual property is being sold at an online auction - with remote bidding only - via SDL Property Auctions

The unusual property is being sold at an online auction – with remote bidding only – via SDL Property Auctions

The agent handling the sale SDL Auctions described the property as 'a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a small piece of our Industrial Heritage'

The agent handling the sale SDL Auctions described the property as ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a small piece of our Industrial Heritage’

The property retains some original features

There is some detailed carving to the stonework

The property retains some original features, including some extremely detailed carving to the interior stonework

It has previously been suggested that the Coach House and Stables could be turned into a comfortable family home

It has previously been suggested that the Coach House and Stables could be turned into a comfortable family home

Bolton Metro developed a planning brief for Eagley Bank Coach House and Stables in February, 2001, which stated that The Coach House could be turned into a home.

The agent handling the sale SDL Auctions described the property as ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a small piece of our Industrial Heritage and develop a truly one off home’.

The property is being sold at an online auction – with remote bidding only – via SDL Property Auctions.

The auction is taking place on September 29 and the property has a guide price of £225,000.

Properties often sell for more at auction, particularly if there is a bidding war among potential buyers.

The auction is taking place on September 29 and the property has a guide price of £225,000 - although is expected to be sold for more

The auction is taking place on September 29 and the property has a guide price of £225,000 – although is expected to be sold for more

Plenty of period features remain intact

There are intricate stone carvings and lofty ceilings

Plenty of period features remain intact – from the intricate stone carvings to the lofty ceilings inside of the property

The properties need to be completely renovated but could provide an opportunity to create a comfortable family home

The properties need to be completely renovated but could provide an opportunity to create a comfortable family home

The property will appeal to anyone with an interest in period restoration

The unusal property has masses of potential

The property has masses of potential to become a truly one-of-a-kind residence, to anyone with an interest in period restoration

The properties were built by Sir John Holden, who lived nearby at Ollerton House, now referred to as Sharples Hall

The properties were built by Sir John Holden, who lived nearby at Ollerton House, now referred to as Sharples Hall

Andy Thompson, of SDL Property Auctions, said: ‘It’s always a privilege to bring a property like this to auction and to be able to share its abundant history with the market.

‘What I love about this particular property is its sheer amount of period features which remain intact – from the intricate stone carvings which are a joy to find, to the lofty ceilings inside.

‘It has masses of potential to become a truly one-of-a-kind residence, and anyone with an interest in period restoration or renovation should be sure to take a look and consider making this their next Grand Design.’

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