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A $1.5 million house for sale comes with its own graveyard

Nathan Rennolds   

A $1.5 million house for sale comes with its own graveyard
  • A £1.2 million ($1.5 million) house for sale in the UK comes with its own graveyard.
  • The new owner would need to allow family members to visit graves on the site.

A £1.2 million ($1.5 million) house on sale in the UK comes with its own graveyard.

The property, which is in Northamptonshire, England, is a former parish church that dates back in parts to the 14th century.

The Grade II* listed building became disused in the 1950s, but the local community in the small village of Clay Coton — with backing from Buckingham Palace — rallied together to save the building, Jonathan Lloyd-Ham from the real-estate firm Fine & Country told Business Insider.

While some may be put off by the slightly eerie sight of a graveyard outside their front window, some studies have suggested that living near such a feature could mean more affordable house prices.

According to research by Realtor.com, the median price of homes in neighborhoods with a cemetery is roughly 12% lower than that of similar properties in areas without a graveyard.

Family members may need to visit the graves

"St Andrews Church" was converted into a four-bedroom home around 2000 and includes many period features, such as vaulted ceilings and stone windows.

"The church retains many interesting original features with mullioned stone windows," Lloyd-Ham told BI. "But I think my favorite has to be the stunning rose window in the main bedroom."

The house also offers stables, a triple garage, and around 1.9 acres of land — including the adjoining graveyard.

The new owner would need to allow family members to visit graves on the site, but Lloyd-Ham said this happens very rarely.

He added that the graveyard has a "lovely peaceful feel."

While it may be one of the country's more unusual properties, it's not the only home on the UK real-estate market offering such a view.

A showpiece glass house on the edge of London's Highgate Cemetery is up for sale for more than £6 million ($7.5 million).

"The Grey House" is a four-bedroom "modern masterpiece" designed by architect firm Eldridge Smerin.

It offers views across the cemetery, where famous figures such as German philosopher Karl Marx and British singer George Michael are buried.


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