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

If you’ve ever dreamed of creating your own Grand Designs, this pristine property in a small hamlet just two miles north of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, might be for you.

The unusual building is listed as a historic monument and dates to around 1860, and is located in the Eagley Bank Conservation Area.

It is called the Coach House and Stables, both parts are currently unused and require a full renovation.

The unusual building just two miles north of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, is a Grade II listed building dating from around 1860

The unusual building just two miles north of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, is a Grade II listed building dating from around 1860

The building is made of stone and slate and has a prominent bell tower, hand-carved wedges and stone cantilevers.

Inside, the stables have a lofted space with an open rafter ceiling with some carvings in the masonry and impressive turned woodwork.

Outside there is a south facing garden and space for ample parking in the courtyard.

Inside the property has a raised space with an open truss ceiling with some carvings in the masonry and impressive turned woodwork

Inside the property has a raised space with an open truss ceiling with some carvings in the masonry and impressive turned woodwork

Inside the property has a raised space with an open truss ceiling with some carvings in the masonry and impressive turned woodwork

The building is made of stone and slate and has a prominent bell tower, as well as hand-carved cages and stone cantilevers

The building is made of stone and slate and has a prominent bell tower, as well as hand-carved cages and stone cantilevers

The building is made of stone and slate and has a prominent bell tower, as well as hand-carved cages and stone cantilevers

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

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

It is reported that Holden built the clock tower so that he could see both his home and office in full view, so 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 in an online auction - by distance bidding only - through SDL Property Auctions

The unusual property is being sold in an online auction - by distance bidding only - through SDL Property Auctions

The unusual property is being sold in an online auction – by distance bidding only – through SDL Property Auctions

The broker who handled the sale, SDL Auctions, described the property as 'a unique opportunity to buy a small piece of our industrial heritage'

The broker who handled the sale, SDL Auctions, described the property as 'a unique opportunity to buy a small piece of our industrial heritage'

The broker who handled the sale, SDL Auctions, described the property as ‘a unique opportunity to buy a small piece of our industrial heritage’

The property has retained some original features

The property has retained some original features

There is some detailed carving in the masonry

There is some detailed carving in the masonry

The property retains some original features, including some intricately detailed carvings in the masonry of the interior

It has previously been suggested that the coach house and stables could be converted into a comfortable family home

It has previously been suggested that the coach house and stables could be converted into a comfortable family home

It has previously been suggested that the coach house and stables could be converted into a comfortable family home

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

The estate agent who handled the sale, SDL Auctions, described the property as ‘a unique opportunity to purchase a small piece of our industrial heritage and develop a truly unique home’.

The property is being sold through SDL Property Auctions in an online auction – by distance bidding only -.

The auction will take place on September 29 and the property has a target price of £225,000.

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

The auction will take place on September 29 and the property has a target price of £225,000, although it is expected to sell for more

The auction will take place on September 29 and the property has a target price of £225,000, although it is expected to sell for more

The auction will take place on September 29 and the property has a target price of £225,000, although it is expected to sell for more

Numerous historical features remain intact

Numerous historical features remain intact

There are intricate stone carvings and high ceilings

There are intricate stone carvings and high ceilings

Numerous period features have remained intact – from the intricate stone carvings to the high ceilings in the property

The houses need to be completely renovated, but could offer an opportunity to create a comfortable family home

The houses need to be completely renovated, but could offer an opportunity to create a comfortable family home

The houses need to be completely renovated, but could offer an opportunity to create a comfortable family home

The property will appeal to anyone interested in historic restoration

The property will appeal to anyone interested in historic restoration

The unusual feature has tons of potential

The unusual feature has tons of potential

The property has huge potential to become a truly unique home, for anyone interested in historic restoration

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

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

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

Andy Thompson of SDL Property Auctions said: ‘It is always a privilege to auction a property like this and share its rich history with the market.

‘What I love about this particular property is the sheer amount of period features that have remained intact – from the intricate stone carvings that are a joy to find, to the high ceilings inside.

“It has tremendous potential to become a truly one-of-a-kind home, and anyone interested in historic restoration or renovation should definitely take a look and consider making this their next Grand Design.”

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