Looking for something a little different? How about a house with cells? That’s what you get with this disused Victorian police station in Belmont, Bolton, Lancashire.
Dating back to 1900, but still in use until fairly recently in the small (and popular) village between Bolton and Blackburn, the station is certainly in need of upgrading, but does offer plenty of potential for a quirky property in the centre of the village. Indeed, there is planning permission to convert to a house.
Inside, you’ll find the original reception/office with ante room off leading to two large prison cells, complete with secure doors, locks and timber beds. The reception office also retains the original wooden reception counter and desk set into the bay window. There’s also three large bedrooms, kitchen/diner, lounge and utility room, plus a garage, drive and enclosed yard with outbuildings.
Yes, you’ll need to do some upgrading, but there is room to extend and create something genuinely individual. Especially if the idea of having cells appeals (for whatever reason!). Offers of around £220,000 are invited.