Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

400-Year-Old Cottage Triples in Value after Refurb

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

400-Year-Old Cottage Triples in Value after Refurb

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A 17TH century cottage has tripled in value following a stunning twoyear refurbishment.

The 400-year-old property is now a beautiful three-bedroom cottage with fantastic gardens.

It was auctioned off by Stockport council in 2016 for £95,000 after the owners decided they could not restore the property.

Now it's back up for sale - for almost triple the price.

The Grade II-listed cottage on Hall Lane, Woodley had been left in a state of disrepair since 1999.

The council then completed a Compulsory Purchase Order in 2015 and sold it to property developer Neil Houlihan in 2016.

As part of the conditions of sale, the developer had to fulfil many statutory conditions set by the Council to renovate the property back to the correct standard, while restoring and preserving its historic features.

Neil Houlihan said: "I've enjoyed refurbishing this historic property and a lot of work has been put into it.

"I'd like to thank Stockport Council, CAN:DID Architecture Ltd and Plan:8 Town Planning Ltd, as well as local tradesman, for the partnership work. …

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