Horror-loving house hunters can buy old Leek mortuary on-the-cheap


19th Apr 2023 | Local News

The old mortuary, in Leek, is being sold for £55k (SWNS).
The old mortuary, in Leek, is being sold for £55k (SWNS).

Horror-loving house hunters can snap up an old mortuary in Leek for £55,000 - with some investors wanting to turn it into an Airbnb. 

The derelict mortuary boasts a large entrance area as well as original embalming room - which even comes with a bath.

The creepy property is being sold by John Pye Auctions with an estimated price of £55,000. 

The auctioneers warn potential buyers to take great care when "undertaking" an inspection of the former Leek morgue due to its poor condition.

The eerie property has already attracted interest from investors, with some wanting to turn it into "some kind of spooky themed Airbnb".

Investors have already considered turning the site into a spooky airbnb (SWNS).

Pictures show the building surrounded by overgrown shrubs and weeds while the rooms are piled high with rubbish.

An abandoned bath tub, desk and heating unit can all be spied in the photographs.

Brave buyers will have access to the nearly half-an-acre plot which is located next to a chapel. 

Further photographs reveal crumbling walls, stained tiles and holes in the ceiling panels.

The building is in poor condition but comes with half-an-acre of land (SWNS).

Auctioneer Helen Bingley said: "It's going to make a amazing project for someone and has huge potential.

"There is quite a market for historical buildings of this nature that people are interested in staying in overnight.

"Other unusual buildings we have had for sale in the past include an observatory, water tower, a former army barracks and windmill, all have proved to be attention grabbers at auction."

Images of inside the building show an abandoned bath tub, desk and heating unit (SWNS).

The morgue is just one mile from Cheddleton Village and ten miles from Stoke-on-Trent making it potentially attractive to commuters.

It is thought it was last used as a mortuary 20 years ago and has fallen into disrepair ever since.

Auctioneers say the property is in such a poor state it will need a full refurbishment or demolished after it goes under the hammer on April 26 and 27.


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