To TV soap fans, 2 Coronation Street is better known as Audrey Roberts hair salon, but in Ince, near Wigan, it’s the address of a unusual ground floor flat for sale in a former police station.
The converted flat is a unique retails some of the original features that were in the police station when it was operational in the 1900s.
These include a barred door at the entrance to the bathroom and a food hatch on the door to a storage area – which is now being advertised by the estate agent as a walk-in wardrobe.
Under arrest! The converted flat in Greater Manchester is part of a former police station
Original features include this barred door at the entrance to the bathroom
The police station dates back to 1900 and was taken out of use in the early 2000s. It was left untouched until last year when it was converted into four homes.
The ground floor flat is being auctioned online by SDL Auctions in partnership with Alan Batt estate agents, ending on August 11 at 2pm.
The two-bedroom property has a guide price of £100,000, although properties being sold at auction tend to end up selling for far more.
Under lock and key! The original key lock is still in place on the barred door
The original features can be seen from the hallway in the ground-floor flat
The flat at 2 Coronation Street is being sold via online action, with a guide price of £100k
Original food hatch: The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe with a feature cell door
The food hatch is on what would have been a cell door when the property was a police station
Andrew Parker, of SDL Auctions, said: ‘This is a smart apartment that has been finished to a high standard while retaining some unusual original features.
‘Where else can you find a bathroom with the added security of a barred door or a walk-in wardrobe complete with a food hatch? They may not necessarily be features on your “must-have” list but they are definitely great talking points.’
The former police has been converted into four separate homes for sale
The converted flat includes a modern bathroom with a white suite
The main living area is open-plan with a kitchen that has a useful breakfast bar
The modern kitchen has integrated appliances and grey base and wall cabinets
The property’s hallway leads to a large open-plan living kitchen and dining area, fitted with modern appliances.
Either side of the hallway are two bedrooms, with the main bedroom having the storage space with a feature cell door.
The bathroom features a white suite with a bath and separate shower. Outside there is a private garden area and off-road parking.
Light and airy: The living area has large windows and wooden flooring
The police station sits on the corner of Coronation Street and the main Warrington Road, close to shops and less than two miles from the centre of Wigan in Greater Manchester.
There is good access to transport links with the nearby Ince Railway Station operating hourly services to Manchester Victoria and easy access to both the M6 motorway and Manchester Airport.
The average price of a property in Wigan is £99,840, according to property website Zoopla. It compares to a typical value of £291,055 for the country as a whole.
The flat is on the ground flat and includes two bedrooms either side of the hallway