Home 'hidden' from public eye goes up for auction

The former park keeper's home has been disguised by a wall of trees

A house hidden behind a wall of trees is going up for auction yet many of its neighbours may not have known of its existence.

On the market for the first time is a former park keeper's home situated on the outskirts of Normanby, Teesside.

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Park Lodge is to be sold at auction with a guide price of £20,000, but it may the first time residents realise it is there.

Tucked away behind a row of trees, the rundown property is completely hidden from the street.

Passers-by may have walked past its front door countless times without realising what lay behind the dense foliage.

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On the market for the first time is a former park keeper's home

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The house is situated on the outskirts of Normaby, Teesside

Rare photos from inside the home have allowed residents a sneak peek of the mystery house, which is in serious need of renovation.

After it was marketed to the public ahead of it going under the hammer in June, the home has attracted a lot of attention.

It appears to be a bungalow-esque style house but parts of the roof are gone with gaps in the tiles, windows are either boarded up or appear to be missing panes.

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Passers-by may have walked past its front door countless times

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The auctioning of Park Lodge will take place at Ramside Hall in Durham on June 6

Despite its ramshackle appearance, auction house North East claims it has already had over 50 enquiries about the property.

It describes it as "situated on a substantial plot within a unique location on the periphery of Smiths Dock Park, Normanby.

"This property is accessed via a private lane off Smiths Dock Park Road and features gardens and garages to block.

"This plot offers many opportunities to a developer.

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The rundown property is completely hidden from the street

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Auction house North East will put it under the hammer in June

"The rebuild of the bungalow, or subject to relevant planning consents, the development of the land into one or more different properties."

The auctioning of Park Lodge will take place at Ramside Hall in Durham on Tuesday, June 6, from 7pm.

For more information and to get a legal pack, contact Auction House North East on 01642 931060.

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