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By Josh Saunders


A house on auction with the address One Coronation Street has been confused for the soap-land street by hopeful bidders.

The name suggest the property is in Weatherfield, the fictional setting for Britain’s longest running soap, but this two-bed terrace is in Stoke-on-Trent.

Starting at £35,000 the home while go under the hammer with SDL Graham Penny later this month [MARCH 16].

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The firm reports several hundred people have enquired about the property with many intrigued by the location’s famous address.

The auctioneers say the pad is ideal for buyers looking for a restoration project on the infamously well-known street.

Andrew Parker, auctioneer and managing director, said: “When we started inviting entries for our next auction we weren’t expecting to include such a famous property address in our catalogue.

“Coronation Street is probably one of the most famous streets in the UK, behind Downing Street – and we’ve sold a property on there too.

“It’s not every day you get to sell a property with such a popular address.

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“There’s a mix of people who are intrigued by the popular address along with those who have identified the investment potential in the property.”

In the ITV soap, which celebrates its 57th birthday later this year, One Coronation Street hosts the Barlow family and over the years has witnessed the spats, affairs and make-ups of Ken and Deirdre.

In 2010, William Roache who plays Ken was honoured with a Guinness World Record for being the longest serving actor in a televised soap opera.

Andrew added:”We have already had several hundred people view the details on our website, plus dozens more have called for more information.

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“More importantly, the guide price is a rather attractive £35,000 which will undoubtedly attract interest.

“We’re excited about the interest in this property and we’re hoping for a busy auction room of bidders when it goes under the hammer on Thursday 16th March.”

The knock-off Corrie property is needing modernisation and improvement, but benefits from double glazing and gas central heating.

Andrew said: “This is a perfect property for sale by auction.

“It requires some modernisation and improvements, but once that work has taken place it has resale or rental value which will be of interest to our investor and landlord clients.

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“We want to promote the sale of property by auction and lots like this are ideal as it gets people talking and helps them find out more about auctions as a route to sale.”

Interested Bidders interested can see the property online or book a viewing, prior to the auction on March 16th at Nottingham Racecourse.

Anyone interested can bid at the event in person, over the phone or online.

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Andrew added: “We’ve already received a huge amount of interest in the property and it’s only been on the market for a few days.”

This isn’t the auction house’s first sale of an unusually named property, with them previously selling a 10 Downing Street, based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

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