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Pricey property snapped up despite the previous owners being buried in the back garden

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A house in a pricey part of London has been snapped up for nearly three-quarters of a million pounds, despite the previous owners being buried in the back garden.

The back garden, where the bodies are buried Credit: Gascoigne Pees

The former owners of the property in Teddington in south west London are thought to be eccentric artists. Their last, highly unusual, wish was to be laid to rest beneath their own lawn.

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The unusual addition to the back garden failed to dampen demand. The estate agents with the task of selling the rundown four-bedroom home received two offers. It eventually sold in excess of the asking price of £730,000.

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The fact that we have had such interest in this property is just indicative of the market that we are currently experiencing.

Potential buyers have not been put off by the underlying issue in the back garden as they can seen the tremendous potential that the property itself offers.

– Neil Oates, Branch Manager Gascoigne Pees, Twickenham
Kitchen Credit: Credit: Gascoigne Pees

The building is thought to date back to 1875 and was originally used as a pub. As you can tell from the pictures, it needs completely refurbishing.

Main bedroom Credit: Credit: Gascoigne Pees

Along with the bodies in the garden, the new owner will get for their money; four double bedrooms, an bathroom, four reception rooms, kitchen, store room and utility room on the ground floor - and a 50 foot garden.

Second bedroom Credit: Credit: Gascoigne Pees

Once fully refurbished, estate agents Gascoigne Pees predict the asking price could approach £1 million.

Guest bedroom

If the new owners decide they aren't happy with the previous occupants being buried in the garden, they will have to get permission from the Ministry of Justice to remove the remains.

Second guest bedroom Credit: Credit: Gascoigne Pees
Reception Credit: Credit: Gascoigne Pees