A FARMHOUSE in the picture postcard village of Higher Whitley is to be auctioned next month.

The 200-year-old Willow Bank Farm is due to go under the hammer at Whitley Village Hall on Thursday, May 9 at 6pm in Whitley Village Hall.

Set in three-quarters-of-an-acre. the four bedroom Georgian farmhouse is in an elevated position over looking Town Pitt pond - the focal point of the village.

Warrington Guardian:

The house is in need of modernisation and the lot includes gardens to all sides and a brick-built outbuilding.

It includes three reception rooms, kitchen, a family bathroom and stairs to a second floor with two loft rooms.

The guide price is £500,000.

Viewings via Gascoigne Halman in Stockton Heath by appointment every Tuesday and Saturday before the auction takes place.

Warrington Guardian:

Meanwhile in a separate lot, a paddock of 1.15 acres of agricultural land currently in the greenbelt is up with a guide price of £20,000.