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Would you buy a house next to a grave yard?

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BrokenBrit Thu 18-Jun-20 19:52:09

Just looking for opinions on if this would put buyers off a house or not. Found a lovely property but it wouldn’t be our ‘forever’ home so would likely need to sell it at some point and am wondering if it would put the majority of buyers off or not. I’m not woo and find old graveyards peaceful. I wouldn’t choose to live next to a current one that would be different to me, but I’m fine with these old graves.

YABU - It would put me off a house
YANBU - it would not put me off a house.

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Rainbowx Thu 18-Jun-20 19:53:46

No voting op but Yanbu I find it peaceful too go for it

GreenTeaMug Thu 18-Jun-20 19:54:08

yes and indeed have!

It gives us a view of lovely green space outside our back window. I love it. That is hard to come by in our parti of the world.

BrokenBrit Thu 18-Jun-20 19:54:17

Oh, I meant to select votingblush.

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GreenTeaMug Thu 18-Jun-20 19:54:32

I love old graveyards.

Lampan Thu 18-Jun-20 19:54:47

Grew up next to one. Never bothered me in the slightest!

IdblowJonSnow Thu 18-Jun-20 19:55:02

Didn't we have this thread the other day?

namesnames Thu 18-Jun-20 19:55:39


BrokenBrit Thu 18-Jun-20 19:55:56


Didn't we have this thread the other day?

I didn’t see it if so.

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IHateCoronavirus Thu 18-Jun-20 19:56:03

Perfectly happy with the prospect.

DappledThings Thu 18-Jun-20 19:56:15

Wouldn't bother me in the least

TooTiredTodayOk Thu 18-Jun-20 19:56:24


I'm assuming it's attached to a church? Is there plenty of parking nearby or are you likely to have your road packed and your drive blocked off every Sunday morning and every time there's a funeral (wedding, christening, etc).

But no, the actual graveyard wouldn't bother me.

MissConductUS Thu 18-Jun-20 19:56:53

No noisy neighbors throwing parties on the weekends, that's a plus.

Hoohaahoo Thu 18-Jun-20 19:57:31

I would love to but I would be worried about reselling. I saw a beautiful house on a graveyard, was so tempted to go for it but it had been on the market for 2 years.

june2007 Thu 18-Jun-20 19:57:59

I would consider it.

ShinyMe Thu 18-Jun-20 19:59:18

It wouldn't put me off at all. Open space, greenery, pretty quiet, and no chance of building development.

TreacherousPissFlap Thu 18-Jun-20 19:59:23

Was also about to say at least the neighbours will be quiet grin

notacooldad Thu 18-Jun-20 20:00:09

Yes, I'd be ok with an old one.
Not so much with one that is still being used to due the amount of traffic and potential parking issues.

Disfordarkchocolate Thu 18-Jun-20 20:01:00

I'd love it. Unless it's one of the graveyards that attract shagging and druggies.

happytoday73 Thu 18-Jun-20 20:02:00

Quiet neighbours... Just busy fathers and mother's day...

BrokenBrit Thu 18-Jun-20 20:02:50

It’s not attached to a church, the old chapel in its grounds has been converted to a house. It’s very rural and really peaceful.
Really appreciating all the feedback.

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littlepeas Thu 18-Jun-20 20:04:44

I live opposite a graveyard - no headstones, but house is in the grounds of a converted Victorian mental asylum (from the day’s where they pretty much tortured the patients) and my house is opposite the burial plot.....

It’s fine and not spooky at all. I walk over it at night and everything! I wouldn’t have wanted a house inside the old building though! shockshock

SuperMumTum Thu 18-Jun-20 20:05:02

My grandparents lived next to a church yard. As kids we used to find it spooky, especially with the church bells chiming in the night, but it was fine in reality. My grandpa is buried there now. Graveyards differ though. Theres a massive cemetery near here that has several roads backing on to it. Everyone uses it to walk through and as a nature reserve, place of historical interest. House prices are higher if you are in close proximity, it's such a lovely location.

RustyBear Thu 18-Jun-20 20:07:26

Wasn't there a thread where somebody who lived next to a graveyard dug up some bones and skulls in their garden?

catfeets Thu 18-Jun-20 20:08:03

Would be preferable to living neighbours!
It wouldn't put me off at all, unless there's an issue with kids messing around in there late at night.

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