Three bedroom semi in Greater Manchester is on sale for £270,000

THERE'S a slice of lush 'jungle' up for grabs - and surprisingly, it's right in the heart of suburban Greater Manchester.

But green thumbs looking for a challenging project will have to move fast, as the heavily overgrown garden backs onto a three-bedroom semi on sale for offers over £270,000.

The garden is fully enclosed says agent Trading Places, which adds that the home "is in need of modernisation".

But, "located just off Canterbury Road, this property is in an ideal location for excellent schools as well as access to Urmston train station".

It's also close to the M60 and Urmston town centre.

The firm, which is advertising the home via Rightmove, explains the home has a storm porch, entrance hall and two reception rooms while outside is a brick outhouse, close to the ground floor.

There are three bedrooms and a bathroom with separate WC on the first floor.

The property has its own driveway for off-road parking, and is available with no onward chain, Trading Places adds.

Its sale comes at an ideal time, as the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Brits to have a brand new appreciation for gardens and outdoor spaces, according to new research.

Following the lift in lockdown measures, a study has found that over three million gardens are now set to be renovated, showing that people are investing more time and money into caring for their outdoor space - if they're lucky enough to have them.

This boost in interest is also great news for the revival in business for tradespeople and the economy, says Powered Now, a mobile billing service for the trades.

Its recent survey found that 18 per cent of respondents agreed that the threat of a second wave of Covid has influenced them to start home improvement projects sooner.

And the same percentage are planning to start home refurbs once the lockdown fully ends.

Benjamin Dyer, CEO of Powered Now, says that 71 per cent agreed that despite the Coronavirus, they won't postpone home improvement work.

The sentiment that Britons have shown towards scaling up their home improvements post-lockdown suggests that isolation and quarantine have fuelled a new appreciation for gardens and outdoor space, he added.

Benjamin said: "Our research has very much confirmed that Brits are eager to have home improvement jobs completed post-lockdown, treating themselves to a little home-based TLC.

"Our Small-to-Medium Enterprise customers are also talking about the pressure to complete jobs as people worry about a second wave.

"As we have seen from the sentiments established in this research, this could in fact help the trades bounce back even quicker as people will rush to hire a tradesperson for their work."

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