Fairytale lodge with picturesque garden goes on the market for £385,000

A fairytale lodge with a picture book gardens has gone on the market with a £385,000 price tag.

The magical property offers a chance to step into a mystical world with its idyllic grounds and location.

Park Lodge is described by agents as deceptively spacious and is located near Churchtown in Merseyside.

It is also close to the Botanic Gardens, a hugely popular Victorian attraction where people flock to from the North West of England.

The Liverpool Echo reported the dwelling can be accessed via private gates with off-road parking and has a wrap-around stone flagged terrace to the rear.

A period fireplace takes centre stage in its spacious lounge and a modern fitted kitchen, in an eye-catching red hue, is a far cry from the historic exterior and comes with all the integrated appliances needed.

There is a further show-stopping fireplace in the dining room, set back in a bare brick recess and painted pillar box red, continuing the colourful theme.

Upstairs there are two bathrooms and a large family bathroom with stylish tiling.

The rear terrace is the perfect place to unwind, but the property also has a carefully manicured lawn and mature gardens to enjoy.

Park Lodge is being marketed by Arnold & Phillips at an asking price of £385,000.

Properties on Bankfield Lane sold for an average of £445,000 over the last year, 40 per cent up on the previous period.

The Mirror reported on another lodge which had gone on sale and hid a secret.

The traditional period exterior of The White Lodge in Leicester just a front for a truly stunning modern interior that includes everything from a sauna to a swimming pool.

But the traditional side isn’t ignored either – with an Aga in the kitchen and romantic fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom.

And that is before an incredible 1.27 acres of land to go with the cellar, out buildings and 5,300 square feet of living space.

“Spanning several centuries, The White Lodge combines an exciting clash of architectural styles with accommodation to includes four reception rooms, heavily glazed, double height garden room and a fully bespoke family kitchen with AGA,” the estate agent description read.

The property outside Leicester is near four train stations within a few miles and the M1 and M69 are within 10 miles.

The village is on the edge of Bradgate Park between Leicester and Loughborough, with Charnwood Forest offering countryside walks and beauty spots such as Beacon Hill.

There are also two village pubs in walking distance and bus stops just outside.