My Celebrity Life

Homes Under The Hammer couple paid £2,000 every year to live in converted bank

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The couple followed their dream on the show (Picture: BBC)

A couple from Homes Under The Hammer are set to be paid £2,000 a year to live in a charming converted bank, and yes we’re incredibly intrigued – and a little but jealous.

Graham and Sally realised their dreams after coming across the property in Knott End, Lancashire. They decided to take the plunge and bought the place for £142,000.

It’s a quirky property, but what made it really interesting is the fact it comes with the ATM built into the wall.

The machine whirls electronically, making a constant hum which reverberates around the house. The couple were also required to open their house for staff to access the machine in order for it to be refilled and emptied.

When they were visited by presenter Martel Maxwell, the couple said that they had set aside £35,000 to fix the house up.

‘So you have a sort of commercial, cold feel in parts, but then you have magnificent little details that I would always, always want to restore and keep,’ Martel said, looking around the interior.

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The house is one of the quirkier properties seen on the show (Picture: BBC)

While the ground floor houses the former bank, the upper floor was once home to the bank manager’s flat and master bedroom.

The cash machine wasn’t the only issue faced by Graham and Sally, either. There was also a large safe inside one of the rooms which was difficult to remove.

‘It would be a big job to remove these safes, requiring the expertise of professional safe installation engineers with specialist lifting gear,’ Martel said.

The pair also ended up spending more than their initial budget, with renovation costs running up to £60,000.

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Martel Maxwell, Dion Dublin and Martin Roberts are presenters on the long-running show (Picture: BBC)

‘This has been a long journey but at last it’s ready to be a home,’ Martel said after seeing the completed home.

It’s one of the quirkiest properties seen on Homes Under The Hammer recently, which remains a popular show in the BBC’s weekday schedule.

The show sees contributors bid on lots at auction, before seeing how much more they’re worth after they’ve been given a makeover. The show still pulls in over a million viewers in its 10am slot.

The current Homes Under The Hammer line-up is Martel, Martin Roberts, Dion Dublin, Jacqui Joseph and Tommy Walsh.

Homes Under The Hammer airs at 10am on BBC One.

Credit: Original article published here.

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