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Swedish property is a dead-cert!
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Swedish property is a dead-cert!

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Buying property can be a tricky game as purchasers occasionally end up getting more than they bargained for. But, for anyone planning to bid on an unusual property in Sweden there are no excuses for not being forewarned.

(JB) Buying property can be a tricky game as purchasers occasionally end up getting more than they bargained for.

But, for anyone planning to bid on an unusual property in Sweden there are no excuses for not being forewarned.

As well as boasting five bedrooms, the house on the Baltic sea island of Gotland also has the added curiosity of being built on the foundations of a Russian church. As such the kitchen was constructed over a presbytery and the cellar contains a real skeleton.

Viewers of the property will hardly have a chance to overlook the cellar's novel decoration as the tomb contents are visible through a glass panel.

Estate agency owner Leif Bertwig said there is no reason to be frightened of the skeleton, thought to be the remains of a Russian man who died 800 years ago. He said: “It lies in consecrated soil and rests at peace.”

The starting price for the house, including skeletons in cellars, is just under half a million euros.