Plan for self-sufficient home
SINCE Rachel and her family moved out, the former gamekeeper’s cottage has remained empty.
Now, more than 30 years since anyone has lived there, her former home has finally found a new owner.
Property developer Jason Reece, 46, from Diggle, bought the house at auction for £200,000 and hopes to turn it into a modern, selfsustaining home.
Speaking of his plans to revive the old home. he told the M.E.N.: “I live in Diggle and we have known about the house for about 20 years and I was interested then but couldn’t do it at the time.
“We build new houses and do custom work so the plan is to see if we can make this selfsufficient, using solar panels and bio-fuel generator.
“It is a little bit of a gamble, I guess.” Jason Reece