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House With 'Excellent Transport Links' Has Bus Stop Blocking Path To Front Door

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House With 'Excellent Transport Links' Has Bus Stop Blocking Path To Front Door

House hunters were left baffled after a new home boasting 'excellent transport links' went on the market, with a bus stop blocking the path to the front door.

The 10ft high pole and bus stop sign stands slap bang in the middle of the entrance to a modern terraced house - complete with a bus timetable, should you need to look up when the next service is due.

The three-storey townhouse on Main Street in Stapenhill, Burton, Staffordshire, went on the market with John German estate agents for £174,950.

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The stop is for passengers using the number 2, 21, 21E and 22 Burton services, which run every day between 7am and 6pm.

Prospective buyers worry that the home's 'excellent transport links' may pose a bit of a problem for the owner of the property, which comes with a garden and parking space.

Local resident Jane Evans, 23, said: "I'm renting with my boyfriend at the moment and we're desperate to buy our first home together.

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"I saw this house go up for sale and told my boyfriend it was perfect all except for the bus stop in the middle of the path.

"He thought I was joking until he saw it for himself. He actually gets the bus to work so I told him he had no excuse for being late.

"The house particulars even said it had excellent transport links. I suppose that's bang on.

"It is daft though, if we had kids I'd have to leave the pushchair on the pavement."

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Facebook users also found the strange feature amusing, commenting on social media to joke about the bizarre placement of the bus stop.

One person wrote: "Brains? Planning? Communication? Waste of money."

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Someone else joked: "Typical, you wait ages for a new housing development and then this comes along...."

A third added: "Obviously they didn't think it through before putting in the pathway to the house and where they placed the door, dumb builders, lol."

Another said they hoped no one trying to get in was in a wheelchair, as they'd be 'screwed', while one person suggested grabbing a 'cut off saw' and cutting a 'foot or two off the brick wall'.

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Someone else added: "See it all the time. I'll give it a week before one of the utilities comes and digs up the new tarmac roads and pavements."

Bus firm Midland Classic revealed the sign was put on the path before the new houses were built.

Staffordshire County Council confirmed that the developer behind the property was being approached to 'relocate the bus stop as soon as possible'.

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Topics: UK News, News, Property, House

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