ARE you brave enough to live next door to a graveyard?

If so, this three-bedroom property overlooking Tonge Cemetery could be your ideal home ­— not to mention the perfect spot for a Halloween party.

Situated at the entrance to the graveyard, off Cemetery Road, The Lodge dates back to the 1800s and, having recently been restored, is described as ideal for a family seeking a “perfect balance of period charm with a modern contemporary finish”.

The home is being marketed by Hannon Holmes and can be snapped up for offers in excess of £295,000.

On the ground floor, you’ll be greeted by a “spacious” hallway that leads on into a living room, a kitchen/dining room, as well as an office and a pantry.

Head upstairs and you’ll discover three bedrooms complete with exposed stone walls, plus two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite.

Outside, the home boasts a private lawned garden flanked by stone walls and hedges, which separate it from the cemetery at the rear.

Meanwhile, its patio areas are described as “ideal for large outdoor family living”.

As for the graveyard itself, it was the first municipal cemetery in Bolton when it opened on New Year’s Eve 1856.

A Grade II listed site, its landscape designer William Henderson also designed Corporation Park in Blackburn, Alexandra Park in Oldham as well as Bolton’s Queens Park.

Among those buried there is one of Bolton’s most famous sons, Fred Dibnah, who lived a short distance away in Radcliffe Road for a large part of his life.

One of the more curious names to be found on headstones is that of Thomas McCarte ­— a lion tamer with the visiting Manders Menagerie circus who, on January 3 1872, began his final performance in Bolton.

Having already lost an arm while working with Bell and Myers’ circus in Liverpool, McCarte was billed as ‘Massarti the Lion Tamer’ for his Bolton show, which was to be his final performance.

While the house’s location may prove off-putting for some, the property’s spooky nature will likely intrigue the more ghoulish among us.

And look on the bright side, the neighbours shouldn’t make too much of a racket.