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Luxury home where Sadie Hartley was murdered sold for £500,000

The property in Lancashire has been on the market since February

Sadie Hartley's house has reportedly been sold for £500,000

The luxury house where Sadie Hartley was murdered by two Chester women has finally been sold – after seeing £50,000 knocked off the asking price.

The five-bedroom home in Helmshore, Rossendale, Lancashire, was originally put on the market in February for £550,000.

After struggling to sell the property, however, the asking price was eventually reduced to £525,000.

Now after months of being on the market the property has been sold, with the buyers reportedly managing to secure it for £500,000.

Ms Hartley, 60, died at the property on January 14 of this year, after she was brutally attacked by Blacon woman Sarah Williams, 35, suffering multiple knife wounds.

She was paralysed with a 500,000-volt stun gun after answering the door then knifed 40 times in an attack branded an ‘orgy of violence’ carried out with ‘demonic savagery’.

Both Miss Williams and her accomplice Katrina Walsh, 56, of Guilden Sutton , were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison at Preston Crown Court, in August.

In the aftermath of the trial Ms Hartley’s family spoke of the impact the horrific murder had on the family.

Daughter Charlotte said: “Obviously it’s been difficult but all you want is for it to almost be over so we can all start grieving as a family without having our lives all over the world and having to go to a court every single day and to hear this which should never have happened.

“I think we all cope very differently. Everybody is different.

“But we have coped by just all sticking together as a family. We are all very close anyway and just being a unit together gets us through and things some people might struggle on the others are picking us up.”

In the RightMove advertisement it is described as: “A substantial five-bedroom detached family home set in a highly regarded woodland setting.”

Sadie Hartley

It adds: “Originally built by ‘Hurstwood’ these sought after family homes are ideal for the modern professional family being close to local amenities and countryside and a short drive to the motorway network.”

The property boasts an entrance hall, living room and separate dining room, a family kitchen as well as five double bedrooms.

While outside there is a large paved driveway leading to a double garage and gardens to all sides of the house.

According to the estate agent’s website, the house on Sunny Bank Road, has been sold subject to contract.

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