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A “real life doll’s house” as gone on the market in Merseyside, but it will set buyers back a hefty sum.

The massive home – set on an “amazing” piece of land – boasts seven bedrooms and four bathrooms.

And it is surrounded by “ornate grounds” – with a heated swimming pool, a decking area with a hot tub.

Other features include changing rooms including two sets of showers and an 19ft garage.

The seven-bedroom ‘Oak House’, on Merrilocks Road, is described as being in the “prestigious” area of Blundellsands.

It’s a sought-after location thanks to its close proximity to Crosby village that’s famed for its independent shops, bars and restaurants, and it’s within a short distance from Crosby beach and Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’.

Priced at £1,695,000, Oak House has plenty of impressive highlights both inside and outside, but arguably the most stunning is the charming original character features inside.

Images on Rightmove show that guests are welcomed into the home by a grand hallway, that has light hardwood herringbone flooring, contrasted with the dark wood panelled walls.

The dark panelled hallway is brightened up by the front windows and high white ceilings.

Off the hallway is a living room, dining room, sitting room, large family room, kitchen and breakfast area and a laundry room. There are three toilets on the ground floor also.

The living room has a mixture of Victorian and gothic designs with wooden beamed ceilings, a feature fireplace and grandfather clock.

A carpeted stairway leads to the first floor from the hallway which includes four double bedrooms and two large bathrooms.

The main bedroom has gorgeous triple aspect windows, overlooking the front of the home and the garden.

The second floor is currently being used as a gym and lounge area and has two further bedrooms, meaning there is plenty of space for buyers to be creative.

Outside the grounds are “phenomenal” benefiting from a large driveway, ornate pond, heated swimming pool, decking area with hot tub, changing rooms includes male and female showers and a 19 ft garage.

Homes in this location are known for being priced above average in Merseyside and this home is no different.

Listed with Entwistle Green, the property is up for just shy of £1,700,000 at £1,695,000.

Properties within a five mile radius of Oak House have sold for £1,650,000 on Kirklake Road, £1,300,000 on Campion View, £1,250,000 on St Andrews Road and Barkfield Avenue and £1,225,000 on Derby Road.

However according to Rightmove the majority of sales around the area during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £203,050. Terraced properties sold for an average of £116,222, with detached properties fetching £357,279.

The Entwistle Green listing reads: “Seldom do properties of this magnitude come to the market.

“Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate this amazing property. The property is full of character and prestige.

“A truly rare opportunity to purchase one of Liverpool’s most prestigious seaside properties.”