A PICTURESQUE Saddleworth canal-side meeting point is to come under the auctioneers hammer next week.

Brownhill Countryside Centre, Wool Road, Dobcross is to be auctioned by Pugh and Co at the AJ Bell stadium with a guide price of £225,000.

The property, at the junction of Wool Road/High Street (A670) and Dobcross New Road, has the historic Huddersfield Narrow Canal at the rear.

The freehold detached two-storey stone built property which is being sold part let to the Lime Kiln Cafe by way of a lease which is holding over at a rent of £9,000 a year.

The 815 square yards site area includes a car park and detached toilet block.

The cafe area is on the ground floor with kitchens, offices, storage and plant room with meeting rooms and storage in the first floor.

There is an enclosed front car park for 10 to 15 vehicles and a canopied walk way area.

Interested parties should consult with Planning Services, Oldham Council, Civic Centre, PO Box 30, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UQ. Tel: 0161 770 4105.

Alternatively, enquiries can be made at the planning enquiry desk within Access Oldham between the hours of 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday.

The auction takes place on Tuesday, February 19.