In the spirit of Halloween, home services marketplace Plentific.com has found the top 5 spooky properties on the market. These buildings are a bargain for a buyer willing to overlook their history and decor, so why not book a viewing? We dare you…
A spokesperson for Plentific, Stephen Jury, said: ‘For today’s potential buyers, the history of a property will not affect the likelihood of investing. With a few renovations and some DIY or hiring in a tradesman, these properties could easily suit a modern family.’
‘THE CAGE’ – COTTAGE IN CLACTON-ON-SEA
Property Price: £269,000
Reason for Making the List: A Prison for Witches
Whilst not appearing particularly sinister on the outside, this cottage has a dark history. Back in the 16th century, young women accused of witchcraft would be held here until they were sentenced. This included the famous young Ursula Kemp, who was hanged in 1582. Additionally, the building was even used as a prison in 1908. It also has a sign to confirm Kemp’s imprisonment and sentencing on the grounds.
MALPLAQUET HOUSE – LONDON
Property Price: £2,950,000
Reason for Making the List: Creepy Interior
Dating back to 1741, this impressively sized mansion is every London commuter’s dream… if you can handle the incredibly eerie interior. Obviously, it’s brimming with history and this grand estate makes the list thanks to its extremely strange decor. If you can handle wall-to-wall of crosses, and are a taxidermy enthusiast and don’t mind the supposedly paranormal residents (which can be seen in the listed images), then this is the property for you!
THE ICE HOUSE – KINCARDINESHIRE
Property Price: £340,000
Reason for Making the List: A Romantic End
Once a salmon fishing station, the Ice House has made the list because of the tragic history that surrounds it. Famous today for his poetry and a young man named George Beattic loved and proposed to a local heiress. However, she broke off the engagement and married another. Distraught, Beattic stood in the local graveyard and fired practice shots at the fishing station. Eventually turning the gun on himself. A memorial to him can still be found in the churchyard.
THE THREE PIGEONS INN – NORTH WALES
Property Price: £775,000
Reason for Making the List: Ghostly sightings
Property Link: https://www.christie.com/properties/pubs/a2jd0000001nmjtmai/
Boasting several ghostly sightings, the Three Pigeons Inn was rebuilt in 1777. It still serves its ale straight from the casks in its cellar and many locals have experienced paranormal encounters. Including the ghost of an old man comfortably seated in front of the fire and a mysterious young teenager misbehaving around the property. So, why not drop by for some spirits?
BARLEY GREEN FARMHOUSE – LANCASHIRE
Property Price: £515,000
So, Reason for Making the List: Brimming with History
Built in 1796, this property was once a preaching location for John Wesley (founder of the Wesleyan Methodist Church). However, this location hides a darker history. Furthermore, A Bronze Age burial ground was discovered nearby at the summit of Pendle Hill, and it was also home to the Pendle Witches. As a result, both locals and tourists visit the area in search of ghosts every year!