With pumpkins on doorsteps and the days becoming shorter, it can only mean that Halloween is fast approaching. Whether you are out trick or treating or staying in and locking yourself away from any potential nasty frights – we thought it would be fun to show you what kind of houses are for sale on the market right now in some of the UK’s scariest and most haunted locations.
4 bedroom farm house – £1,600,000
Deep in South East Lancashire is the notorious natural landmark of Pendle Hill. Considered one of the most haunted spots in the UK, Pendle Hill was rumoured to once be the home to a coven of 12 witches during the 17th century. Found guilty of witchcraft and subsequently executed, their ghosts are still said to haunt the hill and the surroundings buildings and inns.
At the foot of Pendle Hill is the village of Roughlee, and this beautiful 4 bedroom converted farm house with a guide price of £1.6m. With original features throughout, it sits upon a sizeable plot of land and has views of Pendle Hill itself.
3 bedroom cottage – £525,000
At the other end of the country on the North Cornwall coast lies the small fishing village of Boscastle. Currently home to the UK’s only Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, local villagers can also be heard telling tales of church bells ringing from the sea and of the long-since passed mother and daughter who are said to inhabit room number 9 of the villages grand Wellington Hotel.
Not far on Old Road is this delightful chocolate box 3 bedroom cottage. With well tended grounds and a view down the country road to the harbour and incoming sea, it provides a good vantage point down to the Wellington Hotel, in the safe shadow of Forrabury Church.
3 bedroom house – £420,000
Back up north is the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Looked down on by the huge, impressive remains of the gothic Whitby Abbey, the town is a weaving maze of cobbled streets and period character. It is most famous for being the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. It is said Stoker was inspired by the story of a ship arriving from Romania with only it’s captain still alive. A black dog jumped from the ship and ran up the 199 steps to the Abbey. Legend has it that the Count had arrived.
On the outskirts of the main seafront town itself is this modern 3 bedroom house. It is a short walk into town and has been fully redocrated to a high standard. It also boasts a large garden area that is a rare feature in Whitby, due to it’s infrastructure originally as a fishing town.
3 bedroom house – £245,000
The large, swathing expanse of predominantly agricultural land that occupies the East Anglian county of Suffolk, is home to the historic market town of Bury St. Edmunds. Being home to Britain’s largest brewery and also the birthplace of the Magna Carta, Bury St.Edmunds’ darker history lies in being the main operating area of Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins – the UK’s most notorious witch hunter during the 1600’s. Historic documents detail 18 people being executed for being witches in one day in Bury St Edmunds by Hopkins – a man who would later finish his career having sentenced 300 more people to a similar fate.
On Mustow Street in the town centre is this Grade II listed 3 bedroom period terraced house. Though diminutive in size, the house sits overlooked by the impressive Bury St. Edmunds Abbey and Gardens and is split over three stories.
We wish you all a happy and safe Halloween!