The Spookiest Gothic Houses On The Market This Halloween
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The Spookiest Gothic Houses On The Market This Halloween

Haunted? Definitely.

Halloween is just around the corner, and whether you’re looking to host a spooky bash or just scare yourself silly with a freaky film, it helps to have a haunted house to do it in. Here’s our pick of the best gothic houses on the market this Halloween. 

Duchy Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Gothic House

With a Tudor style tower and Gothic pointed roof, this North Yorkshire house is the sort of place you’d expect the Addams family to live. But behind the spooky facade there’s a bright and modern three-bedroom apartment. The kitchen is bathed in natural light, and the sweeping Victorian front room is decorated in fresh colours. But don’t worry – there’s still a spooky brick fireplace to snuggle up in front of when you’re watching scary movies. Available through Knight Frank for £549,950

Heronden Hall, Tenterden

Heronden Hall

Wood panelled dining rooms; high arched windows; suits of armour peering down from the galleried reception hall. It doesn’t get much more gothic than this Grade II listed castle. When you’re not wandering down candelabra-lit corridors or exploring the crenelated bell towers, you can roam the 45 acres of grounds at your leisure. Just watch out for ghosts. Available through Savills from £5,500,000 

Old Church, Heywood

gothic house

Here’s one for hardcore Halloween fans. Located in rural Wiltshire, this four-bedroom house is a converted church complete with grave yard, crypt, and stained glass windows. The décor inside is a little muddled, but with an abundance of original features there’s no reason why this couldn’t be the haunted horror house of dreams. Available though Hamptons for £750,000

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Avignon, Provence, France

gothic houses

With it’s stained glass window and gothic stone arches, this French townhouse is wonderfully spooky. Located in the charming old town of Avignon – about an hours drive from Marseille – it’s ideal for anyone looking to escape to the continent. And with thirteen bedrooms, there’s space to have all your friends over for a Halloween bash. Available through Knight Frank for £1,823,424.63

Lypiatt Lodge, Lypiatt, Stroud, Gloucestershire

With its crenelated towers and stone turret, this Grade II Listed lodge is a haunted castle in miniature. Designed by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville in 1820, it was once a gatehouse for neighbouring Lypiatt Park, but is now on the market as a self-contained property. There’s oriel and trefoil headed mullion windows, Tudor arched doorways and access to a roof terrace. The décor inside is a little dated, but with such a sense of history and room for five bedrooms, it’s a fantastic opportunity to be king of your own private fort. Available through Knight Frank, offers in excess of £700,000

Earlshall Castle, St Andrews, Fife

Earlshall Castle

This 16th century castle has hosted royal figures from Mary, Queen of Scots to King James I, and is sure to have it’s fair share of ghosts. There’s also a world-famous walled garden and numerous spectacular reception rooms, all of them with unique and storied period features. And don’t miss the magnificent, 50ft painted ceiling in the Long Gallery, depicting coats of arms of European and Scottish noblity. Available through Savills, POA

Toadpit Lane, West Hill, Devon

luxury property

At the end of a spooky woodland land you’ll find this old vicarage. It may look haunted from outside, but indoors you’ll find a bright and sunny family home that abounds with original fireplaces and woodwork. Gaze out over the countryside, lounge beneath the magnolias, or take a dip in the pool. And then when October 31st rolls around, get ready to give trick or treaters a good fright. Available through Humberts for £1,175,000

Featured image: Heronden Hall

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