15th October, 2021

Top 10 Halloween Homes

Top 10 Halloween Homes

With Halloween on the horizon, the spooky season is truly open us. The kids have chosen their ghoulish designs and carefully carved out pumpkins to sit proudly on the doorstep, but perhaps your mind is still on choosing a new home to carve a new life for you and your family? October is a great time to buy and move in time for Christmas, so we have selected our favourite Gothic style properties on the market, perfect for this time of year.

No tricks with Fine & Country when it comes to buying… only treats;

1. Alfreton, Derbyshire, 8 Bedrooms

Oakerthorpe Manor is a stunning Victorian, eight-bedroom property with two additional self-contained apartments to the rear. Surrounded by formal gardens and woodland, extending to circa 3 acres, this stunning period property is located in a prominent elevated rural location, whilst also being only a couple of miles from the popular town of Alfreton and within 30 minutes drive of the Peak District National Park. The current owners have lived here since 2007 and have improved the property to create a large family home. The wealth of original features combined with the improvements undertaken by the owners is very sympathetic.

2. Auchencairn, Scotland, 20 Bedrooms

Orchardton Castle is a unique Grade B Listed Scottish Castle located on the Solway Coast. With over 40 rooms over four floors this exceptional property is currently a stunning family home but offers exceptional business potential as a wedding venue or boutique hotel. The house benefits from a south west aspect and the large windows throughout the property ensure the whole property is flooded with natural light at all times of the day. There are over 30 working fireplaces as well as oil central heating throughout.

3. Essendon, Hertfordshire, 3 Bedrooms

This elegant and unique three-bedroom split-level apartment offers luxury living set within the exclusive Essendon Country Club with 400 acres of picturesque countryside with 2 golf courses. The development was converted by the renowned conversion specialist's PJ Livesey group approximately 10 years ago and is set within incredibly impressive grounds and private gardens including the Victorian garden with its beautiful array of flowers and shrubs.

4. Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, 4 Bedrooms

Gayhurst House is a magnificent Grade I Elizabethan mansion steeped in history, although the original date of the building is 1500, arguably the date that catapulted Gayhurst House into the history books was 1581 when Queen Elizabeth I gave the estate to Sir Francis Drake as a reward. In the early 1600's the house was owned by Sir Everard and Lady Digby noted for their involvement with the gun powder plot and Guy Fawkes who is believed to have visited Gayhurst House.

5. Ceredigion, Wales, 10 Bedrooms

Trawgoed Mansion is a rare opportunity to own a slice of British history, this Grade II star listed home offers a chance to live in a bygone era, and all in unique grounds and gardens approaching 10 acres. The present owners have begun the restoration process of the wing of this historic home and there are now numerous potential opportunities for clients to either live residentially or develop the property into a commercial venture subject to the relevant planning permissions.

6. Lancaster, Lancashire, 4 Bedrooms

On the market for the first time since it was completed in 2016 is this impressive 4 bedroom mansion apartment that stands as the centrepiece to PJ Livesey's development of The Residence in Lancaster. This historic Grade II listed gothic building was built in 1883 and has since stood as an iconic feature of the Lancaster City skyline. In present day, the near 40 acres of private grounds has been completely transformed to provide an array of new build homes and stunning contemporary apartments within the striking annexe of this former asylum.

7. Besford, Worcestershire, 3 Bedrooms

This apartment is a high-status property over two floors within Besford Court Estate. The property amounts to circa 4,000 sq. ft including a beautiful former ballroom as the centre piece and three bedroom suites. All windows face east and south, and enjoy sunshine all day. The original building has a Tudor oak frame and the stone built part of the property was added in 1912. The 35 acre Besford Court Estate includes a private community hall, tennis court, lawns, amenity fields, formal gardens and woodland. There is private double carport and secure cellar storage.

8. Rossendale, Lancashire, 7 Bedrooms

Flaxmoss House is an expansive seven-bedroom residence of note, originally commissioned in the mid-1800s by local dignitary William Turner. Accessed via private electric gates, mature grounds envelop the property and amount to approximately 1 acre. The home boasts grand proportions, befitting of its status and heritage, with a genuine historic connection, the property has its roots firmly in the local landscape and an architectural flair that is clear to see. Combining generosity of scale, with character elements such as feature fireplaces and stunning stone mullioned windows, living spaces are simply superb.

9. Otley, West Yorkshire, 5 Bedrooms

Brunswick House is a magnificent Victorian Home with origins dating to the late 1800's and situated in a superb elevated position and having most superb panoramic views. Sitting on the outskirts of this most popular Wharfedale town, this imposing home offers most versatile accommodation. Set over four floors having been sympathetically restored providing many character features, and yet has all the necessary amenities for modern day living.

10. Liverpool, Merseyside, 3 Bedrooms

Located in the stunning and secluded Allerton Priory. This lavish three-bedroom apartment boasts two floors of incredible living space. The main living area features 14-foot ceilings and huge floor to ceiling windows onlooking the magnificent grounds of the Priory. This spacious apartment is approached via a private road, the showstopping view of the Ye Priory Court and the Priory Grounds meets you at the end of the road.

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