Fortean Property Portfolio

Many thanks to the Fortean powerhouse that is Mike Dash for the heads up on this entry for the Fortean Property Portfolio.

We have a nice haunted house for your perusal today, and quite frankly even without the ghostly goings on it would be a rather impressive building.  First the bad news.  It's £1 000 000.  And that's the only bad news, everything from now on is great.

It's in North Wales quite close to Prestatyn, Grade 1 listed, seven bedroom and 400 years old.

The description from the estate agents reads

"A most attractive and historic property listed Grade I together with
detached cottage occupying a mature garden setting, in all 1.6 acres.
Henblas
bears the date 1645 and is Listed Grade I for its special architectural
and historic importance. It is a fine example of late Elizabethan
architecture and described as a substantial mid-17th century gentry
house of ambitious design and plan. The construction is of Ashlar stone
under a slate roof with coped gables and ball finials together with
stone chimney stacks. Rarely does a property of this stature come to
the market being one of the new private homes listed Grade I in North
Wales making Henblas a unique opportunity. It is listed in P. Smith's
'Houses of the Welsh Countryside' providing a detailed account of the
property's history. The house has a particularly attractive and
interesting front facade with three unequal gables, the front door
incorporated within the middle gable and slightly off-set above with an
oriel window rising from Doric wall shafts that stand on the hood mould
of the doorway between which are worn figures in relief. The rear of
the building is a mixture of dressed and rubble stone part hung with
wisteria creeper."

And it then goes on to tell us what we would get for one million pounds

"ACCOMMODATION IN BRIEF

HENBLAS

HENBLAS

Vestibule, Dining Room, Staircase Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Sitting Room, Amdega Conservatory, Study, Cellars.
First floor Drawing Room/Bedroom 4, 3 Principal Bedrooms, Occasional Child's Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms.
Impressive Second Floor Vaulted Gallery.
Detached Barn comprising: Garaging, Store Room and Workshop over.
Garden Stores, Extensive Parking, Mature Gardens and Grounds.

HENBLAS LODGE

HENBLAS LODGE

Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Pantry, Sitting Room, Rear Porch.
3 Bedrooms, Bathroom.
Landscaped Gardens.
In all, approximately 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)."

But scour as I might there is no meetion of any alleged haunting on the estate agents website.  For that we have to head over to the Daily Mail

And that is actually limited to the following single sentence

"Ghostly coach and horses has been heard clattering through the gateway"

The Welsh Daily Post carries the stroy and mentions the ghost in it's headline and nowhere else and it as the price as a mere £750 000.

 

And that seems to be it.  I can't find anymore mention of the ghost nor can I find any details.  If anyone haas heard stories prior to the sale please get in touch and let us know.

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