‘Haunted’ manor for sale

A MANOR house alleged to be one of Britain’s most haunted properties is going under the hammer later this month.

Security guards refuse to work alone at night at Wymering Manor in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

The property, believed to be the city’s oldest house, needs major restoration and structural repairs and hence has a guide price of £375,000 (€455,000).

The Grade II* building is a 17th century former vicarage, monastery and family home, and was a youth hostel from 1960 until 2006. The manor was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086.

It has seen much-documented paranormal activity, including sudden drops in temperature, children whispering and strange apparitions, and over the years has appeared on TV’s Most Haunted and video website YouTube.

The building’s current owner, Portsmouth City Council, is selling it to cut costs.

Jeremy Lamb, chartered surveyor at Andrews & Robertson, said: “This is a property of some renown for being haunted, so there is a fair chance a future owner may use it as a guest house because of the novelty factor attached to it.”

Currently the building has planning permission for use as a hotel.


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