‘Haunted’ house goes on the market for £1.75m

‘Haunted’ house for sale (spirits included): Abandoned asylum where ghosthunters say they were attacked by spooks goes on market for £1.75m

  • Abandoned asylum in Wales with live in ghost goes on the market for £1.75m 
  • Grade II listed Pool Park has Gothic inspired architecture and has thick woodland
  • Property comes with a spooky reputation and is a local haunt of ghost hunters 
  • Despite demonic presence, the property has kept many of its original features 

An abandoned asylum where ghosthunters say they were attacked by demonic spirits has gone on the market for £1.75 million.

The haunted house, in a sleepy corner of North Wales, has Gothic inspired architecture, is surrounded by woodland and comes with a very spooky reputation.

Grade II listed Pool Park, near Ruthin, has planning permission to be transformed into a care home – but only if builders don’t mind working around the ghostly lodgers.

An abandoned asylum where ghosthunters say they were attacked by demonic spirits has gone on the market for £1.75 million. The haunted house, in a sleepy corner of North Wales, has Gothic inspired architecture, is surrounded by woodland and comes with a spooky reputation

Grade II listed Pool Park, near Ruthin, has planning permission to be transformed into a care home – but only if builders don’t mind working around the ghostly lodgers

Paranormal groups who call themselves The Ouija Brothers and Dark Arts both claim the home is possessed by an aggressive spirit and carries an evil energy.

Ghosthunter Jason Griffiths said: ‘There’s a very dark, heavy presence at Pool Parc and if you don’t listen to it and pay it attention, it makes itself known. 

‘You can feel when he’s near, the surrounding energy becomes heavy.’ 

But if potential owners are willing to look past the ghostly apparitions and odd exorcism, the one time plush pad has kept many of its original features and is ripe for a renovation.

Looking for a new owner who can rescue this slice of Welsh Heritage before it’s too late, Pool Parc is on the market for offers in excess of £1.75 million with estate agent Jackson Stops, call 01244 328361 for further information

Ff potential owners are willing to look past the ghostly apparitions and odd exorcism, the one time plush pad has kept many of its original features and is ripe for a renovation

Elaborate wall wood panelling, unique fireplaces and a half-timbered facade ensured that this mansion became a luxury and impressive country manor.  

It is said in local folklore that the Bagot family lost the whole estate on a bet at the races in 1928. 

In 1937 it was opened as an asylum for 87 patients by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital to provide relief for the over-crowded nearby Denbigh Asylum, which is also said to be haunted. 

It is said in local folklore that the Bagot family lost the whole estate on a bet at the races in 1928. In 1937 it was opened as an asylum for 87 patients by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital to provide relief for the over-crowded nearby Denbigh Asylum, which is also said to be haunted

Pool Park was closed in 1989. As the internal photographs show, even in 2011 the structure was starting to significantly decay

Pool Park was closed in 1989. As the internal photographs show, even in 2011 the structure was starting to significantly decay.

But with the roof deteriorating, the last seven years have seen worrying structural damage occur, including roof collapses.

Years of vandalism and ineffective maintenance has resulted in this former glorious gem of Wales’ heritage becoming derelict. 

It is now in a very dangerous, life-threatening state of repair and is not accessible internally. 

But with the roof deteriorating, the last seven years have seen worrying structural damage occur, including roof collapses

Years of vandalism and ineffective maintenance has resulted in this former glorious gem of Wales’ heritage becoming derelict

The roof is in a state, the floors have collapsed, damp is running riot, wood panels are rotting and original features have been stripped out – leaving just open spaces and, possibly, some angry spirits. 

Mr Griffiths from The Ouija Brothers says seeing friend Karl Hassel from Dark Arts was once attacked by an aggressive spirit and possibly possessed at Pool Park.   

The plasterer in Wolverhampton by day and a ghost hunter by night, had his own experience at Pool Park on the eventful night, having his shirt aggressively tugged when no-one was behind him.

Other notable events Mr Griffiths witnessed that night was Karl being scratched by a spirit.

It is now in a very dangerous, life-threatening state of repair and is not accessible internally

The roof is in a state, the floors have collapsed, damp is running riot, wood panels are rotting and original features have been stripped out – leaving just open spaces and, possibly, some angry spirits

He says: ‘I was watching him the whole time and he was just standing there with the camera, filming. 

‘He didn’t lean up against the wall or anything. He felt his back burning and when we looked, he had a massive, unexplained red scratch where he felt the burning.’ 

Mr Griffiths, with his best mate Steven Richards, have been investigating alleged haunted locations together for more than a year and approach each project with a view of trying to ‘debunk’ any activity.

But some experiences are difficult to explain. Mr Griffiths said: ‘Some people remain a sceptic whatever their experience, like a friend of ours.

It is thought there has been a building on the site for centuries within the deer park, and originally owned by the Salesbury family during the 1500s, but according to website coflein.gov.uk, the former structure was rebuilt between 1826 – 1829 for the second Lord Bagot

‘He joined the group at Pool Parc and was physically pushed in the chest so hard it stopped him from entering a room. 

‘He’s 6 foot 7, so that’s not an easy thing to do, but he still doesn’t believe!’ 

Ghostly encounter But it’s not just Jason and his group of friends who have had a ghostly encounter at Pool Parc. 

Two years ago ghost hunter Mark Vernon from West Yorkshire caught on camera an unexplained dark shadow rushing towards him. 

The video shows what Mark describes as a ‘shadow man’ and a mist coming down a rear staircase. 

Two years ago ghost hunter Mark Vernon from West Yorkshire caught on camera an unexplained dark shadow rushing towards him. The video shows what Mark describes as a ‘shadow man’ and a mist coming down a rear staircase

In 2016, on his visit to the property, a ghosthunter claims to have encountered a number of spirits as well as the ‘shadow man’, including a little girl’s voice saying: ‘There’s a bad man over there’

In 2016, on his visit to the property, a ghosthunter claims to have encountered a number of spirits as well as the ‘shadow man’, including a little girl’s voice saying: ‘There’s a bad man over there.’

It is thought there has been a building on the site for centuries within the deer park, and originally owned by the Salesbury family during the 1500s, but according to website coflein.gov.uk, the former structure was rebuilt between 1826 – 1829 for the second Lord Bagot.  

Looking for a new owner who can rescue this slice of Welsh Heritage before it’s too late, Pool Parc is on the market for offers in excess of £1.75 million with estate agent Jackson Stops, call 01244 328361 for further information.

 

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