Ruined home of real-life Wicker Man up for sale for devilish £500,000

Ruined home of real-life Wicker Man and notorious Satanist goes up for sale for a devilish £500,000

  • Home of notorious dead Satanist on Loch Ness up for auction for £510,000
  • Real-life ‘Wicker Man’ Aleister Crowley ‘practised black magic’ in early 1900s
  • Later owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page before burning down in 2015
  • Agents Galbraith called it a ‘unique renovation project on shores of Loch Ness’ 

The ruined former-home of a real-life ‘Wicker Man’ and a legendary guitarist has been put for sale – for more than £500,000.

Boleskine House in Foyers on the banks of Loch Ness, Highlands, would prove to be ultimate renovation project after it was severely damaged by a fire four years ago.

The imposing Loch-side manor used to be owned by Aleister Crowley, who is said to have practiced black magic at the property between 1899 and 1933.

Boleskine House in Foyers on the banks of Loch Ness, which has been put up for sale, along with the surrounding estate, for £510,000

The home as it looked before it was ravaged by a fire in 2015

Born in Royal Leamingston Spa, Warwickshire in 1875, Crowley was an occultist, writer and mountaineer who rejected Christian doctrine and established Thelema.

Calling himself a prophet, he said he would be the one to guide humanity into the so-called ‘Aeon of Horus’ – an age of spiritual interest and self-realisation.

He died at the age of 72 in Hastings, East Sussex in 1947.

Some 23 year after his death, the home was bought by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, who infrequently lived between it and London until 1992. 

The property has been described by estate agents Galbraith as a ‘unique renovation project on the shores of Loch Ness’

The 18th century Highlands haunt went up in flames in 2015, destroying the roof and destroying most of the interior. The house was unoccupied and there were no casualties

Satanist and real life ‘Wicker Man’ Aleister Crowley (right) lived in the house until his death in 1947. 23 years later the house was bought by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page

In 2015, a major fire devastated the B-listed Georgian building, stripping out the interior and collapsing the roof.

The property is listed on the market for £510,000 and includes the ruins of the house and 22.9 acres of land.

Described by estate agents Galbraith as a ‘unique renovation project on the shores of Loch Ness’, the four lots also include a coach house, a B-listed gate house, grazing land and woodland.

Jimmy Page pictured visiting Boleskine House, which he purchased in the 1970s during the height of band Led Zeppelin’s success

The historic property also benefits from stunning view over the nearby Loch Ness

A Gate Lodge on the estate is also up for sale, with the listing asking for offers in excess of £110,000

A listing for the property on the agent’s website said: ‘Formerly a gracious B listed Georgian house of historic note, Boleskine House was predominantly destroyed by fire in 2015 and today the main walls with echoes of its former splendour are all that remains.

‘The opportunity now exists to restore the house and grounds to create an outstanding property subject to obtaining the necessary consents.’

There are another three listings for other parts of the former Satanist’s home, including a Gate Lodge for offers in excess of £110,000, and grazing land for £50,000.

The eerily abandoned Coach House set away from the main building could also be yours, if you are willing to make an offer for the building of over £150,000

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