Ireland's Most Haunted House Is Up For Sale
Ireland's notorious haunted mansion, Loftus Hall, is up for sale - and you can get the house and all its spirits for just over £2 million.
Sitting on the Hook Peninsula in Wexford County, the 22-bedroom gothic manor is said to be home to a whole host of spooky inhabitants.
Set against 63 acres of land, the 27,124 square foot estate was restored and opened up to the public when it was bought in 2011 by Aidan Quigley.
And one of his major conditions of selling the property is that the new owner must be willing to carry on allowing the home to stay open to the public.
Speaking to Insider, Aiden said: "We brought it to a stage where we're quite happy with what we've done.
"We'll let somebody else take it up with new energy, new monies, and new ideas."
He added: "You watch someone getting absolutely terrified, and the confusion around it is brilliant. It's great fun - if you count that as fun."
With about 70,000 to 80,000 people flocking to visit each and every year, what exactly is it about the house's history that is so intriguing?
The first castle was built on the site in 1170 by Norman knight Raymond Les Gros, who changed his surname to Redmond.
The Redmond family built the Hall in 1350 during the Black Death to replace the castle, it then became known as Redmond Hall.
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It stayed in the family until the 1650s when it was renamed Loftus Hall after being given to a new family.
The tale goes that during a storm at sea, a dark stranger approached the hall on horseback after his ship was damaged.
He was invited in for shelter and spent a few days with the Tottenham family - who were living in the hall at the time.
The young Lady Anne Tottenham was fell in love with the stranger.
When the family were playing cards one night, she accidentally dropped one on the floor, when she bent down to pick it up, she noticed that the stranger had hooves instead of feet.
The website reads: "As soon as he realised what she had seen, he shot through the roof in a ball of flames.
"Anne never recovered, she went in to a state of shock and madness and her family locked her in the tapestry room for fear that anyone would see her.
"She died a couple of years later, still quite young, but her death was no release as servants and family members reported seeing her wandering through the house at night.
"The family had the local catholic priest Fr Broaders exorcise the hall, but he could not exorcise the tapestry room."
Since it opened to the public, numerous people say they have felt and seen things in the corridors of the hall.
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Featured Image Credit: Loftus Hall