Derwydd Mansion, Wales, UK: £2.6million
As it turns out, this spooky-looking Welsh manor house is every bit as haunted as it looks. Derwydd Mansion, as the property is known, dates to roughly 1485 and sits nestled in the Carmarthenshire hills, between Ammanford and Llandeilo.
The Grade II-listed home boasts 14 bedrooms, seven reception rooms, four bathrooms, 12,758 square feet of living space, eight acres of land, a wealth of history – and a resident ghost. In addition to its phantom, the mansion has plenty more to recommend to some lucky buyer with £2.6million going spare.
Expertly preserved original details throughout the home include coffered plastered ceilings, Jacobean fireplaces, restored oak panelling, friezes, cornices, cartouches, heraldry, and a spectacular Tudor-style staircase all give the home a period elegance that takes you back through centuries of history.
The home has also retained its 17th-century interiors, which have been noted for their “exceptional quality and completeness and 19th-century additions which reinterpret the architectural theme”.
Indeed, according to the property’s listing, the estate is considered one of the largest and grandest in the county. And, like all great homes with rich histories, Derwydd is believed to have a ghost called “the white lady”.
The white lady, or Gwen Vaughan, as she is more formally known, is said to appear only to unmarried men, usually in the window of Sir Rhys’ room (sadly the listing does not specify which bedroom this is).