Spooky Breaks Perfect For A Halloween-Inspired Getaway

With Halloween looming on the horizon and new research indicating that 44% of vacationers would be happy to stay in a haunted house, now seems like the perfect time to round up some of the spookiest vacation cabins available across the UK. United.

In a recent survey, a vacation rental company Vrbo found that 60% of people believed in haunted houses, with 32% saying they had ever stayed in one in the UK. Of those who had not done so before, 22% were very excited to stay in a house with other ghostly guests.

These cottages across the UK provide the perfect setting for a spooky Halloween get-together.

Courthouse Manor, Painswick

Courthouse Manor House, Painswick

Accommodation capacity : 26

Price: From £ 2,647 per night

Ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds, Court House Manor is a 1,600 square foot country house with 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.

This historic house packed with modern technology and facilities alongside its period features, including a billiard room, swimming pool, living and dining area with roaring fires, full Wi-Fi, and TVs in every room .

Scary credentials: Strong. Previous guests in the house include Charles I, who took refuge there in 1643 during the siege of Gloucester. It is said that his ghost haunts the four hectares of landscaped gardens.

Osprey Log cabin, Dallavich, Taynuilt, Scotland

Osprey Log cabin, Dallavich, Taynuilt, Scotland
Osprey Log cabin, Dallavich, Taynuilt, Scotland

Accommodation capacity : 8

Price: From £ 114 per night

This superb cabin has stunning views over the aptly named Loch Awe and the mountains beyond.

A three-bedroom pet-friendly property, it has an open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen. There is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, then another twin bedroom and a double bedroom with bunk beds and a family bathroom.

There is a wood-fired hot tub and full Wi-Fi, both available for an additional fee.

Scary credentials: The beheaded ghost of Ewan MacLaine of Lochbuie (aka Ewan the Headless) would roam Glen Mhor while waiting to harvest the spirits of other members of his clan. At least with the floor-to-ceiling windows you can watch it from the heat if you’re awake on a scary, sleepless night.

The bedroom apartment, York

The Haunted Room Apartment in York.
The Haunted Room Apartment in York.

Accommodation capacity : 4

Price: From £ 140 per night

Opulently decorated but a little oppressive, this York apartment features a four-poster bed in a wood-paneled room with a claw-foot tub in the corner.

Meanwhile, the cozy living room has a double sofa bed as well as all the perks you would need including free wifi – so if that doesn’t sound scary enough to you, you can always stream a movie. horror just to raise the tension.

With a view of York Minster from the window, this hideaway is a perfect place to explore York’s cobblestone streets and lanes – assuming you don’t get put off by things that happen at night.

Scary identifiers: In the Airbnb presentation the owner declares in a neutral tone that the 650-year-old apartment is haunted. It is also called the Chamber of Madness. Draw your own conclusions.

Talliston’s Haunted Room, Great Dunmow

The Haunted Room at Talliston, Great Dunmow, Essex
The Haunted Room at Talliston, Great Dunmow, Essex

Accommodation capacity : 2

Price: £ 125

It’s a little different from the other places to stay on this list – you’re going to be sharing bathrooms and kitchen facilities with other people staying in a remarkable place.

Talliston is a labor of love and a feat of construction and also the vision of John Tode, who in 1990 took a three-bedroom semi-detached house from the ex-council in Essex and turned it into a series of rooms different, each taking place at a different time and place.

Scary identifiers: This room, aka Room 9, is inspired by the Stonehaven cottage in Scotland. In 1545, the first child of the first Earl Marishal, Jack, died in a room like this. After her death, the other residents of the house began to feel what they considered to be true hauntings, so her grieving superstitious parents locked her old room, sealed her with various sacred symbols, and vowed not to anymore. never set foot there again.

Filled with Gothic accents, black woodwork, scalloped altar panels, and fabric walls, this is a recreation of this bedroom, so if you’re a little more superstitious than most, this should be slightly less terrifying.

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire

Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire
Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire

Accommodation capacity : 2 per room

Price: £ 114 per night on Booking.com depending on the type of room and night of the week

A former 12th century Cistercian abbey, Coombe Abbey is now a four star hotel with rooms filled with historical artifacts.

Lovingly restored and fitted with period features, it also offers many modern comforts, including free Wi-Fi. All bedrooms have their own bathroom and include breakfast.

Scary credentials: Coombe Abbey claims its own ghost, Abbot Geoffrey, who was murdered at the hotel in 1345. His killer has never been discovered and it is claimed that Geoffrey can often be heard in the kitchen, throwing objects on the ground as a sign of indignation at this lack. justice for his murder.

Coombe Abbey hosts a weekly medieval banquet and regular ghost walks for guests interested in the supernatural elements of the hotel’s history.

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