Not-so-spooky Halloween homes for swaps

How can a Halloween home be a Halloween home without a sense of the spooky, you ask? Well, have you ever noticed how beautiful the homes are, in classic films where ghouls and ghosts get up to gorey goings-on?

How can a Halloween home be a Halloween home without a sense of the spooky, you ask? Well, have you ever noticed how beautiful the homes are, in classic films where ghouls and ghosts get up to gorey goings-on?

While we've yet to come across any hauntings, some of our most beautiful properties would arguably score high on the spooky scale. Stained glass windows, ancient graveyard or a dark wood anyone? Today's blog post flips these 'spooky' abodes on their heads, however. Apologies to come come across all humbug, it's just that us mere mortals are dying to swap homes with them - not because they're scary, because they're stunning classic homes! But with a little imagination they'd make cracking All Hallows Eve settings for a ghost story or two, of course!

1. Medieval English Church - Suffolk, UK

Gravestones - check. Wooded surroundings - check. 1000 years old - check. This home is top of our list for a reason. Owned by Laura, her partner & two children, this fabulous church home bears features of a home with personality; wood burning stoves, stained glass windows, wooden beams & lofty high ceilings! The mix of old & new, dark blacks & creams decor and an outdoor dining area beside a graveyard, only make a swap here all the more special.

2. 19th Century Baronial mansion - West Lothian, Scotland

For as long as scary movies have featured scary homes, large echoey mansions have been in high demand. Be it the 1940's film Uninvited, or Changeling (1980), mansions were chosen to host the supernatural & gorey. Charles' gorgeous Baronial property however, houses beings far less spooky; his three daughters & partner Sharon. Set in fifteen acres of garden, with a family of hens to lay you fresh eggs every day and ponies to greet you in the paddocks - turns out country mansions aren't that terrifying afterall.

3. Converted old school house - Oxfordshire, UK

Lastly, we've included this home because with terrifying movies scenes known to take place in schools, from Carrie's (1976) & The Sixth Sense's (1999) ghost hanging scene in the gym hall, it would be fair to assume an ex-school home may have a creepy rep. This school cottage-turned-home however, could be described as nothing less than picturesque & peaceful. Owner Fiona's wonderful Oxford home invites swappers to sit by the fireplace, admire the much loved garden and enjoy everything the Cotswolds area has to offer.

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