We love creeping around Birmingham’s most haunted places, but would we actually live in one? No way! We’re way too much of a scaredy cat for that. But if you think you your brave enough, the offer is now open to rent a haunted doll house nearby.
Popping up the site of the property letting and estate agents, Leaders, the one-bedroom detached house could be yours for the terrifying value of £666pcm (£768 standard deposit). Described as a “giant haunted doll house for let”, the Victorian-style house features nightmarish décor and sinister graffiti.
The property description says: “A unique yet eerie property To Let in rural Staffordshire for those brave enough. This giant doll house, believed to be the only one of its kind, has a series of unsettling features and particulars to enjoy and is well-used. Victorian in style throughout with a truly unsettling atmosphere and foreboding background.”
Internally the doll house comprises a lounge with with worn wallpaper and a cobweb dresser with damage “NOT to be moved”; a, not suitable for dining, dining room; a nightmare-inducing nursery; and a dark and narrow secret passage. Property viewings are available as of October 13, if you dare check it out yourself here.
Okay, but what is this haunted doll house really?
While it is a real listing on the Leaders’ website, if you’re anything like us, you’ll have worked out there’s something fishy about the whole thing. Check out the area map, which seems to place the house within the boundaries of Alton Towers. So does the rental agreement include free admission to the theme park?
The property description also makes reference to previous owners, the Alton family, and most recently the late Miss Emily Alton. “The previous owner of this property will not let it go easily and gaining possession would be a challenge’ Book viewings at your own risk & understand there is a strong chance the property will not be able to be let out at all,” reads the final note.
A quick Google of “haunted doll house” and “Alton Towers” will bring up countless articles about Alton Towers’ horror house experience, The Curse, which opened back in March. So is this some marketing gimmick? Almost certainly, yes. But who knows? Maybe you really could be renting this haunted doll house soon. Phone and find out… if you dare!