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Exclusive Candlelit Visit

Pass through the wee door of 135 All Saints Street and you enter an enchanting candle light and wood-smoke world. It’s like stepping into a Brothers Grimm fairytale; an imaginarium, where uneasy pleasures merge with wonder. The ultimate way to experience the full narrative of this unique home is to have it all to yourself. And this we offer in our exclusive candlelit evening visit, where you and your friends can explore the house’s deeper shadows, linger in rooms, sit in the rush-back chairs, and lose yourself to the crackle of fire and flicker of candle. In effect, completely immerse yourself in a magical story like no other.

As you may already know, the dwelling cradles a dark secret: up until 1950 the rear wing was used as an undertaker’s workshop, cadavers being stored in the adjoining cellar room. Those working on the house during its recent restoration said they occasionally heard footsteps treading the boards above in the attic rooms, and crossing the coffin hatch, yet when they called up, answer came there none.

After a climb up to the open trapdoor on the top floor and exploration of the rooms, champagne will be served by a log fire in one of the living rooms, and Alastair Hendy, the owner of the house and creator of the experience, will be present to answer any questions you may have from its supposed hauntings to its long and painstaking restoration. It is through the poetry of his house that he shares his elusive world with you.

Our candlelight evenings are truly magical and the house for your visit is exclusively yours.

£28 per person (minimum 8 guests)

Open

By appointment. Please contact us.


Opening Times

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