'Haunted' mansion goes on the market for £2.7m

A ghosthunter’s paradise! Nine bedroom ‘haunted’ mansion once home to millionaire businessman who fled after being terrorised by paranormal activity goes on the market for £2.7m

  • The South Wing at Clifton Hall, Nottinghamshire, was occupied for eight months by Anwar Rashid and family
  • He claims they experienced a ghostly figure in the living room and drops of blood on their baby son’s quilt
  • The property, which has six bathrooms and a ballroom, sits on a hill with views of woodlands and River Trent

A ‘haunted’ mansion once home to a millionaire businessman who fled after claiming the estate was full of ghosts has went on the market for £2.7million.  

The South Wing at Clifton Hall, in Nottinghamshire, was occupied for only eight months by Anwar Rashid and his family before they handed the property to his bank.  

It boasts nine bedrooms, six bathrooms as well as a library, chess room, drawing room and ballroom. Charles I stayed briefly in 1632 and according to legend, a woman dressed in white jumped from a window to her death.

The South Wing at Clifton Hall, in Nottinghamshire, (pictured) was occupied for only eight months by Anwar Rashid and his family before they handed the property to his bank. The manor was noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 and boasts nine bedrooms and six bathrooms as well as a ballroom, octagon hall and library 

The most interesting room in the house is the Octagon Hall which was constructed in the well of the former watchtower and gives it its octagonal shape. It boasts marble statues perched in alcoves in the wall and a grand piano. The elegent property is set on top of a hill with views of the River Trent 

The mansion also features a chess room with portraits covering every inch of the wall and a checkered floor. There are bright red window seats and a rustic fireplace. The Clifton family inhabited the manor for over 700 years before it was passed to new ownership in 1958

The manor of Clifton was noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the Clifton family inhabited the manor for over 700 years before it was passed to new ownership in 1958. 

Mr Rashid, wife Nabila, and their four children bought the house in Clifton, Nottinghamshire, in November 2006, and said the first experience of paranormal activity came hours after the family moved in.

He claims the house then remained quiet for several months until one of the maids said she saw a grey figure sitting on her bed and claimed the ghosts started to take on the form of his children.

‘On one occasion my wife went downstairs to make milk for the baby at 5am and she saw our eldest daughter watching TV,’ the businessman said.

When his wife went back to check on their child upstairs, she found her ‘fast asleep in bed’. The family also found ‘red blood spots on the baby’s quilt’ and left that day.  

Set on the top of a hill with views of woodlands and the River Trent, the elegant property is on the market with Savills for £2.7million. 

Anwar Rashid (pictured), his wife Nabila, and their four children bought the house in November 2006, and said the first experience of paranormal activity came hours after they moved in. The family claim they found ‘red blood spots on the baby’s quilt’ and saw ghostly figures before moving out shortly after 

The mansion has been designed beautifully and features attractive examples of the late Carolean and Georgian periods.

The most interesting room in the house is the Octagon Hall which was constructed in the well of the former watchtower and gives it its octagonal shape. 

The Clifton family sat in local offices and served as Members of Parliament and had a good relationship with the royal family.

Charles I visited the property to see Sir Gervase Clifton, who was one of the first people to have a Baronet created for them by King James I, in 1632 or 1633.  

One of the property’s six bathrooms also features a fireplace and a white stand alone bath. The room has wooden paneled walls and a wooden cover standing in front of the bay window to make the room more private.  The property has been features attractive examples of design from the late Carolean and Georgian periods

A grand chandelier hangs over the table in the spacious dining room, which has three large bay windows with shutters on either side that split in the middle. The property was once used as a grammar school before Nottingham Trent University used the hall until 2000

The property was used as a grammar school before Nottingham Trent University used the hall until 2000.   

‘A walk through these amazing corridors is a step back in time – where every footstep echoes across the centuries and every sense is stimulated,’ said Ian Marriot, property agent at Savills Nottingham.

‘Widely regarded as having some of the most enchanting rooms in Nottinghamshire, The South Wing at Clifton Hall oozes elegance, charm and exquisite examples of the late Carolean and Georgian periods.

‘Each room has a story to tell and was not only designed to be supremely beautiful, but totally functional.

‘There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and utility room and the Page’s room with its full-height panelling decorated with painted versions of illustrations from Jacob van Gheyn’s military manual, preceded the visit of Charles I to Sir Gervase Clifton in 1632 or 1633.’

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