Manor was built in 1571 by Sir John Arundell, on a site of an even older
no surprise that this beautiful house, with its wealth of history, is home to
a number of ghosts.
house is reputedly haunted by a 'Gray Lady' who is usually seen around the
gallery and on a stone staircase which once formed the main entrance to the
house. She has also been seen in the north wing of the house.
visitors to the house have remarked upon the strong smell of lilacs in the
library and how the whole room has an eerie feeling about it. On one occasion,
a visitor was so scared of the atmosphere in the room that she would not enter
it and promptly left the house.
bumps and noises have been heard throughout the house, but it seems that the
gallery is the most affected. Many people have felt a strange atmosphere there
and heard the sound of swishing garments, as if someone or something is
walking along the gallery.