Property specialists, Colliers International, has been instructed to sell one of the UK’s most haunted pubs - Four Crosses Pub, in Cannock - for an asking price of £400,000; where ghosts and ghouls come at no additional charge.
Built in 1636, its 400 year existence has witnessed several tragic deaths and led to a series of ghostly and mysterious encounters. In 2012 the historic pub formerly comprised of a coaching inn and manor house, appeared on the Yesterday Channel's 'Great British Ghosts', presented by Michaela Strachan.
Paul Hands, a Director at Colliers International, said: “The history of the building is astounding and its haunted rooms add to the experience. Events often take place advertising the pubs ghostly inhabitants, drawing a wide popularity to the pub and its local area.
“There are several reports of paranormal experiences at the Four Crosses, many of which have been reported by both staff and visitors alike. Glasses smashing, unexplained footsteps, and the apparition of a young girl are the most common of all the reports.”
Colliers International has impressive credentials when it comes to marketing haunted properties across the country, in particular in the ‘scary’ Scottish Highlands. The firm has successfully advised on the sale of creepy castles and haunted hotels north of the border that are purported to house resident ghosts including: The Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Midlothian, and Fernie Castle Hotel in Fife. As for the Kincraig Castle Hotel, Ross and Cromarty it is also said to have some paranormal activity, as spooky stories have haunted the castle, but no confirmed sightings as yet.
“Bette Temming, new owner of the Flodigarry Country House Hotel on the Isle of Skye, even claims to have met the hotel's resident ghosts, a maid and policeman, who she tells me are very friendly,” according to Alistair Letham, Hotels Director, Colliers International. He continued: “Scotland’s heritage and mystic atmosphereare the back drop to many famous tragedies; and with that follows ghost stories and tales of the supernatural. Quite often a good ghost story can be a visitor attraction whether it’s Halloween or not.”
Colliers also has an eerie connection to hotels that have featured in spooky films. The firm is marketing Oakley Court in Windsor, which was also used as Frank ‘N’ Furter’s castle in the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. The firm sold the Ellangowan Hotel in Dumfries & Galloway which was the fictional Green Man from the iconic 1973 British horror film, The Wicker Man, where the pints were pulled by Britt Eckland and supped by Edward Woodward as he investigated the mysterious Summerisle.