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‘Haunted’ mansion once home to businessman who fled due to paranormal activity is on sale for £2.7m

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.  

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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 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 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.

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

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 

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

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

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

‘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. 

The property is said to be haunted after previous owners claimed a ghost took on the shape of their children. The ballroom in the mansion features wood paneled walls and a grand fireplace complemented by numerous chandeliers hanging from the elaborated decorated ceiling

The property is said to be haunted after previous owners claimed a ghost took on the shape of their children. The ballroom in the mansion features wood paneled walls and a grand fireplace complemented by numerous chandeliers hanging from the elaborated decorated ceiling

The kitchen within the mansion, boasting a large cooker and island in the centre. The estate agent said that each room in the  property 'has a story to tell and was not only designed to be supremely beautiful, but totally functional'

The kitchen within the mansion, boasting a large cooker and island in the centre. The estate agent said that each room in the  property ‘has a story to tell and was not only designed to be supremely beautiful, but totally functional’ 

Complete with a portrait above the fireplace and large windows with views to the surrounding grounds, one spacious bedroom in the property highlights how grand each room within the property is

Complete with a portrait above the fireplace and large windows with views to the surrounding grounds, one spacious bedroom in the property highlights how grand each room within the property is  

One of the property's six bedrooms has exposed beams and is lit by windows which start from the floor and come half way up the wall. The mansion was once owned by the Clifton family who sat in local offices and served as Members of Parliament

One of the property’s six bedrooms has exposed beams and is lit by windows which start from the floor and come half way up the wall. The mansion was once owned by the Clifton family who sat in local offices and served as Members of Parliament

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.  

Plush interiors in the mansion and elegant details like the curved banister add to the grandeur of the property. A red runner is held on to the centre of the staircases complementing patterned red wallpaper. The property agent said that 'a walk through these amazing corridors is a step back in time'

Plush interiors in the mansion and elegant details like the curved banister add to the grandeur of the property. A red runner is held on to the centre of the staircases complementing patterned red wallpaper. The property agent said that ‘a walk through these amazing corridors is a step back in time’ 

This green bathroom is one of six in the mansion, which is believed to be haunted, causing previous owners to flee after just eight months. The large room has a stand alone bath and two sinks with candelabra style lamps on either side and a chandelier on the ceiling

This green bathroom is one of six in the mansion, which is believed to be haunted, causing previous owners to flee after just eight months. The large room has a stand alone bath and two sinks with candelabra style lamps on either side and a chandelier on the ceiling 

Extraordinary details on the ceiling of one bedroom features ornate detailing complemented by a hanging chandelier. Three large windows flood the room with light while a fireplace adds character to the spacious suite

Extraordinary details on the ceiling of one bedroom features ornate detailing complemented by a hanging chandelier. Three large windows flood the room with light while a fireplace adds character to the spacious suite 

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.’

Exercise machines sit in front of two of the five windows on a spectacular curved wall within one of the bedrooms in the mansion where previous owners reported paranormal activity, such as a maid claiming she saw a grey figure sitting on her bed

Exercise machines sit in front of two of the five windows on a spectacular curved wall within one of the bedrooms in the mansion where previous owners reported paranormal activity, such as a maid claiming she saw a grey figure sitting on her bed

The grand and unusual chess room in Clifton Hall, complete with checked flooring and portraits covering the walls, showcases the mansions unique and rich history

The grand and unusual chess room in Clifton Hall, complete with checked flooring and portraits covering the walls, showcases the mansions unique and rich history 

Another bedroom in the property, showing a beautiful bed frame and candelabra and boasting pale pink walls, has lots of natural light from the four large windows and has ample space for furniture

Another bedroom in the property, showing a beautiful bed frame and candelabra and boasting pale pink walls, has lots of natural light from the four large windows and has ample space for furniture 

Charles I stayed at the property in Nottinghamshire briefly in 1632 and according to legend, a woman dressed in white jumped from a window to her death

Charles I stayed at the property in Nottinghamshire briefly in 1632 and according to legend, a woman dressed in white jumped from a window to her death

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