STEP inside this creepy Grade II listed country house with satanic graffiti plastered over the walls.
The dilapidated property in Taunton, Somerset, has been left to rot for decades meaning “you can feel the ghosts of the past”.
Red paint covers the wall of the hallway which reads ‘Satan was here’Credit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
The house was left to rot after its Grade II listed status put potential buyers offCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
Photos show the deteriorating kitchen – complete with 1970’s multicoloured floor tiles, a rusted aga, and damp seeping down the walls.
And images, taken from a hallway, show a wall covered in what looks like blood with the word ‘Satan’ painted ominously on the wall.
Other interesting discoveries from within the property include an ancient looking typewriter and a copy of the Financial Times from 1956.
House husband and urban explorer, Adam Corkill, 38, from Paignton, Devon, captured the spooky images after coming across the three bedroom home in neighbouring Somerset.
“I entered via the back where the whole rear wall of the house had fallen down,” said Adam.
“It’s not a pleasant feeling when you see people’s memories scattered all over the floor, but there’s always intrigue as to what you’re going to find and hints about who lived there in the past.”
The bathroom had certainly seen better days and was covered in rust and grimeCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
Copies of the Financial Times dating as far back as the 1950s were discovered insideCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
Inside remained a bed and clothes belonging to its previous occupantsCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
Adam said there was a “really old looking TV and a sofa flipped on its side” – but much of the furniture and many personal items remained.
“It felt like if you just gave it half an hour’s attention, you could set the room to look as it did when the last occupants were living there,” he said.
“The floor was littered with newspaper cuttings dating back to the 1950s and 1960s, sewing machines and typewriters.
“There was a diary from the previous owner who had kept a daily record of everything that happened each day in 1965.
“You feel like you are delving into someone’s memories.”
Vines grow up the walls of the house which has been left completely abandoned since 2006Credit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
Dust covers a typewriter that has been left discarded after the previous owner died some twenty years agoCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
An old picture of the property from the 1970s shows it in all its former gloryCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
The explorer said there was a “sense that if you did anything wrong there, the eyes of the building would be on you”.
“It felt like if you were to do anything bad in the house, the ghosts of the building would follow you home,” he added.
The stairs to the upstairs had completely fallen down, with only a ladder leading to the upper floor.
And Adam suspects the property has been vandalised by “teenagers causing trouble.”
He said: “Part of the problem with urban exploration getting more popular is that it does attract a very small percentage of people who want to do damage.
“Someone had gone in and scrawled on the wall in red paint ‘Satan was here’.
“It certainly added to the abandoned look, but I assume it was teenagers causing trouble.
“You feel the ghosts of the past in these places, but whether these places are actually haunted is anyone’s guess.”
In the kitchen there was an aga, gas canisters and a misplaced armchairCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
An upturned sofa, ancient TV set and mould were found in the living roomCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
Tills, typewriters and newspapers were scattered across the floor of the abandoned cottageCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
After being contacted by the original owner’s great granddaughter, Adam learned that the house was left abandoned in 2006 after the last owner sadly passed away at the turn of the millennium.
With the house being put up for auction, a last minute decision to turn the house into a Grade II listed building made it an unattractive acquisition for any potential buyer, since limited changes could be made to it.
As a result, the house has fallen into a state of disrepair.
The house has lied empty for almost twenty yearsCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
A shell of a caravan was found on the propertyCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property
A whole host of interesting historical artefacts were foundCredit: Mediadrumimages / @lost_property