Haunted Ashdown House, Oxfordshire

Haunting & Manifestation of Ashdown House & Grounds

The Haunting & Manifestations of Ashdown House & Grounds

Ashdown House (also known as Ashdown Park) is a 17th century country house in the  county of Oxfordshire. Until recent boundary changes in 1974 the house was in the county of Berkshire.

Several ghosts have been reputed to haunt the house and the vast grounds that surround the estate. Visitors to the house and the estate have reported hearing and on some occasions glimpsing a phantom crying child in the nearby Ashdown Woods, while other visitors have suggested the stables on the grounds are home to a ghostly groom who hung himself. A grey lady is also said to gaze from a window on the second floor of the house.

Public access is restricted to the stairs and roof, with broad views of Berkshire Downs. There is also public access to the neighbouring Ashdown Woods. Admission is by guided tour daily from April to October.

Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

3 Comments on "Haunted Ashdown House, Oxfordshire"

  1. Kelly says:

    My grandad was a gamekeeper at ashdown house for over 20 years.my mum and aunts grew up there and I was born in keepers cottage up the lane. (Where we all lived) my grandad told me he had heard the crying boy and seen the lady in the woods. He saw other spirits too but as I was so young,he didn’t want to scare me too much! The only spirit I saw was in our house up the lane. It was a man who my aunt also saw. I always felt a presence when being at ashdown house.

  2. The latest spooking sighting at Ashdown was reported a few weeks ago when a visitor was walking around the exterior of the house and was approached by a lady in period costume who said “I am so glad you are back!” The ghost brushed past her, turned the corner of the house and disappeared.

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