Boleskine House came to fame when so-called “wickedest man in the world” Aleister Crowley moved there in 1899. However, even before Crowley, this former hunting lodge had a sinister reputation.
Originally built in the 18th century, it supposedly sat atop a 10th-century Scottish kirk or church that caught fire while filled with its congregation, killing all of them. The building also sits above a graveyard to which it connects through underground tunnels.
Crowley’s performance of various demon summonings then led to rumors after he left of poorly closed portals allowing hellish creatures into our world. Since then, though, it has been owned by Jimmy Page and run as a hotel before mostly burning down in 2015.
Boleskine House is 21 miles (34 km) south of Inverness, on the opposite side of Loch Ness from the Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, and halfway between the villages of Foyers and Inverfarigaig.
THE secretive owner of infamous Boleskine House has spoken for the first time about the raging fire which burned down the 18th century manor three years ago.
She said: “I bought Boleskine House in 2002 and I used it for coming over with friends and family. I enjoyed it very much and I never had any spooky experiences in it. It was a lovely house and it absolutely had a nice feeling to it.
“The whole thing about Boleskine is rather sensitive.
“I love the place I really do.
Since then, Boleskine’s burnt-out shell has suffered from vandalism, with Historic Environment Scotland investigators finding it largely roofless when they visited earlier this year.