You can stay in an ex-funeral home with graveyard, embalming tables and coffins

Halloween fanatics are currently gearing up for the spooky season with creepy theme park nights and special events.

Those who are keen to make the night as scary as possible are booking overnight stays at haunted houses, a Hocus Pocus themed Airbnb and even terrifying locations.

Now, anyone looking to get totally ghoulish can also book a stay in a converted funeral home…

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The former funeral home, a church with graveyard and a well house have all been transformed into a holiday cottage complex with one-bed properties.

You might not rest in peace knowing this includes a location where a Frenchman is said to have mysteriously drowned in the 18th Century.

The rooms were converted from derelict buildings by owners Stuart and Victoria Dudley in Bromsgrove, Worcester, and a stay will set you back £195-a-night.

Many of the original features remain intact, including a line of unused coffins inside the cottage.

The “funeral director” sign is also present on the wall.

The kitchen displays a row of original embalming tables dating back to the 17th century too.

Stuart, 44, an architect, admits guests have even reported hearing strange noises and feeling spooky chills in many of the rooms.

He said: "In the Well House, the legend is a French gentleman drowned in the 18th century.

"There is a memorial commemorating his death on the front of the well – it's a nice bit of history.

"We have had numerous guests stay who have been into spiritual healing and witchcraft and many who have stayed said they have felt a presence in this property.

"This is often described as a sense of change of temperature, or they have seen orbs in the photographs they have taken when they go and view them again.”

He continued: “At night we've heard strange sounds and when we've gone to check it our there's nothing there.

"We've taken photographs and when we've looked at them later, we've seen orbs in the corners of the rooms.

"Often, you'll be in one of the properties at night and you'll see shadows move and the temperature will suddenly drop. We get an interesting mix of people come and stay.

"We get people looking for a romantic break and people who are interested in gothic architecture and English history.

"We've had American guests come and visit with their families too because they love the character and ambience of the place."

The trio of luxury lets and the graveyard date back to the 17th century in their original form while the farmland used to collect apples and pears for cider.

Victoria, 49, said: "When we refurbished this property, we tried to retain as many of existing features that we could which had been hidden away under the plaster or left and not exposed.

"The family set of coffins on the wall were acquired form a funeral director up north."


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