Edole Castle in Latvia is talking up its unusual history, including a famous “Green Lady” who haunts the halls and staircases.
Parts of the ten-bedroom castle, on the market with a guide price of £3 million through Baltic Sotheby’s International Realty, date back to 1264. It’s a stunning setting too – the ancient town of Kuldiga – 150 kilometres from Riga – is a well preserved medieval town with bags of ancient atmosphere.
The castle, a fixer upper by all accounts which also includes a museum, is said to be haunted by the Green Lady who, according to the property details, is fond of walking up and down the stairways and opening and closing doors.
She’s said to be the ghost of Sibylla Maidel – who lived in the castle and married Johann von Behr in about 1623. There’s a grisly magical legend too, including a love triangle, a duel, a reappearing blood stain on a wall, someone getting buried underneath some church stairs, a gnome king and a supernatural golden spindle.
Looking at the property photographs, there’s no doubt Edole Castle exudes a spooky atmosphere, although whether it’s very own Green Lady myth attracts more interest than a non haunted castle in Latvia remains to be seen.