London: One of the UK`s most haunted properties has failed to sell at an auction.
Wymering Manor, believed to be the oldest house in Portsmouth, needs major restoration and had a guide price of 375,000 pounds but it failed to sell.
A rep for auctioneers Andrews & Robertson said the property failed to reach its reserve price when put up for sale at London``s Grand Connaught Rooms.
The Grade II building is a 17th century former vicarage, monastery and family home and was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086.
A lot of paranormal activity has been notified in the building including sudden drops in temperature, the whispering of children and strange apparitions.
"When I surveyed it the security guards told me they feel there is something spooky going on in the house. Though they patrol it on a 24-hour basis because it attracts lots of people who are intrigued by its levels of paranormal activity, they refuse to work alone there at night," the Sun quoted Jeremy Lamb, from Andrews & Robertson, as saying.
The building has planning permission for use as a hotel. The council wanted to sell to cut costs.