Welp, if this isn’t the place for relocating Daily Grail HQ, I don’t know what is: Part of the legendary Boleskine Estate bordering Loch Ness (former home of occultist Aleister Crowley and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page) is up for sale:
[A] 1.9-acre plot on the former estate has been put on the market for £176,000 with planning permission for a three-bedroom log house, and 140ft of the Loch Ness foreshore.
“There’s been a great deal of interest in the plot because of the Crowley connection. We’ve had various enquiries from all over the place. People do tend to be interested in things that are sinister, but we’ve also had enquiries from people who just want a base in the Highlands with some nice views over Loch Ness,” said Kevin Maley, of Inverness agents Strutt and Parker.
“The house and plot are owned by different people. The plot has been in the same family for the last 40 years, but the owner has decided it’s time to go. It’s an unusual one in that it’s being sold with planning permission for a log cabin in the middle of nowhere, but it would make a perfect holiday cottage,” he said.
That would of course be if your “perfect holiday” involves summoning up astral zooforms in order to do the bidding of your black heart.
Nick Redfern wrote a detailed article in Darklore Volume 2 (Amazon US and UK) about this very topic, titled “What Lies Beneath: There’s More Than Just a Monster to the Loch Ness Mystery”. He covered not only the Page-Crowley-Boleskine topic, but also Men in Black sightings, Big Cat sightings, Kelpie myths of the area, occult rites and exorcisms, and much more. Of course, you already have DL2 don’t you, so I’m preaching to the choir here…
Now, let me check my pockets for that £176,000.