A local told me that at one time this house was a hive of activity and servants lived on the premises.
A high ranking ex military English gentleman owned the house for many years but Veronica was the last person to live there.
Veronica was originally his housekeeper. She later became his partner and was left the estate when he died.
She was forced to sell some of the courtyard when she discovered she had to pay inheritance tax.
Whilst gardening one day, she wiped her eyes. It's suspected there may have been "dog shit" on her hands. She eventually went blind.
Unable to afford the upkeep and failing health meant the house fell into poor disrepair.
Veronica died 2 years ago, intestate, in her late 70s.
Unfortunately when I looked throughout the house it seemed as though vandals had been there before me. The front door was open and much of the place had been trashed.