“That’s good luck for you for the whole year!” were my Grandma’s words when I almost broke my teeth biting into a silver coin hidden in her freshly backed Barmbrack on Halloween in Ireland when I was 8. Thankfully my teeth lived to tell the tale and, as far as I can remember, it was a great year.
Happy Halloween! With the days getting shorter, leaves falling from the trees, the cold setting in, we’re in a transition between seasons and winter will soon be upon us. Halloween or, All Hallows’ Eve has links to both ancient Celtic culture and Christianity; it is traditionally thought to be the time of year when the veil between our world and the after-world is at its most precarious. It is a time of celebration, remembrance and superstition.
In the UK and Ireland, along with the US, a wide variety of Halloween traditions are well and alive. Many of you will welcome trick-or-treaters, dress up, carve pumpkins, eat toffee apples, Barmbrack, do some apple bobbing and many of the other Halloween traditions.
In the spirit of the celebration, we’ve made our selection of our Halloween French properties trick-or-treats that have terrified and tickled us over the years.
| TREAT: This 18th century château in the Calvados department of Normandy is an absolute treat. Set in under 7 and a half acres of enclosed parkland (ample space to go ghost hunting!) with 5 bedrooms and attic space to be converted if desired, there’s certainly room at add your personal touch. Half an hour’s drive from the ports of Caen and Ouistreham.
On sale for €749,000.
|TRICK: We’re just hoping Chucky isn’t hidden somewhere in this incredible collection of dolls.|
|TREAT: This beautiful house with a beautiful thatched roof looks like it just stepped out of a fairytale. It can be yours with the help of our own fairy godmother, Sophie Ledin.€378,000|
|TRICK: This black dog with searing eyes certainly brings some character to the house…|
|TREAT: This stunning 3 bed apartment in the overseas region of Martinique is a slice of heaven. Enjoy the superb views and wonderful weather from the huge terrace where you will also find the infinity pool.Ref: 54309Price: €735,000|
|TRICK: You wouldn’t want to be caught brushing your teeth alone with this ghostly figure appearing in the mirror|
|TREAT: This snowy treat in the French Alps enjoys stunning views of the surrounding valleys and even has an outdoor swimming pool.Price: €1,485,000|
|TRICK: Paranormal. Activity.|