Amazing pictures take us inside McCoist’s “house of horror”

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AMAZING pictures show the “house of horror” interior of a £600,000 mansion snapped up by football legend All McCoist.

The former Rangers star even got a wrecked Rolls Royce when he purchased the 112-year-old Hermiston villa in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

McCoist is trying to get permission to knock down the listed building – but if he’s refused the former Scotland striker looks like he has the ultimate fixer upper on his hands.

The previous owner is said to have gone bankrupt in the early 2000s, eventually vacating the house in 2006, leaving it to fall into the desperate state of decay seen in the stunning photographs.

 

The Rangers legend has bought the run down property
The Rangers legend has bought the run down property

 

The eerie images, taken by photgrapher Lee Gannon, show items left behind, including a grand piano.

Outside, the windows and doors are boarded up, whilst a sign is pinned to the wall which says in bold red lettering: “Dangerous building keep out.”

Inside, years of neglect have taken their toll, as the walls appear rotten with rubbish and rubble strewn across every room.

Old, dusty furniture remain and old books flood the living room floor, whilst on one wall, a vandal has written: “No. Leave now,” in capital letters.

 

The bedroom walls are rotten and rubbish is strewn across the floor
The bedroom walls are rotten and rubbish is strewn across the floor

 

The kitchen has become swamped with rubbish on the worktops and cupboard doors which have come off. Parts of the roof have fallen through and the wood has started to rot.

In a grim photo of a bedroom, the walls have been decimated by damp and rubbish is piled high on the bed, whilst weeds have started to come through the floor.

The landing area continues the ‘horror movie’ feel, with old furniture left to gather dust and in what appears to be the living room, old papers and books lie on a manky carpet with an old bed and one solitary chair toppled on their sides.

In the garage, a red Rolls Royce is parked up although it looks as if it’s not been driven in some time, with moss growing on its’ bumper and one tail light missing.

 

"No, leave now," is scrawled on one of the walls
“No, leave now,” is scrawled on one of the walls

 

McCoist, who lives in a mansion two doors away, has applied to the local council for permission to knock down the mansion and replace with two “dwelling houses” each with garages.

The 54-year-old football pundit, currently starring in Ladbrokes TV ads with Chris Kamara, bought the derelict building with an associate.

Lee, 24, from East Kilbride, works as a supervisor in Subway but was compelled to snap some pictures of the ancient property.

 

An old Rolls Royce is parked in the garage with moss starting to grow over it
An old Rolls Royce is parked in the garage with moss starting to grow over it

 

He said: “I go to a lot of abandoned places. It’s something I love to photograph since there’s a lot of history behind these buildings and just for a bit of the fear factor as well.

“My thoughts when I walked in was how could this be left to rot. The building was incredible with big sitting rooms, bathroom and bedrooms.

“The weird things that were in there were lots of satanic things and newspapers all about it which made it more scary. Out of all the places I’ve visited this has to be the scariest one.

“But the things that stood out the most was the grand piano and the Rolls Royce.”

Hermiston house was built in 1904 by architect John A Campbell. The former owner is thought to have gone bankrupt and lost everything he owned but as the property was not in his name, he didn’t lose the house.

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