Eerie video shows interior of abandoned villa bought by Ally McCoist

The abandonded villa was bought by former footballer Ally McCoist. Picture: Youtube
The abandonded villa was bought by former footballer Ally McCoist. Picture: Youtube
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THE eerie interior of an abandonded mansion snapped up by Rangers legend Ally McCoist has been unveiled by a video posted online.

The video, posted by YouTube user TeEnZiE, shows the interior of the £600,000 mansion - which has been described as looking like a “house of horror” - snapped up by the former footballer.

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

McCoist, who has been trying to gain permission to knock down the listed building, will have a task on his hands to restore the old mansion to its former glory if he is refused.

The previous owner is reported 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 video.

The eerie clip show items left behind, including a grand piano, a wardrobe filled with clothes and even an old VCR.

The kitchen is in a bad state of disrepair. Picture: Youtube

The kitchen is in a bad state of disrepair. Picture: Youtube

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 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.

A rusting Rolls Royce sits in the garage. Picture: Youtube

A rusting Rolls Royce sits in the garage. Picture: Youtube

In one grim section of the video, the walls of a bedroom 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.

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 inside of the mansion is filled with old furniture like TVs, couches and book shelves. Picture: Youtube

The inside of the mansion is filled with old furniture like TVs, couches and book shelves. Picture: Youtube

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

Lee Gannon, 24, an urban explorer from East Kilbride, has been inside and snapped some pictures of the abandoned property.

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.