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Inside the filthy, derelict lair of sex abuser Jimmy Savile’s ruined house of horrors

Haunting images showing the wreckage inside Jimmy Savile’s abandoned house of horrors have been revealed by ‘urban explorers’.

The lair once owned by the predator TV presenter is a shadow of its former self as wrecked rooms lie in ruin and are strewn with debris a decade on from his death.

The rare snapshot of eerie Allt-na-Reigh in Glencoe – where Savile hosted showbiz guests and royalty but is believed to have abused up to 20 people – was documented online in a group for fans of abandoned and derelict buildings.

‘Explorer’ Stephanie Black is understood to have accessed the property through a window at the weekend, the Daily Record reports.

She shared a series of snaps to the Abandoned/Derelict Scotland Explores group on Facebook, which has almost 8,000 members.

Inside the house
Urban explorers visited the derelict

Savile once posed proudly with his famous cigar as he looked out across the picturesque scenery from his window of his cosy living room.

Now the home is a dingy shell with scorch marks on the walls and shattered wood scattered around.

The once tidy blue kitchen is now covered in shattered glass and rubbish, with damaged units and a boarded up window.

The hallway is covered in crumbled plaster and the side of the bathtub has been prised off in the bathroom.

Inside the house
The house has fallen into a state of disrepair in the decade since Savile died

Inside the house
The interior was posted online by an ‘explorer’ who gained access to the house at the weekend

Explorers rarely disclose their locations online, saying they are protecting the sites from vandals, but Savile’s house is now instantly recognisable and has become an unofficial landmark with walkers drawn to Glencoe.

Stephanie wrote on her post: “Nearly ended up in A&E falling out bedroom window head first.”

But her adventure attracted criticism from some, who debated whether her visit to the remote cottage was trespassing.

One said: “Maybe you should rename the group ‘let’s break into empty houses’.

But she disagreed, saying: “I have travelled some days three hrs to explore a building and ended up not getting in, it’s your pot luck if there is access or not.”

Louis Theroux documentary filmed at the house in Glencoe
A Louis Theroux documentary was filmed at the house in Glencoe

Members of the group where the images were posted on Sunday commented on the “dream location”, saying they hope the new owner can one day enjoy it in peace.

One spooked fan said: “How anyone would want to spend a night under the roof I don’t know after he’s had it.”

But another said: “I would live here in a minute. It’s the scum that lived in it not the house. Be nice to fill it with real love.”

Another group member said: “To blame the house for a previous owner is crazy. Hopefully it is a home once again soon.”

Savile, who was one of the BBC’s biggest stars, spent decades grooming, molesting and raping children. It’s feared the DJ, who died in 2011, had abused up to 1,000 children, with some as young as two years old.

The broadcaster bought the two bed cottage in 1998 after falling in love with it on a cycling holiday in 1940s.

Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles
Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles

The property – which is a mile from the nearest house – was used as a retreat up until his death aged 84 and was even visited by Prince Charles.

It also featured in the Louis Theroux documentary When Louis Met Jimmy in 2000, when the interviewer spent a week with the star.

He left orders that the cottage be handed over to the community after his death.

But soon after he died, Scotland Yard launched a nationwide probe into a flood of allegations about the perverted star, with police searching the cottage for evidence that victims were abused there.

In October 2012 the words “Jimmy Savile the Beast” and “Worst Beast” were painted on the house.

The property was eventually sold for more than £200,000 at auction in 2013 to builder Michael Canny from Glasgow, who sought to return it to a family home.

But it is yet to be lived in and has continued to be targeted by vandals.



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