Boleskine House is 21 miles (34 km) south of Inverness, on the opposite side of Loch Ness from the Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, and halfway between the villages of Foyers and Inverfarigaig.
The current house was constructed in the 1760s by Colonel Archibald Fraser as a hunting lodge. Page claimed the house was on the site of a 10th-century Scottish kirk. The house is situated on a hillside above a graveyard, which had acquired a reputation for unusual activities. Allegedly the kirk on the site caught fire during congregation, killing all inside. This fueled local legend even before Crowley moved into the house.
Crowley purchased Boleskine House from the Fraser family in 1899. The House at that time was known as the Manor of Boleskine and Abertarff after the name of the local parish.
Crowley became infamous for stories of conducting black magic and various other rituals while residing at the house; one of his pseudonyms was "Lord Boleskine". His lodge keeper, Hugh Gillies, suffered a number of personal tragedies, including the loss of two children. Crowley later claimed that his experiments with black magic had simply got out of hand. Crowley described the house as a "long low building. I set apart the south-western half for my work. The largest room has a bow window and here I made my door and constructed the terrace and lodge. Inside the room I set up my oratory proper. This was a wooden structure, lined in part with the big mirrors which I brought from London."
He left the property in 1913, moving to a modest cottage for sometime in Dennyloanhead near Falkirk.
In 1965, the then owner, Major Edward Grant, committed suicide at the house.
Jimmy Page, purchased the property in 1970. At the time it was in a state of decay, but he felt it would be a good atmosphere in which to write songs. However, after arranging for the house to be restored he spent little time at Boleskine, leaving things in the care of his friend Malcolm Dent, who lived there with his family. Page sold the house in 1992, having spent less than six weeks at the property.
Since Page sold Boleskine it has been run as either a private residence or a guest house.
On 23 December 2015 a large part of the house was destroyed by fire. The house was believed to have been unoccupied at the time of the fire.
On the bank of Loch Ness