The front of the house, had a small passage approx 4ft x 4ft then you entered another door into the living room, at the back of the room & to the right a door, which opened to the stairs (the stairs going right to left).We have discussions of scary staircases on'ereabouts.
In my second childhood home I found the stairs a bit eerie and didn't like looking down them at night.
My mother told me much later that whenever she reached a certain stair, going either way, she'd feel that someone was trying to grab her and shove her down.
They where dark & dingy, & even with the light on (at the top of the stairs near to the loft hatch) somehow they still where `dingy` it was as if the darkness consumed the light or sucked the brightness out of the light (if that makes sense)............ We even tried a higher wattage bulb........still the same `oppressiveness`........
Oh & forgot to mention, at the top of the Stairs, bathroom on the right, to the left a passage way which led to two bedrooms, one on the left & straight ahead, id say the front or master bedroom, on a night if i couldnt get to sleep, id lay there & you would hear, most nights footsteps, up & down the passage but they where like soft footsteps (slippers / stockinged feet) but id hear them regularly.