(“tucked away behind a trees almost in the shadow of the hill”)It was hidden in the shadow and trees , the feeling was created that it was not meant to be found.
(“only their ghosts remain”) What was once beautiful was not empty and hostile.
(“prickled her skin”) Usually this is uncomfortable and something to be avoided.
The light prickled her skin. She was scared and uncomfortable.
The house was hidden behind trees, the paintings on outside wall were neglected and the house was in a waterless dry area with no life. All the description is negative and is meant to make the reader uncomfortable.