A long-abandoned house

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to use "haunt" in my sentence. Unfortunately, I could not remember a better word.

A long-abandoned house had become a haunt for cats. They lay on the porch, arched their backs and stretched themselves. They sat in the broken windows, purred and mewed and stared at anyone who came near with suspicion.
 

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Could I say this:
They sat on the ledges in front of the broken windows.

I used "the broken widows" just to describe the old house.
 

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Or "on the ledges of the broken windows."
 

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You don't need "themselves" after "stretched".
 

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To come back to the original question, you can certainly use "haunt". In fact, I can't think of a better choice.
 
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