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Hall Green Lane, Somerford Booths, Congleton, CW12



5 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: WIL230206

The magnificent redevelopment of an historic Grade II* Listed Hall, with up to 52 acres of idyllic grounds, in the heart of rural Cheshire.


SOMERFORD BOOTHS HALL THE MAGNIFICENT REDEVELOPMENT OF AN HISTORIC GRADE II* LISTED HALL, WITH UP TO 52 ACRES OF IDYLLIC GROUNDS, IN THE HEART OF RURAL CHESHIRE As a home builder with a long-standing reputation for exceptional design, craftsmanship and attention to detail, for us, one hugely exciting aspect of our ongoing development of The Somerford Booths Hall Estate was the opportunity to restore Somerford Booths Hall itself back to its former glory. We're delighted to be breathing new life into these historic bones with a sympathetic renovation that will once again establish it as the stunning centre of this breathtaking country estate, while placing it firmly in the 21st century by enhancing its perfect setting with all the comfort, convenience and technology modern living demands. SHAPING A NEW ESTATE We're also able to offer an additional exciting opportunity for the purchaser of Somerford Booths Hall to acquire some or all of five adjacent land parcels, with the potential to create a private holding of up to 52 acres of glorious parkland. This presents the next custodian of this stunning property with a once-in-a-lifetime possibility to create a truly unique place to live, and establish a grand legacy for following generations. Somerford Booths Hall: 23,876m2, 2.39 Hectares, 5.90 Acres - Price £3,495,000 ADDITIONAL LAND PARCELS Parcel 1: 32,357m2, 3.24 Hectares | 8 Acres - Price £120,000 Parcel 2: 43,509m2, 4.35 Hectares, 10.75 Acres - Price £161,000 Parcel 3: 52,627m2, 5.26 Hectares, 13 Acres - Price £195,000 Parcel 4: 27,970m2, 2.80 Hectares, 6.91 Acres - Price £60,000 Parcel 5: 30,594m2, 3.06 Hectares, 7.56 Acres - Price £80,000 STEEPED IN HISTORY There has been a settlement at Somerford Booths since medieval times, although the Hall itself - originally complete with moat - was built in 1612 for Edmund Swetenham after he inherited the estate from his father Laurence. His descendants lived there until 1768, when it passed to an indirect heir, Roger Cumberbatch, who assumed the Swetenham name. In 1817 Clement Swetenham had the Hall remodelled by architect John Webb, who focused on the South and East elevations. Throughout the 19th century the estate yard also developed, with the addition of several buildings including a courtyard and stables or coach house. The family eventually sold the estate in 1935, and the Hall was Grade II* listed in 1952. In the 1960s it was turned into offices, which were used until the early 2000s. Today, it offers unique access to an exclusive and luxurious way of life in this most desirable part of Cheshire. THE ESTATE The Somerford Booths Hall Estate includes the Grade II* listed Hall plus Somerford Square, the first phase of PH Homes development, consisting of 14 luxurious new build properties which were completed in 2020. Set in 12.5 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside overlooking the River Dane, the Estate provides a spectacular backdrop to luxury living, incorporating many original features including ornamental ponds and specimen trees. Our second phase of development, a further 11 strikingly individual detached homes is currently underway within the extensive grounds, with completion due in 2024. LOCATION While it feels as though you've left the chaos of everyday life behind, Somerford Booths Hall is exceptionally well-placed to return to reality. The M6 motorway is a mere 15-minute drive away, with the area's main A-roads all within easy reach. It's just 2 miles to Congleton, with regular rail services to Manchester and London; alternatively, Crewe and Wilmslow stations are just a 20-minute drive. Only a little further is Manchester Airport, Britain's third largest, with services to 225 destinations worldwide. For directions please use CW12 2LY LOCAL LIFE An area of outstanding natural beauty, this has always been one of the most desirable parts of Cheshire in which to live, and is home to many of the region's elite. The stunning rural setting offers plenty of opportunity to explore its historic Country Houses and Parks such as Gawsworth Hall and nearby Rode Hall and Gardens, while the world renowned Clonter Opera Theatre provides even more in the way of culture. The ever popular visitor attraction at Jodrell Bank Observatory is also only a stone's throw away, as are several idyllic riverside walks along the banks of the River Dane. SOCIAL LIFE While the setting may be rural, there's plenty of excitement to be found in the abundance of top-class restaurants, bars and pubs tucked away along the picturesque country lanes and in the towns and villages of the surrounding area. Nearby market town Congleton, noted for its popular annual Food and Jazz & Blues Festivals, is host to many lively eateries and watering holes, including Higher Ground Cafe & Bar and Stock@The Pavilion, while the celebrated Swettenham Arms pub and restaurant, AA Rosette winning Pecks restaurant, The Yellow Broom restaurant at Tremlow Green, the Red Lion at Lower Withington, and The Space Invader at Goostrey are all within easy reach. Only 8 miles North of the Estate is the vibrant social hub of Alderley Edge with its own exceptional bar and restaurant scene, and the equally fashionable town of Wilmslow lies just a little further beyond. FAMILY LIFE Families moving to The Somerford Booths Hall Estate will truly benefit from its glorious grounds. From ponds teeming with local wildlife to open parkland tracts and woodland walks, it's the perfect place to create special childhood memories. Those with school age children can't fail to be impressed by the fantastic choice of educational opportunities in the area. Well served with nurseries, primary and secondary school options, it also boasts the highly rated Terra Nova School at nearby Jodrell Bank, while both The King's School in Macclesfield and Alderley Edge School for Girls are within travelling distance. SPECIFICATION Approaching Somerford Booths Hall down it's long sweeping driveway framed by stunning open countryside views envokes a real sense of wonder and anticipation. Entering through the motorised estate gates and drawing up on the loose gravel parking area with its turning circle - immaculately landscaped with topiaried shrubs, low hedges and soft border planting, one cannot help but be impressed by the statement it presents. This exquisite Cheshire country house is a place where old world grandeur meets 21st Century luxury, with a high-end specification to rival the very best modern homes. THE EXTERIOR The striking front faade, with its crisp rendered finish - expertly applied to the historic masonry walls, is punctuated by craftsman-made timber and metal casement windows and doors, creating a truly breathtaking first impression. Each elevation of this exquisite property is enhanced by the considered hard and soft landscaping. The large format natural stone paving and hoggin paths blend perfectly with historic specimen trees, and two sets of beautifully restored stone steps lead down to the extensive manicured lawn to the rear, all framed by the original low-level boundary walls. The Hall's natural slate roof with its restored brick chimneys and distinctive stone corbels and pediments provide the crowning glory to this impressive home, with some of the more practical considerations of modern living taken care of by the spacious triple garage. THE ENTRANCE HALL Through the wide stone porch, behind the original, lovingly refurbished grand double doors lies a wondrously detailed entrance hall, replete with high arched ceilings and a winding, cut string feature staircase. THE LIVING ROOM Large and grand, the living room is a more formal space to entertain, echoing the Hall's elegant past. Featuring an impressively high ceiling at approximately 4.5m, with beautifully renovated decorative plaster cornicing, plus the original, meticulously restored bay window which provides spectacular views out over the rear lawn to the rolling parkland of the Estate and the Cheshire Plain beyond. The traditional heart of this room remains the fireplace, with its luxurious sandstone surround. Restored to working status, the large fire basket is perfect for crackling open fires. THE KITCHEN Somerford Booths Hall's magnificent 60m2 kitchen/breakfast room creates an awe-inspiring ambiance, seamlessly blending the hallmarks of the past with modern sophistication, and is testament to our craftsmanship and attention to every last detail. Each element has been carefully curated, combining the finest materials, innovative technologies and bespoke design features. With a ceiling height of approximately 3m, this stunning kitchen is flooded with natural light through huge windows and glazed double doors. A more than generous space, it comes fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art appliances, chosen to create a true culinary haven for serious chefs and passionate home cooks alike. The sleek handleless cabinetry, with striking horizontal and vertical line work, embodies cool, contemporary style. Inserted into this classic setting, it creates a timeless aesthetic. Stunning polished quartz worktops and large format floor tiles maintain the theme, ensuring practicality as well as beauty. There's an abundance of workspace for food preparation and presentation, and the huge kitchen island, incorporating the latest induction hob, stylishly practical under mounted sink and instant boiling water designer tap, offers limitless functionality while serving as a gathering point for family and friends, making it the perfect social hub. Lighting plays a crucial role in enhancing the ambiance of this luxury kitchen, with high definition LED fixtures illuminating the space and showcasing the exquisite finishes and period features. The large windows and glazed doors offer breathtaking views of the surrounding picturesque countryside. No high-end kitchen is complete without a complimentary dining area, and this one is no exception. Adjacent to the large island, the spacious dining area can easily accommodate the grandest of dining tables and provides the perfect setting for memorable meals and engaging conversation. Key Features: • Polished Quartz worktops • Extensive range of Miele appliances • Quooker Hot Cold and Boiling Tap • High definition LED lighting THE FAMILY ROOM Next to the kitchen, the more relaxed and informal family room at the front of the property provides a stylish and calming space, filled with even more original features. High ceilings, a beautiful decorative fire mantel, and an historic heraldic frieze around its large bay window offer plenty of period interest inside, while two sets of full height glazed double doors open directly onto the exquisitely manicured gardens. THE STUDY/MEDIA ROOM Positioned to the front of the Hall, offering superb views of the Estate, this space is pre-wired for sound and media, making it ideal for use as a home cinema, study or both - a stylish, adaptable solution for modern living. THE DINING ROOM The Hall's stately dining room is a truly traditional entertaining space, authentic to the period of the house. Its large proportions and grand style lend themselves perfectly to formal gatherings and dinner parties, with room to comfortably seat over a dozen guests. Heated by a stylish log burner, and with a large window offering stunning views out over the rear lawn, it also features a full height glazed garden door that accesses the grounds to the East of the building. THE UTILITY ROOM/SERVERY Accessed via the boot room, the utility room/servery is a highly practical and organised space, ideal for use as a preparation and serving station for formal catered events due to its close proximity to the dining room. THE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE On entering the magnificent Master Bedroom Suite, it's becomes instantly clear that this is a very special space indeed. The Master Bedroom itself sits on a more elevated level than the remainder of the first floor and is reached via a small, original staircase. Extending over the entire width of the rear of the Hall, it's comprised of four interconnecting rooms, each exuding the utmost in luxury, elegance and style. At 603 square feet, the bedroom has enough space for the grandest of beds, and features its own intimate seating area in front of the original garden view window. To its right is a large informal sitting room. This relaxed but opulent space is the perfect retreat, ideal for enjoying television viewing, listening to music, reading or quiet contemplation. To the Master Bedroom's left lies the suite's luxurious dressing room. Lined with fully fitted, stylish wardrobes and a perfectly lit mirrored dressing table, it's a truly indulgent and glamorous space. Beyond the dressing room lies the suite's sumptuous bathroom. The ultimate exercise in luxury, this unashamedly indulgent space features a huge, flush tiled walk-in shower, and is furnished with the latest Duravit sanitaryware and Hansgrohe brassware. Nestling beneath the large window, sitting on its own raised platform to maximise the countryside views, is a stunning free-standing bath with floor-mounted designer taps. Soaking in its luxurious depths, the view allows nature to become an integral part of the cleansing ritual and relaxation process. Opposite the showstopping bathing area sits the magnificent bespoke double basin vanity unit, over 3m in length and perfectly framed by the huge backlit mirror above. Key Features: • Duravit sanitaryware • Hansgrohe brassware • Raised level, free-standing bath • Floor mounted bath filler tap • Flush tiled walk-in shower THE BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS The remainder of the Hall's magnificently appointed first floor is taken up by four further large double bedrooms. Bedroom 2 features another luxurious dressing area concealed behind a dividing wall, with a long run of fully fitted wardrobes. The large en suite also has a free-standing bath positioned in the original feature bay window, giving more garden views. Bedroom 3 has its own en suite, and bedrooms 4 and 5 are positioned around a large landing with intimate seating area. Both are served by the adjacent luxury family bathroom which features both free-standing bath and walk-in shower. HEATING, ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING • Working open fire with cast iron basket to living room, log burner to dining room and feature natural stone fireplace to family room • Wet system underfloor heating to ground and first floor • Extensive LED downlighting scheme to the majority of rooms • 5 amp circuits to living room, family room and master bedroom • External feature lighting to Hall • Electric vehicle charging point in triple garage AUDIO VISUAL, TELECOMS AND DATA All BT, TV and Data points are wired to a central patch panel using Cat 6 cable, a high specification versatile network cable that carries data. Its multi-functionality provides flexibility for equipment such as routers, satellite dishes, Blu-Ray players and games consoles, allowing them to be located centrally or locally in each room. SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND • Intruder alarm system with PIR protection and third-party monitoring capability • Remote control motorised vehicular gates at front entrance • Video intercom to front entrance vehicular gates • Manual vehicular gates at Hall drive entrance • Flush fitting alarm keypads to front door, boot room and master bedroom • Mains fed smoke/heat detectors with battery backup • Pre wiring for four CCTV cameras • CO2 detector • 10 year New Home Warranty, the first 2 years of which is a PH Homes Warranty with our dedicated customer service team THE ROOF SPACE The top floor of the Hall provides excellent room for growth as it benefits from several significant roof space areas which could, if desired, be turned into a generous amount of additional living space. Framed by the building's original heavy oak roof beams, these spaces would be ideal for the inclusion of a games room, home office, cinema, gym, self-contained apartment, or indeed for any number of other uses, beautifully enhanced by their characterful features.