Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:17

Platts Hall

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

Platts Hall was originally a half-timbered manor house surrounded by fields in Lostock, near Northwich and dates back to 1631. It later became a farmhouse, but fell into disrepair.

In 1885 it was sold to Brunner Mond & Co, one of the founding companies behind the formation of ICI, and the house was included as part of the development of its chemical plant. Its largest room served several functions, including the management dining room. The chemical plant is now owned by Tata Chemicals, and still exists in Lostock today.

By 1998 PJ Livesey Heritage Group, in association with Lancaster University Archaeology Unit, had relocated the house by deconstructing and reassembling the structure to its new home in the grounds of Bostock Hall Country Estate.

Today, Platts Hall stands in its own private landscaped grounds, approached through wrought iron gates and a private sweeping driveway leading from the Estate. The Hall retains many of its original features with its oak framed storm porch - leading to a hall with its double height beamed gallery and oak spiral staircase - and its beamed ceiling and wall timbers. The accommodation was sympathetically renovated by Livesey's, designed for contemporary living, and now houses four receptions rooms, a kitchen and utility room, for bedrooms, three with ensuite, and a family bathroom.

The gardens enjoy a south westerly aspect with mature Yew trees and are enclosed by original Estate walls. There is a large detached double garage with parking. You can watch the BBC news clip from 1998 here.


Platts Hall is not currently on the market

Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:04

The Billiard Room

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

The Billiard Room forms part of the Batchelors’ Wing and is link-detached to The Ballroom, situated on the south-east side of the estate, overlooking The Courtyard.

Now converted into a one-bedroom apartment, The Billiard Room retains many of its original period features including the beautiful wooden paneling throughout the ground floor. The kitchen was created by combining a section of the passageway leading from the Hall, and a former 'Butler's pantry style' facility. The dining room was originally a seated area outside the games room, with its upper stained-glass windows preserved, but enjoying double-glazed units in their renovated main frames. The stunning, spacious sitting room, with its lantern ceiling, has the Bostock Hall coat of arms above the large, original working fireplace. Upstairs was created using an minstrel galleried styled platform housing a double bedroom and bathroom.

The Billiard Room has an enclosed paved courtyard, a double driveway and a garage.

Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

The Billiard Room is not currently on the market.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:51

The Racquets Court

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

Originally built to house the then new craze of racquets, it was later converted to an estate workshop. J P Livsey’s took the extraordinary height of this building adding additional space of the second garage and a small extension to provide two, three storey houses each with a unique character.

Both properties have totally private rear gardens edged by existing yew hedges dating back the 1800s. The conversion required the complete insertion of floors and internal walls as there was nothing internal to begin with. However, this was not as easy as it sounds as excavations revealed hidden steam pipes laid under the floor – an early form of underfloor heating.

The second floor rooms are studio style with long slim windows which once cast light down onto the court. These have been replaced and with double glazed windows. The first floor varies in its accommodation from house to house with similar ground floors, but generally the accommodation is three or five bedrooms, main bathroom, en-suite, lounge, dining, kitchen and downstairs toilet.

The properties both have double glazed new windows with the benefit of roof, floor and wall insulation with gas central heating.

Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

The Racquets Court properties are not currently on the market.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:34

Estate Manager's House

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

The Estate Manager’s post was a most important one. He had responsibility over the gamekeepers and gardening staff, but most importantly over the agricultural development at Bostock.

In the 1930s, under the supervision of Captain Willia France-Hayhurst, Bostock became a model dairy farm with a dairy stock of around 60, together with a younger stock of around 80. The old Estate Manager’s house, originally built in 1880, is now a beautiful detached five bedroom, three reception room home.

The construction is a combination of hand-made red brick and white stucco render. With original dormer windows and imposing Victorian chimneys, it plays a unique and important role in the overall architecture of the Bostock Country Estate.

Inside the Estate Manager’s house, the feel is very much that of a country cottage. With huge oak beams and low ceilings, the house has a classic cosy feel.

The property has a private enclosed courtyard garden..

Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

The Estate Manager's House is not currently on the market.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:57

The Hall (1)

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

Bostock Hall was originally built in 1775 and enlarged over the years into the building we see today.

In 1850 the Hall was Italianised with the spires and spirelets created in the 1870s.

The interior is truly spectacular; the shared entrance hall has a cantilevered staircase, stunning mosaic floors with an ornate ceiling in lincruster and gold leaf depicting naval battles.

Now consisting of seven apartments ranging in size from one to four bedrooms, they are all unique and offer the opportunity to live in beautifully elegant stately style.

Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

Duplex Apartment £289,500

Reception Rooms: 2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1
Splendid main reception hall, private entrance hall, cloak room/wc, principal reception room with a beautiful hand painted ceiling mural and large sash windows enjoying open views, generous size dining kitchen, double bedroom with quality built in furniture and quality en-suite bathroom. Ample parking and single garage.
 

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:51

The Stables

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

This superb stable block, built in the 1770s and remodelled in the 1820s, once housed a famous polo stud and Bostock ponies were nationally acclaimed.

The main Italianate spire houses five individual bronze bells which used to ring the time of day. The main clock works are housed in a display case within the central unit.

The stable proved difficult to convert, but an ingenious use of levels produces properties that are both pleasingly special and novel. Each of the two side properties are similar to each other with the main central unit being positively stunning.

Large feature windows dominate both elevations and were the existing entrances to the stables.

The properties all have double-glazed windows with the benefit of roof and wall insulation and gas central heating. The patios and landscaped gardens lead on to the communal lawned garden at the rear of the properties.

Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

There are currently no properties for sale in The Stables

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:38

The Ballroom

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

The Ballroom is unique forming part of the Batchelors’ Wing and is link-detatched to The Billiard Room.

Situated on the south-east side of the Estate, it stands adjacent to the Hall and retains many of its original period features. Now converted into a three-bedroom home, The Ballroom’s full length mullioned windows, ornate brick arch over the heavy oak door and carved wooden spire topped with a weather vane, makes it a truly unique property. It has a large reception hall, master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the first floor there is a kitchen and stunning sitting room with a feature fireplace and wood carved ceiling; the mullioned windows provide glorious views over the grounds of Bostock Hall and the countryside beyond.

The Ballroom has an enclosed paved courtyard, allocated parking and two garages.

The Ballroom is not currently on the market.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:06

The Courtyard (2)

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

The Courtyard is a completely new building styled to harmonise with the adjacent Hall and its surroundings.

The mews properties comprise of both two and three storey homes set around a landscaped court. There are four differing layouts and house sizes ranging from 1000 sq ft to 18000 sq ft.

The layouts generally comprise of sitting room/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs toilet, a master bedroom with en-suite, one or two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The larger properties have a further separate dining or sitting room and utility room. All houses have double-glazed windows with the benefit of roof and wall insulation and gas central heating.

Each has a private rear garden with patio and rural views over the Cheshire countryside.

The following properties are currently offered for sale in The Courtyard. Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

43 The Courtyard Offers in the Region Of £379,950


Reception Rooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

48 The Courtyard Guide Price £335,000


Reception Rooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1
Thursday, 03 August 2017 13:44

The West Wing (1 Under Offer)

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

In the 19th century the estate was maintained by 105 staff and housed in the servants wing now known as The West Wing. Adjoining the main hall, this wing features some of the most beautiful architectural details on the estate.

The original servants’ quarters for the hall were beyond all reasonable cost for restoration and so demolished. The new building follows closely the line of the existing building and retains the ornate Stucco rendered facades that face the lake. Care was taken to replicate the former elevations using modern techniques. The main chimney stacks were removed brick by brick and stored for rebuilding to ensure that it retained its existing character with repair work being carried out on the stone capping details.

The West Wing, which comprises ten two and three-bedroom mews homes, is accessed via two separate enclosed landscaped courtyards and columned loggia; this provides individuality and charm to each property enhancing the overall living environment.

While the original accommodation was modestly appointed throughout, the new structure has been designed to maintain the old-world charm, but with the convenience of all that is expected in today’s modern lifestyle. The properties are all connected to the mains services with the benefit of double-glazed windows, roof and wall insulation and gas central heating. Each has a separate single or French door to the lake elevation, with its own patio area with a private path running parallel to the properties which overlook the ornamental gardens.

15 The West Wing - Offers Over £350,000 - UNDER OFFER


Reception Rooms: 1 | Study Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2


Agent: Fisher German
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:58

The Barns

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No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

The barn conversions were all refurbished to a very high standard by J P Livesey and now form a small courtyard development. These slate-roofed, individual properties range from one to three bedrooms, all with delightful private rear gardens, a garage and driveway. All benefit from double-glazed windows and roof and wall insulation and gas central heating.

The following properties are currently offered for sale in The Barns. Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.