Wiseton, Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, DN10 5AE
A prestigious Hall standing within beautiful secluded grounds
Wiseton Hall is located on the edge of a delightful rural hamlet which at one time would all have formed part of its estate. The attractive village of Clayworth is 1.5 miles away and has a church and a popular pub.
Bawtry 12miles, Retford 13.4 miles (East Coast Main Line to London Kings Cross 90 minutes) & Lincoln 27.2 miles. (All mileages are approximate)
The original Wiseton Hall was built in 1771 but was demolished in 1960 and then re-built in 1962 to create a substantial yet manageable country house in a handsome period style.
For a number of generations Wiseton was the residence and property of the Ackloms, a family of considerable consequence in the county, whose representatives took a pride in their estate and spent much time in making improvements. From then it passed into the hands of Earl Spencer and on the death of Lord Spencer, the estate was sold to Mr Neville of Thorney; where it then became the residence of Mr Robert Manners-Sutton, who like his predecessor was a clergyman.
Latterly the estate was home to the Laycock family, who rebuilt the present hall and whose family crest can be seen above the front door . The current owners have been in residence since 1992.
Wiseton Hall is approached through beautiful wrought-iron electric gates framed with Rhododendron bushes which open onto the tree lined driveway leading up to a turning circle in front of the hall.
The front door opens in to an impressive reception hallway with marble tiled floor and full length sash windows. From the hall there are doors opening to all the principal reception rooms, including the beautifully proportioned double aspect drawing room with full length sash windows, tall ceilings and elegant marble fireplace with marble slips and hearth. The further reception rooms include the library and dining room both of which have magnificent views to the garden and exquisite fireplaces with marble slips and hearth. The downstairs cloakroom is a spacious room with twin basins set in marble vanity units and his and hers' WCs.
There is a family kitchen with a recently fitted Mark Wilkinson kitchen with granite work surfaces. As well as a being fully equipped with top of the range De Dietrich induction hob, double oven and steamer there is a stainless steel fridge freezer with water and ice making facilities. From the kitchen is a Butler's pantry, which offers ample worktops and shelving. Passing through into the inner hallway is a breakfast room with an ornamental fireplace and sash windows, as well as a cloakroom, separate WC and stairs down to the cellar with storage space, rooms and power.
From the main reception hallway an ornate staircase leads to the first floor where all the main bedrooms lead off from a large landing area. The superb master bedroom suite has a wonderful double aspect over the gardens as well as his and hers' dressing rooms and en suites. There are 4 further principal bedrooms and 2 bathrooms opening off the main landing.
In addition stairs lead up to access the east wing which contains 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a traditional butler's room and airing cupboard. A secondary staircase leads down to the inner hall below.
GARAGING, OFFICES AND GAMES ROOM
Adjacent to the house, and accessed via a covered veranda is a substantial wing containing a double garage, office with kitchen facilities and a superb panelled billiards room. In addition this wing connects to the two-storey monkey house' which is currently used for storage but has potential to be converted to secondary accommodation or further office space.
SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
Double doors open through to this magnificent indoor swimming pool complex complete with seven full length sash windows and doors offering views of the gardens and cricket pitch. The floor is tiled and houses a beautiful mosaic swimming pool along with inset circular mosaic Jacuzzi. There are ladies and gentlemen's changing rooms with tiled floors and walls, WC, pedestal basin, basin set into a vanity unit and a door through to fully tiled showers.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The estate totals 23 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and parkland which include a tennis court, sweeping lawned areas and specimen trees including oak, copper beech, maple and mulberry. There is also an orchard with a variety of fruit trees and some spectacular yew topiary. Within the gardens and adjacent to the main gates is a traditional rose garden with central pond and an enchanting avenue walkway of wisteria edged with lavender.
To the rear of the Hall is a beautiful paved terrace with established climbers. It is an idyllic setting for entertaining with views stretching across the Ha-Ha to the cricket field and beyond. There are power points for outside catering.
The grounds contain a cricket pitch and pavilion which is home to the well renowned Wiseton cricket club, formed in 1877 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Britain. It was originally created for the house staff to play the stable staff and the club continues to meet on Wiseton Hall's cricket pitch to this day.
An additional 25.4 acres of pastureland is available by separate negotiation.
Wiseton Hall has an automatic generator in the event of a power cut and concealed within the parkland are solar panels, which provide a third of the power for the house. The property and grounds are extensively secured with monitored CCTV coverage.
The sale of Wiseton Hall offers the rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent country house in beautiful countryside.
Property Reference Number: GBLNSCLIT130032
- Sold in March 2014
- Drawing room, dining room & library
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Superb master bedroom suite
- 7 further bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
- Indoor swimming pool
- Offices & garaging
- Tennis court & cricket pitch
- 23 acres of gardens & grounds
- EPC Rating = E
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