Street Lane, Rode Heath, Cheshire, ST7 3SW | Property for sale | Savills
68.82 Ac(27.85 Ha)
Guide price £6,650,000

Street LaneRode Heath, Cheshire, ST7 3SW

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Superb Georgian Country house.
  • Six cottages.
  • Impressive lake.
  • Outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.
  • Magnificent gardens and grounds.
  • Very tranquil setting.

An exceptional country house in a magnificent parkland setting with beautiful gardens, cottages and land.

About this property

  • Boden Hall is an elegant Georgian country house in a delightful setting in undulating south Cheshire countryside.

    It is approached down a long tree lined drive, in a private parkland setting with a view over the two acre lake, island and boathouse. Whilst it is not listed the house and outbuildings offer an excellent example of the architecture of the period with the Georgian element having been sympathetically extended at a later date.

    It retains many of the original features including window shutters in most of the rooms, attractive architraves and cornicing.

    A particular highlight are the beautiful gardens framing the house and providing delightful vistas from all the main rooms, adding to a feeling of calm and tranquility. They link seamlessly with the lake which is circumvented by a lovely woodland walk.

    The combination of house, cottages, outbuildings, parkland setting and land give the impression of a small estate.

    The front door opens into a porch with double glazed doors into a reception hall with a chimneypiece, wooden floor and moulded dentil cornice. It serves the main reception rooms, being an elegant drawing room with the Irish Georgian white marble fireplace with steel register grate, a morning room/sitting room with hand painted wallpaper, dating back 100 years, to dado height and lovely views over the south garden. The dining room is another well proportioned room and the staircase hall has a French door to the garden. A corridor from the reception hall passes a cosy study and cloakroom reaching an impressive library, with a Georgian white marble fireplace with central Wedgewood plaque and register plate.

    The well-appointed Martin Moore kitchen is situated off the back hall and has an four-oven Aga, an island unit, a dining area and a very attractive glazed garden room beyond overlooking a charming rose garden. There are various ancillary rooms including a cellar, housekeeper's room, cloakroom, laundry, larder and boot room.

    The main staircase rises to a half landing with an attractive arched window providing plentiful natural light and onto a large landing with the principal bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. The guest suite has a bathroom, dressing area and walk-in wardrobe and there are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    There is a large first floor games room and a door linking to a self-contained annexe with a sitting room, bedroom, shower room and second kitchen with an independent access from outside.

    A second staircase serves a home office.

    Approached from the drive is a delightful gated courtyard with extensive garaging, an estate office, gardeners WC and storage.

    Additional outbuildings include a squash court, laundry, log store and kennels and served by an extension of the drive is a modern machinery shed.

    The gardens provide a wonderful setting for the house and have been cleverly designed with a combination of rooms, vistas and other points of interest. At the rear of the house is a fabulous rose garden with a Victorian glasshouse, a walled kitchen garden and to the side is a stunning south garden framed by Rhododendrons, Yew hedging and flanked specimen Portuguese Laurel with herbaceous underplanting. Along its length is a Yorkstone path punctuated by a sunken garden and reflective pond.

    The saltwater swimming pool and pool house are contained within mature hedging and link to the tennis court with a summer house/studio to the far side.

    Lawns gently slope towards the lake at the front of the house, with a wooded backdrop, a small island and attractive boathouse.

    The approach is via a roadside entrance with a gate lodge and a long tree-lined drive through beautiful parkland with open grassland and pockets of woodland. The house is in a private setting, with only one footpath passing some of the cottages, the service parking area and the machinery shed, some distance from the main house and gardens.

    There are two large fields rented on a short term agreement to a local farmer. The total area is approximately 68.82 acres.

    All the residential properties are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. Details of the accommodation and rental arrangements are available on request.

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Each time I visit I am struck by a wonderful air of serenity on approaching the house. It might be to do with the mellow brickwork and elegant architecture, or possibly the lake and beautiful gardens. Either way it is a truly special place and I envy its next custodian.

Charlie KannreutherProperty agent

Local information

  • Boden Hall is in a lovely rural location and is yet within easy reach of a number of major centres, including Manchester, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, and good communications. The M6 is within 4 miles and Crewe station 9 miles away (rail service to London Euston from 1 hour 34 minutes). A good range of local services can be found in the market town of Sandbach (4 miles), which has a large Waitrose supermarket and Knutsford (14 miles).

Additional information

  • Gate Lodge- Council Tax Band TBC, EPC G
  • 1 Boden Valley Cottages- Council Tax Band TBC, EPC E
  • 2 Boden Valley Cottages- Council Tax Band C, EPC E
  • 1 Boden Hall Cottages Council Tax Band C, EPC F
  • 2 Boden Hall Cottages Council Tax Band C, EPC F
  • 3 Boden Hall Cottages- Council Tax Band C, EPC F
  • 4 Boden Hall Cottages- Council Tax Band C, EPC E
  • EPC Rating: G
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H