A magnificent Edwardian mansion Plumpton Hall sits privately within grounds of about 9.4 acres in a commanding position above the Roch valley.
Bury and Rochdale Old Road
Magnificent Edwardian mansion in grounds of about 9.41 acres
Originally built in the mid 19th Century by Joseph Fenton, a local mill owner who appreciated the supreme quality of the site, this magnificent home provides extensive and flexible accommodation as well suited for family use as for entertaining. The reception areas are exceptional including a formal reception room of over 1300 sq ft and a formal dining room which has featured on television on a number of occasions. Leisure rooms include a games room and a cinema and an indoor swimming pool with a sauna and changing rooms.
The north wing of the house has a raised private entrance door to potentially a completely self contained suite of rooms, perfect for a dependent relative or staff and can be arranged with 2/3 bedrooms. The range of cellars includes a 3000 bottle wine cellar and an arched passageway leading underground to the lower garden section. Perfect for access to the marquee lawn or for barbeques in inclement Spring/Autumn weather.
The gated driveway has automatically controlled security gates and the long driveway leads to the house and wide turning/parking area. The four car garage lies below the north wing apartment.
The gardens are extensive and include Plumpton Wood in which a hoard of Roman coins was discovered during the building of the house. The formal gardens lie to the front with two sets of stone steps flanking the covered passageway entrance with extensive shrubberies to the sides. The upper lawn is ideal for croquet and marquees whilst further stone steps lead down to a tennis lawn at a lower level. There are garden machinery paths leading throughout the gardens and woodland providing access to all areas of the grounds. Our clients have secured planning permission for a helipad.
The oak panelled entrance vestibule opens to a grand hallway with elaborate period mouldings, a stunning wood block floor and a traditional staircase with cast iron spindles. The study lies at the far end of the hall and the first door off to the left opens into the formal dining room with a wide bay window, a period stone fireplace and intricate plasterwork mouldings. The drawing room lies beyond and is truly exceptional. Extending over 44' in length this is a superb split level entertaining room with a multi-fuel stove and views to the front. A third reception room known as The Chinese Room is ideal for more intimate entertaining. A door opens off to the games room with a bespoke wet bar and space for a full size snooker table. Entertaining space continues in the adjoining cinema room, a luxury 12 seat three tiered cinema with an HD projector and surround sound system.
The Miele kitchen has Amtico flooring, an island unit, granite and oak surfaces, an induction hob and Neff appliances including a steam oven, double oven, combi oven and dishwasher. The informal dining area lies off and a snug or family room and a utility room lie off. Double French doors lead from the family room into the conservatory which is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining and links to the indoor swimming pool with a spa and sauna beyond. There are changing rooms and a shower off.
The cellars are accessed from the main hall and include three main chambers, a boiler room and a 3000 bottle wine cellar. An arched passageway leads to the upper tier of the lawned gardens.
The first floor landing leads to the three principal bedroom suites including the principal bedroom with a bay to the front which has fitted furniture, a dressing room and a large en suite bathroom with a double ended bath and separate shower. A second dressing room can also be accessed from the principal bedroom as well as serving the third bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom suite is a large split level room with a side bay and both a dressing room and en-suite. The remaining first floor accommodation is extremely flexible and can be either utilised within the main house as a further bedroom suite or alternatively provides the principal bedroom to the self contained apartment with another bedroom, en-suite shower room and a study. A door leads from the study to the open plan living kitchen with an outside access door for the apartment.
The second floor provides a further three bedroom suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and these share a second floor sitting room, perfect for older children. A box room completes the second floor accommodation.
The garage lies below the apartment and has twin doors. There is a greenhouse and vegetable garden.
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Period grandeur and fabulous entertaining space in a wonderful private settingMark Holden