Savills | Swythamley Hall, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0SN | Property for sale
803.70 sq m(8,651 sq ft)
Guide price £1,500,000(€1,740,365)

Swythamley HallRushton Spencer, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0SN


    Key features

    • Unique Grade II listed 8300 sq ft coach house
    • 8 reception rooms, 6 bedroom suites
    • Enclosed courtyard, gardens
    • Garaging & use of tennis court & helipad
    • Share of 125 acres historic parkland

    Delightful and unique Grade II listed 8300 sq ft country home in a captivating setting within historic 125 acre parkland setting in the Peak National Park.

    About this property

    • The Coach House is a remarkable and unique home, originally the coach house and stables to Swythamley Hall it was thoughtfully converted in the 1990's and has been meticulously and tastefully refurbished by our clients over the last 7 years. Now a substantial house of considerable stature and Grade II listed The Coach House has fine architecture and mellow stone elevations.

      The four wings of the house surround a square cobbled courtyard with a substantial and exquisite fountain. The principal rooms overlook the courtyard with large bespoke arched windows and French doors providing an abundance of natural light and creating a Roman villa style of living with total privacy and wonderfully proportioned rooms.
      The interior accommodation extends to about 8300 sq ft and has a fine balance between formal rooms and comfortable family living space. The flow of rooms works exceptionally well and there are charming and unique features a t every turn. The quality of the oak joinery throughout is worthy of special note with substantial panelled doors, bookcases, windows, deep skirtings and architraves and the magnificent principal staircase. The quality of the wood is matched by the wealth of beautifully finished mellow stone to feature internal walls and fireplaces.

      In addition to the use of 125 acres of communal parkland The Coach House has some areas of private garden as well as the courtyard. A lovely terrace below the garden room provides views over the valley below as well as to the surrounding hills. Along with the other properties at Swythamley Hall The Coach House has communal use of about 20 acres of carefully managed gardens and woodland, the helipad and hard tennis court as well as an inexhaustible supply of firewood. These rare amenities provide enchanting low maintenance grounds for easy living on a quite magnificent Country Estate.

      Please note: The current share of costs for The Coach House for the management of the estate is £1,116 per month.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Unrivalled in it's parkland setting this unique home has been meticulously refurbished to a very high standard and offers potential purchasers 8300 sq ft surrounding an enclosed courtyard having 2 kitchens and the opportunity if required to house two families independently under one roof.

    Mark HoldenProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Coach House lies amidst breathtakingly attractive countryside in the Peak National Park on the Cheshire / Staffordshire borders. Set within its communally owned parkland of about 130 acres the property forms part of the historic Swythamley Hall Estate and stands separately from the magnificently restored main hall. The estate is hidden from public view and can be accessed by 3 sets of electrically controlled gates and is approached by long driveways which cross the former deer park, surrounded by tall stone walls. The county border follows the River Dane that cuts through the valley below with wooded valleys and just beyond, a wonderful country pub, The Ship Inn. The nearby village of Wincle has its own small brewery and the area is renowned for country walks and offers great scope for country pursuits.
    • A village primary school and nursery are nearby and Beech Hall Preparatory School in Macclesfield along with well regarded Kings School Macclesfield are only about 6 miles away. Day to day shopping is readily available in this thriving market town or in the pretty Staffordshire town of Leek, almost equidistant, with a newly opened Sainsbury supermarket.
    • Specialist shops abound in the area with excellent shopping in Wilmslow and restaurants in the surrounding villages and Alderley Edge. John Lewis at Cheadle and M&S in Macclesfield and Handforth Dean are within driving distance. There are many golf courses nearby, beautiful Rudyard Lake for sailing and terrific communications. London Euston is only 1hr 47mins away from Macclesfield Station, Manchester 22 mins and Birmingham 1hr 5 mins. The M6 is about 17 miles away at junction 17 Sandbach.
    • The Swythamley Estate offers privacy and security without being isolated, all set within an exceptionally attractive rural setting.

    Additional information

    • The grand reception hall is dominated by the central oak staircase to the galleried landing above. The hall has a flagstone floor, exposed stonework and oak beams which are in evidence through much of the interior. There are oak double doors to the central courtyard. Off the reception hall is a W.C. and a separate cloakroom where a door continues down to the wine cellar.
    • On one side of the reception hall is the study, having a most attractive open fireplace with ornate cast iron grate and surround, fitted oak cupboards and bookshelves. On the opposite side of the reception hall is the large morning room, again with a substantial open stone fireplace and a wide archway leading into the beautifully proportioned dining room. The large open stone fireplace features a substantial oak bressumer supported on ornately carved corbels with the beam bearing a carved badger, a motif of the Brocklehurst family and evident elsewhere including atop the newel posts of the main staircase.
    • The dining room connects easily with the main kitchen/breakfast room, passing a boot room with a W.C. and boiler room off. The kitchen is appointed with an extensive range of handmade furniture with granite surfaces and a 4 oven Aga and a separate pantry. Off here is the comfortable family room which features a concealed television cabinet and an open fireplace with a wood burning stove. A doorway continues through to the garden room and this lovely conservatory is set within the exposed stone walls of the original building, has a double glazed roof, a wood burning stove , a terracotta floor and French doors opening to the rear terrace with superb views.
    • From the garden room the circular tour of the ground floor can continue, but leading off the main reception hall in the other direction is the library with its beautifully fitted book cases, one of which opens to reveal a storage cupboard and to the left of the splendid oak carved fireplace reveals a doorway through to the sun room. Here the wide original stone carriage archway has been fitted with a toughened glass screen with double doors leading into the central courtyard. The outer original door has been concealed by a full height range of extremely useful and commodious storage cupboards.
    • The coach house has a secondary kitchen/breakfast room designed to provide self contained accommodation for guests or staff if required, otherwise being an excellent caterers kitchen for entertaining. This section of the house could be divided off if required and provide completely separate accommodation and parking with its own entrance door. The kitchen has terracotta floor tiles and hand painted bespoke cupboards with granite surfaces. Off here is a utility room and a further sitting room, adjacent to which is a rear hall with the separate entrance door, there is a second staircase and a cloakroom with a W.C. Double doors lead into the large drawing room. This beautiful formal room has a perimeter moulded ceiling cornice, a substantial open stone fireplace and 3 tall arched windows. The final room on the circular tour is the music room which opens off and has a distinctive high pitched ceiling.
    • The principal staircase splits at a half landing level and there are 2 striking newel posts thie delicately carved badger figurines. The main flight of steps leads up to a good sized galleried landing whilst a separate flight continues to the master suite. The principal bedrooms has tall pitched ceilings with original beams and the room is fitted with a range of wardrobes and drawers. A beautifully presented en-suite bathroom includes a bath in a n illuminated alcove and a large vanity unit with a marble top.
    • A small inner landing off he gallery has a storage cupboard and a linen store. Off here is bedroom two with an en-suite bathroom and the large guest bedroom suite. This features two main rooms at split level plus an en-suite bathroom. The lower room serves as a dressing and sitting room area with numerous fitted wardrobes whilst a short flight of steps leads up to the bedroom with its original oak framing forming a natural divide. A particular feature of the room is the restored clock workings for the bell tower which are concealed in a cupboard.
    • The secondary staircase, also of oak, rises to the rear landing with an airing cupboard. This landing serves three further bedroom suites, all superby decorated in individual styles. The bedrooms have tall pitched ceilings with exposed beams and each room has its own en-suite bathroom.
    • The coach house is set around a captivating central square courtyard paved with original sets. At the centre of the courtyard is a circular stone pool. Eight perimeter fountains supply the pool whilst a central fountain within an urn in the middle creates a focal point for the
    • Directions: Macclesfield: 6 miles, Leek: 7 miles, Buxton: 11 miles, Alderley Edge: 14 miles, Wilmslow: 16 miles, Manchester Airport: 20 miles, City Centre: 26 miles
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Leasehold (965 years remaining)