Savills are proud to present this exquisite property Alkrington Hall East, offering a combination of space and period grandeur within easy reach of Manchester City Centre.
Savills are delighted to showcase to the market Alkrington Hall East.
Steeped in history, and nestled in a tranquil spot, potential buyers on first glance may be surprised to find that Manchester City Centre is only five miles away. This opportunity is therefore sure to be the perfect proposition for those wanting a countryside setting, with easy access to all, a vibrant metropolitan city such as Manchester has to offer.
This Palladian mansion was designed and built in 1736 by renowned architect, Giacomo Leoni, who had also been responsible for significant alterations to Lyme Hall during the same period.
Offering an infusion of historical significance coupled with an abundance of living space throughout, Alkrington Hall East, simply must be viewed to be appreciated in full.
During the early 1770's, the Hall became the largest museum outside of London, when the Hall's owner, Sir Ashton Lever, exhibited his private collection of natural objects, including live animals. Remaining as an imposing symbol of Leoni's work, Alkrington Hall remains one of only a few surviving examples throughout England.
In modern times, the Hall has since been carefully and sympathetically separated into 4 sections, and we are pleased to be offering for sale the largest portion of the Hall, with a total floor area comprising of over 7500 SQFT, and living accommodation spread over 4 floors.
Briefly, the accommodation provides a basement level with sizeable space for storage throughout. To the ground floor you are welcomed through the entrance hallway leading to a selection of stunning living/dining areas. To the left of the entrance hall is a well-appointed kitchen/dining room, with an abundance of natural light filtering through the tall surrounding windows.
To the right of the hallway is the panelled room, with its original panelling, this room has been the hub of the current owners family life in the evenings. Either side of the fireplace within this room, are two concealed cupboards which were originally designed to hold wigs. Finally, there is the White Room' with its ornate ceiling which was once the grand entrance to Alkrington Hall, and now is undoubtedly the perfect space for entertaining guests.
Venturing up the magnificent carved staircase leading to the first floor one will find to the right a laundry room, and to the left a study area. The principle bedroom is located on the first floor with a walk-in wardrobe space, a luxurious bathroom that is an ideal setting for relaxation and to unwind, and a separate shower room off the bathroom. Additionally, there is a further room which is utilised as a library by the current owners, but could be a further bedroom if desired.
To the second floor there are 3 sizeable bedrooms with the main bedroom to this floor again benefitting from a walk-in wardrobe space (currently utilised as part bedroom/part lounge by the current owners). Both other bedrooms to the floor each also have the luxury of their own en-suite bathrooms. Heading to the third and final floor, buyers will find a wealth of timber feature throughout to both the main bathroom, and bedroom here. In addition there is a further storage room, and stairs upwards with access to the roof available.
Externally, there is a forecourt with double garage, and gardens to the rear and side of the building.
To the front of Alkrington Hall unrivalled views are on offer with a large area of parkland together with 35.5 acres of woods, reservoirs, ponds and a bird sanctuary. Residents will no doubt benefit from the easy access to a serene countryside setting, ideal for a variety of leisure activities, or to simply unwind in the peace and quiet. For families, there are a selection of schooling options available, in addition to a host of transport links and amenities.
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