One of the finest homes in the North West. Prime village location with views to the Dee. Access to Chester and excellent schools, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, 3 airports, rail and motorways.
Gayton Hall is approached via solid wooden gates within a high brick wall which opens on to a gravelled drive. Having passed the garaging, the drive descends past a tall lime tree hedge to reveal the attractive front façade and continues to a parking and turning area to the side of the property.
The interior to Gayton Hall has been sensitively restored retaining the period features and character of the original property but also providing for modern day family living.
From the front Porch glazed double doors open into the Reception Hall which has half panelled walls and limestone floor. A wide archway leads into a formal dining room with deep window seating and inglenook fireplace in a panelled recess. On the opposite side of the Reception Hall is a beautifully proportioned drawing room having a decorative French marble fireplace, deep windows and shutters. Off the inner hall is a study with half panelled walls incorporating an open fireplace and a bench window seat with glazed door to the garden. Beyond the inner hall is a staircase hall with cloakroom/w.c. and beneath the stairs access to a barrel-vaulted cellar.
At the end of the staircase hall is a sitting room which contains a decorative stone fireplace, built in bookcase with cupboards and shelving (cabled for home entertainment systems) and deep windows with shutters. On the opposite side of the staircase hall is the playroom which has split level floor with stage and walk-in storage cupboard together with an external door opening to the terrace within the rear garden.
The light and spacious kitchen, breakfast and living area is fitted with bespoke Martin Moore wall and base units under granite work surfaces including a central island unit and incorporates a 4 oven, gas Aga, Miele electric oven with gas hob, 2 Neff dishwashers, 2 Neff microwaves, wooden cutting block, recycling bins and separate housekeepers cupboard with sub-zero fridge/freezer with ice maker.
The limestone flooring extends into the breakfast and living area which benefits from 4 sets of French windows opening onto a York stone terrace overlooking the rear garden. Off the kitchen is a wine store. From the kitchen access is gained to a boot room which has built-in cupboards and sink with wooden work surfaces, limestone floor and garden door. Off the boot room is a w/c.
From the hall a handsome Jacobean staircase ascends to a split-level landing running the full length of the property incorporating a first floor sitting area.
The master bedroom has deep window seats with views towards the Dee Estuary as do all principal bedrooms across the front façade.
Within the master suite is a full bathroom suite incorporating a bath within a marble surround, twin built-in hand basins with cupboards below, built in sofa, double shower with marble lined walls, twin heated towel rails, low flush w.c. and bidet. Within the suite a private staircase leads to an extensive second-floor dressing room with built-in maple and leather fronted wardrobes, full depth mirrors and central island unit with fitted drawers. Beyond the dressing room is a gym with built-in sauna and a luggage/store room.
On the first floor there are 2 further principal bedrooms. Bedroom 2 having an en-suite dressing room and shower room. Bedroom 3 has an en-suite bathroom containing a bath with shower fitting within a marble surround, built-in hand basin set in marble with cupboards below, low flush w.c. and heated towel rail. Both have fireplaces and window seats.
At the far end of the landing is the first floor sitting room with a half-glazed door onto an outdoor terrace with wisteria lined balustrading and a large seating area which enjoys views over the far-reaching rear garden and ponds.
There are two staircases which access the second floor. Off the second-floor landing is a further attractive oak beamed double bedroom with a cast iron fireplace and en-suite bathroom. A laundry room having plumbing for washing machines and tumble dryers is also located off the landing.
From the first floor sitting area a further staircase gives access to the rear landing on the second floor off which is the full bathroom with bath incorporating a shower attachment, pedestal hand basin, low flush w.c., bidet and heated towel rail. The bathroom also serves a further bedroom and a splendid oak beamed office/bedroom 6.
All rooms throughout the property have a telephone/broadband connection point, served by a patch board and telephone system.
Set in beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens, this stunning Grade II listed manor house offers views of the river estuary and excellent access to Heswall Golf Club.Charlie Kannreuther