- Tenure: Freehold
- Superb family home
- Offering almost 5,000 sq.ft of accommodation
- Extensive equestrian facilities
- Grade II Listed
- 6 Bedrooms
- Approx. 17 Acres
- 30 minute drive from Somerford Park Farm and Kelsall Hill
- Crewe train station is 5.1 miles away
Mablins Lane Community Primary School (1.5mi.)
Leighton Academy (1.6mi.)
Oakfield Lodge School (1.6mi.)
Minshull Hall is a handsome, Grade II listed double fronted red brick Georgian house in an appealing rural setting. Offering almost 4,800 sq. ft. of flexible accommodation arranged over four floors, sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with period features including high ceilings, impressive encaustic tiled hallway, sash windows, original fanlight above the front door.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming through reception hall with original tiled flooring and a door to the rear courtyard. It briefly comprises a generous drawing room with fireplace and gas coal fire, a dining room with feature sandstone fireplace with wood burning stove, and a well-proportioned study with feature fireplace with electric effect fire. A large sitting room with wood burning stove opens into a further dual aspect sitting room with French doors to the garden. There is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room and a fitted utility room with access to the garden and back courtyard. The kitchen provides a range of wall and floor units with a large central island and breakfast bar and wooden worktops. The property also benefits from a spacious cellar, suitable for a variety of uses.
The first floor offers a large principal bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and modern fully-tiled en suite shower room, three further well-proportioned bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. There is a further room accessed via a separate staircase, currently used as a home office.
The property’s two large remaining bedrooms are on the second floor, both with vaulted ceilings and skylights providing plenty of natural light, together with a family shower room and a fitted secondary kitchen, making the floor ideal for use as an annexe if required.
The hamlet of Minshull Vernon in Cheshire lies to the north west of Crewe and south west of Middlewich. Crewe offers a comprehensive range of service and shopping facilities, including two shopping centres with a mix of independent and High Street stores, together with indoor and outdoor markets. Middlewich has a traditional High Street and five supermarkets. The historic market town of Sandbach offers extensive independent and High Street shopping, a weekly market, restaurants, cafés, bars and public houses, together with extensive leisure facilities including golf at Sandbach Golf Club and Malkins Bank Golf Course. Tatton Park and Knutsford are within easy reach.
Minshull Hall is within 30 minutes drive of some of the country’s best equestrian centres including the internationally renowned Somerford Park Farm (which provides cross country schooling up to advanced level) and Kelsall Hill (which has built a new international arena for British Showjumping competitions) both of which hold BE and other events and hire out their incredible facilities. Southview and Reaseheath are a few miles away, both of which hold regular competitions and clinics. The gallops at Broxton are within easy reach, as is Bolesworth Castle and Davenport’s. Many international riders have chosen to base themselves in the area due to the quality of the local facilities. There is also polo nearby at the Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth which has 4 pitches and an excellent social scene.
Communications links are excellent: Crewe station offers regular direct services to central London. The M6 motorway provides convenient access to The Potteries and to the commercial industrial centres of the North West. Manchester Airport offers flights to global destinations. The area offers access to a number of state schools, including Wimboldsley Primary (3 miles away and rated Outstanding) together with a good selection of noted independent schools including, The Grange, Terra Nova and Cransley.
The property is approached over a sweeping tarmacadam driveway flanked on each side by stock-fenced paddocks and leading through a formal front garden laid mainly to level lawn with a pond.
Equestrian facilities There is an adjoining stable yard with 5 stables, tie up area and a tack room, a 25x50 all-weather manège and a large timber barn suitable for parking horseboxes, providing additional stabling etc, in total offering almost 1,300 sq. ft. of additional space for storage The stable yard has electric and water to it. There are fenced paddocks with automatic troughs.
The property benefits from a gravelled courtyard to the rear and a formal enclosed garden off the sitting/dining room featuring an expanse of level lawn interspersed with mature trees, together with a generous paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over the property’s paddocks and neighbouring countryside.
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