5 bedroom detached house for sale

Gayton Farm Road, Gayton, Wirral, CH60

Guide Price £3,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome manor house set in a tranquil position within a conservation area
  • Beautiful formal gardens wrap around the house
  • Sensitively restored interior catering for modern day living
  • Set in a rural aspect within walking distance of a serviced village and easy access to Heswall
  • Excellent views towards the Dee estuary and across the Welsh Hills
  • Spacious accommodation and excellent leisure facilities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome Grade II* listed manor house standing in a delightful mature garden setting with views to the Dee Estuary.

Location

Heswall 1 mile, Liverpool 10 miles, Manchester 47 miles, M53 Motorway 4 miles, M56 Motorway 8 miles, A55 Expressway 14 miles, Liverpool Airport 19 miles, Manchester Airport 41 miles

Gayton Hall occupies a tranquil position within the village Conservation Area towards the end of an attractive cobbled lane and enjoys a south westerly aspect overlooking open fields across Heswall Golf Course towards the Dee Estuary.

Notwithstanding the secluded setting Gayton Hall is within walking distance of the village and extremely convenient for Heswall which has a parade of shops, supermarket, high street banks, church, doctors surgery, dentist, chemist, pubs and restaurants. The historic walled city of Chester lies 13 miles to the east providing a more comprehensive range of services together with out of town retail parks.

Schooling is well provided with a good selection of schools including nearby Caldy Grange, Kingsmead at Hoylake, Birkenhead School, Liverpool College and closer to Chester, Abbey Gate College and the Kings & Queens, Chester.

On the recreational front there are football, rugby, cricket and tennis clubs locally, sailing on the Dee Estuary and several golf courses including Heswall, Caldy and Royal Liverpool at Hoylake. For the equestrian enthusiasts there is racing at Chester and Aintree and at Oulton Park, beyond Chester, there is a motor racing circuit.

The area enjoys good road communications being convenient for the M53 and M56 motorways which are 4 and 8 miles respectively allowing for ease of travel to all areas of commerce throughout the North West. Liverpool and Manchester are within daily commuting distance and are both served by international airports.

For travel to London there is a 2 hour rail service from Chester station to Euston. Likewise the local railway station at Heswall has a regular service to both Liverpool and Chester.

Description

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.

Ground Floor
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 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 kitchen 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 a 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 cloakroom.

First Floor
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.

Across the private landing within the master suite is a full bathroom suite incorporating a panelled 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. From the private landing between the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom stairs lead to a 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 at the top of the stairs a store room.

On the first floor there are 2 further principal bedrooms, bedroom 2 having an en-suite dressing room with a double bank of fitted wardrobes and a separate shower room. Both bedrooms are linked by an interconnecting door and have fireplaces and window seats.

Bedroom 3 has an en-suite bathroom containing a panelled 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. At the far end of the landing is the first floor sitting area beneath one of two staircases which access the second floor and there is also a glazed door from the landing onto an outdoor terrace with balustrading and a large seating area which enjoys views over the rear garden and from which there is a vantage point to the ponds.

From the principal landing an oak staircase leads to a second floor landing off which is a laundry room having plumbing for washing machines and tumble dryers. Off the landing is an attractive double bedroom with a cast iron fireplace and dog grate. The bedroom is served by an en-suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the rear landing.

From the first floor sitting area a secondary staircase gives access to the rear landing on the second floor off which is the full bathroom with panelled 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 an office/bedroom 6. All rooms throughout the property have a telephone/broadband connection point, served by a patch board and telephone system.

The Gardens & Grounds
To the front of Gayton Hall is a wide formal lawn with perimeter box hedging sheltered by a tall lime tree hedge to the side. At the bottom of the lawn are deep and well stocked herbaceous borders with central sandstone steps which lead to a sunken garden. The sunken garden is edged in dressed stone with rose beds lining a central lawn which would be a suitable location for an outdoor swimming pool. At the end of the sunken garden is a double glazed oak framed garden room sheltered by a mature horse chestnut tree. The garden room provides an ideal entertaining space and enjoys a south easterly aspect across the garden.

From the sunken garden a gravelled path flanked by rose borders leads back towards the front of the Hall and against the path is a sloping lawned garden where the pair of Holm Oaks commemorating the visit of William of Orange are planted.
Established shrub borders follow the lawn which extends into a lower garden enclosed by a mature hedge and wall against which there is a vine and pleached fruit trees to include apricot, pear and cherry. From the lower garden a solid gate within a sandstone archway opens onto the approach drive to a neighbouring property across which Gayton Hall has a right of way and beyond which is an attractive wildflower meadow containing a copse of trees being ideal for those wishing to keep horses. At the end of the field in a sheltered position is a timber stable block with 2/3 loose boxes and store.

Within the grounds to the front of the house adjacent to the entrance gates is a 2 storey timber clad triple car garage beneath a slate roof incorporating dormer windows. In front of the garaging is a brick pavier hardstanding providing additional parking. To the side of the garage building external steps lead up to a first floor staff rest room and separate w.c.

The gardens to the rear comprise a very long lawn running the full length of the grounds interspersed by herbaceous and shrub borders framed by mature woodland with a selection of specimen trees including a Monkey Puzzle and Blue Cedar. At the far end of the lawn is an attractive series of ponds which form a focal point fed by a cascading waterfall and stream running through a woodland glade containing oak, sycamore, pine, beech and hazel under planted with a selection of spring bulbs including bluebells and daffodils. Within the rear garden is the octagonal brick dovecote with dressed stone openings bearing the initials of Edward & Katherine Glegg dated 1663. Beneath the dovecote is a small courtyard with a selection of brick & slate outbuildings and open fronted oak framed lean-to which serve to provide garden stores and a workshop. Behind the outbuildings is a part walled garden with lawn and shrub border containing variegated laurel, rhododendron, climbing hydrangea and a stand of mature trees including sycamore, cherry and pine.

Against the back of the property is a York stone patio and barbeque area flanked by shrub borders. From the patio stone steps lead up to a large balustraded first floor balcony. The balcony is sheltered and provides a very pleasant seating area overlooking the rear gardens and ponds.

Square Footage: 10,103 sq ft
Acreage: 5.71 Acres


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Nearest stations

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  • Neston (2.0 mi)
  • Bromborough (4.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Heswall (1.2 mi)
  • Neston (2.0 mi)
  • Bromborough (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01244 955081 Local call rate

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