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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Dingle Lane, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11

Sold STC £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Small country estate with glorious views
  • Nearly 6 acres, paddocks & arena
  • 4 principal reception rooms,
  • Master suite, guest suite, 5 further bedrooms
  • Living kitchen with range, games room
  • Staff/dependents annex
  • 2 garages adjoining tractor barn
  • American style stables, stores
  • 2 storey Peacock House, outbuilding
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Great Hough lies centrally within nearly 6 acres in a glorious rural setting with panoramic views at the head of a single track cul de sac lane on the fringe of the Peak National Park.



Great Hough lies centrally within nearly 6 acres in a glorious rural setting at the head of a single track cul de sac lane on the fringe of the Peak National Park. Its elevated setting provides breathtaking views to the West towards the Dane valley and Shuttlingslow and to the East to Rudyard Lake.

The location may be rural but is far from isolated, being equidistant from the market towns of Congleton and Leek and within easy reach of Macclesfield with Kings School and Beech Hall School. For commuters using the M6 to access commercial centres, Junction 17 at Sandbach is about 30 mins away and both Stoke on Trent and Macclesfield stations are on the main west coast line with London Euston 1hr 31m and 1hr 4m away respectively.

Set amidst such wonderful countryside there are many leisure facilities within easy reach, country walks and hacks; the Peak National Park is on the other side of the valley and the thriving town of Leek has a new Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrison supermarkets set around the lovely Georgian town centre. Rudyard Lake has a well supported sailing club and can be accessed via a footpath from the gardens.


Great Hough
Dingle Lane
Rushton Spencer
SK11 0RG

Small country estate with glorious views and nearly six acres
Master suite, 5 bedrooms, guest suite, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, living kitchen with range, boot room, utility room, three cloakrooms with w.c. Staff/Dependents annex, games room

Two garages and adjoining tractor barn with mezzanine. American style stables. Log Store. Workshop & Ancillary Store. Two storey peacock house. Two storey outbuilding.

Formal gardens to the front and rear with semicircular driveway. Duck pond. Paddocks and arena area.

Nearly 6 acres

Leek: 6 miles, Congleton: 6 miles, Macclesfield: 10 miles, M6 Junction 17: 12 miles, Stoke on Trent: 13 miles, Buxton: 15 miles, Wilmslow: 18 miles, Manchester Airport: 18 miles, City Centre: 30 miles

This impressive and charming country house, built in local sandstone and believed to date in parts from the 17th Century, forms the centrepiece to a small estate which includes well tended formal gardens, maintained paddocks, extensive outbuildings, a poultry enclosure and a duck pond.

The property is attractively and sympathetically presented throughout and offers fabulous family accommodation with scope to sub-divide further if needed. The games room in the East wing has great potential to further develop and there is a self contained first floor apartment with external and internal access including wheelchair compatibility and stair lift potential.

This is a house with tremendous character and style, with all the principal rooms taking advantage of the stunning far reaching views. Wonderful fireplaces with roaring fires or stoves grace the larger rooms including the master bedroom.

For those seeking a great family home with space for dependents, an equestrian property, to keep hens or ducks and a few livestock all within a glorious rural setting yet well placed for access to the surrounding towns and villages, we expect the sale Great Hough will be a tremendous opportunity.


There are two stone built buildings within the grounds, both two storeys. The smaller is used to house the resident peacocks on the ground floor whilst an external staircase leads up to a further room ideal as a home office or, at present, as a meditation room. The second building is used to house the ducks and adjoins the duck pond, with a mezzanine storage area above.

The separate yard area provides an excellent range of outbuildings including a double length garage and a tractor/implement store, an American style stable area with two stables and a tack room and there is a large log store. The equestrian facilities include space for a horse box and two further stables are set separately, one of these is currently used as a workshop. The yard adjoins the event sized arena area.

Tenure: Freehold

Please Note: There is presently a covenant restricting the use of the property to a single family only and excludes business, trade or manufacture other than for agricultural purposes, or as a holiday home. The outbuildings may not be developed as separate dwelling houses and chalets, caravans or motorhomes may not be placed within the curtilage either temporarily or permanently. Clay pigeon and rough shooting is not permitted. Motorcycles, quad bikes and recreational vehicles may only be used for access to and from the property unless, in the case of quads or four wheel drive vehicles, for agricultural or associated purposes. Removal of trees requires prior consent and floodlighting is restricted from the southerly aspect. For further details please contact the selling agents.

Mains Water and Electricity.
Private Drainage, LPG for Range cooker. Oil fired Central Heating

Fixtures and Fittings
Unless otherwise stated fixtures and fittings that are not specifically described in these particulars are not included in the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

Square Footage: 8,937 sq ft
Acreage: 6 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
08 November 2016

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