Sugworth Hall, near Sheffield
The location was a big selling point when Lisa Bach and her family bought this historic property in Bradfield Dale.
It is in the Peak District National Park surrounded by beautiful countryside yet it is just a ten minute drive to Sheffield.
“It’s a wonderful, tranquil setting and is a great place to bring children up,” says Lisa, who bought Sugworth Hall in 2003.
The grade II listed house, which dates from 1535, retains many of its period features, including original wood panelling, an oak staircase, fireplaces and leaded and stone mullioned windows. The property, which comes with 11 acres of land, also has an adjacent cottage
Over the past 16 years since buying the hall, the owners have sensitively updated and redecorated it. Outside, they have built new patios and modernised the courtyard.
Sugworth Hall is accessed via electrically operated, wrought iron gates, which provide access to a long driveway shared by four cottages, which form this idyllic hamlet.
It has four reception rooms plus a games room, play room and study. The ground floor also has a large kitchen, utility room and two downstairs WC’s. Upstairs, there are six bedrooms with three en-suite bathrooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom.
The hall is set within fabulous grounds, which include a tennis court, several lawns, herbaceous borders rhododendrons, a private woodland with a tiered waterfall, courtyard and patio seating areas. There is parking for several cars, along with converted outbuildings for further parking, garden storage and a log store.
The adjoining cottage has a living room, dining kitchen, utility/downstairs WC, one double bedroom and a large bathroom.
Nicola Spencer of Spencers Estate Agents says: “Sugworth Hall is in a fabulous rural position overlooking Strines Reservoir. It is in the heart of beautiful, open countryside but is a short drive away from Lodgemoor and Crosspool and just over 10 miles to the centre of Sheffield.
It is also within easy access of sought-after private schools, such as Birkdale and Sheffield High, and is also conveniently positioned for the main city hospitals and universities. The property is ideal for someone who appreciates the tranquil surroundings of the Peak Park without being too far from amenities.”
The Bach’s are selling to downsize but Lisa says: “I have really enjoyed living here and so have the children. It’s such an idyllic place to live.”
For details on Sugworth Hall, contact: Spencers estate agents, tel: 0114 268 3682, www.spencersestateagents.co.uk