Detached house 6 4 Sold

Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN

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  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
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  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
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  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
  • Platts Hall, Bostock Hall, Bostock Road, Bostock, CW10 9JN
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HISTORIC HOME...
Clad in monochrome majesty, black timbers striking a handsome contrast to the white painted plaster, 17th century Platts Hall, originally constructed in Lostock, dates back to around 1631, built during the reign of Charles I. The twist in the tale comes much later, in the 1990s, when for restoration purposes it was dismantled, restored and rebuilt, in collaboration with the archaeology department at Lancaster University, by developer PJ Livesey, during the redevelopment of Bostock Hall.

De-listed, following its relocation from Lostock to Bostock, Platts Hall is set upon new foundations and features a new extension, built to replicate the original extension which could not be moved. Experience period glamour without the limitations of listed status; plans were previously passed to almost double the home in size, an enticing prospect to anyone wishing to add their own stamp to the home.

SUBLIME SETTING...
OWNER QUOTE: “The moment I first saw it I was captivated; an imposing, towering, black and white three-story hall.”

Pull through the ornate black and gold electric gates of Bostock Hall, and cross the bridge over the lake, where graceful swans and Canada geese set a regal scene. Pass the tiny boatkeeper’s house, now used as a music room and alluringly illuminated at night, hugging the shores of the lake.

Pass by the original walled garden on the left, now an executive collection of detached homes, set beside the impressive Bostock Hall, formerly home to the France-Hayhurst family, now a collection of luxury apartments.

The scene for splendour set, arrive through a second set of electric gates in the private grounds of Platts Hall, where there is parking for up to eight cars, alongside two detached garages.

Adorned with box hedging and formal parterre planting set within golden gravel, topiary trees, stone statues and seating alongside a wall of ivy, marvel at the impressive entrance, surrounding the spot-lit tarmac driveway.

Welcome home.

A WARM WELCOME...
OWNER QUOTE: “It just has this incredible feeling, you sense it the moment you set foot inside.”

Sense the welcome instantly, stepping into the illustriously light and spacious entrance hall with honey-toned hardwood flooring underfoot. Immediately palpable is Platts Hall’s ‘raison d’etre’ as an entertaining haven; a grand piano sits invitingly ahead, whilst subtly situated behind the oak and glass staircase the stylish bar, cleverly crafted from the hall’s upcycled doors, beckons you to take a seat and listen to the music. A natural hub, connecting the entertaining spaces, the reception hall at Platts Hall is an active space, as opposed to so many atriums serving only as a go between.

Connecting harmoniously with the kitchen, flow through the door on the right to discover the beating heart of Platts Hall. Newly fitted, suffused in light and sublimely spacious, the contemporary kitchen balances all the conveniences of modernity with respect for the heritage of the home. Glossy porcelain tiles underfoot marry with sleek quartz and robust oak worktops, as midnight blue Shaker-style cabinetry spans the room, providing a profusion of storage in the drawers, units and pantry cupboards. Even the imposing Range cooker, recessed within its inglenook, has been given a powder-coated shade to complement the furnishings. Accents of uplifting copper glimmer in the trio of pendant lights above the central island-breakfast bar, the cabinet handles and tap fittings, switches and sockets.

A trio of wine coolers are currently housed within the island, with space for a large, American-style larder fridge-freezer to slot seamlessly within the cabinetry. An integrated dishwasher and microwave are also on hand.

Sociably styled, the kitchen has been extended to flow through into a relaxation zone, currently furnished with a white pool table and television, set before seating. Beyond, bifold doors open out to a patio seating area for those balmy summer days when the party needs to flow outdoors.

OWNER QUOTE: “The kitchen is the hub of the home and great for entertaining. Everyone gathers around the central island or plays pool.”

In their bid to retain original features, the Belfast sink has been moved into the utility room, a handy space fitted with a dog shower. With access out, this is the perfect entrance when returning home from a muddy walk around Bostock lake with the pet pooch.

TECHNOLOGICAL TRIUMPHS...
Located in the ceiling of the kitchen-family room, spy built-in speakers which can connect via blue tooth to a sounds system. Alarmed, with full CCTV, check to see who is pulling up at the gates via a simple app on your mobile phone, even when away from Platts Hall; buzz delivery drivers in and watch them leave. Platts Hall is also fitted with fibreoptic broadband and Sky.

Rest and refuge await in the living room, located through the second door on the right off the entrance hall.

Plush carpet extends underfoot, as light flows in through French doors leading out to the patio. Snuggle up on the sofa in this capacious room, dressed in greys and whites and adorned by splashes of blue, harmonising with the kitchen colours next door.

An open fire adds ambient warmth in the winter months, set beneath a rustic beam. Relax and recline in perfect privacy. In summertime, the current owners enjoy stepping outside for a refreshing dip in the heated pool or a soak in the hot tub.

OWNER QUOTE: “You can smell the wood in the original parts of the home, you can sense the history.”

Returning along the entrance hall, pause for a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar before sitting down to a feast with friends in the dining room opposite. In summertime, throw open the French doors behind the bar and enjoy dinner and drinks on the terrace.

The original ancient door opening into the dining room sets the scene for the shift in centuries, stepping through to the original section of the hall. Modern accents and ancient panelled walls suggest a symbiosis of ancient and new, also reflected in the exposed beams set within the crisp white ceiling. Above the dining table a grand chandelier sets the mood for opulent occasions and celebrations with loved ones. Christmas, with the original fire ablaze, is what this room was made for. Beyond the window to the side, glimpses of box hedging add to the formal finesse of the room.

OWNER QUOTE: “A home is how you live, it’s a lifestyle and you have to make it suit your purpose – for us it’s about entertaining.”

Back in the entrance hall, sneak a peek at the handy downstairs cloakroom, conveniently situated next door to the home office. Formerly a snug, and ideal as a playroom, this cosy room with its corner fireplace and exposed beams is the ultimate retreat for work, rest or play.

When slumber calls, at the end of a busy day, take the glass and oak staircase up to the first-floor landing.

Illumination is amplified by the tall windows and glass balustrades, creating a corridor of light joining the original section of the home with the newer extension.

Turning left, pass by a large airing cupboard on route to the master bedroom, where a series of floor-to-ceiling wardrobes fulfil your storage needs. A lavishly sized room, the super-king-size bed sits snug in the middle with so much space for additional furnishings.

OWNER QUOTE: “Space is a huge thing for us, the feeling of space is what I love most.”

Bathe in bliss in the roll top bath in the ensuite, set above black and white tiling evocative of the heritage of the home. Lie back and look out through the French doors over the heated swimming pool and trees, listening to the sound of bird song. Warm your fluffy towel on the original, restored Heritage floor-standing heated radiator What could be more relaxing?

Twin sinks, inset within a painted Victorian-style vanity unit, blend style with substance, with a WC also to hand.

To the left of the master bedroom, discover a decadent guest bedroom, dressed in blush pink and cool grey tones, with feature geometric wallpaper and rose gold touches. A spacious room, it is also served by a sleek ensuite, featuring shower, WC and wash basin.

Returning along the landing, past the exposed timbers and beams, veer left and sense the shift in ambience moving through to the cosy embrace of the original side of the home.

Neon pink flashes embellish this spacious double bedroom, a whimsical contrast to the imposing beams above. Light suffuses the room through windows to two sides. A dressing area with fitted wardrobes leads to a large bathroom, with wash basin inset into a vanity unit, bath and overhead shower. Contemporary tiling harmonises with rustic beams for a pioneering collaboration between the ancient and the new.

Refreshment awaits in the family bathroom next door, featuring a large, centrally filling bathtub with contemporary overhead shower, wash basin and WC.

Benefiting from this bathroom is the guest bedroom next door, dressed in shades of cream and grey, and furnished by a king size bed and double sofa bed. Windows to two sides frame stunning views of the side and walled gardens.

OWNER QUOTE: “We had the bespoke staircase made to bring together the different elements of the home; the modern wood, the older beams and glass, which really brings the light through.”

Take the evocative and sympathetically styled black spindled, wood and glass kite winding stairs up to the third floor, where a vaulted ceiling rises up above. Take a seat on the sofa in this tranquil reception area and hide away with a book. Brimming with light, enjoy the secluded feel of this section of the home. Spy the numbering on the beams, telling the tale of its cataloguing prior to being reconstructed in its new setting.

New doors lead to two recently rediscovered rooms on this uppermost level. To the left, a light, bright bedroom boasts impressive views over the whole of the Bostock Country Estate.

Across the landing, the second room, another double, currently serves as a recording studio with plentiful storage in the eaves and with views over the pool and garden.

PRIVATE PARADISE...
Step outside and explore the peace and beauty of the gardens at Platts Hall. Landscaped, formal hedging and planting to the front makes way for two large lawned areas to the rear, with a large, newly installed heated swimming pool in the centre.

Surrounded by composite decking, reflecting the ancient tones of the beams of Platts Hall, pull up a sun lounger, recline and relax, cocktail in hand in this heavenly suntrap garden – a seamless extension of the home itself.

Steps lead up to an area currently housing a hot tub, not far from which a garden room beckons, furnished by the current owners with rattan sofas and white neon lights. Two infrared heaters make it the perfect spot to dry off after a dip in the hot tub and pool, and creating a year-round haven from where to enjoy the garden, even in the chilly winter months. On sunny summer mornings, enjoy a morning coffee looking out over the garden. Bliss.

To the right-hand side, palm trees and planting surround a stone-built fish pond with a central feature fountain. A five-bar contemporary black painted farm gate leads on to a lawned area where there is space for a shed or washing area.

Outside the double door entrance to the bar, soak up the sunshine on the terrace, and light the fire pit in the evening for ambient nights entertaining family and friends.

ON YOUR DOORSTEP...
Enjoy life in your own Cheshire kingdom – the grounds of Bostock Hall are yours to roam at leisure.

Take the dog for a walk around the lake, or into the woodland. Further afield, walk through Bostock and through into Moulton and down to the River Weaver. In every direction, river walks beckon.

Call in for a drink at the Hayhurst Arms, a fabulous family and dog friendly local, with open fires and a welcoming ambience. With a village green, look out for summer fete days and ‘Tea on the Green’ – with gin tents and beer tents in addition to tea!

Popular Cheshire village Davenham is within easy reach, where a range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways entreat your attention. Enjoy cream tea at Devenhams, or Italian cuisine at Turturici. Amenities also include a petrol station, chemist and hairdressers.

For culture and crafting head to nearby Blakemere Craft Centre and indulge in one of the many activities on offer from pottery painting to jewellery making, archery to Segway! Delamere Forest is only a 15-minute drive away for bike rides, Go Ape and open-air concerts.

Commute with ease from the nearby station, only a two-minute drive away, and catch trains across the country including into Liverpool and London, via Crewe.

Families are ideally placed, in an area known for its great choice of schooling. With six local high schools close by, there is also easy access to The Grange independent and Cransley Independent School.

Safe, secure, warm and welcoming, with plenty of space to socialise and separate for moments of seclusion: Platts Hall is a fascinating, unique, loving home that caters for conviviality and entertainment whilst retaining its cosy family embrace.

A home that serves every aspect of modern family living, Platts Hall is the home that transcends time. Luxury living, with a family feel, on a manageable scale.
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