Enjoy panoramic views across Strines reservoir from the turret of your 500-year-old hall

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 16:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 16:45 pm

Sugworth Hall is in a fabulous rural position overlooking Strines Reservoir in the heart of beautiful, open countryside but is but a short drive away from Lodgemoor and Crosspool and just over 10 miles away from the centre of Sheffield.

This exquisite six-bedroom Grade II-listed family home dates back to 1535 and offers a slice of living history.It's an exceptional country residence which is steeped in history and retains many of its period features including stone mullioned-leaded windows, decorative mouldings, exposed beams, deep skirtings, oak panelling, grand fireplaces and original entrance doors. The property, which comes with 11 acres of land, also has an adjacent cottage.The hall was extended during the latter part of the 19th century and early in the 20th century, it was the home of civil engineer Charles Boot who was the son of Henry Boot and who in 1921, would become chairman of Henry Boot Ltd, the largest housebuilding and contracting firm of the day.Records show that it was he who made changes and extended the hall adding a tower and battlements designed by the architect E Vincent Harris who was working on the construction of Sheffield City Hall at the time.The present owners have lived at the hall for around 16 years and, in that time, they have sensitively updated and redecorated it. Outside, they have built new patios and modernised the courtyard.It has four reception rooms, including a 47ft long drawing room, plus a games room, playroom and study.The ground floor also has a utility room and two downstairs WCs and a large kitchen with original exposed beams and oak panelled flooring with under floor heating.There’s a comprehensive range of fitted units in oak with matching marble work surfaces.Appliances include an Aga cooking range with two hot plates, five ovens with tiled splash back and provision for a full height fridge/freezer.Upstairs, there are six bedrooms with three en-suite bathrooms, the master bedroom with a dressing room; and a Jack and Jill bathroom serving bedrooms three and four.Bedroom six and a bathroom are on the second floor from where a staircase leads to a turret and a roof terrace with seating and affording panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, gardens and grounds.A wrought iron ladder provides access to a further roof terrace.The adjoining cottage has a living room, dining kitchen, utility/downstairs WC, one double bedroom and a large bathroom.The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 11 acres are a haven for wildlife and a superb setting for this magnificent family residence.This beautiful home has parking for several vehicles with converted outbuildings providing additional parking spaces to the rear of the property, all of which, are accessed by a sweeping driveway behind electrically operated wrought iron gates.The perennial gardens are a sublime blend of formal lawns, sun terrace, herbaceous borders and established rhododendrons.The gardens and grounds are filled with mature trees and have the benefit of private woodlands with a brook and a cascading waterfall as well as a tennis court, garden store, log store and a paved courtyard.Sugworth Hall is on the market for £1,495,000.