Swineyard Hall Farm
Swineyard Hall Farm is believed to date from the late 16th century with later 19th century addition and is thought to have been built for a branch of the historic Legh family. It is moated being one of 6,000 such properties known in England with only a handful in the north giving Swineyard Hall Farm a presence as a building of historical note and is truly deserving of its Grade II* listing.
The property would benefit from a scheme of modernisation, and there is scope to remodel the property to a more modern layout. Internally the period theme continues with exposed chamfered end beams to ground floor rooms, large 17th century truss with angle struts on the first floor and delicate stain glass windows. The main reception rooms enjoy a lovely aspect over the north facing front gardens with the Drawing Room, Dining Room and Family Room being of particular note with exposed beams and open fireplaces.
To the rear of the property is a large Sitting Room which adjoins the Kitchen creating an ideal entertaining space or indeed family living area. In addition there is a Study/Office, Large Pantry and a Shower Room. On the first floor the bedrooms are arranged predominantly along the north front all enjoying a garden view. Whilst the current configuration is perfectly adequate one could remodel to create a master bedroom suite incorporating a bathroom and the dressing room as well additional en-suites to some of the bedrooms. At the top of the stairs and off the landing is bedroom 2 with an additional box room which could be converted to a shower room. On the adjacent side of the landing are 3 large double bedrooms complemented by a family bathroom and separate w.c. There is a rear staircase which leads down to the Sitting Room off the Kitchen.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens and grounds are a profound feature of Swineyard Hall Farm as they have a fine blend of recreational and formal use with lawns to the front of the property all scattered with mature flowering trees and shrubs in particular Azalea, Rhododendron, Japonica, Weeping Willow, Lilac, Apple and Cherry Trees. The moat is surrounding the island with three arms of a waterlogged moat preserved as a stone and brick-lined ornamental pond. A secondary entrance from the road crosses the moat although this has not been in used in recent years.
The property is accessed through a pillared entrance over a long drive onto a large cobbled parking area along the south elevation enclosed by dwarf picket fence. There is an enclosed courtyard area with domestic outbuildings and a well. A brick built, 2 story Coach House provides good storage or alternatively may be converted to secondary accommodation or office space subject to the relevant permissions, beyond is a paddock measuring approximately 0.55 acres useful for those who wish to keep livestock or simply enjoy the amenity. To the side of the paddock is a Greenhouse and a block built Machinery Store.