The complete restoration of Slade Hooton Hall, along with its impressive indoor heated swimming pool and numerous outbuildings make it a truly captivating property. James Fisher takes a look.
One for the traditionalists among you, Slade Hooton Hall, in the village of Laughton near Sheffield, is a picturesque William and Mary house nestling in 3¾ acres of South Yorkshire countryside.
Built in 1698 for the then Lord Mayor of London, John Mirfin, the property arrives on the market via Savills for £2 million.
Featuring eight bedrooms, the Grade II*-listed property has recently seen a program of sympathetic restoration and renovation, making this a home fit for 21st-century living, as well as keeping its historic charm.
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Spanning over 5,500 sq. ft, the accommodation is laid out across three floors. The lower ground houses a games room/snug and a utility, whilst upstairs on the ground floor, a spacious entrance hall gives way to a traditional kitchen with one of the largest range cookers we’ve ever come across.
This, paired with a wood-panelled ceiling and terracotta tiled flooring gives a farmhouse-style feel to the room.
Elsewhere on the ground floor, you’ll find an intricately decorated drawing room with sash windows, frieze mouldings and a bolection-moulded stone fireplace. Adjoining this is the formal dining room, with similar sash windows with window seats and decorative cornicing.
Attached to the home is a cloche-like orangery with a roof lantern, ideal for enjoying the garden in more inclement weather, and the gardens and grounds, which are mostly laid to lawn, features a barn with an indoor heated swimming pool, a lake and jetty and a small copse.
Laughton is a small hamlet located 16 miles east of Sheffield. Larger towns such as Rotherham and Doncaster (in addition to Sheffield) can be easily reached via car.
There are a number of footpaths within the hamlet which lead to a local pub as well as Roche Abbey, and day-to-day amenities can be found in nearby Wickersley and Thurcroft.
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