One of the oldest mansions in Cheshire has been put on the market for what is understood to be the first time in its 700-year history.
And it’s safe to say, it’s absolutely jaw-dropping.
The Adlington Hall estate – which has been home to generations of the Legh family since the 14th century – is set in the picturesque Macclesfield countryside, and is made up of the historic Adlington Hall, six equipped farms, 21 residential properties, an events space, a village hall, and a total of 1,922 acres of land.
Dating back to the Saxon times, the historic Hall was initially owned by Norman Earls for seven generations until 1221, before it was passed to the Crown, and then onto Hugh de Corona, until it became the ancestral home of the Legh family.
Over the last 700 years, the Grade I-listed property has undergone several refurbishment works and has been expanded on a number of occasions too – with one of its most significant transformations being in 1739, when Charles Legh inherited it and it was turned from a medium sized Tudor property into a large Georgian Manor house.
The next large scale structural changes happened in 1928, when much of the west wing side of the quadrangle was replaced.
Nowadays, Adlington Hall has taken on a new life as an events space hosting many weddings, corporate events, awards ceremonies, and photoshoots.
It’s also a popular filming location, with several Sherlock Holmes episodes having been filmed there.
Aside from the hall, elsewhere on the estate, there are over 20 residential properties made up of farm tenancies, period mews houses, lodges and semi-detached cottages with many of them being let.
But now, it’s believed that for the first time ever, the impressive residence has made its way onto the property market.
The property for sale with joint agents Savills and Mark Wiggin Estate Agency, with a guide price between £10,000,000 to £30,000,000, and this is because it’s also available to buy in up to 25 lots as well as in its entirety.
Estate agents say the new owners could be taking on a really profitable investment opportunity, with a yearly income of £430,000 coming from the various residential, commercial, and agricultural rents.
Trading income would also come from events, public openings, and other arrangements.
“The Adlington Hall Estate has a rich and varied history and the estate has evolved over time,” said Rhydian Scurlock-Jones – Director at Savills in Telford.
“Today, many traditional elements that are synonymous with an estate of this importance are complemented by diverse income sources, the most recent being its commitment to providing habitat enhancements for local development.”
Mark Wiggin of joint agents Mark Wiggin Estate Agents adds: “It is not often you can say a house/estate has not been for sale for over 700 years, and that in itself shows how remarkable Adlington is.
“We all hope that we can find somebody who appreciates the history and the opportunities the estate has and continues to offer.”
If you’ve got a spare £30 million in the bank, you can view Adlington Hall on Rightmove here.
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Blackpool has been named one of the top five worst seaside towns in the UK
It won’t be a title to shout about from the rooftops, but Blackpool has been named one of the worst seaside towns in the UK.
In what is grim reading for the North, The Telegraph has this week published a list of what it considers to be the top 20 best and worst seaside towns in the UK, giving each place on the list a ranking out of 100 – and Blackpool has, unfortunately, found itself quite close to the bottom.
The much-loved Lancashire resort has come in at number 17.
With a pretty brutal brutal ranking of 22/100, claiming number 17 on The Telegraph’s list effectively means Blackpool has been named the fourth worst seaside town in the UK.
Sharing a top five spot with fellow Lancashire town Morecambe, and a place in the top 10 alongside Southport in the North West, Tyneside’s South Shields, Lincolnshire’s Cleethorpes, and North Yorkshire’s Scarborough, Blackpool is not only the most populous town in Lancashire, but according to The Telegraph, is also “one of the most storied in the UK”.
Described as having “pavements littered with tales of hedonism and high jinks, as much as poverty and neglect”, Blackpool is credited by the publication for having invented the “working-class weekend break” and serving as a “laughter lab” for generations of famous comedians.
The paper, surprisingly, even called the town “sort of sophisticated” – but only if you “ignore” the Pleasure Beach’s iconic Big One rollercoaster that looms over it.
Giving a run-down of why Blackpool has been named in the top five worst seaside town’s in the UK, The Telegraph explains that it’s “too big to fail”, adding: “With the Illuminations, the Tower, Strictly glitz, a branch of Madame Tussauds, heavily made-up gay and trans scenes and stag and hen groups, Blackpool isn’t a sedate escape.
“A walk along its long prom in summer is like featuring in a documentary called Mad, Bad, Sad, Glad Modern Britain.”
The publication claims the town is “too idiosyncratic, too well-loved (and loathed), too generous to fit one style or market”, and rounded out the review claiming that even if you spent “£10 billion gentrifying” the place, it wouldn’t make much of a difference.
“All you’d get is Miami with rain and donkeys,” the description concludes.
On the other end of the spectrum, St Ives in Cornwall took the number one spot on the list with a rating of 98/100, while Southwold, Whitstable, Lyme Regis, and North Berwick completed the rest of the top five.
‘Please explayn’ – fans gutted as Kellogg’s axes popular cereal from variety pack
Kellogg’s has axed one of the best cereals from its variety packs, and people are not happy…
Shoppers have noticed that the breakfast food creator, which has its headquarters here in Greater Manchester, has removed Frosties from its mini selection packs.
The popular cereal, arguably the best one in the mulitpacks, is a sugar-coated take on the classic Corn Flakes.
But now the Tony the Tiger-fronted snack has been dropped from the line-up, swapped for a third box of Coco Pops instead.
People have complained to Kellogg’s that there’s no longer ‘much variety’ in the variety packs, with one customer’s seven-year-old child even penning a ‘verry upset’ letter of complaint.
One person said: “@KelloggsUKI not much “variety” in here lads. 3 x Coco Pops. Letting yourselves being bullied into removing the Frosties? Piss poor, won’t be buying again.”
Another wrote: “Bad decision, why not let people decide what they want to eat? – The variety packa now is as iteresting as the cardboard the food comes in. first Ricicles and now Frosties.”
Someone else reminisced on their childhood, when there were apparently eight different options.
One tweet said: “Kellogg’s I dont want your help in finding healthier options I want to eat Frosites – you’ve already killed off Ricicles – Why not let grown up’s decide what hey want to eat?”
Another posted: “@KelloggsUKI what the hell #mate? Was gonna say recently we need two #frosties and here I find none #disgrace #breakfast”
A spokesperson for Kellogg’s said on Twitter: “We can confirm that we have recently taken the decision to remove Frosties from the variety pack. Thank you for expressing your thoughts about the change, please be assured that we will pass this sentiment back to our marketing department.”