Originally built in the 17th Century on the site of a Deer park, the then manor house was acquired by Henry Beaumont, later known as Viscount Beaumont of Swords.In 1804 the dilapidated house was re-built by Sir George Howland Beaumont, a celebrated patron of the arts who was credited with donating many works of art from his private collection to help found the National Gallery. It is widely believed that during this period many literary greats stayed at the Hall as guests of Sir George. In 1806, whilst renting the Estate farm, William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy are credited with designing the widely known Winter Garden. In 1819, during a visit to the Hall, it is believed that Sir Walter Scott penned his famous novel “Ivanhoe” a name which remains synonymous to the area to this day. The Hall remained in the Beaumont family for many years, in 1948 it was purchased by the National Coal Board and used as a regional head office until their demise in the early 1990’s. Following a brief tenure by Fisons Pharmaceutical the property was acquired in 1997 by J.S Bloors, and converted into twelve luxury apartments.
‘Cockerell’ is a unique opportunity to own a 1/2 Bedroom secure exclusive apartment presented in truly pristine decorative order, offering spacious modern living with a high specification within this magnificent building within its own stately setting. There are a wealth of interesting and important historic features throughout the communal areas and retained within the apartment itself. Ideal for an owner occupier, second home country retreat or investor / business let.
Coleorton Hall and St Mary’s church stand 1km west of the extensive but scattered settlement of Coleorton, separated from it by the B5324 Rempstone Road. The Hall stands on high ground, with extensive views east to Charnwood Forest. To the south the boundary of the park follows Ashby Road, while to the north it follows a section of Rempstone Road and to the east a short length of Main Street, Coleorton.
The modern approach to the Hall is from the south-west, via a curving private drive off Ashby Road. There are automated security gates. This is west of the C19 approach, which still survives but unused. On Ashby Road is Top Lodge (listed grade II), a single-storey, Tudor-gothic building. This was built c 1812, and enlarged in the mid and late C19. From this the drive runs north through a shrubbery for c 150m before turning east, towards the Hall and its porte cochere. At about this point, 120m west-south-west of the Hall, it crosses an early C19, single-span, ashlar bridge (listed grade II), which in the early C19 carried the drive over Church Pool.
The village boasts a popular primary school, several public houses and post office, together with excellent road links to both the A42 and M1 motorway networks with East Midland conurbations beyond. The market town of Ashby de la Zouch, lies within one and a half miles convenient for the National Forest.
Impressive communal entrance with vaulted ‘ porte cochere’ with front door opening into the breath taking communal galleried dome hallway with private staircase to entrance hall; reception hall; sitting room (suitable as a second bedroom); superb 24′ living/dining kitchen with a range of integrated appliances; master bedroom with views over the 13th Century Norman church and sweeping gravelled driveway; dressing room and en-suite bathroom/wc.
Outside: Communal, beautifully maintained formal gardens and grounds extending to circa 50 acres. Parking and Garage ( with mezzanine for storage). Outstanding views, terraces, rose garden, lawns and specimen trees.
Garage 5.5m (18’1) x 2.7m (8’10) with a full mezzanine floor available for storage
The property has the benefit of mains gas, electricity, water and drainage
North West Leicestershire District Council. Council Tax Band: E
For more information on the history of Coleorton Hall visit http://www.coleortonhall.org.uk/