As part of our ongoing Cheshire series, House of Coco set off on a mission to discover the county’s idyllic landscapes and history-book heritage.
After another month spent lamenting within the four walls of our interiors, the prospect of a 48-hour change of scenery was welcomed with open arms. Courtesy of the Bromley-Davenport family, Capesthorne Hall opened its doors – that have since been firmly bolted shut due to lockdown restrictions – to us for a weekend of rest, reset and adoration.
As anticipated, the scenery was not one to disappoint. Despite the building’s Jacobean interior casting similarities to a number of the country’s ‘Stately Homes’, a distinctive family-orientated ethos echoes through portrait-lined corridors and ancestral relics. A home not only rich in history, but also familial affection.
The public quarters refuse to shy away from their own grandeur. Nestled away from its gargantuan neighbour, South Tower Cottage celebrates a fusion of aristocratical heritage and contemporary London-townhouse style. Expect to be welcomed by a myriad of English fauna whilst, from South Towers window view, gardens swathed in perennials and seasonal blooms make for picturesque backdrops.
A credit to the family, who’s values traverse through the Hall’s grounds and into the visitor havens, formally recognised as The Lakeside Village. Fashioned as a community of timber-clad exterior lodges, the fuss-free designs feature a spacious bedroom and bathroom complex, but the shared kitchen and dining space is where the true family affairs take place. Located overlooking the lakeside gardens, guests can enjoy mealtimes with relatives and relish within the privacy of their own familiarities.
As for localities, the Hall finds itself at a notable advantage. Situated amongst a handful of Cheshire’s more-established districts, (Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Holmes Chapel) guests are never short of convenience, where local walking spots, independent boutiques, and quality eateries are concerned. An undisturbed oasis, minus the sensibility of isolation that so often accompanies a countryside hideaway.
Should you find yourself searching for an escape to secluded serenity, make Capesthorne Hall your first point of call.
Capesthorne Hall is closed to the public until local restrictions are reassessed on 02/12/20. For more info on the grounds, visit www.capesthorne.com.