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
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.
A room well-loved for its compelling qualities, The Saloon is frequently used to host and entertain guests of the family. A prominent feature of the space is the commissioned paintings of the Bromley-Davenport’s ancestors, which form a striking display of opulence.
The Drawing Room, often used as one of the primary quarters for wedding ceremonies, boasts a selection of Italian artwork and soft-toned Boulle furniture.
Featuring checkboard flooring and arched columns, brides descend their way down The Main Staircase before greeting their invitees in The Drawing Room.
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.
Lakeside Bridge View and South Tower Cottage.
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.
Lakeside Village lodges interiors and the communal kitchen space, also recognised as The Potting Shed.
Adjoined to The Potting Shed lies Lakeside Cottage; a private sanctuary that overlooks the lodges, but is often saved for Bride and Groom to-be’s.
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.
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