Property

‘One of the finest’ homes in Wirral could be yours

By Mark Gorton at

If you have a spare £4,250,000 you don’t know what to do with, now’s your chance to own a piece of history in the Heswall-Gayton area.

Gayton Hall on Gayton Farm Road is on the market with prime property estate agents, Jackson Stops, and is described like this: “Occupying a very private position in spectacular grounds, Gayton Hall is undoubtedly one of the finest houses in the Wirral and is best described as a country house in a village setting benefiting from a rural aspect albeit within walking distance of a serviced village.

“The Hall is a handsome manor house listed Grade II, standing in a delightful mature garden setting with views to the Dee Estuary.”

It’s one of 7 listed buildings in the Heswall-Gayton area.

Gayton Hall was the home of the Glegg family and built in the mid to late 17th Century. It was given a substantial overhaul around 1750.

Made from brick with sandstone dressings, the Hall has three storeys standing on a stone base. Two oak trees in the garden were named William and Mary to commemorate the visit of William of Orange who stayed overnight at the Hall as a guest of the Gleggs in 1689 before crossing to Ireland. The next year William and his troops would emerge victorious from the Battle of the Boyne against the forces of James II.

The dovecote to the north of Gayton Hall is notable for an inscribed lintel that is another reminder of the Gleggs’ influence. The initials GEK belong to Edward Glegg and his wife, Katherine Delves of Doddington.

The Hall stands in ground measuring almost 6 acres, and has plenty to offer – as a small selection of photographs reveals.

Any aspiring Mr Darcys can stroll in the lake with a frilly shirt on

The gardens come complete with dovecote – every home should have one

Many old features like panelling survive

And there’s more than a hint of modernity, too

Sleep in a dream home

In the study you can try to work out how you’ll keep up with the mortgage repayments

You could always make a few bob my marketing the Hall as a film and TV location