Lancashire Properties - New Hall, Wiswall
PUBLISHED: 20:35 03 June 2013 | UPDATED: 20:36 03 June 2013
Architects have the go-ahead to build a £2.5million Jacobean-style mansion – all they need is a buyer
The Ribble Valley could soon be home to a stunning Jacobean-style country house after the ambitious project received approval from planners.
The architect behind the scheme is Francis Shaw, of Shaw & Jagger Architects. His restoration of Hellifield Peel in Yorkshire featured on Grand Designs.
The vision is for a traditionally crafted house near the village of Wiswell with fine panelling, carved staircases and decorative ceilings, creating an exceptional suite of interiors. The floor layouts of New Hall are arranged so that the house functions around a core of rooms centred on the family kitchen, but also ensures that the house can be used for entertaining or for paying guests.
The ground floor comprises a series of reception rooms including reception hall, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, billiard room, and family entertainment kitchen whilst the first floor contains a series of generous bedroom suites varying in size with sitting rooms, dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms.
The second floor contains a further four bedroom suites where the planning permission allows for up to three rooms to be used for guest accommodation. The lower ground floor is given over to a leisure suite with elegant swimming pool, gym, sauna and salt pool with a games room and cinema linked to a three car garage. At this level the new owner can choose to either build out the approved plans or vary them to reduce the scale of the proposals. As you can see from these computer-generated images, the house has been designed as a modern country house and will also be detailed as an efficient low carbon home with minimal running costs
New Hall was designed for a family who have since decided to move to the Lake District for family reasons. Their dream was to create a new Jacobean ‘Wiswell Hall’ similar to the home of John Paslew, the last Abbot of Whalley.
‘This new building has the quality of the finest of the Ribble Valley houses such as Stirk House and Hammerton Hall and is carefully integrated into the landscape,’ said Francis Shaw, who is now looking for purchasers so the project, expected to cost around £2.5 million, can start.
The Hall is to be built from local stone with leaded windows and a traditional slate roof. It will be set within five acres accessed by a quiet country road from Wiswell, close to Clitheroe.