What would you buy with £6.5M? If you happen to have a small fortune going spare then you could live in a house like this.
Situated on the edge of Tilstone Fearnall near Tarporley, Tilstone Lodge is a Grade II listed building standing in a private parkland setting. The estate extends to approximately 115 acres and is surrounded by a ring fence and bordered by woodland.
According to estate agents Jackson-Stops the house dates from 1832 and was commissioned by Admiral Tollemache whose family subsequently built and resided nearby at Peckforton Castle. Admiral Tollemache retained the celebrated architect Thomas Harrison to design Tilstone Lodge, who had previously been responsible for Chester Castle and the Grosvenor Bridge.
It is designed in the Georgian style and constructed of brick which is part rendered and has colour washed elevations under a slate roof incorporating a three-bay front flanked by a wing which is set back.
The property consists of a reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, billiard room, study, dining room, morning room, kitchen, playroom, butler's pantry and boot room, scullery and stores and vaulted cellars.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom suite with dressing rooms and bathrooms, four further principal bedrooms and two bathrooms, six secondary bedrooms, three bathrooms and staff quarters.
There are also cottages and outbuildings including front and back entrance lodges, a housekeeper's cottage, stable cottage, offices and garaging, a stable yard with loose boxes, a former squash court and farm buildings.
The gardens and grounds have formal lawned gardens, a walled kitchen garden, heated outdoor swimming pool, 10 acre lake with island, parkland and productive farmland, woodland and ponds.