Huge castle-like mansion in Greater Manchester with eight bedrooms, a swimming pool, cinema and a tunnel


Anyone who aspires to live like royalty will be intrigued to look inside this huge mansion to see exactly how the other half lives. This Edwardian home has just come on the market in Greater Manchester for £1,950,000 and is certain to attract some of the region’s most wealthiest residents.

Found in Bamford, an affluent suburban area of ​​Rochdale, the prestigious house named Plumpton Hall is said to be one of the ‘finest’ properties in the borough and has been used for filming for Come Dine with Me and in music videos, according to the estate agents.

Dubbed a ‘Rochdale landmark’ the mansion dates back to the mid 19th century and combines stunning original features with classy yet contemporary interior to compliment modern day living.

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Set on seven acres of land, the period property has many great features such as classic oak wood, high ceilings and exposed columns.

The vast home has 12,000 square foot of living space set across four floors, with many impressive features that most people could only ever dream of owning.



grand entrance hall

Through the grand oak doors there is an entrance hallway with a stunning staircase that leads up to the first floor. The ground floor of the mansion is where the main entertainment areas lie.

Immediately off the hall is a formal dining room currently furnished with a 12-seater table. The next room along the hallway is the main lounge which spans 44 foot long and makes for a great social space. It has a split level area with houses a grand piano.

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Living area with music room

On the other side of the hallway there is another reception room known as ‘The Chinese Room’ which leads into a traditional snooker room with its own bar. Past the bar there is also a luxury 12 seat cinema room with a HD projector and stepped seating – giving the full movie experience.

Further along the hallway there is a generous sized breakfast kitchen which leads into a cozy snug room and a conservatory to the back of the house which is lovely to sit in in the summer months. At the end of the hallway there is also a home office.



cinema room

The most impressive and luxurious part of the home is its indoor heated swimming pool, also on the ground floor, which has its own with spa, exercise area, sauna, changing rooms and shower facilities.

Downstairs there is a basement which stores a standout 3,000 bottle wine cellar, two large store rooms and a secret arched passageway that leads underground and out to the garden.



Indoor heated swimming pool

Up on the first floor a lengthy landing leads to the three main bedrooms which are all generous in size. The master bedroom suite is situated at the front of the home and has a large dressing room and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath tub that sits on a raised platform.

The second bedroom has its own seating area with stairs leading up to a sleeping area, and also has a dressing room and en-suite. The third bedroom on this floor also comes with a dressing room and its own private bathroom.

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Master bedroom en-suite

The landing area also has a hidden door which leads to the north wing of the house, where there is a further double bedroom with a bathroom and dressing room.

On the second floor in the attic there is an elegant sitting room with access to three further bedrooms, each with en-suites and under eaves storage.

Accessed via a woodland path and bridge, the mansion also has a separate annexe which the owners currently rent out via Airbnb. The Coach House section of the home has been converted into self-contained accommodation with a large open plan living kitchen area with a wood burner, a double bedroom, dressing room and a bathroom.



Games room with a bar

The Coach House is ideal for younger adults or older relatives who may want to live separately, or could be rented out to provide an additional income like the current owners have done.

Outside the home has beautiful gardens and woodlands that extend for several acres. A stone staircase leads down to the lawn and paved garden paths pave the way to a large greenhouse with a vegetable garden and a large paddock with a pond and stream. To the front of the home there is a large parking and turning area.

Over the years the mansion has been a much-loved family home and hosted many family weddings, birthdays and anniversary parties both indoors and out on its lawn area which is the perfect space for putting up a marquee. Estate agents Cowell & Norford also say that various TV shows such as Come Dine with Me and some music videos have been filmed at the property.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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