We’ve been alerted to the fact that one of our favourite clients and interior design projects has gone on the market recently, Walmsley Fold Farm in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. It was one of those dream briefs where we took a 200 year old farm and outbuildings and along with the chosen architect for the exterior work and we were let loose to conjure up a luxurious and comfortable sprawling house with country charm, interest and fun. Without doubt the piece-de-resistance was the incredible 6,000 sq ft of underground leisure space which was excavated part under the main house with a lawn covering so that you would hardly know it exists from ground level. Yet there is a cutaway garden at the rear allowing a wall of natural light to the entire far side of the below spa complex. You need to see this video to understand the extent of fun from the security conscious master bedroom with double height bathroom to the eves, a two-way fire and above the bed the lady of the houses dressing area with shattered glass walkover. To the glass and oak been dining construct ruction link room from the award-inning kitchen.
I believe the clients brief from this young fun family for the leisure area was something along the lines “we want our in-laws and parents jaws’ to drop and feel like they’ve walked into a top-end London club”. The whole property seamlessly marries comfort and period character mixing the latest technology with charm and space.
It has recently been the rental abode of a top international footballer and we believe the estate agent Your Exclusive Move commissioned the above short video to try and capture some of the main elements of the house which still photography really falls short on. Be sure to catch the underground cinema/bar/spa etc near the end!
Oh and of course you’ll want to know the all important question, how much? Well you’ll need to contact the vendor as it’s price on application. Happy bidding.
The same family own the renowned Pollensa holiday home “Las Tortugas” in Marbella. Built and Interior Designed with The Design Practice by UBER as a luxury holiday letting we designed it with a neutral palette to complement the local environment around as well as a practical mind for a rental market. It has many talking point features two less subtle are the solid marble baths (which required special reinforcement and a halt to the wall construction to fit) and views from the pool past the golf course across open lands. It has been frequented as a rental by celeb couples – featuring in the Daily Mail report by Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright in which she reports to have said “we were a little dubious …[was it] too good to be true. It definitely had the ‘wow’ factor: very smart and extremely sophisticated.”
Built to accomodate 14 in complete comfort with 6 ensuites and many touches of luxury with commanding a high position for spectacular views and sunsets, the villa is available to rent on a weekly rates see pollensa-villa.co.uk