Considered one of Manchester’s iconic musicians is promoting his gorgeous Cheshire nation manor home.
Relationship again to the 18th century, the Grade II listed Hulgrave Corridor is owned by Keith Hopwood, one of many founding members of Manchester band Herman’s Hermits.
The group, who had successful No. 1 single with their chart debut ‘I’m Into One thing Good’ in 1964, offered in extra of 80 million information of their heyday and rubbed shoulders with fellow British Invasion band, The Beatles.
Hopwood, from Davyhulme, offered rhythm guitar and backing vocals for the wildly common band, and has since turned his hand to music manufacturing, working a profitable studio straight from the property.
This implies the gorgeous historic home, a former farmhouse reworked right into a household residence by the star, who has lived there for over three a long time, has seen its justifiable share of celeb company.
As the bottom for Hopwood’s profitable studio enterprise, Pluto Music, the fully-equipped skilled music room has seen likes of Jason Donovan, Stacy Solomon and Neil Morrissey report right here.
Bands together with The Conflict and The Smiths have additionally made use of the providers through the years, and the studio has composed music for TV productions similar to The Wind within the Willows, The BFG and Bob the Builder, amongst many others.
Sitting in 10 acres of gorgeous Cheshire countryside, the property is ready in opposition to the backdrop of the gorgeous Beeston and Peckforton castles and
With its manicured gardens and conventional Georgian structure, from the skin it seems to be like a typical English nation property, opening up into a tastefully embellished five-bedroom residence.
It boasts loads of unique interval options all through, with uncovered wood beams and rustic stone fireplaces – together with a library, eating room, drawing room and wine cellars.
Positioned in Tiverton, close to Tarporley, the nation residence additionally features a important home which extends throughout three ranges, a separate cottage, plus the two-storey barn constructing which homes the studio and workplace. Different outbuildings embrace a separate health club and a devoted workshop.
The in depth grounds boast stables, a paddock, formal gardens and an orchard in over three acres of land – with an extra seven acres obtainable by separate negotiation.
Keith Hopwood advised the Manchester Night Information : “My household and I’ve lived in Hulgrave Corridor for the previous three a long time. It’s been essentially the most implausible residence for us and ticked all of the packing containers when it comes to what we have been searching for – a big outside backyard and entertaining space, my very own studio area, many unique property options and exquisite views from the grounds. The minute we noticed this property we fell in love – it was good for us.
“We’ve had a number of well-known faces on the grounds through the years, together with Jason Donovan, Neil Morrissey and Stacey Soloman. Nevertheless, earlier than all that the property was truly a working Georgian farm, after which famend for equestrian and racehorse coaching – even housed well-known racehorse Pink Rum within the stables for a short while.
“It’s an incredible location as properly, with easy accessibility to neighbouring villages and never too far to commute to and from London, when wanted. We’re unhappy to be leaving however I am positive that the following householders will love this residence simply as a lot as we now have.”
The property is listed with Chester property agent Jackson-Stops, and the total itemizing could be seen on Rightmove.
Hulgrave Corridor is in the marketplace for £1.75m – in comparison with an area common of £435,579 in response to property web site Zoopla.
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