The South Wing at Clifton Hall, Clifton Hall Drive, Nottingham, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8NJ

The South Wing at Clifton Hall, Clifton Hall Drive, Nottingham
Clifton Nottingham NG11 8NJ
United Kingdom

CO-EXCLUSIVE

Property

Ownership: For Sale
Type: Semi Detached
Bedrooms: 9 BR
Bathrooms: 6
Pets: Pets Allowed
Area: 1300M² (14000 sq ft)
Tenure: Freehold
Price Qualifier: Guide Price

Financials

Price: £1,950,000
($2,164,500)

Description

The South Wing at Clifton Hall is part of one of the most outstanding Grade I listed buildings in Nottinghamshire. The Clifton family trace their lineage back to Alvaredus de Clifton, a Norman knight who was appointed Warden of Nottingham Castle in the time of William the Conqueror, and who took his name from the south Nottinghamshire village in which he settled. Sir Gervase de Clifton purchased the manors of Clifton and Wilford from the de Rodes family in the late 13th century.

While the history of Clifton Hall dates back to the 11th century, the Hall was remodelled in the late 18th century. The Hall was owned by the Clifton family, Lords of the Manor of Clifton, from the late 13th century to the mid- 20th century.

On the edge of charming Clifton Village, the South Wing of Clifton Hall is set at the top of a private gravelled driveway with landscaped gardens overlooking the River Trent and mature, established woodlands sheltering the generous lawned landscape.

The imposing entrance to Clifton Hall transports you back in time. As you enter the breathtaking 44ft high Octagon Hall, which is, by far, one of the most spectacular architectural features of Clifton Hall, with a magnificent domed ceiling it was built in the former watchtower and is a room of perfect symmetry, housing life-size statues of the Roman Gods Neptune, Apollo, Diana and Bacchus. The ground floor also boasts a further five reception rooms and an elegant drawing room.

The beautiful kitchen features a classically styled island that overlooks the landscaped gardens to the South.

On the first floor, an impressive wood-panelled master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom has fabulous views of the grounds. Four more stunning bedrooms, tastefully decorated, have access to three very large bathrooms. You are also spoiled for choice with two staircases leading you to the second floor.

The top floor hosts another five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The large playroom/ reception room has striking exposed beams and low-level windows giving the room a real character.

Clifton Hall’s South Wing is steeped in history. The Great Chamber, also known as the Drawing Room, was completed in 1632. The unique and breath-taking ceiling design is another of the Hall’s striking features. The room also houses the well-known historical ‘Clifton Fireplace,’ with its intricate carvings of the Clifton Family crest. It is believed that musical performances, banquets and dances would take place in this room.

The Red Room, also known as the ‘Silk Room’, used by Lady Clifton to hang red silk that was brought back from China takes you on a journey through the nine generations of the Clifton’s family. The architecture and intricate design of the room can only be appreciated in person.

King Charles was Clifton Hall’s most illustrious guest, and the Pages’ Room (where pages awaited to be summoned) is where the King’s pages slept to guard the king. This room again undoubtedly deserves a careful visit.

Clifton Village is accessed from a quiet lane through the village green, linking it to the A453 between Nottingham and the M1. The village is less than 1 mile from Nottingham Trent University, 6 miles to Junction 24 of the M1, less than 10 miles to East Midlands Airport and 4 miles to the centre of Nottingham. East Midlands Parkway train station is less than 2 miles from Clifton Hall and makes commuting to London St Pancras a swift journey of just under 90 minutes.

Clifton Green is of local note in the spring with an impressive display of daffodils, and in the summer, it hosts the occasional game of cricket. Well-established trees shield the Green from the A453. May Day celebrations take place on the green every year, organized by the Clifton Village Residents’ Association. A tree-lined park referred to as the Grove, runs behind the village. Once the main thoroughfare into Nottingham, this now allows residents to go for peaceable strolls while enjoying with excellent views of the river and valley below.

Clifton Village is also close to a selection of nationally rated private schools; Nottingham Boys’ & Girls’ High Schools are both six miles north, whilst Loughborough Grammar School is 9 miles to the south.

As well as being a Grade I listed building, the Hall is part of the Clifton Village Conservation Area. From 1958 to 1976, housed Clifton Hall Girls’ Grammar School. Nottingham Trent University then used the Hall until 2002. It was sold to a private buyer in 2003 who built houses on the grounds and converted Clifton Hall into two entirely independent luxury homes.

Freehold | Square Footage: circa 14,000 square feet | Plot Size: circa 1.9 acres

A little more history....

One of the first Cliftons of note was Sir Gervase Clifton, his unusual Christian name would be handed down to eleven other prominent members of the Clifton family. He was very popular in the court of Queen Elizabeth who referred to him as 'Gervase The Gentle'. He had a reputation as an impeccably courteous man 'of great authority in peace and war'. In 1544 he fought in France at the siege of Boulogne and in 1569 he defended Doncaster from a group of noblemen rebelling against Queen Elizabeth. His tomb chest is to be found St. Mary’s Church, adjacent to Clifton Hall.

A brief reference is made to Sir John Clifton in Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1. In Act 5, Scene 4 when Douglas casts doubt on King Henry's right to be King. Prince Henry interrupts them and Douglas flees, at which point the Prince conveys the news that Sir Nicholas Gawsey and Sir John Clifton have sent requests for support.

Clifton Hall and the manor of Clifton were also referenced in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Partner- Timed Auction – Conditional with Reservation Fee

Auction Method:

The auction for this property will be conducted online through our online-bidding platform. This is a “Timed Auction”, so there are no other lots being sold alongside this property.

The timeslot for the auction is displayed on SDL Property Auctions’ website. To view this, search for the property via their website, then click onto the property to view the property details. The time remaining to bid, and end date of the auction, is displayed on the page.

You are required to undertake identity checks before you can be authorised to bid. You must also provide your payment details. If you do not provide this information, your registration will not be processed.

When you place your bid, you are deemed to have agreed to SDL Property Auctions’ Buyers Terms (England & Wales) which are available to read on SDL Property Auctions’ website.

Auction type- Conditional with Reservation Fee

If you are the highest bidder when the auction for the property comes to an end, you will enter into a reservation agreement with the seller. You must then pay the applicable reservation fee. You will then have 40 business days within which to exchange contracts and complete the sale, unless the Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Pack specify a different time limit. If you fail to do so, you may lose your reservation fee. During the 40-business day reservation period, the seller is not able to accept other offers.

Auction Fees

The following non-refundable fees apply:

  • Reservation Fee- payable immediately when the auction ends. This is calculated as a percentage of the actual purchase price of the property. Either:

(a) 4.8% (including VAT) of the purchase price, for properties up to and including £250,000

(b) 3.6% (including VAT) of the purchase price for properties sold for over £250,000

The Reservation Fee is subject always to a minimum of £6,000 (including VAT). The Reservation Fee does not contribute to the purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation of stamp duty liability.

There may be additional fees listed in the Special Conditions of Sale, which will be available to view within the Legal Pack. You must read the Special Conditions carefully before bidding. Any additional fees are included at the seller’s discretion, not on the instruction of SDL Property Auctions, and will be in addition to any fees payable to us. SDL Property Auctions has limited control over the content of the Special Conditions of Sale.

Deposit

This property is listed under the Conditional with Reservation Fee sale method, therefore the deposit will be payable on exchange of contracts and executed via the solicitors. The amount to be paid will be listed in the Special Conditions of Sale.

Payment Method:

When you register to bid, you will be prompted to provide your payment details to SDL Property Auctions. In the event that you are the winning bidder, your card will automatically be charged a proportion of the Reservation Fee. The payment will be calculated based on the guide price of the property, in line with the fee scale described above. Where the actual purchase price is higher than the guide price, you will be required to pay the difference immediately after the end of the auction, which can be paid by debit card or bank transfer. Payment by cash or cheque will not be accepted.

Example: You win the bid on a property with a guide price of £150,000, but the actual purchase price is £170,000. At this point your bid is successful you will be charged as follows:

  • Reservation fee of £7,200 – calculated as 4.8% of guide price- this will be charged immediately after the auction if you are the winning bidder.

As the actual purchase price amounted to £170,000, after the auction, you will be required to pay the following additional amounts on top of the initial payment:

  • £960 for Reservation Fee shortfall (£8160 due as 4.8% of actual purchase price)

Legal Pack

Before bidding, you must view the legal pack for the property. This is the collection of legal documents that apply to the sale. The documents will include but are not limited to: Special Conditions of Sale, title documents from the Land Registry and Energy Performance Certificate.

To view the legal pack, first search for the property on SDL Property Auctions’ website, and click onto the property to view the property details. There will be a sub-heading “Legal Documents”. Underneath this, you will be prompted to “Log in to view the legal documents”. Follow this link, you will then be directed to create an account with Auction Passport to view the documents.

The legal pack can change at any time up until the auction starts so you must check for the most recent version of the legal pack. At the point of placing your bid, you are deemed to have read the legal pack in its entirety, including any changes. Failure to check for changes to the legal pack will not be a valid reason for withdrawing from the sale.

It is strongly recommended that you instruct a qualified professional to review the legal pack and raise any necessary enquiries before bidding.

Special Conditions of Sale

The property is sold subject to any Special Conditions of Sale. These are contractual conditions that are included by the seller of the property - they are not part of SDL Property Auctions’ terms and conditions. The Special Conditions of Sale are legally binding. You are taken to have read and accepted these at the point of bidding, even if you have not done so. The Special Conditions of Sale are available to read in the legal pack.

Registration Process:

To register to bid on the property, search for the lot on SDL Property Auctions’ website. Click onto the property, follow the link to “Log in/register to bid”, and you will then be directed to create an account with the online-bidding platform provider, EIG.

Amenities

  • Graded I Listed Building
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Nine Bedrooms & Six Bathrooms
  • Secure Gated Driveway with Parking
  • Seven Reception Rooms

Neighborhood

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The South Wing at Clifton Hall - A Magnificent 9 Bedroom Grade I Listed Mansion

Description

The South Wing at Clifton Hall is part of one of the most outstanding Grade I listed buildings in Nottinghamshire. The Clifton family trace their lineage back to Alvaredus de Clifton, a Norman knight who was appointed Warden of Nottingham Castle in the time of William the Conqueror, and who took his name from the south Nottinghamshire village in which he settled. Sir Gervase de Clifton purchased the manors of Clifton and Wilford from the de Rodes family in the late 13th century.

While the history of Clifton Hall dates back to the 11th century, the Hall was remodelled in the late 18th century. The Hall was owned by the Clifton family, Lords of the Manor of Clifton, from the late 13th century to the mid- 20th century.

On the edge of charming Clifton Village, the South Wing of Clifton Hall is set at the top of a private gravelled driveway with landscaped gardens overlooking the River Trent and mature, established woodlands sheltering the generous lawned landscape.

The imposing entrance to Clifton Hall transports you back in time. As you enter the breathtaking 44ft high Octagon Hall, which is, by far, one of the most spectacular architectural features of Clifton Hall, with a magnificent domed ceiling it was built in the former watchtower and is a room of perfect symmetry, housing life-size statues of the Roman Gods Neptune, Apollo, Diana and Bacchus. The ground floor also boasts a further five reception rooms and an elegant drawing room.

The beautiful kitchen features a classically styled island that overlooks the landscaped gardens to the South.

On the first floor, an impressive wood-panelled master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom has fabulous views of the grounds. Four more stunning bedrooms, tastefully decorated, have access to three very large bathrooms. You are also spoiled for choice with two staircases leading you to the second floor.

The top floor hosts another five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The large playroom/ reception room has striking exposed beams and low-level windows giving the room a real character.

Clifton Hall’s South Wing is steeped in history. The Great Chamber, also known as the Drawing Room, was completed in 1632. The unique and breath-taking ceiling design is another of the Hall’s striking features. The room also houses the well-known historical ‘Clifton Fireplace,’ with its intricate carvings of the Clifton Family crest. It is believed that musical performances, banquets and dances would take place in this room.

The Red Room, also known as the ‘Silk Room’, used by Lady Clifton to hang red silk that was brought back from China takes you on a journey through the nine generations of the Clifton’s family. The architecture and intricate design of the room can only be appreciated in person.

King Charles was Clifton Hall’s most illustrious guest, and the Pages’ Room (where pages awaited to be summoned) is where the King’s pages slept to guard the king. This room again undoubtedly deserves a careful visit.

Clifton Village is accessed from a quiet lane through the village green, linking it to the A453 between Nottingham and the M1. The village is less than 1 mile from Nottingham Trent University, 6 miles to Junction 24 of the M1, less than 10 miles to East Midlands Airport and 4 miles to the centre of Nottingham. East Midlands Parkway train station is less than 2 miles from Clifton Hall and makes commuting to London St Pancras a swift journey of just under 90 minutes.

Clifton Green is of local note in the spring with an impressive display of daffodils, and in the summer, it hosts the occasional game of cricket. Well-established trees shield the Green from the A453. May Day celebrations take place on the green every year, organized by the Clifton Village Residents’ Association. A tree-lined park referred to as the Grove, runs behind the village. Once the main thoroughfare into Nottingham, this now allows residents to go for peaceable strolls while enjoying with excellent views of the river and valley below.

Clifton Village is also close to a selection of nationally rated private schools; Nottingham Boys’ & Girls’ High Schools are both six miles north, whilst Loughborough Grammar School is 9 miles to the south.

As well as being a Grade I listed building, the Hall is part of the Clifton Village Conservation Area. From 1958 to 1976, housed Clifton Hall Girls’ Grammar School. Nottingham Trent University then used the Hall until 2002. It was sold to a private buyer in 2003 who built houses on the grounds and converted Clifton Hall into two entirely independent luxury homes.

Freehold | Square Footage: circa 14,000 square feet | Plot Size: circa 1.9 acres

A little more history....

One of the first Cliftons of note was Sir Gervase Clifton, his unusual Christian name would be handed down to eleven other prominent members of the Clifton family. He was very popular in the court of Queen Elizabeth who referred to him as 'Gervase The Gentle'. He had a reputation as an impeccably courteous man 'of great authority in peace and war'. In 1544 he fought in France at the siege of Boulogne and in 1569 he defended Doncaster from a group of noblemen rebelling against Queen Elizabeth. His tomb chest is to be found St. Mary’s Church, adjacent to Clifton Hall.

A brief reference is made to Sir John Clifton in Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1. In Act 5, Scene 4 when Douglas casts doubt on King Henry's right to be King. Prince Henry interrupts them and Douglas flees, at which point the Prince conveys the news that Sir Nicholas Gawsey and Sir John Clifton have sent requests for support.

Clifton Hall and the manor of Clifton were also referenced in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Partner- Timed Auction – Conditional with Reservation Fee

Auction Method:

The auction for this property will be conducted online through our online-bidding platform. This is a “Timed Auction”, so there are no other lots being sold alongside this property.

The timeslot for the auction is displayed on SDL Property Auctions’ website. To view this, search for the property via their website, then click onto the property to view the property details. The time remaining to bid, and end date of the auction, is displayed on the page.

You are required to undertake identity checks before you can be authorised to bid. You must also provide your payment details. If you do not provide this information, your registration will not be processed.

When you place your bid, you are deemed to have agreed to SDL Property Auctions’ Buyers Terms (England & Wales) which are available to read on SDL Property Auctions’ website.

Auction type- Conditional with Reservation Fee

If you are the highest bidder when the auction for the property comes to an end, you will enter into a reservation agreement with the seller. You must then pay the applicable reservation fee. You will then have 40 business days within which to exchange contracts and complete the sale, unless the Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Pack specify a different time limit. If you fail to do so, you may lose your reservation fee. During the 40-business day reservation period, the seller is not able to accept other offers.

Auction Fees

The following non-refundable fees apply:

  • Reservation Fee- payable immediately when the auction ends. This is calculated as a percentage of the actual purchase price of the property. Either:

(a) 4.8% (including VAT) of the purchase price, for properties up to and including £250,000

(b) 3.6% (including VAT) of the purchase price for properties sold for over £250,000

The Reservation Fee is subject always to a minimum of £6,000 (including VAT). The Reservation Fee does not contribute to the purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation of stamp duty liability.

There may be additional fees listed in the Special Conditions of Sale, which will be available to view within the Legal Pack. You must read the Special Conditions carefully before bidding. Any additional fees are included at the seller’s discretion, not on the instruction of SDL Property Auctions, and will be in addition to any fees payable to us. SDL Property Auctions has limited control over the content of the Special Conditions of Sale.

Deposit

This property is listed under the Conditional with Reservation Fee sale method, therefore the deposit will be payable on exchange of contracts and executed via the solicitors. The amount to be paid will be listed in the Special Conditions of Sale.

Payment Method:

When you register to bid, you will be prompted to provide your payment details to SDL Property Auctions. In the event that you are the winning bidder, your card will automatically be charged a proportion of the Reservation Fee. The payment will be calculated based on the guide price of the property, in line with the fee scale described above. Where the actual purchase price is higher than the guide price, you will be required to pay the difference immediately after the end of the auction, which can be paid by debit card or bank transfer. Payment by cash or cheque will not be accepted.

Example: You win the bid on a property with a guide price of £150,000, but the actual purchase price is £170,000. At this point your bid is successful you will be charged as follows:

  • Reservation fee of £7,200 – calculated as 4.8% of guide price- this will be charged immediately after the auction if you are the winning bidder.

As the actual purchase price amounted to £170,000, after the auction, you will be required to pay the following additional amounts on top of the initial payment:

  • £960 for Reservation Fee shortfall (£8160 due as 4.8% of actual purchase price)

Legal Pack

Before bidding, you must view the legal pack for the property. This is the collection of legal documents that apply to the sale. The documents will include but are not limited to: Special Conditions of Sale, title documents from the Land Registry and Energy Performance Certificate.

To view the legal pack, first search for the property on SDL Property Auctions’ website, and click onto the property to view the property details. There will be a sub-heading “Legal Documents”. Underneath this, you will be prompted to “Log in to view the legal documents”. Follow this link, you will then be directed to create an account with Auction Passport to view the documents.

The legal pack can change at any time up until the auction starts so you must check for the most recent version of the legal pack. At the point of placing your bid, you are deemed to have read the legal pack in its entirety, including any changes. Failure to check for changes to the legal pack will not be a valid reason for withdrawing from the sale.

It is strongly recommended that you instruct a qualified professional to review the legal pack and raise any necessary enquiries before bidding.

Special Conditions of Sale

The property is sold subject to any Special Conditions of Sale. These are contractual conditions that are included by the seller of the property - they are not part of SDL Property Auctions’ terms and conditions. The Special Conditions of Sale are legally binding. You are taken to have read and accepted these at the point of bidding, even if you have not done so. The Special Conditions of Sale are available to read in the legal pack.

Registration Process:

To register to bid on the property, search for the lot on SDL Property Auctions’ website. Click onto the property, follow the link to “Log in/register to bid”, and you will then be directed to create an account with the online-bidding platform provider, EIG.

Amenities

  • Graded I Listed Building
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Nine Bedrooms & Six Bathrooms
  • Secure Gated Driveway with Parking
  • Seven Reception Rooms

Neighborhood

More listings:

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