Mansion house to be transformed into country boutique


Plans for a Grade-I listed building near Nantwich to become a 120-bedroom five-star country house hotel have been revealed.

Cheshire East Council is expected to approve the restoration and conversion of Doddington Hall near Nantwich this week, which is located in 800 acres of parkland and was built in 1780.

The application, from the owner of the Hall Lady Rona Delves-Broughton, outlines plans to convert the hall and its stables to include bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and function room plus a spa and leisure facility.

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Lady Rona Delves-Broughton’s company Doddington Hall Conference Centre would be the hotel operator.

The planning application to Cheshire East Council also includes the refurbishment and conversion of the 13th century Delves Castle and Grade II-listed Star Barn near to the Hall, with the use of the buildings to be defined at a later date.

The council will discuss the development at its strategic planning meeting today.