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Peover Hall

This property is free for HHA Friends
Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9HW
01565 757981

A Grade II* listed Elizabethan family house dating from 1585. Situated within some 500 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland with formal gardens designed c. 1890 that include a series of “garden rooms” filled with clipped box, a lily pond, Romanesque loggia, warm brick walls, unusual doors, secret passageways, beautiful topiary work, roses and a walled garden.

In the grounds of the Hall there are working stables, estate cottages and the parish church of St Laurence which contains two Mainwaring Chapels.

Immediately adjacent to the Hall is the attractive coach house topped with a working bell tower added by Sir Henry Mainwaring in 1764. Within this building are the architectural jewel; Grade I - listed Carolean stables built in 1654, with richly carved stalls and original Tuscan columns and strap work.

During World War II the house was requisitioned as the HQ for General George Patton of the United States 3rd Army to train for the D-Day landings in 1944, it also housed a POW camp and was ravaged by a fire started by a soldier in 1944 and has been the largest restoration project undertaken by the Estate to date.

In addition, there are numerous public footpaths throughout the 18th Century park all of which are accessible from the car park. The parkland is great for bird watching; be sure not to miss the beautiful lake too.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


4m S of Knutsford off A50 at Whipping Stocks Inn.

Map and directions:

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Visitor Opening Times

2017: May-Aug, Tue & Thurs afternoons. Grade I Carolean Stables, Gardens & Park House Tearooms serving home-made teas and refreshments open between 2-5pm. Tours of Peover Hall at 2.30pm & 3.30pm. St Lawrence Church open between 2.30-4pm (subject to the availability of the Church Wardens).

Finish off your visit with afternoon tea and refreshments at The Park House Tea Rooms which are open from 2pm.

Admission – House, Stables and Garden £8 or Stables and Garden only £5. HHA Members and accompanied children are free of charge.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Film Locations

As well as Peover Hall, Gardens and Park, Tatton Estate Management can provide a wide variety of properties and locations all of which are within easy reach of Media City, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and all located close to Junctions 18 and 19 of the M6 and Manchester Airport.

The huge breadth of location types and events provide unique and attractive settings for both film, television and stills photography

All locations are within close proximity to good quality hotels, B&B accommodation, restaurants, country pubs and town centre bars. The Peover Estate offers a wide range of on-site facilities for film crews of all sizes. Large areas of easily accessible hard-standing (some of which is covered) are ideal for location vehicles including catering vans, restaurant buses, wardrobe and make-up trailers, cast Winnebagos, production offices and honey wagons. Ample space, with easy access for lighting rigs and cherry pickers, with crew parking for over 100 cars, on site catering facilities, WCs, water and electricity.

Locations Previously featured in:
Award Winning Channel 4 Comedy “Fresh Meat” – Objective Productions, June 2012
1599 Productions Association (Historical Docu/Drama)2011
The Survivors (2008), staring Max Beesley
Dead Clever Granada 2006, staring Ted Holden Gold Plated Granada 2006, Kay Mellor Series
Northern Lights Granada 2005, staring Christopher Eccleston Jane

For more information and a brochure please contact Heather Clawson on or visit

Groups and special visits

Party tours can be arranged at other times by appointment.

For more information please call 01565 757981 or David Young via email:

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Peover Hall Estate Office
Over Peover
WA16 9HW
01565 757981

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Nearby HHA Properties
The Old Medicine House (1  mile)
Capesthorne Hall (4  miles)
Tatton Park (5  miles)
Arley Hall & Gardens (7  miles)
Adlington Hall (9  miles)