Ashley Hall

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About Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall is a country house standing to the north of the village of Ashley in Cheshire. It dates from the late 16th to the early 17th century, with additions made in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The house is historically important because it was here that the Cheshire gentlemen met in 1715 to decide whether to support the Stuarts or the Hanoverians. They decided on the latter and later commissioned a set of portraits, which now hang in Tatton Hall.

The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. Also listed at Grade II are the gate piers to the forecourt of the building a carriage house in the forecourt, the kitchen garden wall, and the stable block.

For the 2019 biopic Tolkien, 15 acres of the Tatton Estate were used to recreate the trenches of the First World War. (Showground 3)

* According to legend, there have been sightings of a White Lady near a wooden staircase in the house. She is said to be looking for her daughter.

Key Features

  • Serviced office solution ideal for production offices/art departments/make-up & costume
  • Spacious and split over two floors
  • Space for approximately 55 desks
  • Grade II listed building with Historic England
  • Surrounded by Ashley Showgrounds (60 acres), lush woodland and the River Bollin
  • Multiple bathroom spaces
  • Legend of the White Lady who hangs over the staircase, looking for her daughter.
  • Office furniture included
  • Large kitchen space with white goods and cooking facilities included
  • Dedicated parking

Services Available

  • Close proximity to working studios/workshops
  • Excellent working relationship with Event Buddha in Warrington
  • Secure gated site with key code access
  • Hardstanding 65m x 50m + trailer access and parking
  • Maintenance/gardening services (both farming and domestic landscaping)
  • Cleaning services (Covid-19 level cleaning services, fogging etc)
  • Reliable fast Wi-Fi internet included
  • 24 hour security available from onsite company Benchmark (they offer 24 hour guards, patrols & K9 units)

Productions at Ashley Hall

Intergalactic (Sky)

Sky One filmed part of their drama Intergalactic on the Estate. For the drama, which was set in space, they turned the hall into a house of the future. It was fronted in green paint for CGI effects and the grounds, drive and garden were decorated in fake snow. Find out more here

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Return of Tracey Beaker (CBBC)

Ashley Hall's drive and roads were used to film car scenes for the new CBBC spin off of the popular Tracey Beaker series, My Mum Tracey Beaker. In it, Tracey is now grown up with a daughter of her own.

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No Offence (C4 Production)

Scenes from the Channel 4 police procedural drama series No Offence, from the writer of Shameless, were filmed on the Tatton Estate. The house starred in a house party scene in which a large rave was broken up by the police.