Sugnall Hall is set in the heart of the 1300-acre estate. It enjoys panoramic views across glorious, unspoiled countryside as far as Wales. It is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, yet just 15 minutes from junction 15 of the M6; it is within 1 hour of Birmingham and Manchester and under 3 hours from London by car.
The hall is available for exclusive private and corporate bookings, which run from either Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. It is suitable for residential courses throughout the year.
It offers 14 bedrooms and suites — 11 having en suite bathrooms or shower rooms, which that have been individually styled with the assistance of a renowned London-based interior designer.
There are many delightful features across the wider estate, including the walled garden, walks in the park and Copmere Pool.
The history of the Sugnall dates back to the Domesday Book (1086), which was then known as called Soggenhulle, or Bird Hill, although the Domesday scribes actually wrote “Sotehelle”.
At that time Sugnall was owned by two Saxons – Frane and Fragrin – but they were quickly replaced by Joceran, a Norman, who was then part of the new ruling elite following King Harold’s defeat in 1066.
We know that Joceran was a prominent landowner, with lands at Bishop’s Offley, Aspley and Chatcull, in addition to Sugnall. Within three generations, however, most of these lands had been given away. The overlord, the Bishop of Lichfield, then took Sugnall off Joceran’s family and by the 1280s he was letting it to several tenants.
The manor (by then with only a fraction of the land in Sugnall) was probably demised to the Charnes family of Charnes. Their property passed by marriage to the Younges, who owned Charnes until the First World War.