Yorkshire country estate with links to the Cooplands bakery family for sale for the first time since 1938

Savills is marketing Shooters Hill and Rossington Hall Gardens and over 50 acres of parkland for £2.5million.

The two lots, land and outbuildings, formed part of the Rossington Hall estate which was auctioned off in separate lots in 1938. It’s the first time Shooters Hill has come back to the market since then.

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Shooters Hill was more recently the home of former Cooplands Doncaster bakery boss David Jenkinson, whose mother founded the business in 1932.

Shooters Hill has over 50 acres of Victorian parkland

Both houses have five bedrooms and one is located in the property’s former walled gardens. Shooters Hall is the more modern building, while the age and location of Rossington Hall Gardens suggest it may have once been a gardener’s cottage.

Both Rossington Hall itself and the estate’s hunting lodge, Mount Pleasant, have since become hotels, while the old stables are now a racing school. The 1938 auction also included farms and even a church school.

According to the Savills sales catalogue: ‘For the first time since 1938 this impressive country estate is available on the open market, set in a semi-rural setting within its own 53 acres of Victorian parkland. The property was originally part of the Rossington Hall Estate and has since been subdivided and undergone an extensive refurbishment project and is now available as a whole with a separate neighboring property, Rossington Hall Gardens, and the extensive grounds on which both properties sit.

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Rossington Hall Gardens is one of two properties included in the sale

“The accommodation consists of an entrance hall with a cloakroom leading to the living room with a fireplace and three large windows giving a double aspect. The family room and dining room are adjoining with the kitchen/breakfast room to the left of the hallway The kitchen is well equipped with an Aga cooker, pantry and a separate utility room. There is also a boiler room which has outside access. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, one en-suite, plus a family bathroom.

“A long gated private driveway leads through woodland to the secluded property where multiple vehicles can park, along with two double garages, one attached to the house and the other on the property a short distance away. The Basics The property is approximately 49 acres in total and includes grassland, wooded areas and a beautiful garden which surrounds the house and faces south to the rear.The garden is mostly lawned and has established borders and many mature trees.There are also a paved terrace leads directly from the house with a pergola in front of the dining room, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the idyllic surroundings.Other outbuildings include stables and a greenhouse.

“Rossington Hall Gardens is a lovely period property set in a Victorian walled garden set in 2.5 acres of the 3.5 acre site, in an idyllic, secluded setting, surrounded by woodland. The property offers well-appointed accommodation with a choice of reception rooms to suit the demands of busy family life.The property has a recently refurbished two bedroom annexe ideal for visitors or holiday rentals.There is also a detached office space.Other benefits include a double garage and a large four car garage Harbor.

“The accommodation is accessed via an entrance hall with double doors at the rear onto the garden. The ground floor comprises a living room with wood burning stove, a study which opens onto a further living room, a country kitchen/dining room with a dual aspect and an Aga cooker. It there is an adjoining utility room with front access and a cloakroom.Upstairs there are five bedrooms, the master bedroom has a dressing room.On this floor there is also a family bathroom and a separate shower room.

The old Victorian Walled Gardens

“A long private driveway leads to the secluded walled property surrounded by woodland. There is parking for several vehicles as well as a double garage, 60ft carport and electric vehicle charging station. The detached office is spacious and has heating and skylights.The detached annexe has two bedrooms, a shower room and a kitchen/living room with exposed beams.The sizeable property totals approximately 8 acres and includes a large field and beautifully landscaped walled garden with established borders and trees .The garden is mostly laid out with a lawn and there is a spacious terrace directly in front of the house.”

Agent Roo Fisher added: “It’s very unusual to find a property like this in beautiful parkland, especially with two really good houses. It’s like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but you’re only three miles from all the beauty that Bawtry has to offer.”

Shooters Hill is named after a previous estate that was the original hall on the estate. It was built in 1778 for Doncaster Town Clerk James Stovin and eventually passed to Richard Streatfield in 1877.

The house was destroyed in a fire in the 1880s and the present Rossington Hall was built in 1883 to replace it.

garden and barn

The Streatfield line died out with Richard’s daughter Annette in 1937, after which the entire estate was auctioned off.

The hall itself was purchased by a Roman Catholic order called the White Fathers, who used it as a training facility for missionaries destined for Africa. Their stay was brief, however, as the hall was requisitioned when war broke out and the Royal Veterinary Corps was stationed there.

In 1948 the Doncaster Corporation bought the hall for £18,000 and it became a school for children with special needs in 1953 until it closed in 2008.

In 2011 local couple Gary and Michelle Gee bought it and converted it into a country house hotel.

A derelict entrance hut to the property has recently been restored and opened as a café.

Shooters Hill is a more modern property named after a house that burned down in the 19th century
Shooters Hill from the air

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