Elegant Rode Hall, situated at Odd Rode in Cheshire, is a red brick country house bounded by a Humphrey Repton park and lake.
The hall, a long low structure in two storeys with a hipped roof, was constructed in 1705 by Randle Wilbraham I (1663 – 1732) to replace an earlier half timbered building which then occupied the site. The building was significantly expanded in 1752 to become a It is a larger house in two and a half storeys, five bays wide and four bays deep. Venetian and oeuil-de-boeuf windows to the wings and a new semi-circular headed central doorway were also added at this time.
The interior was redesigned in the regency style in the early nineteenth century. Wyatt extended the dining room with a ribbed ceiling following Hope's death. The interior boasts Gillow furniture and fine collection of porcelain and pottery.
Three notable landscape designers have been involved in the creation of Rode Hall Gardens. Humphry Repton drew up the plans for the landscape and Rode Pool in 1790. Between 1800 and 1810 John Webb, a locally-based landscapist, constructed the Pool, an artificial lake of approximately 40 acres. In 1860, William Nesfield designed the formal garden which today remains much as he had planned.
The extensive gardens, which are set in a Repton landscape, include a woodland garden with a terraced rock garden and a grotto, this area is covered in snowdrops in February and colour continues with the flowering of many species and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas. The formal garden was designed by Nesfield in 1860 and there is a large walled vegetable garden which is at its best from June and a new Italian garden.
Between the A34 and the A50 close to Little Moreton Hall.