A home with history

Soughton is a luxury hotel, wedding and event venue. On the border of Cheshire and North Wales, this stunning Georgian country house, approached down a sweeping driveway and surrounded by landscaped gardens has recently been lovingly refurbished. Contempory in feel, yet full of character, charm and warmth, the Hall boasts 14 individually decorated bedrooms, an award winning restaurant and a relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of city hotels.

Fit for a bishop

The home of the Wynne Bankes family for over 200 years, Soughton combines the atmosphere of a cherished family home with a luxury of a country retreat – perfect for social and business events and a perfect setting for exclusive use the weddings – our speciality.

A History Worth Mentioning

Soughton Hall is a Grade II* listed house, built in 1720 and remodelled in 1820 by its then incumbent,  William John Bankes, who was an Egyptologist and friend of Lord Byron. Having travelled with the gypsies of Granada and across North Africa and the Middle East, he was inspired by Islamic and Moorish design he had seen and commissioned Sir Charles Barry (who would later designs the Houses of Parliament) to create a “showpiece” house. He added the current Drawing Room and Dining Room and Islamic turrets on the walls of the garden. William was a colourful character and was involved in several scandals which in 1841 lead to him flee the country and he lived in exile in Venice for the rest of his life.