A COUNTRY home estate on the market for millions has been put under offer.

The Daresbury Hall estate, which dates back to the mid-18th century, was listed on the property market in July.

It was listed with a price tag of £5million on Rightmove.

Warrington Guardian: The historic hall was gutted by a fire some years agoThe historic hall was gutted by a fire some years ago (Image: Rightmove)

However, the site no longer appears in the commercial property section, with a property search revealing it is now under offer.

According to the property's description, the site is being sold as a residential development opportunity.

The site spans more than 16 acres, though the hall itself was badly damaged during a major fire in 2016.

In years gone by, planning permission had been granted for around 65,000 square feet of residential development, though such development did not come to fruition - this resulted in the permission expiring.

The landowners are selling the property with a view that the buyer will complete previously-approved residential developments on the site, saying: "We are initially seeking expressions of interest from developers, either unconditional or potentially conditional on a renewed planning consent."

Daresbury Hall was originally built in 1759 and was lived in by the Greenhall family, and later Baron Daresbury.

The description reads: "It was listed in 1952 and was once a beautiful and substantial Georgian house, which was then used in the Second World War as a military hospital, and for some years from 1955 by a charity as a residential home for handicapped people, which was presumably when some of the more modern buildings were constructed."

As it stands, the site remains under offer.