Homes near hall may soon cost a lot Moor
THE launch of Moor Hall restaurant and rooms could prompt a rise in house prices in Aughton.
The medieval manor underwent a dramatic transformation after it was taken over by double Michelin-starred chef Mark Birchall.
Now an Ormskirk estate agent is predicting that house prices in the area could go up thanks to the new destination restaurant.
NSW Properties said: “Property prices are known to rise in areas where top quality restaurants are opened.
“When well known Devon Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hill moved to Ludlow and opened The Merchants House, which was listed in the top 20 restaurants in the world, it elevated Ludlow into a destination for those wanting the foodie good life, and house prices moved up as a result.
“This pattern is repeated in Bray in Berkshire, famed for its six Michelin stars, three each for the Roux Brothers’ Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck.
“When Blumenthal won three Michelin stars for the first time in 2004, Bray house prices rose around 15% in just one year.
“In the past year alone, the village has seen average house price rises of no less than 14%, according to Zoopla.
“And of course there’s Padstow. The Cornish port may have ‘only’ one Michelin star – for Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6 restaurant – but the empire built up by Rick Stein has turned this modest fishing village into one of the west country’s most expensive places to live.”
Moor Hall was acquired by Andy and Tracey Bell with their friend and business partner, chef Mark Birchall.
Mark was born in Chorley, trained at Runshaw College, and began his career working at The Walnut Tree Inn, Abergavenny with Franco Taruschio and then at Northcote, Langho with Nigel Haworth.
With the rising star at the culinary helm of Moor Hall, perhaps the area could see a rise in property prices.