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Downing Road, Whitford, Holywell

Price - £400,000

Reception Rooms: 2 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

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Property Overview

  • Refurbished Det House
  • Wealth of Orig Features
  • Hall & Cloakroom
  • Lounge & Dining Room
  • Kitchen with Appliances
  • Master Bedroom & EnSuite
  • 2 Further Beds & Bathroom
  • Delightful Gardens

A most attractive three bedroom detached house dating from the mid-18th century, mainly rebuilt and refurbished in 2002 to create a wealth of original features with modern amenity, set in beautifully landscaped and private gardens together with a nearby area of open woodland, the whole set in a very private courtyard setting amidst rolling countryside. Formerly part of the Pennant Estate about one mile from Whitford village and three miles from the A55 Expressway in Caerwys, the accommodation affords: reception hall with cloakroom, splendid through lounge, dining room, luxury fitted kitchen, first floor split-level landing, master bedroom with en suite, two further bedrooms and bathroom and delightful courtyard gardens with parking. INSPECTION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

The original building dates from circa 1766 and formed part of the working farm buildings to the Thomas Pennant Estate, a major country estate adjoining the Mostyn Estate in North East Wales. The Hall has long been demolished, but the five former buildings have been completely restored over recent times by their respective owners to provide very interesting and highly appointed family homes.

The Stables stand in the centre of the development and the owners undertook a major programme of rebuilding all of the first floor and new roof, incorporating most impressive king post trusses and high vaulted ceilings, which are a major feature of the two principal bedrooms. Original features are a major part of all the rooms, with exposed brickwork to the former coach house, now the dining room, with arched and full depth windows and an impressive lounge with high levels of natural light, a high beamed ceiling and brick built chimney breast.

The owners have combined modern amenity with under floor heating throughout the house, which is thermostatically controlled from every room, a luxury fitted kitchen and bespoke windows with double glazing.

The gardens can only be fully appreciated on inspection, as they have been greatly landscaped to provide a sheltered and very private area with established flower beds and borders, sitting areas, lawns and gravelled patios, in addition to a wide driveway providing parking for at least three cars.

The private driveway leading down to the development has a large area of open woodland and lawns to its western side and which forms part of The Stables.

Whilst standing in the heart of rural countryside and approached off minor country lanes, the area is readily accessible with both the lower North Wales coast road and the A55 Expressway within easy reach, and the nearby town of Holywell is some two and a half miles distant.


Fine panelled and edged oak door leading to:


12'9" x 7'7" (max) (3.89m x 2.31m ( max))

With a high beamed ceiling, travertine style ceramic tiled flooring, double glazed mullion style window to the front elevation, meter cupboard, alarm control panel and under floor heating. Steps up to lounge.


Contemporary white suite comprising pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back and low level wc. Matching tiled floor to hall and high beamed ceiling.


20'1" x 19'6" (6.12m x 5.94m)

A splendid room which is dominated by high heavy beamed ceiling a fine reclaimed brick chimney breast with fine arch, raised hearth a freestanding cast-iron multi-fuel fire grate. It is a well lit room with two original arched windows to the front elevation with twin glazed doors and matching panels to either side, together with further double glazed mullion style windows to rear also with an oak panelled and edged door leading to the rear elevation. Solid oak turned staircase rising off, oak flooring, tv point, wall light points and under floor heating.


19'6" x 10'1" (5.94m x 3.07m)

Light and airy room with feature exposed brickwork to three walls, three splendid three-quarter depth arched windows, all double glazed with one incorporating french doors opening to the secluded rear garden patio and mullion effect double glazed window. High heavy beamed ceiling and oak panelled floor.


13'1" x 11'5" (3.99m x 3.48m)

Fitted with an extensive range of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with solid oak panelled door and drawer fronts and matching oak working surfaces to include a peninsula divide and breakfast bar. The kitchen includes a 1½ bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, space for electric and LPG gas range cooker with an out-built and concealed extractor hood and light over, display cabinet, integrated Zanussi washing machine, AEG dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Pull-out and articulated pantry cupboard and wicker drawers. Feature exposed brickwork to the outer wall, part tiled in part and with a travertine style ceramic tiled floor.


With high vaulted ceilings with exposed purlins, all part of 'A' frame trusses. Wall light points and oak flooring.


19'5" x 14'7" overall (5.92m x 4.45m overall)

A splendid room with a high, vaulted roof with a stunning solid oak king post roof truss with exposed purlins. There are two Velux roof lights together with ceiling downlighters, fitted cabinets to one wall providing four double door wardrobes, tv point, floor level eyebrow double glazed window overlooking the rear elevation and oak flooring.


7'6" x 5'0" (2.29m x 1.52m)

Fitted with corner cubicle with Mira shower, fitted cabinet incorporating wash basin and storage, and low level wc. Part tiled walls and floor to travertine style with decorative dado, extractor fan, ceiling downlighters and a towel radiator.


19'4" x 14'10" (5.89m x 4.52m)

Also with a high vaulted ceiling with king post truss together with downlighters, eyebrow floor level window overlooking the rear elevation, Velux roof light and double glazed french doors to a juliette balcony. Oak flooring.


8'10" x 8'1" (2.69m x 2.46m)

Vaulted ceiling with exposed purlin, ceiling downlighters, Velux roof light and oak flooring.


8'10" x 7'4" (2.69m x 2.24m)

White suite comprising panelled bath with glazed screen and high output shower over, vanity unit with large bowl, storage and mirror above with pelmet lighting and shelving, and low level wc. Extractor fan, Velux roof light, travertine style flooring and towel radiator.


The property and development is approached along a private tarmacadam driveway leading down to the former farm buildings. It is approached from the rear via two timber panelled gates which adjoin the main entrance to the former walled garden and extends into a wide gravelled area providing space for parking two cars. As noted previously, the gardens afford a high degree of privacy, being mainly located to the front elevation of the house with delightful shaped lawns surrounded by established and well stocked flower and shrub borders providing interest and colour throughout the year. They enjoy a very sheltered setting being bounded in the main by original brick walls (in part) to the former walled garden, which have been carefully restored. There are informal pathways and sheltered seating areas, together with wide steps leading down to the front elevation of the house providing access to the eastern side, where there is a useful open fronted log store, and also to the western side, where there are wide and secluded gravelled and paved patios, and substantial timber framed and panelled garden store room. Beyond the gateway leads across the rear elevation with gravelled areas and mature laurel hedging, also providing high levels of privacy from adjoining homes.


As noted previously, the area of open woodland which adjoins the western side of the entrance drive leading into the courtyard, is in the ownership of The Stables. It is a delightful area, being mainly grass interspersed with many mature trees with informal seating areas, gravelled driveway and access to the lower part.


Flintshire County Council - Council Tax Band G.


From the A55 Expressway Caerwys/Prestatyn interchange take the third exit off the eastern roundabout towards Holywell town. Follow the road for some two miles proceed past Lloc garage and following the road down the hill, take the first left at a minor set of crossroads (the opposite junction is signposted Gorsedd). Follow the road down towards The Downing. On reaching the minor crossroads continue straight ahead proceeding down the lane past the farm to a minor 'T' junction and bear right. Follow the road for a further half a mile and take the wide entrance on the left hand side.


By appointment through the Agent's Mold Office 01352 751515.

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The Cross,
Flintshire. CH7 1AZ

Tel: 01352 751515