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Ffrith, Wrexham, Wrexham

Price - £695,000

Reception Rooms: 4 | Bedrooms: 6 | Bathrooms: 4

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Property Overview

  • Grade II Listed House
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen, Utility, Cellar
  • 4 Bedrooms (2 En Suite)
  • S-C 2 Bed Flat
  • Garage Block, Paddock
  • Delightful Formal Gardens
  • Set in Approx 1.56 Acres

An imposing Grade II Listed country house dating from circa 1790 together with second floor self-contained flat, a large detached garage block with consent for conversion, large and well stocked gardens, dovecote and small paddock - the whole extending to about 1.56 acres. The accommodation affords: hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, library, orangery, utility room, wine cellar; first floor landing, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, three further double bedrooms (one en suite shower room) and family bathroom; second floor self-contained flat with separate entrance, lounge, kitchen diner, two double bedrooms and bathroom; long sweeping driveway to a large two storey detached garage block with consent to create a two bedroom annexe; delightful formal gardens, enclosed paddock to rear with modern dovecote. Located in secluded and mainly wooded setting on the periphery of this village community. Chester 12 miles. Mold 8 miles. Wrexham 5.5 miles.

LOCATION

The house is located on the periphery of this small village nestling in a secluded rural valley some five and a half miles west of Wrexham. The Hall is well placed for access towards Chester, Mold and Wrexham, which provide a comprehensive range of facilities together with excellent road links and the A483 Wrexham by-pass, which interconnects with the Chester southerly by-pass some eight miles distant.

FFRITH HALL

Ffrith Hall is considered to be a fine example of a late Georgian villa, which was commissioned in 1790 by the steel magnate John Wilkinson of Wilkinson Steel fame. The house was built for their estate manager, who ran the former Brymbo Hall Estate incorporating Wilkinson's own private residence set in over 500 acres of land and the renowned Brymbo Steel Works which closed in 1990.
Ffrith Hall is deserving of its Grade II Listing, being an imposing three storey house with an attractive stucco facade, decorative pillars and symmetrical sash windows under a slate roof. It occupies a slightly elevated position with a pleasing rural aspect to the front over the gardens, also of note as they are traversed by Offa's Dyke, which is evident by the camber at the front of the house, and pleasing views beyond over open farmland.
To one side is a modern purpose-built two storey garage block, which benefits from planning consent for conversion to provide ancillary accommodation to the main house, but has scope for a variety of uses to include a home office. Internally, the accommodation is typical of a Georgian house of this era with large central hall and landings, with well proportioned accommodation arranged around.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Panelled and glazed door leading to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY

With tiled floor and radiator.

CLOAKROOM

Pedestal wash basin and wc, and part tiled walls.

Glazed and panelled door leading to:

CENTRAL HALL

With moulded coved ceiling, ceramic tiled flooring which extends into the inner hall.

INNER HALL

With staircase rising off.

DRAWING ROOM

15'9 x 14'11 (4.80m x 4.55m)

Three-quarter depth secondary glazed window to the front elevation, ornate Adam style fire surround in white with marble insert and marble hearth. Heavily moulded ceiling, wall light points, two arched display recesses with wall light points, tv point and two panelled radiators.

DINING ROOM

15'10 x 12'10 (4.83m x 3.91m)

Heavily moulded ceiling, secondary glazed window to the front elevation, mahogany Adam style fire surround with stone insert and open fire grate, wall light points, ceiling light and radiator.

DAY ROOM

15'8 x 13'9 (4.78m x 4.19m)

Fitted book shelves, fireplace with surround and hearth, contemporary radiator, Georgian style glazed doors and matching side panels leading to the orangery.

ORANGERY

28'1 x 17'6 (8.56m x 5.33m)

A recent addition which provides a splendid light and airy room with high vaulted ceiling with velux roof lights, moulded coving and several Georgian style three-quarter depth windows overlooking the gardens and patio. Wood strip floor, marble fireplace and hearth and low level radiators.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

15'6 x 15'4 (4.72m x 4.67m)

Refurbished with an extensive range of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with a rich cream finish to door and drawer fronts and contrasting black granite working surfaces in the main with inset single drainer sink with mixer tap, glazed display cabinets and integrated dishwasher. Matching dresser style unit with oak work top, two glazed display cabinets and open fronted glass shelving area. Feature mock brick fireplace with recess for range cooker with extractor hood and light over. Ceramic tiled floor and panelled radiator.

SIDE HALL/UTILITY

Fitted base and wall cupboards providing extensive storage with fitted work top, inset single drainer sink, inset electric oven, void and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Linen cupboard with shelving and further recess with a modern Grant oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and heating. Panelled radiator and panelled door leading to the side.

Panelled door leading from the kitchen to an inner lobby with two fitted storage cupboards and access to the cellar.

CELLAR

A large vaulted room with solid stone floor and extractor fan.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Decorative leaded window to the rear elevation.

MASTER BEDROOM

15'8" x 15'3" (4.78m x 4.65m)

With decorative moulded coved ceiling, double glazed window to the right hand elevation, fitted cupboard with shelving and panelled radiator.

ADJOINING DRESSING ROOM

approx 12'0" x 6'0" (appro x 3.66m x 1.83m)

Recently refurbished with a bespoke range of wardrobes comprising four double door robes providing a combination of hanging rails and shelving. Further fitted cupboard with shelving. Secondary glazed window and panelled radiator.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Refurbished with corner cubicle with shower, vanity unit with large bowl, storage cabinets, display window with pelmet lighting, cabinet and low level wc. Tiled walls and floor, double glazed window and a chrome towel radiator.

BEDROOM TWO

16'0" x 15'0" +door recess (4.88m x 4.57m +door recess)

Two out-built double door wardrobes with locker storage cupboards over, secondary glazed window with pleasing aspect to the front elevation, high and moulded coved ceiling and panelled radiator.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM

White suite comprising walk-in cubicle with electric shower, pedestal wash basin and wc, part tiled walls, double glazed window and radiator.

BEDROOM THREE

13'9" x 15'10" (4.19m x 4.83m)

Secondary glazed window to the side elevation, fitted wardrobe, fitted drawers to either side of the chimney breast and radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR

16'1 x 13'0 (4.90m x 3.96m)

Secondary glazed window with pleasing aspect over the front elevation, high and moulded coved ceiling and panelled radiator. Secondary door to bathroom.

FAMILY BATHROOM

Modern white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, bidet and wc. Fully tiled walls and floor to a Travertine style, secondary glazed window to the front elevation, boarded coved ceiling and panelled radiator.

SECOND FLOOR

From the first floor landing a wide staircase leads to the second floor self-contained apartment, which also has secondary door access leading to an external staircase to the rear of the house.

UPPER LANDING

Panelled door to:

CENTRAL LANDING

Panelled radiator.

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM

16'2" x 16'0" (4.93m x 4.88m)

Two windows, Adam style fireplace, tv point, wall light points and radiator.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

15'9" x 15'5" (4.80m x 4.70m)

Fitted base and wall units with roll edge working surface to include inset 1½ bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, electric cooker point, void and plumbing for washing machine, out-built double door airing cupboard with a pre-lagged cylinder and immersion heater, and panelled radiator.

BEDROOM FIVE

15'10" x 13'11" (4.83m x 4.24m)

Out-built fitted wardrobe and panelled radiator.

BEDROOM SIX

16'3" x 13'5" (4.95m x 4.09m)

Out-built double door wardrobes with locker storage cupboards over, matching dressing table, windows to the front elevation and left hand gable, and panelled radiator.

BATHROOM

Coloured suite comprising corner bath with electric shower, bidet, pedestal wash basin and wc, tiled walls and radiator.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached over a long sweeping drive which extends up to and across the front elevation of the house with wide gravelled parking area bounded by a stone balustrade. The drive extends beyond to a wide forecourt to the front of the garage block, and beyond utilising a second entrance leading to the village road.

GARAGE

38' x 19'5" (11.58m x 5.92m)

A very substantial and modern building designed to complement the house with plastered and stucco facade, it provides a large garage with external steps leading to the first floor games room of similar dimension. The building has consent for change of use for ancillary accommodation to the house and would lend itself to a variety of uses such as home office or separate dwelling subject to consent.

THE GROUNDS

The house stands in a slightly elevated position with pleasing views across the grounds. From the gravelled parking area wide steps lead to a terrace and decked area. Below are wide lawns with flower beds and specimen trees, whilst to the opposite side of the drive is an extensive flagged terrace adjoining the orangery.
To the rear, steps lead up to a small paddock and an impressive dovecote with entrance and store room to the ground floor.

DIRECTIONS

From the Agent's Mold Office proceed along Chester Street and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Chester Road. At the main roundabout take the third exit towards Wrexham and continue for some 6 miles, proceeding through Caergwrle and on reaching the traffic lights in Abermorddu turn right adjoining the primary school signposted Cymau. Follow the road up the hill and into the village, passing the Talbot Inn on the right, and continue along the Village Road and beyond into open countryside to the T-junction on the periphery of Ffrith. Turn sharp left and follow the road through the village of some 300 yards and the drive to the Hall is on the right.

VIEWING

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

FLOOR PLANS - included for identification purposes only, not to scale.

HME/JF

Mold
The Cross,
Mold,
Flintshire. CH7 1AZ

Tel: 01352 751515
Email: mold@cavendishikin.co.uk