5 bedroom detached house for sale
Richmond Hall, Chester Street, St Asaph
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The property is set in a lovely position at the northern end of the Vale of Clwyd, just outside the ancient town of St Asaph. Which has the smallest Ancient Cathedral in Britain and is the administrative centre for the Church of Wales.
Richmond Hall is a particularly handsome house with an imposing façade, brick elevations, a slate roof and stone mullion windows and set in delightful Grounds just under five acres with Tennis Courts. The impressive and versatile accommodation extends to some 11,300 sqft with Three separate Reception Rooms, Study, Breakfast Kitchen and Utility to the Ground Floor, Five En Suite Double Bedrooms to the First Floor, extensive Lower Ground Floor accommodation incorporating a Kitchen Area and Shower Room. In addition to a Leisure Complex with Gymnasium, Sauna, Changing Rooms, Indoor Pool and Games Room with cocktail bar. The layout of the accommodation has been carefully planned to maximise comfort and convenience whilst at the same time providing attractive and pleasing aspects from each room.
The commercial centre of Chester is only 28 miles away and provides a superb range of shopping and leisure facilities and some excellent schools, including Kings and Queens. The property is very well placed for the A55 trunk road which links North Wales with the North West, as well as regular train services to London from the local stations.
An internal inspection will reveal:
The entrance to the house is framed by an impressive sandstone portico with stone floor, double hardwood doors to the Entrance Lobby and Reception Hall beyond. An imposing central staircase dominates the room, which gives access to the 15' x 14' Study, which has wood panelled walls, decorative cornices and recessed storage with shelving. The impressive 41' x 16' Drawing Room has spectacular views towards the Clwydian Range, a real flame gas fire with marble surround and hearth beneath a stone chimney piece, decorative cornices and doors leading to the Dining room and Sitting room. The 24'x 22' Sitting Room is a generously sized room with moulded cornices and similarly a fireplace with gas fire, marble surround and hearth and wooden chimney piece. The formal 22' x 17' Dining Room is well placed for entertaining being next to the Breakfast Kitchen and Drawing Room. A large bay window enjoys views over the front Gardens where there is also a door to the terrace. Decorative cornices and a ceiling rose complement the room, which also has a fireplace with carved wooden chimney piece. The Inner Hall provides the link between the formal Reception Rooms and the Leisure Complex. It also allows access to the cloakroom with Lobby Area; WC and basin; the Lower Ground Floor; to outside and to the First Floor Games Rooms via a spiral staircase.
The 28' x 17' Breakfast Kitchen, exceptionally fitted with handmade timber wall and base units incorporating wine racks, Corian work surfaces over and inset twin sink. A range style cooker is fitted in to a recess with a timber over mantle with extractor hood and further fitted appliances include a dishwasher and fridge freezer. A central island with further base units provides further storage and work surfaces. The room is open plan to the Breakfast area which enjoys sliding French windows to a Terrace Area. A door leads to a useful Utility Room fitted with a range of wall and base units, a sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a courtesy door leads to rear of the property.
The Lower Ground Floor, which maybe suitable for Teenage Children or as Staff Accommodation; combines a series of rooms which provide secondary accommodation to include four separate rooms, a Kitchen Area with base units and work surfaces above incorporating a sink and a Shower Room with shower, basin and WC.
The First Floor Landing is central to the property and allows access to the Bedroom suites, all of which have built in wardrobes with mirrored doors, moulded cornices and En Suite Bathrooms with WC, basin and a bath with shower over. The 17' x 16' Guest Suite also benefits from French windows to a Balcony with stone and brick balustrade.
The 27' x 17' Principal Bedroom Suite has prime position at the end of the corridor with the Bedroom having steps up to French windows and a balcony with sandstone and brick balustrade and views over the Grounds. An archway leads to an Inner Lobby with Dressing Room with two walls of mirrored wardrobes; the Bedroom further enjoys a superb size En Suite Bathroom with steps leading up to a large sunken bath, double shower cubicle, twin hand basins with cupboards and shelving below, WC and laundry chute.
The Leisure Complex comprises of a Gymnasium, 'Nordic' Sauna, Changing Rooms, Indoor Swimming Pool and Games Room. 21' x 17' Gymnasium with a mirrored wall to one side with doors providing access to the "Nordic" Sauna with timber seating, Changing Rooms with shower, separate WC and hand basin and from here a further door leads to the Pool Area. The 63' x 28' Indoor Swimming Pool Room is a highlight of the property with vaulted ceilings with inset Velux windows and further windows and French doors along one side of the room providing a light and bright room which enjoys views over the Grounds. There is a stone tiled floor surrounding a luxurious tiled pool with electric cover and under water lighting with adjacent Jacuzzi. A Technical Room houses the Swimming Pool controls, heat exchanger and twin Pensotti boilers which provide the heating for the Leisure Complex. A staircase leads to the 30' x 21' Integral Garages which provide space for four cars with two up and over electric doors. From the Rear Hall a spiral staircase leads to a First Floor Games Room with cocktail bar, tiled fireplace with timber over mantle, window overlooking the Swimming Pool and Ladies and Gentleman's W.C.s.
Gardens and Grounds
Richmond Hall is approached through automated gates via a long sweeping private Driveway ending at the large forecourt with ample turning and parking space. The Gardens and undulating Grounds surround the property on all sides, making an ideal setting for this fine Country House and there is a combination of mature trees and shrubs.
To the west side there is an area of flag stones leading to a raised pond area with stone centre piece having a feature statue and fountain, brick walling, balustrades and sandstone coping, incorporating a waterfall and shrub border.
On the eastern side of the house is a low brick wall with built in sandstone pillars and steps down to the lower Gardens and path which leads down to the floodlit all weather Tennis Court and glazed Summer House which has the benefit of fitted units incorporating a sink unit and power points. At the rear of the property is a paved area with a stone and brick wall surround and a former Dovecote with W.C., basin and a Tack room.
Surrounding the main entrance there is a woodland area with some fine specimen trees including a monkey puzzle tree, scots pine and beech trees, a perimeter hedge borders much of the Grounds and there is further woodland areas below the property. Behind the Garage Block is a Garden Storage Shed. The Driveway is lit and there is security lighting and CCTV to th
From Chester take the A55 west towards St Asaph. Take junction 27A signposted for Denbigh. Shortly after leaving the A55 there is a stone wall on the right hand side and a set of electric gates, being the entrance to Richmond Hall.
St Asaph ½ mile, Chester 28 miles, Liverpool 45 miles, Manchester Airport 56 miles, Manchester 64 miles