8 bedroom manor house for sale

Westbury Castle Estate, Abbey Drive, Gronant, Prestatyn, Flintshire


Property Description

Full description

Westbury Castle is brought to market as a development opportunity and is split into four separate plots which are The Mansion House and Abbey Chapel, The West Wing, The Bell Tower and also The Westbury Lodge and Stable Block. This majestic listed building is set in approximately 8 acres of sloping north westerly woodlands and overlooks the Irish Sea, The Great Orme, Anglesey, Lancashire and the Cumbrian Hills.

Full plans are available on request.

The Abbey Church and Bell Tower:
To the rear of the family room, a feature double door leads through to the former Abbey Church. Presently used as a leisure suite and gym. The Church has a pitched slate roof, diamond leaded stained glass windows and oak parquet flooring. The original Altar remains in the former sanctuary and smaller alter in the side Chapel.

The West Wing:
This is also arranged on four floors, amounting to approximately 21,000 sq ft. The accommodation retains its original room arrangements providing potential for imaginative conversion to character accommodation.

The original rooms are known to be: Large Kitchen with ranges, baking oven and hand lift to Dining Room, Larder with shelving, Servants' Hall with range and cupboards, Housekeeper's Room with china and linen closets and large dresser cupboard, two store cupboards, Lamp and Boot Room.

Wash-basins, baths and toilets were formerly installed in some rooms to accommodate pilgrims on retreat at the Abbey.

There is a terrace at first floor level at the western end of this wing and on the second floor, a staircase to the octagonal roof terrace at the centre of the wing.
Currently, The West Wing features 11 apartments (6 have been completed) and planning for a further two can be submitted.

16th Century Dovecote – The Octagonal Riding School

Part of the Westbury Castle Estate is this 16th Century dovecot which enjoys outstanding views over the parkland below to the sea and provides approximately 4,300 sq ft of floor space.
This 19th Century building was constructed around a 16th Century dovecote, ashlar-faced, with slate roof and a slatted turret.

The building was originally constructed to 'school' the 7th Baronet's racehorses and to teach the Baronet's Children riding skills.

The structure lends itself to an imaginative 'loft-style' conversion to provide character rooms with a contemporary 'twist' (subject to the necessary consents).
The dovecote enjoys outstanding views over the parkland below to the sea and provides approximately 4,300 sq ft of floor space.

Planning permission has been granted under reference: 050264 granted by Flintshire County Council to restore to an original dwelling.

Westbury Lodge
A mature three bedroom detached property currently rented. Originally built as the Presbytery at the same time as the Abbey. A traditional 1930’s style house. The property is adjacent to Westbury Castle and has its own gardens to front and rear.

The purchase of Westbury Castle Estate is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a piece of history and this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed.
15 properties in total with potential for a further 5 more properties.

Get on M56 in Greater Manchester from A538
Merge onto M56
Follow A55 to A5151.
Take exit 31 from A55
Take National Route NCN 5 to Abbey Dr
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A5151
Go through 1 roundabout
At the roundabout, continue straight
Turn right
Continue onto National Route NCN 5
Turn right to stay on National Route NCN 5
Turn left onto Llanasa Rd/National Route NCN 5
Turn right onto Abbey Dr

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Property ref: 121_2508_3611649

Entrance Hallway 27' 3" x 20' 7" (8.30m x 6.27m) 
Solid wood panelled door to Grand entrance hall with decorative ceiling decoration with coving. Stunning feature fireplace with open fire and surround with hearth, oak panelled dado with historically important heraldic medallions. Oak panelled walls with oak flooring throughout. Two wall mounted radiators. Panelled wood doors to all rooms with two feature windows overlooking courtyard. Doorways to State Dining Room, Morning Room and Main Staircase.

Reception Room One – currently used as State Dining Room 34' 7" x 20' 7" (10.53m x 6.27m) 
This room faces East. It is a stunning dining room with Oak panelling throughout and panelled ceiling cornice featuring the Trefoil Crest and Mostyn Rampant Lion. There is a feature open stone fire with surround and hearth. Oak flooring throughout with two wall mounted radiators, two feature windows to front aspect. A second Oak door originally designed to link the room with the Service (West) Wing Room now also links with the current family room/Kitchen next door.

The Family Room: 37' 8" x 20' 10" (11.48m x 6.36m) 
This is a striking room which was originally the private Mostyn family Chapel now tastefully converted to a Kitchen/breakfast/sitting room.
You will find three stunning stained glass windows with eye-catching vaulted and gilded ceiling.
The recently installed kitchen has been fitted with a range of pine base and eye level units with complimentary Granite work surfaces over and an induction hob incorporated. Belfast style sink with taps over and drainer, integrated fridge, integrated freezer, integrated oven and grill, integrated coffee maker. Two wall mounted radiators, fully tiled flooring throughout with steps up to dining area.
Dining area has an original feature stone open fire with surround and hearth. Door leading to further reception room.
Galleried landing overlooking the entire room with hallway to rear and exit to Castle grounds.

Reception Room (currently used as utility room) 32' 5" x 18' 1" (9.87m x 5.50m) 
This room adjoins the Family Room, it has parquet flooring throughout with two raised glass skylights to maximise natural light, leaded windows, ‘Doulton’ sink with tiled splashbacks and taps. Rear door to outside grounds and linked to the Family Room by a passageway to the former butlers pantry which is now a comfortable sitting room.

Reception Room (currently used as Sitting Room) 31' 1" x 15' 10" (9.48m x 4.82m) 
Window overlooking front grounds, doors to storage cupboards. Feature open fire with surround and hearth, wall mounted radiator.

Rear Hallway 
Rear Hallway with stairs to upper floor, door to WC and also door down to cellars. Window overlooks the castle grounds.

Downstairs WC/Cloakroom: 10' 6" x 6' 11" (3.21m x 2.10m) 
Solid wood door and fully tiled flooring throughout. Hand wash basin and archway to Victorian toilet with original fittings. The window overlooks the grounds

Reception Room (currently used as a study) 16' x 13' 5" (4.88m x 4.08m) 
The study Window overlooks the grounds. This room has an original stone open fire with surround and hearth, a wall mounted radiator, built in storage cupboards, alcoves with bookshelves, a desk style window ledge with cupboard beneath and coving with ceiling rose.

Solid wood door to hallway.

Solid wood front door, tiled flooring throughout with wall mounted radiator and beautiful ceiling decoration.

Solid wood doors leading to:

The Drawing Room: 56' 8" x 21' 11" (17.28m x 6.67m) 
This room has two parts, it is linked by an oak-lined double doorway originally designed to partition the room for the ladies and gentleman after dinner.

The Eastern End 36' x 21' 11" (10.97m x 6.67m) 
A magnificent reception room which has an array of ceiling decoration, finials and carved spandrels and four ceiling height windows.
The Marble fireplace boasts fine ornate design and an open fire with hearth. The Mostyn Rampant Lion coat of arms sits above. Oak flooring throughout with separating oak lined partition:

The Western End: 25' 4" x 20' 11" (7.72m x 6.38m) 
A former library (where the gentlemen retired). Ceiling height windows again with wonderful views of the Castle Grounds and the Sea beyond.
Matching white marble fireplace with Trefoil badge, open fire and hearth. Two cast iron radiators with full height French windows lading out to conservatory.
The impressive ceiling is identical in each half of the room with radiating mouchette patterns, crenelated cornices with openwork, cresting and foliate basketwork to friezes.
Outside is a paved terrace supported by a Gothic Loggia with stunning views of the grounds to the East and Sea Views to the North.

Octagonal Conservatory: 20' 1" x 12' 10" (6.12m x 3.91m) 
The conservatory benefits from the afternoon sun, has a stone floor, arched full height windows and French casement doors leading to a polygonal terrace. Views over the courtyard, fountain and woodlands to the west.
The first floor is reached by a domestic staircase in addition to the Grand Staircase which leads to landing and has a window overlooking the grounds. This staircase gives access to all the upper floor rooms and landings.
Throughout you will find an array of ceiling cornicing with period features throughout which leads to:

Grand hallway with Open Staircase to landing with window to side elevation with stairs to upper floor. Landing with access to all rooms and period features.

Master Bedroom 23' x 21' 10" (7.00m x 6.66m) 
This magnificent room has three windows overlooking the grounds. From the windows you will see magnificent views of the coast and beyond of the Sea. Ornate ceiling cornicing and feature original Stone fireplace with built in storage cupboards and window seat complete this splendid room.

Bedroom Two: ‘Alexander’ 21' 5" x 15' 5" (6.52m x 4.70m) 
Feature windows overlooking grounds and the sea beyond. Original stone fireplace and surround.

Bedroom Three: ‘Georgia’ 22' 3" x 13' 8" (6.78m x 4.16m) 
Stunning sea views with windows to front and side aspect. Original stone fireplace with surround and hearth, ceiling coving and window seat.
Arch to dressing area: 4.86m x 3.12m
Window with sea views and oak door to hallway.

Main Bathroom: 14' 8" x 11' 3" (4.48m x 3.43m) 
Windows again with stunning views of the grounds. Tiled flooring throughout and a four piece bathroom suite with glass shower cubicle, free standing bath, wash basin and toilet. Ceiling coving.

Bedroom Four: ‘Scott’ 23' x 20' 9" (7.00m x 6.32m) 
En-Suite bedroom with two windows with Sea views, feature stone fireplace with surround and hearth. Two wall mounted radiators.

En-Suite: 14' 8" x 9' 3" (4.48m x 2.83m) 
Bay window, three piece suite with corner shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. Chrome heated towel rail. Original stone fireplace with surround and hearth.

Cloakroom WC: 
Two vanity wash hand basins with arch to toilet and window. Oak flooring throughout.

Bedroom Five: ‘Max’ 20' 8" x 20' 8" (6.29m x 6.29m) 
Windows again with Sea Views, original stone fireplace with surround and hearth. Ceiling coving.

Arch to:

En-Suite: 16' 4" x 9' 5" (4.98m x 2.88m) 
Window with sea views, original stone fireplace with surround and hearth, three piece suite with corner shower, wash hand basin, toilet and chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom Six: 9' 1" x 7' 9" (2.78m x 2.35m) 
Door to Hallway to Bedroom Six:

Skylight window.

Staircase to upper floor with self-contained flat to top floor.

Lounge: 4.85m x 3.35m
Kitchen: 3.88m x 2.63m
Toilet: 2.25m x 2.17m
Step up to:
Further Room: 5.34 x 3.60m
Bedroom: 4.46m x 3.81m
Bedroom: 3.34m x 2.98

Second Landing leading to further rooms.
Landing with window and solid wood doors to further bedrooms.

Bedroom Seven 22' 1" x 12' 6" (6.74m x 3.80m) 
Oak flooring throughout, wall mounted heater. Window and exposed beams.

Door leading to Galleried Landing overlooking the Family Room.
Seating area.
Door to landing giving access to:

Bedroom Eight 16' 2" x 10' 2" (4.92m x 3.09m) 
Window to rear overlooking grounds, wall mounted heater and original stone fireplace with surround and hearth.

Shower Room 10' x 4' 6" (3.06m x 1.37m) 
Three piece bathroom suite with walk in shower cubicle, toilet, hand basin and chrome heated towel rail.

The estate benefits from seven acres of established and landscaped grounds which includes mature woodland and a six hole golf course.
There are five pairs of electrically operated 15ft high grand double gates providing alternative access points to the estate.
15 properties in total with potential for a further 5 more properties.

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29 December 2015

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  • Prestatyn (2.4 mi)
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10 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7JS

01625 909081 Local call rate

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