6 bedroom detached house for sale

Hall Lane, Sychdyn, Mold, CH7

Guide Price £1,900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Drawing room, dining room
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • conservatory
  • six bedrooms
  • four bathrooms
  • games/lesisure room, indoor swimming pool
  • triple garage
  • Annexe
  • about 47.91 acres available by separate negotiation
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant and beautifully presented small residential Estate available as a whole or in two lots. Principal house, gardens, cottage, gym, offices, garaging and domestic outbuildings. About 3.83 acres. Additional 47.91 acres available by separate negotiation.

Location

Soughton House is situated at the end of a no-through road in lovely countryside outside the village of Soughton. It is under ½ a mile from Soughton Hall Hotel and the Stables restaurant, as well as Northop Golf Club.

The property is very well positioned for access to Chester (about 15 miles) and the motorway network via the A55 and the southerly approach provides a direct approach to the Chester Business Park and the highly regarded King's School.

People commute daily from the area to Liverpool about 24 miles and Manchester about 48 miles via the motorway network and it is also popular with those requiring good access to the North Wales coast.

Soughton House is in a tranquil, secluded position overlooking about 58 acres of glorious parkland and beautiful formal gardens and it is without doubt one of the finest country houses in the area.

The origins of the house are difficult to decipher but it is thought to date from around 1720. For three centuries Soughton House was the family home of a prominent Welsh family, the Conwys. The house was sold in the mid-1800s to the Howards who lived there until 1916. After this period the house fell into disrepair until the current owners began a total scheme of refurbishment; they have lovingly and painstakingly restored the house to its former grandeur, carefully preserving the history and integrity of the building but ensuring that the house reflects the shift towards energy efficiency by adding a water harvesting system, a wind turbine and photovoltaic cells. Combined, these initiatives make Soughton House environmentally friendly and cost effective to run. The owners have created a house that is warm
and inviting, full of history but manageable and functional for the modern family.

Description

Approached through a private gated entrance with a Lodge to one side (available by separate negotiation and currently rented out) and via a sweeping tree lined driveway leading through well stocked gardens. Soughton House is constructed of mellow York stone under a slate roof.Impressive double entrance doors open into an inner hallway which leads to a superb reception hall with a magnificent oak staircase sweeping up to a galleried landing. There is an elaborately carved fireplace bearing the inscription "1685" although this is not believed to be original to the house. The drawing room, dining room and breakfast kitchen all open off the reception hall. The drawing room and dining room have interconnecting sliding doors which open up the area to create a fantastic entertaining space. These rooms have floor to ceiling windows which allow maximum natural light and fabulous views of the gardens. There are French doors from the dining room through to a spacious conservatory which has a vaulted ceiling and opens out to a terrace.

There is an exceptional wine cellar with a portable brazier which the owner lights during the winter when hosting wine tastings.
The kitchen provides a cosy focus for the family with a seating and dining area, a range of high quality fitted units, a 4-oven Aga, French style integrated refrigerator, central chef's island and a walk-in pantry.

On the southern side of the house is an impressive indoor pool with three sets of French doors opening onto a private courtyard and the gardens and internally there are doors from the kitchen, conservatory and a spiral staircase to the first floor.

There are stairs from the kitchen and the reception hall to the first floor where there are five bedroom suites, a sixth bedroom, a superb dressing room with floor to ceiling shelving and cupboards and a window seat. There is also a games/leisure room on this floor.

Annexe
The annexe is located on the opposite side of a paved courtyard from the swimming pool. It incorporates the following:

Cottage: With an open-plan kitchen/sitting room on the ground floor and a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.

Gym: With a shower room and WC on the ground floor.

Offices: Two offices on the first floor.

The courtyard is arranged for outside dining with a covered outdoor kitchen and seating area.

Gardens & Grounds
The house is set in superb, beautifully maintained gardens and
grounds extending to about 3.83 acres. The main entrance gates are flanked by well stocked borders and the drive sweeps towards a turning circle at the front of the house. The gardens offer a wonderful mix of herbaceous plants, shrubs and specimen trees arranged in beds and borders, providing winter structure as well as an impressive show and colour during spring, summer and autumn. There are areas of hard landscaping with paths, a reflective pool with a fountain and paved terraces.

The environmental credentials of the property are enhanced by solar panels, a water harvesting system and a wind turbine which together make a significant contribution to the running costs.

There is an additional 47.91 acres available by separate negotiation.

Square Footage: 7,800 sq ft
Acreage: 47.91 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
20 June 2015

Nearest stations

  • Buckley (3.5 mi)
  • Shotton (3.8 mi)
  • Hawarden (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Buckley (3.5 mi)
  • Shotton (3.8 mi)
  • Hawarden (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Chester

22 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RS

01244 955081 Local call rate

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