5 bedroom country house for sale

Canal Side, Froncysyllte, Llangollen, LL20

£499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Property Steeped in History
  • Wonderful Location
  • World Heritage site
  • Character Accommodation
  • Ideal Bed and Breakfast
  • Must See to Appreciate

Full description

An individual five bedroom, three reception family residence occupying a 'tucked away' position and enjoying views across the Llangollen Canal, countryside and Aqueduct beyond; it is believed the property dates from the mid 16th Century and the property since been extended in the 17th and 19th centuries to provide elegant accommodation on two floors. Formally the home of Dorothy Hartley, best known as author of 'Food in England' which Delia smith called 'A classic'.

Location - Froncysyllte is located on the A5 Llangollen Road some 2 miles or so from the picturesque Town of Llangollen and the scenic Dee Valley. The village provides local amenities while a more comprehensive range of shops are available in Llangollen including, banks, schools, post office and other social amenities. A regular public transport service also connects with the nearby towns of Oswestry and Wrexham whilst Chester and Shrewsbury are also within commuting distance.

The nearby town Llangollen offers a wide range of amenities and, also, plays host to the international Eisteddfod. The property is well situated for many leisure activities such as walking along nearby Offa's Dyke or up to Dinas Bran Castle, golf at the championship Vale of Llangollen golf club or horse racing at Bangor-On-Dee and Chester. There are a number of well known schools within easy reach and whilst enjoying this popular location the property is still only 12 miles from Oswestry and 12 miles from Wrexham, both of which have a more comprehensive range of amenities of all kinds.



World Heritage Site - The property is located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Dorothy Hartley - Fron House is the former home of Dorothy Hartley who is best known as the author of the book 'Food in England' which has had a strong influence on many contemporary cooks and food writers. Delia Smith called it "A classic book without a worthy successor, a must for any keen English cook." It combines an historical perspective on its subject with the practical approach of an experienced cook. It has remained in print ever since its publication in 1954.



Directions - From Oswestry proceed on the A5 towards Wrexham, at the Halton roundabout take the first exit signposted Llangollen, proceed along the A5 into Froncysyllte. In the village of Froncysyllte take the right hand turn for Trevor and immediately right again where the property will be found on the left hand side, a short distance along.

The Accommodation - Original door with over window leading into:-

Entrance Vestabule - With red and black quarry tiled floor, timber and glazed door leading into:-

Elegant Reception Hall - With strip boarded floor, cornice to ceiling, staircase leading to First Floor Landing, radiator, under stairs storage cupboard, torus skirting boards.

Drawing Room - 4.52m x 7.25m (into bay) (14'10" x 23'9" ( into ba - With original sash window to the side elevation over looking gardens and grounds, aqueduct and canal with original working shutters to either side, double glazed French doors leading out to the front gardens with original shutters, strip boarded floor, open fire place on a slate hearth, timber surround and mantle over with integrated mirror, picture rail, cornice to ceiling, ceiling rose, radiators, deep torus skirting boards.

Garden Room - 2.41m x 5.28m (7'11" x 17'4") - With glazed elevations, oval window to the front elevation, French doors leading out to the side gardens, polycarbonate roof, light and power points, multi fuel stove with timber mantle over.

Sitting Room - 3.92m x 3.69m (12'10" x 12'1") - With sash window to the side elevation over looking side gardens and grounds with original shutters, living flame gas cast iron fireplace, with tiled inserts, slate hearth and timber mantle over, deep torus skirting boards, picture rail.

Inner Hallway - With red and black quarry tiled floor, window with deep slate sill, radiator.

Cloakroom - Comprising a two piece suite providing a high flush WC, wash hand basin, obscured glazed window to the side elevation with quarry tiled sill, red and black quarry tiled floor, feature stained glass door.

Lobby - 2.54m (max) x 4.21m (max) (8'4" ( max) x 13'10" ( - With red and black quarry tiled floor, radiator, light and power points.

Dining Room - 3.81m x 3.96m (12'6" x 13'0") - With feature French doors with original shutters to either side leading out to the side gardens and grounds, feature cast iron fireplace, living flame gas with tiled inserts and slate hearth.

China Cupboard - With high level window to the side elevation, original cupboards and shelving.

Kitchen - 3.85m x 3.88m (12'8" x 12'9") - The kitchen comprises a comprehensive range of fitted base and wall units with soft close doors and drawers providing a good amount of cupboard storage space with work tops over, matching island, Belfast style sink unit with grooved drainer to side, mixer tap over and cupboard under, four ring gas hob with extractor hood above, integrated fridge, fitted double oven and grill, space for fridge freezer, Rayburn with two ovens and two hot plates and warming oven set within fire place, sash window to the front elevation, red and black quarry tiled floor.

Pantry - 2.27m x 2.83m (7'5" x 9'3") - With slate flag floor, light points.

Rear Entrance Hall - With red and black quarry tiled floor, light and power points.





Back Kitchen - 2.92m x 3.02m (9'7" x 9'11") - With sash window to the front elevation, non slip floor, stainless steel work top with inset sink unit, space and plumbing for dish washer.

Scullery - 2.12m x 3.65m (6'11" x 12'0") - With red and black quarry tiled floor, sash window to the rear elevation, cold plates.

Utility Room/Former Game Room - 2.45m x 2.53m (8'0" x 8'4") - With sash window to the side elevation, quarry tiled floor, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, light and power points.

First Floor Landing - With torus skirting boards, window to the side elevation, radiator, light and power points.

Bedroom One - 5.44m x 3.72m (17'10" x 12'2") - A dual aspect room with sash windows to the front and side elevations over looking gardens and grounds, feature cast iron fire place with timber mantle over, radiator, store cupboard providing a good amount of storage space, picture rail, torus skirting boards.

Bathroom - 2.92m x 2.92m (9'7" x 9'7") - Comprising a two piece suite in white providing a pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment taking advantage of the views and gardens and grounds, feature cast iron fire place, heated towel rail, tiled floor, sash window to the front elevation, window to side.

Wc - Comprising a low flush WC, wash hand basin, window to the side elevation, tiled floor, part tiled walls.

Bedroom Two - 3.92m x 3.98m (12'10" x 13'1") - With sash window to the side elevation over looking side gardens, canal and aqueduct, fire, fitted double wardrobe providing a good amount of hanging and storage space, wall light points, radiator.

Bathroom - 2.52m x 2.08m (8'3" x 6'10") - Comprising a three piece suite providing a dual and low flush WC, wash hand basin, original roll top cast iron bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, window to the side elevation with tiled sill, part tiled walls, tiled floor, radiator.

Bedroom Three - 3.96m x 4.04m (13'0" x 13'3") - With sash window to the side elevation over looking side gardens and canal, cast iron art nouveau fire place with tiled inserts and slate hearth.

Shower Room - Comprising a three piece suite providing a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, double shower unit housing an electric shower, roof window, radiator, tiled walls, tiled floor.

Inner Landing/Library - With door leading out to the rear garden, entrance hatch to attic area with Slingsby ladder.

Bedroom Four - 4.30m (max) x 4.21m (max) (14'1" ( max) x 13'10" ( - With sash window to the front elevation, original Victorian cast iron fire place with slate hearth, torus skirting boards.

Bedroom Five - 4.09m x 3.84m (13'5" x 12'7") - With sash window to the front elevation, radiator, original cast iron Victorian fire place with slate hearth, torus skirting boards.

En Suite Shower Room - 2.35m x 1.87m (7'9" x 6'2") - Comprising a three piece suite in white providing a pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, dual and low flush WC, fully tiled shower unit housing an electric shower over with glazed screen, towel rail, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, sash window to the side elevation, light point.

Gardens And Grounds - The property sits on a half an acre plot which provides lovely walk ways which intertwine around the grounds. The garden is mature, planted with a variety of mature trees and shrubs.

From the lane level, original gate provides access to the gravelled parking and turning area.

The side gardens are a notable feature of the property, overlooking the Llangollen Canal Drawbridge.

Garage - Currently used as a garden store.



Local Council - Denbighshire County Council, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin. LL15 1YN Tel: 01824 706000.

Viewings - By appointment through the selling agents. Halls, Oswestry Office, TEL (01691) 670320.

Inspected By:- - This property was personally inspected by:-
Steven Murgatroyd B.Ed
Hayley Jackson BSc(hons) M.N.A.E.A DipDEA

Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.


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Nearest stations

  • Chirk (2.3 mi)
  • Ruabon (2.4 mi)
  • Gobowen (5.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Chirk (2.3 mi)
  • Ruabon (2.4 mi)
  • Gobowen (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Halls Estate Agents , Oswestry

Queens Courtyard, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB

01691 595010 Local call rate

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