7 bedroom detached house for saleThe Green, Denbigh
A handsome country house listed Grade II* with Elizabethan & Georgian architecture amongst a beautiful garden setting enjoying a pleasant outlook towards the Clwydian Range.
Accommodation in Brief
Hall; Sitting Room with Dining Room off; Drawing Room; Kitchen and Dining Room; Morning Room; Snug; Games Room; Wine Store; Utility Room; Store Room; Cold Store; Cloak Room; W.C., Second Kitchen and Sitting Room.
Master Bedroom with Dressing Room; 6 further Bedrooms; 3 family Bathrooms;
Lawned Gardens; Woodland; Domestic Outbuildings; Views to the Welsh Hills; Parking;
In all about 2 acres (0.80.ha)
Plas Clough was built by Sir Richard Clough, the agent and partner of Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange in London. Clough, son of a Denbigh glover, was created a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre in his youth; he was based in Antwerp from 1552 until his return to Wales in 1567. Clough married the famous Katherine of Berain, known as Mam Cymru on his return and he built Plas Clough as his primary residence immediately afterwards being one of two country residences built within two years by Clough in the environs of Denbigh. The property is of seminal importance for Elizabethan Welsh architecture in that it represents the earliest use of load-bearing brick in the principality. Of further significance is the use for the first time at Plas Clough of the crow-stepped gable, a traditional Flemish motif which was eagerly adopted into the architectural vocabulary of north Wales in the late 16th and early 17th century. The property was further altered in the C19 when it acquired sash windows and exterior roughcast. The property comes to the market for the very first time as it has been passed from generation to generation for over 500 years until now providing a rare opportunity to acquire one of the countrys most historical country houses.
Plas Clough is a truly unique building as the prominent initials RC and the date 1567 appear on the facade in the form of tie plates. The appearance is of Stucco elevations; steeply-pitched, slated roofs with staged brick chimneys having simple cornicing with symmetrical 5 bay front. The property is truly deserving of its Grade II* listing and whilst it would benefit from a scheme of modernisation, there are original Georgian features throughout including tall sash windows, decorative moulded ceiling cornicing, fireplaces and elegant reception rooms.
The current accommodation is very spacious being arranged over two floors and would be ideal for those who have extended family or potentially a small boutique hotel. On the ground floor there are the principal reception rooms in particular the Drawing Room and Sitting Room with Dining Room off which are contrasting in design but provide elegant living space. These are complimented by a large Kitchen with fitted wall and base units with integrated appliances and a Woodwarm multi fuel stove providing the central heating for part of the property. Adjoining these rooms is the Office and Wine Store complete with bins and the former Scullery being accessed from the rear courtyard. On the adjacent side of the property is a Snug and Morning Room complete with wood burning stove and feature fireplace, Utility Room, Store Room and a separate W.C. In addition there is a secondary Kitchen and adjoining Sitting Room and Games Room which have separate access to the first floor via a back staircase.
On the first floor the staircase leads to a large landing off which access is gained to the master bedroom with dressing room and three further double bedrooms all with a lovely aspect of the vista. There are 3 further Bedrooms and 3 Family Bathrooms. Whilst there are 7 bedrooms in the current configuration, it is considered that layout could be adapted to provide Ensuite Bathrooms and Dressing Rooms to some of the larger rooms.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens and grounds are a lovely feature of Plas Clough as it stands in private grounds approached through stone pillared entrance drive onto a large parking area. Against the south front is a beautiful lawned garden with flowering trees and shrubs and encompassed by mature trees such as Oak and Ash and is accessible from the kitchen providing a lovely south facing dining and barbecue area. Beyond is a small non-coniferous wood with woodland path to the rear of the house. At the rear of the Plas Clough is a large cobbled courtyard with domestic outbuilding and accessible from the main drive approaching the house. At the front of the property there is a lovely outlook across the neighboring parkland across to the hills and surrounding countryside. In all there is approximately 2 acres (0.85ha).
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