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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Upper Downing Road, Whitford, Holywell


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Former Rectory
  • Wealth of Original Features
  • 3 Large Reception Rooms
  • Modern Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room, Pantry & Cloakroom
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Shower Room
  • Basement, Outbuildings, Garaging

Full description

An imposing Grade II Listed former Rectory standing within private grounds of approximately 0.95 acre, to the centre of this noted Conservation Village some three miles from the A55 Expressway enabling easy access along the North Wales coast, to Chester and beyond. Affording elegant four bedroom accommodation with three large reception rooms, a modern kitchen/breakfast room, large utility room with adjoining pantry, cloakroom/wc, and a modern bathroom and shower room. Sympathetically improved in recent years whilst retaining a wealth original features normally associated with properties of this era, to include an impressive reception hall with original tiled floor, high coved ceilings, sash windows with shutters, feature fireplaces and panelled interior doors. Other features include an oil fired central heating system, basement and rear courtyard with two detached stone outbuildings/garaging providing scope for conversion, subject to necessary consents.

Location - Llys Mair occupies a pleasant setting close to the centre of this picturesque hamlet and is approached via a sweeping gravelled drive to the front. There is a separate vehicular access to the rear to a cobbled courtyard with access to the outbuildings. The large informal gardens extend principally to the southern side of the house and include a former tennis court, kitchen garden and a sheltered patio. The village is centred around the Parish Church and has a Primary School, whilst the nearby town of Holywell is some two and a half miles, where there is a new Secondary School (to be completed 2016) and shopping facilities for daily requirements. The A55 Expressway is within a few minutes drive enabling ease of access along the coast, towards Chester (22 miles distance) and the motorway network beyond.

The Accommodation Comprises: - Covered front entrance with light and wood panelled front door to:

Entrance Vestibule - Original Minton tiled floor, high coved ceiling, security alarm panel and panelled and glazed inner door to:

Reception Hall - 16'6" x 12'9" overall (5.03m x 3.89m overall) - An elegant reception hall with a fine turned staircase to the first floor with mahogany hand rail and painted spindles. Original Minton decorative tiled floor, radiator with cover and telephone point. Original white painted panelled interior doors lead to all rooms.

Drawing Room - 20'10" x 15'11" (6.35m x 4.85m) - A spacious and well lit room with a wide bay window to the side elevation with sliding sash windows and shutters with pleasing views over the garden across to surrounding countryside. High moulded coved ceiling, feature black Victorian style fireplace with slate hearth and open grate, exposed floor boards, radiator, tv and telephone points and shelved recess.

Study - 16'11" x 11'9" overall (5.16m x 3.58m overall) - Fitted with an extensive range of book cases to two walls with matching fitted cupboards. Window to the side elevation with shutters and views over the garden. Recessed slate fireplace surround with tiled inset and Coalbrookdale multi-fuel stove, exposed floor boards, moulded coved ceiling, tv and telephone points and double panelled radiator.

Dining Room - 17'0" x 13'11" (5.18m x 4.24m) - Windows to the front and side elevations, feature black fireplace with slate hearth and open grate, moulded coved ceiling, tiled floor and radiator. Door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 17'0" x 13'11" (5.18m x 4.24m) - Fitted with a modern range of light cream fronted base and wall units with solid matt black granite work tops with inset sink unit with preparation bowl and mixer tap. Dresser style unit with glazed display cabinets and wicker baskets beneath. Pull-out larder cupboard, plumbing for dishwasher, integrated microwave, part tiled walls, radiator and window to the rear elevation with sash windows overlooking the courtyard. Inner door to:

Utility Room - 13'5" x 10'7" (4.09m x 3.23m) - Fitted with a modern range of wood fronted base and wall units with a white enamel double bowl sink with mixer tap. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, void for tumble dryer and recess for range style cooker (LPG) and a large fridge freezer. Tiled floor, extractor fan, double panelled radiator and window to the rear elevation. Inner door to:

Pantry - 13'6" x 7'5" (4.11m x 2.26m) - A large and very useful pantry with original slate shelving, tiled floor and side window.

Rear Hallway - Red quarry tiled floor, exterior door to the courtyard, coat hooks, understairs storage cupboard, radiator and electricity meter cupboard.

Cloakroom/Wc - Fitted with a white suite comprising low flush wc and pedestal wash basin, quarry tiled floor, radiator and small single glazed window with frosted glass.

First Floor -

Landing - 22'4" x 8'0" (6.81m x 2.44m) - A spacious landing with window to the front elevation overlooking the drive and front garden, access to roof space, built-in double cupboard, radiator and painted white panelled interior doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One - 20'11" x 16'5" (6.38m x 5.00m) - A well proportioned bedroom with wide bay window to the side elevation enjoying spectacular views over the grounds and across to surrounding countryside. White painted fireplace surround with open grate (not in use), exposed floor boards, coved ceiling and radiator.

Bedroom Two - 17'3" x 11'10" (5.26m x 3.61m) - Window to the side elevation with views, white painted fireplace surround with open grate (not in use), coved ceiling and double panelled radiator.

Bedroom Three - 17'6" x 13'11" (5.33m x 4.24m) - Window to the rear elevation with views over the surrounding area, white painted fireplace surround with open grate and hearth (not in use), airing cupboard with hot water cylinder tank and slatted shelving, pedestal wash basin and double panelled radiator.

Bedroom Four - 17'7" x 14'5" (5.36m x 4.39m) - Windows to the front and side elevations, white painted fireplace surround with open grate (not in use), exposed floor boards and double panelled radiator.

Bathroom - 12'5" x 4'10" (3.78m x 1.47m) - Fitted with a modern white traditional style suite with freestanding having exposed feet and traditional mixer shower attachment, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and low flush wc. Half tiled walls, tiled floor, ladder style radiator and window to the front.

Shower Room - 7'10" x 6'4" (2.39m x 1.93m) - Fitted with a modern white four piece suite comprising large corner shower enclosure with marble effect laminate panelling with over head and multi-jet shower unit and glazed screen, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, low flush wc and bidet. Half tiled walls, tiled floor, ladder style radiator, extractor fan and window.

Outside - The property is approached via a stone columned entrance with decorative iron gate leading to a sweeping gravelled drive, which extends to the front of the property providing parking for several cars.

Front Garden - Informal open plan lawns gardens extend to either side of the drive bounded to the lane side by a substantial stone wall. Various mature established trees to include a number yew trees and access to the side and rear gardens.

Main Garden - An extensive side garden with former tennis court (now lawned), gravelled pathways, garden pond and kitchen garden with aluminium framed greenhouse. The garden enjoys a high degree of privacy and is interspersed by mature hedging, established trees and bushes. There is also a sheltered patio area to the rear of the house.

Basement - A substantial basement accessed from the rear of the property and divided into two rooms, housing the oil fired central heating boiler.

Courtyard And Outbuildings - An enclosed cobbled courtyard located to the rear of the property with gated access onto the lane. Providing additional parking and access to a range of stone outbuildings comprising a stone stable with loft over and a detached garage with adjoining stores/workshop and coal store to either side. Both buildings provide potential for conversion into ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.

Agent's Note - Flintshire County Council - Council Tax Band H.

Directions - From Mold proceed through the villages of Sychdyn and Northop and thereafter join the A55 in the direction of Conway. Follow this road for some seven miles, taking the exit signposted Caerwys and Prestatyn. Upon reaching the main roundabout proceed over the A55 and continue straight across the next roundabout following the signs for Prestatyn. Proceed for approximately 2/3 mile and upon reaching the further roundabout take the second exit and after some 75 yards turn right signposted Whitford. Follow the country lane into the village centre, and proceed across the crossroads onto Upper Downing Road whereupon the property will be found on the right hand side.

Viewing - By appointment through the Agent's Mold Office 01352 751515.

FLOOR PLANS - included for identification purposes only, not to scale.


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