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Exceptional, the one word in particular that springs to mind when describing this property. This small estate, gloriously situated on a south facing slope, is uniquely and desirably set in the midst of its own acreage and woodlands overlooking the beautiful Ceiriog Valley, once described by renowned statesman Lloyd George as “A little piece of heaven on earth.”
Coming to the market for the first time in almost 40 years, the house benefits from complete privacy, is an oasis of tranquillity and enjoys what must surely be one of the most panoramic, spectacular, and incomparable views in the whole of North Wales. These far-reaching vistas, from every aspect, stretch for many, many miles across the Welsh hills with valleys in both the foreground and distance. With an abundance of wildlife, the beauty of wonderful sunsets and an unspoilt starry night sky, the setting is quite outstanding.
From the entrance, via double gates set between two walls with stone capped pillars, the property is reached via a sweeping driveway, revealing within the last few metres a gated courtyard at the front of the house making it well hidden from the road which is particularly appealing to those of us who desire such privacy. A second drive gives access to the stable area.
A charming, detached residence with an entrance befitting a property of this stature the accommodation comprises:
Castellated porch, hall, five reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, pantry, office, and cloakroom. Centrally sits the spacious drawing room with doors leading out to the south facing rear. To one side are rooms which in the past the owners have used as a library and study and to the other, a south facing sitting room and a dining room overlooking the walled garden.
Access to the kitchen is from the entrance hall, which in turn leads onto the breakfast room and pantry. The office and cloakroom are at the other end of the hall.
On the first floor are four bedrooms, bathroom (with space for two more) w.c. and storerooms with attic above, all accessed from the central landing.
To the west side of the property there is also a large annexe currently housing a workshop, utility area and shower room and further loft area. Door to a picturesque walled garden and what historically was a swimming pool, offering the potential of refurbishment to its former glory. There is also a small, enclosed courtyard with gardener’s w.c., boiler room and side door to garage. The remainder of the gardens are open with incredible 360-degree views.
To the northwest of the house is an area comprising a former menage, yard and four stables, two further garages, carport/storage and of particular benefit a derelict cottage, easily reinstated to create further accommodation or a holiday home. For equestrian ventures, the far southern boundary, passing through the woodland, is a bridleway, with the benefit of exit from the land and access to the village.
In an overcrowded world, Dragonwyck enjoys space, privacy, peace, and the enviable benefit of air free from pollution.
Mains electricity, private water and sewage, oil fired central heating.
Situated between Glyn Ceiriog and Llangollen, local amenities are as follows:
Glyn Ceiriog (1.5 miles) has a primary school, health centre, chemist, post office/convenience store, community centre, tennis courts, saddler’s shop, hotel, and public house. The bustling town of Llangollen (3.5 miles) provides a considerable variety of shops and restaurants, together with many tourist attractions. These include the Heritage steam railway, Canal, Horseshoe Falls, world famous annual International Eisteddfod and white-water rafting for the adventurous.
At Chirk, 8 miles away, is a railway station and cottage hospital. The market town of Oswestry is 12 miles away and Wrexham is 15 miles away (with its significant Business Park/Industrial Estate a further 3 miles). The larger towns of Chester and Shrewsbury are 30 miles away (all distances are approximate).
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NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chirk Station6.5 miles
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