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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Glanrafon, Corwen, Corwen


Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Period Property
  • Lounge & Dining Room
  • Kitchen & Conservatory
  • 3 Beds, En Suite & Bathrm
  • With Restored Church Hall
  • Currently a Retail Unit
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Delightful Gardens

Full description

A very substantial and attractive period property providing a highly appointed three bedroom house, combining a wealth of original features with modern amenity, together with the adjoining former Church Hall, restored and converted to provide a large and adaptable two storey building, currently a successful retailing outlet, but also ideal for use as a large holiday cottage or separate dwelling (subject to consents). Located in the centre of this small rural village, standing on the A494 (T) opposite the historic Church only eight miles from Bala and one and a half miles from the A5 at Rhug. It affords: entrance hall, lounge, dining room, modern fitted kitchen, utility room, conservatory, first floor landing, bedroom one with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms, bathroom and separate wc. Double glazing and LPG gas central heating. Large adjoining Hall with accommodation and retailing space arranged on two floors, together with ancillary rooms, stores and office - approx 1500 sqft. Large detached timber framed garage/workshop. Continued.../...

Continued.../... - Delightful cottage gardens with wide informal lawns, kitchen garden and fruit trees.

Location - Glanrafon Hall is a unique property standing in a prominent position on one of North Wales' main trunk roads leading into the heart of Snowdonia and Mid Wales, and the Internationally renowned town of Bala with lake just a short distance down the valley. Dating from 1894, it was originally built as a vicarage and church hall for the Church located on the opposite side of the road. The house and hall have subsequently been restored and refurbished to provide a comfortable family home and a large and very versatile hall, currently trading as The Glass Blobbery, a successful glass blowing studio and gallery well suited for its prominent trading position.

Subject to consent, the hall can be converted to provide either additional accommodation, a separate dwelling, an ideal holiday cottage or various business uses.

The House - The accommodation comprises:

Canopy Entrance - With a timber panelled and glazed door leading to:

Hall - With wide staircase rising to first floor and decorative tiled floor.

Lounge - 13'10" x 10'9" (4.22m x 3.28m) - An attractive room with double glazed windows, one a bay window with pleasing aspect over the garden, Adam style fireplace with a white painted surround, decorative wrought-iron insert with attractive tiling and open fire grate, coved ceiling, tv point and panelled radiator.

Day Room - 12'0" x 13'8" (3.66m x 4.17m) - Feature brick lined chimney breast with a unique and bespoke carved oak surround depicting woodland scenes with overmantel, extending into a fitted bookcase and shelving unit to one side, also benefitting from concealed lighting. Hunter cast-iron multi-fuel fire grate, coved ceiling, modern double glazed window and panelled radiator. Panelled door to under stairs storage cupboard.

Kitchen - 12'1" x 8'0" (3.68m x 2.44m) - Refurbished to a contemporary style with a modern range of base and wall units with a soft white finish to door and drawer fronts and contrasting wood grain effect working surface, to include inset 1½ bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, an inset four-ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor hood and light over, integrated AEG double oven, fridge and freezer. Pull-out larder unit and integrated Whirlpool dishwasher. Tiled splash back with two double glazed windows, both with deep tiled sills, stone effect ceramic tiled flooring and chrome towel radiator.

Utility Room - 8'8" x 9'4" (2.64m x 2.84m) - Fitted units to match kitchen with wood grain effect working surface to include void and plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge, broom cupboard, Worcester LPG gas fired combination boiler providing domestic hot water and heating, ceramic tiled floor to match kitchen, two double glazed windows and panelled radiator. Twin panelled doors leading to the sun room.

Conservatory - 8'0" x 9'5" (2.44m x 2.87m) - Double glazed windows and doors to side with pleasing aspect over the garden, a glazed roof and ceramic tiled floor to matching kitchen.

First Floor Landing - Panelled radiator.

Bedroom One - 13'8" x 11'10" (4.17m x 3.61m) - A well lit room with a double glazed window to the front elevation, partially vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins, ornate cast-iron fireplace (not in use) and panelled radiator.

En Suite Shower Room - Modern white suite comprising corner cubicle with glazed screen and Triton electric shower and a thermostatic valve off the boiler, wash basin and wc. Mainly tiled walls with extractor fan.

Bedroom Two - 10'10" x 13'8" (3.30m x 4.17m) - Double glazed window overlooking the garden, ornate cast-iron fireplace (not in use), partially vaulted ceiling and panelled radiator.

Bedroom Three - 13'6" x 9'0" (4.11m x 2.74m) - Double glazed window, vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins, pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back, open fronted fitted cupboard with shelving and hanging rail, ornate cast-iron fireplace (not in use), double glazed window and panelled radiator.

Bathroom - 5'10" x 8'8" (1.78m x 2.64m) - Modern white suite comprising panelled bath with a glazed shower screen and high output shower over with monsoon style head, pedestal wash basin and wc. Mainly tiled walls with decorative glass tiling in part, double glazed window, fitted cabinet and panelled radiator.

Outside - The house is approached to the front via a wrought-iron gate with brick paved pathway leading to the front door. There is a slate patio area to one side together with attractive and well stocked flower borders, whilst to the right hand gable there are extensive informal lawns bounded in the main by mature hedging with large and established flower and shrub borders providing colour and interest throughout the seasons, a variety of mature fruit trees and a large and established kitchen garden divided into three main beds. Beyond is a timber framed and corrugated plastic greenhouse together with a timber framed and panelled garden shed.
To one side of the hall overlooking the rear of the house and gardens is a large covered VERANDAH 17'7" x 7' and a small outbuilding known as the 'Monk's Cell' which is a LARGE STORE ROOM 12'9" x 5'1' also with electric light and power installed.

The Old Church Hall - At present the hall is the base for a successful arts and crafts company - The Glassblobbery - details of which can be seen on their website
The hall provides a perfect place for commercial use, as it consists of a large retail area to the ground floor with a high level of natural light from large and modern double glazed windows to the front gable, together with further storage areas beyond and cloakroom with wc.
ALTERNATIVELY... It could readily be converted and remodelled to provide an ideal holiday cottage or overflow accommodation for the main house for bed and breakfast use etc. Subject to usual consents being obtained.

The Accommodation Comprises - Out-built timber framed entrance porch with glazed door. Inner door to:

Room 1 - 21' x 18'3" (6.40m x 5.56m) - There are two separate staircases at either end of the hall, providing access to a further and interesting first floor gallery with vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and office beyond. It provides a room with a high degree of natural light with large south facing double glazed windows and extensive wall and ceiling lighting and power points.

Room 2 Adj. - 13'8" x 8'10" (4.17m x 2.69m) - Archway to adjoining area which can be integral to the room. Door leading to;

Store Room - 21' x 9'11" PLUS 9'3" X 7'2" (6.40m x 3.02m PLUS 2.82m X 2.18m) - A large stores/office with side lobby and fitted sink, rear staircase leading to first floor.

Rear Lobby - 8'10" X 5'10" (2.69m X 1.78m) - Access off leading to the drive and to the large verandah and gardens. Further storeroom off and CLOAKROOM with wash basin and W.C.

First Floor Room 3 - 31'7" x 18'4" (9.63m x 5.59m) - Approached over a wide staircase to the front of the ground floor retail area it provides a large and airy room with high vaulted ceiling and benefits from the large almost full depth windows to the front elevation.

Office/Study - 18'4" x 11'2" (5.59m x 3.40m) - Located just beyond the retail area in the main office, also with vaulted ceiling, obscure glass windows to rear and secondary staircase leading down to the storeroom.

Garage/Workshop - 25' x 20' (7.62m x 6.10m) - Located to the other side of the drive is a large purpose built garage which has been lined and partially fitted out with fitted cabinets, sink and electric light and power points. It is used occasionally for presentation and classes in glassworks, but could readily be used for garaging etc particularly as the floor is finished in heavy duty tiling.
Beyond, there is a right of way leading to a large car park to the rear of the hall, which is owned by Thomas Motor Mart.

Solar Panels - There are a number of water filled solar panels located to the main south facing room which inter-connects with the domestic hot water system to the house greatly reducing running costs for over 200 days per year. Further details available on inspection.

Agent's Notes - Gwynedd County Council - Council Tax Band E.
Business Rateable Value - £3,950.
Domestic Energy Rating - Band F.
Commercial Energy Rating - Band D.

Directions - From Ruthin take the A494(T) for 9 miles, proceeding through Gwyddelwern and turn right on to the A5104 Chester Road. At the traffic lights turn right on to the A5(T) and continue past The Rhug Estate and after 0.5 mile bear left on to the A494 Bala Road. Continue for about 0.75 mile at Glanrafon Hall.... Glass Blobbery... Will be found on the right.

Viewing - By appointment through the Agent's Ruthin office 01824 703030.

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


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