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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bangor-on-Dee, Nr Wrexham, LL13

Offers in Region of £649,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Tudor Manor house
  • Magnificent great hall
  • Rare C16th private Chapel
  • Minstrels gallery
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Super lawned gardens

Full description

A stunning Grade II* listed Tudor Manor house believed to date back, originally, to 1499, which is steeped in history and includes a rare private Chapel, Minstrels gallery and important decorative wall paintings, with super lawned gardens enjoying elevated views, in the heart of unspoilt countryside, on the fringes of Bangor-on-Dee racecourse.

Description - Halls are delighted with instructions to offer Althrey Hall, near Bangor-on-Dee, for sale by private treaty.

Althrey Hall is a magnificent Grade II* listed Tudor Manor house, believed to be one of the last surviving Aisle Trussed Halls of Wales.

The property is steeped in history and includes a rare 16th century private Chapel, a Great Hall with Minstrels gallery and rare decorative wall paintings of national importance.

Set over three floors, Althrey Hall offers extensive internal accommodation of immense charm and character, to include 5 ground floor Reception Rooms and 4 first floor Bedrooms with a further Bedroom on the second floor. The property is believed to date back, originally, to 1499, and was believed to have been given by King Henry VII to Richard ap Hywel, a descendant of Owain Glyndwr, as a reward for fighting for him in the famous Battle of Bosworth (1485).

The property has a wealth of interesting and historic internal features, to include a magnificent trussed double height Great Hall with period beams throughout, vaulted ceiling, massive fireplace and Minstrels gallery above, a 16th century private Chapel on the first floor with original wall painting, a guest Bedroom with exquisite examples of original wall paintings, which are now of National importance.

Whilst enjoying the original atmosphere and history to the building, the house offers modern day requirements such as an excellent fitted Kitchen, Ensuite Bathroom/Shower Rooms to various Bedrooms and an oil fired central heating system throughout.

There are super gardens with a large lawned rear garden (south) with a lovely terrace against the house, and a mature shaped lawn to the front flanking the gravelled forecourt which has ample room for parking and turning.

Halls, the sole selling agents, strongly recommend an inspection of this 'one off' and historically and architecturally important 16th century timber framed Manor house, to appreciate its quality both internally and externally.

Renovation Works - We understand that Althrey Hall was carefully restored in the 1990's by the previous owners who obtained significant funding from Cadw, the Welsh equivalent to English Heritage. We understand that the works took some 3 years to complete and were most comprehensive.

Situation - Althrey Hall is situated in a lovely unspoilt rural location adjacent to the well known Bangor-on-Dee racecourse, close to the picturesque village of Bangor-on-Dee, near to the Cheshire/Shropshire borders. Whilst enjoying this lovely peaceful location, it is still within easy motoring distance of the larger centres of Wrexham (5 miles) and Whitchurch (11 miles), both of which, have an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The county towns of Chester (16 miles) and Shrewsbury (24 miles) are both, also, within easy motoring distance and both have a more comprehensive range of amenities of all kinds. Day to day village facilities are available nearby at Bangor-on-Dee and Overton-on-Dee.

Directions - From Ellesmere, proceed north on the A528 to the village of Overton-on-Dee, in the village, take the B5069 in the direction of Bangor-on-Dee and continue for just over 1 mile and the drive to Althrey Hall will be located on the left hand side, immediately before Bangor-on-Dee racecourse, identified by a Halls For Sale board.

Leisure - Golf courses are situated at Wrexham, Carden park near Chester, Hill Valley near Whitchurch, Llangollen and Oswestry, whilst, for those with equestrian interests, there is National Hunt Racing at Bangor-on-Dee (a stroll away) and hunting is available with the Wynnstay Hunt.

Education - There is a Primary School in the village complimented my schools at Bishop Heber in Malpas and the Maelor School in Penley.

Private Education - Private Education is available at Moreton Hall (girls), Ellesmere College (mixed), Shrewsbury School (mixed) and Oswestry School (mixed), together with Preparatory Schools throughout the county.

The Accommodation Comprises: -

Ground Floor - Great Hall (28'8'' x 19'4'' / 8.74m x 5.89m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (17'2'' x 12'4'' / 5.23m x 3.75m)
Dining Room (17'5'' x 12'0'' / 5.3m x 3.65m)
Office (14'8'' x 14'1'' / 4.48m x 4.29m)
Utility Room (12'7'' x 7'9'' / 3.84m x 2.35m)
Library (17'3'' x 12'6'' / 5.25m x 3.82m)
Living Room (17'6'' x 16'1'' / 5.34m x 4.89m)
Rear Hall
Cellar (17'7'' x 14'11'' / 5.36m x 4.55m)

First Floor - Landing (17'9'' x 17'3'' / 5.41m x 5.27m)
Minstrels Gallery
Master Bedroom (14'6'' x 14'4'' / 4.41m x 4.37m)
Ensuite Bathroom
Bedroom 2 (17'7'' x 17'4'' / 5.35m x 5.28m)
Bedroom 3 (17'9'' x 14'0'' / 5.41m x 4.27m)
Ensuite Shower Room
Bedroom 4 (17'3'' x 13'9'' / 5.27m x 4.19m)
Chapel (10'11'' x 10'6'' / 3.32m x 3.2m)

Second Floor - Bedroom 5 (14'6'' x 8'8'' / 4.43m x 2.64m)

Services - We understand that the property has the benefit of mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a private system. The property has an oil fired central heating system.

Tenure - The property is said to be of freehold tenure and vacant possession will be given on completion of the purchase.

Local Authority - Wrexham County Borough Council, The Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1AY. Tel - 01978 292000.

Council Tax - The property is in Band 'I' on the Wrexham County Borough Register. The payment for 2016/2017 is £3017.09.

Fixtures And Fittings - The fitted carpets are included in the sale, all other fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale, but may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewings - By appointment through Halls, The Square, Ellesmere, Shropshire. Tel:(01691) 622602.

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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23 September 2016


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