Farm House For Sale

Hollybush Lane Farm, Hollybush Lane, Penley, Wrexham

Guide price £700,000 Sold

A handsome Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse with extensive agricultural buildings around a central courtyard with formal gardens and land, in all 3.42 acres.

  • 4 reception rooms
  • Farmhouse breakfast kitchen
  • 6 double bedrooms
  • Boot room, utility room, pantry and cellar
  • 3 bath/shower rooms and 2 WCs
  • Approximately 426 sq m (4,586 sq ft) of accommodation
  • Traditional brick range of approximately 493 sq m
  • (5,305 sq ft) GIA
  • Timber framed pent roof shed
  • Formal gardens and paddock
  • In all extending to approximately 3.42 acres

Hollybush Lane Farm is located in a beautiful semi-rural setting on the fringe of the popular village of Penley. Penley itself offers a range of local amenities including a village hall, convenience store and church whilst Ellesmere, Wrexham, Whitchurch and Chester provide a more comprehensive offering.

On the educational front local state schools include primary and secondary schools in Penley with nearby independent schools including Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall in Oswestry and King's and Queen's Schools in Chester. Penley is well placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the A483 and A49, both running north to south whilst the M6 is within 25 miles.

The Property
Hollybush Lane Farm is a former dairy farm, once forming part of the Gredington Estate. The property has since come into private ownership and comprises the farmhouse, an extensive range of traditional brick outbuildings, secondary outbuildings, formal gardens and paddock. The property offers genuine opportunities to develop the barns into commercial, residential or holiday cottages, subject to the usual planning approval.

The farmhouse is Grade II Listed, dating to the mid-18th Century with a mid-19th Century parallel extension to the rear. The property is of two and a half storeys with a five-bay elevation.

The Accommodation
The front door opens into a central reception hall with an enclosed staircase leading to single chamber cellar. To the front of the house is a lounge with exposed beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace featuring a woodburning stove. Across the hallway is the dining room having exposed wood floorboards and an open fireplace within a tiled surround.

A further door opens to a large inner hallway with quarry tile flooring; at one end giving access to a boot room with an adjoining WC and at the other end giving access to a large farmhouse kitchen. The kitchen has an attractive exposed beamed ceiling, and original black and red quarry tiled flooring. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak cabinets and appliances include an LPG gas range cooker with extractor hood. Off the kitchen is a boiler room with utility area, a walk-in pantry and second downstairs cloakroom.

The property benefits from a principal staircase with turned balusters and square newel posts in addition to a secondary staircase offering flexibility to the bedroom arrangements. The master bedroom sits to the front of the property having exposed beamed ceiling and a three-piece white shower room. There are four further double bedrooms on the first floor served by two spacious family bathrooms, both with modern white bathroom suites.

There are two enclosed staircases leading to the second floor, one giving access to an additional bedroom and the second staircase giving access to a large roof space with vaulted ceiling, which could be converted for habitable use, subject to building regulations.

Forming a courtyard setting is a substantial range of brick outbuildings, predominantly single storey with two storey sections. The buildings briefly comprise a 17-bay cubicle shed, a carriage building, pig sties and general agricultural storage bays. The buildings extend to approximately 409 sq m and offer genuine potential for conversion into a variety of uses including a commercial home office set up, residential dwellings, holiday cottages or simply for amenity use, all subject to planning consent. To the north of the traditional range is a timber framed and corrugated tin clad pent roofed building which extends to approximately 10m x 18m offering general storage. This building benefits from a second access directly off Hollybush Lane.

Gardens and Ground
Hollybush Lane Farm is approached through a gated entrance onto a central gravel courtyard. The principal gardens to the farmhouse have an appealing south facing orientation, mainly laid to lawn with a substantial natural pond to the rear. To the western side of the property is an enclosed, established orchard, containing a variety of fruit trees. The property benefits from two vehicular access points off Hollybush Lane, the non-domestic entrance giving access to an enclosed concrete yard in turn giving access to a single enclosed field, laid to pasture with a wonderful backdrop of Penley Wood. The field benefits from a timber and metal corrugated clad field shelter.

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