Oak House is situated in a particularly private, rural setting almost equidistant from the towns of Wrexham and Malpas, both of which offer an excellent range of amenities. Nearby Bangor-on-Dee provides a good range of services to include a general store, post office and a selection of public houses. The well-known National Hunt racecourse is a short distance outside the village and the historic city of Chester is 17 miles away. On the educational front, secondary schooling is available at Bishop Heber in Malpas deemed “outstanding” by Ofsted. The area is well-served by independent schools also, including King’s and Queen’s Independent Schools in Chester, Shrewsbury School, Moreton Hall and Ellesmere College. The Maelor School in Penley and Packwood Haugh Prep School being of particular note. On the recreational front, there is golf at Wrexham Golf Club and The Plassey, in addition to Carden Park Golf Resort. There are some wonderful local walks and a choice of excellent public houses in the surrounding villages.
Oak House is a spacious and beautifully presented property which was formerly stabling for the Emral Hall Estate. The original building was demolished and sympathetically reconstructed in the early 2000’s using reclaimed materials both internally and externally and the gardens extend to approximately 0.53 acres in total. The property is full of character features to include exposed brick walls and exposed roof and wall timbers throughout the first and second floors. In addition to the principal house there is a single storey cottage which is also very well presented and provides additional accommodation or scope for an additional income stream, such as Airbnb.
An open fronted porch with exposed beams and pitched roof leads to the wide solid oak panelled door opening to an impressive reception hall. A turned staircase rises off and an inner lobby with access to the cloakroom fitted with WC and wash basin. A particular feature of the hall is the exposed herringbone pattern brick wall and exposed wall timbers which continue up to the galleried landing.
The lounge is particularly spacious and features a brick inglenook fireplace with cast-iron stove and beam above, solid oak flooring, beamed ceiling and French doors opening out into the private rear garden. To the right of the reception hall a dining/family room provides informal living space, with tiled floor, exposed timbers and French doors onto the garden.
The kitchen is extensively fitted with a range of quality oak units comprising cupboards, drawer units, dresser units with glazed doors and a central island unit with further storage and open shelving, all with granite work surfaces and twin Belfast sink. The Rangemaster stove with electric ovens and 5 ring gas hob (LPG) complements the kitchen beautifully and the large utility area is fitted with a matching range of units, granite effect surfaces and Belfast sink. There is a ‘Worcester’ oil fired heating boiler and a range of integrated appliances include dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer.
The turned staircase with beamed vaulted ceiling above, leads to the landing with exposed roof trusses and solid oak doors to all rooms. The master bedroom is well fitted with a range of bedroom furniture to include wardrobes and dressing table and enjoys a dual aspect over the front and rear gardens. With beamed vaulted ceiling and exposed brick walling this is a magnificent room with an en suite shower room comprising a large shower enclosure, marble effect floor and wall tiling and contrasting WC/wash basin combination unit with matching cupboards and mirror above. Bedroom two which is situated at the far end of the landing also has a vaulted beamed ceiling and a Victorian style en suite shower room whilst bedrooms three and four are served by the family bathroom. This is fitted with a claw foot cast iron bath, WC bidet, large shower enclosure and twin wash basins with vanity cabinet beneath. Halfway along the landing an enclosed staircase leads up to an attic room/office/bedroom 5 with beamed ceiling and three ‘Velux’ roof windows.
The separate single storey cottage is situated to the right of the garden on the approach to the main house and is a delightful two bedroom property which would be ideal for use by a dependent relative or to provide an additional income stream for holiday let. The spacious well fitted ivory coloured shaker style kitchen with integrated appliances opens through to the lounge having inglenook fireplace with cast-iron stove and exposed roof timbers. An inner hallway leads to a double bedroom with ‘Velux’ roof window, a single bedroom and a shower room with modern white suite. The cottage is approximately 65 sq m ( 704 sq ft) and benefits from a designated parking space.
Oak House is approached through a wooded setting along a private driveway leading to Emral Hall. A forecourt provides access to Oak House and the neighbouring property. Double electric gates open onto a sweeping gravelled driveway with open fields to the west. The drive leads up to a parking and turning area for several vehicles and the detached double garage with wooden staircase to a first floor office/games room. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn to the front and there are stone flagged patio and seating areas. A side entrance opens through to a particularly pleasant secluded patio and an arched trellis leading to the rear garden with a large oak tree from where the name “Oak House” is derived, and a summerhouse. The garden is bounded by mature hedges affording a high degree of privacy.
House For SaleOak House, Foxwood, Worthenbury, Wrexham
Guide price £850,000
A charming character detached property with additional single storey cottage, ideal for a dependant or Airbnb, in large gardens extending to approximately 0.53 acres.
- Spacious reception hall
- Open plan dining/family room & fitted oak kitchen
- 4 bedrooms plus attic room/bedroom 5
- 3 bath/shower rooms and cloakroom/WC
- Approximately 255 sq m ( 2745 sq ft) of accommodation
- Double garage with office/games room above
- Private gardens
- Two bedroom cottage
- Cottage approximately 65 sq m (704 sq ft)
- EPC Rating D for both properties