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Penrho Hall, Hafod Y Ddol, Mostyn, Holywell

Guide price £750,000 Sold

An impressive Grade II Listed Georgian residence within a private setting with views towards the Dee Estuary and open countryside.

  • Imposing entrance hall
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Wonderful family kitchen with AGA
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Boot room, cloakroom and utility room
  • Formal gardens extending to approx. 0.67 acres
  • Approx.339.3 sqm 3652.1 sqft) of living accommodation

Penrho Hall sits in a private setting on the fringe of the village of Mostyn, near the town of Holywell, on the bank of the Dee Estuary. The property enjoys a beautiful southerly aspect, with views toward open countryside to the front and has sea views across the Dee Estuary, Wirral Peninsular and beyond.

Holywell offers a broad range of everyday amenities, whilst Chester provides a comprehensive offering. Local recreational opportunities include Pennant Park and Holywell Golf Clubs,
beach and water sport activities along the North Wales coastline and some wonderful local walks.

Local state schooling is well-provided in addition to highly regarded Independent schooling including Rydal Penrhos and King’s and Queen’s schools in Chester.

The property has ease of access to the A548 coast road in addition to the A55 Expressway leading to the North Wales coastline to the west and Chester to the east. Flint station has a regular service to Chester which has a direct-line service to London, Euston, within 2 hours.

The property
Penrho Hall is an asymmetrical house incorporating Georgian detail in an overall Gothic-influenced style, of 2 and 3 storeys with attic to 4 unequal bays of coursed hammer-dressed stone with slate roof behind coped gables on moulded kneelers and stone stacks to the centre and ends.

The property was originally built as the vicarage and is believed to have been constructed during the early 19th-Century. The property has since been renovated by the current owners, during their tenure, whilst retaining the properties architectural detail, including high ceilings, internal joinery, and a grand staircase with wreathed handrail.

Of particular interest, planning has previously been granted by Flintshire County Council for the construction of a 3-bay garage with a 1-bedroom self-contained annexe on 20th October 2008,under Application No. 045430, which has since expired. Interested parties should make their own enquiries of the local authority.

The accommodation
An impressive front entrance door opens to the central entrance hall which retains an open-well stair with wreathed handrail. Tastefully decorated throughout with wall coverings and colours which complement the period features, travertine flooring continues through to a large proportion of the ground floor. To the left is a snug with tall sash window with original shutters and stone fireplace with ’Stovax’ cast iron stove and further side window.

The principal rooms have been combined into a single room, retaining a Spanish marble neo-classical chimneypiece with ‘Jotul’ stove, Swedish oak solid wood flooring , ceiling mouldings and two ornate ceiling roses. This elegant room opens through to the large double glazed conservatory with Iranian stone flooring and two sets of double doors opening onto the terrace and gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room provides ideal family space and is fitted with bespoke hand painted units with granite surfaces and upstands, and inset Belfast sink . Unique features include the central antique pine island unit with suspended pot rack over and the dual electric/oil AGA in a stone surround with stone mantle above. Double doors open to the garden and sash windows to both front and rear.

A pitch pine door with stained glass opens to the rear hall with cloakroom/W.C and a large utility room with a range of solid wood units, Belfast sink, plumbing, and the wood-pellet fuelled biomass central heating boiler.

The staircase leads to the split- level landing with two archways and sash windows to the front allowing plenty of natural light. The three principal bedrooms all have original fireplaces and sash windows, two of which overlook the gardens and hillside views beyond. The spacious and luxury family bathroom is fitted with a large shower enclosure, twin ended slipper bath and a large oak vanity unit with granite countertop and twin circular ‘Villeroy and Boch’ sinks. There are two further well fitted shower rooms with W.C and wash basins which serve the remaining bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room and is fitted with an extensive range of furniture. A turned staircase leads to a 2nd floor landing area with access to two double bedrooms, both with cast iron fire surrounds and sash windows with delightful rural views.

Gardens and grounds
Penrho Hall is approached via a splayed sandstone walled entrance, with electric decorative wrought iron gates standing on sandstone pillars. The private driveway approaches the hall and continues around the side of the property allowing access to a substantial gravelled parking area, offering scope to build garaging, subject to planning consent.

The expansive Indian Stone terrace extends across the full width of the Hall to the rear, providing delightful space for outdoor dining and entertaining. The terrace is bounded by low level stone walling with central steps down to the delightful south facing gardens which are particularly private and screened by mature hedging. There are well established fruit trees to include cherry, Victoria Plum and apple, a wooden gazebo, and two dovecots. Additional access to the gardens from the utility room adjacent to which an outhouse W.C accessible from the driveway to the Hall.

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