Ty Isa stands in a wonderful position in the upper Dee Valley in an elevated setting. The area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, adjoining the Snowdonia National Park to the west. Occupying a private position, Ty Isa is conveniently placed for the nearby village of Corwen, best known for its connections with Owain Glyndr, who proclaimed himself Prince of Wales on 16 September 1400. Corwen offers a broad range of local amenities and facilities, whilst the larger centres of Bala, Ruthin, Wrexham and Chester offer a more comprehensive range of facilities and are readily accessible.
On the recreational front, the area is renowned for its walking and mountain biking opportunities along the Berwyn Hills, fly fishing opportunities along the River Dee, numerous local pheasant shoots, and sailing and other water sports at Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid).
On the educational front, there are state primary and secondary schooling in Corwen, with highly-regarded independent schooling, including Ellesmere College, Ruthin School and Moreton Hall, Oswestry.
Despite its rural location, the area enjoys good road communications with direct access to the A5 joining the A483 accessing Chester, Shrewsbury and Wrexham. Liverpool and Manchester International Airports are within daily travelling distance and there is a regular rail service to London Euston from Wrexham, Shrewsbury and Chester.
Ty Isa is a handsome Victorian property of stone construction with dressed stone mullions and quoins under natural slate roofing. The property is believed to date back to 1876 of Victorian architecture, originally built as a “gentleman’s residence”. In addition to the principal residence, there is a substantial Coach House with adjoining Shippon, ideal for conversion to a variety of uses. Planning had previously been granted for the conversion to ancillary accommodation but has since lapsed and any future conversion would be subject to planning consent.
Ty Isa offers generous family accommodation, retaining many original features, including some fireplaces, high moulded ceilings, panelled internal doors and an elegant staircase.
The front door with overlight opens into the entrance vestibule, having beautifully preserved Minton tile flooring. From here double doors open into the central reception hall, off which is a cloakroom with WC. A well-proportioned drawing room overlooks the front garden and has an open fireplace within a substantial marble surround and hearth, and high moulded ceiling cornicing with central rose, which appears throughout much of the ground floor accommodation. A generous dining room also enjoys an open fireplace within a decorative painted wooden surround with marble hearth, and a treble sash windows affords wonderful views towards the Berwyn Mountains.
To the rear of the property is the kitchen fitted with a bespoke range of solid painted wood cabinets, under granite work surfaces, including a central island with an incorporated breakfast table. The focal point of the kitchen is an oil-fired double Aga within a tiled recess flanked by original pitch pine cupboards to each recess. Integrated Bosch appliances include a ceramic hob with extractor hood, built-under oven, and an integrated fridge. Across the hallway is the utility room with plumbing for laundry appliances and shelving for crockery. To the rear of the house is a substantial factory painted wooden-framed double-glazed conservatory facing due south with wonderful views into the gardens. Stone steps lead down from the inner hallway to a substantial cellar, having full headroom, containing original stone flagged cold storage tables.
An attractive turned spindle staircase with half-landing leads to a WC with stairs continuing to the first-floor landing. A generous master bedroom sits to the front of the house with views across the River Dee towards the Berwyn Mountains, and benefits from an en suite bathroom with free-standing clawfoot bath. A guest bedroom to the rear of the house also benefits from a contemporary en suite shower room with walk-in shower. There are two further double bedrooms served by a large family bathroom.
The stairs continue, giving access to a second floor, leading to a double bedroom with eaves storage and a generous bedroom, currently being utilised as a sitting room, with adjoining modern shower room and dressing room. There is extensive eaves storage throughout the second floor.
To the west of the house is a substantial former Coach House and Shippon of stone construction under slate roofing. The Coach House is laid over two floors, including garaging and stables to the ground floor with two storerooms above. The Shippon to the rear is single-storey comprising a principal bay with two smaller bays either side. The vendors inform us planning has previously been granted for its conversion into an annexe, which has since expired and, subject to a renewed planning approval, could be utilised as an annexe to the main house, a holiday let, offices or home gymnasium.
Gardens and grounds
Ty Isa occupies an elevated position against a backdrop of mature woodland with formal gardens to the front and rear of the property. Steps lead down a former “ha-ha” wall to a thicket of rhododendrons, holly and native trees, giving the property privacy from the road. A sweeping gravel driveway leads to an extensive gravel forecourt with parking and turning area, which extends to gates to the rear of the house. To the east of the house, with a field gate access off the first section of the driveway, is an enclosed rough paddock, naturally drained with a gentle undulation from south to north.
House For SaleTy Isa, Holyhead Road, Corwen, Denbighshire
Guide price £695,000
An imposing 6 bedroom country house in an elevated setting with Coach House, formal gardens and paddock. In all extending to approximately 6.52 acres
- Positioned in an elevated setting in the upper Dee Valley
- Spacious family accommodation with some wonderful period features
- Drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, conservatory, substantial cellar
- 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, 2 cloakrooms
- Substantial former Coach House & Shippon with development potential
- Extensive parking
- Formal gardens and paddock, in all extending to approximately 6.52 acres