Blue Cedars is situated in an elevated and private setting with superb south facing views across open countryside, located within a short distance to the north west of the village of Gresford, which offers a good range of local amenities and facilities whilst Chester and Wrexham provide a more comprehensive offering.
Local recreational facilities include sailing at Gresford Sailing Club, local cricket and football clubs, golf at Wrexham Golf Club and some wonderful local walks and mountain biking at Maes-Y-Pant Nature Reserve.
The area is well served by state schools including the Rofft and Gresford Primary Schools along with Darland High School, Rossett. Outstanding independent schools include King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester.
The area is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West via the A483 running north to south and the A55, North Wales Expressway, giving access to the North Wales coastline and provides a link to the M6, M53 and M56 motorway networks. Both Chester and Wrexham Business Parks are within a short daily commute and Chester station offers a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.
Blue Cedars dates to the 1930s, with significant latter additions including an impressive range of garaging and annex, ideal as accommodation for a dependent relative, a home office or as a rental property/Airbnb accommodation (subject to any necessary planning consents).
The property enjoys twin gated entrances providing an in and out driveway and is set within beautifully landscaped and private gardens with a wonderful, wooded backdrop, creating a sheltered setting.
A hardwood front door opens into an imposing reception hall with vaulted ceiling with glazed elevations providing a delightful seating area from where to enjoy views to the garden.
At the heart of this magnificent property is the kitchen with breakfast area, fitted with a comprehensive range of hand-painted cabinets under granite work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink. The focal point of the kitchen is a gas fired Aga within a tiled recess and integral appliances include a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Across the hallway is an elegant dining room with open fireplace within an ornate wooden painted surround and tiled insert and a pretty bow window affording views to the gardens. Occupying the southern wing of the house are two well-proportioned reception rooms of similar size of which the sitting room enjoys a wood-burning stove within a recess with slate hearth.
An inner hallway giving access to a ground floor WC with further door giving access into a spa room, containing a hot tub (available by separate negotiation) but would equally serve as an integral car port, where required. Off the spa area are changing facilities with a shower room, boot room, fuel store and general store cupboard. A further door gives access into a large utility room fitted with a range of base cabinets with a single drainer sink unit and plumbing for laundry appliances.
A handsome oak panelled spindle staircase rises to the first-floor landing providing access to all bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom includes bespoke bedroom furniture, a bow window with window seat providing stunning views. This bedroom enjoys a large en suite bathroom with shower cubicle, freestanding claw foot bath, “his and hers” pedestal sink units and attractive period style tiling. There are four further bedrooms, a luxurious family bathroom, also featuring a claw foot bath, and a linen/ironing room.
Occupying the northern wing of the first-floor accommodation are two large rooms connected by an archway, currently used as a home office and seating area with adjoining library but could equally be adapted to create a large master bedroom, accommodation for a dependent relative but equally ideal as a games room.
To the north east of the house, link-detached with the garaging is a substantial and imposing modern building, benefiting from independent central heating. Currently built as a garage, it was then converted into ancillary accommodation and has previously had planning consent for conversion into three holiday cottages (Planning Ref P/2005/1222 dated 12/12/2005), which has now lapsed. The building briefly comprises a reception hall with vaulted ceiling, a series of four rooms to the ground floor along with a WC. Buyers may wish to install a split staircase with galleried landing to give access to two further rooms within the vaulted ceiling. This building extends to approximately 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) to the ground floor alone. This property offers a wealth of opportunities including accommodation for a dependent relative, an elaborate office or as a rental/Airbnb property (subject to any planning consent required).
Garaging and Outbuildings
This property enjoys extensive garaging, ideal for a classic car collection or simply for recreational storage requirements. Integral with the house itself is a large garage, currently used as a workshop with a link detached treble garage with ceramic tiled flooring, electric, power points and water supply. A staircase rises from the garaging to the first floor accessing two large storage rooms, ideal for conversion to provide a home office, hobby rooms or simply for storage. This garage block incorporates a 16-panel solar installation rendering this property highly energy efficient. Within the gardens are a further range of buildings including a brick log store, a potting shed with adjoining garden store, a timber framed general storeroom and a greenhouse.
Blue Cedars enjoys two gated entrances directly off the Pentre Lane providing an appealing in and out driveway. The formal gardens sit predominantly to the south and east of the house with a dense wooded backdrop. The gardens are predominantly lawned running down from the house to a formal ornamental pond enclosed by attractive metal fencing. The gardens are well established, including some wonderful rhododendrons, numerous broad leaf trees including silver birch and oak and a variety of coniferous trees including redwood and yew.
To the front of the house is a substantial paved terrace with circular water feature and fountain below which is a rose and herb garden. To the side of the house is an orchard with cherry, apple and pear trees along with two raised vegetable beds.
The gardens extend to approximately 4.13 acres in total.
House For SaleBlue Cedars, Pentre Lane, Gresford, Wrexham
Guide price £1,250,000
A substantial country property with extensive garaging, a separate annex, large private gardens all within approximately 4.13 acres
- Beautiful elevated and private setting
- 4 reception rooms
- Breakfast kitchen and separate utility room
- 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and separate WC
- Triple garage and adjoining workshop
- Approximately 4,360 sq ft of living accommodation
- Link detached annex extending to 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft)Numerous garden outbuildings and stores
- Superb south facing rural views
- Established private gardens with in and out driveway
- In all extending to approximately 4.13 acres