Clapper House is located on the highly regarded Pont Y Capel Lane, a short distance from the village centre of Gresford, in a particularly attractive setting with rural views towards All Saints Church. The village offers a good range of local amenities whilst Chester and Wrexham provide a more comprehensive offering. Both Chester and Wrexham Business Parks are within a short drive.
Local recreational facilities include sailing at Gresford Sailing Club, local Cricket and Football clubs, golf at Wrexham Golf Club, some wonderful local walks and mountain biking at Maes-YPant Nature Reserve.
The area is well served by state schools including the Rofft and Gresford Primary Schools, both within a short distance, and Darland High School in Rossett. Outstanding independent schools include King's and Queen's School, Chester. The property 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 accessing the North Wales coastline and the M6, M53 and M56 motorway networks. Chester Station offers a direct service to London, Euston within 2 hours.
Clapper House is a substantial period property with some elements believed to be constructed some 400 years ago. With a noteworthy front elevation of timber frame construction and spacious south facing gardens. Past owners include an eccentric Admiral who insisted on local schoolboys doffing their caps on passing. The property enjoys a substantial rear garden, which could accommodate a second dwelling, subject to planning consent.
An impressive solid oak front door opens into the entrance vestibule, with its patterned tiled floor, which in turn leads into a welcoming, part panelled, reception hall that runs the length of the property with original Minton tile flooring. The hallway gives access to all ground floor rooms, stairs and basement.
The front sitting room has views to the front and side aspect of the property, French doors to the side. This room would serve well as a dining room with family room and has views of the All- Saints Church and rural farmland.
The spacious kitchen is accessed via the front sitting room and hallway. The kitchen has ample storage and work top space with a built-in oven and space for free standing fridge freezer. The main reception room sits to the rear of the property, enjoying views across the south facing rear garden and is flooded with natural light, through three sash windows.
The hallway also gives access to some of the many historical features of the property including cellar which houses the boiler and “strong room” with the original metal door and pantry. A downstairs WC is located off a noteworthy rear oak porch with stained glass windows.
A magnificent staircase has decorative wooden spindles in keeping with the history of the property, leading to large picture gallery, having a distinctive Tudor style ceiling with large skylight. To the front of the property is the superb master bedroom with dark oakwood panelling, a Tudor style lattice work to the ceiling and an original fireplace. There is an adjoining en suite shower room.
Bedroom two boasts impressive views through three sash windows, to the rear aspect of the property overlooking the picturesque garden. This room also boasts an original open fireplace. There are two further generous bedrooms, a large linen room and general storeroom. The family bathroom comprises a coloured suite including a bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.
The property sits behind a low-level stone wall with a gated entrance opening onto an extensive gravel driveway, providing parking for numerous vehicles, in turn leading to an attached twin garage. The principal gardens are a particular feature of Clapper House, enjoying an enviable southerly orientation. The gardens are predominately laid to lawn with a variety of established native trees, shrubs and floral borders, including an impressive Redwood tree and sculptured Yews. The property and gardens extend to approximately 0.63 acres in total.
The property is believed to be freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water, gas and electricity. Private drainage shared with the neighbouring house and modern development off Chapel Fields.
Fixtures and fittings
All fixtures and fittings, furniture, carpets, lighting, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some may be available by separate negotiation.
From Chester, head south on the A483, Wrexham Road, leaving at Junction 6 for Gresford. Proceed up the B5445, Marford Hill, through Marford and on entering Gresford turn onto Clappers Lane which is the right turning after the petrol station then turn onto Pont Y Capel Lane which is the first left turning. The property will be seen on your left-hand side after approximately 60 meters.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents, Fisher German. T: 01244 409 660 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
House For SaleClapper House, Pont Y Capel Lane, Gresford, Wrexham
Offers Over £500,000 Sold
An attractive four-bedroom period residence with original features steeped in history in a sought-after village location.
- Semi-rural location and far reaching rural views
- Scope for further improvements
- Potential scope for a second dwelling, subject to planning
- 4 generous bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bath/shower rooms and separate WC
- Large basement
- Extensive south facing rear garden
- Double garage with extensive driveway
- Approximately 273 sqm (2938 sqft)
- Extending to approximately 0.63 of an acre in total
- EPC Rating D