Ael Y Bryn sits in a beautiful, elevated setting with superb views towards the Clwydian Mountain Range, on the fringe of the rural village of Rhosesmor. The village has historic interest with its Iron Age Hillfort, located on the summit at the southern end of Halkyn Mountain. The area is particularly popular for rambling, cycling and hacking over the local mountains. The popular market town of Mold is within a short drive, offering an extensive range of shops and supermarkets, a theatre, public houses and restaurants, whilst Chester provide additional opportunities.
On the educational front Rhos Helyg County Primary School is nearby, with secondary schools in Flint and Mold. The area is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West with the A55, North Wells Expressway, within 3 miles, connecting to the motorway network. Both Flint and Chester stations have direct services to London, Euston within 2.5 and 2 hours respectively.
Ael Y Bryn is a charming stone built traditional Welsh property believed to have been constructed in the mid-18th Century. The property benefits from land and is registered as a smallholding with a County Parish Holding (CPH) number (56/236/0255) which allows the land to be used for grazing livestock.
Offering extensive accommodation over two floors, the property did secure residential planning consent in April 2010 for the addition of a two-storey extension on the southern gable end. Whilst this application has now lapsed it acts as a precedent for any future planning applications.
A pretty enclosed porch with quarry tiled flooring gives access to a stable door opening into the house. At the heart of the property is a pretty kitchen, fitted with a range of hand-painted cabinets under oak block work surfaces. The focal point of the kitchen is a "Stanley" double oil-fired range cooker, with back boiler which provides central heating and hot water. Additional appliances include an integral dishwasher and a freestanding America style fridge freezer (the latter available by separate negotiation). A vestibule off the kitchen leads to a ground floor bedroom, ideal as a family room and a shower room with space and plumbing for laundry appliances.
Adjoining the kitchen is a well-proportioned dining room with an exposed beamed ceiling and a multi-fuel stove (with back-boiler), within a recess with stone reveals and hearth. Occupying the southern wing of the house is a charming sitting room with twin aspects, an exposed beamed ceiling and a noteworthy stone inglenook fireplace with oak over mantel, housing a multi fuel woodburning stove.
A door opens off the sitting room into a timber-framed conservatory having exceptional panoramic views across the property's land towards Moel Famau.
To the first floor are four double bedrooms all having superb rural views, exposed polished floorboards and one having bespoke fitted wardrobes. The luxurious family bathroom features a spa bath, "his and her" sit-on top bowl sinks with illuminated mirrored cabinets above, a shower cubicle with electric shower, WC and a chrome heated towel radiator. The bathroom also enjoys a substantial linen cupboard with hot water tank.
The property sits behind established hedgerows with a gated entrance leading onto a gravel driveway and hardstanding providing parking for numerous vehicles. To the front of the property is a stone-built detached garage, ready for roofing. Opposite the garage is a useful brick-built single storey building, providing two loose boxes, formally a shippon, with a further block-built structure providing an additional loose box with an adjoining timber and corrugated clad field shelter.
The formal enclosed gardens sit to the west of the house, mainly laid to lawn with numerous coniferous trees in addition to an apple and damson tree. Two field gates off the driveway give access to the most southerly of the three fields with field gates linking the other two fields, to the north. Each paddock is ring fenced with stockproof fencing and mature hedge boundaries and there is a water supply to the larger field. We have been informed no artificial chemicals have been used on the land for at least the last 20 years and offers a good head of grass, ideal for sheep grazing and ponies.
House For SaleAel Y Bryn, Wern Road, Rhosesmor, Mold, Flintshire
Guide price £650,000 Sale Agreed
A charming traditional stone Welsh cottage in an elevated setting with panoramic rural views, with land extending to approximately 5.1 acres in total.
- Views towards the Clwydian Hills
- 2 reception rooms and conservatory
- Breakfast kitchen with range cooker
- 4/5 bedrooms, snug/bedroom 5
- Family bathroom and shower room with utility area
- Stabling and numerous small outbuildings
- Formal enclosed gardens and 3 stock proof paddocks
- In all extending to approximately 5.1 acres
- EPC Rating F