Approached along a magnificent tree-lined avenue, the Wynnstay Hall Estate was once the principal seat of the Watkin Williams-Wynn family and now comprises several luxurious apartments and private houses, of which The Great Hall is the most notable conversion. The property exhibits some magnificent Georgian architectural features and sits amidst parkland and Grade I listed gardens, which were originally designed in 1777 by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. Whilst enjoying a tremendous semi-rural setting, the Wynnstay Hall is within a short drive of the nearby villages of Ruabon (1.5 miles) and Overton-on-Dee (5.5 miles), both of which have excellent local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The county towns of Chester and Shrewsbury are both easily accessible, offering a comprehensive array of amenities and highly-regarded Independent education, including King’s and Queen’s Schools, Chester.
The Great Hall, originally the principal entertaining space within Wynnstay Hall, is a magnificent conversion extending to approximately 6,500 sq ft of accommodation, boasting a wealth of original features expertly combined with contemporary styling, enjoying superb views over open countryside. The property was converted circa 2008, and since been enhanced by the current owner.
The property is approached through an arched portico entrance, offering an imposing entrance to The Great Hall, in turn leading into the inner reception hall with eye-catching encaustic tile flooring.
The ground floor accommodation is predominantly open-plan with an impressive vaulted oak ceiling. Oak flooring runs throughout the reception area, with original oak panelled walls to dado level. A welcoming reception area runs through to a seating area with a noteworthy open fireplace within an elaborate carved fire-surround. A dining area and games area are located at the opposite side of the contemporary central staircase.
To the rear of the Great Hall is a charming kitchen, fitted with a range of contemporary cabinets, exposed brick feature wall and attractive original encaustic tile flooring. A range of appliances include a stainless-steel gas range cooker, with canopy extractor hood. The kitchen has space to accommodate a sizeable family breakfast table.
The central staircase rises to the first floor giving access to the master bedroom suite having a dressing room and luxurious en suite bathroom. A second double bedroom also enjoys a luxurious en suite bathroom. An interesting first floor balcony can be accessed from both bedrooms, offering a sheltered seating area. A contemporary ‘floating’ walkway give access to a gallery, incorporating an impressive original bookcase, along with an area ideal as a home study.
Stairs continue up to the second-floor drawing room leading to two further bedrooms, both having luxurious en suite shower rooms, along with a second balcony. A most impressive mezzanine living room incorporates a drawing room, with a home bar to the one side. A balcony features a row of authentic cinema seats, with retractable home cinema screen.
An unexpected feature of the property is an extensive cellar with a range of vaults including barrel-vaulted wine cellars. The cellars have generous head room and offer numerous uses, dependent upon a purchaser’s individual requirements.
The property enjoys formal lawned gardens to the front with a central pathway leading to a gravelled parking area. Immediately adjacent to the parking area are approximately 3.5 acres of private parkland grounds, featuring many native broad-leaf trees, providing outdoor entertaining space and enjoying lovely views over open countryside. In addition, there is a visitors’ car parking area nearby, communal tennis courts, an all-weather sports pitch and landscaped communal gardens and grounds.
House For SaleThe Great Hall, Wynnstay Hall Estate, Ruabon, Wrexham
Offers Over £550,000 Sold
A conversion of a prominent Georgian country house providing spacious and contemporary living within 3.5 acres of land.
- A Grade II* Listed Georgian property
- Imposing entrance portico
- Open-plan ground floor reception space
- Kitchen/breakfast room, extensive cellars
- Drawing room with home cinema, library
- 4 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, 2 balconies
- Residents' parking
- Approximately 6,595 sq ft (612 sq m)
- Communal tennis court
- Formal garden and parkland
- In all approximately 3.5 acres