Chetwynd Grove occupies an idyllic semi-rural setting between the villages of Marchwiel and Cross Lanes on the Welsh border. Marchwiel has a fine 18th century church, primary school and
public house. The nearby village of Bangor-on-Dee has a good range of day-to-day amenities, including a highly regarded public house, whilst Wrexham offers an excellent range of day-to-day
services, along with the historic city of Chester.
The area is well-served by very good schools, including King’s and Queen’s Independent Schools in Chester, Shrewsbury School, Moreton Hall and Ellesmere College. The Maelor School in Penley and Packwood Haugh Prep School being of particular note.
On the recreational front, there is golf at Wrexham Golf Club and The Plassey, in addition to Carden Park Golf Resort, horse racing at nearby Bangor-on-Dee and The Roodee, Chester, and there are some wonderful local walks and two excellent public houses in Erbistock; The Boat and The Cross Foxes.
Chetwynd Grove is an imposing country house dating back to the early 1800s of Regency architecture. In addition to the house itself, the property benefits from extensive brick outbuildings, some having planning approval (Ref: P/2017/0871) for their conversion into two residential dwellings.
The property also benefits from two secondary portal-framed agricultural buildings and agricultural land laid to permanent pasture, comprising six enclosed fields, in all approximately 47 acres (18.86 ha).
The property offers considerable opportunities and will appeal to buyers seeking a private country house with equestrian/smallholding interests. In view of the residential planning consent buyers may wish to develop the barns for onward resale, or for dependent relatives but equally to generate an income through holiday cottage rentals or Airbnb.
An attractive portico entrance with leaded canopy gives way to the front door opening into an impressive central reception hall with high plaster-coved ceiling, picture rails and deep skirtings, which is a theme throughout much of the property. The hall provides access to four good reception rooms and a cloakroom, with an enclosed staircase leading down to a cellar.
The drawing room sits to the front of the property, featuring an open fireplace within an attractive mahogany surround with marble hearth, and enjoys a lovely south easterly aspect towards the property’s land. Across the hall is a charming sitting room featuring a similar open fireplace with built-in bookcases and cupboards to both recesses. The well-proportioned dining room can accommodate a generous dining table and enjoys lovely views through a bay window towards open fields.
To the rear of the property is the kitchen fitted with a comprehensive range of cabinets, a broom cupboard, and the focal point being the oil-fired twin oven Aga within a tiled recess. Opening off the kitchen is the breakfast room featuring a Yeoman LPG gas stove within a brick arched recess with original pitch-pine cupboards to both recesses. Attractive arched-top glazed French doors afford lovely views across the formal gardens.
Also accessed from the kitchen is a rear hall/boot room (housing the oil-fired boiler), secure store and pantry.
A turned staircase with pitch-pine balustrade leads to a spacious first-floor landing with ornate ceiling light. There is a substantial master bedroom with luxurious en suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, a pair of bedrooms sharing an en suite “Jack and Jill” bathroom with electric shower, and on a lower landing are two further double bedrooms and a family shower room.
To the rear of the property is a walled courtyard giving access to a range of amenity buildings, including a dog kennel, outside WC, fuel store, washroom and general store. To the rear of this
building is a potting shed and store with oil storage tanks. Adjacent to this is a single-storey brick building under natural slate roofing, constructed in 2003, comprising a substantial office, garden room and three-bay machinery store.
A T-shaped brick-built traditional range, also under natural slate roofing, includes the original tack rooms, milling house and shippons with granary above. At the south western end of the courtyard is a single-storey building forming part of the original stabling with vaulted ceiling.
To the south of the traditional brick range buildings is a steel portal-framed Dutch barn measuring 25ft x 41ft with an adjoining pent roof cattle building with fibre sheet cladding extending to approximately 26ft x 41ft.
Planning was granted on 13th February 2018 by Wrexham County Borough Council for the conversion of two of the traditional brick
buildings to create two residential dwellings, together with access and parking arrangements, under Planning Reference: P/2017/0871. The approval details conversion of the single-storey
former detached stable block to create a dwelling briefly comprising a reception hall, open-plan dining kitchen, lounge, two en suite bedrooms, utility room and cloakroom. The second
dwelling comprises the conversion of the western wing of the T-shaped traditional range, which is proposed to comprise a reception hall, open-plan family dining kitchen, lounge, utility room, en suite bedroom, a second double bedroom, a family bathroom and cloakroom.
Both properties will benefit from generous formal gardens wonderful countryside views, private parking and a private entrance along the existing driveway to the west, thereby retaining a private entrance to the main dwelling.
All planning documents can be obtained from the Wrexham County Borough Council Planning Portal; alternatively, a set of documents can be provided by the selling agent.
Gardens and Grounds
Chetwynd Grove is approached through an imposing whitewashed brick splayed gated entrance leading onto a sweeping gravel driveway, in turn leading to the garaging and front of the house. The property itself is screened nicely from the road by tall neatly clipped hedging with formal lawned gardens wrapping around the northern and western elevations. To the side of the property is a kitchen garden enclosed by native hedging, including three vegetable beds, a greenhouse with connected power and water supplies, and a variety of apple and pear trees. Beyond the kitchen garden is an orchard with apple, plum, pear and damson trees, as well as a wild meadow with a variety of young specimen trees.
The property benefits from two vehicular accesses off the Bangor Road; the secondary drive providing independent access to the outbuildings and land, should it be required.
Agricultural Holding No: 56-23-30.
The land adjoins the house and buildings sitting to the south west comprising six fields, predominantly enclosed by native hedging, some stock-proof fencing fringed by a significant number of oak trees and other broad leaf varieties. The land is level grazing land and has been laid to pasture for some time, although arable crops have been grown successfully over the years.
Four of the fields benefit from mains water supplies, whilst the remainder have access to three natural ponds, two of which act as flight ponds to a variety of wildfowl. Please note that the Entitlements do not form part of the sale.
Land For SaleChetwynd Grove, Bangor Road, Cross Lanes, Wrexham
Guide price £1,400,000 Sold
A handsome country house with extensive outbuildings having residential planning consent for two dwellings, all within approximately 47 acres (18.86 ha).
- An imposing country house dating back to the early 1800s of Regency architecture
- 4 reception rooms & farmhouse breakfast kitchen
- 6 double bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms
- Extensive brick outbuildings, additional portal-framed agricultural barns
- Approx 3,092 sq ft of residential accommodation
- Approx 5,865 sq ft of traditional brick buildings
- 6 agricultural fields, in all extending to approx 47 acres (18.86 ha)