- Guide Price £560,000 to £600,000
- Grade II Listed Former Gatehouse
- Four Spacious Double Bedrooms
- Three Versatile Reception Rooms
- Fully Renovated In 2013
- Gated Driveway
- Good Sized Gardens
- Road Adopted By Local Council
Ysgol Sant Dunawd (1.2mi.)
St Paul's Voluntary Aided (1.4mi.)
Barker's Lane Cp (2.2mi.)
DESCRIPTION A truly unique grade II listed former gate house, which has been sympathetically extended and undergone a sensitively full restoration in 2013.
The Lodge was built as part of the Victorian improvements to Pickhill Hall and dates back to 1866, offering a wealth of rich original features typical of the gothic revival style which are well preserved and a credit to the history and character of the property. The features include arched windows, detailed wooden doors, tiled flooring, slate fireplaces and most impressive of all the conical stair turret.
The property is situated in a private and picturesque setting at the end of an adopted road, benefiting from a rural feeling yet only being two miles from Bangor on Dee, five miles from Wrexham and Fifteen miles From Chester City Centre.
Approached over a gated driveway with the property being entered through a large arched timber door which opens into the magnificent hallway, perfectly setting the tone of the property, with a curved wall and spiral staircase leading to the first floor. There are three versatile reception rooms all which benefit from a stunning feature fireplace with working open fire. There is a large breakfast kitchen with an oak work surface and Belfast sink, completing the ground floor is a cloakroom wc which features a stunning bespoke carved stone sink unit.
The first floor is accessed via the spiral staircase, giving access to four double bedrooms, each of the offering character and charm and providing present views. There is a large family bathroom which is perfectly in keeping with the rest of the property but offering a modern twist.
Outside the property benefits from a large but easily maintained garden which is predominantly laid to lawn. There is a hedgerow boundary and planted borders an ideal space to enjoy however you choose.
LOCATION Located between Bowling Bank and Worthenbury The Lodge is situated in a totally unspoilt rural setting surrounded by open countryside, yet is still within just a short distance of the local hamlet of Cross Lanes (2 miles) which has a mini supermarket and is ideal for day to day needs. Local schools are easily accessible with St Pauls Primary school in Bowling Bank, and several High schools located in Wrexham and can be reached by bus. The property is, also, within easy reach of the larger centres of Wrexham (5 miles) and Ellesmere (12 miles) both of which have an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. Chester Center is approximately 15 miles.
HALLWAY Entered through a large arched timber door, with a side aspect window, quarry tiled flooring, storage area and wooden spiral staircase to the first floor.
SITTING ROOM 12' 7" x 12' 5" (3.84m x 3.78m) A warm room with a front aspect arched window, feature cast iron fireplace with open fire and slate surround, wooden flooring and two traditional cast iron radiators.
LIVING ROOM 13' 8" x 12' 8" (4.17m x 3.86m) Having triple aspect windows, a feature cast iron fireplace, quarry tiled flooring, built in timber storage cupboard and draws and two traditional cast iron radiators.
DINING ROOM 12' 8" x 12' 5" (3.86m x 3.78m) With a side aspect sash window, feature fireplace with slate surround and timber mantle and a quarry tiled
BREAKFAST KITCHEN 16' 8" x 14' (5.08m x 4.27m) A bespoke kitchen with an oak work surface offering space for appliances and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a range cooker, Belfast sink with ceramic bevelled drainer. Quarry tiled floor, duel aspect double glazed windows and a timber door opening to the rear garden.
CLOAKROOM WC Fitted with a low level wc, bespoke stone wash basin set on an oak stand, feature arched window, quarry tiled floor, storage cupboard housing the boiler and a cast iron radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Accessed via the spiral staircase, with wooden flooring, storage cupboard, feature wooden paneled wall, loft access (to fully boarded loft area) and doors to.
MASTER BEDROOM 13' 1" x 12' 6" (3.99m x 3.81m) Having two front aspect sash windows, a feature fireplace with slate surround, wooden flooring and a traditional cast iron radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 13' 9" x 12' 7" (4.19m x 3.84m) A double bedroom with two sash windows offering field views, with a feature fire place, wooden flooring and traditional cast iron fireplace.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 9" x 8' 2" (4.19m x 2.49m) With two side aspect double glazed sash windows, wooden flooring and a cast iron radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 13' 1" x 8' (3.99m x 2.44m) With two side aspect double glazed sash windows, wooden flooring and a traditional cast iron radiator.
BATHROOM A traditional bathroom with a modern twist which is fitted with a roll top bath with shower attachment to the mixer tap, a wc with high level flush and a wall mounted wash hand basin with exposed copper pipes and tiled splash back. Having wooden flooring, two sash windows and a cast iron radiator.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over a council maintained road, having a gated entrance which leads to a spacious driveway offering off road parking for several vehicles. There is also planning permission to erect a brick built double garage.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are easily maintained, with a hedgerow boundary and planted border.
ADDITION INFORMATION The property has oil central heating with bottled gas for cooking.
There is mains water and drainage is to a private tank system which is emptied once a year.
Pickhill lane is adopted and maintained by the local council
Major improvements which were done in 2013 includes, wiring, plumbing, fireplaces and work to the roof.
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