A magnificent, spacious 6 bedroom flexible residence, set in mature landscaped gardens, this large and impressive family home, just 6 miles from Chester City centre, represents outstanding value for money.
West Darland Hall is the 3 storey west wing of a substantial Grade II listed Country House, formerly the residence of the Topham family, the creators of the world famous Grand National racecourse at Aintree. The property retains several of the Hall’s principal rooms with a wealth of period features. The grounds are laid to lawns, mature specimen deciduous and evergreen trees and a fabulous formal garden of clipped box hedging with lily pond. The gardens in total stretch to around 1 and quarter acres bordered by open farmland protected by the Welsh Green Barrier and Special Landscape Area designations.
The property is approached by a private driveway, which also serves The Cottage and The Mews Darland Hall. There is ample parking and gated access through an arch, dated 1769. leads to the courtyard and directly to the york stone sun terrace with French doors to the Morning Room and Dining Room.
The West Door from the courtyard leads visitors via the Boot and Tack Room to an inner hall and the beating heart of West Darland Hall. Three large linked rooms and a walk-in larder provide exceptional space for family living. The Morning Room with quarry tiled floor, wood burner and French oak lintel links to both the Kitchen/Breakfast room and the Study, which is believed may formerly have been the Butler’s Pantry.
A corridor from the Morning Room leads to a hall, providing an external door to the north elevation and pedestrian access to the entrance driveway. The charming panelled Dining Room has an open fireplace and solid wood block floor. The elegant Drawing Room features a wide bay window with French doors opening to the terrace and gardens. Beautiful recessed cupboards either side of the fireplace add to the feeling of period grandeur as does the herringbone pattern wood block floor.
On the first floor, the master suite has a large bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, double dressing room and ensuite bathroom. The Principal Guest Bedroom is complemented by a bathroom, with roll top bath and a separate WC. A further room on the north side is currently configured as a handicraft room but could be used as a further bedroom.
On the second floor, the Studio is a magnificent 30 x 19ft (approx.) vaulted reception room with wood burning stove. With the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room, it would be eminently well-suited to extended family space. Since it could accommodate a wide range of leisure activities – model railway, home cinema and or a pool table spring to mind.
There are 3 double bedrooms and a large single bedroom, bathroom and WC . The second floor has had several successful seasons tor holiday lettings. The house can be reconfigured for up to 8 bedrooms if required.
Externally the courtyard with a large double garage leads to the superbly landscaped gardens. Level lawns are bounded by well stocked flower and shrub borders, a large flagged sun terrace and meandering pathways leading to a games lawn and the wonderful formal garden with its summer house. At the foot of the garden a large partly grassed and wooded area has an unusual mound topped by a gazebo. With several different scenes, the grounds represent an unique opportunity for a model railway enthusiast to create a dream railway in any gauge,
West Darland Hall is eminently suited to the requirements of owners who run their business from home or frequently work from home. The size of the house (over 5000 sq ft) and the 3 floor configuration facilitate a separation of work from family activities. The Ofcom speed checker shows that the broadband and wifi connection performs well is is among the fastest available in the area.
The agents cannot sufficiently stress the exceptional versatility and value of this special Listed house set in the popular village of Rossett and would recommend early viewing to explore its myriad qualities.