Chester Estate Agents
The Coachworks, Northgate Street
Designed in 1858-9 by H J Fairclough, who also worked on the restoration of St. Asaph Cathedral, The Old School is an attractive Gothic-inspired red brick-built family home with sandstone dressings offering more than 4,200 sq. ft. of light-filled accommodation arranged over two floors. Whilst in need of renovation throughout, the property has wonderful character features including an octagonal belfry tower with feature slate spire terminating in a brass ball lightning conductor and weathervane, trefoil-headed and transom glazing with stone mullions, and generously-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and some fine cornicing.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with wooden flooring, useful storage, and a cloakroom. It comprises: an extensive 52 ft. drawing room with double-height vaulted ceiling and freestanding woodburning stove; a large 30 ft. dining/sitting room with part timber-clad walls, quarry tiled flooring, fireplace with wooden overmantel and a woodburning stove; double doors lead to a neighbouring family room with exposed beams and freestanding woodburning stove; a generous front aspect study/gym with parquet flooring and fireplace. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious kitchen/family room with a bay window, a range of modern wall and base units including a breakfast bar, modern integrated appliances, a wooden-floored family area with arched fireplace area and a neighbouring fitted utility room, with a door to the rear garden. Accessed via two staircases rising from the reception hall and dining/sitting room to a spacious landing with music room area, the first floor provides six generously-proportioned double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Occupying an elevated position, The Old School is approached through double iron gates over a driveway giving parking for multiple vehicles and with access to the integral external store with octagonal belfry tower over, and to the outbuildings - including one with two large inter-connecting store rooms and another with six stores. The part-terraced garden surrounding the property is laid mainly to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs and trees and features numerous seating areas, ideal for al fresco dining, the whole enjoying panoramic views over rolling Denbighshire countryside towards the Clwydian Hills beyond.
Agents Note: The tarmacadam track is council owned and the Property enjoys vehicular and pedestrian access over to access the Propertys gated parking area. This track is also a public footpath into the village. The property also falls under a conservation area.
Located on the Offas Dyke National Trail and the Clwydian Way, the village of Bodfari is home to an historic parish church, pub and popular primary school. Home to an eponymous castle, the historic market town of Denbigh offers an extensive range of day-to-day amenities together with a mediaeval church, restaurants, cafés, public houses, hotels, a library and theatre. The area offers a wide range of state schooling including Bodfari CP School in the village and Denbigh High School, together with a good selection of noted independent schools namely Myddelton College, Ruthin, Rydal Penrhos, St. Davids College and Avalon.
Whilst enjoying a tranquil setting near to the Clwydian Hills, the town has excellent communication links to main regional centres in both Wales and England with the A55 North Wales Expressway linking to the M53, and Rhyl station offering regular services to Crewe, Chester and central London.
Take the A55 North Wales Expressway heading west. At junction 31 take the B5122 exit signposted Prestatyn/A5151/Caerwys then at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto B5122. After 2.9 miles turn right onto A541, then after a further 2.9 miles turn right onto B5429. After 0.2 mile The Old School can be found on the right-hand side.Read more