Gwysaney Hall

$3,765,276
14
Bedrooms
16 961
ft2
27
Ac
Strutt & Parker
Listed on February 16, 2021 707 Views 58 Saves
Strutt & Parker

Description

The HistoryRarely has a house had such a colourful and well documented history. Links to Rhodri Mawr the King of all Wales in the 9th Century and continuous family ownership since 1550 are just some of the highlights. Gwysaney is recorded in the Doomsday Book in the 9th Century and it is believed that the first house was originally located at Shifna Hir and the present Hall was built on the curren…
The HistoryRarely has a house had such a colourful and well documented history. Links to Rhodri Mawr the King of all Wales in the 9th Century and continuous family ownership since 1550 are just some of the highlights. Gwysaney is recorded in the Doomsday Book in the 9th Century and it is believed that the first house was originally located at Shifna Hir and the present Hall was built on the current site in 1603 by Robert Davies. The Hall was originally designed and built in a formal H shape, but the east wing cracked in 1825 and required rebuilding andndash; the stone was used to extend the Hall to the west. Perhaps Gwysaney's most notable moment was in 1645 when the Hall was besieged and taken by Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads. All that remains from the scars of the battle is damage to the front door caused by a cannon ball!The PropertyGwysaney Hall is one of North Wales' finest and most historic residential houses, situated in an accessible location about 8 miles from the Cheshire border. At its heart is much of the original Hall, built in 1603, which has seen many changes over the years, including a partial rebuild in the mid 19th Century. The Hall has been in the present owner's family for over 450 years.The front door leads to a fine panelled reception hall, which was part of the original Hall. A pair of stained glass doors open onto a central corridor which gives access to much of the ground floor. A panelled drawing room with a wide square bay window at one end, gives extensive views over the adjoining parkland and beyond. The fine chimney piece is believed to have been created using material from the original sixteenth century staircase with two newels incorporating the Davies-Cooke coat of arms and crest, mounted by an ornamental overmantle believed to have come from the chapel within the original Hall. At the front of the Hall are the everyday reception rooms which include a sitting room (The Smoking Room) with massive carved stone chimney piece, part panelled walls and a window seat, and a study with ornate carved chimney piece, both with wonderful views.The impressive dining room has a fine stone arched recess at one end. There are doors from the corridor to a large kitchen/breakfast room with a beamed arch opening into a secondary kitchen. A stone floor, with underfloor heating, runs throughout the kitchen and garden room; a pantry and larder are found just off the main kitchen. Beyond the dining room is a small office, which was probably originally a staff sitting room due to the high windows.Also off the central corridor is a lift which runs to the top floor, a door to a good wine cellar, a cloakroom, a coat cupboard and stone steps down to a basement which houses china stores, a workshop and general storage areas.Behind the reception hall is a charming inner hall with a magnificent stone arch to the staircase hall and also leading to the panelled billiard room/library. A staircase rises through a series of half landings dividing towards the top onto the principal landings.The central landing, accessible via the lift, leads to a large bedroom with a date stone of 1603, with a window seat overlooking the front park. The Master Bedroom suite is accessed through a large oak door comprising an inner landing leading to a large bedroom with imposing views of front park and The Cheshire Plains. There is an en suite bathroom, with a further door to a dressing room. Also accessed off this landing are two further bedrooms. A fourth bedroom, which is in what would have been in the original part of the Hall, has a magnificent stone chimney piece above which are found steps which would have led to the original priest hole beside the fireplace. There is an adjoining bathroom. The remaining four bedrooms are in the west wing and include two at the front of the house with lovely views, both with fireplaces.On the opposite sid

Amenities

Indoor

Library
Wine Cellar
Fireplace

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Building Info

Property type
House

Location

Mold, Mold, Wales, United Kingdom

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Alastair Summerfield
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2021
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5 Aldermanbury Square, London
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