Set in rolling countryside, this 16th-century family home is a true retreat with original features and stunning gardens amid rural tranquillity
With its blend of traditional features and modern amenities, and with gardens that have been lovingly created over the past 20 years, this old house might be just the Welsh Borders getaway you’ve been looking for.
The Flintshire property, which is Grade II-listed and built in the Tudor times, has been fully restored while retaining its beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and timber screen walls.
Situated 500 yards from the road between Mold and Cilcain at the end of a no through lane, Ty Isaf is surrounded by rolling countryside of fields and mature woodland.
The driveway leads to a large gravelled parking area on the northern side of the house. One of the first things you’ll notice is the obvious love and care that has gone into the gardens. The previous owners have created an abundance of colour over the past two decades, and have added stone patios and raised borders with specimen plants and trees.
Lawns and natural wooded areas lead to more secluded patios, and to the lower garden where there’s a summerhouse.
The interior matches the homely elegance of the garden – the downstairs has a sitting room with deep inglenook fireplace, raised stone hearth and beamed ceiling.
There’s a study with fitted bookshelves and oak panelled floor. There’s also a rear hall, cloakroom, dining room and kitchen with solid oak units, a large glazed Belfast sink, granite worktops and an original inglenook fireplace and bread oven.
The central hall is a modern addition, with exposed timbers and underfloor heating. This leads through to a garden room which has a light and airy feel with its high vaulted ceiling, oak framed beams, and stone floor complete with underfloor heating.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, including a beautiful master with an A-framed truss, exposed beams, and glazed doors that lead onto a Juliette balcony. The master also has an en-suite bathroom and dressing room with a sliding door wardrobe.
The village of Cilcain is on the doorstep of the Clwydian Range, with a shop/cafe, a pub and a primary school.
If you’re hoping to find your own idyllic piece of North Wales countryside in an eye-catching historic house, Ty Isaf may just be worth a look.
AT A GLANCE
Ty Isaf: Grade II-listed 16th century house in rolling Flintshire countryside
Bedrooms: Four rooms, one with en-suite bathroom
Land: 1.3 acres of manicured gardens, lawns and wooded areas
Location: Four miles from Mold and 16 miles from Chester
Price: On the market for £695,000
Agents: Cavendish Residential, tel: 01352 751515, www.cavendishresidential.com
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