Step back in time and live the high life at one of the most impressive Elizabethan estates in north Wales
Purchasing Bodidris Hall could be like owning your very own National Trust property, but without so many visitors. Nestling in sweeping gardens and grounds of seven acres, this beautifully renovated, Grade II Listed Elizabethan manor house swells with an abundance of period features, both inside and out. And it has quite a history. Built by the Lloyds of Bodidris, an important gentry family who rose to prominence under the Tudors, the house was used as accommodation for the Earl of Leicester in the mid 1500s as a hunting lodge. His heraldic badge, the bear and the ragged staff, appears to this day on the south gable end of the house.
During the 19th Century, ownership of Bodidris passed to the Williams family, of Bodelwyddan Castle. Reminders of this historic ancestory remain in the very fabric of the building, be it its part-timbered sections, stone mullioned windows, oak doors, stone floors, wide open fireplaces and heavy oak beams.
In total there are six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a jawdropping Clive Christenson kitchen with LaCanche range, marble worktops, a substantial island, large dining area and former inglenook. There’s an equally majestic drawing room, with panelled walls and views over the valley. And outside, the landscaped grounds consist of a walled garden, small lake with island and extensive lawns. The gravel driveway, through substantial wooden entrance gates, leads to a turning area in front of the house, and to the side is an attractive timber outbuilding with garaging, workshop and storage. And yet, while it feels rural and remote, Bodidris Hall, situated equidistant between Wrexham and Ruthin, is only a half-hour drive from the bustling city of Chester.
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