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Video Tour Available... Williams estates are pleased to present Fron Vox, a
characterful detached house going back to at least 1786. A former farmhouse that
has recently been modernised and insulated, providing for spacious family
accommodation throughout, and benefiting from breathtaking views, beautiful
gardens, large barn, log cabin, garage, and ample parking.Viewing highly
recommended. EPC Rating D67. The guide price is for all of the above, and
including 1⁄3 acre of the nearby Woody field with the catchment of the house water
supply. Those wishing to buy the whole of the 7acre Woody field may offer to do so
as part of this purchase. No chain. EPC Rating D67
Fron Vox is situated on the western flank of Penycloddiau, within the Clwydian Range AONB and enjoys a range of stunning countryside views over the Vale. The house is between the villages of Bodfari and Llandyrnog, 3/4 of a mile up a surfaced lane. The courtyard is reached along a short drive, past the orchard, between the white main house and the long timber-framed barn. There is garden and orchard on every side, and the original farm’s fields around. These are used for hay or grazing. Through the back gate and after a few fields the hillside is open to explore. This is a quiet spot, with Denbigh in the middle distance, and the patchwork of fields and trees of the vale spread below. Beyond Denbigh, the moors rise up, and on the horizon, Snowdonia. To the north, the sea off Abergele can be glimpsed, and to the south the Berwyn hills.
The porch is open and has a side bench and oak front door; inside the lobby has exposed beams and ample coat hanging space.
A good size reception hall with exposed beams. A limestone fireplace behind which is a large void of an original inglenook. A door opens into the warm plant room. This used to be the stairs up to the spare room, but now contains the second stage heat pump and heat store. It has room to store and dry clothes. From the hall a corridor leads behind the central fireplace structure to the kitchen/ dining room.
This has a large inglenook fireplace and log stove with exposed oak beams. There is a fine oak lintel above the fireplace. Dual aspect double glazed windows to the front elevation and over the Vale.
With large windows overlooking the courtyard with a matching window to the rear to the orchard. As a result, light floods in to make it very comfortable space. The fireplace has a small economical oil stove that keeps this room warm in the winter.
A large, modern open space with a central peninsular to separate the kitchen area. The dining room has fine views through the French windows over the vale to Denbigh, the moors, and Snowdonia in the distance. The kitchen overlooks part of the garden and the orchard beyond. With a range of wall, drawer and base ash units with work-surfaces over. Further benefits include integrated oven, four ring electric hob, stainless steel sink, power points and part tiled walls.
Having a range of units, Belfast sink and void for freezer.
Having low flush W.C and wash basin
Long landing with storage cupboard and fitted warm airing cupboard, double glazed window and radiator.
15' 9'' x 13' 5'' (4.8m x 4.1m)
With inbuilt wardrobes and Ash front doors, double radiator and three double glazed windows with cottage bars, this is a large, light room. A narrow walk-in cupboard adjoins.
This used to be the hayloft and retains the original wide pine floorboards.With pitched roof with large walk in dormer feature ceiling, radiator and double glazed windows looking out to the orchard and Vale beyond.
The en-suite shower room has a large shower cubicle, low flush W.C, wash basin, radiator and window to the side elevation
12' 2'' x 10' 6'' (3.7m x 3.2m)
Handmade inbuilt wardrobes, radiator, attractive high ceiling with dormer feature window and further double glazed window looking out to Denbigh. This is currently used as a studio.
11' 6'' x 10' 6'' (3.5m x 3.2m)
With inbuilt wardrobes with Ash fronted door, radiator and double glazed window looking up the hill to the Woody field.
With corner shower enclosure, washbasin, W.C, tiling to half level, heated towel rail and small double glazed window.
With W.C, washbasin, deep double ended bath with mixer tap and shower head, seating bench, bidet, radiator, tiling to half level and double glazed window overlooking the courtyard.
Originally a cruck barn, this needed stabilising and strengthening, so major repairs and re-roofing were carried out in 1991. However, it retains the original external appearance with fine exposed timber framing. There are 3 sections, starting at the top with a garage (can manage a medium and a small car side-by-side) with an electric roller door. A large log store adjoins. The main barn has plenty of space for storage and workshop. It has Velux windows in the roof, electricity and water. The floor of the lower barn is some 1.5 metres below that of the main section, with a separate door, shelving, and at present contains the garden tools. Preliminary architect’s sketch plans are available for a possible extension and conversion of the barn into living accommodation.
14' 5'' x 7' 10'' (4.4m x 2.4m)
This is a Lugarde 4.5 x 2.5 metre log cabin with a verandah.It has double glazed, double doors, electricity, internet connection, water, and a bench. The veranda to the front has fine views towards Snowdonia.
Set in just under an acre, this is naturally separated into many different spaces with varied aspects, and spots for shelter, depending on the weather. The planting consists mainly of mature shrubs with spaces for additional colour. There is a mature orchard, large fenced vegetable patch with established soft fruit, composting and lawns with established flower and shrub beds. The water supply flows into a pond and then a small stream.
13' 9'' x 13' 9'' (4.2m x 4.2m)
A lean-to Gabriel Ash greenhouse stands at the back wall of the barn in a sunny sheltered spot and shelving and a small earth bed with a vine.
Above the courtyard are the remains of the farmworkers cottage. It is now a gravelled area and a gable end containing an old bread oven.
This is a 7.2 acre triangular field above the lane that runs above the property. It used to be scrub, but has been extensively planted with native trees, that have matured. It is home to plenty of wildlife including badgers, foxes, tawny owls, and woodcock. The water supply for the house comes from springs in the north western lower corner of the field. The 1/3 acre of the field that contains this catchment area will be sold with the main property. However the whole field is available for sale if that would be preferable.
The house has fibre optic broadband. The heating is by a high temperature ASHP that runs underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, and modern radiators to the first floor. A little extra heat is supplied by the small oil stove in the study and wood burner in the sitting room. The house is fully insulated and feels warm in winter. The water is collected in a fenced-off catchment area and piped to a covered well below the field where more water from the rock is collected. This is piped to a reservoir next to the house. A modern fine filtration system and UV light sterilisation has been installed. This supply has always been very reliable, and it tastes good. A recent sample tested for bacteria and chemical analysis was entirely satisfactory. The Solar PV panels ‘Feed-in-Tariff’, and the ASHP ‘Renewable heat Initiative’ together have annual subsidies that offset heating bills significantly.
Included in the sale of this property are: All curtains and blinds Kitchen and utility room ‘white goods’ 2 Sofas and for the garden: John Deere X135R petrol twin cylinder lawn tractor Mucktruck a 1/4ton pedestrian petrol dumpertruck Eliet junior petrol shredder Electric lawn scarifier Ladder 5’ X 3’ metal road trailer
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