8656819 | Upper Downing Road, Holywell | £499,950

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Williams Estates are delighted to offer a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful grade II listed former rectory, enjoying panoramic views over open countryside and set in its own beautifully landscaped private grounds of approximately 1 acre. Affording elegant four bedroom accommodation with three large reception rooms, a modern kitchen/breakfast room, large utility room with adjoining pantry, cloakroom/wc, and a modern bathroom and shower room. Sympathetically improved in recent years whilst retaining a wealth original features normally associated with properties of this era, to include an impressive reception hall with original tiled floor, high coved ceilings, sash windows with shutters, feature fireplaces and panelled interior doors. Other features include an oil fired central heating system (this needs replacing as no longer working), basement and rear courtyard with two detached stone outbuildings/garaging providing scope for conversion, subject to necessary consents. The property is located in the desirable semi-rural village of Whitford, offering scenic walks close to the property. Holywell is nearby offering a range of shops, supermarket and leisure facilities and in addition Mold is approximately 13 miles away which offers a further range of High street shops, the popular and well stocked twice weekly High Street market. Whitford is ideal for commuters, being a quiet village location yet situated a mere 2 miles from the A55 expressway. <br />

  • Beautiful retained character features
  • Set in approximately 1 acre
  • Ample parking for multiple vehicles
  • Outbuildings providing scope for conversion
  • Large lawned gardens with established trees
  • Modern fitted kitchen and spacious utility room
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Modern bathroom with heritage style suite
  • Large study with fitted attractive shelving
  • Grade II Listed


An attractive covered front entrance with lighting and wood panelled front door opens into:

Entrance Vestibule

Having original period Minton tiled floor, feature coved ceiling, security alarm panel and glazed panelled inner door into:

Reception Hall

16' 6'' x 12' 9'' (5.03m x 3.88m)

A beautiful reception hall with a feature turned staircase rising to the first floor with mahogany hand rail and painted spindles. Original period Minton decorative tiled flooring, radiator with screen, telephone point and original white painted panelled interior doors leading to all rooms

Drawing Room

20' 10'' x 15' 11'' (6.35m x 4.85m)

Being a spacious and well lit room with a wide walk in bay window to the side elevation with sliding sash windows and shutters enjoying pleasant views over the garden and towards the surrounding countryside. Feature high moulded coved ceiling, working coal fireplace with slate hearth and open grate, exposed timber floor boards, radiator, television point, telephone points and shelved recess


16' 11'' x 11' 9'' (5.15m x 3.58m)

A charming room fitted with attractive and tasteful book cases and matching fitted cupboards, window to the side elevation with shutters and a pleasant aspect over the garden, working log burner, exposed timber floor boards, period moulded coved ceiling, television point, telephone points and double panelled radiator

Dining Room

17' 0'' x 13' 11'' (5.18m x 4.24m)

Having windows to the front and side, feature working fireplace with slate hearth and open grate, moulded coved ceiling, tiled floor and radiator

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

17' 0'' x 13' 11'' (5.18m x 4.24m)

A well presented and spacious kitchen ideal fitted with a modern range of light cream fronted base and wall units with matt finish granite work tops, inset sink with mixer tap over, tall pull-out larder cupboard, plumbing for dishwasher, integrated microwave, part tiled walls, radiator and window to the rear elevation with sash windows overlooking the courtyard. Inner door leading to:

Utility Room

13' 5'' x 10' 7'' (4.09m x 3.22m)

A spacious and convenient room with a range of wood fronted base and wall units with white enamel double bowl sink and mixer tap, space for dishwasher, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for LPG range style oven, space for tall standing fridge/freezer, tiled flooring, extractor fan, radiator, window to the rear elevation, door opens into:


13' 6'' x 7' 5'' (4.11m x 2.26m)

Being of generous proportions and having original slate shelving, tiled flooring and window

Rear Hallway

Having original quarry tiled floor, door opening out onto the courtyard area, coat hooks, under stairs storage cupboard, radiator, cupboard housing electric meters


Fitted with a two piece suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash basin, quarry tiled floor, radiator, obscured window

First Floor Landing

22' 4'' x 8' 0'' (6.80m x 2.44m)

Being bright and spacious with window to the front overlooking the front garden, loft access, built-in double cupboard, radiator, painted panelled doors off to further first floor accommodation

Master Bedroom

20' 11'' x 16' 5'' (6.37m x 5.00m)

An extremely well proportioned room with feature bay window to the side elevation enjoying breathtaking views over the grounds and open countryside, currently unused white period painted fire surround with open grate, exposed timber floor boards, coved ceiling, radiator

Bedroom Two

17' 3'' x 11' 10'' (5.25m x 3.60m)

Having window to the side elevation enjoying views, currently unused white painted fireplace surround with open grate, coved ceiling, radiator

Bedroom Three

17' 6'' x 13' 11'' (5.33m x 4.24m)

With window overlooking the rear elevation and views, currently unused white painted fireplace surround with open grate and hearth, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder tank with slatted shelving, pedestal wash basin, radiator

Bedroom Four

17' 7'' x 14' 5'' (5.36m x 4.39m)

Having windows to the front and side elevations allowing for plenty of natural daylight, currently unused white painted fire surround with open grate, exposed timber floor boards, radiator


12' 5'' x 4' 10'' (3.78m x 1.47m)

Well proportioned and fitted with a modern white heritage style suite with freestanding bath having feature exposed feet and antique style mixer shower attachment over, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, WC, tiling to half height, tiled flooring, ladder style towel radiator and window to the front elevation

Shower Room

7' 10'' x 6' 4'' (2.39m x 1.93m)

Having modern four piece suite comprising large corner shower enclosure with marble effect panelling, over head and multi-jet shower unit and glazed shower screen, wash basin with hot and cold mixer tap, WC, bidet, tiling to half height, tiled flooring, ladder style towel radiator, extractor fan, window


The front of the property is approached via a stone columned entrance with feature iron gate leading to sweeping driveway laid with gravel which then leads to the front of the property providing parking for multiple vehicles.

There are lawned gardens to each side of the drive bounded by attractive stone walling. The garden is well stocked with mature established trees and shrubbery.

To the side of the property is an extensive side garden which dips allowing for complete privacy and is mostly lawned with gravelled pathways, pond and kitchen garden with aluminium framed greenhouse. The garden is framed with mature hedging, bushes and trees and there is a patio area to the rear.

Countyard & Outbuildings

To the rear is an enclosed cobbled courtyard with access onto the lane adjacent.

The courtyard provides additional vehicular parking and access to further stone outbuildings comprising stone stable with loft area over and detached garage with adjoining store buildings, workshop and coal store to each side.

The buildings offer scope for conversions subject to the necessary planning permissions being obtained.


A generous basement which is accessed from the rear of the property and split into two sections also housing the oil fired central heating boiler


From Mold proceed through the villages of Sychdyn and Northop and thereafter join the A55 in the direction of Conway. Follow this road for some seven miles, taking the exit signposted Caerwys and Prestatyn. Upon reaching the main roundabout proceed over the A55 and continue straight across the next roundabout following the signs for Prestatyn. Proceed for approximately 2/3 mile and upon reaching the further roundabout take the second exit and after some 75 yards turn right signposted Whitford. Follow the country lane into the village centre, and proceed across the crossroads onto Upper Downing Road whereupon the property will be found on the right hand side.

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