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Extremely handsome Welsh estate

Gelli Gynan Estate is a very private estate in North Wales just a mile from the charming village of Llanarmon-yn-lal. The principal house is an imposing Grade II listed property which has been sympathetically restored, and has a careful balance of formal rooms for entertaining and the more relaxed living spaces. The updates have thoroughly brought the house into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art electronic and IT system, dust-free environment, and lambswool insulation.

The original section of the current house was constructed in the early 19th century and subsequent additions have added charming modern conveniences. Interiors have been wonderfully preserved and restored, and the principal reception rooms feature high ceilings, period fireplaces and very fine views of the gardens.

The staircase has an elegant Georgian banister which proceeds to a half landing and on to the main landing beyond with an overall skywell from which there is access to the principal bedroom and the second floor: on the first floor are six bedrooms, all with fireplaces, including the palatial master bedroom suite.The second floor has two further bedrooms and an en suite bathroom.

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Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, large family room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, seven further bedrooms, four further bath/shower rooms, and extensive cellars.

Outside the cottage has two bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room and a sitting room. The leisure complex includes an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and gym.

The gardens include an orangery with peach trees, and the grounds are a point of pride for the house. The woodland has been specifically developed over centuries for shooting and a charming stone bridge sits over a tributary of the River Alyn which flows in the grounds. The estate yard houses an American barn, stables and workshop, as well as the new biomass plant.

The Gelli Gynan Shoot is first class and was let out to a syndicate until around two years ago. The land comes to 82 acres but there are sporting rights over 776 acres.

Gelli Gynan Hall is located within some of the most picturesque and impressive scenery in the UK and near Llanarmon-yn-lal. Chester is just 21 miles and Mold 7.5 miles.

The guide price is £3m. For further information please contact Savills on 01952 239 500 or visit

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