Cox Lane, , Rossett
Encapsulated in countryside, Barnside, on the fringe of the village of Rossett, is a private paradise for all those who seek peace and solitude.
Discovered along the quiet Cox Lane, Barnside is hidden away, set back off the road, beyond a grand sweeping driveway at the culmination of which a double garage offers plentiful parking.
A hundred years of history rest within the thick stone walls of Barnside, converted into a cosy and welcoming home roughly 30 years ago. Immediately upon arrival, the tranquil views that epitomize this home, surround you.
Ornately styled stained-glass windows decorate the front entrance, cascading colourful light through into the entrance hall. Step onto terracotta tiling and admire the vaulted ceiling, evocative exposed red brickwork and beams. Light shines through, to welcome you home, from the Velux in the sloping ceiling. Stash your coats and boots in the handy cupboard.
OWNER QUOTE: "I love the beams, the views and the peace."
Take the richly-toned pitch pine staircase up to the first floor, where upper-level living quarters reap the benefits of the beautiful views.
Slip through the doorway to the left, into the living room, where stunning sunset views over the Marford hills greet you through the window.
Uniquely original in its design, the exposed redbrick fireplace strikes a distinct pose, your eyeline drawn toward it through the exposed A frame of the timber beams. Amber-toned pine flooring completes the scene of rustic cheer.
Snuggle up on the sofa with your loved ones in front of a roaring open fire in the winter months. What could be cosier?
Double doors from the living room draw you through into the dining room, where the wood flooring and exposed beams continue their motif of countryside rusticity and garden views greet you through the window. A lower ceiling than in the living room helps create the mood for intimate dinner parties. Consider the potential of opening this room up into the kitchen beyond to create a contemporary free-flowing family-dining-kitchen.
Returning to the landing through a separate set of double doors, freshen up in the WC, nestled across the way and fitted with washbasin and linen cupboard too.
At the end of the landing, and backing onto the dining room is the kitchen, with a light and bright breakfasting area to one side, looking out over the garden and towards the hills. Ornately carved cupboard units and drawers provide a heritage feel and afford an abundance of storage space for all your kitchen essentials. Integrated appliances include a double oven, dishwasher, fridge and electric hob.
Continue through, into the morning room, a peaceful and relaxing snug filled with light. Perfect as a peaceful reading room, the morning room is embellished by the familiar features of exposed red brick and wooden beams. A set of stairs leads down from here to a handy rear door and a second cloakroom with WC and wash basin; ideal for garden parties, barbecues and outdoor entertaining. Your guests needn’t trail through the house.
Returning to the landing, take the main staircase down to the ground floor, where four large and similarly proportioned bedrooms await.
Seek rest and retreat in the master bedroom, tucked away to the right, where a ladder of wooden beams coats the ceiling. Cosily carpeted in oatmeal underfoot, fitted opaque glass wardrobes afford you ample storage space for your clothes. Light and bright, slip through to freshen up in the ensuite, containing a shower, wash basin and WC.
Decorated in rosy pink and currently accommodating two single beds, bedroom number four, a guest double, is located next door.
Across the way, there is a family bathroom, furnished with a wood-panelled bath with shower head attachment, WC and wash basin. Grecian-feel blue and white tiling coats the walls.
Next to the fourth bedroom is bedroom three, another comfortable, carpeted and cosy double. Beams adorn all the bedrooms, designed by the architect to accommodate them.
Towards the front entrance, bedroom two is currently utilised as a spacious office, with sconce lighting to the wall and an aspect out over the front allowing you to watch the comings and goings of any visitors whilst working from home.
Outside, the lush green garden stretches out, acting as an extension of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy barbecues on the sunny patio with friends in the summertime. In the autumn, gather in the harvest from the small orchard of apple trees or pluck raspberries directly to eat fresh from the bush.
OWNER QUOTE: "It’s lovely and sunny around the back, with views of the countryside."
The detached double garage is ripe with potential for conversion into an annex, subject to acquiring the relevant permissions.
Out and about
Wander through the countryside into Marford, calling in at the Trevor Arms on Marford Hill for a spot of lunch. Or visit the Red Lion in Marford – only ten minute walk away.
With so much surrounding countryside, discover all the local walks. Head into the village of Rossett, where there is a handy Co-op, an artisan chocolatier and a pharmacy. Dine overlooking the river at the Alyn Riverside Country Pub.
In the opposite direction, discover the village of Gresford, which features a number of shops and takeaways including a fish and chip shop.
Families can choose from a number of primary schools in Rossett and the other local villages. The independent King’s School in Chester is only a car journey away.
Just down the lane from Barnside, are farmers’ fields where horses are kept; ideal for budding riders and equine enthusiasts, listen out for the clip clop of hooves along the lane.
Wrexham railway station is close by for commuters who need accessibility to the city yet relish the perks of rural life.
OWNER QUOTE: "I love the sunset of an evening. It just glows."
If you are seeking the calm of the countryside, the peace and privacy of an enclosed and tranquil plot, with plenty of space to work from home, Barnside is the ultimate, quirky, family home, rich in heritage and ready for its new owners to develop its potential even further.