Lower Mountain Road, Hope, Wrexham
Who says you can’t have it all? Only minutes’ drive to the A55 and its motorway links to Chester, Wrexham and beyond, Bank House is convenient for commuters yet utterly tranquil in its countryside setting; surrounded by fields and with mountain views.
Turn off the main road and travel along a country lane, before arriving at the gated driveway to Bank House. Pull up along the driveway, where there is ample parking for up to ten cars, alongside an integral double garage with workshop.
Sense the serenity as you arrive at Bank House, a home lovingly restored and refurbished by its current owners. Quiet and peaceful, your nearest neighbours are a field away in either direction.
Breathe a sigh of relief, as you step into the vestibule and into sanctuary, where windows to all sides draw the daylight and views through.
This sense of lightness pervades, continuing on into the entrance hallway, where honey-toned hardwood flooring extends underfoot.
OWNER QUOTE: "This home just has a feeling, it’s hard to explain but it’s so homely and comfortable. Friends never want to leave!"
Built in the 1920s, sense the antiquity of this hundred-year-old home in the exposed beams which extend overhead in the kitchen, directly ahead.
The true heart of the home, this is the sociable hub that family and friends gravitate to. Tiled underfoot, solid oak units surround, providing plenty of storage space for all your culinary essentials and utensils.
Cook up a feast for family and friends on the traditional Aga, set within an inglenook and infusing the room with warmth and welcome. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and larder fridge. Sociably styled, enjoy casual snacks and conversation at the granite-topped breakfast bar as the host whips up dinner or rinses the plates in the deep Belfast sink. Light serenades the space through the large internal window which captures views of the garden beyond the conservatory. A handy, covered, side entrance to the kitchen leads out to the driveway; an ideal everyday entrance especially when returning home with the shopping.
OWNER QUOTE: "You never feel shut off in here, the kitchen is such a sociable, central space."
Sneak a peek through to the conservatory, warm and welcoming courtesy of underfloor heating, radiators and the surrounding windows, which frame views out over the garden. So warm, even in winter, settle down to dinner with the family in this spacious room. Furnished with comfortable seating and sofas, entertain throughout the year in here, with direct access out to the patio and garden via patio and sliding doors. Ideal for parties and socializing.
The same tiled flooring extends from the conservatory and kitchen through to the side passage way, off which the utility room and WC are housed. In the utility room, further oak units proffer storage for your cleaning essentials, with plumbing for washer dryer alongside an American-style freestanding larder fridge-freezer, coat storage, boiler and sink.
Relaxation awaits in the sitting room, nestled off the side hallway. Supremely cosy, hunker down in front of the blazing Scandinavian log-burning stove, set proudly within its grand, red-brick inglenook.
An entertaining haven, light fills the room from the large bay window to the front. Carpeted underfoot with beams above, views beckon out over towards Hope Mountain in the distance.
OWNER QUOTE: "We love the sitting room, it’s got a great atmosphere."
Returning to the kitchen, slip through a doorway into the light, bright and inviting study. Supremely snug in its styling, a painted brick fireplace houses an electric stove, set on a slate hearth, whilst wood flooring lies underfoot. Ideal for those working from home, watch for parcels arriving to the front as you work. Exposed beams add character and warmth.
For formal feasting and party time, the lavishly sized lounge-dining room located across the hallway is ideal for entertaining. Carpeted and inviting, warmth exudes from the Scandinavian log-burning stove, whilst light serenades the space from multiple windows around the room.
Gather the family for Christmas dinner around the table to the rear, and in the summer throw open the double doors to the patio area beyond. Linking to the conservatory, the flow of this home is sublime, making socialising and conviviality all part and parcel of the Bank House experience.
Returning to the entrance hallway, when slumber calls, take the carpeted stairs up to the first floor.
Nestled to the front of the home, the master bedroom commands vistas out over fields and trees, utterly private and serene. A wall of full height, built-in wardrobes provides a plethora of places to stash your clothes, meaning clutter is a thing of the past. Ample space for your double bed in here. Shimmering silver wallpaper adds a sense of elegance to this bedroom.
Also basking in views out over fields and farmland is bedroom four. Fitted with two double wardrobes and storage that extends up and over the bed, plush grey carpet coats the floor. There is also a built-in dressing table alongside a double bed.
Behind the fourth bedroom is a handy shower room, fitted with a gracefully curving shower, set upon a Mediterranean tiled plinth, and wash basin and WC set within an integrated vanity unit providing ample storage for your lotions and potions.
Privately set, soaking up glorious garden views to the rear of the house, next door to the shower room is bedroom two.
OWNER QUOTE: "Whichever way you look you are met with country views."
Carpeted, cosy and spacious, this peaceful bedroom also benefits from an array of built-in furniture.
Refresh, relax and unwind in the family bathroom, where a large, double-ended jacuzzi bath is on hand to soak away your cares. In similar style to the shower room, contemporary fitted storage accommodates the wash basin and WC, with further cabinets, a mirror and spotlighting above.
Completing the quartet of double bedrooms, bedroom three is also set serenely to the rear, overlooking the expansive garden. Decorated in the same chic fashion as the other bedrooms, a wall of white wardrobes is ideal for all your sartorial needs.
OWNER QUOTE: "I think this bedroom has the best views, it looks out over such a broad expanse of countryside."
Stretching back over roughly half an acre, the large, flat garden at Bank House is every child’s dream. Totally enclosed and not at all overlooked, privacy and security are assured.
To the side of the home a large patio is perfect for sunbathing, picnicking and barbecuing, connecting directly with the main entertaining spaces.
Seek rest and refuge in the idyllic summer house. Fitted with power and water, this is the ultimate garden retreat. Turn the music up…your neighbours won’t overhear.
The large lawn is surrounded by beds of established shrubs, for a manageable garden. Enjoy freshly laid eggs for your morning breakfast; in an enclosed area at the bottom of the garden discover a hen house with six feathered friends.
Also located at the bottom of the garden is a shed for the mower and tools, alongside a small attractive pond, a pleasant sight from the summer house, filled with planting and colourful lilies.
Pause in one of the many seating areas and revel in the peace and tranquility afforded by this spacious garden.
Attached to the substantial garage is an annex, in the latter stages of development. Double doors at the rear open out onto a patio. Fitted with electricity, power points and with its own water, once boarded and plastered internally, this additional space could provide independent accommodation for relatives, an artist studio or substantial work from home office.
Step outside and discover walks on the doorstep, along the winding country lanes and peaceful footpaths that lead off over the fields.
In nearby Kinnerton, discover a handful of pubs in which to quench your thirst, including The Royal Oak and The Swan.
Within the village of Hope, discover a handy Post Office and recently built and well-stocked Co-op in which you can pick up all your essentials.
Ideally placed for families, several highly rated schools are close by, most notably Castel Alun High School. In Hope, Kinnerton and the surrounding villages, there are a number of primary schools, all within a few minutes’ drive.
OWNER QUOTE: "It’s a great village in terms of schools, the catchment area is what draws a number of families to Hope."
Enjoy day trips to the cinema and shops at nearby Cheshire Oaks, only a 20-minute drive away. Supermarkets are easily accessible, with Tesco available at Broughton Park, and Sainsbury’s and Aldi available in Wrexham, only a short drive away.
For commuters, Bank House couldn’t be more perfectly placed, in the heart of rurality and yet only minutes from the A55 and its links to the M53.
Privacy, tranquility, space and flexible living all combine at Bank House, Hope. Book your viewing today.