, Station Road, Rossett
Are you searching for the dream family home, brimming with spacious rooms and riverside balcony views in a rural village setting?
The search is over. Y Celyn, in the historic village of Rossett, offers an array of versatile family spaces for socialising, dining, playing and resting.
A fresh-feeling family home, sympathetically renovated and remodeled in a homely, practical and chic style; pull through the gated entrance (fitted with electrics should you wish to install automatic opening functions) and onto the block paved driveway where there is parking for several cars, alongside a large garage.
Evocative of Y Celyn’s English translation ‘the holly’, a holly tree grows in the front garden, the motif displayed on the letterbox within the front wall and also on an original tile, carefully restored on the home’s exterior.
A warm welcome
OWNER QUOTE: "We’ve replaced doors, floors, the staircase and even reconfigured rooms; it’s a totally ‘new’ home."
Make your way through, via the contemporary front door, into the light, airy and spacious, open-plan entrance hall, where views down to the river immediately entreat you through French doors leading out to the garden from the dining room ahead.
Light tones adorn the walls, with warming Karndean herringbone pattern flooring underfoot. Modern spotlighting creates an uncluttered, illuminated feeling of arrival. Sense the restful embrace of this comfortable, spacious home; the entrance hall sets the precedent for what is to come.
Stash your shoes in the handy cupboard on the right, with slanted shelves to facilitate a clutter-free entrance. Beyond the cloakroom, with WC and wash basin, also to the right, there is further cupboard space for coats, hats, umbrellas, accessories and cleaning essentials.
Light filled living
Sneak a peek through the stylish graduated glass panelled door to the left. Muted oyster, plush carpet extends underfoot in the living room for a cosy, inviting feel.
Views of the River Alyn serenade you temptingly through the French doors, which once more connect the home with the garden and outdoors. Spend your evenings stretched out on one of the sofas, before the warming glow of the gas log-burner-effect stove, set within a stunning Italian stone surround atop a sleek granite hearth. The ideal entertaining room for guests, there is space for everyone here. Above, a feature light cascades glow down from within its ornate ceiling rose.
In summertime, throw open the double doors and slip outside for soirees on the patio, where a stone compass design reminds you of the garden’s sunny south facing aspect.
Feast your eyes
Returning to the open-plan entrance hall take a closer look at the river views, flowing through to the dining room, where a trio of copper pendant lights, suspended above a ten-seater dining table, creates the perfect ambience for wining and dining family and friends. French doors open out to the patio beyond, ripe for sunny barbecues beside the river, running along the bottom of the garden.
Graduated glass panelled double doors open from the entrance hall through to the kitchen-family room on the right, delivering light through.
Creamy-white, glossy Wren kitchen cabinets provide a plethora of storage space for all your pots, pans, plates and culinary essentials. Countering the crisp tones, warm, herringbone flooring floods through from the living room providing a balanced contrast in tones. Integrated Neff appliances include a dishwasher, oven, gas hob, microwave with plate warmer beneath and tall fridge-freezer in addition to a deep Belfast sink. Sleek granite worktops extend onto the breakfast bar, where further storage is readily available.
Well illuminated by spotlighting above and plinth lighting below, natural light also flows in through French doors, opening out to the patio area beyond and through Velux windows above the seating area to the side, furnished in a large corner sofa.
OWNER QUOTE: "It is our relaxing space, where we spend a lot of our time; relaxing with a drink, cooking dinner or reading a good book."
Double doors connect with the outdoors, furnishing the home with a free-flowing connection between outdoors and in. Beyond the French doors, step out beneath a covered canopy, where the balcony above provides shelter and shade.
Flowing on from the kitchen, a large utility room is plumbed for a washing machine and opens out through French doors to a side courtyard, from where you can easily access the garage.
Currently used for storing bikes and tools, the large garage, almost a double in size, forms part of a modern extension to the front. Fully insulated with a tiled roof, there is scope to create additional living space here should you require.
Another room with versatility and potential is the capacious study, tucked privately away beyond the utility room. Formerly the original garage, it has served a variety of purposes including games room, play room and media room.
Coated in tasteful herringbone Karndean flooring with a duet of enormous floor to ceiling windows, this room currently serves as an office, equipped with fibre broadband. Nestled on the ground floor, why not consider creating an accessible bedroom for a dependent relative?
Flexible living is at the heart of this home…return to the entrance hall and take the strikingly beautiful staircase up to the carpeted landing to discover the five sumptuous bedrooms that await.
Peep through the door on the right, where duck egg blue and creamy tones intermingle in the tasteful décor. A spacious, airy and inviting room, this is the third bedroom, coated in plush oyster-coloured carpet.
Light pours in through the large window, which doubles as a door, opening onto the balcony. Step outside for your morning coffee, with views of the river flowing by.
OWNER QUOTE: "This bedroom is a lovely calming environment with views of the river."
Turning right out of this room, discover the fifth bedroom, currently serving as a dressing room, with fitted mirrored wardrobes and a corner dressing table. With so many versatile rooms, what better way to minimize clutter and maximise space?
Flow back along the landing, turning left into the fourth double bedroom, delightfully dressed in classic mauve-toned Laura Ashley wallpaper. Draw back the curtains and step outside onto the balcony to admire views over the garden and river. A soothing and serene bedroom.
Directly on the left, seek sanctuary in the master bedroom, a capaciously sized room with a range of fitted wardrobes providing plenty of storage for all your clothes. Light, airy and spacious, once more, the window-door to the balcony draws in stunning views over the river and countryside.
Luxurious refreshment awaits in the spa-style ensuite. Soak away your cares in the elongated bath or spritz away the sleep in the separate, double walk-in shower with rainfall head. Step out onto stylish floor tiles, warmed by underfloor heating and pluck a towel from the heated rail. An auto sensor above the door gives a soft night light. In addition, the LED touch sensor mirror with charging point, provides subtle but effective lighting. There is also a WC, wash basin with waterfall tap and storage cupboards.
Returning to the landing, passing the airing cupboard follow the hallway, arriving at the family bathroom, also furnished with a large double shower with drench shower head, large wash basin with waterfall tap and WC. Underfloor heating keeps the stylish tiling underfoot toasty warm. The large bath also features a shower head in the corner.
Tucked discreetly away from the other bedrooms, discover the guest bedroom, part of the extension and built over the former garage. This light and airy bedroom also features an ensuite with underfloor heating, double rainfall shower, wash basin with waterfall tap and WC.
Down by the river
Soak up the riverside living in the sunny garden at Y Celyn. Beyond the patio running along the rear of the home, decking extends, providing the perfect area to relax by the river.
OWNER QUOTE: "The garden is so peaceful, you can just go and sit with your legs dangling by the river or spread out a blanket and have your own riverside picnic."
A large summer house is ripe with potential, as a garden bar, reading room or even home office area. Gated to either side, walk the full way around Y Celyn, your own personal slice of paradise.
Gently sloping down from the house, the river is on a lower level than the garden, with fields opposite serving as flood plains, providing reassurance that your views at Y Celyn will remain unspoiled, and your home safe from the river’s path.
Out and about
Step outside and discover the delights of living in the charming, community-centred village of Rossett.
With a wide range of amenities within the village, including beauty salons, churches beautiful river, hairdressers, a dentist and doctor, and a local Co-op, everything you need on a day to day basis is within easy reach.
Meet the locals in one of the two village pubs, only a walk away – The Alyn, nestled on the banks of the river and The Golden Lion, or dine at family-run bistro The Hideout, serving up a range of delicious meals throughout the day in its rustic setting.
Enjoy strolls along the river, or visit the wildlife oasis of Marford Quarry, home to many bird species. Families are perfectly place with a local play park within easy walking distance, and many great schools nearby including St Peter’s School and Darland High School within the village. In nearby Chester, the independent King’s and Queen’s schools are also easily accessible.
Set centrally, Rossett is supremely convenient for accessing many locations, around six miles from Chester and roughly five miles from Wrexham. Drive to Liverpool in 40 minutes, or Colwyn Bay in just under; superb for shopping trips and days out at the beach; you’re only ever around a ten-minute drive from a key road to deliver you to your destination. There is also an excellent bus service running into Chester from the end of the road.
Embrace riverside life in the idyllic village of Rossett, in a fresh-feel, spacious family home at Y Celyn.