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Category for Swap
Outbuildings: 1 Double Garage
9.712 hectares
24 acres
Living Areas: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1

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Owner Skippy
Title 4 Bed Cottage, + Options: Land, Lake, Woodland, Borehole
Address Garden Cottage, The Downing, Downing Road, Whitford, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 9EQ
Location Flintshire, North Wales, UK
Price £425,000
4 bed cottage with 3 acres of land + Options: 11 plots at additional cost - Land, Woodland plots, Lake, Downing Dell, Brownfield Site (previously developed). Ruins of Downing Hall, Water Borehole.

Georgian cottage: Garden Cottage is set in a beautiful setting. Built 1766, 4 double bedrooms, timber beam ceilings. Kitchen Diner, in the dining area is a good size log and coal burning stove that runs the central heating & heats the hot water.

In the kitchen area are generous worktops and cupboards with built in double freezer and built in double fridge, built in electric oven and ceramic hob, plumbing for washing machine and dish washer, there is plenty of space in the kitchen for a good size kitchen table and chairs. Bathroom has a toilet, wash basin and bath incorporating a shower, there is a linen cupboard housing an immersion heater and a cylinder with insulated jacket.

Outside Garden Cottage to the front is a good size parking area and small lawn, Double garage with electric and cold water tap, floored loft space above. At the rear of the cottage overlooking grassland area and woodland is a charming Professionally landscaped garden laid out with two graveled terraces providing an attractive sitting area ideal for a barbecue. The lower terrace is reached by a flight of natural stone splayed steps or by a path from the side of the cottage. Planted flower beds suitable for growing vegetables and herbs.

Multi fuel central heating, mains water, electricity, connection for telephone and broadband, septic tank drainage. The property is Freehold.

The small scenic lake: Approximately 125 metres x 20 metres. Stocked with brown trout, and has a stream running into it and through to the exit under the stone bridge where it enters a fish trap construction and out over a waterfall. The lake has grassland to the its western side, with a backdrop wooded bank to its eastern side dominated by giant redwoods and other mature trees. The lake can be approached by vehicles over a hard-cored road which passes over a bridge at the exit end of the lake. There is potential to increase the size of the lake.

Downing Dell: with the ancient Downing Wishing Well, the rising spring water from the well over flows into a small race and runs into an ancient bathing pool or plunge pool. From there the water is channeled into a stream near the point where the stream exits a stone tunnel approximately 75 yards in length. The area by the well is crossed by ley lines and has the feeling of being a special place.

The Parkland: Used for sheep grazing, hay, and silage,it is also suitable for horses and cattle. It has road frontage, is very well drained and has mains water available. Two mature walnut trees; which bear a good crop of nuts. There is a fine view of the Dee Estuary and Iris Sea from one area of the parkland. As a whole approximately 16.25 acres divided into 4 separate plots of land.

The Water Borehole: A valuable established spring water source from a 51 meter borehole into carboniferous sandstone, volcanic in origin. The good wholesome water has excellent test results and provenance, housed in an insulated timber cabin within a security fenced compound. The water is a finite natural resource growing more scarce through climate change and ever increasing huge demands upon water. It can be used for drinking water, domestic use and to harvest underground heat. From the borehole we are allowed to abstract 20,000 litres of water a day without an abstraction licence, with a licence I was allowed to abstract 43.8 million litres per year, although the borehole is capable of a higher yield. Established spring water source with mineral water potential, in a commercially viable quantity.

Ruin remains of Downing Hall: A brownfield site - previously developed land. Built in 1627, was the home of the famous welsh historian Thomas Pennant. It was badly damaged by fir in 1922 and dynamited in 1953. In spite of this there are still surviving remains above ground. Underneath are extensive cellars from early times showing the Georgian architecture in the form of vaulted ceilings and some later Victorian extensions. There are still some cellars to be explored.

OPTIONS: The cottage and each of the 12 plots can be sold altogether or separately.

PRICES: Cottage £475,000 with 3 acres of Land.
Plots of woodland from £25,000.
Small Lake and grass area £95,000.
Parkland/Grazing land from £80,000 per plot.
Downing Hall Ruin £375,000.
The Borehole £375,000.

EPC Rating - F

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Contact: wraggbusiness
Contact Telephone Nos: 07443651157
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