*Llanarmon Yn Ial 1.0m | Mold 7m | Wrexham 11m | Chester 21m |Liverpool 30m | Shrewsbury 40m | Manchester 56m*
Gweryd Lakes is set in a stunning rural location within the heart of the Clwydian Mountains “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” in North Wales between Llangollen and Ruthin. The property enjoys spectacular panoramic rural views from its elevated south-facing location beyond Llanarmon yn Ial. Offa’s Dyke borders the estate & Snowdonia National Park is within easy reach.
The charming village of Llanarmon-Yn-Ial (1.0m) has good local amenities including a village shop / off licence / newsagent / post office & public house. The historic market towns of Ruthin and Mold offer a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities & are 7miles distant. There is local primary schooling at Llanarmon-Yn-Ial, and secondary state schooling at nearby Mold and Ruthin. There is also well respected private schooling at Ruthin School, King’s and Queen’s in Chester, Moreton Hall in Oswestry and Shrewsbury School.
. The A55 Expressway is only approximately 13 miles away, enabling commuting via its transport links to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester and the North Wales Coast .
Gweryd Lakes is a superbly situated rural estate with an impressive family country house surrounded by its own land. It presently offers multi-faceted income streams via the business’s running as a “going concern” on site. The scope and appeal of the estate are vast whether this be through the continuation of the vendors mature & thriving business’s or through a future purchasers alternative interests (subject to any relevant planning permissions).
The vendor reports that accounts information can be provided to seriously interested parties post viewing if required.
The estate’s website provides a range of additional information and further extensive photos: www.gwerydlakes.co.uk
For purchasers not wishing to utilise the business opportunities, Gweryd would make a beautiful and secluded private sporting estate.
The estate is accessed via a sweeping driveway providing access to the many individual facilities & their associated parking areas.
Gweryd Lodge, with parking sweeps to front and rear, was the former gamekeeper’s cottage to the Gelli Gynnan Hall Estate & originally dates back, in part, to 1754, without being listed. Now extended, the accommodation boasts many period features including exposed ceiling timbers, sash windows & large open fireplaces. The house overlooks the lakes and grassland of its estate as well as towards the mountains of Llandegla and Llangollen. In brief the accommodation comprises:
Reception Hall with doors off to the spacious Farmhouse Kitchen with a twin oven oil fired Aga, dual aspect sash windows, range of free standing units plus a central island unit, French doors to front car park; there is a useful Utility & Boot Room off the kitchen with back door access to a log store.
The Drawing Room has triple aspect sash windows and French windows facing East, South and West from which to enjoy the tremendous views and a large open fireplace.
The Dining Room in the original part of the house is currently used as a Study fitted with a cosy multi fuel burner with a cloak room & WC/ laundry room leading off from it.
Stairs from the Reception Hall lead to the first floor Landing with loft access and useful storage cupboards. The spacious Master Bedroom with three sash windows to a dual aspect provides a further opportunity to enjoy the views & has an en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. There are a further 3 large double bedrooms and a Family Bathroom.
*Gweryd Lodge Annex* is set up as a completely independent property, interconnecting but having at ground floor its own Entrance Porch & Door into an open plan Kitchen Dining Room & door through to a Snug with a multi-fuel burner. At first floor level there is a double bedroom, a shower room & a landing that could be used as a further bedroom or study.
Landscaped mature Gardens surround the house with lawned areas & well stocked shrub and flower borders and rockeries. A spring fed pond lies at the bottom of the garden.
*Holiday Lets / Cottages*
The holiday accommodation at Gweryd Lakes ranges from luxury self-catering cottages, spaciously and individually located mobile homes, a traditional campsite for tents, campervans, seasonal pitch caravans and budget bivvy hut bunkrooms. The cottages all have their own parking areas & are currently run as self-catering holiday Lets:
*Old Stables 1 & 2*: 2 x 2 Bed luxury self-catering, eco-friendly, Holiday cottages, converted in 2012, yet contain traditional beam and stone work features, arched vaulted ceilings & terraced areas to enjoy the spectacular views & tranquillity. Each cottage sleeps 4.
*The Twiggery* – located on the ground floor of the barn with 3 double or twin beds, open plan kitchen / dining / lounge room, 2 shower rooms, washing room & external terrace area. Available as self-catering or B & B accommodation for larger groups.
There are 3 static caravans, 2 beside Llyn Ewan and 1 beside Llyn Gweryd . The static caravans are available from March to October and provide accommodation for up to six in each. Each mobile home has its own seating, barbeque decking & parking areas.
Gweryd Lakes offers a traditional campsite with 30 pitches – 5 with 5 amp hook up capable of running lights and fridges. The pitches are divided between two areas beside Llyn Gweryd and Llyn Ewan. All the pitches are well spaced and have beautiful views. There is space for up to 5 motor homes.
There are both standard and solar heated showers, toilets, wash up and laundry facilities. Fresh water points are located around the site.
*Value Accommodation* is offered via:
Bivvy Huts - Two huts sited beside Llyn Gweryd providing simple bunkhouse accommodation in a basic wooden building, warm and dry with two single beds, table, chairs and electric light in each. A toilet block is close by. These wooden huts have planning permission to be converted into stone buildings.
*The Fisheries & Lakes*
Gweryd Lakes is a well known and established fishery of more than 20yrs. It provides great Carp and specimen coarse fishing in an exceptionally beautiful location. It has a wide and extensive catchment population area covering North Wales, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire with repeat day and 24 hour loyal customers . It now also offers trout fishing to both fly and bait anglers. There are two coarse lakes and two trout pools set within the estate all if which benefit from constant water flow keeping them naturally aerated and flushed. Each lake has a controllable outflow valve system so that the levels maybe dropped to allow management and maintenance work.
*Llyn Gweryd* (5.2 Ha/12 ½ Acres) is an idyllically set natural spring fed lake with a good reputation. It is a gem of a specimen lake for both day and 24 hour fishing, holding extensive high quality naturally replenishing fish stocks of carp (ghost, common and mirror averaging 13lb) to 26lbs tench and bream to 10lbs, perch to 5llbs, roach and creucians to 3llbs and silver fish. It is easily accessible with 3 car parks, 40 well-spaced pegs (including pegs for disabled anglers) and toilets.
*Llyn Ewan* (0.75 Ha/1 ¾ acres15 pegs) is a stream fed, well stocked lake. Often fished by the visitors in the static caravans, it provides great pleasure fishing and is easily accessible. It is suitable for both day and 24 hour fishing and has similar species to Llyn Gweryd though smaller.
*Llyn Louis* is a bait and fly pool kept stocked with rainbow trout ranging in weight from 1-2lbs. This pool is fun for all the family. It also has easily accessible disabled pegs. Both this and Annie’s pool have been used successfully for fish rearing in the past
*Annie’s Pool* is a deep pool presently offered as fly only stocked with rainbow trout ranging in weight from 1 to 5lbs.
*Equestrian facilities / Stable Yard*
The equestrian facilities are primarily based very conveniently within & around a large agricultural steel portal framed outbuilding, facilities include:
• 10 Stables (5 either side of a central concrete passageway)
• Tack & Feed Rooms
• 38m x 18m Indoor School
• Mezzanine gallery / store area/hay loft looking onto indoor school.
• Spacious Lorry & Car Park
• DIY Livery facilities
• Grass post and rail fenced turnout paddocks
• Superb and safe outriding around the estate and beyond via bridleways & country lanes
Other general purpose facilities set up for use by any and all users are:
• Gents, Ladies & Disabled Toilets and showers.
• Café with a commercial kitchen
• Fishing & Camping Shop
• Livestock Penning
• Lean to vehicle storage with pit & secure rear workshop CCTV fitted in workshop & tackle shop
*Land* (refer to Land plan)
The estate comprises in all about 73 acres. The land constitutes approximately 35acres of grassland, with numerous post and rail fenced turnout paddocks. There is approximately 15 acres of Lakes made up from the 4 Lakes on site & approximately 12.4acres (5.02 Ha) of Woodland containing deciduous and coniferous trees which range from newly planted to established mature timber. The remaining acreage includes the gardens and peripheral areas. (Further woodland available by sep. neg.)
It should be noted that all sporting and shooting rights are in hand and have been exercised in the form of duck and pheasant shooting in the past and there is good rough shooting through the year.
There is further woodland available by separate negotiation if required. This woodland comprises approximately 20.5 acres (8.3Ha) of ancient deciduous woodland and 37.25acres (15.1Ha) of coniferous timber lying to the south and south west of the estate.
Oil fired central heating to Gweryd Lodge & the Twiggery/Shop/Cafe
Electric heating to Cottages.
Private drainage via 4 septic tanks serving the various accommodation.
Spring water supply recently capped & fully tested.
Denbighshire county council
The cafe, tackle shop, campsite and cottages are currently subject to business rates
Council Tax Band F
The property is currently registered for agricultural & rural payment entitlements which are available to be transferred with the sale.
The vendor owns the sporting rights across the estate which is available to be transferred with the sale of the estate.
*Fixtures and Fittings*
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars, all contents, fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, statuary, carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale. Items will be available by separate negotiation to a purchaser wishing to buy the estate as a complete going concern.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Jackson Equestrian 01928 740 555 or 01743 491979.
JACKSON PROPERTY for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.