, Burton, Rossett
- Historic Grade II listed farmhouse dating back to 1818
- Multiple outdoor buildings with huge potential
- Four double bedrooms
- Three bathrooms
- Large garden
- Approx 1.5 acres of adjacent pasture
Skirting the leafy fringes of Rossett, in the picturesque hamlet of Burton, Stonewall Farm proudly stands alongside the River Alyn on Llay Road.
Built in 1818, as inscribed in the date stone above the farmhouse, its easy access just off the A483 belies the tranquillity of its setting, amidst a patchwork of fields and country lanes.
OWNER QUOTE: "There’s no passing traffic, it’s incredibly peaceful."
From the lane, drive up the long, gravelled driveway, flanked by lush lawns,
a small orchard of apple, plum and pear trees, and screened by tall hedges, pulling up into the courtyard where there is abundant parking for many cars.
Grade II listed and with many original features such as fireplaces and beams still in situ, Stonewall Farm has a rich history in the locale.
Among its former residents is Thomas Woolrich, a local man born in the early 1800s who owned a mobile threshing business and who was so enamoured of the farm that he wrote of lying on the grass with a book on warm summer days as an "ideal occupation" and tracing the "serpentine course" of the stream through the nearby meadows.
Idyllic indeed, Stonewall Farm is the perfect setting from which to spin your family’s own story…
The pink and red foliage of the large cherry blossom tree frames the entrance into the hall of Stonewall Farm.
Tiled in its original Minton floor, restored by the current owners, this entrance sets the scene for the grand yet family home that awaits.
Ideal for festive family feasting, the dining room opens out immediately to the left, the perfect spot for a tall Christmas tree beneath the exposed beams and carol singing around the original fireplace.
Slip through to the right, into the playroom, light and bright courtesy of the two sets of windows to the front and side.
Overlooking the front garden through a large bay window, this bright and cheerful room is perfect for school aged children, affording them a space in which to invite friends over.
OWNER QUOTE: "The kids always had friends over, they had parties in the barn; this house is full of life."
Oak flooring extends underfoot, with a large original fireplace a focal point.
Continue along the hall, where the large family sitting room is next on the right.
Elegant, high windows draw daylight in, with a soft sage carpet evoking the palette of the Victorian era from which the farmhouse heralds.
Shelving sits within the recesses to either side of the imposing, carved, original fireplace, wherein a contemporary log burner emanates heat throughout the spacious room.
OWNER QUOTE: "This is a real family-based room. We get Scrabble or Monopoly out and everyone just joins in, or we just watch the fire."
Note the traditional features, the picture rails and skirtings, lovingly restored by the current owners.
Continuing ahead, take the stone steps down to the cellar, conveniently located half way down rather than entirely underneath the home. The perfect place for an extra fridge-freezer!
To the left, enjoy the best of the morning sunshine in the snug.
Cosy and filled with light, spy the original recess in the wall where the old bread oven was once housed.
Sense the thickness of the walls; this is a home that remains cool in summer and retains its heat in the winter months.
OWNER QUOTE: "The snug is a very much a morning room, the sun floods it with light."
Enjoy a morning cuppa sitting beneath the exposed beams watching the robins feed their chicks in the garden outside.
Step out through the patio doors to admire the ancient well, the kissing gate or to check on the tomatoes in the greenhouse. Plenty of space to grow your own in the vegetable patch at Stonewall Farm.
Straight through from the snug is the kitchen, tastefully fitted with bespoke pine units, in keeping with the heritage of the home.
Every inch the farmhouse kitchen, there is space for a small Range cooker in addition to the electric Aga, set within the impressive inglenook.
Integrated appliances also include a dishwasher and fridge.
Contemporary spotlighting shines down upon the tiled flooring, with a Belfast sink set beneath the window.
Peek through to the back hallway, where there is a utility area with plumbing for a washer-dryer by the back door in addition to a handy downstairs bathroom. Tiled in white, with black tiling to the floor, there is a shower fitted above the bath along with a wash basin and WC.
Through from the kitchen, discover a quiet study, set apart from the other reception rooms.
Quirky in its design, note the original corner fireplace and integrated shelving beside the deep windowsills. The ideal place for a home office.
Take the spindled staircase from the entrance hall up to the first floor, where four sumptuously-sized bedrooms await.
Refresh and relax in the family bathroom, directly ahead.
Formerly a bedroom, sink deep into the freestanding roll-top bath and soak up the best views in the house out across the field, where the sheep graze peacefully.
Perfectly private and utterly serene, where better to bath the children before bed?
Beams line the sloped ceiling above, illuminated by spotlighting. A wash basin and WC also feature within this refreshing room.
OWNER QUOTE: "The bathroom is very relaxing of a summer evening."
Step through the next door on the left, into the master suite.
A pitched ceiling lined with beams overhead creates a cosy, characterful feel. Step down from the main sleeping area into a restricted height dressing room, with views out to the cherry tree at the front. Also a round window with views out to the field.
OWNER QUOTE: "All the ceilings in this house are so unique."
Sneak a peek at the ensuite, fitted with shower, wash basin and WC. Note how cleverly the wash basin is sunk back into the recess, affording more space and maneuverability as you shower, scrub and style.
Returning across the corridor, peep through at the sumptuous bedroom behind the solid oak door.
Another pitched roof, with its own unique slant, stretches up above, embellished by authentic beams and painted crisp white, giving a sense of space and height to the room.
Soak up the views from the window over the fields; utterly relaxing and tranquil, whatever the weather.
Soft biscuit-coloured carpet lies underfoot, with plenty of space for a double bed and other furnishings.
Next door, take a tour of a soothing double bedroom clad in refreshing blue carpet, its angular, beamed, origami-feel roof utterly unique.
Distinguished by an ornamental fireplace, this bedroom basks in open views out to the countryside.
Finally, admire the pastoral views afforded by the last double bedroom at Stonewall Farm.
Featuring a fluffy, silver-grey carpet – complementing the painted beams overhead, this bedroom contains a corner desk – ideal for homework – and fitted wardrobes for storage.
With tantalising views of the garden and grounds entreating you from every window, step outside to explore the outside space available at Stonewall Farm.
Explore the garden, replete with large lawned areas; great for football, badminton, tennis, or cricket.
Running the length of the gardens, borders and beds are well stocked with plants. Grow rhubarb, strawberries, onions and tomatoes – there is plenty of space for the addition of raised beds – not to mention the greenhouse.
Surrounded by low-maintenance leylandii hedging (only requiring an annual trim), this sunny garden wraps around the whole house providing total privacy and sanctuary. The white kissing gate and well are treasures from a bygone time.
OWNER QUOTE: "The garden is a great size. We’ve hosted charity events, had hog roasts, bouncy castles, we’ve even had a science party with experiments in the barn."
One of the highlights of Stonewall Farm is the barn, which has been converted into a games room. Planning permission was granted to convert the barn into a one-bedroom lodge, with the potential for an annex still viable subject to the relevant permissions.
Filled with light from the windows and French doors, with laminate flooring and fitted with electrics, the games room currently houses a snooker/pool table, table tennis table, gym equipment, a dartboard and more.
In addition to the barn, the property also enjoys its own garage and Dutch barn. Once housing chickens, the Dutch barn would be ideal for equestrian escapades.
With a field of roughly 1.5 acres wrapping around the farm, there is plenty of space for a horse or even some sheep. The Dutch barn could be repurposed as stables, however it has also had (now lapsed) planning permission for a triple garage. The potential for developing the outbuildings at Stonewall Farm, perhaps for the purposes of AirBnB, is enormous.
Out and about
In the heart of the countryside, enjoy life at your pace.
Stonewall Farm is within easy walking distance of nearby Rossett. Enjoy the country walk and explore the village, home to numerous amenities including a hairdressers, dentist, Co-op and even a coffee shop that offers children’s pottery painting.
Enjoy a thirst quencher at the Golden Lion, after a stroll along the riverbank, following the meandering flow of the water just as fellow-local Thomas Woolrich once did.
The quintessential country home for families, there are plenty of educational facilities of excellent repute in the vicinity including The Rofft School, St Peter’s, Darland High School, and Castell Alun High School in nearby Hope plus great bus links to King’s School, Queen’s School and Abbey Gate College.
After school’s out, the gardens of Stonewall Farm can become a natural playground for youngsters.
Looking for a home that will provide the idyllic, outdoor family lifestyle all children long for?
Stonewall Farm awaits your visit.