What a beautiful place to live
Surrounded by the picturesque countryside of North Wales and only 15 miles from Cheshire, Gatewen Hall is a beautiful 17th century house that has undergone significant renovation over the past couple of decades. Having met the current owners a few years ago and become intrigued by the Hall’s past, it’s easy to see how the family have transformed Gatewen Hall from a vandalised derelict building to its former glory as an elegant family home. Featuring a total of 40 rooms, handsome Gatewen Hall now boasts 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms as the main residence, as well as a 3-bedroom annex to a side wing.
How Gatewen hall has changed
Gatewen Hall, with its stunning interiors and Georgian style façade, is not only spectacular to look at but also has an intriguing history dating back to the early 17th century. From being the home of the notorious Judge Jeffreys’ uncle during the late 1600s, its ownership by the generous and much-loved Hayes family in the 1800s to the opening of the Gatewen Colliery in 1877, Gatewen Hall has been passed through many hands- each with their own interesting back story.
Gatewen Hall’s history has been recorded over time in local media and continues to make an impact on the local area. The current family lovingly spent considerable time and funds restoring not only the house itself but also the renovation and construction of outbuildings which they currently use to run a family building business. They’ve also added some contemporary history to the property by regularly flying helicopters around the area, using the large lawn to the front of the house as a landing site.
With stylish yet traditional interiors, bespoke fittings and the restoration of original period features, Gatewen Hall is a place that anyone could find joy in regardless of its attractive rural location. Comfortably close to the expanding town of Wrexham with its many shops and amenities, Gatewen is also a short journey from suburban New Broughton yet still benefits from sitting within acres of peaceful fields and possessing enviable panoramic views. ( In truth the roads are not that quiet!)
Explore the rest of my blog to discover more about Gatewen Hall’s fascinating past, the substantial renovation of the property over the last 20 years by the current owners, and further information on the surrounding area as well as a large gallery of images from the past few decades.