A GRADE II listed manshion near Wrexham which dates back to the 16th century has gone up for sale.

Bodidris Hall, in Llandegla, has gone on the market for £1.8million - with real estate company Savills describing it as being of "rare quality". 

It comprises of six bedrooms, four bathrooms, an office and even has a cinema room.

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Bodidris Hall is a late Elizabethan manor house built by the Lloyds of Bodidris, an important gentry family who rose to prominence under the Tudors.

It was also used as accommodation for the Earl of Leicester, who fought with Evan Lloyd in Ireland and knighted him in 1586. Leicester is said to have used Bodidris between 1563 and 1578 as his hunting lodge and his heraldic badge, the bear and the ragged staff, appears on the south gable.

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During the 19th century the ownership of Bodidris passed to the Williams family of Bodelwyddan Castle. Sir Hugh Williams gave money for the new school at Llandegla and his sister paid for the rebuilding of Llandegla church.

Bodidris Hall is a substantial stone Manor House with a slate roof. Part timbered sections offer clues to the evolution of the house and fine stone mullioned windows and oak doors are a particular feature of the property. In spite of its scale Bodidris is well balanced for modern family living and has been impressively restored to a high standard by the current owner.

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Available in addition are the Grade II* listed outbuildings are situated to the south west of Bodidris Hall and comprise the Old Stable Block and three cottages requiring renovation being the Gardeners Cottage, Grooms Cottage and Laundry Cottage.


The handsome buildings are arranged around a courtyard and The Old Stable Block is a particularly fine building with an elegant cupola style clock tower.

Outside, beautiful landscaped grounds are set within a walled garden. They include hard landscaping in the form of terracing for dining and entertaining, a range of specimen plants and trees together with lawns. Beside the house is a substantial outbuilding providing garaging, a workshop and storage. There is a gravel driveway a turning area and substantial wooden gates. In front of the house are rolling lawns leading to a large lake with a small island.

Charlie Kannreuther, property agent, said: "Bodidris Hall has the rare quality of being an impressive historic house (it certainly provides a real sense of antiquity) which has undergone a back to bones restoration in recent years."