Exceptional period home overlooking the River Wye, in an excellent location just outside Monmouth.
Benches is an Italian Style Villa, commissioned to be built by the Aunt of W.H. Auden during the Arts & Crafts era.
Electric gates open to the front garden with a pathway leading to the front door. The entrance hall is large, with stairs to the first floor and doors to the living room and kitchen, as well as a modern wood burning stove.
The kitchen is well appointed with a combination of wall and base units and a large island, ideal for cooking and entertaining. There is a four oven AGA and plenty of additional appliances. There are double doors opening onto the veranda taking in the wonderful views. It is open plan with a dining room to the far side with a vaulted ceiling, large window to the front, and a set of French doors opening onto the side terrace and garden.
An inner hall takes you to a guest bedroom with views over the pool terrace and river valley. It is serviced by a modern shower room.
Off the entrance hall is a living room with box bay window overlooking the view, feature fireplace and a door to a private veranda.
Upstairs, there are four generous double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities making it an exceptional home for families and guests alike. There is a modern feel throughout and three of the bedrooms overlook the rear garden and amazing river and countryside views. From bedrooms 1 & 4, there is access to a private balcony overlooking the River Wye, with stairs to the pool terrace and rear garden.
Outside, there is a Summer House with Sauna accessed from the French doors of the dining area. Below the pool deck is the self-contained Riverview suite with a bedroom, shower room and kitchenette, making it versatile for guest accommodation. There are fabulous views of the river and countryside from here with a huge glazed wall.
The gardens are mature and fully enclosed, with ample seating areas including decking surrounding the outdoor swimming pool. The front has electric gates leading to a generous hardstand for parking numerous vehicles and a lawned area, ideal for children to play.
It doesn't get much better than your own swimming pool overlooking the River Wye, just outside Monmouth, with all the local amenities on your doorstep.James Thomas