Steeped in history, this unique family home is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building set in an acre of gardens.
Old St. Peters presents a unique opportunity for someone to own, live and work in and enjoy an extraordinary historic building. As the owner of this beautiful piece of important architecture, you could almost be considered the custodian of this building's history and significant importance to the area. The property benefits from Change of Use Planning Consent for residential, business and education and as such presents an opportunity for a variety of future uses.
Old St. Peters, currently a unique family home, is the former parish church to the village of Peterstone and was founded in 1142. At nearly 900 years old the building has been of religious and community importance for a very long time, it has been witness to many historical and life changing events. The ornamental stonework both inside and out is awe inspiring, revealing the story of how the building has changed throughout the centuries.
Old St Peter's is one of only six Grade I listed buildings in the county of Newport. Founded in 1142 by the St Augustin monks of Bristol, now Bristol Cathedral, who were given the land by Mabel Fitzhamon, the church is steeped in history.
The church has eight bells, six of which date from 1722 and a further two were added in 1913, all with dates and inscriptions from when they were installed. There are many other fascinating reminders of past significant historical events, including the flood mark commemorating the Great Flood of 1606, interior stonework reflecting the pre and post reformation and inscriptions commemorating dates of restoration.
The interior creates a calm and peaceful environment that can only be appreciated by experiencing it for one's self. It presents the new owner with the opportunity to add to the history of the building, adapting the existing accommodation to suit their needs.
Situated between Cardiff and Newport, with easy access to the M4 motorway corridor the property would suit those looking to have a home within the countryside but within striking distance of all main amenities.
Fibre broadband means that home working is easy and with so much space, family and work life are easily accommodated and separated within the building.
With access to the Wales Coastal Path within a few minutes walking from the home, within excellent school catchment areas both state and independent schools this unique property has it all for anyone looking to relocate to the countryside without being cut off and remote.
From the top of the tower there are magnificent views that look into four, sometimes five counties with an incredible panoramic view of the Welsh and Monmouthshire mountains on one side and the Bristol Channel and Mendip Hills beyond to the other. On a perfect summer's day, I'm not sure you would ever want to come away from this breath-taking scenery.
The property is entered by a set of wrought iron gates with a sweeping drive leading into the grounds. The grounds are approximately of an acre in size and surrounded by mature trees and lawn. The garden has many different areas to discover and enjoy, quite simply a child's dream, full of adventure and magic. There is ample parking for several cars and a footpath runs alongside and leads down to the bank of the Severn Estuary where you can join the Wales Coastal Path.
A true once in a lifetime chance to own a historic building with such exceptional views.James Thomas