Skenfrith, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8UL | Property for sale | Savills
3,120 sq ft(289.86 sq m)
Guide price £1,850,000

SkenfrithAbergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8UL

    Key features

    • An ecologically designed home in an idyllic setting.
    • Approximately 13 acres of prime country land
    • Mesmeric far-reaching views to all aspects
    • Superb decorative order with spacious accommodation
    • Impressive outbuildings to include a Swedish log cabin
    • Annexe with private courtyard garden

    An ecologically designed home with a working water wheel nestled alongside the river Monnow.

    About this property

    • Ruthlin Mill is a truly magical home situated in an extremely private setting. Architecturally designed and built, it is set within about 13.69 acres of land to include grassland, formal gardens, a productive kitchen garden and private woodland with fishing rights. Along with an impressive assortment of outbuildings, it has the benefit of a superbly fitted two bedroom annexe with a double garage and fitted utility room under.

      Internally, the house is in superb decorative order with exposed beams and brick details complemented by plush carpeting, solid wood doors and a matching staircase, stone tiled floors and contemporary bath and shower rooms. Whilst the original mill dates from the 1500s, the house has been modernised to an exacting standard.

      The main house is spacious and bright with excellent natural light throughout. The bright and airy feel is compounded by the high ceilings and impressively proportioned rooms. The accommodation extends to more than 3100 sq ft across two floors, with a vast reception space serving as the heart of the home.

      The ground floor is equipped with a conservatory, kitchen/dining room with AGA and a wealth of appliances, a pantry, utility room, study and cloakroom together with a stylish lounge fitted with a feature wood burner. All are accessed from the entrance hall.

      The first floor has four spacious double bedrooms, two en suite shower rooms and a very well appointed family bathroom with free standing bath.

      The property is bounded by about 13.69 acres of land, which include both grassland and woodland, the highly impressive drive cascades from the road sweeping to the front entrance. The stunning riverside gardens feature a working water wheel which serves as one of the property's many crowning glories.

      There are many places to sit and enjoy the views, including a paved terrace with a timber pergola and a brick-built wood-fired oven. The river Monnow bisects the lower gardens and provides a magical space to rest and relax.

      Outbuildings include two greenhouses, a Swedish log cabin and a stable block, plus a detached double garage with a joining utility room with a very well-appointed 2 bedroom annexe above, which has its own secluded patio area, separate access and parking and is currently used as a successful holiday home.

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    Nature lovers and gardeners will be drawn to this little slice of heaven.

    Phil BatesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ruthlin Mill is situated in an enviable position on a bend in the river Monnow, which forms a loose border between England and Wales. Nearby there are amenities within the village of Skenfrith ( approximately 1.5 miles distant) including a church, public house/hotel and village hall. Skenfrith Castle is also close by, managed by National Trust.
    • A wider choice of amenities including a Waitrose and high street shopping can be found in Monmouth or nearby Abergavenny, the latter a historical market town that nestles between seven hills on the English/Welsh border. The town was voted The Sunday Times second best place to live award in 2019 and is famous for its two-day food festival. There are excellent schooling options locally including Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools for day and boarding, Monmouth School for Girls, Christ College Brecon and St Johns School Chepstow.
    • Located close to the Wye Valley AONB, the house is perfectly located to explore the Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons or Black Mountains. Leisure pursuits in the surrounding area include walking, fishing, golf, riding, shooting, canoeing/kayaking, rock climbing, caving, cycling and mountain biking.

    Additional information

    • Services = mains water, electricity.Private drainage. Ground source heat pump for heating.
    • Photography taken = September 2022 and April 2023
    • Directions: Upon entering the village of Skenfith, pass over the bridge turning left just before the Bell public house. Continue along this lane for approx. a mile and a half, Ruthlin Mill is located to the left set back from the road.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G