A remarkable country home with separate coach house located in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside.
Lydart House is an exceptional Grade II listed country residence occupying a magnificent setting with outstanding views of the Black Hills and Brecon Beacons.
The estate is entered by way of a traditional tree-lined avenue with areas of mature lawn and established borders to either side in addition to a lovely orchard with cherry, apple and pear trees.
Lydart House was radically remodelled and enlarged in the Georgian era. It enjoys a quintessential Queen Anne style with a traditional hipped roof.
The exceptional interior is set over four floors with an abundance of character and charm. The elegant accommodation totals 6960 sq ft all of which is in excellent decorative order.
Entered by way of leaded roof porch, the ground floor is dominated by the magnificent dining room, sitting room and drawing room, all of which capture the magical far-reaching countryside views. Sash windows, fireplaces, and polished oak floors are but a number of the superb features and act as a wonderful reminder of the history of the house.
The modern kitchen is equipped with a comprehensive range of units and is appointed to a very high standard and serves as both an area to entertain and to enjoy family time.
The first floor is approached via a wide, Chinoiserie-style staircase opening to a large and light landing and in turn to three bedrooms. The principal suite affords outstanding views and enjoys the use of an en suite, separate shower room and sizeable dressing room. The two further bedrooms are light and bright and are served by their respective en suite bathrooms.
A traditional staircase rises to the second floor which consists of two further bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom and cloakroom. Versatile in it's use, the second floor could be used as a nanny's area or for extended family.
The basement level is a superb space and can be used for multiple use. There are three large store rooms, a wine cellar, a utility room and cloakroom.
The charming stone Coach House sits to the side of the main residence and supports multigenerational living. Equipped with three further bedrooms, there is a fully-fitted kitchen, shower room and a well-presented sitting room.
The glorious gardens lie principally to the west with steps down from a balustrade terrace to formal lawns with herbaceous beds to the south and mature trees including Silver Birch and Walnut. The lower lawn is approached via a period wrought-iron gate and enhanced by a large central Italian pool. South of the formal lawn, a wrought-iron gate in a brick wall leads through to an enclosed garden with topiarised Yew hedges and specimen fruit trees set around a long lavender walk. To the north is a small "croquet lawn" and further terrace. To the front there is a large shrubbery with azaleas and rhododendrons.
There are numerous outbuildings which are ideal for storage and include: four store rooms, two separate garages and a beautiful vaulted greenhouse. In addition, six stables have been erected incorporating a hay store, tack room and a further large storage room. All paddocks have water troughs connected. Trellech forest is approximately two miles away which offers magnificent hacking.
Lydart House is arguably the finest residence in Monmouthshire. The grandeur of the house is something to behold, the views are absolutely outstanding.Phil BatesProperty agent