A real lifestyle home, bringing the outside in.
Nant Valley is a stand out property, which is elevated to take in the beautiful surroundings. It originally started life as a Shepherds cottage which has since been re-built and extended in 1996 and 2001. The current house is architect designed to offer the feeling of a seamless connection between outside and inside. The varied and beautiful wooded valley and surrounding countryside provide a canopy of peace and tranquillity and is a rare find.
The glazed entrance hall opens into the beautiful open plan living kitchen, with underfloor heating, an oil fired AGA, units with a central island, a sitting room and dining area along with sliding glazed doors on either side of the room, which offer in plenty of natural light. Slate-tiled flooring continues outside onto a terrace where you can enjoy the most wonderful views and peaceful surroundings. Those who love nature will be drawn into the atmosphere and lifestyle that Nant Valley exudes.
There is a further family room with wood burner, a separate study and shower room. On the first floor are 4 double and 1 bunk bedrooms each with wonderful views, including the principle suite which has floor to ceiling glazed windows, oak flooring, a separate dressing area/studio and en-suite bathroom.
The annex at Nant Valley may be accessed via the main house, or separately. There is a sitting room, kitchen, shower and toilet on the ground floor. On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The annexe follows the same style as the main house with large glazed windows, offering in plenty of light.
Nant Valley is approached via a shared track, with right of way, before entering the main driveway, which gently rises with parking in front and to the side of the house. There is also overflow parking You are immediately met with the tranquillity and surrounding landscape. There is a double garage and log store/workshop.
The gardens at Nant Valley are designed to encourage wildlife with a beautiful Wisteria at the end of the house offering plenty of colour in the summer months, a fantastic tiled patio which sweeps around the front and side of the property, lawn area to the right of the drive and your own private woodland.
The 8.89 acres comprises 2 roughly equal valley sides of a rectangle. There is a stream which can run dry in summer but in winter can have a heavy flow, and fills a dammed pond under the trees and visible from the house. For nature lovers there at least 25 species of trees including exotic Redwoods and Sequoias, and plum, apple & damson trees. The wildflowers are truly spectacular and incredibly varied as is the bird and animal life. The current owner has created a network of paths through the woods and up & down the valley sides for more close to home walking and even mountain biking for the more adventurous. A 2 acre grassed paddock below the house would provide some equine grazing. The woods provide a surplus of firewood for the wood-burning stove, and there are 2-3 years of stocks on site
The Owner's view
We have lived in this house for 25 years. It is where my 5 children spent most of their childhoods, and where my parents have been happily retired. The children have (almost!) left home and my parents need more disabled-friendly assisted accommodation. My husband & I will consequently move on but we do so with very heavy hearts. Waking up and peering out of our principal bedroom window seeing the sun rise over the rim of the valley, accompanied by an incredible dawn chorus has always lifted my spirits and set me up for the day ahead. I will deeply miss the spectacular wild cherry blossom in the spring, and the rushing song of the brim-full stream in winter. Being able to open the door and walk/run for 10 miles in the most stunning countryside, rarely meeting another person, is a joy- but we also have the reassurance of being just 10 minutes away from a train station and amenities.
Brochure prepared August 2020
Photographs taken July/August 2020
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I feel like I am coming to a relaxation retreat when I visit Nant ValleyBeccy Theodore-Jones