An idyllic hillside setting with magnificent far reaching views.
The delightful home built by the renowned Architect A J Hardwick in 1902, occupies a wonderful location being set at the head of a long private driveway and commands simply breath taking panoramic views across the open countryside of the Usk Valley AONB and the mountains of the Brecon Beacons beyond. The house is located on the edge of a popular small village between Chepstow and Monmouth and it enjoys wonderful peace and tranquillity - perfect for those who value their privacy and seek a sense of getting away from it all.
A sweeping driveway with turning and parking for numerous vehicles passes by the adjacent garaging to an attractive covered porch leading to the entrance vestibule and a welcoming hallway. The hallway features a wood burning stove and quarry tiled flooring that runs through into the exceptionally spacious triple aspect drawing room, with a further large stove set into an impressive stone built corner fireplace. The views from this room as with so many others in the property are simply magnificent. Double doors from the drawing room open to a superb L shaped kitchen/family room with an extensive run of painted ivory cabinets, six burner Britannia stove, contrasting granite work surfaces and built in refrigeration units. This is a lovely, informal space for entertaining family and friends set at the heart of the home with doors that lead directly to the gardens and the wide flagstone terrace. Perfect for allowing guest to spill out from the house to the pretty and well tended grounds. The rear access hallway with useful laundry room off has an interlinking music room/snug with ground floor cloakroom, a large study to the rear of the house and generous walk in storage cupboard.
The house offers a great deal of individuality and charm and the first floor landing with stripped pine floorboards, doors and architraves has a great warmth to it with a cast iron fireplace creating a focal point to one end. There are five bedrooms radiating off the landing with both master and guest suite to either end benefitting from dedicated en suite suites. The master suite is a particularly impressive room featuring exposed ceiling beams and a large walk through dressing room. Two further bedrooms share a beautifully appointed family bathroom with a fifth bedroom served by a third en suite.
Within the grounds and set immediately below the approach driveway is a smartly presented independent annexe. Whether used to accommodate a family member or to generate revenue through short term lets/AirB&B, this charming two bedroom home retains terrific character with open oak roof trusses, exposed stone walling and a cosy open plan kitchen/living area with wood-burner.
The gardens that adjoin the house have been thoughtfully landscaped with entertaining areas, lawns, colourful flower borders and a large feature fish pond to the side of the house. There is plenty of storage for garden furniture and machinery in workshops, garaging and further adjoining outbuildings and the productive orchard and paddock land that sweep down the hillside increase the total land holding to some 17.4 acres.
A perfect property for those seeking a sense of getting away from it all.David Wild