A stunning and impressive home of considerable style and character, immaculate throughout and commanding breath-taking, uninterrupted, panoramic views over the Usk Vale to Welsh mountains. Standing within circa 4 acres of manicured gardens and grounds there are modern stables, an all-weather manege and a valuable paddock with excellent outriding on the doorstep. Originally a modest cottage the recent extensions, largely in bespoke oak framed double glazing, in addition to the modern luxuries including a fully equipped cinema room, take full advantage of the wonderful views to the South and West.
The accommodation, much of which has exposed oak beams, is perfect for a family and/or entertaining has an Impressive Hall, Fitted Cloakroom, superb Sitting Room with oak framed glazed walls and wonderful views, a Dining Room and large Breakfast Room & Kitchen with a four oven 'Aga'. In addition on the ground floor is a Lounge with views which has been adapted a fully equipped cinema room. The room has acoustically specific ceiling, walls and bass trap for ultimate sound experience. This is a proper cinema room with blackout curtains, the latest surround sound system, 3m roll down screen, projector (2D and 3D), multi theme lighting, flush letterbox style wood-burner for the added ambiance, slate top bar and ample storage for those DVDs - just bring the popcorn! Upstairs are 5 large bedrooms (3 En-Suite), most with views and including a beautiful Master Room with oak framed glazed walls and views. 5 bathrooms - There is a Luxury Family Bathroom with two person 'jaccuzzi' bath and extra large walk-in shower including body jets and shower.
Everywhere this is all about the views and there is a large decked balcony terrace off the Sitting Room, ideal for parties and al-fresco dining and with steps down to the garden and hot tub. There is an upper balcony off the bedrooms, again with the views.
Llanishen is a very popular village and rural parish between Chepstow and Monmouth. It has a pub, The Carpenters Arms, with a Primary School in Trellech and shop in Devauden. Both Monmouth and Chepstow have facilities to satisfy most requirements whilst The Severn Bridge (M48) at Chepstow gives access to the M4 for London, Bristol, and Cardiff, with fast London trains from Newport or Bristol Parkway, about 20 miles.
The principle rectangular portion of which measures approximately 19'9 x 10'0. Stairs off to a part galleried landing over, beneath which is a built-in store cupboard. The Hall is approached through a most attractive reception lobby through a double glazed door with etched glazing. Polished Chinese slate floor. Ceiling coving. Wall light points. Built-in store cupboard. Doors to all principal ground floor rooms.
A superb room with three almost entirely glazed walls with oak frames and with wonderful panoramic westerly views over the balcony to the Usk vale. Feature full height stone corner fireplace with raised hearth and fitted glass fronted wood-burner. Air conditioning unit. Double casement doors to the outside.
Polished Chinese slate floor. Ceiling coving. Double glazed window overlooking the main drive entrance. Feature decorative white painted fireplace with raised marble hearth, mantle and fitted glass fronted wood-burner. Door to Boiler Room and glazed door to:-
Of unusual shape (see floor plan) 40'0 in overall length with double glazed windows to front and a pair of double casement doors out to the rear terrace and balcony. Polished Chinese slate floor. Extensive range of solid oak fitted units with granite worktops which incorporate a Belfast style sink with mixer taps over and a further inset sink for food preparation. Range of integrated appliances including a Miele dishwasher, a Maytag American style fridge/freezer, built in fridge and an oil fired dark green four oven aga with warming plate and fully vented extractor over. Recessed downlighters and under pelmet lighting over worktops. Access to roof storage above the kitchen through hatch. Pair of double glazed doors to both the front terrace and the rear balcony. Large walk-in shelved pantry with cold slate slabs.
With blackout curtains concealing double glazed patio doors to the west balcony and with superb views. This room is a specifically acoustically designed cinema room including acoustic ceiling, acoustic wall padding and raised bass trap for further seating to experience the all-round sound system. The system will allow further gaming equipment to be used in addition to that already fitted. Electrically operated drop down 3m cinema screen, fitted projector (3D and 2D), integrated audiovisual system and fully controllable lighting system including ceiling stars! Controlled from iPad (included) wall light points. Glass fronted letterbox wood-burner fireplace. Slate top bar with shelving, wine rack and space for drinks fridge.
Freestanding Trianco Eurostar oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water with adjacent hot water cylinder. Two hot water systems are fitted - one utilising the boiler and the other heated through the aga - in addition to the immersion heater. Built-in cupboards. Polished Chinese slate floor and opening to fitted cloakroom with white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, matching low level wc, electric shaver light, frosted double glazed window, ceiling coving.
Extensive range of solid oak fitted wall and base units with worktop and tiled splash back. Built-in oven. Space for two washing machines and dryer. Stainless steel large sink with draining board.
With glazed door to the covered rear porch and woodstore. Extensive range of built-in full height cloaks cupboards with hanging rails. Belfast sink with marble drainer and oak fitted unit. Door to:-
Fully tiled with white suite comprising quadrant shower cubicle with deluge head and sliding glazed doors. Pedestal wash hand basin with upstand. Matching low level wc. Recessed downlighters. Polished Chinese slate floor. Double glazed window with westerly aspect. Door to Garage.
On the first floor, approached via the stairs from the Reception Hall to the long Landing with a gallery overlooking the Reception Area and at the South end a high ceiling with exposed beams and glazed oak framed wall with easterly aspect.
Almost entirely fitted with a full height range of built-in oak furniture, including hanging rails and shelving with blanket cupboards over. Access to loft. Recessed downlighters. Door to the En-Suite and a 5'8 opening and one step down to:-
Above the Lounge with similar aspect and again with three walls virtually entirely glazed in oak framed units and with a truly breathtaking panoramic view over the Usk vale. High ceiling with exposed a-framing and two Velux rooflights. Feature stone built corner fireplace with arched recess over a raised stone hearth. Built in air-conditioning unit above the Dressing Area access.
Part-tiled and with white suite comprising double shower cubicle with glazed screen, sliding door and overhead shower and four body jet shower. Vanity with marble top and a pair of inset wash hand basins with large heated mirror over. Low level wc. Bidet. Chrome plated radiator/towel rail. Recessed downlighters. Double glazed window with views.
Plus a deep door recess. Ceiling coving. Windows in both the east and west elevations, the latter again with the views. One wall completely fitted with a range of full height oak fronted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving. Door to:-
With a 'Charlotte' floral wash hand basin with upstand and mixer taps. Matching high flush wc and a shower cubicle with glazing and pivot door with deluge shower head. Radiator/towel rail. Downlighters.
Two aspects to the North and South with double glazed windows. Ceiling coving. One built-in cupboard and one built-in airing cupboard with separate water system from Aga for additional hot water supply. Door to:-
With full height cupboards. Frosted double glazed window and door to:-
With white suite comprising heritage pedestal wash hand basin with upstand. Matching low level wc. Quadrant shower cubicle with sliding doors and overhead and body jet shower unit. Radiator/towel rail. Wall light points. Frosted double glazed window.
Most attractive room with high ceilings with exposed oak a-framing and ceiling timbers and an oak framed west wall incorporating a pair of double casement doors out to the upper balcony and with wonderful views. Currently used as an office.
Again with high ceiling exposing the oak timbers of the roof structure. Double glazed window in three elevations including a glazed west wall for the view and double casement doors out to the upper balcony. Fitted full height four door oak wardrobe.
An outstanding family bathroom, part tiled and with limestone flooring with a white suite incorporating a large two person whirlpool bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Low level wc with upstand. Bidet and vanity unit with marble top and inset wash basin with matching mirror. Huge separate shower - double glass door walk-in shower with overhead shower and four body jets. Exposed oak framing to the walls and ceiling. Fully glazed oak framed west wall with double casement doors to the upper balcony and extensive views. Wall light points. Extractor fan. Access to high level roof storage. Radiator/towel rail.
The property enjoys the benefit of two entrances. The main access from the upper portion of the lane is through an entrance to an extensive parking and turning area leading to the main entrance. The second entrance is further down the lane, on the South side, and leads to the attached garage/shop, 17'9 x 14'3, with electrically operated up and over sectional part glazed door, concrete floor, light socket, power points, double glazed window to the west and an internal door to the house.
The beautiful surrounding gardens, wonderful views, stable and manege
The formal gardens are beautifully landscaped and are mainly on the west side of the house. Leading from the house are the upper and lower balconies, the latter larger, approached directly from the Sitting Room and ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. Steps lead from this balcony to a lower terrace with decked surround for an extra large hot tub with a South and Westerly aspect, again all designed for the view. Within this area are attractive rockery gardens surrounding a large garden pond, a smaller pond and a bridge over the man-made stream towards the stable block. On the North side is a useful paddock with direct access to the manege. Above the paddock is a large hay barn with hardstanding for further storage. The remaining ground comprises areas of amenity woodland. Beneath the main balcony is a covered storage area with external access to the cellar workshop 16'0 x 5'6 with light socket, power points. Across the lane from the other entrance is a further paddock accessed onto the lane by a large gate.
Close to the South entrance is a purpose built stable block with three loose boxes, tack room with a small concrete hardstanding to the front. At a lower level is an all-weather manege.
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