A quintessential period stone cottage beautifully refurbished to combine old character with modern decor and comfort and situated in glorious surroundings adjacent to open fields. The extremely versatile layout cleverly offers the option of two ground floor bedrooms, either of which could easily be a further reception room, giving a maximum of 5 bedrooms. In addition, with a link at ground floor there is a baby cottage of considerable character and ideal for relatives or letting. The mature gardens are laid mainly to lawn. Within the garden, close to the rear entrance, is an old stable and a renovated detached stone built studio/office. There is a linear paddock totalling 0.6 acres. The total grounds are just over 1 acre.
Although delightfully rural, just over a mile from Llanishen, the property is easily accessible from both Monmouth and Chepstow, where there are both comprehensive shopping facilities and excellent road connections, including The Severn Bridge (M48). There is a main line station in Chepstow.
Mainly glazed Amdega conservatory off a stone base with internal plinth. Two electric heaters, power points, double casement doors to the entrance terrace, slate tiled floor, part glazed stable door to:
Range of cottage style cream painted units with hardwood handles and hardwood worktops incorporating a double Belfast sink with mixer taps over. Ample cupboard and drawer space with tiling behind the worktops and beneath a range of eye level food and display cabinets including a wine rack and vegetable bins. Fitted split level cooker with glass fronted double oven and grill, Neff four ring electric hob, integrated larder/fridge, white painted exposed beams, limestone floor which extends through the 6' wide (1.83m) arch to the dining room.
Agent's note: The property is currently being fitted with a new kitchen plus Aga.
Exposed white painted ceiling beams, fine aspect over the adjacent open countryside, opening to Inner Hall, door to Rear Hall.
White painted exposed ceiling beams, two front windows and a part glazed door out to the entrance terrace. Feature stone fireplace with recessed hearth with a large beam over a recess with glass fronted woodburner, built in pine dresser and store cupboard to each side of the chimney breast. Double casement doors to Inner Hall.
Limestone flooring, recess downlighters, wall light points, part of the room incorporates the staircase open to the two storeys to the exposed ceiling members of the roof. Part glazed door to:
These bedrooms are approached through a Inner Lobby leading to:
A most attractive room with exposed ceiling beams, white painted board floor, wide double glazed French windows out to the front terrace.
Recessed downlighters. Arched side window with fitted American shutters.
With 'Heritage' white suite comprising large pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, matching low level WC, oversized fully tiled shower cubicle with sliding door and thermostatic deluge shower. Panelling to dado height, limestone floor, double glazed rear window.
With interconnecting door through to The Cottage and opening to:
Ceramic tiled floor, long rolled edge worktop with inset white enamel 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink with mixer taps, plumbing for automatic washing machine, part glazed stable door to the Cottage courtyard garden.
Exposed ceiling beam, access to loft, linen cupboard.
Recessed downlighters, one wall is completely fitted with a bank of deep built in cupboards/wardrobes and an additional single wardrobe. At this end of the room it could easily be converted to an en-suite if required.
Exposed ceiling beams, two aspects including a fine view over open fishing lake and delightful open countryside.
Exposed ceiling beam, views over adjacent fishing lake and delightful open countryside.
Part tiled Victorian style with white suite comprising enclosed bath with deluge shower, rail and curtain over, pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, matching low level WC, oak flooring, ceiling beam, downlighters, electric shaver light.
Agent's note: The property is currently being fitted with a new bathroom.
Built in at the rear of the main house is a baby cottage, perfect for extended family, elderly relative or a leting income. It has its own most attractive small courtyard garden and stone flagged terrace with south-westerly aspect and comprises:
Ceramic tiled floor, feature old winding stone stairs (no longer in use), single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer taps set into a rolled edge formica worktop with cupboards and drawers and a built under glass fronted oven with four ring electric hob over. Integrated larder/fridge, eye level food cupboards and shelving, exposed ceiling beams, stairs to first floor, interconnecting door to the main house, door to:
White suite with corner wash hand basin, low level WC, shower cubicle with glazed screen and matching pivot door with a Mira instantaneous electric shower. Exposed ceiling beams, porcelain Spanish tiled floor, window.
Small landing with window.
Exposed ceiling beams, front and rear windows.
Exposed ceiling beams, front window, corner vanity unit with inset wash hand basin with small strip light over.
The property has the benefit of two drive entrances which link together in front of the Cottage. The main drive, from the front, leads to a parking and turning area leading directly to the entrance terrace. The driveway continues along the edge of the adjacent open fields to the rear entrance.
Cottage gardens, old stables and further grounds
To the front there is a stone flagged terrace leading to the main entrance. The front gardens comprise of areas of shaped lawn with mature trees and hedging. To the rear, beyond the very pretty garden for Smithy Cottage are further areas of lawn with flowers and shrubs with fine views in both directions and including a mature Yew with water feature and the detached studio/office of stone construction about 13' x 9' (3.96m x 2.74m)with part glazed stable style door, wide window, slabbed floor and a terrace with glorious south aspect. Beyond the rear drive entrance is a long lawned orchard and vegetable area with a variety of fruit trees (3 apple, 2 plum, 1 pear) and mature trees and again splendid views.
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