Pen Moel is located high above the River Wye on the West Gloucestershire bank in the renowned Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The historic market town of Chepstow has a good selection of shops and facilities. There is a good range of state and private schools nearby including St John's on the Hill preparatory school and Monmouth Haberdashers School for boys and girls. Well set in a semi-rural location the property is excellently located for the M48 and M4 motorway providing great access to Bristol, Cardiff and Newport. Good rail and bus links are found in Chepstow bringing Newport, Cardiff and Bristol within commuting distance. There are many outdoor activities in the area including many walks through its own woods and the surrounding countryside, upstream Salmon fishing at the River Wye, golf at Celtic Manor which is the holder of the Ryder Cup 2012, St Pierre Golf & Country Club and Chepstow Racecourse.
Pen Moel is a stunning Grade II listed property in the Arts & Crafts style built of snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings reminiscent of the work of Norman Shaw. The panel over the porch records 'Rebuilt 1890". There are many classic features such as a fine raised glazed conservatory over the entrance porch, an octagonal turret with conical roof, a rich variety of fenestration, mullioned windows and dripstones. There has been an important house on the site of Pen Moel for hundreds of years with the current house dating back to 1890 which was built by Margaret Phillips Price whose family had moved down from Manchester in the middle of the 19th Century. Pen Moel has been in the same family for three generations. The grounds run down to the river with some high paths offering stunning views.
The ground floor is approached by an impressive sandstone entrance porch with an original panelled door. The inner hall has leaded and stained glass double doors that open up to an impressive wide staircase with ornate metal handrails. The stunning main reception hall is adorned with imposing columns, wood panelling, arches, a decorative ceiling and a large central fireplace. To the right of the staircase is the grand dining room with a beamed ceiling, wood panelling, an elaborate fireplace and large stone surround windows with stained glass details, one being a huge bay window with views to the garden.
To the left of the reception hall there is an original stained glass feature which then leads to the main staircase. There is a door to the morning room with its original fireplace and huge stained glass leaded windows and double french doors that lead up to the beautiful glazed porch that opens onto the 4 bay veranda where you can sit and enjoy the glorious views. Alternatively you can relax in the conservatory with its elevated position overlooking the grounds. Next to the morning room is the drawing room, a magnificent room with a stone surround bay window and marble fireplace. This room can be used alone or the adjoining doors can be opened to create a large entertaining space. Next door is the study with double doors out to the covered walkway. There is also a w.C. And access to the extensive cellar. Off the reception hallway is a door leading to the kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, sitting room, storage rooms and cupboards. There is a back staircase leading to the bedrooms.
The main staircase to the bedrooms is an impressive turned staircase with a dome roof light which gives plenty of natural light. There is an original leaded stained glass feature as the stairs continue to the first floor. The 5 principal bedrooms are on the south side of the house which gives them all plenty of natural light and views of the gardens. The main bedroom has a huge sandstone bay window which gives this room a very grand feel. There are a further 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on this level, a walk in wardrobe, dressing room, and a store cupboard.
There are two separate sets of stairs. One staircase leads to the impressive billiard room boasting an intricately carved fireplace and tiled hearth. There are two sets of French doors that lead to the woodland walks at the back of the house. The other staircase leads to 2 further bedrooms on the 2nd floor and goes up the 3rd floor where there are 2 attic/store rooms.
Pen Moel sits in an elevated position overlooking south facing lawns with low hedging and gravel pathways. There is a croquet lawn immediately before the stone ha-ha. To the west is a long covered walkway which links the house to the garden sheds with an ornamental pond beneath. Palm trees run alongside giving the property a Mediterranean feel. There are many pathways behind the house leading to stunning view points of the River Wye and various footbridges to walk through the woodland. There is an extensive bluebell wood and a hidden pond area called Fairy Glen. The lower path is part of the Offa's Dyke walk.
Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as light fittings, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded but are available by separate negotiation.
Mains water. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Forest of Dean County Council Tax band H