Enjoying a truly idyllic unspoilt setting in a valley at the end of a no through road and surrounded by beautiful open countryside yet only 8 miles from The Severn Bridge, this is a special property!
It nestles off the country lanes in the rolling hills below Trellech Ridge some 1.5 miles from the village of Devauden.
The house is a hall house which dates from the early Sixteenth Century, with later additions, and includes a feature massive chimney stack. The house has many exposed beams and stone fireplaces but would now benefit from some updating. It has three large reception rooms of considerable character, a farmhouse kitchen, garden room with fine views and five good bedrooms.
The mature gardens, which are surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside extend to some two and a half acres and are bordered on two sides by tree lined streams.
Kilgwrrwg is a tiny and scattered rural hamlet in South Monmouthshire between Monmouth and Chepstow some 6 miles from The Severn Bridge (M48). Although the surroundings are rural and unspoilt, the proximity of the M48 motorway network enables easy commuting to Bristol, London, Newport and Cardiff. Chepstow has excellent facilities, including a railway station although fast inter-city trains are better from Newport or Bristol Parkway.
Historical note - nearby is the ancient Parish Church of The Holy Cross. The first mention of a Church on this site was in manuscripts in the early Eighth Century. This tiny yet beautiful Church is surely one of the more remote of all British Parish Churches still in regular use. It is approached via a footpath through the property and by crossing fields and a stream. The vendor is Church Warden, there are monthly services. One rather sad claim to fame is that Richard Morgan is buried here. He was, reputedly, the last British serviceman to die before the 1918 armistice.
The words on the cover of the Church Guide sum up the unique setting of both the Church and nearby house rather well ...
"A site tucked away from the mainstream of life where it has been possible to find peace, quiet and solitude throughout the centuries"
With wooden seat and part glazed oak door to:-
The principle rectangular portion measures 13' x 10'6 (3.96m x 3.2m).
Stairs off to the part Galleried Landing with understairs store cupboard. Stone flooring. Recess with coat rail and pegs. The Hall continues to an Inner Hall off which is the:
White suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with pivot door and thermostatic shower. Chrome plated towel rail/radiator. Double glazed frosted window.
A through room with front and rear windows together with a pair of casement doors out to the rear gardens. Exposed ceiling beams. A feature is the massive stone inglenook with wide recessed hearth with fitted wood-burner and adjacent original bread oven. Wall light points. Three steps up and door to:-
Small stone inglenook with raised hearth and inset wood-burner. Two aspects including a side window with seat. Exposed ceiling beams.
Converted from a former barn with the timbers exposed to the full height of the roof exposing the purlins and the original a-framing. Raised stone plinth with glass fronted wood-burner. Front and side windows. Off to one end is a staircase to a galleried mezzanine 16'2 x 9' with gable window, exposed beams and ballustrading overlooking the Dining Area.
Laminate flooring which matches the trim to the tiled worktops over a range of solid timber grey green painted units. Four oven oil fired green Aga. Adjacent four plate ceramic hob with neff stainless steel glass fronted combination microwave/oven. Twin bowl stainless steel sink with single drainer. Range of eye level food cupboards including glass fronted display cabinets. Walk in pantry and opening to utility area with plumbing for automatic washing machine and vent for tumble dryer. Built-in storage and part glazed door with cat flap to rear garden. From the Kitchen there is an opening to the:-
Mainly glazed off a rendered base with double glazed units together with a single and double casement door out to the garden. From here there are superb views over the gardens to open country.
(off the Dining Room). Probably a former dairy with old cobbled floor and of lean-to single storey construction with exposed old timbers, two windows and part glazed stable door to the rear garden.
Approached from the stairs to the part galleried landing, being 's' shaped, with access to loft. Built-in airing cupboard with lagged cylinder, immersion and shelving.
Wide window overlooking the rear garden towards open countryside. Range of fitted wardrobes with glazed doors. Door to:-
Two aspects both affording fine views.
(Plus deep recess) . Exposed ceiling timbers. Front window.
(Plus deep recess). The deep recess has a partially built in bunk bed. Exposed cruck frame. Rear window. Built in wardrobe cupboard.
With white suite comprising freestanding rolled edge claw foot bath with mixer taps and telephonic shower attachment over. Antique vanity basin with his n her bowls with tiled recess. Low level wc. Exposed ceiling beams. Chrome plated towel rail/radiator. Front window.
Rear window. Exposed ceiling beam. Two steps up to:-
Room of great character with large exposed ceiling purlins. Two aspects through character side and rear windows. Fireplace reveal in stone with timber beam over.
The wonderful surrounding meadow adjacent to open fields - A childrens paradise / games field / pony paddock
The property stands within some two and a half acres of most delightful gardens and grounds. These are bordered on two sides by streams which have a confluence in the far corner of the garden. The gardens are laid to extensive areas of lawn within which are a variety of mature specimen and ornamental trees many under planted with spring bulbs. To the rear, on the south-west side, is an enclosed area of partly walled garden which leads down to an orchard bordered by a stream. The remaining gardens are laid largely to expanses of lawn and ideal for children's games. There is a wild flower meadow and small area of woodland, bordering one of the streams, which can provide ample firewood for the property.
Double garage (former milking parlour)
28'0'' x 28'0''. Of concrete block and CI construction with store rooms off. Outside is a Potting Shed and further Garden Store.
Agent's note: We are advised by the vendors that superfast fibreoptic broadband (155 Mbps) has been installed.
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