Sitting near Chepstow this six-bed period gem called Uplands mixes character with stylish, sociable spaces including a stunning kitchen diner with orangery. The primary bedroom suite is luxury hotel standard and eight acres of land boasts an array of useful outbuildings including a music studio.
Situated just outside the popular and historic town of Chepstow is this very special country estate called Uplands. This grand period house dating back to the mid 19th century beautifully combines character with incredibly stylish and contemporary spaces, perfect for modern living. The substantial six to seven bedroom dwelling offers sociable spaces for family and friends to gather as well as more intimate rooms for cosy chats and more peaceful moments.
The luxury kitchen diner is the stunning heart of the home with a vaulted ceiling opening into a beautiful, bonus orangery. The lounge is a substantial socialising space with a dual aspect of the garden and log burner, but for an even cosier more intimate atmosphere the snug is the perfect choice.
The primary bedroom suite is an impressive space where luxury and comfort flow from the bedroom into the generous en-suite and massive adjoining dressing room.
Outside the handsome house offers almost eight acres of land to explore that includes equestrian opportunities, with plus an array of outbuildings, some of which have been converted and includes a detached barn containing a flat and a music studio. For creating wonderful, lifelong memories, the stunning Monmouthshire countryside on the doorstep can oblige with choices of woodland walks, Chepstow Racecourse just up the road and the beautiful Wye Valley a few miles to the north.
Conversely, all the shopping and socialising opportunities, plus amenities and schooling required for modern living can be found just a mile to the south in Chepstow. To wander further afield, Chepstow is well connected via road and rail to the closest cities of Bristol, Newport and Cardiff as well as direct links to the rest of the UK.
Step inside this most welcoming of period properties, dating back to the mid 19th century as part of the former Curre Estate, to find a charming and stylish home that affords contemporary sophistication.
The entrance hall is a grand and generous space to suitably impress visitors with charming period features such as cornicing and deep skirtings, welcoming them with cascades of light and an elegant interior.
Wandering into the kitchen diner is discovering the stunning heart of the home, oozing character combined with contemporary style. The dining area is a more intimate space that connects directly with the garden via a set of French doors before it seamlessly flows into the high-end, classic Shaker-style kitchen, where the space soars up into a breathtaking vaulted ceiling.
The double-height space is a spectacular addition to the well-equipped kitchen below, that combines classic country additions such as a massive Aga and period fireplace with more contemporary trends via the industrial style lighting and sumptuous blue tone of the units.
The amazing and sizeable L-shaped island unit provides the perfect stage for the cook to perform, with people naturally drawn to this central location to watch and chat.
The magnificent bonus to this impressive space is an orangery directly off the kitchen area, drenched in natural light and panoramic garden views. It's the perfect place to relax and keep the cook company or watch the weather rush across the sky.
The lounge is another space where social gatherings in comfort and style are at the core of the room, surrounded by tasteful, timeless style and inviting comfort. Light rushes in through three windows while the log burner in the fireplace ensures the addition of warmth and a character focal point.
Discover the snug for a more intimate and cosy experience, snuggled into a squishy sofa next to a log burner with a good book or enjoying a quiet chat with a family member or friend.
The property can offer practical spaces too, all with the same high-end style and finish as the rest of the house, including a cloakroom with a whole wall of storage and a green house attached to the property, bonus for garden storage.
In addition, the house can boast a large pantry, the envy of many homeowners, as well as a sizeable utility and boot room, with direct access to the garden. This thoughtful house even offers a built-in dog shower in this space to ensure any four-legged friends don't trample Monmouthshire's finest mud all through the home.
The final room on the ground floor is a former reception room that is now a bonus en-suite bedroom. This handy extra slumber space is ideal for guests or as a seamless way to incorporate multi-generational living into the home.
Up the suitably grand period staircase and six bedrooms and a family bathroom, all accessed from a spacious central landing, are waiting to impress.
Arriving at the primary bedroom suite is like stepping into a posh country hotel, with the bedroom a spacious and idyllic island of peace that flows into a stunning en-suite.
This beautiful bathroom boasts a gorgeous statement bath on a raised platform as well as a double sink and massive walk-in shower - it's a space so luxurious that once entered, it is very hard to leave.
A former bedroom next to the primary, accessed via a connecting door, has now been absorbed into the suite as a vast dressing room, with its walls lined with built-in wardrobes and storage. However, if the space was required to be a bedroom again, converting it back to its former function would not be difficult.
All but one of the remaining bedrooms are doubles and all are delightful spaces boasting garden and landscape views, with bedroom two offering an en-suite bathroom adjourned in an Art Deco style.
The cosiest of the bedrooms is currently being used as a home office, illustrating again that this versatile house can easily lend itself to suiting the multiple functions required by a busy family.Outside
- Step outside into the private slice of this picturesque county that comes with the property. Almost eight acres of land surrounds the house consisting of a formal garden, orchards and a five acre field. Located at the end of the gated sweeping drive which offers ample parking area.
The more formal, mature gardens that hug the house offer a choice of patio areas for alfresco dining and laying out on a lounger, although the hot tub will forever be calling for the ultimate in relaxation.
Wildlife are the closest neighbours, with a pond, trees and hedgerows to call home, whilst the site has equestrian facilities to keep the horses happy including paddocks and a stable block now used as a garden room that can be utilised again if required.
The land can also boast an array of outbuildings, so storage will never become a problem at this wonderful abode.
The main bonus building is the detached converted barn, offering a first floor studio apartment which is ideal for guests or providing a passive income by renting it out. A surprise music studio is also hiding within the ground floor of the barn, easily persuading any music novice to have a go at learning the drums or singing at the top of their voice as the space is sound-proofed. Also benefitting form A.C, this could be converted into a gym. There is also a large secondary chamber which is currently used for storage.
A modern garden room is tucked away at the edge of the collection of outbuildings and offers absorbing and far-reaching views over the land, with large bifold doors for the ultimate indoor, outdoor connection. Currently being used as an artist's studio, this versatile space would make an ideal home office, shrouded in peace away from the house with the sweeping view as the perfect backdrop to producing the best work.
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