This picturesque and beautifully presented, three-bedroom converted barn in the peaceful Monmouthshire countryside sits in just under two acres of lovely grounds and a detached, self-contained, one-bedroom annexe. The tranquil surroundings and established, cottage-style gardens are a real feature of this lovely, rural property. The grounds include a well-maintained orchard with a variety of apple trees, a pear tree, crab apple, walnut tree, Victoria plum and also a damson tree. There are fruit bushes that include redcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberry, plus raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse. Read more
Description - This picturesque and beautifully presented, three-bedroom converted barn in the peaceful Monmouthshire countryside sits in just under two acres of lovely grounds and a detached, self-contained, one-bedroom annexe.
Lending itself to multi-generational living and with space to work from home, the property includes an enclosed paddock, which could appeal to anyone wishing to keep a pony. "With Wisteria and Clematis clambering over its walls, the barn has lovely cottage gardens, an established orchard and a vegetable patch with raised beds & greenhouse. It has a little bit of everything, tranquility, natural countryside beauty yet one is not isolated with Cardiff, Bristol, Monmouth & Chepstow all easily commutable and good schools in the area. It's also your own little piece of the countryside" says the vendor.
The stone-built haybarn was originally part of Upper Millbrook Farm and was converted in 1990. The vendor's family have owned it for the past 20 years. In that time, the barn has been refurbished throughout. The insulation, wiring, kitchen and central heating boiler have been upgraded and all three bedrooms have modern ensuite facilities with quality fittings. In 2007, an adjacent, detached stable block was tastefully converted into a separate annex for family members.
The barn is full of charm and character, with cottage-style ledge and brace internal doors.
The stunning main reception room has a feature stone wall and an exposed wall beam. It has attractive and practical engineered oak flooring and double, wood-framed glazed doors, which slide open to the gardens.
The Shaker-style John Lewis of Hungerford kitchen has ample base and wall cupboards and a central island with a cherry wood work surface. There is room for a dining table and double sliding doors lead to a sun-trap patio area, ideal for outdoor dining and summer barbeques.
Alongside the kitchen is a utility room with a range of floor and wall units. To the ground floor there is also a superb double bedroom with a stylish ensuite bathroom.
Upstairs there is another double bedroom with a well-fitted ensuite shower room. The master bedroom has Velux windows set into the eaves, giving views over the garden and orchard. Leading off this room is a modern ensuite shower room and an additional room, with bespoke, built-in cupboards along one wall. This flexible space is currently used as a dressing room and home office but could also work as a nursery.
Alongside the barn is the beautifully converted, oak-clad annex. This spacious, self-contained accommodation provides flexibility for multi-generational living. French doors from the garden open into a light and airy kitchen which is Howdens, living/dining area. From the living space another set of French doors leads out to a decked area purposely positioned to take advantage of the lovely, natural surroundings of the orchard. The annex has a double bedroom with an attractive fitted bathroom with a bespoke oak cabinet. The bedroom has a range of hand-made fitted wardrobes along one wall and leads through to an additional room, ideal for a dressing room, nursery or study.
EXPLORE THE AREA - Llanvaches, in the historic county of Monmouthshire, lies roughly midway between Newport (some 9 miles distant) and the market town of Chepstow (approximately 8 miles).
It is a popular village with an active community life centred on the church hall. There's a children's play park, football pitch and a choice of country pubs within a short drive. The nearest shop/Post Office is in the nearby village of Caerwent, around two miles away. Llanvaches is nestled beneath Wentwood Forest, the largest ancient woodland in Wales and ninth largest in the UK, which provides for excellent walking, mountain biking and hacking.
Of local historical interest is Penhow Castle, which claims to be the oldest inhabited castle in Wales. Caldicot Castle and the Roman village of Caerwent are nearby and slightly further afield, in the beautiful Wye Valley, is impressive Tintern Abbey. The village lies just north of the A48 road, giving easy access to the facilities in Caldicot (approximately 6 miles), to the market town of Chepstow, renowned for its ancient castle in its commanding position above the beautiful River Wye, and to the city of Newport. There are also excellent road links to the M4, for commuting to Bristol or Cardiff.
Outside - The tranquil surroundings and established, cottage-style gardens are a real feature of this lovely, rural property. The grounds include a well-maintained orchard with a variety of apple trees, a pear tree, crab apple, walnut tree, Victoria plum and also a damson tree. There are fruit bushes that include redcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberry, plus raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse.
The mature garden beds include a colourful variety of plants and in spring, daffodils and tulips make a lovely show in the orchard.
Within the grounds is the former piggery, which has recently been re-roofed. "It was built in local stone by Italian POWs in the Second World War. Today we use it for garden implements and storage."
For those wishing to keep horses, the property has a potential pony paddock and there is a livery in the close vicinity.
The grounds are private and fully enclosed, with the longest outer boundary denoted by an oak tree that is about 100 years old. "It's very secure, a great place for dogs and children to run free in, says the vendor, adding: Just 1.5km up the lane are Wentwood and Greys Hill which are excellent locations for dog walking, riding and also mountain biking. From Greys Hill on a clear day, it is possible to see the bridges that connect to England and beyond."
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