Beautifully renovated and extended, this listed spacious family home is set in its own secluded grounds of approx. 4 acres, within a rural setting but close to amenities.
Located in a rural position in the small hamlet of Mamhilad between Usk and Pontypool adjacent to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the picturesque Brecon-Monmouthshire canal, this Grade II listed property is approached by a long sweeping driveway. The property has been completely renovated and extended to create a spacious family home. Rectory Cottage is set in over 3 acres of secluded grounds and gardens. With beautiful far-reaching views across the Vale of Usk, this charming original cottage is within 1 mile of the dual carriageway leading to the M4 and local train station for commuting to Bristol, Cardiff and further afield.
Welcomed by the entrance hallway, the property has a warm feel with parquet flooring throughout and a solid oak staircase, complimented by cheerful colour choices to the walls, creating a wonderful balance of light. Grade II listed dating back to 16th/17th Century, although it is believed a timber structure may have been on site even earlier. It was completely re-built and extended in the 1990's under Cadw supervision. The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen/dining room, which similarly enjoys parquet flooring, exposed beams to the ceilings and a dining table comfortably seating six to ten. Double doors from this sociable room open to the patio and gardens, where there is further space for al fresco dining during summer months. The beautiful spacious lounge also offers wonderful entertaining space with its windows to two aspects, original beams and a custom built wood burner with original bread oven (this was originally an oven with a beehive structure externally which is now just internal). There is an historic window on the stone spiral staircase that leads from the lounge to the principal bedroom, Cadw have identified as one of only two in Wales (the other in Anglesey). Also on the ground floor there is a single bedroom currently used as a study, along with a useful utility room and a convenient downstairs cloakroom.
To the first floor, there are three bedrooms, all of which are double with two boasting en-suite shower rooms, in addition to the family bathroom, which is fitted with a bath suite. The original character of the property is continued to the first floor, with textured beams and vaulted ceilings, tastefully juxtaposed by modern decor and velux skylights to amplify the natural light. The property was double glazed when re-built all in the original style.Outside
- A gated sweeping driveway creates a wonderful first impression, with ample parking to the gravelled fore. Sitting in excess of 3 acres of grounds, including beautiful gardens and paddocks. The stone exterior of the property camouflages itself with the natural surrounding environment, with climbing foliage adding even more character.
Extensive manicured lawns and patio, orchard and wildflower meadows are ideal for children and pets to play, with fencing and a vast array of mature trees surrounding the borders.
The gardens are ideal for entertaining or peacefully enjoying time alone with incredible countryside views, with a patio directly from the property and multiple seating areas for outdoor dining.
A detached barn can be found in the grounds with a loose box within. Benefitting from vehicle and pedestrian access as well as a mezzanine level. Adaptable for varied usage including equestrian.
The current owners have advised us that the satellite/Google maps image available of the property is historic and when gas work was carried out on their land and has now been completed.
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