Pretty four-bed detached character cottage surrounded by mesmerising, panoramic rural views yet with easy access to Pontypool and Llandegfedd Reservoir offers a sunny wraparound garden, sociable reception rooms including kitchen diner, first floor lounge plus potential for multi-generational living.
Along a quiet country lane that wanders through the undulating landscape near Llandegfedd Reservoir, this charming four-bed stone cottage offers an abundance of character combined with delightful spaces perfect for socialising with family and friends or finding a quiet corner for some peace and solitude.
The attractive stone and brick facade and lovely sky-blue front door are a visually pleasing welcome and a good indication of the character waiting to be discovered inside, including a generous lounge diner with stone fireplace and log burner, exposed beams and vaulted ceiling, all joined by a stunning view at every window.
Inside, the cottage can boast an abundance of sociable spaces, from the cosy and inviting lounge diner to the light and lovely first floor living room that makes the most of the panoramic views from its elevated position.
There's a generous kitchen diner as well as a side wing comprising two bedrooms and a shower room that has its own external door, ideal for facilitating multi-generational living if required.
Outside, the wraparound sun-drenched garden happily offers a myriad of places to sit, relax and enjoy alfresco dining, from the intimate house-hugging terrace at the back to a number of decked areas to the side and front from which to enjoy the mesmerising views of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park in the distance.
The cottage is cocooned in countryside that is breathtaking yet the busy town of Pontypool offering a good range of amenities and facilities and choices for shopping and socialising is only a short drive away, also providing access to the main A4042 to Newport and the M4 to the south and Abergavenny to the north.
The nearest village of Coed-y-Paen is just a stroll down the lane and offers a church and a pub and can almost boast a position on the banks of Llandegfedd Reservoir, a wonderful addition to the landscape to call a close neighbour.
Directly from the sky-blue door are hours of fun roaming around the banks of the reservoir, enjoying picnics by the water, and even diving into the water sport activities offered at Llandegfedd Sailing Club, plus a round of golf is waiting to begin at nearby Woodlake Park Golf Club.
Step inside the cottage through the attractive sky-blue front door and cute porch and instantly the home welcomes you with character within a spacious, double-fronted reception room that boasts a chunky exposed stone fireplace with log burner and ceiling beams throughout.
This light and peaceful room has been perfectly zoned into eating around a generous table at one end and lounging on comfortable sofas clustered around the fireplace at the other.
It's a space for all seasons, with the log burner creating a cosy and intimate atmosphere in the winter as friends and family gather to chat and relax but in the warmer weather the delightful stable door can be opened not only to perfectly frame the rural view looking out but also invite refreshing breezes in.
The dining table is a busy area for enjoying family mealtimes together or working and studying, but it's not the only social spot in the cottage, there are more treasures to discover while roaming around this charming abode.
The first is the kitchen which has a range of modern integrated appliances and high-quality additions such as a granite worktop and slate floor but is classic in design too, with the addition of Shaker-style units in cream a timeless and tasteful choice.
There's another opportunity to gather together around a table in the kitchen, with ample space for four people to join the cook with chat and cooking encouragement or a quieter space for studying or reading away from the reception rooms.
Another charming and chatty room that is likely to surprise is the first-floor living room. It's a truly engaging space, with four windows offering enchanting and mesmerising views of the surrounding countryside from the room's elevated position.
The four windows each provide a stunning living piece of artwork; an ever-changing rural scene journeying through the seasons and from the delightful, built-in corner window seat you can see it all unfold.
The living room fireplace continues the period feature charm in this inviting space that is likely to be the most popular place for social gatherings, although a cosy corner tucked to the side of the entrance door provides a handy area to create a home office too.
However, with a window next to the desk offering views that demand attention the work deadlines might suffer, so maybe this cosy corner is more suited to becoming a reading nook if the home worker is easily distracted.
Also on this first floor are two double bedrooms and each can offer space as well as their own garden and rural view from the window. Each bedroom can boast a wonderful way to wake up every morning, with the beautiful landscape one of the first things to see.
The family bathroom is appropriately traditional in design, cloaked in fresh and neutral shades complemented by a stripped wooden floor. The decor is the perfect combination to aid relaxation while soaking in a hot bath or as a calm surrounding to gently ease you awake at the start of the day before the shower works its magic and revives you.
But this home hasn't finished with the surprises just yet, as back down on the ground floor, as well as a utility room and cloakroom facilities, it is hiding an extra wing of accommodation.
The house proves it is practical as well as pretty, with an inner corridor leading to two further double bedrooms and a shower room that can all be accessed via a separate front door, as well as from the main house, making it the perfect candidate for multi-generational living.
Either the two bedrooms remain as slumber spaces or one becomes a charming living room, and both have stand out features to make the choice a difficult but delightful one to make.
The front bedroom has French doors out to the front garden and a magnificent view meaning a sofa placed opposite will always offer a special vista to enjoy as well as the room's seamless inside outside access.
But the rear bedroom is a stunner too, with a wonderful, double-height vaulted ceiling that's home to a large window ensuring light cascades down into the space and star-gazing on a clear night is an option from a pillow or a sofa.Outside
- Step outside into the pretty, mature cottage garden that cocoons the home and offers numerous inviting areas to enjoy the sunshine as it moves through the day with a stunning rural panoramic backdrop a mesmerising constant.
A cute brick garden path meanders through the picturesque collection of shrubs and blooms to the sky-blue front door, passing a wishing well on the way that is a charming addition to the classic cottage scenario. At the rear of the cottage the visually delightful curved two-level terrace that hugs the house offers an intimate space to sit and relax in the sunshine watching the birds go about their daily chores.
The terrace then bends around to the side of the house and joins a deck, and is greeted by a countryside view that expands to become panoramic and takes your breath away every time you see it, with mountain peaks in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to notice and admire. At the front of the cottage there are special spots to seek out and enjoy too, from the cute patio nestled next to the front facade of the house to the deck island within the immaculate lawn, which offers the perfect area for family picnics and ball games.
There are storage sheds to keep things tidy plus there's ample space to truly indulge in the escape to the country lifestyle by growing your own produce, while the bonus roof solar panels work hard to save the homeowner money.
The outside space is practical as well as pretty with parking for multiple vehicles to accommodate all the guests that this sociable home surely regularly welcomes, and when they spot the wishing well as they approach the blue front door they might even be tempted to quietly deposit a coin and hope the wish of Honeywell Cottage becoming their home comes true.
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