Nestled in a secluded spot surrounded by four acres of Monmouthshire countryside, this rural gem is a cottage extended into a five-bed home. Inside boasts character and gorgeous interiors, outside the land includes paddocks, patios and a pond, plus equestrian facilities and smallholding potential. Read more
Nestled in a secluded spot surrounded by four acres of Monmouthshire countryside, this rural gem is a cottage extended into a five-bed home. Inside boasts character and gorgeous interiors, outside the land includes paddocks, patios and a pond, plus equestrian facilities and smallholding potential.
An idyllic rural lifestyle awaits, hidden amongst the stunning scenery and undulating landscape of Monmouthshire. Down a private driveway off a very quiet country lane, Cwrt-y-Llaca emerges, a pretty period cottage that instantly impresses with its attractive fresh white and blue facade and charming multi-paned windows.
Extended over the years into a substantial five-bed country home, this rural gem offers a wealth of wonderful interiors and period character including a fabulous and spacious open-plan kitchen diner and lounge and a separate sitting room that boasts an impressive inglenook fireplace. Magnificent rural views out to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty wrap around the property, cocooning it in breathtaking vistas, and about a four-acre slice of this special landscape comes with the property.
The horses will be happy as there are four individual stables and a tack and feed room within a huge barn, as well as a log store and a double garage with attached storage outbuilding. With paddocks, a pond and bordering woodland, the outdoor space can satisfy smallholding aspirations as well as opportunities to be immersed in nature within this peaceful parcel of private land.
The home happily sits in a secluded spot near the small village of Wolvesnewton with direct access to amenities closer than the location of the hidden home suggests. The thriving village of Devauden can offer a pub, a community hall, a bus route, and a shop that sells local produce. Plus, the popular market town of Chepstow and the M48 and M4 are only about six miles away.
Monmouth and Usk are further afield for even more choice for shopping and socialising, leisure activities, a choice of well-regarded schools and professional services, plus access to the M50 to The Midlands heading north, all easily reached by car.
Step inside this substantial country home after admiring its pretty white and blue facade and charming multi-paned windows, and immediately the perfect partnership of period character and elegant interiors is apparent.
The welcoming, light-filled, slate floored central hall is a pathway to delightful decor and sociable spaces with the show-stopping U-shaped, open-plan kitchen, dining and living room the heart of the home. The hall flows effortlessly through an open doorway into a sun-soaked, stunning kitchen diner that's packed with integrated, high-end brand appliances behind contemporary white units topped with a granite worksurface.
Preparing and sharing meals in this inviting space will be a joy, with the cottage's character represented by an original stone fireplace at one end that adds tactile texture and history to this delightful space. Enjoying the fruits of the cook's labour can happen at an added breakfast table next to the fireplace or via the dining room that is seamlessly accessed at the far end of the kitchen. Glimpses of the dining room's inviting charm through the wide-open doorway reveal this area is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal together, with ample space for a sizeable table.
This area of the open-plan space is bathed in views and boasts effortless access to the garden via French doors. In the summer heat, throw open the doors and invite a refreshing breeze to join the meal or take the dining experience alfresco, out onto the garden patio.
The dining area also continues the perfect flow of this special space into a lounge, as the majority of the previous dividing wall has been removed and consigned to a skip. The result is a beautiful core of the home living area that flows from function to function, accompanied on the journey by timeless and tasteful decor and country-style character that includes oak flooring.
But this extended house is also a versatile home and the separate sitting room happily offers a comfortable space for relaxing in more intimate and peaceful surroundings, nestled around the impressive exposed stone inglenook fireplace where a robust wooden mantle and log burner command extra attention.
Conversely bring the socialising from the open-plan rooms into this space too, as it can easily accommodate a gathering of friends and family and offers its own access to the garden via glass patio doors.
Upstairs the space and style continues into five double bedrooms, each with a warm and welcoming ambience and its own shape, character and rural views that adds to the property's overall charm and appeal.
The sizeable principal bedroom is flooded in light through three windows and offers a luxury en-suite with a super-spacious walk-in shower that is guaranteed to provide a refreshing start to the day.
Another of the bedrooms can boast a dressing area that makes choosing the right outfit for the day an easier task, and bedroom five is currently being used as a home office and study, illustrating the versatility of this beautiful and charming abode.
The family bathroom continues the high-end interior design coupled with space, light and character with the statement rolltop bath thoughtfully placed by the window so there's an absorbing view from the bubbles sure to make the relaxed occupant linger in the water for longer.
Outside - Step outside and step into the substantial four acres of land, mainly with a southerly aspect and surrounded by stunning, panoramic rural views. Wonderful woodland walks, pottering through paddocks and relaxing by the wildlife pond are all daily enticements to step outside and feel immersed in the natural beauty of this secluded location.
Alfresco dining, relaxing on a garden sofa or playing games are all activities easily accommodated within the acre of land closest to the house that can offer a paved patio and a raised decked area by the pond with covered BBQ for long summer evenings socialising with family and friends.
Parking is not an issue, the site can welcome all the vehicles that arrive for a social event, and there's also a double garage as an option to tuck any special cars in for the night, as well as an attached building handy for storage.
The property is a happy home for horses, as well as humans, because the ample equestrian facilities include a separate timber stable block divided into four purpose-built, individual stables, tack room, feed area and work area within a huge barn, as well as direct access to the two paddocks. If horses aren't part of the family, this bonus barn building is ideal as a workshop and with its size could accommodate a big build as well as provide further storage.
But the land is equally able to accommodate any smallholding aspirations, from growing produce to maybe even keeping livestock, subject to consent, all enveloped by magnificent Monmouthshire countryside views.
AGENTS NOTE: The property is access via a private lane that is owned by a neighbouring land owner. There is a foot path which cuts through the upper paddock with the lower paddock being completely enclosed.
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