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6 bedroom farm house for sale

Whitecastle, Between Abergavenny and Monmouth

Sold STC £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed period stone farmhouse
  • 17th Century Renaissance style
  • Much character and a wealth of period features
  • 3 Reception Rooms/6 Bedrooms
  • Circa 3.6 Acres
  • Stunning views of the rolling Monmouthshire countryside
  • EPC rating F

Full description

A most attractive and unusual late 17th Century Grade II Listed 'Renaissance' style farmhouse with wonderful views. This substantial, period house offers 3 reception rooms and 6 bedrooms all set in picturesque landscaped gardens of circa 3.6 acres.

Description Continued 
The lawned gardens to the rear offer beautiful views across open, rolling countryside. The garden is planted with flower and shrub borders and provides several seating areas and a stone outbuilding. Beyond the parking area, stone steps lead down to a grassed area with a natural pond. Adjoining the gardens with its own roadside access are a paddock and an orchard. In total the land measures circa 3.6 acres (TBV).

Ground Floor 
Stone steps with wrought iron railings lead to the oak front door:

Entrance Porch 
Windows to both sides. Tiled floor. Down lighting. Part glazed door into:

Dining Hall 
16' 4'' x 14' 10'' (4.97m x 4.52m)
Terazzo floor, stone fireplace with wood burning stove with a bread oven to the side. Part glazed door to gardens. Door to under stairs cupboard. Exposed beams. Radiator. The Dining Hall gives access to the hall way and has a door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
14' 10'' x 15' 2'' (4.52m x 4.62m) plus recess
A spacious family kitchen with two windows to side and one window to rear with a window seat overlooking garden and fields. Range of white fronted fitted base and wall cupboards with work surface over. Oil fired 'Stanley' with double oven and warming plate with boiler providing oil-fired central heating, tiled splash back and feature brick wall and beam over. Built in ceramic hob and oven under. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Integral dishwasher. Down lighting. Exposed beam. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Door to:

Utility Room 
11' 4'' x 6' 4'' (3.45m x 1.93m)
Window and door to side. Quarry tiled floor. Range of fitted base and wall cupboards. Under counter space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble drier. Sink unit with mixer tap and tiled splash back. Fitted shelving. Down lighting. Radiator. Door to:

Obscured window to side. Low level W.C. Wash hand basin. Quarry tiled floor. Down lighting. Access to roof space. Radiator.

Under stairs cupboard with original oak door. Flagstone floor. ?Dog Leg' period staircase to first floor. Radiator. Door to:

Sitting Room 
14' 11'' x 10' 9'' (4.54m x 3.27m)
Flagstone floor. Window to front with wooden shutters. Attractive fireplace with stone lintel above and stone surround with flagstone hearth. NB (this fireplace is not used and we are advised by the vendor the chimney may require attention before the fireplace can be functional). Fitted cupboards and shelving either side of the fireplace. Exposed beam. Radiator.

Drawing Room 
19' 10'' x 14' 7'' max (6.04m x 4.44m) max
Window to front with wooden shutters and door to front garden. Half height wooden wall panelling. Fireplace with flagstone hearth housing multi fuel stove. Exposed painted beams in ceiling. Wall lighting. Radiator.

Shower Room 
Step in shower unit with electric ?Triton? shower. Exposed roof timbers. Low Level W.C. Pedestal wall wash hand basin. Extractor fan. Part tiled walls. Radiator.

Bedroom Six 
22' 11'' x 12' 2'' (6.98m x 3.71m) to eaves
Wonderful views, two Skylights to rear. Window to front. Exposed roof timbers. Wooden flooring.

Wrought iron gates with stone pillars either side lead to the driveway which continues to a parking/turning area. To the front of the house is a wrought iron pedestrian gate with stone steps to the front lawned garden. Gravel pathways lead to the front door and around the side of the house to the rear gardens. The lawned gardens to the rear enjoy beautiful views across open, rolling countryside. The garden is planted with flower and shrub borders and provides several seating areas . Beyond the parking area, stone steps lead down to a grassed area with a natural pond, this area could be nurtured into a wild meadow. Outside lighting and outside tap. To one side of the garden is an attractive stone building with a slate pitched roof split into three as follows:

Part 1 Stone Store 
7' 7'' x 7' 4'' (2.31m x 2.23m)
Housing oil tank.

Part 2 Stone Store 
7' 7'' x 6' 3'' (2.31m x 1.90m)
Belfast sink and cold water supply, shelving. Power and light.

Part 3 Stone Covered BBQ 
Paved outdoor Bar-B-Que with stone built chimney. Adjoining pergola covered seating area. Lighting.

We are advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating system.

Paddock and Orchard 
Adjoining the gardens with its own roadside access and also with wonderful views are a paddock and orchard each with their own water supply The orchard has apple, pear, plum and 2 splendid mature walnut trees. NB At present the vendor has some temporary horse shelters on site which will not be included in the sale.

Neighbouring Barn 
Please note there is a barn next to the property, which is in the process of being converted to a dwelling. This barn has its own entrance and is at a lower level than the house and the elevations of the house and barn are such that they do not overlook each other. The granary steps and one wall of the barn run alongside the driveway of the house, the owner of the barn has a right to maintain this wall and steps.

First Floor 
'Dog Leg' period wooden staircase . Half landing with window to side.

Two windows to side. Original oak floorboards. Exposed beams. Radiator. Stairs to second floor.

Bedroom One 
12' 6'' x 10' 3'' (3.81m x 3.12m)
Window to side with lovely views. Fireplace with small flagstone hearth. Exposed beams. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room 
Window to side. Fully tiled step in corner shower unit. Low level W.C. Pedestal Wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Steps lead down from First Floor Landing to: 

Inner Landing 
Airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Access to roof space. Radiator. Door to:

Family Bathroom 
Lovely spacious family bathroom with window to rear and views over garden and fields. Skylight window to side. Free-standing roll top cast bath with claw feet. Twin sinks with mixer taps inset into vanity unit with cupboards under. Large step in fully tiled shower with 'Mira' shower. Low level W.C. Bidet. Tiled floor. Period style radiator. Chrome heated towel rail. Half height wooden wall panelling. Exposed beams. Down lighting. Door to cupboard which houses hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Two 
13' 8'' x 14' 11'' (4.16m x 4.54m)
Original 17th century door, window to front and window seat. Fireplace with wooden surround. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator.

Bedroom Three (currently used as a study) 
13' 5'' x 11' 0'' (4.09m x 3.35m)
Original 17th century door, window to front. Fireplace. Exposed beam. Radiator.

Bedroom Four 
10' 10'' x 7' 11'' (3.30m x 2.41m)
Original 17th century door, window to front with window seat. Radiator.

Second Floor Landing 
Period oak staircase. Skylight to side.

Bedroom Five 
17' 7'' x 12' 1'' (5.36m x 3.68m) to eaves
Wonderful views, skylights to each side. Wooden floorboards. Doors to under eaves storage. Exposed roof timbers. Radiator.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights Of Way 
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Please note there is a barn next to the property, also Grade II Listed, which is in the process of being converted. The granary steps and one wall of the barn run alongside the driveway of the house, the owner of the barn has a right to maintain this wall and the steps.

Situated near the ancient monument of Whitecastle, a few miles outside of Abergavenny on the B4521 and Monmouth on the B4233. The villages of Llanvetherine and Llantilio Crossenny are nearby. There is a school in Cross Ash and the Michelin starred Walnut Tree restaurant is a short drive away. A wide range of amenities can be found in both Abergavenny and Monmouth. Abergavenny provides good road links to the M4 and to the M50 via the A40 and A449, there is also a main line railway station. As a guide, commuting times are circa: Cardiff 40 minutes and Bristol 45 minutes. Lower Whitecastle is centrally located between Abergavenny (7 miles), Monmouth (9 miles) and Raglan (9 miles) with Ross on Wye and the Wye valley being a little further away (14 miles).

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07 November 2016

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