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7 bedroom country house for sale
Caerleon, Monmouthshire, NP18 1LS
A fine Elizabethan manor house set in 11 acres.
Grade II listed for its special historical and architectural interest with features from different periods.
Lan Sôr reputedly dates back to the 15thcentury. It is a fine Manor House with a nine gabled, south facing elevation comprising two wings at right angles to each other. There are stone mullioned windows with diamond leaded lights, tall chimneys, two turrets and a dove cot to the gabled west end.
Above the entrance is a chevron, carved in stone between three wolves heads, arms of the Meyrick and James families, who were owners from the 17th century. A priests hole is reputed to have existed there in the days of the Catholic persecution.
The interior has some fine features including open fireplaces, carved oak panelling and several built-in matching coffers. The over mantle in the dining room is inscribed with a Welsh motto which reads: Gwell yw pryd o ddail lle byddo cariad, nag ych pasgedig a chas gydaf ef a quote from the Book of Proverbs which translated means Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Other fine features include a clerestory window in one of the bedrooms. The property is approached from a quiet country road through electric, rought iron, double entrance gates that lead into a private drive. This sweeps around to the principal south east elevation and also up a gentle incline to the stables, garaging and outbuildings.
The gardens have been beautifully created by the owners who have lived at the property for more than 30 years. Formal lawns are flanked by rose beds and an extensive variety of mature perennial shrubs. The gardens are included amongst those that have been opened for the National Gardens Scheme.
Lan Sôr is in a Special Landscape area overlooking the Sôr Brook in the rural parish of Llandegveth, four miles north of the historic town of Caerleon which is the site of one of Britain's most famous Roman towns. Llandegveth is noted for its early medieval church dedicated to St Tegfedd.
Llandegveth reservoir, which was named after the village is famous for its fishing. It is also a popular centre for diving, sailing and windsurfing.
Communications are excellent with the A4042 providing easy access to the M4 at junction 26. The A449/M50/M5 link is five miles east at Usk. Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester and Cardiff are all within commuting distance.
There is a BR mainline station at Newport offering fast and frequent services to London in under two hours.
A two storey gabled entrance with stone floor and glazed double doors with gothic arched heads open into:-
A most impressive hall with stone floor, extensive ornate oak panelling incorporating a glazed book case set above a coffer, original stone fire place with a cast iron grate surrounded by oak panelling with a carved oak over mantle, beamed ceiling, two south facing mullioned windows with leaded lights and deep sills. Door into:-
With a south facing splay bay, mullioned picture windows and leaded lights, fine fireplace with carved metal surround, ceiling cornice.
With a triple aspect overlooking formal gardens and meadows, Adam style fireplace with marble inset and hearth.
Featuring a stunning stone fireplace with carved oak surround of Flemish origin, with dates inscribed in the iron work of 1744 and 1780, ornate carved over mantle depicting profile heads and a Pelican feeding young in its nest. Twin picture windows with leaded lights face south, each with a built in coffer/window seat.
With picture mullioned window with diamond leaded lights and timber supports overlooking the rose garden.
A door leads into a self contained wing with a second staircase. The wing is at a right angle to the principal accommodation and comprises a hall, cloakroom, living room with a south west facing aspect, kitchen, a very large butlers pantry, larder, boot room/utility room.
From the fine entrance hall a door opens into a rear hall with cloakroom off. A broad exposed timber staircase, dated 1778 with initials M - J, leads up in a turret shape to the landing of the principal accommodation.
With a dual aspect south east and west overlooking the gardens, clerestory window.
With a south east facing aspect
With a similar aspect to bedroom 2.
With a front south east facing aspect.
With a front south east facing aspect, beamed ceiling.
Comprising a modern white suite, bath, wash basin and wc.
Another modern suite with shower, bidet, wash basin and wc.
A door leads from the landing into a self contained suite of rooms with its own staircase.
With a window to the front elevation facing south west, exposed beams, fireplace. Door into:-
With a dual aspect overlooking gardens and meadows, exposed beams.
With exposed beams and views over the formal gardens and meadows.
With storage cupboards
Fully tiled, exposed beams, two windows overlooking different aspects of the gardens and meadows, a matching white suite comprising thermostatic shower in a corner unit, wash basin, wc, chrome heated towel rail.
Gardens and Grounds
Lan Sôr is set in approximately four acres of landscaped gardens and paddocks. The adjacent meadow of approximately seven acres is in the ownership of Lan Sôr and subject to an Agricultural Tenancy.
The gardens have been the inspiration of the current owners who have created a beautiful environment, in keeping with the house and its surrounding landscape. Mixed hedgerows and mature herbaceous borders with formal rose beds set in crenelated tiers, a long pergola and a large kitchen garden complement the environment. Together with adjoining paddocks Lan Sôr enjoys a high level of privacy.
A double garage, adjacent workshop and store are screened by mature shrubs.
The stable block is situated beyond the garage to the rear of the property and comprises a substantial building in very good condition that has three stables, a tack room and hay barn/implements store. There is power, light and good drainage.
Other ancillary buildings include a boiler room, log store and coal bunker.
From the M4 eastbound, exit at junction 26 and follow the A4042 northwards following the signs for Abergavenny. Take the last exit at a roundabout signposting Llandegveth reservoir and the Crematorium. Follow the road for three miles and Lan Sôr is situated on the left hand side after a small cross roads.
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