6 bedroom detached house for saleOld Bulwark Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16
Sold STC £1,500,000
- Wonderful parkland ground of 2.48 acres
- Large reception hallway
- Three further reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/Orangery
- Study, utility and boot room areas
- Steam room
- Six bedroom and modern bathroom/en suites
- Guest wing with sitting room and two further bedrooms
- Wine cellar
Chepstow includes an extensive array of shops and supermarkets including M & S, and Tesco and a Waitrose in Caldicot. Schooling is well catered for with the highly regarded Haberdashers girls and boys school in Monmouth, whilst Bristol and South Gloucestershire also offer a number of regarded state and independent primary and secondary schools. For sporting pursuits, there are a number of excellent rides in close proximity, in addition to woodland and country walks and nearby famous landmarks include Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey, as well as Chepstow Racecourse. For the commuter the Severn Bridge is approximately 3 miles distant and there are flights available from Bristol and Cardiff International Airports to a wide range of destinations, National, European and some International.
Approached via an imposing gated entrance, The Gwentlands is a wonderfully elegant, predominantly Regency residence set in a mature parkland style setting of circa 2.5 acres. With magnificent, ancient Copper Beeches flanking the long sweeping driveway, the house is truly a hidden gem, set so conveniently for all the town's central amenities yet an oasis of calm and tranquillity hidden within its well screened, perimeter wall.
In 1988, the house was Grade II Listed as being of special architectural and historic interest and it is believed to have origins dating back to 1830 with further Victorian additions. The property is entered via the late Victorian classical Bath stone porch with a small vestibule opening to a fine reception hallway with woodblock flooring and a working marble fireplace with carved oak mantle. To the eastern side of this room is the formal and most elegant dining room, with superb 15 pane sash windows set into the splayed bay and a matching side window looking toward the magnificent Cedar of Lebanon on the lawns opposite. An inner hallway with a fine staircase to the first floors opens to a beautifully bright drawing room with working shutters to all windows, cornice ceiling and a large fireplace forming a substantial focal point to the centre of the room. The adjacent study, large enough to be shared for home working, benefits from it's own dedicated door to the rear garden. Those that entertain regularly from home will delight in the space within the open plan kitchen and Orangery, extensively fitted in tasteful cream units with granite and solid wood surfaces, with four oven AGA and large walk in pantry cupboard. Directly off the kitchen is a much larger than average utility room with further built in storage, space for a range of appliances and a useful rear lobby with WC that provides independent access from the driveway. Prior to changes made by the current owner, the original kitchen was set between the hall and Orangery and the original cast iron stove has been decommissioned but left as an historic conversation piece. A boot room provides excellent space for general hobbies or work from home opportunities. To the eastern side of the property is a guest wing that works exceptionally well for those seeking to share the property with relatives or make other such arrangements. On the ground floor there is a very large second drawing room that could be equally well used as a cinema or games room, a walk in plant room housing the three modern gas central heating boilers, pressurised hot water tank and next door, the luxuriant steam room.
The first floor landing is bathed in natural light from the over stair lantern window and in addition to the master suite with shower room there are three further bedrooms, one with adjoining dressing room or nursery room. There are two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a reading room/second study. The guest/staff wing can be accessed independently via the back staircase and this comprises of a dedicated living room with kitchenette, two bedroom and bathroom.
To the outside of the property, there is parking for numerous vehicles with the tarmac driveway continuing to a deep bedded gravel area to the side of the house leading to a detached garage, once the former coach house and now used predominantly for the storage of tools, ride on mower and ancillary maintenance equipment. A series of stone built stores are useful for dry storage of firewood, golf clubs and outdoor furniture and a small but useful gardeners WC. It is clear that the current owners have taken great pride and enjoyment from their delightful gardens all of which have been beautifully tended and form a series of manicured lawns and deep set, colourful, and formally planted beds. The sheltered area off the Orangery is certainly a special spot from which to enjoy the vista across the sweeping lawns. Amongst the stunning and mature range of trees and shrubs there is a magnificent Magnolia tree, once featured by the BBC and believed one of the finest examples in the UK and the current owners believe that the aforementioned Cedar tree is over 600 years old.
Square Footage: 7,333 sq ft
Acreage: 2.48 Acres
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