3 bedroom cottage for saleThe Common, St Briavels GL15
Sold STC £615,000
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with fabulous far-reaching views over the Wye Valley and beyond, Rose Cottage provides a secluded retreat within walking distance of the historic village of St Briavels, on Offa's Dyke, one of Britains National Trails, named after the 8th Century King of Mercia.
This unique property offers a wealth of charm and character, with origins dating back over 200 years. It is beautifully presented and has been sympathetically extended over the years to offer elegant and spacious living accommodation. Many of the original features of Rose Cottage have been retained including fireplaces and oak beams.
The rooms are spacious and light, with many benefiting from dual-aspect windows that offer stunning views and help to make this property so special.
Set in approximately 3.4 acres, Rose Cottage enjoys beautiful well-stocked mature gardens, a mixed fruit orchard, including some local varieties and woodland providing a natural haven for a wide variety of wildlife.
The village of St Briavels is nestled in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean and lies between the Welsh border towns of Monmouth and Chepstow. It has a thriving local community with excellent facilities and amenities including a pub, doctors surgery, monthly farmers market, 12th Century castle, a café, shop and highly rated primary school.
Monmouth and Chepstow are only a 20-minute drive away and offer a range of superb shopping, leisure and recreational facilities, together with further excellent educational establishments, including Haberdashers independent schools for boys and girls. From Monmouth, the A40 provides easy access to the M4 and Cardiff as well as the M50 and the Midlands. From Chepstow, the M48 is a gateway to the South-West and London.
On the ground floor:
The arched wooden front door opens into a tiled porch with arched window. It leads to the entrance hall through a glazed door.
The entrance hall provides access to the main living accommodation. It features a window to the side of the property overlooking the front garden, stairs to the first floor, an under-stairs storage cupboard, and door to the sitting room.
Sitting room 4.29m (14'1) x 3.84m (12'7)
Approached from the entrance hall, the sitting room has two windows offering beautiful views over the Wye Valley. Double glazed doors give access to the garden room and a single door leads through to the inner hallway with slate and wooden floors.
Garden room 4.33m (14'2) x 2.68m (8'10)
The garden room has quarry tiled floors and large triple glazed windows to two aspects offering views over the garden and the Wye Valley. It benefits from double doors that open onto the terrace and cottage style garden .
The inner hall is split-level, with steps up to Bedroom 3 and the bathroom and open access to the dining room.
Shower room 3.87m (12'8) x 3.48m (11'5)
A spacious room fitted with a white suite comprising WC, bidet, corner shower and hand wash basin set in a vanity unit. There is a window to the rear with a view over the courtyard garden and adjacent wood. The room also benefits from an attractive Edwardian cast iron fireplace and built-in airing and storage cupboards.
Bedroom 3 4.6m (15'1) x 3.49m (11'5)
Bedroom 3 has windows to two aspects. It is light and airy, enjoying panoramic views, and features a fireplace with stone surround, wooden flooring and built-in storage cupboards.
Dining room 5.51m (18'1) x 3.1m (10'2)
The dining room is located in the older part of the house, with windows to the front overlooking the driveway, flower borders and gravel garden incorporating an ancient well. This room is full of character with ceiling beams, slate floor and a wood burner in a large original fireplace. There is a door leading to the kitchen, utility room and cold store.
Kitchen 5.03m (16'6) x 3.16m (10'4)
A beautifully appointed hand-painted solid wood kitchen fitted with base cupboards and drawers with Silestone work surface over, matching up-stands, splash-backs and eyelevel cabinets. There is an integrated eye-level Neff electric oven, Bosch 4-ring induction hob, a racing green solid fuel Rayburn and ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap. Windows overlook the rear courtyard garden and two Velux windows fill the room with natural light. A door leads to the rear porch, giving access to the garden and workshop.
Utility room 2.39m (7'10) x 2.02m (6'8)
The utility room has a window to the front of the property, a Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine and a range of cupboards. A door leads through to the store room.
Store room 2.35m (7'9) x 1.88m (6'2)
A large storage room with window to the front.
On the first floor:
Landing 3.1m (10'2) x 1.62m (5'4)
A spacious landing area with windows to two aspects, beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and doors to the WC and bedrooms.
Master bedroom 4.86m (15'11) x 3.23m (10'7) Plus door recess
Located in the older part of the house, the spacious master bedroom has sloping ceilings with traditional beams and windows to the front aspect, and benefits from hand built wall to wall fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 3.86m (12'8) x 3.07m (10'1)
The second bedroom has storage in the eaves and a window with views across the Wye Valley and beyond.
White suite comprising of WC and hand wash basin, with window offering far-reaching views.
Carport & Parking
To the front of the property there is a large carport and parking area for several cars.
Workshop & outbuildings
Workshop & outbuildings
To the rear, there is a wood store and workshop measuring 3.64m x 2.50m with a wood burner and a window overlooking the meadow and orchard.
Integral to this there is a larger substantial workshop/storage area, measuring 4.56m x 3.17m. This is ideal for garden machinery and equipment, with double doors for easy access and storage space in the roof, accessed by a pull down ladder. A useful and versatile set of outbuildings for any purchaser.
The garden benefits from a greenhouse, polytunnel and summer house. The summerhouse measures 3.24m x 2.91m and has power, a decked area to the front and a tool shed to the side. It offers the perfect retreat, set in a picturesque corner of the garden and enjoying breath-taking views from an elevated position.
Gardens, Orchard & Woodland
Rose Cottage enjoys excellent privacy and spectacular well-stocked mature gardens, with various seating areas from where to enjoy the spectacular views across the valley.
There are three ponds, an enclosed vegetable garden with raised beds, and areas of lawn.
The garden gives access to the meadow and orchard containing an abundance of wildflowers and having the benefit of 16 solar panels.
Walk through the orchard into a stunning woodland area where the paths are lined with bluebells in spring.
This outside space lends itself to a variety of uses and in total measures approximately 3.4 acres.
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