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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Abergavenny, monmouthshire, south wales

Offers in Region of £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED BUNGALOW
  • FOUR BEDROOMS
  • COUNTRY STYLE KITCHEN / DINER
  • THREE RECEPTION ROOMS
  • 2 BEDROOM DETACHED COACH HOUSE
  • HEATED SWIMMING POOL
  • APPROX 3.5 ACRES OF LAND

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

GOLDEN ACRES/SPECTACULAR SETTING

Hidden from view and set in over three acres of landscaped gardens, the spacious single storey home has a swimming pool and separate coach house


She had never considered buying a single storey home before - at least, not until the day she and her partner approached The Gardens.
As they came up its impressive third of-a-mile long drive, lined with majestic 160ft Canadian wellingtonia trees, she could immediately envisage her family here.
"When I reached the end of the drive and saw the full extent of the grounds and gardens, the magnificent oak tree with a seat around it, my mind was totally changed," she said.
The Gardens was originally part of the estate of Nantyderry House, a grand Georgian country home. It was likely to have originally been staff accommodation but has been developed and changed beyond recognition over the years.
Over the past 19 years since arriving at the home, she has extended it to create a large, double aspect dining room. A former workshop and garage block have also been converted into an attractive, self-contained, two bedroom coach house.
"It is a lovely little cottage, which is very handy for family or guests to stay in," she added. "The coach house could also be let to generate an additional income for the new owners."

A WARM WELCOME

Visiting friends and neighbours rarely knock at the front door - they invariably come directly into the huge country-style kitchen via its sunny terrace doors.
"It's a very welcoming, relaxed kind of kitchen, so people regularly drop in here for coffee and a chat."
With its rich oak units, range cooker, traditional dresser and long refectory table, the kitchen is also comfortable and spacious enough to host informal meals - and in the summer, with the terrace doors open, it lends itself to barbecues and long leisurely breakfasts outside.
"The kitchen is probably one of my favourite rooms in the house, which is why we spend most of our time in there," she added.

FORMALLY SPEAKING

A close second favourite is the inviting central sitting room, leading from the kitchen, with its doors on to a further sheltered terrace and the swimming pool beyond.
For entertaining on a larger scale, the family sitting room leads into a larger drawing room, with traditional fireplace and dual aspect windows - and from there, into the dining room extension with its large windows to two sides and double doors to yet another terrace.
"The dining room is a beautifully light room, and gets the sun all day long. It's the room we would use for more formal meals and tends to be where we entertain at Christmas - in fact we've had as many as 18 people sitting down to dinner in there."
Because of the way the rooms in the property flow, it can easily accommodate large gatherings in comfort.
As well as family gatherings, which have included a 90th birthday party, the owners have also hosted charity events, both indoors and in the large gardens.
"One charity garden party included entertainment from a live jazz band and attracted around 200 people."

CHILD-FRIENDLY

The owner's real pride and joy, however, is the garden, with its sweeping lawns, bubbling stream, wildlife pond, shrubbery areas and mature trees.
"It is an ideal garden for children."
Children also love the swimming pool, which can be closely observed by parents from the house: "We were able to use the pool all summer last year. There's nothing nicer than starting the day with a swim."
A good summer also offers the chance to host pool parties and barbecues in complete privacy.
"If there is one thing I will really miss about this place it is the peacefulness, the sense of being in your own little world."

MAGNIFICENT MONMOUTHSHIRE

Nantyderry sits at the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside, between the historic market town of Abergavenny and the picture postcard town of Usk.
In recent years, Abergavenny has carved out a reputation as something of a food-lovers' haven, with its annual food festival and a number of highly-regarded restaurants on the doorstep.
In fact, just a short stroll away from The Gardens is The Foxhunter Restaurant, owned and run by television chef Matt Tebbutt.
Originally a public house, the Foxhunter was named in honour of the famous horse ridden by Nantyderry local, Sir Harry Llewellyn, who together won a show jumping gold medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.

Accomodation

Taking in the peaceful surround, you step inside to be greeted by a welcoming reception hall. Offering an early indication of this home's warm appeal, the hall opens to a central family room that connects to both the kitchen and drawing room, creating an easy flow that works well for entertaining. The spacious kitchen combines solid wood cabinets with tiled flooring and there is ample space for a family dining table. French doors open to a terrace area which is ideal for breakfast in the sun. The drawing room leads directly through to the separate dining room with views of the gardens to the rear and plenty of space to entertain. A further set of French doors in the dining room can be thrown open to allow guests to spill out onto the side terrace, while the elaborate fireplace in the drawing room heightens the warm ambience.

Moving on to the sleeping accommodation, you pass a cloakroom and invaluable utility room before reaching the four charming double bedrooms, two of which boast en-suite bathrooms. The master and second bedroom have bay windows and are positioned to the rear of the property overlooking the gardens beyond. The other two rooms face the courtyard and are serviced by a sumptuous family bathroom with free- standing bath.

The Coach House

Offering exceptional flexibility, the detached coach house can be found at the end of the driveway next to the main house. The accommodation has been decorated to a very high standard and incorporates a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. The drawing room has a vaulted ceiling and French doors to its courtyard garden, while the two bedrooms are equally as delightful. The property is ideal as holiday accommodation or for an elderly relative or another family member seeking their own space.


Setting the Scene

A long drive flanked by majestic trees leads to the home at the heart of its idyllic setting.
"It is a beautiful garden - it's a haven," observed the owner. "There are lots of mature trees including mature oak trees. The drive is a 1/3 of a mile long and edged with very tall Canadian wellingtonia trees and tarmacked all the way."
With rhododendrons producing an explosion of colour, and banks covered in daffodils, the gardens are exceptionally fine in the spring but still full of interest all the year round. There's also a pond and a stream running through the grounds which cover approximately 3.5 acres (STMS). This is a wildlife magnet with woodpeckers, birds of prey and mallard ducks among the frequent visitors.
"One year, the mallard ducks laid their eggs outside the kitchen door and we watched them hatch," she added.
To the western boundary bamboo grows up the hedgerow back towards the house and swimming pool which rustles gently in the wind and echoes the sounds of the brook and ponds.

Within Easy Reach

Nantyderry is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of this delightful area between the towns of Abergavenny ,Usk, Monmouth with a range of restaurants, boutique shops and pubs. Abergavenny is a 10-minute drive from Nantyderry, and both Bristol and Cardiff can be reached in about 25 minutes. Top chef Matt Tebbutt's pub and restaurant The Foxhunter is a short stroll away. The larger settlement of Goytre is also nearby with a local shop and golfers can choose from Monmouthshire Golf Course, Celtic Manor and Alice Springs Golf Course in the surrounding area. Highly regarded Haberdashers school of Monmouth is rated as Excellent in every aspect of their work by Estyn, Wales' version of Ofsted - The first independent school in Wales to achieve this.
Nantyderry is superbly situated for exploring the Brecon Beacons national park. Both the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons begin in Abergavenny and offer excellent outdoor pursuits such as walking, climbing, canoeing and narrow boat trips. The nearest railway stations are at Abergavenny and Pontypool. The M4 can be joined via the A449.

How to get there

From the south west proceed over the Severn Bridge Crossing and leave the M4 at Junction 25a. Merge onto the A4042 and at the Coldra roundabout take the exit signposted Monmouth and proceed onto the A449. Follow this road to Usk, continuing into the town and turn right at the Three Salmons Hotel. Follow this road and head over the Old Chain Bridge. Do not follow the road to the right but proceed straight for a couple miles where The Gardens can be found on your left hand side.

For those with satellite navigation the post code for the property is NP7 9DW.


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03 April 2014

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  • Pontypool & New Inn (4.0 mi)
  • Abergavenny (4.8 mi)
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