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4 bedroom character property for sale

The Narth, Monmouth

Sold STC £595,000

Property Description

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  • EPC: E

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Tenure: Freehold

Approached via a private lane, this four double bedroom family home sits on a plot of just under an acre in a rural location, overlooking fields and woodland within the Wye Valley which has been designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

Approached via a private lane, this four double bedroom family home sits on a plot of just under an acre in a rural location, overlooking fields and woodland within the Wye Valley which has been designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The property has been extended over the years but was originally a stone built cottage dating back to the mid 1800's and the original stone walls are exposed internally to a number of the rooms and externally to the rear. The present owners, who have lived there for nearly 20 years, have made improvements to the house in order to provide a spacious modern home yet retaining a lot of the original character. One of the main features of the property is its location, with a south facing aspect to the rear overlooking the extensive gardens and the aforementioned woodland.

The very well presented accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hallway, and inner hall, a 27ft living room with a beautiful conservatory to the rear, a separate dining room, a recently refitted kitchen and utility room with integral appliances, a cloakroom/wc with a second utility room, a master bedroom with a refitted en-suite shower room/wc, three further double bedrooms, and a large modern bathroom with a separate shower enclosure. Features include oil fired central heating and double glazing.

Description Cont'd 
The extensive gardens are mainly laid to lawn and include a rockery and fishpond, large sun terraces, a kitchen garden and generous parking for numerous vehicles. There is a detached double garage with attached workshop and a separate stable block with two stables.

The Narth is a small rural village approximately 7 miles from the well regarded market town of Monmouth. The town offers a wide variety of shopping facilities with well known supermarkets sitting alongside independent food shops, other retailers and the weekly market. The is a good choice of education options in the area, from the Primary School at Trellech to the two Haberdasher’s Schools (and preparatory school) in Monmouth, as well as the Monmouth Comprehensive School.
The Narth and District Village Hall offers a good range of regular social activities for all ages, Penallt, three miles away, has a tennis club and cricket club. There are a lot dining options within easy driving distance and these include country pubs and more formal restaurants. Rowing is available at Monmouth Rowing Club, with canoeing also available on the river Wye.
The A40 , which is approximately 7 miles away at Monmouth, provides access to the M4 and in turn Cardiff and Bristol. The A40 also allows access to the M50 and the Midlands.

Entrance Hallway 
An open, stone pillared porch leads to the hardwood panelled and glazed front door which has a multi-pane screen to the side. Radiator. Three steps lead to the inner hallway. Hardwood doors to the living room and cloakroom.

Living Room 27' 1" x 13' 3" ( 8.26m x 4.04m )
Part of the original cottage, the spacious living room has stone walls and a beamed ceiling as well as a stone chimney breast with a raised hearth which houses the cast iron wood burner. Two separate radiators. Double glazed window and door to the conservatory as well as two other double glazed windows which overlook the gardens to the side and rear. Feature internal deep sill window to the dining room. Doorways to the dining room and kitchen. Hardwood staircase to the first floor.

Conservatory 21' 6" x 8' 10" extending to 12' 10" max. into bay ( 6.55m x 2.69m extending to 3.91m max. into bay )
An outstanding feature of the property is this stone based and double glazed conservatory with two sets of double glazed French doors leading to the sun terraces. This bird watchers haven overlooks both the gardens to the side and rear as well as the nearby woodland. The conservatory is fitted with wall lights, ample power points and a slate floor.

Dining Room 16' 1" max. x 9' 7" ( 4.90m max. x 2.92m )
A very deep sill double glazed window faces the front aspect. White washed stone wall to one side. Beamed ceiling. Radiator. Stone archway to:-

Kitchen 11' 9" x 9' 6" ( 3.58m x 2.90m )
Recently refitted with a comprehensive range of gloss cream fronted wall and base units incorporating contrasting dark work surfaces with tiled splash areas and an inset 'one and a half bowl' sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integral dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Built-in stainless steel oven with microwave over. Four ring ceramic hob with a stainless steel and glass canopy style extractor over. 'Slate' tiled floor. Tall, feature radiator. Beamed ceiling. Double glazed window to the front aspect. Archway to:-

Porch 7' 4" x 6' 6" ( 2.24m x 1.98m )
An extension of the main kitchen, it's fitted with a range of wall and base units to match the kitchen units. Floor mounted central heating boiler. 'Slate' tiled floor. Double glazed window to the side and glazed door to the front.

Utility Room/cloakroom 
The cloakroom is tiled to half height and a white suite comprises a close coupled wc and a pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Double louvre doors to the utility area with a fitted work surface and inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Fitted wall unit. Plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Walls tiled to half height and tiled floor. Double glazed window.

Inner Hall / Lobby 
A very useful space, currently being used as an exercise area/gym. Radiator. Double door to the rear sun terrace. Hardwood door to the master bedroom.

Master Bedroom 13' 4" x 12' 8" to wardrobe narrowing to 7' 1" ( 4.06m x 3.86m to wardrobe narrowing to 2.16m )
Double glazed window to the front. Built-in wardrobes with mirror fronted sliding doors. Radiator. Door to:-

En-Suite Shower Room 
A modern white suite comprises a toilet with a concealed cistern, a wall mounted wash hand basin, and a double width shower enclosure with glass front and Triton electric shower. Feature radiator. Inset lighting to the ceiling. Double glazed window.

First Floor Accommodation 

Double glazed rear facing window. Radiator. Stone wall at one end. Access to bedrooms and family bathroom.

Bedroom Two 14' 3" max. x 13' max. ( 4.34m max. x 3.96m max. )
Double glazed window to the rear. Fitted with a range of wardrobes, dressing table and drawer unit. Radiator.

Bedroom Three 17' 8" max. x 9' 8" narrowing to 6' 3" ( 5.38m max. x 2.95m narrowing to 1.91m )
A generous double bedroom with two double glazed windows overlooking the frontage. Radiator.

Bedroom Four 9' 10" x 8' 4" ( 3.00m x 2.54m )
Double glazed window to the rear, overlooking the garden and woodland. Radiator. Loft access.

Bathroom 10' 2" x 9' 5" max. ( 3.10m x 2.87m max. )
A modern bathroom with a white suite comprising a deep bath, a toilet with a concealed cistern, a wall mounted wash hand basin and a large corner shower enclosure with a Triton electric shower. Ceramic tiled walls. Built-in airing cupboard. Feature radiator. Inset lighting to the ceiling. Double glazed window.

External Grounds 
Situated in grounds of just under an acre, the property is approached by a private shared drive. The gravelled parking area has a stone wall boundary to one side and allows access to the double garage with a car port and to the stables.
To the side of the parking area and the house is a lawned garden with mature trees and shrubs, as well as a kitchen garden area with a greenhouse. From this garden steps lead down to the rear gardens and a large rockery with a fish pond and a second greenhouse. The extensive rear garden, which backs onto woods, is again mainly laid to lawn and has mature trees and walled boundaries. Across the rear of the house there are paved and gravelled sun terraces on different levels to take advantage of the full traverse of the sun. Brick built barbeque. Outside lighting and water tap.

Garage 17' 10" x 17' 4" ( 5.44m x 5.28m )
A detached double garage with twin 'up and over' doors. Skylight windows. Power and light. At one side of the garage there is access to a storage/workshop area which has two double glazed windows and a door to the side.

Stable Block 
A detached, double stable block which could have a number of different uses. The two stables each measure approx. 12' x 11'8.

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04 May 2016


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