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3 bedroom terraced house for sale

Caerleon, Newport

£400,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

When Ricky and Keith first bought Greenway Cottage back in 1989, the plan was to use it as business premises but as they renovated it they began to realise it held even greater appeal.
“Keith began to restore it back to its former glory and as he did so we just fell in love with it,” remembers Ricky. “We both loved its character and the wonderful feel it had throughout and as it came together we realised it could make a lovely family home.”
It took approximately 18 months for work to be completed, the roof had to come off and was replaced with Welsh slate; ceilings were taken down to reveal the beautiful beams above and a gas fire was pulled out to uncover a spectacular inglenook fireplace.
“It was a process of discovery and we loved it,” she adds. “A lot of people thought we were crazy but it was nice to see it develop and in many ways become a new house inside.”

GREAT REVELATIONS
Greenway Cottage was originally a long house, built by a merchant to house his family, their servants and even the animals. It is believed to date back to around 1400 and at various points it was also a pub, school and wedding venue. For three generations the property was owned by the same family.
“The Greenways who lived here for a time came to Caerleon from Somerset to work at the Ponthir brickworks,” she says. “When we started work we realised there were some parts of the house that hadn’t been touched and where Keith found layer upon layer of old newspaper from the past. We saved whatever we could of the original building, including the flagstones downstairs; we employed a stone mason on site for the whole 18 months and we used appropriate plaster and a lime wash paint.”

LOFTY PLEASURES
So much pleasure came from watching the house come together and there have been so many happy times since then when the whole cottage has been enjoyed.
“I loved it when the attic was done, there is a beautiful A frame up there and as soon as the floor went down it just looked incredible and I remember thinking: ‘I could live up here,’” Ricky recalls. “This has become a recreation room for the family: my husband plays his guitar and also has his office up there and we all enjoy it as somewhere to go to sit quietly and read.”

SEASONAL APPEAL
Greenway Cottage is warm in winter and cool in summer. With wood burning stoves in both the drawing room and the dining room, it is always inviting when the weather is chilly outside.
“It is lovely sitting in the drawing room on a winter’s evening, with the wood burner going, and we use the kitchen and the dining room all the time too,” she says. “Like the rest of the house, the dining room has so much character.”
And she adds: “Everyone loves it here, particularly at Christmas, when we have a real tree, the fires are lit and everywhere is decorated.”

PAST TIMES
From the stone stairs, with their arrow slit window, to the leaded windows and exquisite timber work, Greenway Cottage feels very much part of this historic corner of Wales. Caerleon itself has an abundance of astounding history. Situated on the River Usk, north of Newport, it was the site of a notable Roman legionary fortress, Isca Augusta, and an Iron Age hill fort. Today the National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths Museum are located in Caerleon and are popular destinations with visitors.
“This is why we considered the possibility of opening up tea rooms in the cottage,” Ricky says. “We have now decided to downsize, however, but as we have achieved planning permission the option is there for someone else if they choose to do it.”

VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Caerleon is a welcoming and vibrant community, she says. There are a number of good shops and it benefits from easy access to the M4, Newport, Cardiff and Bristol.
“My husband has enjoyed being close to Celtic Manor for the golf and there are lots of nice places to walk and cycle in this area, in fact, a new cycle path has recently opened that goes straight down to Newport,” she says.
She adds: “We are also moving to be able to spend more time with our daughter, who now lives abroad, so I will miss Caerleon when we are not here as much. It is a town where everyone is friendly and everything you need is close by.”

Setting The Scene

The rear garden at Greenway Cottage is walled and has a gate leading to a car park, which would give excellent access if this became tea rooms. There is a decked area with a gazebo and opposite the conservatory is a brick built barbecue area.
“My husband is a keen gardener and he has worked hard on the garden, making paths and borders and planting trees,” says Ricky. “It is lovely sitting out there in the summer when the sun is shining.”

What's Nearby ()

Caerleon is an old Roman settlement steeped in history, blessed with a plethora of local pubs, bars, restaurants all in the thriving village atmosphere. The luxury Celtic Manor Golf & Spa resort is only a few minutes’ drive away. The popular town of Usk can be reached in approximately 10 minutes and offers a similar array of independent shops and boutiques not to mention several public houses and restaurants. There are several beautiful towns nearby including Monmouth, Chepstow and the beautiful Wye Valley is only a short drive away via the A449

Within Easy Reach

For commuters the M4 can be reached in just a few minutes making the cities of Cardiff and Bristol very accessible. There is a mainline railway station in Newport providing high speed rail links to London and the West.

DIRECTIONS:

Exit junction 24 of the M4 heading towards Newport. Turn right onto the Royal Oak Hill by the Toby Carvery, proceed over Belmont Hill until you reach The Ship Inn in Caerleon. Turn right here and then follow the road around. Take your second right hand turn and greenway Cottage can be found on the left hand side located by our for sale board.


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  • Newport (S. Wales) (2.5 mi)
  • Cwmbran (4.2 mi)
  • Pye Corner (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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