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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Whitebrook, Monmouth

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning and unique Wye Valley dwelling
  • Extensive formal gardens
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Mezzanine gym and party room
  • Set in approx. 4 picturesque acres
  • Over 5,800 Sq Ft
  • Workshops (with full planning permission)
  • Orangery
  • Conservatory/ office
  • Grade II derelict 3-storey former paper mill

Full description

Zenko Properties presents this stunning & unique detached property which sits back from a quiet lane, fronted by large Millponds, and sits in a mature woodland setting. The house is stone built and is believed to date back to the mid-18th Century when the site and was an important bank note and paper works, alongside many of the other properties in the valley. The streams, race, and ponds are still important aspects of the property along with both formal Victorian and cottage gardens. The house has grown over the centuries, specifically during the Victorian period and more recently in the last decade, with the addition of a sumptuous oak framed extension. (In the last year, all the windows and facia boards have been replaced).

External Benefits are: Workshops (With full planning permission to convert to 2 Storey 3 Garage building with Office space above), orangery, grade II derelict 3-storey former paper mill offering potential for conversion into single dwelling or 3 apartments (subject to planning permissions), extensive formal gardens, Mill ponds, woodlands and paddocks, in all circa 4 acres, monmouth 4 Miles, chepstow 12 miles (Distances approximate).

Entrance - The house itself is accessed through a solid wooden door beneath a canopy into the flag stoned entrance hall, with glazed open fireplace. Stepping up, into a stunning reception hall with wide staircase, galleried landings and vaulted ceiling above, doors off to the main reception rooms.
There are numerous period features including picture rails and large sash windows with the drawing room having super views over gardens and ponds.

Kitchen And Dining/Sitting Room - The kitchen boasts a fabulous array of cherry and brushed steel fronted Italian units, with a full gamut of appliances including coffee machine, steam oven, combination oven, multifunction oven, and ceramic induction hobs inset within an island peninsular with black granite work surfaces throughout the kitchen and breakfast bar.
The room opens out into a large dining/sitting room with wood burning stove and access to a large pantry and door off to the conservatory/office.

Party Room - A stunning party room has been created with marble floors and a large open fireplace, the room features full height glazed end wall with sliding doors out to a terraced area and raised lawn beyond.

Conservatory/Office - The conservatory/office features a built in wooden oak desk with extensive shelving units plus two phone lines. Double doors open out onto a large secluded decking area, which then leads to the cottage gardens and orangery. To the rear of the conservatory is an enclosed boiler room.

Master Bedroom - The master bedroom has breath-taking views over the gardens and wooded areas and again features full height sliding glazed doors. To the rear of the room, there is access to the mezzanine area (currently used as gym) and a large walk in dressing room that in turn leads down to an ensuite wet room.

Guest Room - The main guest bedroom is equally impressive with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and large sash windows overlooking the pond and gardens. To the rear is open hanging space plus large mezzanine area. Off the bedroom is an en-suite shower/wet room.

Bathroom - The bathroom/wetroom features a freestanding teak bath and twin teak sinks; additionally there is a large open shower and toilet. Off the bathroom is a laundry/ironing room with door to rear garden.

Gardens And Grounds - The gardens are simply beautiful with significant investment made in both hard and soft landscaping. A wide stone staircase leads up to upper pathways that in turn take you to the woodland and upper paddock.
A formal garden to the west comprises lawns flanked by herbaceous beds, stonewalls and rockeries leading to both Acer and Rhododendron gardens beyond, all flanking a magnificent series of ponds, flag stone paths, oak board walks, bridge and woodland pathways. Across the bridge and further stone staircase is a large secondary parking area (Sufficient for horseboxes & additional vehicles) with access to the lane. To the north of the ponds, a number of oak steps/paths lead into a secluded wooded area.
To the east of the house there is a large raised cottage garden which leads via stone steps to a large orangery and potting shed set upon a large flint covered patio area with outside built in barbecue. To the right further steps lead up to well laid out vegetable garden with mature raspberry bushes, beyond this is a further paddock area, with a flagstone patio area.
The gravelled parking area/driveway has sufficient parking for 20 cars and access to the workshops and hidden waste treatment plant.
The current workshops benefit from full planning and building regulation approval for the erection of a 3 car two storey garage (including workshop/gardeners toilet and office space above).
Adjacent to the drive and beyond the race is a listed Grade II, former paper mill, which has not been developed. The Mill offers the potential to convert to 3 storey premises subject to the usual planning consents.
On the opposite side of the lane to the house, there is approximately an acre and a half of untouched woodland, which secures privacy and outlook.

Location - Mill House is situated in the Whitebrook valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty and within the Wye Valley. The house sits at the top of the valley and benefits from sun all year round. The surrounding forest and woodland is accessed directly from the property and walks down to the River Wye are completely away from any vehicular access. Given its position, the property suffers no light pollution.

Monmouth - Monmouth is approximately 4 miles away and has an excellent array of High Street retailers in addition to local artisan traders. It is home to the highly acclaimed and sought after Haberdasher Schools for Girls and Boys catering from Pre-prep to 6th form.

Chepstow - Chepstow is approximately 12 miles away and offers a broad spectrum of retailers and services and St Johns on the Hill Preparatory school.

Transport/Access - Monmouth & Chepstow both afford excellent access to several motorway routes (M4/M50/M5). With Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff airports in easy driving distance, as are Bristol Parkway, Newport and Abergavenny railway stations. Typically, travel time between Mill House and London Heathrow is under 2 hours.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment only

Directions (NP25 4TX)
From Monmouth take the B4293 road towards Chepstow and proceed for about 3 miles. Turn left at post signed The Narth and Whitebrook, continue down this lane for exactly 1 mile and the property will be found on the left behind large green gates. Video intercom button on the right hand wall affords entry.

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17 June 2015

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