9 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodcroft, Nr Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16

Under Offer £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • 9 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Wine cellar, garage and potting shed/garden stores.
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Pasture paddock & woodland
  • In all, set in approximately 25 acres (stms)
  • Lot 2: Option to purchase 7 off-lying cottages by separate negotiation

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Impressive Arts & Crafts country house set in stunning grounds

Location

Pen Moel is located high above the River Wye on the West Gloucestershire bank of the river in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The historic town of Chepstow is only about 1.5 miles to the south and has a good range of shops and services including railway connections as well as popular state and private schools. Monmouth and its renowned Haberdashers' schools for both boys and girls is about 14.5 miles to the north. The local road network is excellent with the M48/M4 (M48 Severn Bridge about 4 miles) and M5 providing quick and easy access to neighbouring larger cities and beyond with Cardiff to the south west (about 34 miles), Bristol to the south (about 20 miles), Bath to the south east (about 32 miles) and Gloucester and Cheltenham to the north east (about 29 miles and 45 miles respectively). For golf enthusiasts there are renowned golf courses at Celtic Manor, Monmouth and St Pierre. For horse racing there are racecourses at Chepstow, Bath and Cheltenham. The River Wye has salmon fishing upstream and there are glorious walks and rides through its own woods and the neighbouring countryside.

Description

Lot 1 Pen Moel & Land (hatched in green on plan).

Description
Pen Moel is Grade II Listed and the English Heritage Listing entry states that it is a "Large Victorian mansion in own grounds...Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings...generously organised composition in picturesque composition reminiscent of some Norman Shaw work, the building runs extensively east and west under a sand- stone crag, has open 4-bay verandah, left, and a vigorous 5-storey gabled entrance unit with fine glazed conservatory over open entrance porch with octagonal piers and very flat ogee-headed arches...Rich variety of fenestration mostly 2 or 3-light casements with transomes. To right is an octagonal turret with conical roof...A good example of the fertile imagination and sensitivity to the site of late Victorian designers." The house enjoys striking principal south facing reception rooms and bedrooms with many rooms featuring fine wood panelling, handsome fireplaces and ornate plasterwork. There has been an important house on the site of Pen Moel for hundreds of years with the current house dating back to 1890 when it was built by Margaret Phillips Price, whose family had moved down from Manchester in the middle of the 19th Century. Pen Moel has been in the same family for three generations. The grounds run down to the river with some high paths offering stunning views. The lower path is part of the Offa's Dyke Walk.

Accommodation Ground Floor
A stunning stone columned entrance porch with charming seats leads into an inner hall with leaded and stained glass double doors that open out to a wide staircase with ornate metal handrails. The staircase rises up to the impressive main reception hall with imposing column, arches, wood panelling, decorative ceiling and the warm focal point of a central fireplace. On the far right is the dining room with ornate beamed ceiling, wood panelling, large fireplace and stone surround windows with stained glass detailing including a bay window to enjoy the views across the gardens and paddock. The reception hall continues down to the left with doors leading to the morning room with fireplace, stained glass leaded windows and double French doors that lead out into a stunning glazed porch that opens onto the 4 bay veranda and into the fine conservatory with leaded windows enjoying panoramic elevated views over the grounds. Adjacent to the morning room is the drawing room with stone surround bay window and fireplace. This room can be used separately or opened into the morning room via folding doors to provide a generous room for entertaining. A useful study adjoins the drawing room with double doors to outside. Doors lead off the main reception hall to an inner hall at the centre of the house that in turn provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, laundry, store rooms, cellar rooms with wine cellar and integral garage.

First Floor
The main staircase rises up from the left hand side of the reception hall to the first floor accommodation passing a delightful arched leaded window and a dome roof light providing excellent natural light. 5 principal bedrooms are situated on the southern side of the house overlooking the grounds and gardens, 3 enjoying bay windows while a further 2 bedrooms are situated at the north side of the floor. The bedrooms share the use of 3 bathrooms. A walk-in wardrobe, store cupboards and dressing room complete the floor.

Second Floor
Stairs continue to the second floor that features a superb billiard room with beamed ceiling and a fireplace with a substantial and intricate decorative wooden surround. A separate staircase leads to 2 further bedrooms, one enjoying far reaching views to the south.

Third Floor
Stairs continue to the final third floor where there are 2 useful attic rooms.

Externally
Pen Moel sits in an elevated position overlooking generous landscaped gardens and grounds with mature trees, hedges, bushes, shrubs, flower borders, lawned areas and gravelled walkways. A stone ha-ha runs along the southern edge of the lawn with the paddock beyond. A charming covered walk-way runs from the western side of the house to the potting shed in the garden with an ornamental pond beneath and palm trees. The extensive bluebell woodland to the west and north of the house provide a stunning backdrop and idyllic natural habitat to explore with delightful pathways and footbridges. The cliff top western boundary overlooking the River Wye also provides another peaceful retreat together with breathtaking views. In all, the property extends to approximately 25 acres (stms - subject to measured survey).

Lot 2 Converted stable block and coach house: 7 residential properties (hatched in blue on plan).
The stable block and coach house (hatched yellow on the site plan) are some distance to the east of the house and comprises 7 residential properties with an entrance from the road. These comprise 2 detached cottages and the remainder flats. These properties are available as a whole Lot by separate negotiation. Further details available from the vendor's agents.

Square Footage: 10,046 sq ft
Acreage: 25 Acres

Directions

Directions (NP16 7QL)
From the centre of Chepstow cross the bridge beneath the castle and drive up Castleford Hill to the roundabout. Turn left onto the B4228 Coleford Road and proceed for just over half a mile to where the green cast iron gates beneath a stone arch is on the left hand side.


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02 September 2016

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Nearest stations

  • Chepstow (1.2 mi)
  • Caldicot (6.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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20 The Mall, Bristol, BS8 4DR

0117 407 2178 Local call rate

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