4 bedroom detached house for saleHewelsfield, Gloucestershire
Sold STC £700,000
- Traditional verandah entrance, fitted cloaks
- Two fine reception rooms, study
- Superb 23ft kitchen & conservatory
- 4 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), bathroom
- Long drive, double garage
- Wonderful garden, small paddock
A fine example of a stone built late Victorian house in an elevated, yet sheltered, setting high above the Wye Valley and commanding superb views. Sympathetically restored over the last twenty years the whole property is extremely well presented. There are two main reception rooms, a study and superb family kitchen with 'Aga' and bespoke conservatory together with four double bedrooms. The outstanding garden, created by the vendor, is a joy. In addition there is a small pasture paddock. In all approaching an acre.
Wide Victorian Verandah Entrance - Superb large mature wisteria and part glazed door to:-
Reception Hall - 5.97m x 1.82m (19'7" x 6'0") - Original boarded floor. Ceiling coving. Stairs off to first floor.
Fitted Cloakroom - White suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin with mirror over. Cushion flooring. Extractor fan. Panelling to dado height. Under stairs store cupboard.
Character Sitting Room - 5.37m x 3.34m (17'7" x 10'11") - A most attractive room with double casement doors opening through the verandah and providing superb views. Additional double glazed side window. Feature stone and brick fireplace with timber surround and mantel and a raised slate hearth with a recess and glass fronted wood-burner. Picture rail and ceiling coving. Part glazed door to:-
Study - 3.43m x 1.64m (11'3" x 5'5") - Fitted bookshelving. Ceiling coving. Double glazed double casement doors out to the outside.
Large Lounge / Dining Room - 6.9m x 3.38m (22'8" x 11'1") - Feature panelling to picture rail height. Stone and brick arched fireplace with raised slate hearth. Glass fronted wood-burner and panelling over. Ceiling coving. Wall light points. Double glazed side window and a pair of double casement double glazed doors out to the terrace with the wonderful views. Door to utility and opening to:-
Outstanding Fitted Kitchen And Family Breakfast Room - 7.12m x 3.73m (23'4" x 12'3") - A single storey portion of the building with high ceilings exposing the roof purlins with a double glazed Velux rooflight in the rear pitch of the roof and eyeball spotlights. Extensively fitted with a range of cream fronted units with hardwood trim to the tiled worktop which incorporate a twin bowl enamel sink with mixer taps. Extensive range of floor cupboards and drawers together with range of eye level cupboards with lighting beneath, open bookshelving, a 4-oven oil fired cream Aga with inset ceramic electric hob set into a tiled recess with concealed lighting. Integrated appliances including dishwasher, tall fridge and freezer, a three quarter height pull out larder cupboard and freestanding central marble-topped work table.
The front portion of the room is a bespoke double glazed conservatory/breakfast area with mainly glazed walls under matching double glazed roof and provides some of the best views in the entire property. There is ceramic tiled flooring throughout.
Utility Room - 4.0m x 3.66m (13'1" x 12'0") - Travertine floor and a long hardwood worktop with inset Belfast style sink with mixer taps over and with cupboards and space beneath for automatic washing machine. Range of eye level store cupboards. Feature old fireplace (sealed) with high mantel. Freestanding Worcester oil fired boiler for heating and domestic hot water. Double glazed side window and a part glazed stable style door out to the rear.
On The First Floor - Approached by the stairs from the hall with a half landing and a feature frosted double glazed leaded light window to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING with ceiling coving, access to loft and airing cupboard.
Bedroom One - 5.5m x 3.2m (18'1" x 10'6") - Ceiling coving. Two double glazed front windows with fine southerly aspect to the Wye Valley. Picture rail. One wall is completely fitted with a range of wardrobe units comprising two double and one single wardrobe with part leaded doors, hanging rail and shelving. Downlighters.
Guest Bedroom Suite - Comprising:-
Bedroom Two - 3.6m x 3.26m (11'10" x 10'8") - Double glazed window again with wonderful south views. Ceiling coving. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room - Part tiled and with white suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin with upstand, tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen, pivot door and fitted Mira power shower. Recessed downlighter. Extractor fan. Cushion flooring. Chrome plated electric towel rail. Frosted double glazed window.
Bedroom Three - 4.0m x 3.69m (13'1" x 12'1") - Double glazed side entrance. Double glazed side window overlooking the entrance. Recessed downlighters. Fitted wash hand basin with upstand with mirror and shelves over. To one corner is a shower cubicle with glazed pivot door and Mira Sport instantaneous electric shower.
Bedroom Four - 4.08m x 3.35m (13'5" x 11'0") - Double glazed side window. Ceiling coving. Recessed downlighters.
Excellent Bathroom - Traditional white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, matching low level wc, bidet. Enclosed bath with mixer taps incorporating shower attachment with deluge head shower over and a pivot glazed screen. Ceiling coving. Extractor fan. Airing cupboard.
Directions - (1) FROM MONMOUTH, take the A466 Wye Valley road through the village of Redbrook to Bigsweir Bridge and just before the bridge and traffic lights bear sharp left onto Stowe Road signposted 'Mork/St Briavels'. After passing Lindors Hotel on the right take the next right hand turn and follow this road into the village of St Briavels. Take the B4228 passing out of St Briavels and after approx 1.5 miles at the Hewelsfield crossroads, turn right onto Hewelsfield Common road. (1) FROM CHEPSTOW Take the B4228 through Tutshill and Tidenham and onwards towards Coleford. At Hewelsfield crossroads ..
(2) At Hewelsfield crossroads, take turn left onto Hewelsfield Common Road. After 0.5 mile at Bailey Lane keep right to small crossroads. Turn right then immediately left and follow lane for 400 yards. At 3-way junction take middle lane. Wyeverne entrance is on left.
The property is approached via the impressive pillared entrance onto a long stone drive with parking and turning in front of the DOUBLE GARAGE, 5.1m x 4.73m, mainly of stone construction with a flag floor, pair of steel up and over doors, light socket and power points, side window. To the side of the garage is a USEFUL TOOL SHED and a lockable wood store. Within this area is a small rear courtyard and the OIL STORAGE TANK.
Immediately in front of the house, partially covered by the superb wisteria, is an old stone flagged terrace with steps down to a lower stoned terrace, all taking full advantage of the wonderful southerly aspect and views. Off to the side of the upper terrace, wrapping around the conservatory, is a decked area with access to the lower garden. The gardens are laid largely in the cottage style with areas of lawn surrounded by a variety of mature hedges and shrubs. To the side are further areas of more formal gardens but again laid to an area of largely level lawn with very attractive well stocked flower and shrub borders with a number of mature trees and several areas to sit and enjoy the sun or shade. Towards the far end, against the head of the drive is a very well stocked and maintained potager garden, again very much in the old English style with various plants interspersed with the vegetables and including a variety of apples, plum and pear trailing along the side of the drive. Large greenhouse. Beyond the vegetables is an area for composting and an area of productive soft fruit. There is a wide cast iron gate leading across the lane to the PONY PADDOCK which extends to just under half an acre and has a separate gated entrance in the lower portion. The boundary is well defined by mature hedging and again there are fine southerly views. Off to one corner is a brick built former pigs cot.
The village and parish of Hewelsfield is set above the Lower Wye Valley located partly within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty situated between the towns of Chepstow and Monmouth, both of which offer a good range of shopping and amenities. Hewelsfield has an award winning community run village shop and cafe and the local primary school has an Ofsted Outstanding rating and the Haberdashers and Monmouth Boys School are within 10.4 miles. There is easy access to the M4 for Bristol, Cardiff and London and M5 for Birmingham and the South West, with rail connections in Chepstow, Newport and Bristol Parkway.
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