4 bedroom detached house for saleBarbadoes Hill, Tintern, Monmouthshire
- Equestrian property with 5 Acres, Stables & Manege
- Hall, Fitted Cloakroom, Study
- 31ft Drawing Room & Balcony
- Dining Room, Re-fitted Kitchen
- 4 Beds (1 En-Suite), Store
- Lovely Gardens, Studio
An APPEALING AND VERSATILE STONE BUILT HOUSE, in the heart of the lower Wye Valley amidst the wooded slopes above Tintern. It is secluded and very private, surrounded by its own paddock land, in an idyllic, elevated yet sheltered, setting with stunning views across the Wye Valley toward The Forest of Dean. The final approach off a well stoned forestry track and there are miles of unspoilt woodland walks and good outriding on the doorstep.
Originally this was a tiny cottage for a forestry woodman and it has evolved over the years with stone built extensions on either side to now provide a spacious family house, full of character and flexible, including a huge drawing room, beamed dining room, recently refitted breakfast kitchen and 4 bedrooms, off three staircases with potential for a self-contained annexe. CCTV.
Outside are lovely gardens with large terrace and outstanding views, a Summer House/Studio and EXCELLENT EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES. These include a stone built Stable Block with Tack Room, Three Loose Boxes, 2 Barns and a Garage. Within the surrounding four fields is an all-weather manege.
This delightful country property is not only an ideal equestrian base, but would equally suit two families, or merely those who want to 'get away from it all', with the option of working from home from the Summer House/Studio - an office with a view!
The Wye Valley is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but is easily accessible. Both Monmouth and Chepstow are each about 9 miles and have motorway class connections as well as excellent shopping, educational and cultural facilities. The M48 (Severn Bridge) and a main line railway station can be accessed at Chepstow.
Entrance Porch - Exposed stone. Tiled floor. Door to:-
Reception Hall - 13'0 (3.96m) In overall length. Wooden flooring. Rear window with views.
Fitted Cloakroom - Low level wc. Wash hand basin. Frost glazed window.
Study - 14'8 x 13'1 (4.47m x 3.99m) - Built-in cupboard. Windows with views. Two steps down and doors to:-
Superb Drawing Room - 31'4 x 19'3 (9.55m x 5.87m) - Stone built feature fireplace with large wood-burning stove on a raised hearth and exposed stone chimney breast extended to the side with two ornamental stone arches. Floor to ceiling window overlooking the paddock. Door and staircase to the upper and lower floors and a pair of double casement doors opening onto a SMALL BALCONY WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS.
Character Kitchen - 16'10 x 12'10 (5.13m x 3.91m) - Two large double glazed windows with wonderful Wye Valley views. Exposed stone wall including a chimney breast with raised hearth and open grate. Recently re-fitted with a range of solid timber fronted units including roll edge formica worktops with an inset white enamel 11/2 bowl sink with mixer taps. Tiling behind the units and beneath a range of eye level food cupboards with lighting beneath. Fitted 'Rangmaster' black range cooker with matching illuminated extractor hood over. Pair of integrated larder fridges. Space for dishwasher. Tiled floor with electric underfloor heating.
Conservatory - 12'6 x 11'0 max (3.81m x 3.35m max) - Affording fantastic far reaching views over the valley below. Tiled floor. Off to one corner is the Worcester oil fired boiler for heating and domestic hot water. Door to to the garden.
Beamed Dining Room - 16'2 x 10'3 (4.93m x 3.12m) - This was the original old cottage with the exposed ceiling beams and a door to the Porch and door and stairs to the West Wing which could easily provide a self-contained Granny Annexe. In this area is a landing with stairs off and leading to:-
Bedroom Three - 13'5 x 11'6 (4.09m x 3.51m) - Window and double casement doors to the garden.
Bathroom - Mainly tiled with white suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc. Built-in cupboard. Frost glazed window.
Bedroom Four (On The Upper Level) - 14'10 x 16'9 (4.52m x 5.11m) -
On The First Floor - (approached from the Drawing Room) Large landing / study and a built-in cupboard and doors to:-
The Master Bedroom Suite - Comprising:-
Bedroom One - 19'2 x 17'5 (5.84m x 5.31m) - Two built-in wardrobes. Eaves storage. Two aspect including a view of the manege. Door to:-
En-Suite Bathroom - Large enclosed bath with telephonic shower attachment and mixer taps. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level wc. Separate fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed door and instantaneous shower.
On The Lower Ground Floor - (also approached by a door and stairs from the Drawing Room).
Inner Hall - Door to:-
Guest Suite / Bedroom Two - 18'5 x 14'4 (5.61m x 4.37m) - Wide double doors and window with direct access to the garden and with fine views. Off to one corner is a vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and a shower cubicle with instantaneous electric shower. Built-in cupboard and walk-in wardrobe. Also access to:-
Store Room / Dark Room - 18'2 x 11'9 (5.54m x 3.58m) - Built-in cupboard. Could also be used as a cinema/games room or gym.
The property is approached off the main forestry track via a private drive which is gated and leads into the property with ample parking and turning for a large number of vehicles, horse boxes, etc. There are an excellent range of largely stone built EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES including a Tack Room, Three Loose Boxes and Garage. To the rear of there are 2 Barns and small yard. All have power and light. Within the paddock land is a recently added all-weather manege about 30m x 15m. There are four fields in different size enclosures and in all the property will extend to 5 acres or thereabouts.
Surrounding the house are very pleasant gardens, much laid in the cottage style including an attractive sunken courtyard leading to the main entrance. To the side of the house is an extensive terrace taking full advantage of the view with a level area of lawn, to the end of which is a SUMMER HOUSE / STUDIO with large decking to the front which would make an ideal home office with arguably the best views at the property. There is also a wood store, greenhouse, shed, raised vegetable beds plus small area with pond.
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