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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Catbrook Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Sold STC £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Open galleried sitting room
  • Superb 27ft living kitchen
  • Breakfast room, snug, utility
  • Studio/playroom, fitted cloaks
  • 5 double beds, 4 baths
  • Lovely gardens, paddock

Full description

An outstanding conversion of stone built former Victorian School and Headmaster's house situated on the rural edge of a sought after village above the Wye Valley, about 8 miles from Chepstow and the Severn Bridge (M48). It is a truly wonderful family home, stylish, spacious, light & comfortable extending over 4,000 sq ft and standing within gardens and grounds of some 1.45 acres.

The accommodation includes one of the old school rooms now in its entirety a superb full height main reception hall and sitting room, with gallery over, a huge well appointed kitchen/family room, breakfast room, studio, snug, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There are two oil fired boilers, providing central heating throughout with many designer radiators and underfloor heating in the main sitting room. There are a variety of limestone, slate and oak floors all adding to the feel of quality living.

Outside are beautiful, mainly walled gardens in the old cottage style with a sunny side lawn, rear courtyard and the old outside toilets now providing useful storage. To the side of the garden is an acre of valuable orchard paddock with separate gated entrance. In all about 1.45 acres.

Catbrook is a sought after village surrounded by glorious countryside. There is a village hall, several country pubs nearby and a primary school and doctor in the adjacent village of Trellech. Nearby Chepstow and Monmouth have facilities to satisfy most requirements. The Severn Bridge is a short drive distant and provides excellent road links. Bristol Parkway, for fast London trains, is only 20 miles.

Full room descriptions are available on our website www.archerandco.com.

Old arched door to:-

Open Plan Reception Lobby - 3.6m in overall length. Under floor heating. Double casement doors and wide window overlooking the entrance courtyard and a wide arched opening through to:-

Outstanding Sitting Room - 7.86m x 5.46m (25'9" x 17'11") - A magnificent room, one of the large old school rooms, open the full height of the building exposing the old roof trusses and with stairs to a galleried study over. Flag floor. Feature corner fireplace in stone with raised hearth and recess with glass fronted wood-burner. Windows in two elevations including a tall double glazed south-west window with seat. Door to:-

Study / Breakfast Room - 5.49m x 3.39m (18'0" x 11'1") - Oak flooring. Double glazed front window. Door to Kitchen. Recessed downlighters. Part glazed door to:-

Studio / Play Room - 7.31m x 5.49m max (24'0" x 18'0" max) - (see floor plan). Two double glazed rear windows. Slate flooring. Part glazed door to REAR LOBBY and part glazed door to:-

Rear Hall - With a fully glazed door out to the side. Built-in store cupboard and door to:-

Large Fitted Cloakroom - Slate flooring to match and white suite comprising vanity unit with wash hand basin, low level wc, freestanding Worcester oil fired boiler for heating and domestic hot water. Extractor fan.

Superb Family Room And Fitted Kitchen - 8.22m x 5.51m (27'0" x 18'1") - A superb open plan room with a family/breakfast dining area to one end and the other with a fitted kitchen with bespoke units and polished granite worktops including a Belfast style sink with mixer taps over. Recess for larder fridge. Large island unit incorporating a two place breakfast bar. Recess with Rangemaster electric range cooker including two full size ovens, warmer and grill together with five plate hob and warmer and with illuminated double extractor over. Slate flooring throughout. Designer radiator. Recessed downlighters. Two tall double glazed front windows. Second staircase off to first floor beneath which is a walk-in store cupboard. Part glazed door to side hall and 1.4m squared opening through to:-

Dining / Breakfast Room - 4.42m x 3.6m (14'6" x 11'10") - Slate flooring to match. Double glazed east windows. Recessed downlighters. Part glazed door to:-

Garden / Boot Room - 4.7m x 1.86m (15'5" x 6'1") - Slate flooring and exposed stone walling. The rear wall is also completely glazed and includes a pair of double casement doors out to the rear garden. Wall light points. Part glazed door to Freezer Room/Lobby which has a window to the rear courtyard and part-glazed door back to the studio/play room. Part glazed door and step down to:-

Utility Room - 2.99m x 2.18m (9'10" x 7'2") - Slate flooring. Belfast style twin bowl sink with drainers and mixer tap. Space and plumbing for washing machine and venting for tumble drier. Recess for shelving. Second Worcester boiler for heating and domestic hot water. Two double glazed windows to the rear and one to the side.

Side Hall - 4.4m in overall length. Part glazed door to the front with the old Headmasters entrance and porch. Additional part glazed door out to the side garden. Small store cupboard housing the water softener and one of the electrical consumer units. Door to:-

Tv Room / Snug - 4.14m x 3.23m (13'7" x 10'7") - Two double glazed front windows. Wall light points. White painted corner fireplace in a Victorian style, cast with decorative inset and mantel.

On The First Floor - Approached by the stairs from the great room to the GALLERIED STUDY with access to loft, wall light points, ballustrading and oak flooring and opening into the west landing, "T" shaped, with oak flooring.

The Master Bedroom Suite - Comprising:-

Bedroom One - 5.36m x 3.76m (17'7" x 12'4") - A most attractive room sloping ceilings and open to three quarter height exposing the old A-framing and purlin timbers. Double glazed windows in two elevations including an east window for the morning sun. Designer radiator. Door to:-

En-Suite Shower Room - Part tiled walls and matching flooring and a white suite including a quadrant shower cubicle with glazed screen, matching sliding doors and "Triton" instantaneous electric shower. Vanity unit with inset wash hand basin with mirror and lighting over. Low level wc. Two double glazed Velux rooflights with blackout blinds. Pleasant aspect.

Bathroom - Part tiled with matching flooring. Double glazed window with blinds. White suite comprising large bath with curved screen, mixer taps and shower attachment over. Large vanity unit with wash hand basin with mirror and light over. Low level wc. Chrome plated radiator/towel rail. Extractor fan.

Bedroom Two - 3.37m x 2.85m (11'1" x 9'4") - Oak flooring. Sloping ceiling with exposed purlin and two double glazed Velux rooflights with blackout blinds.

Bedroom Three - 5.36m x 4.0m (17'7" x 13'1") - This is a central bedroom (see floor plan) with doors out to both the east and west landings. Exposed ceiling beams. Two double glazed Velux rooflights with blackout blinds. Built-in store chest and cupboard with hanging storage.

The West Landing - "L" shaped. Exposed ceiling beams. Double glazed rear window. Staircase down to the kitchen/breakfast room. Two built-in linen cupboards.

Bedroom Four - 3.0m x 2.86m (9'10" x 9'5") - Oak flooring. Sloping ceiling with double glazed Velux rooflights and blackout blinds. Built-in store chest and cupboard with hanging storage.

Bathroom - Well fitted in the antique style with a free-standing claw foot roll edge bath with mixer taps incorporating a shower attachment. Pine wash stand with tiled inset and oval counter top. Wash basin with mixer taps. Matching low level wc with upstand. Tiled floor. Quadrant shaped shower cubicle with glazed screen, curved sliding doors and "Triton" instantaneous electric shower. Double glazed rear window. Victorian style corner fireplace with old grate.

The Guest Bedroom Suite - Approached off the landing through a:-

Dressing Area - 4.3m x 1.8m (14'1" x 5'11") - Access to loft. Painted boarded floor. Double glazed east window. Door to bathroom and to:-

Bedroom Five - 4.12m x 3.23m (13'6" x 10'7") - Painted board floor. Double glazed front window with pleasant aspect towards open fields.

En-Suite Bathroom - A luxury bathroom with white suite comprising double ended bath with mixer taps incorporating a shower attachment. Oversized shower cubicle with screen, curved sliding doors and Triton instantaneous electric shower. Pine vanity unit with a pair of his and hers basins, each with mixer taps. Old corner fireplace, white painted with old grate and mantel. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor. Double glazed east window. Low level wc.

DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE STYLE WALLED GARDENS
The property stands within the old Headmaster's garden and the school playground, all of which is contained within a boundary provided mainly by old stone walling. The approach is over a well splayed entrance onto a gravelled drive with parking and turning for a large number of vehicles.

Off the drive, a gravelled path leads to a most attractive beautifully stocked cottage style garden to the front entrance, the old school entrance. The remaining front garden comprises areas of lawn with flower and shrub borders and leads to the old Headmaster's entrance. Beyond this there is a gate leading to a large side garden laid to lawn, again with flower and shrub borders and ascending around to the rear there is a small orchard, vegetable plot and a long stone built outbuilding, formerly including a GARDENER'S CLOAKROOM with low level wc, wash hand basin and tiled floor. Screened to the side is the oil storage tank. The gardener's toilet formers part of a range of outbuildings off the very attractive rear courtyard, formerly the school toilets, and now providing four useful secure stores. On the rear wall is an outside tap together with an outside tap to the front of the property.

The remaining gardens and grounds is a most attractive partly walled, tree lined orchard paddock with vegetable and soft fruit section, at present entirely mown with an extensive area of lawn, ideal for children's ball games. Off to one corner is a large garden store.

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