Itton Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
- Arts & Crafts country house
- Three bedrooms
- Secluded rural, elevated position
- Beautifully landscaped gardens
- Sweeping driveway entrance
- Within walking distance of Chepstow and the racecourse
The house has remained in the same family since its creation over a hundred years ago for the owner Edith Clay of Piercefield Park where she bred horses in the stud farm below the house. The property has remained in the same family ownership since then and this is the first time it has been offered for sale since.
The architect was Eric Francis a follower of Lutyens and the school of Sir Guy Dawber and Detma Blow. Francis worked on fine Arts and Crafts projects in Monmouthshire and elsewhere including Itton Court, High Glanau and Mathern Palace as well as Mounton House and Pencoed Castle. At Chepstow he designed the baroque-style war memorial, Wyndcliffe Court, remodelled Eastcliff in Tutshill and repairs at Chepstow Castle. Francis's clients included the Arts and Crafts garden designer Avray Tipping a follower himself of Gertrude Jekyll, to whom there is a small reference in the garden here at Goldenhill created by Richard and Flora Clay and maintained and developed by their daughter Jane.
This detached house sits under a stone coloured Delabole slate roof with swept valleys and attractive tilted eaves. The timber casements are filled with leaded light windows on the South and West elevations. Stonework and terracing were created with stonework from nearby Piercefield Park, to which there is reference of its Lions Lodge entrance with a carved keystone of a lion in the southern veranda.
The attached gabled room with loft over to the East is currently used as a garage but was originally designed as Miss Clay's dining room. The house has potential for re-modelling based on the existing proportions or an extension if required.
Internally the house benefits from timber panelling, decorative niche's with Serpentine shelving and open fireplace in a most delightful and comfortable L-shaped drawing room.
The beech staircase with turned balustrades adorns the access to the first floor, where the original fourth bedroom is currently used as an en-suite bathroom.
The two-storey porch is a feature of the North elevation in keeping with the arts and crafts ethos of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Arts & Crafts country house
Beautifully landscaped gardens
Secluded rural, elevated position
The gardens surround the property and include ornamental and native trees and plants and shrubs including Copper Beech, Cedar, Oak and Ash. Flowering species include cherry, magnolia, roses, poppy, spring and autumn naturalised bulbs of cyclamen, narcissi, snowdrop, daffodil and lily of the valley. Delightful herbaceous borders and structural local stone waling features with steps and terraces. There is a greenhouse and vegetable garden with potting shed.
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Itton Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chepstow Station1.3 miles
- Caldicot Station5.4 miles
- Severn Tunnel Junction Station5.8 miles
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