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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Stroat, Chepstow, Gwent, NP16

Guide Price £1,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Garden & grounds extending to approx 7.5 acres
  • Wonderful Estuary Views
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Superb Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility and back Kitchen
  • Gym/Hobbies Room
  • Mezzanine TV/Reading Room (potential for self independent annexe)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Wine Cellars and boarded attic storage
  • EPC Exempt

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully restored period home with magnificent estuary views


Approached via an impressive and secure gated entrance with a long carriage driveway sweeping to the front of the property, Stroat House is an exceptionally elegant and beautifully restored home that was built between 1680 and 1690 and has been Grade II Listed as of being of special architectural and historic interest. The home certainly does have a fascinating history having originally been built for the rich heiress Miss Bridget Madocke and notably only passing through five subsequent owners prior to the current vendors embarking upon their sympathetic and stylish programme of restoration. One of the most notable owners was a Captain Fenton who purchased the property in 1830. As a returning hero from the Peninsula Wars and Waterloo, it is believed that he used the prize money from his battles to gentrify the facade of Stroat House, adding intricate detailing such as a fashionable quoining, classical pediment over the front door and the archway and the stone wall to the front.

A beautiful reception hallway with classic, Victorian style black and white tiled flooring leads to a wide and gentle staircase with turned mahogany handrail leading to the first and second floors. Beneath, a doorway leads down to most useful, triple vaulted wine cellarage. To the eastern side of the hallway is the formal drawing room of a beautiful proportion with oak flooring, a Jotul wood burning stove set into the wide chimney breast and triple aspect windows overlooking both front and rear gardens. All windows are bespoke and double glazed, fully compliant with the Grade II listing and ensuring that the house is exceptionally well insulated and providing a wonderfully efficient sound barrier, ensuring the house enjoys a sense of calm tranquillity throughout. The rear elevation to the property enjoys the most magnificent views across formal gardens and paddock to the Severn Estuary and beyond. To the far side of the hallway lie the dining room and study. The dining room features the same engineered oak flooring as the drawing room, whilst the study features a wonderful stone floor that runs beyond this area through the adjacent cloakroom and into the kitchen/breakfast room.

A newly built, south facing Garden room has dual aspect windows both to the rear and side with double doors opening to the landscaped terrace. Directly off the garden room is an elegant breakfast room with further wood burning stove and this in turn opens to the bespoke hand fitted kitchen with oak work surfaces, four oven electric Aga with separate warming plate and plumbed in American style fridge freezer. Three steps lead down into the utility and second kitchen with a separate flight of stairs to a quiet reception/reading room and adjacent ground floor gymnasium. It is worth noting that this area has separate access to the driveway and provides excellent space for those seeking independent annexe accommodation.

At first floor, three bedrooms radiate off the generous landing. The master bedroom enjoys simply breathtaking views across fields and farmland to the Channel beyond . This room is comprehensively fitted with a smart range of built in wardrobes and features the most magnificent en suite wet room with marble topped vanity unit, Webert tapware and smart display/storage alcoves. As with all bathrooms in the property, this is finished to the very highest, hotel style standard. Two further double bedrooms on this floor, again enjoy terrific views to both the front and rear, these two sharing a separate shower room. There is a walk in dressing room/drying area from the landing that may also be accessed from the master en suite bathroom. Finally, at second floor there are three further double bedrooms, all decorated in individual and tasteful hues with a further shower room and an exceptionally large and stylish bathroom with a centrally placed free standing bath and twin stone basins set upon a large travertine marble plinth with matching upstand. Accessed from the bathroom a small wooden staircase leads to the extensive attic providing wonderful dry storage with scope to add to the main accommodation if so desired.

The detached listed Coach House has been comprehensively restored and provides garaging for 2/3 cars with first floor storage above and offers potential to create further independent accommodation or cinema/ home office.

The front of the property is set behind a high stone wall with established hedging running the full width of the frontage and tall evergreen trees providing screening to the gently sloping lawn on the western boundary. There is a delightful walled former kitchen garden with deep set borders, productive fruit trees including plum, apple, pear and fig a greenhouse and vines. To the rear of the house, there are generous lawns, landscaped seating areas and an enclosed paddock. The total grounds are circa 7.5 acres.

Square Footage: 5541 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
27 September 2015

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