9 bedroom detached house for saleWoodcroft, Nr Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16
- A noteworthy Grade II Listed home in a commanding location
- Hillside grounds of some 25 acres
- Set high above the beautiful River Wye Valley
- Lot 2: Option to purchase 7 off-lying cottages by separate negotiation
- Wine cellar, garage and potting shed/garden stores.
- Landscaped gardens
Impressive Arts & Crafts country house set in picturesque stunning grounds
Pen Moel is located high above the River Wye on the West Gloucestershire bank of the river in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The historic town of Chepstow is only about 1.5 miles to the south and has a good range of shops and services including railway connections as well as popular state and private schools. Monmouth and its renowned Haberdashers' schools for both boys and girls is about 14.5 miles to the north. The local road network is excellent with the M48/M4 (M48 Severn Bridge about 4 miles) and M5 providing quick and easy access to neighbouring larger cities and beyond with Cardiff to the south west (about 34 miles), Bristol to the south (about 20 miles), Bath to the south east (about 32 miles) and Gloucester and Cheltenham to the north east (about 29 miles and 45 miles respectively). For golf enthusiasts there are renowned golf courses at Celtic Manor, Monmouth and St Pierre. For horse racing there are racecourses at Chepstow, Bath and Cheltenham. The River Wye has salmon fishing upstream and there are glorious walks and rides through its own woods and the neighbouring countryside.
Pen Moel is Grade II Listed and the English Heritage Listing entry states that it is a "Large Victorian mansion in own grounds...Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings...generously organised composition in picturesque composition reminiscent of some Norman Shaw work, the building runs extensively east and west under a sand- stone crag, has open 4-bay veranda, left, and a vigorous 5-storey gabled entrance unit with fine glazed conservatory over open entrance porch with octagonal piers and very flat ogee-headed arches...Rich variety of fenestration mostly 2 or 3-light casements with transoms. To right is an octagonal turret with conical roof...A good example of the fertile imagination and sensitivity to the site of late Victorian designers." The house enjoys striking principal south facing reception rooms and bedrooms with many rooms featuring fine wood panelling, handsome fireplaces and ornate plasterwork. There has been an important house on the site of Pen Moel for hundreds of years with the current house dating back to 1890 when it was built by Margaret Phillips Price, whose family had moved down from Manchester in the middle of the 19th Century. Pen Moel has been in the same family for three generations. The grounds run down to the river with some high paths offering stunning views. The lower path is part of the Offa's Dyke Walk.
Pen Moel sits in an elevated position overlooking generous landscaped gardens and grounds with mature trees, hedges, bushes, shrubs, flower borders, lawned areas and gravelled walkways. A stone ha-ha runs along the southern edge of the lawn with the paddock beyond. A charming covered walk-way runs from the western side of the house to the potting shed in the garden with an ornamental pond beneath and palm trees. The extensive bluebell woodland to the west and north of the house provide a stunning backdrop and idyllic natural habitat to explore with delightful pathways and footbridges. The cliff top western boundary overlooking the River Wye also provides another peaceful retreat together with breath-taking views. In all, the property extends to approximately 25 acres (stms - subject to measured survey).
Square Footage: 10,046 sq ft
Acreage: 25 Acres
Directions (NP16 7QL)
From the centre of Chepstow cross the bridge beneath the castle and drive up Castleford Hill to the roundabout. Turn left onto the B4228 Coleford Road and proceed for just over half a mile to where the green cast iron gates beneath a stone arch is on the left hand side.
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