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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bishton, Newport

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

NESTLED BEAUTIFULLY WITHIN ITS VERDANT GROUNDS, BISHTON RECTORY PRESENTS BEAUTIFULLY PROPORTIONED ROOMS AND A WEALTH OF ORIGINAL VICTORIAN FEATURES
Bishton Rectory is a home for all seasons, according to owners Paul and Sue. The couple have lived here for approximately four years now and have relished its warmth and splendour throughout the year. "We have had some fantastic Christmases here with the extended family," Paul recalls. "We have had a 10-seat table in the dining room and a big, roaring open fire. It is welcoming in the winter and beautiful in the summer. All year round there is something to see: we can walk out of the house, and over the fields, to enjoy the views out across the countryside. We have a beautiful copper beech tree in the grounds, as well as all sorts of wildlife, from owls, squirrels and hedgehogs to swallows that nest in the outbuildings."

A HOME WITH HISTORY
Originally built as the rectory to the little church next door, the limestone property dates back to 1881. It still retains an abundance of period features, from huge sash windows, some of which still have their Victorian glass, to fireplaces, woodwork and cornicing. "It still has its servants' bells and two original Welsh dressers in the kitchen," Sue says. The couple have renovated and restored the property, in keeping with its age. They have worked their way through every room, replacing wooden floors, building a fireplace in the drawing room, which is now ready for a wood-burner, and decorating in sympathetic Farrow & Ball shades. "We felt it was
important to retain its character," Paul says. "We believe you never really own a house like this but are its custodians and need to look after it."

ROOMS WITH VIEWS
The accommodation at Bishton Rectory is well proportioned, offering substantial reception space and good-sized bedrooms. On the ground floor, the entrance hall leads to the family room or study, as well as the drawing room and the dining room. "All the rooms are very light and have beautiful views," says Sue. Paul adds: "I have a wonderful study where I find it very hard to work because I can't stop looking out of the window!" The kitchen breakfast room, cloakroom and utility room are towards the back of the house. There is space for a farmhouse table and a range-style cooker.
"The kitchen units are all hand-painted and we have black granite work surfaces in the kitchen and the utility room."

SUPERB SPACE
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three of which have en suite shower rooms; the master bedroom also has a walk-in dressing room. The family bathroom, with both a free-standing bath and a shower, is also on the first floor. "It is very easy to accommodate guests and we have had some good parties here - but even though
we have all this space, it never feels too big for us," Paul observes. "If someone else did want to take the property further to create more space, however, there is potential. We have a big cellar, which could be made into a games or cinema room, and there is a court yard, which lends itself to being opened up to create an even larger kitchen (subject to the relevant planning permissions). We were also planning to convert the garage into a gym and sauna."

BEAUTIFUL SECLUSION
The couple, who are moving abroad for reasons of work, are sorry to be leaving both the house and the area. While they have relished their rural lifestyle, they have also enjoyed their proximity to a retail park, supermarkets, Newport and Cardiff. They are just five or 10 minutes' drive from the M4 and 15 minutes from the M5. "This is a super convenient location, yet we have no near neighbours and so enjoy our privacy: when we shut the gate behind us at the end of the day we know the space is all our own."

A FINE ROMANCE
Both Paul and Sue agree the tranquillity and seclusion was one of the major attractions to Bishton Rectory. "For me, the big appeal was that the house sat in grounds of 3.5 acres," Paul admits. Sue agrees: "It is always so peaceful here. In the evenings, we enjoy sitting on the bench at the back of the house, having a glass of wine and watching the sun set." She adds: "It is a beautiful house to live in and to look at: when the light is thrown automatically onto the stone work in the evenings, it makes it look so romantic."

Setting the Scene

SETTING THE SCENE
Bishton Rectory sits in approximately 3.5 acres of land, which has been landscaped and cared for by Paul and Sue. "We have tidied it up and planted about 150 trees at the bottom to screen it off even further," Paul explains. The garden is mainly laid tolawn for easy maintenance. To the rear, is a flagstone terrace, which is perfect for
entertaining and outside dining in the summer months. At the top of the driveway is a double garage, incorporating three large storage areas, which could possibly have alternative uses. There is ample parking for several vehicles.

Whats Nearby

WHAT'S NEARBY
The access to the M4 takes you to the Capital of Wales Cardiff City in just 20 minutes equally in the opposite direction you can be in Bristol City at the same time. London is just a two and a half hour journey but if you'd rather take the train then the central station in Newport with parking is only 10 minutes away from Bishdon Rectory

Within Easy Reach

WITHIN EASY REACH
The local pub is just two miles away, it has great character and is very friendly and welcoming, immediately making you feel part of the community, and if that's not enough they do great food as well. Being on the fringes of Newport there are plenty of outdoor activities including some beautiful countryside walks right on your door step in the village itself, close by is Wentwood Forest and there are some stunning walks in the Wye valley. If you're looking for a leisurely game of Golf then Llanwern Golf club is just up the road but the Celtic Manor is just a stones through away, home to the Ryder Cup in 2010 The Celtic Manor Golf & Country Club resort is a spectacular place to visit with some fabulous dining experiences, it has three golf courses to choose from, it also has two gyms and lots of outdoor activities for the children. For those who like shopping there is a lovely out of town retail park close by and the fabulous new shopping centre Friarswalk which is home to Debenhams.

HOW TO GET THERE

From Junction 24 of the M4 Take the Southern Distributor towards Newport, at the roundabout go straight across and then take the first
left into the village of Llanwern, follow the one way system and head towards the golf course take the first turning left sign posted Bishdon drive a couple of miles and on the left hand side you will see the church, Bishdon rectory is next to the church on the left hand side

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