5 Bedroom Detached House (Now Let)
The Fence, St Briavels
Ideally situated in a gorgeous countryside setting with a stunning view across the Wye Valley. Excellent local primary school and only 10 minutes drive from Monmouth, in which are located Monmouth Comprehensive School and the Haberdashers private schools.
The property is set in approximately 1.58 acres, including beautiful gardens and paddock with an old stone barn. The paddock has additional direct access to the road.
The main garden has been landscaped and is defined by a wine-glass shaped lawn with borders including a variety of shrubs, creating a visual feast of delight. A terrace along the front of the house provides the perfect setting for alfresco entertaining. There is also a reasonably sized shed, a useful greenhouse and a covered wood store.
The main driveway opens into a parking and turning area. A detached double garage sits beside the house with two rooms upstairs. A part glazed lockable door leads to a lovely office space with facility already established for a second landline and internet. The view is fantastic, overlooking the paddock and across the valley.
The remaining space upstairs is a perfect getaway for teenagers or ideal as a suitable self-contained unit for when friends stay over. All is serviced with electric underfloor heating. Velux roof light windows and recessed ceiling lights.
Behind the garage space is a lockable workshop and a separate area suitable as a shower/utility room.
The original house was built at the turn of the 19th century and has been sympathetically developed over the years with a stunning extension creating an impressive and well organized family living space.
The Reception Hall (oak flooring), has an open view right through the house to the East aspect if the kitchen door is opened.
A door leading to the downstairs fitted cloakroom, which is tiled. A door leading to the fabulous utility room – again tiled – plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Separate cupboards and a sink for hand washing. Door to the outside – perfect for muddy boots – walkers, and anything messy you’d rather not have on the wooden floor through the hallway. This also has access to the underground cellar.
A dream kitchen with integrated NEFF appliances – double oven with steamer, dishwasher, warming drawer, soft close deep pan drawers, excellent corner storage, recessed lighting, a solid wood floor with a wet underfloor heating system. Bi-fold doors across the South aspect that allow you to be at one with the alfresco experience. 28’ in length and a fabulous seating area with concealed storage along the East aspect. The breakfast bar has a recessed induction hob that fits perfectly into the silestone and allows usage from either side – an excellent feature for little people who want to ‘help with the cooking’. Large ‘American style’ fridge freezer that dispenses chilled water and ice – crushed or cubed. A separate larder/pantry leads off from the kitchen.
A step down takes you to the Inner Hall with the original quarry tiles. This runs parallel to the stairs that go up to the 1st floor.
Family/Playroom to one side (carpet), Study/Music room to the other side (quarry tiled). Both lovely adaptable spaces with phone connection points.
Living/Drawing room 31’ long boasting a Firefox wood burning stove set in a bath stone fireplace. Two wooden double glazed bay windows with window seats and concealed storage. A single door leads out to the terrace. The room benefits from a South aspect and is an amazing place to sit and look out over the valley.
The first floor is a galleried landing, with doors leading to 5 bedrooms, a storage cupboard and a bathroom.
Master Bedroom – a suite comprising bedroom, ensuite and dressing room. Original floorboards that have been sanded and oiled. Original fireplace as ornamental feature. A separate dressing room, or child’s nursery, both with South aspect wooden sash windows and a fantastic view over the valley. Ensuite Shower Room.
Bedroom 2 – original floorboards sanded and oiled. Wooden sash window with a South aspect.
Bedroom 3 - original floorboards sanded and oiled. Window to the West aspect overlooking the woods.
Bedroom 4 – wooden floor, underfloor heating, ensuite room for additional storage or potential for further WC.
Bedroom 5 – wooden floor, underfloor heating, ensuite room for additional storage and plumbing for potential ensuite shower room.
Family bathroom, with a feature wall of exposed brick and stone. Exposed original fireplace as ornamental feature. Bath, Basin, WC and Bidet plus an excellent deep storage airing cupboard.
Storage cupboard with L-shaped wooden shelving. Very useful linen cupboard.
Sorry NO DSS or Smokers.