An energy efficient home with breath-taking panoramic views.
1½ acres with tennis court, paddock, converted stable/office, private access to ancient woodlands, very low maintenance and bills, and a perfect location.
Boasting quick and easy access to M4 junctions 25 and 24 just minutes away, this semi-rural idyll has fantastic access to Bristol, Cardiff, Monmouth and, via A449/M50 and commuter stations of Newport, Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway, to the Midlands and London.
Bristol and Cardiff airports are just 40 minutes’ drive.
Overlooking the Usk Valley, with the Celtic Manor Resort nearby and Wentwood forest literally on your doorstep, opportunities for leisure and country pursuits abound.
The property has high speed broadband connection and access to other amenities include convenience stores within a couple of miles, large supermarkets under 15 minutes’ drive, great local schools and several well-known independent schools within short distances.
Entrance hallA welcoming space with limestone flooring and generous built-in storage cupboards.
Leading to:Inner HallwayImpressive elongated space with oak flooring, spot lights to ceiling, turned staircase to first floor with large storage cupboard beneath, and doors off to:Downstairs WCComfort WC, wash hand basin with chrome fittings, oak flooring and underfloor heating.
Plant RoomHousing the ground source heat pump, water tank and electrics and centre for underfloor heating throughout the house.
Sitting roomA homely large room, with a log burning stove, oak flooring and underfloor heating, three sets of French doors overlooking the incredible valley view and also the paddock and ancient woods.
Living roomAnother generous room with oak flooring and underfloor heating, two sets of French windows opening out to the terrace with sweeping views.
Feature double sided gas fire, two sets of sliding doors that ingeniously disappear into the walls to create an open plan space, perfect for entertaining.
KitchenA vaulted ceiling defines this rather special space dominated by spectacular and constantly changing views over the valley.
The two sets of bifold doors each open fully to ‘bring the outside in’ and give access to the outdoor entertaining space.
A modern neutral kitchen that is both functional and stylish creates the hub of this lovely family home.
A traditional unheated walk-in larder sits in the corner of the kitchen.
Oak flooring and underfloor heating.
UtilityA generous utility room with double Belfast sink, storage cupboards and large walk-in shower.
The engine room for any family home.
Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.
UpstairsLanding area leading to:Master bedroomThis large room has a vaulted ceiling with double aspect views of the valley and mountains to one side, paddock and woods and Bristol Channel in the distance to the other.
French doors open with a safety glass balustrade.
Two sets of fitted wardrobes provide excellent storage.
EnsuiteLuxurious marble bathroom with walk in shower, double basin and freestanding bath make this room the sanctuary it should be.
Views to paddock and woods.
Bedroom 2Double sized room with oak flooring and underfloor heating.
Family bathroomA very tasteful vintage styled bathroom with large bath, separate shower, toilet and large washbasin, heated floor tiles and towel rail.
Bedroom 3Double sized room with oak flooring and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 4A double sized room with double height ceiling oak flooring and underfloor heating.
An attractive mezzanine feature provides a useful further space reached via retractable steps for study or additional sleeping area for guest families.
Lovely views over the paddock and woodland.
Loft access through a door off the mezzanine provides large storage area.
EnsuiteLimestone tiles with double shower, basin and toilet with heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
Airing cupboardVery large airing cupboard (also with access to underfloor heating controls).
OutsideAn extensive paved terrace and outside dining area takes full advantage of the sweeping views over the Usk Valley and to the Brecon Beacons in the distance.
To the rear is a recycling storage area and gas cylinder supply for the feature fire.
There is also a covered wood store for the wood burning stove.
The house, sitting within grounds of more than 1½ acres, is approached via a sweeping driveway between the paddock and tennis court, leading to the extensive gravelled area providing parking for several cars.
At its edge sits a large feature pond with waterfall and a short path leads to a stable block converted for office use with storage space and kitchenette.
(This outbuilding would be ideal for further conversion to large double garage or further accommodation for multi-generational living, subject to planning consent.
)The expansive surroundings are a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.
A large planted border flanks the tennis court and from the paddock a private gate leads on to an ancient woodland Common, affectionately known as “bluebell woods” in springtime and perfect for walking the dogs.
There is also a small very useful summerhouse.
Further informationHot water to the property is provided via eco-friendly ground source heat-exchange system drilled to a depth of 125m below the drive.
Computer cabling extends from the house to the office/stables.
With installation of solar panels, the property is ready to achieve the maximum energy performance score of 100.
Not only energy efficient, the house is also built with windows and doors to high Secure by Design standards.