This very characteristic and elegant detached four bedroom country house faces South and is set high in the valley of Whitebrook close to Monmouth with its renowned schools and easy access to major road networks. The 9 acres of landscaped grounds consist mainly of parkland (unsuitable for horses) with mature well stocked gardens with four feature ponds and wooden bridges. Lean-to garage and a detached stone barn may be suitable for conversion. The property has a combination of painted render and stone work with inset wooden doors and windows (some sashed) all set under pitched tiled roofs. Internal doors are pine and vertically boarded with Suffolk latches, feature original beams to ceiling, exposed and painted stone walls, original fireplaces and moulded skirtings and architraves. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating to radiators.
3.79m x 3.69m (12'5 x 12'1 )
Window to front with views. Fireplace with raised flagstone hearth and stone mantel. Through double opening into:
5.01m x 3.81m (16'5 x 12'6 )
Two windows to front with garden views. Central stone fireplace with raised hearth and inset wood burner. From Music Room/Hall through door into:
4.55m x 3.55m (14'11 x 11'8 )
Window with views across front garden. Protruding fireplace with raised hearth and exposed chimney breast. Under stairs storage cupboard. Door into:
3.52m x 4.26m (11'7 x 14'0 )
Windows on three sides with views across gardens. U shaped birch worktops with inset one and half bowl ceramic sink, mixer tap and drainer, NEFF ceramic hob with convector oven under as well as painted panelled cupboards and drawers. Matching wall units, free standing Esse oiled fired double ovened cooker also providing domestic hot water. Ceramic tiled splash backs, down lighters and flagstone floor. Door into:
2.56m x 1.95m (8'5 x 6'5 )
Window to rear with garden views. External door to side. Plumbing for washing machine. Floor standing Grant oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.
6.26m x 2.0m (20'6 x 6'7 )
Window and external door with vision panel out to rear and garden. Interconnecting door to Music Room. Door into:
Window to rear with views. White suite consisting of low level WC, basin and pedestal, fully tiled raised double shower with sliding chrome glass doors, mixer valve with head on adjustable rail.
Window to front with garden views, stairs up to first floor, consumer unit and meter at high level. Panelled door into:
3.4m x 4.52m (11'2 x 14'10 )
Window to front with garden views. Protruding exposed chimney breast and wall, fireplace with raised hearth. Bespoke floor to ceiling L shaped fitted oak book cases with cupboards at low level. Pine boarded floor.
Sash window to front with garden views, low level WC with high level flush box, Victorian style basin and pedestal. Pine boarded floor.
4.5m x 3.5m (14'9 x 11'6 )
Window to front with garden and woodland views. Protruding chimney breast with redundant fireplace. Victorian style wall mounted basin. Pine boarded floor.
4.53m x 3.0m (14'10 x 9'10 )
Window to front with garden and woodland views. Protruding exposed chimney breast with redundant fireplace. (Interconnecting door to MB en suite bathroom.) Roof access.
Immersion hot water tank and slated shelves.
3.0m x 2.22m (9'10 x 7'3 )
Windows to two aspects with garden views.
Picture window to side with garden views. Victorian styled suite with basin and pedestal, free standing claw foot bath with shower taps. Ceramic tiling up to dado height, shaver point and pine boarded floor.
3.8m x 5.0m (12'6 x 16'5 )
Dormer windows to front and rear with garden and woodland views. Exposed natural stone walls, raked ceilings with exposed beams and trusses. Victorian style basin and pedestal. Door into:
3.7m x 3.67m (12'2 x 12'0 )
Dormer window to front. Victorian style suite with low level WC, basin and pedestal, free standing claw foot cast iron bath with shower taps. Raked ceiling with exposed beams and trusses. (Pine steps leading to interconnecting doors to Bedroom 3 and Landing).
From public highway is a wrought iron six bar gate over gravelled driveway leading up to the house with an extensive flagstone front sun terrace and turning area beyond. Through a pair of ledged and braced doors into:
5.5m x 3.5m (18'1 x 11'6 )
Window at low level to side. Pitched roof with exposed beams, concrete floor. Power and light and pump for sewage treatment plant.
4.75m x 8.5m (15'7 x 27'11 )
Pitched pan tiled roof and tall double ledged and braced wooden doors, door to end and door to rear out to lean-to log store. Stone walls, exposed beams, trusses, arrow slit windows and wooden part dividing wall.
The main gardens are to the front, side and rear of the house, lawned with well stocked planted borders with interspaced mature trees. An impressive fenced vegetable growing area has a timber shed and greenhouse. The Whitebrook stream runs close to the front boundary and there are a number of feature wooden ornamental foot bridges across it. It's ancient Dukes pond and three other ponds are fed by the stream and are surrounded by mature woodland, parkland and a small meadow with wild orchids.
N.B. There is a right of way along the driveway of the property connecting with one through the meadow. The owners tell us that only a small number of ardent walkers use these each year.
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired boiler. Private drainage. Council Tax band I. EPC F.
From Monmouth take the B4293 from Monmouth towards Trellech, after approx 3 miles turn left sign posted Whitebrook, follow the road for approx. 1 mile, turn left at the red phone box. The property is the first on the left hand side through an ornamental metal gate.
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