This pretty chocolate box cottage benefits from a quiet rural location on a no through lane enjoying Wye Valley views. Carefully and very tastefully restored and extended it provides 4 beds and 3 receptions enjoying excellent levels of light and views over its mature, beautifully landscaped gardens and sun terraces to embrace a truly rural lifestyle. Separately accessed triple stable block with open fronted barn, storage area and large detached garage/workshop. Gated paved driveway and extensive parking area. Two paddocks and grounds totalling 2.7 acres complete this property which is set on the outskirts of Penallt on the South side of Monmouth. No onward chain.
Traditionally constructed with exposed stone and white washed stone and rendered areas with inset double glazed windows set beneath a composite stone effect tiled pitched roof. Internal features include wooden doors with Suffolk latches and moulded joinery, extensive areas of solid Oak flooring and clay tiling to ground floor. A wealth of feature exposed beams and stonework. Low voltage recessed lighting and oil-fired central heating with radiators throughout.
The Entrance Is From The Paved Driveway Through Glazed Door Into; -
Reception Hall: - 4.04m x 2.29m maximum (13'3" x 7'6" maximum) - Window overlooking side terrace. Inset ceiling spotlights, clay tiled floor, Oak staircase leading to first floor galleried landing with understairs storage. Doors into the following;
Utility Room: - 3.12m x 2.34m (10'3" x 7'8") - Window overlooking side terrace and stabling. Wall and floor mounted units with roll top work top over, inset 11/2 bowl sink drainer unit with mixer taps tiled splashbacks. Floor mounted Worcester Greenstar Heatslave 18/25 central heating boiler.
Cloakroom: - Window to side aspect. Clay tiled floor matching utility room, part wooden panelled walls, cloaks hanging area, inset ceiling spotlights. White suite comprising of low level WC, pedestal basin with tiled splashbacks and mixer tap.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: - 4.53m extending to 6.32m x 4.44m (14'10" ex tending to 20'9" x 14'7") - Dual aspect with windows overlooking front gardens and rear sun terrace. Feature exposed ceiling beams with inset low voltage downlighters, glazed door out to front courtyard. Fully fitted kitchen comprising a matching range of wall and floor mounted units with rolled edged work tops with inset 1 1/2 bowl enamel sink with mixer tap. Feature oil fired AGA with tiled surround. Separate electric fan assisted oven with electric hob over and integrated microwave and Neff dishwasher. Door into;
Pantry: - 1.98m x 1.50m (6'6" x 4'11") - Window to front. Shelf storage area, roll top work surface with space under for appliance. Downlighters.
Central Dining Hall/Family Area: - 3.71m x 3.62m (12'2" x 11'11") - French doors opening onto side terrace and panel glazed doors opening into conservatory. Doors into the following;
Study: - 2.58m x 2.37m (8'6" x 7'9") - Dual aspect overlooking side terrace and gardens.
Conservatory: - 3.48m x 3.37m maximum (11'5" x 11'1" maximum) - Glazing on three sides with a pair of glazed doors out to rear terrace and gardens.
From Central Reception Into; -
Sitting Room: - 5.12m x 3.45m (16'10" x 11'4") - Dual aspect with windows overlooking front courtyard and gardens and glazed panel door opening onto side terrace. Feature stone inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove with flagstone hearth. Underfloor heating. Feature exposed painted ceiling timbers. Secondary stone spiral staircase leading to first floor.
From Entrance Hall Up Stairs To: -
First Floor Galleried Landing: - Primary access to roof space. Walk-in Airing cupboard. Doors into the following:
Master Suite: - 4.36m x 3.96m (14'4" x 13'0") - Window to side overlooking gardens and stables. Pair of French doors out to Juliet balcony with balustrading with attractive views towards the Wye Valley. Built in wardrobes. Arch opening into:
En-Suite: - Window to front. White suite comprising, slipper bath with shower mixer tap. Separate shower cubicle with bi-fold door and Grohe shower unit. Low level WC, pedestal basin with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks, vanity mirror over, towel radiator and corner storage cabinet.
Bedroom 4: - 3.26m x 1.73m (10'8" x 5'8") - Window overlooking back gardens. Internal high-level window onto landing.
Family Shower Room: - Window to back with garden views. White suite comprising shower cubicle with sliding doors and thermostatic shower. Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, vanity mirror, towel radiator.
Bedroom 3: - 3.91m x 3.75m (12'10" x 12'4") - Dual aspect overlooking gardens and the paddock. Built in wardrobes. Door into:
Bedroom 2/Guest Suite: - 3.60m x 3.34m (11'10" x 10'11") - Windows overlooking gardens. Feature stonework and stone spiral staircase leading down to sitting room. Door into:
En-Suite: - Window to back. Part wooden panelled walls. White suite comprising low level WC, shaped bath with claw feet, central shower mixer tap, pedestal basin with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, vanity mirror over, towel radiator, small built in storage cupboard with arched recess above.
Outside: - From the lane the entrance to the cottage is via a five-bar wooden gate opening onto a paved courtyard drive way providing off road parking for four or more vehicles. There is a delightful Walnut tree set at the front that creates a lovely feature. The very impressive mature landscaped lawn gardens sweep around the property slightly sloping with a wide range of mature shrubs, specimen trees and herbaceous borders. An attractive private paved terrace is set to the side with a Wisteria as a backdrop. The lawns continue around to the back, bordered by an attractive stone wall that leads to an established vegetable garden. The extensive paved courtyard sun terrace immediately behind the house provides a splendid outdoor entertaining area, directly adjacent to the conservatory. The walled rockery areas are beautifully planted with a wealth of Summer flowering plants overflowing onto the side lawn area.
A Separate Driveway Leads To The; -
Detached Equestrian Stable Block: - Gated vehicular access through to the stable courtyard where the buildings consist of the following;
3 LOOSE BOXES: 3.5m x 3.46m, PONY BOX: 2.43m x 2.43m and a TACK ROOM: 3.47m x 1.65m with power, hot water, electric wall heater and light. HAY BARN to one corner with open wash area to side. To the far end of the stable block is a useful CARPORT/TRAILER STORE: 5.89m x 3.46m with extended overhang providing undercover storage.
Detached Garage: - 6.93m x 3.84m (22'9" x 12'7") - Having up and over door, pedestrian door, water, power and lighting.
Paddocks: - Grounds extend to approximately 2.7 acres with paddocks divided into two to provide convenient individual field enclosures, with pretty stone boundary walling and mixed hedging. There is an additional gated access off the lane.
Services: - Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating. Septic tank sewage system. Council Tax Band G. EPC rating D.
Directions: - Take the B4233 towards Trellech. Take the next left fork, signposted Penallt. Follow the road into Penallt and turn right at the crossroads, signposted The Narth. Proceed along the straight and take the first left, signposted Tregagle (by the bus shelter). Follow the lane until you come to a fork and take the left fork. After 30 metres, you will come to an off-set crossroads, proceed straight over, down the green lane. You will find Spring Cottage on the right-hand side after 150 metres.
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