Upper Llanover, Abergavenny
- Rural home with breath taking mountain views
- Located above the pretty village of Llanover
- Versatile and spacious family accommodation
- Many attractive features including mezzanine/gallery
- Kitchen/dining/family room ideal for entertaining
- Spectacular gardens with herb garden and wildlife pond
- Separate detached agricultural building/studio
- Ample parking to front of the house plus additional parking
Property SummaryA charming, rambling 17th Century country home located above the village of Llanover and affording superb views towards the Skirrid mountain. The eclectic interior has strong emphasis on texture, colour and design, the house, believed to have been a former Welsh Long House, offers versatile living accommodation, all with much character. Features include a fabulous open plan entertaining room with exposed timbers, stripped wooden floor and two sets of doors opening onto outdoor terraces. With an AGA, rustic style fitted kitchen and galleried area this really is a flexible space for the whole family to enjoy. Located off the family area is a separate room, an ideal study or bedroom, again with stunning views across the valley. On this level is the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and stylish en-suite bathroom, together with a raised study area. Doors lead from the Master Bedroom to a private, decked veranda. A further bedroom and Mezzanine floor/library, all featuring attractive period features and fittings, are located on this floor. Either side of the kitchen/family area are wooden staircases to the ground floor.
There are two external doors to the front of the house, one leading to the Reception Hall, with attractive brick floor with underfloor heating, the other to a reception room. The ground floor encompasses a ground floor bedroom with log burning stove and spectacular en-suite shower room with dual showers and basins and several reception rooms. The layout and flow of the ground floor offers the potential for a separate annexe. The reception rooms include a welcoming sitting room with gallery over and log burning stove set into a period, stone fireplace. Doors to the rear of the sitting room lead to the garden. There are two other useful reception rooms, with windows to the front elevation and to the far end of the house, with a staircase leading to the kitchen/dining/family area, is a snug with a wood burning stove. On the ground floor is a bathroom, a separate W.C. plus a utility room and pantry.
This beautiful house really is a family home with ample space for each member of the family to enjoy time together or to find their own space. The house is ideal for entertaining and is complemented by the various terraces and decked areas accessed via glazed doors from the principal rooms. The property would lend itself to multi generational living or perhaps, as a B&B/holiday let annexe.
The cottage lies off a country lane and has hardstanding to the front with space for several cars. Steps lead from one side of the house to the garden and to the double doors leading to the dining area. To the other side of the house is a courtyard enclosed with stone walls with an attractive water feature. A pedestrian gate leads to the garden. To the far side of the garden is a planted meadow accessed from both the garden and a gate from the lane. To the other side of the garden are double gates leading to a substantial parking area, access to the garden and to the agricultural barn/studio.
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One of the principal features of this property is the extensive and breath taking garden which is truly exceptional. The gardens have been open for the last four years as part of the National Garden Scheme Wales and attracted many visitors. Thoughtfully created by the present owners, the gently sloping grounds include wooded areas, mature shrubs and an interesting herb garden. There are several storage areas plus a summerhouse and a quaint, stone outbuilding set above a natural wildlife pond with wooden jetty. Other features include a meadow recently planted with over 1300 native trees, an interesting stone circle, orchard, fernery and potager. From the gardens are beautiful views towards the Skirrid Mountain, the gardens and grounds are both a haven for wildlife and designed to be enjoyed throughout the seasons.
Situated above the village of Llanover, the property is in a rural, although not isolated, location surrounded by open countryside. The location is ideal for watching wildlife and walks within the Brecon Beacons National Park are literally on the door step and along the Brecon and Monmouth Canal a short distance. The village of Llanover lies just off the A4042 Abergavenny to Newport Road, equidistant between the pretty town of Usk and the historic market town of Abergavenny. The property is located approximately one and a half miles above the main road. The area is ideally suited for commuting to the cities of Bristol and Cardiff with the A4042 linking to the A40, A449 and to the M4 and M5 Motorway networks. The market town of Abergavenny has a main line railway station. The village of Llanover has historic origins and many of the properties are still owned by the Coldbrook and Llanover Estate which dates from the 16th Century.
Within a mile of the property is the welcoming Goose & Cuckoo pub, an historic pub which survived the cull of the teetotal and temperance campaigner Lady Llanover.
We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity. Private water supply via a borehole, private drainage via a septic tank and LPG gas.
We are advised that the property is affected by a Right of Way, to allow a neighbour access to their field.
Fixtures and Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
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Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
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