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Located in the beautiful Usk Valley is this impressive 3-storey, period Georgian-style house believed to have been a 16th century farmhouse, remodelled and extended in both the Georgian and Victorian eras. This versatile property comprises the main house with an attached wing, providing either a substantial family home, home and income, venue or multi-generational living. In addition to the main house are several stone outbuildings plus a stable block which could, subject to the relevant planning consents, be converted to additional accommodation or holiday lets or kept for their intended purpose of livestock and equestrian use. This striking property is set in landscaped, mature gardens with views across open fields and has the benefit of pasture paddocks, an outdoor manege and hardstanding for a horse lorry/trailer. The gardens and grounds total circa 11 acres with a further 7 acres, with a separate access, being available by separate negotiation. Located on the fringe of a sought after village with excellent transport links to both main A roads and motorway networks.
Step InsideThe principal rooms are of generous proportions and tastefully decorated with features including high ceilings, ornate cornices, ceiling roses and attractive open fireplaces. An ideal house for entertaining, there is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room plus an appealing formal dining room with space to accommodate a sizeable dining table and sideboard. The drawing room, one of four reception rooms, has doors opening out to the terrace with views across the lawns. On the first and second floors are spacious bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms which could be configured as bedroom suites. The attached wing, predominately used for storage by the present owners, has the potential to provide further accommodation, office space or Bed and Breakfast/holiday let. Several rooms within the wing have, during recent years, been used as a games room, office and a self-contained apartment. This part of the house links to the main house and has the added benefit of a separate external entrance.
Step OutsideThe gardens, which have been lovingly created over the years with a wealth of mature plants and trees, comprise level lawns, an orchard and an abundance of planted beds and borders. A veranda with glazed room and metal stanchions lies to one side of the house adjoining the terrace and seating area. Tucked away amongst the mature gardens, to the side of the house, is a decked area with hot tub and pergola over. A previous owner, back in the 1960s, travelled widely on business and brought back some very rare and unusual trees, which were planted at St. Maryâ€™s Hill including a gorgeous Magnolia Emperor tree.
OutbuildingsIn addition to the stable block are outbuildings including several stores/hay barns, a substantial detached stone agricultural barn and stone agricultural buildings. There is potential, subject to the relevant planning consents, to convert the outbuildings to holiday lets or ancillary accommodation.
LocationLlanvair Kilgeddin is situated in the Usk Valley and is surrounded by beautiful countryside between the towns of Abergavenny and Usk. The historic town of Abergavenny and the picturesque smaller town of Usk both offer a range of amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, boutique shops, pubs and doctor/dentist surgeries. Both towns provide good â€˜Aâ€™ road links which in turn link to the M4/M5 and M50 motorway networks with the cities of Bristol and Cardiff within a 40 minute drive. A main line railway station can be found on the fringe of Abergavenny town. Llanvair Kilgeddin is superbly situated for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park, walks along the Usk River banks or the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
ServicesWe understand the property is connected to mains electricity and mains water. Oil-fired central heating system. Private drainage.
Agent's NotesThere are 2 copper beech trees in the front field and one in the coppice which are subject to a Tree Preservation Order.
Fixtures and FittingsUnless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of WayThe property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, easements and proposed wayleaves. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/bridleways.
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulatons 2008All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and are for general guidance only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure to accuracy, these sales particulars must not be relied upon. Please note Parrys have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and, therefore, no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Contact the numbers listed on the brochure....Read full description