Cae Hedd, Llantilio Crossenny, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

£850,000
Recently Sold

Property Features

  • 6 Bedroomed Detached Barn Conversion + Guest Annexe
  • Reception Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Natural Swimming Pool
  • Approx 2.62 Acres of Grounds
  • Double Garage

Property Summary

Set in a secluded and private location, this unique Barn Conversion & guest annex provides 6 bedrooms along with a detached office and double garage in 2.62 acres with stunning views down an unspoilt and tranquil valley in the heart of the countryside between Monmouth and Abergavenny. Sensitively restored and extended, South facing with a large and beautiful natural swimming pool, the conversion retains great charm and character but is also very much a modern family home and workplace for a renowned theatre designer and his wife, a theologian and author.

Full Details

It has further potential with agreed and active planning permission for enlargement.
In addition to the main building, a small detached studio/office with cloakroom provides further workspace and a larger, detached garage/studio provides ancillary accommodation.

The main residence and the small detached studio form a pleasant lawned courtyard. Both are constructed in natural stone with slate tiled roofs and inset double glazed windows throughout. Each building has high levels of insulation. LED lighting with dimmer switches in all rooms. Ground source heating, providing an economic and efficient underfloor central heating system with radiators to first floor, zoned and fully controllable throughout. Modern direct hot water system providing high pressure showers. Original oak beams have been retained and are complemented by vertically boarded oak or painted pine doors with Suffolk latches and flagstone floors.

The approach to the property from the public lane is over a cattle grid down a private tarmac driveway to a turning area with ample parking. Flagstone steps lead down to the solid vertically boarded front door to the main building:

ENTRANCE LOBBY:
With vertical boarding to one wall, steps leading to the first floor, access door to maintenance cupboard, fitted coir matting. Consumer unit. Through part glazed door into:

OPEN PLAN SPLIT LEVEL DINING AREA/KITCHEN/SITTING ROOM: (3.85m x 9.38m opening to 11.21m)
Formed out of the original lambing byre with apex roof and original exposed oak trusses and purlins. Four sets of West facing bi-folding triple wooden glazed doors open onto the grassed central courtyard. East facing kitchen window and stable door open onto the kitchen garden.

KITCHEN/DINING AREA:
Suspended ceiling to kitchen recess with storage area above. Block hardwood worktops along two sides with panelled cupboards and drawers set under. Inset double bowl white ceramic sink with pillar tap. Matching wall units on two sides. Efficient Sandyford Sherlock twin oven condensing oil fired range providing cooking, hot water and alternative provision for central heating. Glass hood and extractor over. Display and storage shelving set under wall units. Plumbing and space for dishwasher. Beyond the dining area, a central removable wall panel and steps lead down to:

SITTING ROOM AREA:
Exposed natural stonework behind remotely controlled Gazco Huntingdon balanced flue gas fired “Log” stove.

From Entrance Lobby into: INNER HALLWAY:
Window and folding bi-folding triple wooden glazed doors opening onto the grassed central courtyard. Purpose built bookshelves and storage. Stairs to first floor. Doors into the following;

BEDROOM FOUR: (2.69m x 2.91m)
East facing window to side. Currently used as a study, with bookshelves to three walls.

WET ROOM/UTILITY:
Window facing North. Low level WC. Corner set shower with bi-fold doors. Mixer valve with rain head on adjustable rail. Rectangular basin set onto slate top with mixer tap and drawers set under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Shaver light. Extractor fan. Electric ladder radiator. Utility cupboard. Slate tiled floor.

BEDROOM THREE: (2.47m x 3.76m)
Arrow slit window facing North and windows to West and South. Integrated wardrobe with high level shelves and hanging rail with automated light.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING:
Part exposed roof timber and raked ceiling with Velux rooflight. Radiator. Doors into the following;

BEDROOM TWO: (2.58m x 3.90m)
Window facing West. Raked ceiling with Velux rooflight. Integrated wardrobe with high level shelves and hanging rail with automated light.

BATHROOM:
White suite comprising low level WC, rectangular basin set into vanity unit with mixer tap and cupboards under and mirror and shaver light over. “L”-shaped bath with hinged shower screen, mixer tap with head on adjustable rail. Full length mirror. Travertine Marble tiling to the floor and walls. Double mirror bathroom cabinet. Electric ladder towel radiator. Extractor fan.

BEDROOM ONE: (3.89m x 2.83m)
Pine boarded floor. Window facing East. Raked ceiling with Velux rooflight. Door into integrated walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails on two sides and shelf at high level and automated light. Double doors at high level into roof space.

OUTSIDE:
Completing the courtyard formed by the original stone building is the:

DETACHED OFFICE/STUDIO: (4.37m x 3.0m)
Well insulated, converted stone building with inset double glazed windows under a pitched slate roof. Windows facing East and South and stable entrance door. Quarry tiled floor with underfloor heating and loft ladder accessing useful first floor mezzanine office area. Cloakroom with low level WC and pedestal basin.

On the West side a tarmac slope leads down to:

STUDIO/ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS/DOUBLE GARAGE:
Oak framed and faced in timber cladding with slate roof facing North and integrated PV cells facing South. Fully insulated with hardwood double glazed windows and doors set into external ship lap boarding. Gravelled path leading to a South facing sun terrace enjoying the pool, garden and far reaching views. At the front a solid vertically boarded door leads into:

LARGE STUDIO CURRENTLY USED AS OPEN PLAN TV/LIVING ROOM: (5.6m x 2.49m opening to 3.89m)
Picture window to side and pair of South facing glazed doors with fantastic views of the natural pool and valley beyond. Feature exposed beams and flagstone floor. Underfloor heating. Sliding door into:

COMPACT KITCHEN: ((could be removed if not required))
Laminated tops with inset Neff hob and stainless-steel sink with pillar tap and brushed stainless steel splashback. Neff convector oven set under and stainless steel doors to fridge and dishwasher. Space and plumbing for washer. Open storage and display shelving above. Sliding door into services cupboard with consumer units. Stairs leading to;

FIRST FLOOR LANDING:
With bookshelves along one wall and doors into the following rooms with raked ceilings;

BEDROOM FIVE: (2.48m x 3.62m at low level)
Window facing East with garden and countryside views.

BATHROOM:
Raked ceiling with Velux roof light. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Rectangular basin set into vanity unit. Shaver light. Bath and shower with side screen and hinged door and mixer valve with head on adjustable rail. Travertine tiling to all walls including display and storage recesses and shelving. Electric ladder radiator. Extractor fan.

BEDROOM SIX: (3.22m x 3.62m at low level)
Pair of glazed doors with metal safety balustrading enjoying West facing views of the garden and paddock.

DOUBLE GARAGE: (5m x 5.75m)
Attached to the Annex with double hardwood vertically boarded doors facing North and additional double doors facing South to allow access from both sides. South facing window. Flagstone floor. Power and light and underfloor heating.

THE GROUNDS:
Two parking and turning areas, one behind the main barn and the other in front of the garage. The buildings are flanked on three sides by lawns and paddock with water supply and drinking trough, all totalling approximately 2.62 acres with neighbouring farmland on the fourth side.

NATURAL SWIMMING POOL:
Beautifully designed and constructed by the owners and set to the South of the properties to enjoy the panoramic views. The pool is approximately 20 metres x 12 metres and 3m metres deep. It is surrounded by a wide variety of shrubs, plants and an Acer tree and wooden diving pontoon. A pumped filtration system with skimmer pool, together with specialist plants, keeps the water clean and clear for swimming.

To the East of the main entrance is an ORCHARD with apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. To the side of the property is an impressive and extensive fenced and gated VEGETABLE GARDEN; with gravelled terraces and raised timber framed beds. Timber framed GREENHOUSE: 2.62m x 5m. centrally divided with shelving at the back and with a part glazed pitched roof.

SERVICES:
Mains water and electric, septic tank drainage. Heating for entire property provided by Ground Source heat pump. ADSL Broadband via telephone line, 4G Broadband via roof mounted router. Council tax band G. EPC rating C. Three external waterproof power points, two garden taps (one hot and cold) and oil storage tank.

ASSOCIATED INCOME:
Integrated PV solar panels generating approximately £2000 per annum.

N.B.
Planning permission granted and activated for family kitchen and extensions to both ends of the main building. Permission refs: DC/2010/00747, DC/2011/00262, DC/2012/00747