Property Features

  • Farm House WITH Attached Barn, Converted Holiday, Cottages
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Cellar
  • Upper Granary and Lower Granary
  • Byre Cottage
  • Orangery
  • Double Garage
  • Work Shop and Outbuildings
  • 21 Acres of Paddocked Pastureland

Property Summary

This former medieval farmhouse and fort has holiday cottages and outbuildings and sits on top of a hill with spectacular 360 degree panoramic countryside views. This truly unique and secluded setting has the benefit of 21 acres of paddocked pastureland, woodland, mature grounds and gardens with part of the original moat. Its many internal features have been retained and embellished and the remodelled layout provides four bedrooms and spacious reception rooms all taking full advantage of the aspect. An attached barn has huge potential for conversion to provide extra accommodation or a leisure suite. Easy access to The Old Severn Bridge, Bristol and the major road networks.

This historic fort site, is featured in the Monmouthshire Lord Raglan Book Volume II... "A farmhouse name Cwrt -y-Gaer, a quarter of a mile to the west (of Wolvesnewton), is believed to be the site of their manor house or castle (a Norman family who were lords in the 13th century) and it possibly may have been built on the site of a more ancient dwelling situate as it is on a mound of about an acre and a half in size surrounded by a moat on the west and south supplied with water from a spring. Part of the moat still remains and is a scheduled ancient monument but the property is not listed.

Full Details

The property has a combination of painted render and natural stone exterior with inset wooden mainly double-glazed windows all under slate roofs with a corrugated roof over the mid-terraced barn section. Many features include exposed stone walls, fireplaces, beams and lintels, an original stone spiral staircase and exposed timber flooring. Oil-fired central heating with a pressurised system and radiators throughout.

The entrance is through a hardwood door with wrought iron furniture and decorative studwork into:


RECEPTION HALL: (19'1'' x 10'2'' reducing to 8'6'')
Window to side and door to rear walled courtyard. Stairs leading to first floor landings also via spiral staircase. Stairs up to Dining Room. Door into:

Window and door out to walled courtyard. Plumbing for washing machine, door into cloak room with low-level WC, pedestal washbasin. Exposed timber floor throughout.

Up short stairs to;

DINING ROOM: (12'1'' x 14'9'')
Window to side. Panelled ceiling. Door into:

STUDY: (12'2'' x 11'9'')
Window and external door to side to orangery and picture window to end with outstanding countryside views.

From Reception Hall door into:

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (Approximately 25'6'' x 12'3'')
Windows to side and front with part glazed door and side panels out to front courtyard and gardens. A range of painted oak panelled cupboards and drawers set under solid oak tops and up-stands. Inset double Belfast sink with mixer tap over. Black electric Aga with ceramic tiled splashbacks. Painted boarded panelling up to matching wall units with plate racking. Matching island unit with American walnut top. Door and stairs down to:

CELLAR: (Approximately 8'8'' x 7'9'')

SITTING ROOM: (Approximately 23'6'' x 18'4'')
Windows to front and rear with deep timber sills including one with original timber mullions. Pair of French doors out to front garden. Feature exposed stone walls. Deep stone fireplace with beam over and stone hearth and adjacent curved wall with original arched door with latch opening onto original stone spiral staircase also leading to first floor.

Door into:

ATTACHED BARN: (Approximately 29'5'' x 20'6'')
Window to front and double doors to rear into courtyard. Open on two floors with open trusses and corrugated roof. Stone walls with open fireplace. Planning was given but has lapsed for a pool and leisure suite or for reception rooms with beds/bathrooms above.

From reception hall up stairs to:

Doors into:

BEDROOM TWO: (Approximately 13'5'' x 13'5'')
Window to side. Built-in recessed cupboards and wardrobe.

BEDROOM ONE: (Approximately 12'0'' x 19'0'')
Windows to front and side of property overlooking gardens and countryside beyond. Door into walk-in wardrobe.

Windows to side and rear with countryside views. White suite comprising corner set flared bath with shower taps, curved shower screen and mixer valve with fixed head over, low-level WC, bidet, vanity unit and fitted linen cupboard.

Link to spiral stairs and SECOND LANDING:
Window to rear. Doorway to attached barn. Exposed stone walls. Doors leading into the following:

BEDROOM FOUR: (Approximately 11'8'' x 10'0'')
Window to front with countryside views. Part-raked beamed ceiling, exposed floorboards.

FAMILY BATHROOM: (Approximately 13'3'' x 6'3'')
Two windows to rear. White suite comprising double ended slipper bath, corner shower cubicle with curved sliding doors, mixer valve fixed and adjustable shower heads, low-level WC, pedestal and basin. Chrome towel radiator. Part-raked ceiling, exposed floorboards.

BEDROOM THREE: (Approximately 12'9'' x 10'1'')
Window to front with countryside views. Painted stone walls. Part-raked beamed ceiling, exposed floorboards.

Set at the end of the main house with access from the rear driveway with adjacent gardens mainly lawned with interspaced mature shrubs and trees. Formerly let for holidays but now used as guest accommodation with a wealth of exposed timbers and beams, electric storage heating and hot water.

Accessed via stone steps and through a fully-glazed door into:

OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (Approximately 17'10'' x 13'4'')
Window to side and roof light. Exposed trusses and beams to vaulted ceiling.

Range of base and wall units with oak-effect work surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over. Space for fridge and cooker. Steps up to:

BEDROOM: (Approximately 13'6'' x 13'7'')
Window to front with garden views.

EN-SUITE: (Approximately 10'7'' x 5'2'')
Suite comprising corner shower cubicle with 'Triton' electric unit with head on adjustable rail, low-level WC, wall mounted basin. Heated towel rail.

Accessed via pathway and through a part-glazed door into:

OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (Approximately 20'3'' x 13'6'')
Two windows to side with garden views and one to rear.

Range of base, wall and drawer units with beech-effect work surfaces over and ceramic tiled splashbacks. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over. Steps up to:

BEDROOM: (Approximately 13'8'' x 10'5'')
Window to side of property with glazed doors leading to side garden. Wardrobe recess area. Door into:

EN-SUITE: (Approximately 13'3'' x 5'7'')
Suite comprising corner shower cubicle with electric unit and head on adjustable rail, low-level WC, basin and pedestal. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan.

Designed for wheelchair access with entrance via paved path and veranda as well as features internally like raised power sockets. Through fully-glazed door into:

OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/KITCHEN/DINING AREA: (Approximately 20'2'' x 15'7'')
Windows to front and two to side.

Specially adapted range of base, wall and drawer freestanding low-level units with oak-effect work surfaces. Door into:

BEDROOM: (Approximately 15'9'' x 13'4'')
Window to front.

EN-SUITE: (Approximately 6'10'' x 6'9'')
Window to side. Suite comprising corner shower cubicle with electric 'Triton' unit with head on adjustable rail, low-level WC, basin and pedestal and shaver light.

The gardens are set to the front and each end of the property and laid mainly laid to lawn with many established trees including beech, yew, ash, horse chestnut, oaks, rowan, purple birch, and willows along with fig and apple trees and interspaced mature shrubs. Adjacent to the kitchen is an attractive sun terrace and rockery with well stocked planted boarders.

ORANGERY: (Approximately 41'8'' x 12'5'')
Timber framed with perspex roof.

Located at the back of the house. Gravelled and part-paved with central raised ornamental fishpond. Gates lead out to rear driveway, parking and turning area and access to:

DOUBLE GARAGE: (Approximately 20'5'' x 18'0'')
Open fronted with pitched roof and eaves storage.

Door into;

WORKSHOP: (Approximately 18'0'' x 11'11'')
Window to rear. Fitted with power and light. Pitched roof.

UTILITY OUTBUILDING: (Approximately 15'0'' x 5'0'')
Consumer units and meters for main house and cottages. Space for fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer. Stainless steel sink with cupboards under.

Located under the Dining room/Study wing is a BOILER ROOM and STORAGE ROOM with power and light.

The private driveway leads up to a turning circle to the side of the property with access to the fields and a steel portal BARN.

Located on the driveway near the moat used as a log store, storage and car port.

Totalling approximately 21 acres are divided into paddocks together with 5 to 6 acres of MATURE WOODLAND with a stream. The moat is a scheduled ancient monument and set to the North West corner with a small feature footbridge.

Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage. Oil-fired central heating, BT/Broadband subject to regulation. Local Authority: Monmouthshire County Council tax band Main House I and Cottage A. EPC Main House F and Cottage E. Estimated Broadband Speed 7MB.