Fence Farm

£765,000
Sold

Property Features

  • Small Holding
  • 4 Bedroomed Detached House
  • 3 Reception Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Music Room
  • Snug/TV Room
  • Garden Room
  • 2,5 Acres of Ancient Woodland
  • 3,5 Acres of Pastureland
  • Paddocks
  • Outbuildings

Property Summary

This very traditional small holding faces South set in 6 acres in a truly rural and private location. An important former Welsh Longhouse dating back to the 17th C having spacious receptions, 4 beds and a wealth of original features with outstanding views across the Wye Valley. The grounds include meadows, terraced mature gardens, an orchard, ancient woodland and impressive, substantial stone outbuildings. Located on the outskirts of historic St Briavels with shop, pub and school, set between Monmouth and Chepstow with their renowned schools and easy access to major road networks.

Constructed in stone with inset wooden windows all under a slate roof. Internal doors are a combination of glazed and vertically boarded, individual features include exposed beams, inglenook fireplace with bread oven, stone walls and deep window sills. The ground floors are stone flags with quarry tiles in the kitchen. An oil fired boiler provides domestic hot water and central heating to radiators.

Full Details

The entrance to the property is through a stable door into:

FRONT PORCH: (15'5'' x 5'9'')
Glazing to front and side on low plinth walls and window to side all with garden views. Door into:

LIVING ROOM: (15'5'' x 12'2'')
Two windows to front, and one window to rear. Exposed stone chimney breast with arch and recessed wood burner on flagstone hearth and feature bread oven and remains of a stone spiral staircase to side. Arched recessed shelving with cupboards under. Stairs to first floor.

Opening with timber support and flagstone shelf into:

MUSIC ROOM: (12'10'' x 7'10'')
Window to rear. Feature salting slab on plinth walls.

From LIVING ROOM, through opening into:

SNUG/TV ROOM: (8'6'' x 12'10'')
Curved bay window with seat under to side with meadow views, part glazed stable door to front. Fitted book shelves. Oil fired Franco Belge stove.

From LIVING ROOM, door into:

DINING ROOM: (13'1'' x 12'0'')
Window to front with garden views. Built in glazed wall display unit. Cupboard with shelving.

From DINING ROOM steps up with door into:

UTILITY/OLD DAIRY: (10'8'' x 7'0'')
Window to rear with paddock views and Velux window. Double bowled stainless steel sink with cupboard and drawers set under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled splashback. Recessed quarry tiled shelving.

Door with steps up to:

GLAZED INNER HALLWAY: (17'6'' x 7'10'')
Part glazed door out to front with window to side. Pot Belly stove and Perspex roof. Doors into:

BOILER ROOM: (8'2'' x 3'9'')
Plumbing for washing machine. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Internal window to Utility.

PANTRY/STORE CUPBOARD:
Shelving.

CLOAKROOM:
Small window to rear. White suite consisting of low level WC, wall mounted basin with splashback.

BOOT ROOM: (9'11'' x 5'6'')
Belfast sink on brick supports with wooden drainer.

GARDEN ROOM: (15'5'' x 16'0'')
Glazing to front and in part to side on low plinth walls taking advantage of outstanding views. Window to rear at high level. Timber roof support and stand alone wood burning stove. Stable door out to side.

From INNER HALLWAY stone stairs up to:

STUDY/BEDROOM ONE: (13'4'' x 11'7'')
Window with quarry sill to side and small window to front with far reaching views. Raked ceiling with exposed beams.

From DINING ROOM, door into:

KITCHEN: (13'1'' x 11'7'')
Windows to front and side with garden views. L- shaped unit with double drainer sink, with painted cupboards and drawers set under. Adjacent quarry tile worktop with shelving under. Space for electric cooker, oil fired 2 ovened AGA with copper hood over. Painted and boarded ceiling with spot lights. Tiled splashback. Stable door out to front terrace.

From LIVING ROOM, stairs up to first floor landing with wrought timber handrails and banister with cupboard under. Doors into:

BEDROOM THREE: (13'1'' x 10'0'')
Windows to front and rear with views. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

SHOWER ROOM:
Window to rear. White suite consisting of low level WC, wall mounted basin, bidet, shower cubicle with wall mounted mixer tap, head on adjustable rail.

BEDROOM FIVE: (9'0'' x 6'10'')
Window to front. Mirrored door into fitted wardrobe with shelving.

FAMILY BATHROOM:
Window to rear. White suite consisting of a basin set on ornate cast iron support, free standing cast iron bath on ball and claw feet.

BEDROOM TWO: (10'6'' x 12'8'')
Windows to front and rear with garden views. Fitted cupboard with shelving. Connecting door into:

BEDROOM FOUR: (8'11'' x 12'10'')
Window to side with paddock views. Raked ceiling with exposed beams.

OUTSIDE:
The approach to the property is through a five bar gate up a gravelled driveway lined with topiary trees and hedging to an area with ample parking. Adjacent is a mature vegetable garden with timber framed greenhouse and; SINGLE STABLE: 2.75m x 2.80m. LOG STORE: 5.30m x 3.23m.

A wooden five bar gate leads onto a gravelled sun terrace to the side and access to GARAGE/STORE: divided into two areas 5.28m x 3.49m & 3.75m x 2.46m.. Fixed ladder up to ATTIC SPACE: 7.93m x 1.89m. Power and light.

GARDENS:
Are mainly to the front with lawns, well stocked flower beds and interspersed shrubs. Adjacent is an established orchard with a mature mix of fruit trees and hedged boundaries.

WOODLAND:
Approximately 2.5 acres of SSI designated ancient woodland, mainly oak and beech with ground cover of wild daffodils and bluebells in Spring.

THE MEADOWS:
Approximately 3.5 acres of pastureland divided into 3 paddocks. A detached part open fronted STONE BARN is divided into three areas comprising; implement shed, stable and animal shelter with clay pan tiled roofs. A further set of buildings are accessed by a five bar gate into a gated courtyard via a second access off the lane consisting of a HAY BARN, a traditional PIG STY with brick yard and original stone feeding troughs and a pair of attached STONE BUILDINGS with clay pan tiled roofs.

SERVICES:
Mains electric and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Council Tax band F. EPC F.