Highfield House

Recently Sold

Property Features

  • 4 Bedroomed Detached House
  • 2 Reception Room
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 3 Acres of Landscaped Grounds and Gardens
  • Extensive Paved Sun Terraces
  • Green House and Stone Outbuildings
  • 2 Storey Detached Former Coach House
  • Leisure Office Suite

Property Summary

Located high on the wooded slopes above Tintern in the renowned Wye Valley just 20 minutes from the old Severn Bridge, this elegant country house is beautifully presented and finished to a high standard having period room proportions with excellent levels of light over its three floors. Set in approximately 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens with extensive stone paved sun terraces, vegetable/fruit growing areas, greenhouse, useful stone outbuildings, 2 storey detached former coach house and a spacious recently constructed leisure office suite all accessed by a private meandering driveway.

The property is constructed mainly in stone with inset wooden double glazed windows and doors, all under slate tiled roofs. Internal doors are panelled, some part glazed, architraves and skirting boards are moulded. The majority of the ground floor is finished in patterned Terracotta ceramic tiles. An oil fired boiler provides central heating with radiators throughout and domestic hot water in parallel with solar panels.

Full Details

The formal entrance is through part glazed bespoke oak door set in a cut stone surround into:

With terracotta ceramic patterned floor tiles with inset mosaic panel. Doors into:

Shelved with hat and coat hooks.

STUDY/OFFICE: (8'4'' x 6'0'')
Arched stained glass window to front. Built-in hardwood L-shaped desk with shaped shelf at high level.

From entrance hallway part glazed door with frosted glass into:

Stained glass window. White low level WC with wall mounted basin and splashback.

From entrance hallway through a pair of French doors into:

OPEN PLAN RECEPTION LIVING ROOM: (28'8'' overall x 21'0'')
Bespoke oak staircase with winders, shaped turned balustrades and newels. Pair of French doors with matching side panels out to extensive main paved terrace and gardens beyond. Window to side. Central stone fireplace with oak lintel and mantel, raised hearth and inset Yotul woodburner. Set on each side are bespoke cupboards with three pairs of panelled doors under shaped tops with shelves over. Door into:

DINING ROOM: (18'1'' x 10'6'')
French door with bevel edged glass and two windows out to side terrace and garden. Stone faced tall recess with oak surround, slate hearth and inset wood-burning stove. Along one wall three pairs of doors into bespoke cupboards, with deep top and shelving above with pine boarded back. Connecting door to kitchen.

From reception/living room through doors into:

UTILITY: (12'6'' x 7'7'')
Part glazed back door and window to side with Velux roof light at high level set into raked ceiling. Composite wooden L-shaped worktops with cupboards under. Space for washing machine. Oil fired boiler providing central heating and domestic hot water with twin coiled hot water tank linked to solar panels. Door into:

KITCHEN: (17'0'' x 16'2'')
Pair of part glazed doors out to side sun terrace. Window to rear with attractive views. Underfloor heating .Bespoke maple cupboards and drawers set under granite worktops along two walls with inset stainless steel circular sink with pillar tap. Double Belfast sink with pillar tap. Feature glass tiled splashbacks and matching wall cupboards with glazed doors, display shelves including plate rack with under unit lighting. Miele stainless steel dishwasher. Two ovened oil fired AGA. Matching dresser unit with shelves and open space under, drawers and unit set into recess with cupboards at low level and glass fronted doors with shelving at high level. Door into shelved pantry with deep granite cold shelf and ventilated window.

Up-stairs with built in cupboard under and window to stairwell up to:

With matching balustrading on two sides, oak boarded floors. Part raked ceiling with two inset Velux roof lights. Doors into the following:

White Fired Earth suite comprising low level WC, basin set into oak vanity unit with cupboards and drawers and shaver point. Bath with wooden panels and chrome mixer taps. White ceramic tiling up to dado height. Ladder radiator and pine boarded floor.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE: (20'0'' x 19'0'')
Pair of French doors with matching side panels out to balcony with wooden deck and oak balustrading on three sides with lovely views across the gardens and grounds. Picture window to side. Along one wall six pairs of panelled doors at high and low level into recessed wardrobes, storage cupboards with hanging rails and shelving. Protruding former fireplace with natural stone recess and flagstone hearth. Roof access trap. Door into airing cupboard with three rows of slated shelves. Door into:

ENSUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOM: (9'10'' x 9'4'')
With vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, Velux roof lights and glazed panel at high level to gable. Feature leaded stain glass casement window with arched top and secondary glazing. White Fired Earth suite comprising basin and pedestal, claw foot stand-alone bath with shower taps, bidet and low level WC. Two bespoke corner cupboards. Chrome ladder radiator. Limestone tiled floor and spacious wet shower area, with mixer valve and fixed and adjustable heads, matching tiles with dished floor. Mosaic tiles on all sides with two built in marble shelves.

From Galleried Landing door into:

BEDROOM TWO: (19'0'' x 10'8'')
Two windows to side with views across terrace and gardens to Wye Valley beyond. Door into walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails to two ends and shelf above (former doorway onto landing could divide this room into two bedrooms). Roof access trap. Up step through part glazed door into:

Feature leaded stained glass window to end. Vaulted ceiling with Velux roof light. White suite comprising low level WC, contemporary rectangular basin on lime stone top with matching splash back, pillar tap and slatted shelf under. Double shower with glazed side panel, mixer valve with fixed large head. Lime stone tiled walls on two sides. Chrome ladder radiator, extractor fan.

Door into lobby with door into recessed wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf at high level linked by ached opening into;

BEDROOM FOUR: (12'0'' x 11'11'')
Picture window with views across the gardens to the Wye Valley beyond. Window to rear. Door into Airing Cupboard with slatted shelf at high level, insulated hot water tank with immersion heater, sealed vessel for central heating and boiler control time clock. Part exposed beam ceiling and access trap for second floor.

Feature leaded stained glass window. White Fired Earth suite comprising wall mounted basin with pillar tap, illuminated mirror bathroom cabinet and shaver point over, low level WC. Glazed panel and pivot door into double shower with mixer valve with large fixed head. Limestone tiled dished floor and to walls at high level on three sides. Towel radiator.

Through door to stairwell with open tread stairs with square newels and balustrades and winders to second floor;

ATTIC BEDROOM THREE: (16'2'' x 14'0'' at low level)
Windows to each gable and dormer window all with views across the grounds and Wye Valley beyond. Doors into eaves shelved storage space. Painted pine boarded floor throughout.

Adjacent to the driveway from the Forestry Commission track is a level meadow with a spring fed waterfall running over rocks and a wooded area set below.

On two sides of the house are two extensive stone paved sun terraces with high and low level natural stone retaining walls with sculpted lawned areas and well stocked planted borders and interspaced mature trees and shrubs.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a long L shaped pergola with wooden supports and beams over with vines and climbers. Stone steps leading down to large lower vegetable growing terrace with raised beds, fruit growing areas with recently constructed GREENHOUSE 4.6m x 2.6m with aluminium glazing set on red faced brick plinth walls, brick paved floor, power and light. Octagonal cedar wood greenhouse with glazed roof and side panels. Adjacent two/single storey stone and brick former donkeys stable with pitched pan tiled roofs. Covered barbeque area built over clay oven. Extensive fenced chicken run and timber built and concrete block built storage outbuildings.

From the gazebo wide steps lead to the parking area with;

Purpose built fully insulated single storey building with shiplap boarded exterior and pitched tiled roof with roof lights also incorporating garaging for two cars and corner set cloakroom with two separate WCs and basin set in a lobby. Step leads up to hardwood glazed doors into snooker room/office 8.26m x 6.55m. Picture window with views across the grounds and woodland, vaulted ceiling with exposed ridge beam and oak boarded floor. Power and light and electrical central heating.

Stone with rendered panels and mix of wooden and uPVC doors and windows set under a pitched tiled roof. Through pair of garage ledged and braced doors into; GARAGE/WORKSHOP: 7m x 5.3m overall but divided by wooden panelling into two areas with power and light. Adjacent door into storage room 6.7m x 3m. Small stained glass window to front, picture window to side. Part ceramic tiled floor, power and light. Adjacent is a dished concrete base ideal for washing cars. External stone stairs to first floor with half landing and storage under and wrought iron balustrading. Through a glazed door with side panel into:

OPEN PLAN STUDIO: (27'3'' x 16'9'')
Picture window to gable, pair of glazed doors out to a dormer balcony with turned balustrades and shaped handrails on three sides. Vaulted ceiling with Velux roof light, pine boarded floor, power and light and an ornate Godin woodburning stove set on a tiled hearth. Pine stairs leading to roof storage area. Set in the corner is a cloakroom with low level WC and wall mounted basin.

Private drainage, mains electricity, private spring fed and bore hole water, oil fired central heating, solar panels, council tax band G, EPC band TBC F. Estimated Broadband Speed 7MB.