Hillcrest, French Lane, Monmouthshire

For Sale

Property Features

  • 4 Bedroomed Detached House
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Garden & Terrace
  • Rural Views

Property Summary

This Edwardian property has been carefully and sensitively restored producing a fine example of this period. Tastefully decorated with a wealth of elegant features creating great character and an appealing chemistry throughout. Comprising 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite), 3 receptions, an elevated location above this popular Wye Valley village with excellent privacy and rural views. Set in just under an acre with formal lawned garden and terrace to front along with further garden and double garage.

Full Details

The property is constructed of brick to the lower half with rendering above, projecting wooden bay windows and matching central porch set under a pitched and gable tiled roof with ornate ridge tiles and wooden fascia boards. Many original internal features include, fireplaces, wooden floors, moulded joinery, panelled doors with finger plates, decorative ceiling cornicing and coving. Oil fired central heating with radiators throughout.

Gravelled pathway leading around to the front of the property up to:

With outside lighting. Wooden front door with glazed panel into:

Original decorative floor tiling. Stained glass leaded light panel either side of door. Archway with panelled pillars opening through into:

Window and door to back. Intercom system for electric gates. Coat hooks and under stairs storage space. Attractive wooden staircase to first floor with Oak newel posts, handrail and turned balustrade. Stained glass window on half landing. Doors to following:

Window to back. Freestanding unit with inset wash basin. Low level wc. Large fitted wooden panelled storage cupboard. Wood panelling to dado level and tiled flooring.

DRAWING ROOM: (4.46m extending to 5.46m x 4.47m)
Deep bay box window to front overlooking sun terrace and lawned garden beyond. Feature fireplace with cast iron fire grate, tiled inset with matching hearth, slate fire surround, marble inset with ornate polished stones.

OPEN PLAN DINING AND LIVING AREA: (4.47m extending to 5.52m x 4.24m)
Box bay window overlooking front garden and window to side. Feature Cotswold stone 1920’s fireplace, with slate hearth, inset Esse wood burning stove with plumbing to allow an addition way to heat domestic hot water. Either side of fireplace matching tall larder cupboard and drawer and cupboard unit with oak worktop. Opening through into:

KITCHEN AREA: (3.86m x 3.81m extending to 4.63m)
Bay window to side. Fitted with a range of bespoke handmade wooden panelled units with Oak work tops. Central unit with breakfast bar and inset Rangemaster porcelain sink with antique style mixer tap, cupboards under and around the side with Integrated Rangemaster dishwasher. Tiled recess with inset Rangemaster cooker with double oven, grill and plate warmer, five ring ceramic hob with large plate hob to side and Elan extractor hood above. Matching wall cupboards with glazed display cabinet.

LIBRARY: (3.86m x 3.57m)
Two windows to side. Inglenook fireplace with raised slate hearth having inset wood burning stove, painted wood panelling to picture rail level including shelving along one wall, door into:

UTILITY ROOM: (2.97m x 3.24m)
Window to side. Oak worktop with cupboards under to integrate washing machine/tumble drier. Inset Rangemaster porcelain sink with chrome antique style mixer tap. Worcester oil fired central heating boiler with thermostat controls above for hot water and central heating. (A connection point is available should solar panels be installed in the future). Built-in storage cupboard for fridge/freezer. Part glazed panelled door to courtyard garage area. Slate tiled flooring through opening into:

BOOT ROOM AREA: (3.22m x 1.43m)
Window to side. Coat hooks and shelving.

Part galleried landing. Built-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving. Access to loft space. Doors to following:

MASTER BEDROOM: (4.60m x 4.07m)
Triple window overlooking front garden and views beyond. Ornamental cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth. Fitted triple wardrobe either side of chimney breast with double hanging rail and shelving. Door into:

Window to front. White suite comprising roll top cast bath with claw feet, mixer tap and shower attachment. Tiled corner shower cubicle with overhead shower unit. Pedestal basin, low level wc. Wood panelling to dado level, wall mounted vanity cupboard, ceiling downlighters and extractor fan.

GUEST BEDROOM TWO: (4.27m x 3.09m extending to 4.60m)
Triple window to front. Feature cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and matching hearth. Recess to side. Door to:

Window to side. White suite comprising corner shower cubicle with sliding doors, Triton Enrich shower unit. Low level wc, pedestal basin, shaver point above. Recessed downlighters and extractor.

BEDROOM THREE: (3.92m x 3.88m)
Window to side. Ornamental cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

BEDROOM FOUR: (3.66m x 3.91m)
Window to side overlooking garden area. Ornamental cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

Window to back. White suite comprising roll top cast iron bath with claw feet, mixer tap with shower attachment and overhead shower unit. Pedestal wash basin, low level wc, wood panelling to dado level, towel radiator with chrome surround.

From a single track lane the property is approached via a stone walled entrance with a pair of electrically controlled wooden gates opening through to the gravelled parking and turning area with laurel hedge and external lighting along one boundary with the upper garden set to the other side.

Feather board exterior with clay tiled roof. External power points.

The courtyard garden with veranda provides an attractive seating area. Around the side of the house is a useful covered log store area. Attached to the Boot Room is a useful tool and garden store with WC, shelving and power and light. The lawned garden above is well stocked with mature Rhododendrons and established trees and shrubs providing a mini parkland setting and distant views up the Wye Valley.

A gravelled path leads around to the front garden where there is a sun terrace and rockery garden. Steps lead down to a well-maintained lawn area formerly a grass tennis court with raised planted beds to side having shaped ornamental box and mixed shrubs. Steps lead to a further lawned garden with path which meanders down to the village.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax Band F. EPC rating D.