The Folly

Recently Sold

Property Features

  • 5 Bedroomed Contemporary Georgian Detached House
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Vaulted Living Room
  • Detached Triple Garage with Office/Apartment above
  • Detached Gym
  • Approximately 3 Acres of Land
  • Raised Avant-Garde L-Shaped Balcony

Property Summary

This stunning, contemporary country house enjoys outstanding views across the renowned Wye Valley and is located between Monmouth and Chepstow with unrivalled high levels of privacy. Its unique design and layout capitalises fully on its aspect with spacious and open split level communal areas bathed with natural light from a central glazed atrium roof linking living spaces and its five bedrooms. Beautifully presented with top quality, bespoke fixtures and fittings throughout. Detached triple garage with apartment/office over, detached fully equipped gym extensive parking, private drive all in approximately 3 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens.

The property has a painted rendered exterior and a modern cavity walled construction with custom made joinery throughout including sashed windows, pitch pine tall panelled doors, moulded skirting boards and architraves. Futronix automated scene lighting and oil fired central heating with thermostatically controlled Arboniar sectional radiators throughout. Back-up Diesel generator.

Full Details

The main entrance to the property is across a bridge with slate paving with solid balustrading each side and through front door with glazed panel over into:

ENTRANCE HALL: (13'1'' x 7'4'')
Open plan into the central atrium. Oak floor with recessed mat-well. Pair of doors into tall cloaks cupboard with hanging rail and shelving. Doors into:

Window to side. Low level WC with recessed flushbox, Murano glass oval basin with chrome pedestal and mixer tap. Feature black tinted glass to one wall, recess with mirrored wall cupboard, slate floor.

Two skylights, window to side and two windows with views to front. Range of soft close cupboards and drawers to four sides set under Corian work surfaces and breakfast bar with feature inset double oven oil fired AGA, double stainless steel sink with retractable mixer tap and fully integral appliances including Smeg four ring induction hob with Miele oven under, Smeg combination microwave, Neff dishwasher. Matching wall units including tall units with larder and pantry drawers and space for two tall fridge freezers. Feature exposed roof trusses and roof space access. Marmoleum floor. Door with glazing over into SHELVED PANTRY with wooden ladder. Through pair of doors out to:

RAISED AVANT-GARDE CURVED BALCONY: (44'0'' x 12'0'' average)
Custom built and designed with a steel frame and support with hardwood decking and independently made sectional curved glass balustrading with stainless steel handrails taking full advantage of the panoramic views across Whitebrook and the Wye Valley. Access out to main entrance.

From Entrance Hall through opening into:

GALLERIED ATRIUM: (24'7'' x 13'11'')
Feature high pitched glazed panels and lighting. Feature master bedroom viewing gallery. Storage at high level.

Oak steps with discrete lighting and glass balustrading down to Ground Floor Hall with a pair of large glass doors into;

VAULTED LIVING ROOM: (26'10'' x 21'7'')
Feature floor to ceiling sashed windows to front and side with shutters and views across Whitebrook and the Wye Valley. Wall mounted Pax Focus contemporary cast iron woodburner set over semi-circular black granite hearth. Long horizontal shelved recesses with downlighters. Door into:

WET ROOM: (7'3'' x 6'0''reducing to 4'5'')
Six person Finnolme pine sauna. Wall mounted vanity unit with Philippe Starck mixer tap, integral shower with glazed pivot door, mixer valve, head on adjustable rail and extractor fan. Porcelanosa mock snake skin tiling to floor and walls. Underfloor heating. Door into:

Low level WC and extractor fan.

From glazed entrance atrium up steps to small landing with frosted glazed balustrading with doors into:

BEDROOM TWO: (13'4'' x 11'3'')
Window to side and rear. Vaulted ceiling.

Window to rear. Utopia white suite comprising low level WC with recessed flushbox, vanity unit with mixer tap and mirrored cupboard over, corner shower tray with glazed pivot door, mixer valve and head on adjustable rail, diamond shaped bath with mixer valve and shelved recess. Roof access trap and chrome ladder radiator. Ceramic tiled floor and walls with stainless steel strip dado.

BEDROOM FIVE : (11'3'' x 9'8'')
Window to rear. Vaulted ceiling.

From Galleried Atrium along Landing and through door into:


DRESSING AREA: (16'10'' x 6'6'' reducing to 3'8'')
Ultramodern fitted Minimo mirrored full height wardrobes with hanging rails, drawers and shelving. Stairs to Galleried Master Bedroom with cupboard under.

Window to side and back with attractive garden views. White suite comprising low level WC with recessed flushbox, vanity unit with exposed rectangular basin with mirror over and matching tall wall cupboard with shelving, Villeroy & Boch stand alone egg bath with Axor Hansgrohe mixer tap and retractable handheld showerhead, fully tiled double shower with glazed pivot doors, pair of mixer valves and deluge rain showerheads. Italian mock elephant skin floor tiling and mock crocodile porcelain tiling to walls. Underfloor heating and chrome ladder radiator.

GALLERIED MASTER BEDROOM: (23'1'' x 15'0'' average)
Dormer window to side with garden views and triangular glazing with bespoke Luxaflex blinds. Low level glazing to front with outstanding views across Whitebrook and the Wye Valley. Room subdivided by feature Minimo tall wardrobes with shelving, hanging rails and integral headboard. Matching drawers and dresser units. Raked ceilings with exposed roof beams. Door out to:

VIEWING BALCONY: (7'5'' x 7'8'')
Overlooking Galleried Atrium and Ground Floor Hall. Glass balustrading with stainless steel handrail.

From Galleried Atrium down stairs to:

"L"SHAPED GROUND FLOOR HALL: (24'10'' x 10'1'' reducing to 6'2'')
Recessed wall lighting. Doors into the following:

BEDROOM THREE: (13'1'' x 12'3'')
Window to side and front with views across the Wye Valley.

Window to rear. Utopia white suite comprising low level WC with recessed flushbox, vanity unit with mixer tap and mirrored cupboard over, corner shower tray with glazed pivot door, mixer valve and head on adjustable rail, diamond shaped bath with mixer valve and shelved recess. Roof access trap and chrome ladder radiator. Ceramic tiled floor and walls with stainless steel strip dado.

BEDROOM FOUR: (12'4'' x 11'7'')
Windows to front with views across the Wye Valley.

Door into:

STORAGE PASSAGE: (25'7'' x 6'4'' reducing to 2'6'')
Access hatches and understairs cupboard. Openings into:

UTILITY ROOM: (11'5'' x 6'0'')
Cupboard under laminate worktop with inset 1 ½ bowled stainless steel sink with mixer tap and space and plumbing for white goods including 2 washing machines. Hanging rail at high level.

WINE STORE: (9'0'' x 8'1'')
Space for fridge freezer.

BOILER ROOM: (13'0'' x 6'2'' reducing to 3'1'')
Pair of doors into full height spacious slatted shelved linen cupboard. Door into BOILER ROOM with floor mounted oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating to radiators throughout.

Set in 3.5 acres of grounds consisting of a sloping paddock and woodland with extensive grassed terraces set behind retaining walls and interspaced trees, planted beds and mature shrubs. Adjacent to the Living Room is a large slate paved sun terrace with a barbeque area and the hot tub. The tarmacadam driveway has extensive parking areas and planted borders to edges. Set behind a retaining wall are two screened oil tanks. Under entrance bridge is a WOOD STORE: 3.95m x 2.76m and Belfast sink with external tap. TIMBER SHED: 4.35m x 2.43m. Boundaries are hedged and fenced. Feature external lighting to buildings, terraces and driveway.

Located near the entrance and constructed to match with a painted rendered exterior with feature stone pillars and ten Velux roof lights under a pitched tiled roof. Comprising of the following:

GARAGE COMPLEX: (26'7'' x 18'3'')
"Normstahl" sliding sectional doors. Power and light. Opening into STORE ROOM: 3.16m x 1.09m.

External steps with solid balustrade up to:

OFFICE/APARTMENT: (21'11'' x 10'2'')
Part raked ceiling with roof lights. Open plan with Kitchen area with cupboards and drawers set under laminate worktops with inset electric hob and oven. Matching wall cupboards. Door into:

SHOWER ROOM: (6'5'' x 4'0'')
White suite with low level WC, wall mounted basin, shower cubicle with glazed sliding door, mixer valve and head on adjustable rail.

Extended driveway giving access to main lawned terrace and;

DETACHED GYM: (17'5'' x 16'0'')
Painted rendered exterior with double glazed windows to front with views. Pair of ledged and braced doors. Floor to ceiling mirrors to one wall. Composite grip floor. Power and light.
Set behind is a TIMBER SHED: 4.35m x 2.43m.

Oil fired central heating, mains water, mains electricity, sewage treatment plant. Council Tax I. EPC E.