The Gables, The Parade, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
- 6 Bedroomed Detached House
- 4 Reception Rooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- South West Facing Gardens Running Down to The Monnow River with Riparian Fishing Rights
- Views Across the Vauxhall Meadows
Property SummaryThis outstanding, elegant, beautifully designed “Arts and Crafts” styled house is a short flat walk from the town centre and was built in 1922. The property is detached and has the benefit of 5/6 bedrooms, private off-road parking, garaging and extensive, landscaped, South/West facing terraced gardens running down to the Monnow River having riparian fishing rights. Its elevated aspect provides exceptional views across the Vauxhall Meadows and open countryside beyond.
Constructed and finished in clay bricks with decorative timber panels under a clay tiled roof this distinctive home has a wealth of original features such as panelled doors, coved ceilings, fireplaces, historic leaded stained-glass windows and some doors, moulded skirting boards, architraves and picture and display rails. Complementing the beautiful proportions of the house are delightful and extensive terraced gardens.
MONMOUTH and the surrounding areas boast some of the finest scenery in Britain, making it an ideal place to put down roots. Major South/North and East/West motorways are no more than 20 minutes’ drive away providing easy access to major cities, rail stations and airports. High calibre schools in both state and private, and superb leisure facilities are a walk away and three world-class golf courses are within a radius of 18 miles.
The approach to the property is through wrought iron gates set into a natural stone boundary wall, along a path up to a timbered porch with clay tiled roof with decorative arches and up to a solid oak front door with circular glazed panel into:
Two windows to front. Door into cloaks cupboard and door into:
Window to front. White Heritage rope edged suite comprising low level w.c. and basin.
Through pair of doors with feature stained glass leaded panes with two matching side panels into:
CENTRAL RECEPTION HALLWAY:
Staircase with solid oak ‘barley sugar twist” balustrades with square newels and moulded handrails up to extensive galleried landing. Parquet floor and doors into the following;
MORNING ROOM: (4.53m x 3.93m)
Three-sided bay window out to front garden and two windows to side. Central fireplace with stone fire surround and hearth. Recessed bookshelves on each side of chimney breast. Parquet floor.
DRAWING ROOM: (5.74m x 4.55m)
Three-sided bay window to side and window to back with far reaching views across the garden. A pair of decorative plaster “cherubs” at high level. Victorian styled fireplace with walnut carved surround and inset slate tiles and matching hearth with coal-effect gas fire. Pair of panelled and glazed doors into;
GARDEN ROOM: (3.44m x 2.45m)
With glazing on three sides and pair of part glazed doors leading out to terrace and main garden. Exposed brick walls and Indian slated tiled floor. Second pair of part glazed doors leading into:
DINING ROOM: (5.79m x 4.56m)
Window with panoramic views across the garden and open countryside beyond. Door into Reception Hallway. Fireplace with oak surround, mantle and fire basket. Parquet floor.
From Reception Hallway through arched opening into Inner Hall with door into walk-in cloaks cupboard. Opening into;
FAMILY ROOM: (4.54m x 3.54m)
Window with views across the front garden. Central fireplace with recess built in miniature clay bricks with inset wood-burner, quarry tiled hearth and mantle. Pair of doors at high and low level into shelved storage cupboards. Door to utility and into:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: (6.27m x 3.73m)
Two windows overlooking garden. Granite worktops on two sides with inset twin bowl single drainer sink unit with waste disposal and mixer tap. Granite upstands and window sills. Four oven gas fired Aga with twin top and hot plate. Extensive range of Oak cupboards, glazed display cabinets and corner shelving. Tall cupboards, built-in eye level Neff double oven. Ceramic hob and extractor hood above. Integrated dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floor and French doors into:
CONSERVATORY: (4m x 3.38m)
Glazed sides and roof with paddle fan and light. French doors to garden. Indian slate floor.
From Family Room through door and down step into:
UTILITY ROOM: (3.33m x 2.94m)
Wooden worktop, twin porcelain sink with mixer tap. Oak door to front with feature circular glazed panel. Matwell, quarry tiled floor and extractor fan.
Window to front. White suite comprising low level wc, wash basin.
From Reception Hallway up stairs to:
Window with views across the front garden and the Kymin beyond. Matching balustrades and newels and feature full-height arches and carved panelling and doors to following;
BEDROOM 3: (4.58m x 3.94m)
Window with views across the front garden and three-sided bay window. Basin and pedestal with shaver light above.
BEDROOM 4: (4.60m x 3.95m extending to 4.45m)
Three-sided bay window to side and back with panoramic views.
STUDY/BEDROOM 6: (3.75m x 3.41m reducing to 2.21m)
Glazed door with side panels leading out to BALCONY with wrought iron balustrading with exceptional panoramic views.
BEDROOM 5: (3.94m x 3.84m)
Window with views across the main garden and open countryside beyond. Vanity unit with basin to one corner.
Window overlooking garden. Modern white suite comprising panelled corner bath. Double shower with spray jets and additional shower attachment. Pedestal basin, mirror fronted cabinet, adjacent shaver point. Low level wc, limestone tiled walls with mosaic border. Recessed downlighters.
From Landing through arched opening into:
With staircase up to the Attic rooms. Doors to following;
GUEST BEDROOM 2: (3.39m x 3.37m)
Window with views across the front garden. Basin and pedestal with shaver light over. Painted wooden fire surround and door into single wardrobe with shelf at high level.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM:
Window to front. White suite comprising tiled double shower with Mira Sport unit. Heritage basin with mirror fronted cabinet with downlighters.
Window with patterned glass. Low level wc.
MASTER BEDROOM: (3.16m x 4.94m)
Window with panoramic views over the garden. Fitted bedroom furniture comprising two double wardrobes with mirror fronted doors with overhead linking cupboards. Door into:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM:
Window to front. White suite comprising tiled double shower with Grohe shower unit with jet sprays and additional shower attachment. Heritage rope edged pedestal basin with mirror fronted cabinet and corner shelving with downlighters. Low level wc and stone tiling to walls. Airing cupboard with hot water tank. Access hatch to small loft space.
From Inner Hallway up staircase with wall-mounted handrail to;
SECOND FLOOR ATTIC ROOMS:
Invaluable additional space for recreation and storage having a range of roof lights, beamed ceilings and exposed timbers with restricted head height in some rooms and areas with radiators, power points and lighting.
ROOM 1: 3.73m x 2.55 plus large dormer space. Through opening into:
ROOM 3: 3.41m x 2.63m
Door into ROOM 2: 3.24m extending to 4.59m x 2.48m. With shelved recess. Door into;
ROOM 4: 1.95m extending to 4.24 x 2.61m average.
Step up into;
STORAGE AREA 5: 4.69m maximum x 2.83m
STORAGE AREA 6: 3.4m x 2.4m
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and set behind a natural stone boundary wall with mature shrubs and planted borders interspersed with mature trees and a splendid Magnolia. There are paths leading around the house on both sides.
Set to one side are double wrought iron gates that open onto a Tarmacadam driveway which provides an extensive parking and turning area in front of the INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE: 5.06m x 4.45m (31’2 x 17’6) With electric up and over door, window to side and two Vaillant mains gas fired boilers. Power and light. Door through to Conservatory.
The main gardens are set behind the house with feature raised three-sided sun terrace set behind natural stone retaining walls and area with six person jacuzzi. Central formal front steps leading down to lawned terrace, planted well-stocked borders, rose garden terrace and a combination of gravelled and flagstone paving and the benefit of an automated irrigation system. Brick steps as well as an alternative ramped path with wooden hand railing lead down to the lower terrace. An extensive timber framed and mesh vegetable growing enclosure with central gravelled path beyond to a useful greenhouse. The lower terraces are lawned with an orchard area with pear, plum and apple trees, set on one side and feature corner triangular brick patio with raised gravelled terracing set behind timber boarding. There is a useful wooden tool shed at the bottom of the orchard and a further shed and tree-house all with electricity. At the bottom of the garden is a soft fruit growing area with raspberries, logan berries, strawberries and blackcurrants. Wrought iron gate set into lower boundary fence leading to the Monnow river bank.
Mains gas, electricity, drainage and water. Mains gas central heating. Photovoltaic Solar panels. Fast fibre broadband. Council Tax Band G. EPC C.