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, Whitebrook, NP25

£1,500,000
To Let

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This unique, imposing and substantial stone built country house is set high in the historic Whitebrook valley that leads down to the renowned Wye Valley. This significant, former mill owner's house is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with a large Grade II, Listed paper mill, ponds and streams, mature woodland and paddocks of approximately 4 acres. The house has been significantly extended and remodelled to the highest of standards producing a fusion of impressive original period features with a high quality contemporary style with bright, airy generously proportioned rooms and open spaces throughout with high ceilings all enjoying this glorious rural aspect and location just 4 miles from Monmouth and 12 miles from Chepstow.

This unique, imposing and substantial stone built country house is set high in the historic Whitebrook valley that leads down to the renowned Wye Valley. This significant, former mill owner's house is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with a large Grade II, Listed paper mill, ponds and streams, mature woodland and paddocks of approximately 4 acres. The house has been significantly extended and remodelled to the highest of standards producing a fusion of impressive original period features with a high quality contemporary style with bright, airy generously proportioned rooms and open spaces throughout with high ceilings all enjoying this glorious rural aspect and location just 4 miles from Monmouth and 12 miles from Chepstow.

The outstanding split level galleried staircase is a true centre piece and flagstone, wooden and ceramic floors, moulded joinery and panelled doors feature throughout as well as bespoke glazing including tall sash heritage glass windows and doors that open out to the impressive garden terraces and the ponds and woodland beyond.

Automated solid wooden gates lead to the gravelled parking area that can provide parking for up to 20 cars and gives access to the workshops which benefits from full planning and building regulation approval for the erection of a 3 car two storey garage (including workshop/gardeners toilet and office space above).

Adjacent to the drive and beyond the race is the Grade II listed paper mill which has not been developed but offers the potential to convert to 3 storey premises subject to the usual planning consents.


The accommodation comprises of:: A solid wooden panelled door with stained glass panels each side is set beneath an ornate canopy leading into:


ENTRANCE HALL:: 3.80m x 3.66m (12'6" x 12'0"), Flag-stone paved floor and glazed open fireplace, opening into:


CENTRAL RECEPTION HALL:: 4.85m x 4.28m (15'11" x 14'1"), With high vaulted ceiling, stained glass panel and an impressive wide central staircase that splits each side on to split level galleried landings. Doors leading into the following;


DINING ROOM:: 7.59m x 5.15m (24'11" x 16'11"), Full height sash windows to two aspects overlook the landscaped gardens and ponds. Large feature fireplace with 16kw wood burner on slate hearth with ornate wooden surround.


From central reception hall opening and inner lobby with doors to the follow:

SITTING ROOM:: 8.79m x 7.40m (28'10" x 24'3"), Full height glazing along one wall with sliding doors out to garden terrace and lawn and sash window to side. Marble floors and inset wood burning 12kw stove. Fitted shelving to one wall.


CLOAK ROOM:: Travertine tiling to all walls. Low level WC, granite counter top basin on oak shelf with matching shelf under.


From central reception hall door to:

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN:: 5.91m x 3.96m (19'5" x 12'12"), Sash windows to front with delightful views across the pond and gardens. Italian contemporary fitted kitchen with extensive cherry and brushed steel fronted units with pull out larders. American style fridge/freezer and full range of integrated Kuppersbusch appliances including wine cooler, coffee machine, steam oven, combination oven, multi-function oven, and ceramic induction hobs inset within a central island with stainless steel sink with mixer tap and pull out riser. Black granite work surfaces throughout the kitchen and breakfast bar. Opens into:


BREAKFAST/LIVING AREA:: 9.85m x 3.69m (32'4" x 12'1"), Windows to side overlooking decking area and internal window to conservatory/office. 16KW Wood burning stove on raised stone hearth.


UTILITY ROOM:: 3.55m x 3.20m (11'8" x 10'6"), Worktops on three sides with cherry fronted units under and shelves over.


CONSERVATORY/OFFICE:: 6.93m x 5.03m (22'9" x 16'6"), Part glazed external door to sun deck. Bespoke oak desk with extensive shelving units and enclosed boiler room with floor standing boiler and consumer units. Double doors out to extensive secluded decking area leading to the cottage gardens and orangery.


Up central stairs to:

SPLIT LEVEL FIRST FLOOR LANDING:: With opening to inner lobby with door into:


MASTER BEDROOM SUITE:: 7.46m x 5.71m (24'6" x 18'9"), Vaulted ceilings with exposed roof trusses. Full height sliding glazed doors and side panels with glazing above with outstanding views over the gardens and wooded areas and glazed doors to side with steps to garden. Door to:


EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM:: 6.00m x 2.97m (19'8" x 9'9"), Fitted with hanging rails, drawers and cupboards on two sides. Steps leading down to:


EN-SUITE WET ROOM:: Velux roof lights. Mirrored alcove. WC with concealed flush box, fixed glazed screen and shower unit with adjustable head on rail and his and hers vanity units with drawers under and mirrors over. Tiling to floor and walls. Pair of chrome ladder style towel rails.


Stairs up to:

MEZZANINE GYM/OFFICE:: 7.46m x 2.96m (24'6" x 9'9"), With glass balustrades overlooking master bedroom. Roof lights.


GUEST BEDROOM SUITE:: 5.17m x 5.12m (16'12" x 16'10"), Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Stained glass panel at high level. Large sash windows with delightful views across the pond and gardens. To the rear is an open dressing area with hanging rails and storage above in mezzanine area. Door into:


EN-SUITE SHOWER/WET ROOM:: Tower shower panel with shower attachment and fixed rain style head over. Low level WC with concealed flush box and wall mounted basin with mixer tap, glass shelf, illuminated mirror and shaving point.


BEDROOM 3:: 5.51m x 3.85m (18'1" x 12'8"), Window to side overlooking decking area.


STUDY:: 3.99m x 1.81m (13'1" x 5'11"), Sash window to front with delightful views across the pond and gardens. Doors to the following:


BEDROOM 4:: 4.04m x 3.93m (13'3" x 12'11"), Sash window to front with delightful views across the pond and gardens.


BEDROOM 5:: 4.04m x 3.93m (13'3" x 12'11"), Sash window to front with delightful views across the pond and gardens.


MAIN BATH/ WET ROOM:: 5.10m x 3.69m (16'9" x 12'1"), Windows to side overlooking decking area. Travertine tiling to walls and floor. Featuring a freestanding teak bath, twin teak sinks with illuminate mirrors over. Large open slate tiled shower with fixed rain style showerhead and shower attachment. Wall mounted WC with concealed flus box and chrome towel rail. Door leading to:


LAUNDRY/IRONING ROOM:: 3.62m x 2.79m (11'11" x 9'2"), Velux roof light and part glazed external door out to rear garden and drying area. Laminate worktops to two sides with shelving over. 1 ¼ bowl stainless steel drainer sink with mixer tap. Slate upstands, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and floor standing boiler. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank.


GROUNDS AND GARDENS:: The gardens have been beautifully designed and landscaped to create both formal and informal areas. There are a wide range of natural stone walls and well-stocked beds and a wide stone staircase leads up to upper pathways that access the woodland and the upper paddock.


On the East side there is a large raised cottage garden which leads via stone steps to a large orangery and potting shed with a flint covered terrace area with a purpose built barbecue. Steps lead up to a vegetable garden, a flagstone patio beyond which is a further paddock area.

The gravelled drive has ample parking and access to the workshops and hidden waste treatment plant.

On the opposite side of the lane to the house there is approximately 1.5 acres of mature mixed WOODLAND:


A formal garden to the west comprises lawns flanked by herbaceous beds, stonewalls and rockeries leading to both Acer and Rhododendron gardens beyond. The series of impressive ponds are flanked by flag stone paths, oak board walks, bridge and woodland pathways and a second gravelled drive/parking area and large open wood store.

SERVICES:: Mains water and electricity and private drainage. Oil fired central heating fuelled by two boilers. Security alarm system. Council tax Band I. Superfast broad band: 70Mbps download, 20Mbps upload.


DIRECTIONS:: From Monmouth take the B4293 road towards Chepstow and proceed for about 3 miles over the brow of the hill. Turn left at post signed The Narth and Whitebrook, continue down this lane for precisely one mile and Mill House will be seen on the left behind large wooden gates.


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