An outstanding (southerly facing) home, delightfully rural yet accessible at the end of one of the myriad of small country lanes in the village of Llanishen. Elevated, yet sheltered to the north, it commands superb panoramic views to the south and west over the Vale of Usk towards the Blorenge. With a light and airy contemporary feel, the house has been extended and refurbished on three levels. The heart of the house is a central feature with mezzanine and a full height part galleried staircase. All the main living spaces enjoy the stunning views, including the magnificent large, open plan kitchen/dining room and tranquil garden room. What makes this property even more unique are the tall bifold doors and windows in both the kitchen/dining and living rooms which, when opened, spectacularly unite the garden with the interior to create a sensational entertaining/living area. There are three further reception rooms, including an office and studio (initially conceived as a granny annexe). The house features 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite) and planning for a sixth bedroom and ensuite in the huge attic which has been part converted and provides a useful space as a playroom, office etc. There are attractive formal gardens with a south patio, again with amazing views, and, at a higher level, a sloping paddock with separate access and room for a barn. In all about 1.6 acres.
Outstanding Country Home,1.6 Acre Paddock
Contemporary Open Plan Conversion
Entrance Lobby - Southerly facing storm porch, double glazed triple pane door. Entrance to open plan hallway with dove grey oak floor.
Fitted Cloakroom - Attractive panelling to dado height and white suite comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Extractor fan. Double glazed window. Limestone flooring which extends into a BOOT ROOM which would be suitable for a ground floor shower if required.
Reception Hall - 14'9" x 7'2" overall (4.50m x 2.18m overall) - Limestone flooring. Galleried staircase off to the lower and upper levels.
Sitting Room - 17'3" x 14'7" (5.26m x 4.45m) - Double glazed windows in two elevations including a fine south westerly aspect with wonderful panoramic views. Front windows are tall bifolds on a window seat and opened wide they bring the outside indoors. Feature corner fireplace with white painted decorative surround with raised stone hearth and glass fronted wood burner. Opening and short staircase down to the kitchen level.
Office - 18'8" x 16'1" (5.69m x 4.90m) - Wide double glazed window and a stable style double glazed door to the entrance. Access to second loft. 5ft wide opening to
Studio/Workshop - 18' x 11'3" (5.49m x 3.43m) -
Utility Room (Off The Inner Hall) - 11'4" x 11'2" (3.45m x 3.40m) - Limestone flooring. Range of floor cupboards and drawers with roll edged formica worktops which incorporate an inset single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Eye level store cupboards and shelving. Miele washing machine and tumble dryer. Freestanding 'Warmflow' oil fired boiler for heating and domestic hot water. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Double glazed window and double glazed door to the rear.
On The Lower Ground Floor -
Large Open Plan Family Room/ Kitchen & Dining Room 'L' Shaped (See Floorplan) - 27'2" x 27' overall (8.28m x 8.23m overall) - A stunning, light and airy room with large double glazed windows and doors opening out onto the garden, south east and north. All double glazed timber. Fantastic double glazed bi-fold doors open onto the front terrace affording exceptional panoramic views. Dove grey oak flooring with underfloor heating. Painted panelled joinery and walls. Recessed downlighting. Stairs off to both the entrance hall and sitting room.
Fitted with a timeless range of Quebec pine solid wood painted Shaker units, with Cimstone Quartz Galaxy Mirror fleck worktops incorporating unique draining bevels around a belfast style sink with mixer tap. Ample floor, wall and island cupboards and soft closing drawers. Large island unit with further cupboards and a four place breakfast bar with matching Quartz Galaxy Cimstone. A range of appliances comprising of an oversized tall stainless steel Liebherr larder fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Also a recessed professional 'Lacanche' Chemin Range Cooker in Provencal yellow featuring four ovens, four gas burners, central hot plate and griddle. Double width professional stainless steel extractor.
Garden Room - 14'4" x 8'1" (4.37m x 2.46m) - Oak flooring. Double glazed rear window and a pair of double glazed double casement patio doors out to the east terrace for the morning sun.
On The Upper Ground Floor -
Part Galleried Landing - Double glazed velux roof light. Short staircase continuing off to a further GALLERIED FIRST FLOOR LANDING.
Bedroom One - 13'5" x 12'7" max (4.09m x 3.84m max) - Wardrobes and fitted cupboard. Floating casement double glazed front window which fully open to take in the spectacular views.
Bedroom Two - 14'2" x 9'6" (4.32m x 2.90m) - Double glazed easterly and westerly (timber painted) windows, again with wonderful views. Small built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.
Bedroom Three - 14'4" x 7' (4.37m x 2.13m) - An ideal children's room with attractively sloping ceiling and double glazed velux roof light. Planning permission to triple the size.
Bathroom - White suite comprising enclosed bath with fully tiled surround and adjustable height thermostatic shower with rail and curtain over, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash and low level WC. Electric shaver light. Recessed downlighters. Extractor fan. Double glazed side window.
On The First Floor -
Galleried Landing - Looking down the house to the lower ground floor.
Outstanding Master Bedroom Suite Comprising -
Bedroom Four - 15'6" x 14'3" (4.72m x 4.34m) - South westerly with high ceilings. Cleverly fitted with a freestanding wardrobe/divider which provides a backing for a super kingsize bed facing the double glazed large painted timber front windows and views. Wide double glazed painted timber side window. Walk in LINEN CUPBOARD/ DRESSING ROOM. Door to ensuite.
Part Tiled Bathroom - White suite comprising panelled bath with fully tiled surround with a 'Mira' instantaneous electric shower with rail and curtain over, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash and low level WC. Fitted medicine cabinet. Double glazed velux roof light. Recessed downlighters. Extractor fan.
An Ideal Guest Or Teenage Bedroom Suite Comprising -
Bedroom Five - 11'4" x 11' (3.45m x 3.35m) - A large room with double glazed timber rear window.
Walk In Dressing Room - Extensive space for hanging rail and shelving.
Ensuite Shower Room - White suite comprising mosaic tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen and sliding corner entry doors together with adjustable height thermostatic shower, wash hand basin with tiled splash and low level WC. Electric shaver light.
THE ATTRACTIVE GARDENS WITH SPECTACULAR SOUTH WESTERLY VIEWS
The property is approached off the lane via a gated entrance leading into a generous parking and turning area. Wrapping around the corner of the house on the east and west side is an extensive terrace taking full advantage of the views, particularly to the south and west. Beyond the terrace are areas of shrub and flower beds with a good area of lawn enclosed by clipped hedging. In one corner is a TIMBER GARDEN SHED.
THE VALUABLE PASTURE PADDOCK AND OUTBUILDINGS
At high level above the house and with arguably the best views of all is a paddock extending to 1.6 acres. Light and sunny with well defined boundaries comprising hedging and mature trees with stoned access off the lane with ample further parking and the frame of a small Dutch Barn (with inspection pit) which could be easily re-instated to provide further garaging/ workshop/storage etc., or alternatively an extra dwelling/annexe (subject to planning permission). There is ample room here for a caravan, boat and several vehicles. Laid mainly to grass with wild daffodils, this is a beautiful spot. A private tarmacadam drive runs through the paddock to an upper gate on the top lane providing separate access if required. Near the house there is a further GARDEN SHED and GARDEN STORE.
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