City of London
- Earlswood, Chepstow
This magnificent property, originally a small country cottage, has been extended and updated over the years. The internal joinery and fittings have been executed to the most exacting standards by the occupying vendors over the last thirty years or so, and they have added a fine leisure suite with vaulted ceiling and indoor swimming pool. The property is an idyllic rural retreat yet within easy access of all amenities with the property being approximately 5 miles from the A449 at Usk, giving access in turn to the M4 Newport and the M50 at Monmouth.
The property is approached via a gated entrance to a block pavior driveway with superb parking facilities and stands in particularly well tended and stocked mature formal and cottage gardens with ornamental water features plus large spring fed duck pond with duck house, etc. Standing in approximately 31 acres with well maintained agricultural buildings including barns, tack rooms, and loose boxes. Excellent riding and hacking facilities are on hand with Wentwood Forest rides just a short distance away.
Local schooling can be found in Shirenewton with Secondary schooling in Usk, and Chepstow and private schooling at Haberdashers in Monmouth.
The property has particularly flexible accommodation with two staircases and almost two wings, which the Agent's feel, whilst being a superb family home, lends itself to multi-generational living.
It is the Agent's opinion that to fully appreciate the many features and standard of workmanship contained within the property, an internal inspection is essential.
Via double timber gates the property is approached by a large block pavior driveway with excellent parking facilities and access to two separate garages both with electric up and over doors. Formal gardens extend to approximately between 1.5 and 2 acres with paved patio areas and a plethora of mature shrubs, trees and lawned areas that are an absolute delight. The trees include acers, cedars, cherries, aspen, birches, and home oak. There is a lovely cottage garden with hidden patio, kennels with wrought iron enclosure and external coal store. A large orchard with productive fruit trees including apples, pears, plum, and damson, is bordered by a large spring fed duck pond, set within an area of meadow flowers including primroses, daffodils and croci. There is also a large automated greenhouse.
In all, the property stands in approximately 31 acres with a range of particularly useful and well maintained agricultural steel and stone outbuildings, haybarns, three loose boxes (potential for five) etc. There is separate vehicular access for barns and fields, etc, with the ground extending both sides of the country lane. There is a particularly useful large tractor/tool shed with mezzanine storage space above plus further car port. Subject to the necessary consents the reinstatement of a menage with surrounding barns being converted to American style equine barns, and further development of the outbuildings could be considered.