Wentwood House Hendrew Lane | Llandevaud | NP18 2AB Wentwood House cover.indd 3
WENTWOOD HOUSE The ideal family home, Wentwood House is a spacious seven bedroom property in a quiet yet convenient countryside location. “You’re in the country, but close to everything you might need” say the current owners, “out of the way but not too remote.” Set in grounds extending to approximately 7 acres, this is the perfect property for a family, with plenty of space for children to roam around.
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Just a few miles from the M4 at The Coldra and yet in rural peace, surrounded by fields off a small country lane, is a substantial and versatile seven bed family home with potential for large two bed annexe. Just improved and refurbished to a high standard, there is a main reception hall , fitted cloakroom/shower, huge open plan sitting room/drawing room with bi-fold doors to a large terrace/balcony with fine views, luxury large open plan family breakfast room and fitted kitchen, five beds (two en suite), including a huge 'teenage suite' on the top floor. On the lower ground floor is a very large potential annexe, perfect for granny, with its own entrance leading to a 30ft lounge/dining room, kitchen, two double beds and luxury bath with whirlpool. The main approach is through security gates onto a long drive. There are extensive mainly lawned gardens with a pond and small lake and valuable pasture in several enclosures. In all about 7 acres and there are miles of rides in the nearby lanes and woodland.
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Seller Insight “It really is a lovely location” the owners continue, “and since moving in we have adapted the house to be just as we want it, undergoing renovations top and bottom. It is now an extremely attractive, liveable property, with cosy country styling.” They have replaced windows, roof and floors, and drawn the walls back to the original stone finish. “We wanted to coax the character of the house back, make it more homely” they say. With 5 bedrooms extending over three floors in the main house and a lower ground floor annexe with two further bedrooms, hall, large lounge/dining room, luxury bathroom and fitted kitchen, there is plenty of space for a large family, with the annexe offering the potential for a ‘granny flat’ or even letting out to tenants. In the main house, the ground floor comprises reception hall, open plan sitting room, study, open plan kitchen/ breakfast room, and cloakroom/shower. The master suite and three further bedrooms and luxury family bathroom are upstairs on the first floor, while the second floor makes an ideal teenage suite with sitting area, bedroom and walk-in bathroom. A long driveway to the front and back ensure privacy and a sense of quiet seclusion and peacefulness, and the grounds are extensive and well kept. “The quietness here is astounding, and we get plenty of local wildlife, which the children love” say the owners, “especially down by the pond.” Equestrian enthusiasts will enjoy the many bridleways and horse riding routes in the forest surrounding the property, and the vastness of the grounds would allow for dedicated stables to be built on site if desired. “There are plenty of pleasant dog walks in the area, too” say the owners, “as well as scenic cycle routes.” The property is situated in between the three small villages of Coed-y-caerau, Langstone and Llandevaud, all of which have village halls offering various activities. “It’s a quiet area, but the people are friendly and it’s easy to get to know one another” say the owners. Schooling in the area is good, with Langstone Infant School, Llanmartin Primary School and the local Welsh School all close by. Close to the M4 corridor, the property enjoys easy access to Newport, Cardiff, Bristol and London, as well as Birmingham and the Midlands via the A449/M50. “I love the lounge, with its bi fold doors which open onto the decking area to create a fantastic indoor-outdoor space. The kitchen doors also do the same thing, with the house opening up into the garden so we can socialise indoors and out and still all be together.” “The location is lovely, in a countryside setting but close to all conveniences.” “We have worked really hard on bringing the property back to life, in particular the grounds and gardens.” “The kids love fishing in the pond, and spotting the trout which swim down from the river. They just adore being by the water and they will miss this greatly.”
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COVERED PORCH ENTRANCE Door to:-
SITTING ROOM 7.0m x 4.25m (23'0" x 13'11" ) Into a double glazed bay window with pleasant views across the deck to open country. Feature former fireplace. 3m wide opening through to:-
RECEPTION HALL 4.08m x 2.9 max (13'5" x 9'6" max ) Feature staircase off to the first floor beneath which is a door and staircase down to the lower ground floor. Double glazed window. Picture rail. Door to breakfast room and kitchen and to:-
OUTSTANDING DRAWING / LIVING ROOM 6.9m x 5.13m (22'8" x 16'10" ) A superb room, a single store addition and open to the full height of the roof within which are two double glazed Velux rooflights. South window with a 4.5m wide range of double glazed bi-fold doors opening out onto the raised decked area overlooking the lake, gardens and open country. Additional double glazed windows. Door to:-
OUTSTANDING OPEN PLAN SITTING / DRAWING ROOM (see floor plan) Comprising:-
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STUDY 2.96m x 1.47m (9'9" x 4'10" ) Double glazed window overlooking the gardens and smaller pond.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST ROOM Of an irregular "S" shape (see floor plan). Tiled floor throughout and comprising:SUPERB FITTED KITCHEN 5.53m x 3.73m (18'2" x 12'3") Extensive range of cream coloured units comprising ample floor cupboards and drawers with hardwood worktop incorporating a twin bowl Belfast style sink with mixer taps and carved drainer. Tiling behind the worktops and beneath a range of eye level food and store cupboards with open shelving and plate racks. Tiled recess with a Rangemaster range cooker with electric oven and propane gas fired hob with matching cream illuminated extractor hood over. Range of integrated appliances comprising slimline dishwasher and washer dryer. Ample space for American style fridge/freezer. Four pull out trays. Vegetable baskets. Wine racks. Recessed downlighters. Massive exposed ceiling beam. Double glazed windows to front and rear, the latter with pleasant aspect over the small pond.
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BREAKFAST ROOM 6.32m x 3.3m (20'9" x 10'10") Two aspects through double glazed windows over the rear garden including a wide group of bi-fold doors with Juliet balcony and wonderful views. Additional double glazed Velux rooflight. Built-in store cupboards. Period style old radiators. Door to:FITTED CLOAKROOM / SHOWER White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with upstand. High flush wc with stainless steel pipe. Double fully tiled shower cubicle with deluge and adjustable height thermostatic shower. Double glazed Velux rooflight. Ceramic tiled floor. Electric extractor fan. Chrome plated ladder towel rail.
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On the FIRST FLOOR Approached via the stairs from the reception hall to a split landing. MASTER BEDROOM SUITE BEDROOM ONE 3.9m x 3.0m (12'10" x 9'10") Double glazed windows in two elevations. Range of full height wardrobes with three large sliding mirrored doors with hanging rail and shelving. Designer old style radiator. Door to:-
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EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Mainly tiled and with white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, matching low level wc. Double shower cubicle with glazed screen, sliding door, thermostatic deluge adjustable heads. Chrome plated ladder towel rail. Recessed downlighters. Electric extractor fan. Double glazed window. Range of full height built-in cupboards. The MAIN LANDING With stairs continuing off to the SECOND FLOOR.
BEDROOM TWO 3.74m x 3.43m (12'3" x 11'3") Double glazed window overlooking the drive towards open country. BEDROOM THREE 3.65m x 3.53m (12'0" x 11'7") Double glazed window again overlooking the drive and open country. BEDROOM FOUR 2.93m x 2.43m (9'7" x 8'0")
LUXURY PART TILED BATHROOM White suite comprising a pair of Burlington pedestal wash hand basins with upstands and fitted towel rail. High flush wc with stainless steel pipe. Free standing roll edge bath with separate mixer taps over. Chrome plated radiator/towel rail. Double glazed window overlooking the gardens and pond. Large full length full width mirror. On the SECOND FLOOR Approached via the stairs from the LANDING to:AN IDEAL TEENAGE SUITE (See floor plan) Comprising:-
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SITTING AREA OR BEDROOM 5.3m x 3.9m (17'5" x 12'10" ) Two double glazed Velux rooflight and additional double glazed side window. Access to eaves storage space. Opening and walkway through to:BEDROOM 3.2m x 3.0m (10'6" x 9'10" ) Sloping ceilings with double glazed Velux rooflight and additional double glazed window. Access to eaves storage space. Built-in water cupboard. Opening to:WALK-IN BATHROOM Half tiled and with white suite comprising free-standing roll edge claw foot bath with mixer taps incorporating telephonic shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with upstand and matching low flush wc. Double glazed window.
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OUTSIDE There are two drive entrances. The formal approach is through wrought iron gates onto a long drive terminating in a parking/ turning area with steps up to the decked area off the drawing room and a path to the lower ground floor 'Annexe'. The second drive is to the rear of the house leading to a parking area and a HUGE OPEN FRONTED GARAGE with concrete floor, light socket and power points. Next to the garage is a small dog kennel and off the parking area is a pedestrian gate to the lower ground floor. LOWER GROUND FLOOR - POTENTIAL OUTSTANDING GRANNY ANNEXE The lower ground floor (with ceramic tiling with underfloor heating throughout) has its own level entrance off the formal parking area to a WIDE COVERED PORCH with a pair of double glazed doors to:HALL with STUDY AREA off and an internal staircase and door into the main house. Off the hall is the kitchen and an inner hall leading to:LARGE LOUNGE / DINING ROOM 9.38m x 4.23m Two double glazed windows overlooking the drive entrance and additional wide double glazed window with a pair of double casement doors out to the side gardens and overlooking the lake. Additional stable style door to the parking area. Underfloor heating. ANNEXE BEDROOM ONE (OR BEDROOM SIX) 5.97m x 3.71m Double glazed windows in two elevations. Wall light points. ANNEXE BEDROOM TWO (OR BEDROOM SEVEN) 4.13m x 2.47m LUXURY BATHROOM White suite comprising large whirlpool bath with mixer taps. Pedestal wash hand basin with upstand and mixer taps. Low level wc. Chrome plated ladder towel rail. Double glazed window. Extractor fan. FITTED KITCHEN 2.84m x 2.15m Range of "L" shaped units with formica worktops incorporating a 1Â½ bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer taps. Range of floor cupboards and drawers. Space for fridge. Tiling behind the worktops beneath a range of eye level food and store cupboards. Double glazed window.
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THE ATTRACTIVE FORMAL GARDENS AND VALUABLE PASTURE Immediately outside the drawing room, and approached via a good wide timber staircase from the formal parking area, is an extensive area of decking ideal for al-fresco dining and entertaining. At the bottom of these steps is provision for a HOT TUB and close-by is an open fronted garden store. The extensive formal gardens are laid mainly to lawn within which are a variety of mature trees and newly planted shrubs, the main feature of which is a small lake fed by a feeder pond and forming a fine feature which can be seen from the decked area and most of the rooms of the house. Beyond the gardens are areas of valuable pasture paddock. In all the property extends to 7 acres or thereabouts. DIRECTIONS From Chepstow take the A48 Chepstow to Newport road, passing the Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club and proceed through Crick and Caerwent and passing the Penhow/Parc Seymour turn on the right, opposite the Groes Wenn Inn (on the left). Turn into the Britania Garage on the right and there is a lane just to the right of the forecourt. Follow this for just under a mile and the property is on the left. There are two entrances, the first has gates, the second is the other side of the property and is a pull in in front of the garage.
Registered in England and Wales. Parrys Property Chepstow Ltd trading as Archer & Co.Company Reg. No. 09165140. Registered Office: 30 High Street, Chepstow NP16 5LJ. copyright ÂŠ 2016 Fine & Country Ltd.
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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent. Printed 10.10.2016
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