Hill House, Glascoed, Monmouthshire, NP4 0UA
Set in a rural position surrounded by landscaped stunning gardens, which frame an attractive, almost French feeling façade. The gardens overlook the breath-taking picturesque valley and roll into the fields that form the circa 8 acres of grounds.
This period grade II listed farmhouse dates back to the 1650's. The original cottage has expanded over the centuries, offering glimpses of history from each time. Fully renovated in 2003 this delightful family home has a sense of peace and calm partly attributed to its serene setting.
The gated gravel drive leads to an extensive parking area with an open timber framed double carport with attached storage sheds. To one side of the drive is a working garden (utility area with gas tank, sewage treatment plant, compost bins etc) and small orchard; behind is a rose garden opening onto a flat lawn. The lawns span the front façade with panoramic views of the valley beyond. To the other side of the house there are patios with a pergola area and a walled courtyard enclosing a raised rectangular pond. Behind the carport are raised flowerbeds and a further walled garden with a central path flanked by raised beds and ornamental trees that lead to a side porch.
Through the curved roof wood panelled porch, a flagstone floor leads to welcoming hall. Within the hall is cast iron fireplace with space to sit either side, extending into a library/office area with windows to two sides. The far end opens into the lounge.
The lounge features a floor to ceiling glazed wall extending to two sides with central sliding doors. There is a contemporary wood burner and exposed beams.
An old latch door leads through to the dining room. A sash window with shutters and window seat offers mesmerising rural views. Exposed beams on the ceiling add to the character as well as the small sections of the old stone stairwell that once would have curved around the back of the Inglenook fireplace, which now features a wood burner. A framed arch leads to the 19th century staircase and first floor, which is opposite the formal front door.
Accessed from the dining room are both the kitchen and utility. Here the floor changes to reclaimed quarry tiles. The kitchen designed by Quails features a dresser style wall above the Belfast sink. Units sit below the granite worktop and include a built in dishwasher. To the other side is a LPG fired Aga used solely for cooking featuring an exposed stone lintel above. Further units sit below a wooden worktop with a built in full height fridge to the far side. Exposed ceiling beams and the same mesmerising view from one the sash windows.
The utility room has a Velux window, provides cloaks storage, space for upright freezer, and plumbed space for washing machine. The boiler and ground floor underfloor heating system is in here. A door leads through to a downstairs w.c with window, and contemporary sink.
Up on the first floor landing there is the airing cupboard and space for an office area. A Velux window provides light, exposed beams and slate ledges add to the character.
The main bedroom features sloped ceings with Velux windows and built in wardrobes. The ensuite includes a shower cubicle, double width sink with his and hers taps and Victorian tiled backsplash, low-level w.c, heated towel rail and door to an outside stairwell.
Bedroom 2 is full of character with a shuttered sash window with open views, part sloped ceilings, wide floorboards and a cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 3 again has the shuttered sash window with open views, wide floorboards and part sloped ceilings.
Bedroom 4 has a low-level window, part sloped ceilings and a built in wardrobe.
Bathroom with part sloped ceiling, sash window and a three-piece suite, comprising bath with shower over, close coupled w.c., Victorian style wall mounted sink and heated towel rail.
Within the grounds is a detached two-storey studio. On the ground floor, an l-shaped sitting area has a log burner and French doors out onto the lawn, shower room and kitchenette. Upstairs are two bedrooms.
The overall plot extends to circa 8 acres, which includes the accommodation, outbuildings, formal gardens and fields.
CIRCA 8 ACRES
GRADE II LISTED BUILDING
DETACHED 2 BED ANNEX
GATED GRAVEL DRIVEWAY WITH EXTENSIVE PARKING
DOUBLE CARPORT & SHEDS
3 RECEPTION ROOMS
2 BATH/SHOWER ROOMS