MONMOUTHSHIRE

COTTAGE FOR SALE

Between Monmouth and Abergavenny

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 

large kitchen with an Aga and walk-in-larder

sitting room and study

garage and third acre garden

OUTSIDE

 

The cottage is at the end of a dead end lane, which leads 

to a track which goes up to a farmstead.

Looking back down the track to the cottage lit by

early morning sun. 

Looking up the track from an upstairs window.

Looking across the front garden from the same window as above.

The west side of the cottage. The arch window is in the old

part of the cottage, the rest is later additions.

West from bedroom 2 window.

The front door (it needs painting or replacing!) seen from the lane gate, under a slate canopy which is great for stacking dry fire wood.

Steps up to the lane gate, seen from the front door.

In the following pictures, you will see the garden has been taken back to its bones, which makes it look empty, brown and bare, so the current photos are interspersed with a few old photographs showing the way the garden was in the past... for inspiration.

This is the old part of the cottage. 

It is suffering from damp and needs attention.

Looking north down the garden, past the study windows.

A very old photograph, also looking down the garden,

past the study windows.

It does look bare doesn’t it? It is ready for decorating and for the flower beds to be filled with plants of the new owner’s choosing.

To soften the bareness, a narrow band of geraniums edge the terrace outside the kitchen door at the back of the cottage:

with the west field seen beyond.

Another old photograph looking back at the cottage and terrace, taken over the hedge of the SSSI meadow on the east side of the garden.

 Looking east, out of the shower room, towards the SSSI meadow.  The hedge has been uncut for a few years, and the lawn left to grow this year.

But if the hedge is kept low, as in this old photograph, the SSSI meadow becomes visible: it was in the process of being cut and baled.

Looking down to the bottom of the garden from the rear study window: good north light for close work. 

 

The garden is about 80 metres long and 20 metres wide in its centre. It is wider immediately behind the cottage. 

And finally looking back up to the rear of the cottage

from further down the garden. 

 

There is an unattractive single garage, on a narrow strip of land

on the other side of the lane. 

DOWNSTAIRS

 

The cottage is empty, it is a bare canvas.

Some of the paintwork is tired and some remedial work is required.

Each ground floor room has an outside door.

 

KITCHEN 

4.26m x 5.63m

The large treble aspect kitchen has square terracotta floor tiles, recessed ceiling lights and two pendant light fittings to hang over a kitchen table: the round paper shades being temporary.

The work surface is oak, as are the two beams. 

 

UTILITY ROOM

2.47m x 2.39m

This kitchen door leads past the garden door and garden loo,

to the utility room with the central heating boiler (LPG gas), a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine and tumbler dryer,

plus a floor drain for dog paws or boot washing.

LARDER 

1.5m x 1.5m

Shelves run round three walls, leaving a vertical space for an upright freezer.  The glazed kitchen door leads to the hall and front door.

HALL 

The hall, in the centre of the cottage, has a stone flag floor.

STUDY 

2.91m x 2.39m and 3.28m x 3.08m

The triple aspect study is made up of two areas which could be used in a different way if there were doors between each or the hall. There is a useful cupboard under the stairs accessed from the study.

SITTING ROOM 

3.52m x 6.33m

The sitting room is the old part of the cottage. 

It is suffering from damp and needs attention. 

 

UPSTAIRS

BEDROOM 1  3.53m x 3.61m and BATHROOM 2.61m x 2.53m

Double aspect bedroom, with beamed vaulted ceiling.

En-suite bathroom with a deep double end bath, loo and basin.

SHOWER ROOM

2.39m x 2.20m

Tricky to photograph - the shower is a fully tiled walk in shower, there is also a loo and the visible basin with a large side lit mirror.

BEDROOM 2

3.10m x 3.00m

A square bedroom, with a built in hanging cupboard

BEDROOM 3

3.10m x 3.00m

A colourful bedroom, with shelving and access to the attic

and roof space.

FLOOR PLANS

 

CONTACT

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