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


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

to a track which goes up to a farmstead.

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Looking back down the track to the cottage lit by

early morning sun. 

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Looking up the track from an upstairs window.

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

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

part of the cottage, the rest is later additions.

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West from bedroom 2 window.

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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.

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

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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.

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This is the old part of the cottage. 

It is suffering from damp and needs attention.

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Looking north down the garden, past the study windows.

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A very old photograph, also looking down the garden,

past the study windows.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 



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.



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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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3.52m x 6.33m

The sitting room is the old part of the cottage. 

It is suffering from damp and needs attention. 

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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.

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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.

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3.10m x 3.00m

A square bedroom, with a built in hanging cupboard

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3.10m x 3.00m

A colourful bedroom, with shelving and access to the attic

and roof space.

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