Devauden, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16

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£3,500,000
6 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms

Approached over a long drive through beautiful private woodland a superb 'Arts & Craft' house with very spacious yet manageable accommodation of considerable character. Just 7 miles from Chepstow and the Severn Bridge yet offering total peace and seclusion in some 27 acres of woodland and wonderful mature gardens there are breath-taking views over the Vale of Usk. Within the grounds is a substantial traditional coach house and stable block, now providing two excellent flats, stables, garaging and storage. The house itself dates from 1902 and extends to almost 7,000sq.ft, including extensive cellarage.


The property


This fine country house dates from 1902 and is listed (Grade II*) as a superb example of an Arts & Crafts' house. Although updated for the best of modern living the house retains its original character with extensive panelling and exposed beams throughout. The terraced gardens, affording magnificent views over the Vale of Usk, are also listed as are the 'Tea House' and extensive Coach House, stable and garaging. The approach is over a very long drive through mature woodland leading into the glorious mature gardens surrounding the house. Within the gardens are a covered heated swimming pool, and tennis court.


Devauden


A village and scatted rural community near the top of Trellech Ridge about 7 miles for Chepstow. The surroundings are rural and agricultural and the area is most accessible to the South Wales Conurbation and Bristol, with the Severn Bridge (M48) at Chepstow. There are fast London trains from Newport or Bristol Parkway (about 18 miles).


Step inside


The entrance is through a small vestibule into an elegant panelled hallway with part gallery over featuring a stained glass window.

There is a large study and lovely ding room and sitting room, both with bay widows form the view and feature fireplaces. Approached through a side hall is the magnificent 35ft Drawing room. Open the full height of the building with exposed roof timbers, a huge fireplace and large walk in bay.

The extensive kitchen and domestic offices are on the opposite wing and provide excellent facilities including integrated appliances and oil fired Aga', and include a family sitting area and breakfast room. There is a utility, laundry room, fitted cloakroom and playroom/office.

Upstairs are 6 bedrooms, including an outstanding master suite, guest suite and several bathrooms.

The cellars run beneath most of the property and have several very useful rooms and a large wine store.

Step outside
Surrounding the house are beautiful mature gardens, including the west facing listed terrace affording superb panoramic views over the Vale of Usk. At the top of the terrace is a listed tea house, perfect for meditation or a home office. Within the garden is a covered swimming pool and a floodlit tennis court. Among the most appealing areas of garden is a rose arbour leading towards the paddock. Close to the house is a garden store, W.C. And kennel with enclosed run.

In all about 27 acres with extensive areas of mature woodland, gardens and valuable pasture paddocks.


The listed coach house block


Set away from the main residence is this most attractive traditional coach house block forming a U' shape around a central courtyard approached through an attractive arch. This large building provides extensive garaging, storage and old stables with four stalls, loose box and featuring an old blue brick floor. There is also an estate office, with room for several desks and two self contained flats.


The self contained coach house flats


These two flats provide character accommodation and are both currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. One flat has a single bedroom, the larger flat having 2 bedrooms.

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