Discover your own rural paradise in this gorgeous family home, set among the woods of the lower Wye Valley, which offers abundant space inside and out
This charming property offers acres of opportunity to create your own country escape in a beautiful corner of Monmouthshire surrounded by lush woodland.
Springfield House is situated along narrow country lanes in a sparsely-populated part of the county. It’s originally a Victorian house but had a large extension added around 30 years ago and, though brimming with period features, has a contemporary feel.
On approaching the building down the gravel drive, you’ll notice the large lawns either side of you, and keep an eye out for the mature beech, sweet chestnut and walnut trees that grace the gardens.
As you explore the grounds further you’ll notice all sorts of pleasant surprises, including hidden ponds, terraces, a Mediterranean herb garden and a kitchen garden.
In spring the colours explode into life, and it’s also a good time of year to explore the bluebell wood, situated near to several paddocks also on the property.
Other surprises include a working well, which you’ll see on arrival, as it’s situated in the parking area along with an old cider press. Inside, there are no fewer than three reception rooms, each with period fireplaces and decorative coving, and one with an inset log burner – ideal for colder evenings.
A kitchen and breakfast room, meanwhile, leads to the dining room from where large windows overlook the front lawns.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms – the master has a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom, while one of the other bedrooms has an en-suite shower room.
In addition to the main house, there’s a sizeable annexe called The Stables. Inside, it has a reception room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. It also offers its own private garden with a lawn, flower beds and a flagstone terrace. This could be used in a number of ways – perhaps for older relatives, as extra space for visitors, or even as a holiday let.
When you’re on such a large property, secluded by so much surrounding woodland, it’d be easy to feel as if you’re miles from anywhere. Yet Monmouth is just 15 minutes down the road, while Chepstow is only a little further in the opposite direction.
If you love the thought of living among lush forest, while having plenty of land in a spacious, rural setting, Springfield House might be just the place.
AT A GLANCE…
Springfield House: Large Victorian home with sizeable extension, period features, plus an annexe
Bedrooms: Four in the main house – two with en-suites – and two in the annexe
Land: Over four acres of mature trees, lawns, ponds, paddocks and more
Location: In the lower Wye Valley, seven miles south of Monmouth and 11 miles north of Chepstow
Price: On sale for £965,000
Agents: Fine & Country in Agincourt Square, Monmouth NP25 3BT. Tel: 01600 775930. www.fineandcountry.com
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