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6 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  Chepstow  Monmouthshire  NP16  - £1,350,000

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Just some 4 miles from Chepstow and The Severn Bridge, an exquisite three storey listed period house with a fine rear aspect overlooking its own land to the nearby Severn and Cotswolds beyond. Recently substantially refurbished by the vendors and very tastefully decorated throughout this is an elegant, very spacious yet manageable and comfortable family home with luxurious modern fittings blending with period features. All services have been replaced. There is a new luxurious kitchen, new bathrooms and a single storey extension providing a wonderful sitting area off the family kitchen. There is an impressive hall, fitted cloakroom, 32ft drawing room, formal dining room, study and the heart of the house - a huge 'L' shaped open plan kitchen/family/sitting room, with luxury fittings and an 'Aga'. Upstairs are 6 bedrooms, including a wonderful master suite. In addition there is an excellent cellar and a playroom/home office. Much of the front boundary is a high wall and the approach is through a gated entrance over a long drive to turning, parking and detached coach house. There are beautiful formal gardens, a classic Victorian walled garden and valuable pasture. In all about 7.5 Acres.HISTORICAL NOTE - STROAT HOUSE is believed to date from around 1690 and in 1750 the house 'and an estate' was owned by the vicar of Tidenham who resided here. The most notable resident was a Captain Thomas Fenton, who survived both the Peninsula Wars and the Battle of Waterloo apparently without a scratch! He served with the 4th Dragoons and Scotch and Greys, and commanded a troop at Waterloo. It is believed he used part of his 'prize money' to gentrify the house and he added the stone quoins, the classical pediment and the archway in the high stone wall to the front.

Canopy Porch - Wide door to:-

Reception Hall - 7.32m x 2.44m (24'0" x 8'0") - Old black and white tiles. Wide staircase off to first floor. Part glazed door out to the rear garden. Door and staircase to cellar. Decorative ceiling coving.

Drawing Room - 9.99m x 5.25m (32'9" x 17'3") - Three aspects with double glazed windows including a rear bay with superb views over the gardens and paddock to the Severn. Dado rail and decorative ceiling coving. Feature fireplace with glass fronted wood-burner. Wide oak planked floor.

Study - 4.03m x 3.50m (13'3" x 11'6") - Flagged floor and door to inner hall.

Fitted Cloakroom - (Off the inner hall). Vanity unit with circular stone wash basin and low level wc. Double glazed window.

Formal Dining Room - 5.67m x 4.54m (18'7" x 14'11") - Wide oak planked floor. Ceiling coving. Dado rail. Wide double glazed window with views to the Severn.

Superb Open Plan L-Shaped Living / Family / Dining / Kitchen - Open plan with flagged slate floor throughout. Comprising:-

Well Fitted Kitchen - 5.0m x 3.9m (16'5" x 12'10") - Extensive range of hardwood worktops incorporating a dark resin twin bowl single drainer sink with mixer taps. Ample floor cupboards and drawers together with a matching island unit. Four-oven aubergine Aga. Integrated dishwasher. Recessed downlighters. Ceiling coving. Glazed door to utility and opening to:-

Family / Dining Room - 4.8m x 4.26m (15'9" x 14'0") - Ceiling coving. Recessed downlighters. Corner sited glass fronted wood-burner. 2.4m wide opening to:-

Superb Sitting Room - 5.76m x 4.32m (18'11" x 14'2") - This is the single storey extension and two walls are almost entirely glazed with wonderful views over the gardens and paddock to the Severn and Cotswolds beyond. Ceiling coving. Recess downlighters. Access to loft. Pair of double casement doors out to the garden.

The Domestic Offices And Play Room/Office - Comprising:-

Large Laundry Room - 3.68m x 2.50m (12'1" x 8'2") - Stone flagged floor with L-shaped formica worktop incorporating a white enamel single drainer sink with mixer taps. Cupboards and recess for automatic washing machine. Recess downlighters. Exposed ceiling beams. Part glazed door to the side entrance. Opening to:-

Back Kitchen - 4.98m x 1.97m (16'4" x 6'6") - Stone slate floor. Long formica worktops with cupboards and drawers beneath together with space for an upright fridge/freezer and a build-under glass fronted oven with four-ring ceramic hob over. Recessed downlighters. Stairs off to first floor and the:-

Office/Play Room - 5.26m x 2.06m (17'3" x 6'9") - Part galleried with recessed downlighters, small side window, door to an inner landing with stairs down and door out to the front entrance.

On The First Floor - Approached via the wide staircase from the reception hall to the LANDING with the stairs continuing off to the second floor. Deep walk-in airing cupboard with lagged cylinder and ample shelving.

The Outstanding Master Bedroom Suite - Comprising:-

Bedroom One - 5.79m x 4.82m (19'0" x 15'10") - Decorative ceiling coving. Dado rail. Wall light points. Range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving. Rear double glazed bay window with superb views and door out to the BALCONY.

Luxury En-Suite Wet Room - Large walk-in shower area with both adjustable height and deluge shower heads. Long vanity unit with granite top and a pair of 'his and her' wash basins. Low level wc. Window with seat and shutters. Door to the walk-in airing cupboards.

Bedroom Two - 5.73m x 5.28m (18'10" x 17'4") - Exposed stained floor. Rear double glazed window, again with wonderful views, and door out to the BALCONY. Range of built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom Three - 5.25m x 3.98m (17'3" x 13'1") - Front window with seat and shutters and views towards the Forest of Dean. Range of built-in wardrobes with central bookshelving. Polished floor.

Shower Room - Mainly tiled. Front window with shutters and seat. Oversized shower cubicle with glazed screen and pivot door. Vanity unit with wash hand basin. Ceiling coving.

On The Second Floor - Approached again by the wide staircase to LANDING.

Bedroom Four - 5.29m x 4.03m (17'4" x 13'3") - Double glazed windows with arguably the best views in the house over the river to the Cotswolds. Ceiling coving. Wardrobes.

Bedroom Five - 4.80m x 3.99m (15'9" x 13'1") - Again with wonderful views. Ceiling coving.

Bedroom Six - 5.29m x 3.97m (17'4" x 13'0") - Front window with seat and shutters and views to the Forest of Dean. One wall completely fitted with a range of fitted wardrobe units with hanging rail and shelving. Ceiling coving.

Shower Room - Mainly tiled with feature arched double glazed window and shutters. Shower cubicle with glazed screens and pivot door. Vanity unit with circular stone wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor.

Superb Family Bathroom - 5.1m x 3.9m (16'9" x 12'10") - Wide front window with seat and shutters. Free-standing roll edge claw foot bath with mixer taps adjacent long vanity units with a pair of circular stone wash hand basins with large mirror over. Low level wc. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to the attics.

The Attic Rooms - Approached from the family bathroom via a fairly narrow staircase providing an extensive area of storage and, apparently in the past, providing bedroom accommodation for up to four children.

The Cellars - Wine Cellar: 3.43m x 2.97m
Room One: 7.46m x 4.00m
Room Two: 5.59m x 4.10m

Close to the house is a mainly stone built detached garage/coach house with obvious potential for conversion to ancillary use to the house as holiday cottage, granny annexe, etc. It measure approximately 12.7m x 5.4m overall with a partly concrete and partly cobbled floor with a pair of timber garage double doors and two personal entry doors. At first floor, approached by a door and stairs from the rear, is the ATTIC ROOM, fully boarded, showing the A-framing of the roof and again with potential for conversion.

The formal gardens are a fine feature. Completely private and with views over the paddock land to the Severn and Cotswolds beyond. Off to one side of the gardens is a large walled garden with high brick walls, level lawns, shrubs and a variety of fruit trees.

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Property Features Elegant hallway, cloaks
3 fine reception rooms
Huge Kitchen/family room
6 beds inc superb master
Home office, cellars
Coach house, 7.5 acres

Property Features Elegant hallway, cloaks
3 fine reception rooms
Huge Kitchen/family room
6 beds inc superb master
Home office, cellars
Coach house, 7.5 acres
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