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4 Bedroom detached house Devauden, Monmouthshire £700,000

Handsome, stone-built Ty Hafan sits in a stunning position, enjoying beautiful, panoramic views out across the Monmouthshire countryside, towards the Black Mountains

Overlooking the verdant valley, with breath-taking views as far as the eye can see, Ty Hafan is a magnificent home which can be enjoyed in so many different ways. "What we love about the property is its flexibility," the current owner admits. "You can have a small holding here if you choose; keep chickens, ducks or sheep and grow your fruit and vegetables. It could also be an equestrian home because of the stables and the land. Equally, it is easy to commute to work and to travel to other places from here. Subject to the relevant planning permissions, someone could convert the stables into an annexe, a holiday let, a gym or an office to work from home in. There are so many different ways a new owner could enjoy this property."

The Story
SPECTACULAR SURROUNDINGS Dating back in part to the 16th century, the splendid home sits in approximately circa three acres of land and enjoys spectacular surroundings. It is likely to have originally been a country cottage, extended over the years to become the substantial home it is today. With a name meaning "haven house," it offers glorious seclusion as well as good accessibility to Bristol, Cardiff, Newport and Gloucester, together with Chepstow, Usk, Raglan and Monmouth. "We are also just five minutes from the beautiful Wye Valley, with its fabulous walks, and within very easy reach of Tintern Abbey," she says. "My husband loves to go fishing and we both like walking - we often go to the Skirrid (Ysgyryd Fawr) or Sugar Loaf for a mountain walk. This is a perfect place to live if you have dogs." LIGHT FANTASTIC The house itself offers well-proportioned, light-filled living space. It is entered via a porch or boot room, where there is also a ground-floor cloakroom. The generous reception hall then leads into the kitchen breakfast room and inner hall. This in turn opens into the dining room, which is open-plan to the triple-aspect drawing room. "This is a beautiful room with an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove, as well as French windows on to the garden - in the summer we keep the doors open and, in the winter, it is cosy, with the fire lit," she explains. GLORIOUS SUNSHINE Leading from the dining room is a second sitting room; this is currently used as a study, but it could also be ideal as a playroom or snug. It also benefits from French windows on to the garden. "We have a very large terrace which goes across the back of the house and is where we spend much of our time in the summer months. This is a lovely place to have barbecues with family and friends when the weather is warm," she observes. The position of the house ensures it benefits from glorious sunshine all day long. "The sun comes up in the morning and is on the house until it sets in the evening," she observes. "Even in the winter it is often warm enough to sit outside in the sunshine." PICTURE THIS Upstairs, there are four very good-sized bedrooms. The master bedroom has a bank of built in cupboards and wardrobes. There is a family bathroom, together with a separate shower room, which has Jack-and-Jill access into a guest room. "The master bedroom is a lovely large, dual-aspect room, with a picture window," she says. "From here, there are views across the garden, which slopes down and looks as if it has an infinity lawn. The outlook from here is amazing - right across the valley towards the Black Mountains." COUNTRY LIFE Ty Hafan has been an outstanding family home and could also suit new owners who enjoyed entertaining and welcoming overnight guests. It is perfectly positioned for anyone eager to explore the picturesque Monmouthshire surroundings and enjoy a taste of country life. "We have chickens and ducks, as well as Welsh black sheep - we also grow our own vegetables," she says. "But we are just a mile from the village shop which has a range of local delicacies and fresh bakery deliveries. We have been very happy here and now someone else can come and enjoy it in their own way. Having the potential of the stable block conversion could also be very exciting: that could be anything anyone really wants it to be."
Setting The Scene
Ty Hafan sits in approximately circa three acres of grounds that are beautifully kept and feature a range of flower beds and mature trees. The property is approached by a five-bar wooden gate to the front of the property, where there is ample parking for five or more cars. The main garden is to the rear and takes in the stunning views. There is a detached stone-built stable block for two horses, but which could also be ideal for conversion into an annexe for guests or multi-generational living.
Whats Nearby
Devauden is small village in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. It is located with the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about 5 miles from Chepstow on the B4293 towards Monmouth. The village hall is the Hub of the village offering a variety of activities if required.
Within Easy Reach
Close to Monmouth, Usk and Chepstow which all offer a superb range of facilities, including restaurants, pubs and local amenities. It's an excellent place for commuters as you can easily get to the A449 for the Midlands or Cardiff and in the opposite direction towards Chepstow there is easy access to the M4 towards Bristol and London.
Sat Nav
For Those with Satellite Navigation The Postcode is NP16 6NS
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