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6 Bedroom semi-detached house LLanrothal, Monmouth £800,000

Exquisite Oaklands House is a beautiful barn conversion, which offers an abundance of character and a wealth of original features yet also embodies a modern twist

A beautiful 17th century, Grade II Listed barn conversion
A wooden door with full-length windows either side leads into the tiled hallway. The kitchen is open-plan to the living and dining area; it features exposed beams and offers a dual aspect. The modern, bespoke kitchen was designed and installed by Sigma 3, with low level units and granite work surfaces; integral Neff appliances, including double oven, five-ring gas hob with a wok burner, eye-level microwave, warming draw and wine cooler; there is a fabulous centre island with a breakfast bar built around the original uprights. In the dining and living areas there are French windows on to the gated garden area. Around the corner from the dining area is a sitting area which could be used as an office or a playroom. The cinema room is divided by a small brick wall with exposed beams and the room has been carpeted to define the area; there is wiring for a surround-sound system in the dual-aspect cinema room. Also on the ground floor, are a cloakroom with Porcelanosa tiles and a utility room, which is off the kitchen.
The master suite has exposed beams, a walk-in wardrobe and a fabulous en suite bathroom, with a sunken bath, exposed beams and wet shower area with rainfall shower head. The guest bedroom is a good-size double with en suite shower room finished with Porcelanosa tiles.Two double bedrooms on the first floor are serviced by the family bathroom.
On the second floor is another bedroom with engineered oak flooring, a pitched roof and exposed beams; a further room with the same oak flooring has the potential to offer so much, it could easily be turned into another bedroom with an en suite bathroom (the current owners used it as a gym).
The property has approximately four acres of land, to the rear is a further acre of land with a football pitch and pig hold (water and electricity underground); there is a fenced garden to the side of the property, with gated access to the communal courtyard

The Story
EXQUISITE OAKLANDS HOUSE IS A BEAUTIFUL BARN CONVERSION, WHICH OFFERS AN ABUNDANCE OF CHARACTER AND A WEALTH OF ORIGINAL FEATURES YET ALSO EMBODIES A MODERN TWIST On sunny days, the current owners of Oaklands House always enjoyed being able to pack a picnic and head off down to the river for the afternoon. "We know so many wonderful secret places to go to," one of them admits. "There are beach areas where the children can swim or paddle about in a kayak - this is such a beautiful place to live." They moved to the Llanrothal property five years ago, having been attracted to the location as much as the beautiful old building itself. "This is such a peaceful area: it is only 15 minutes' drive from Monmouth and yet it is so quiet," she observes. "The house is right at the end of a no-through road, with nothing beyond but arable fields." A HOME WITH HISTORY Oaklands House is a magnificent barn conversion. The striking Grade II Listed building itself dates back to 1690 and was once part of a working farm. "It is thought that some of the beams used in the barn were originally from a ship that sailed up the River Wye," she says. "You can still see marks on them from a previous use." The character of the old building is still evident both inside and out. "As soon as I saw it I realised it was my dream home," she admits. "It had not been completed but we were happy to do the work as it meant we could create a house to suit our own needs and style of living." STYLISH INTERIOR Today Oaklands House retains its tremendous character while also offering stylish contemporary living space. "We wanted it to work well for modern family life, keeping it very open-plan, for example," she explains. "While we kept features such as the beautiful beams, we also wanted to bring in modern elements such as a semi-bespoke Sigma 3 kitchen, with granite work surfaces, integral Neff appliances and a centre island." Other high specification features include a cinema room with surround-sound system, and bathrooms with Porcelanosa tiles and suites. ROOM TO RELAX The arrangement of space at Oaklands House has been ideal for the owners. "The kitchen was very much the focal point of the home while we were there and was also great for entertaining - this is where everyone always ended up when we had visitors as it is so welcoming," she says. "We had a massive dining table, which was great for family meals and dinner parties." The cinema room was the perfect place to settle down to watch films together and there is another sitting area which could be ideal as a play room or work space. "This house does offer very flexible living spaces," she agrees. "We are real downstairs people yet there is also lots of room on the floors above." VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION The bedroom and bathroom space at Oaklands House has been designed to offer exceptional levels of comfort to both family members and overnight guests. The master suite has exposed beams, a walk-in wardrobe and an outstanding en suite bathroom, with a sunken bath and wet shower area with rainfall shower head. "The bedroom is a lovely room with a really nice feel to it," she says. "There is also a guest bedroom with an en suite shower room on this floor and then two more bedrooms, which share the family bathroom." Two further rooms can be found on the top floor of the house. "We use one of these as an office and another as a gym but they could have all sorts of uses," she suggests. OUTDOOR LIVING With approximately five acres of its own land, Oaklands House offers superb outdoor living opportunities. "We extended the garden and made a large area for the children to play football and tennis in and then there is also a separate section which is safe for small children and dogs," she explains. "There is room to grow fruit and vegetables and you could even keep a pony here if you wished - it would be very easy to turn one of the garages into a stable." With so many beautiful places to walk, cycle and horse-ri
Setting The Scene
Oaklands House has approximately four acres of land in total. To the rear of the property is an additional acre of land, with a football pitch and a pig hold. This area could also be ideal for keeping chickens and has underground water and electricity. There is a fenced garden to the side of the property, which has gated access to the communal courtyard. The property also benefits from a triple detached garage. Subject to the relevant planning permissions, this could hold potential for possible conversion into an annexe.
Whats Nearby
Llanrothal is a small village in the Monnow Valley, and the property is close to the Monnow river which has a beach area where you can enjoy the peace & tranquillity, there is also a historic 12th century church in the village, just one and a half miles away is a local pub which you can walk to and Welsh Newton Common is close by where you will find a local post office. Just ten minutes down the road is the town of Monmouth with an array of boutique shops, restaurants and local amenities.
Within Easy Reach
Monmouth is easily accessible via the A449 A449 which leads to the M4 towards Newport, Bristol, London and Cardiff. In the opposite direction it leads towards the M50 giving you super access to the Midlands and the north. Alternatively it's a short ride to Abergavenny where you have Network Rail direct to London
How to Get There
For those with Satellite Navigation the Postcode is NP25 5QJ

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