- Georgian elevations with the original part of the house dating from the 17th Century
- Much character with many period features throughout
- Generous accommodation over 3 floors plus cellar
- Semi rural location with excellent road and rail links
- Set in circa an acre with a south facing garden to the front
- Beautiful views across the Usk Valley
- Offered with no onward chain
- EPC Rating - G
Property SummaryA much loved period family home for over half a century, Cherry Orchard combines fine Georgian character with character and features of an earlier dwelling. This impressive house is located a few miles from both the historic town of Abergavenny and the picturesque town of Crickhowell. Occupying a semi rural setting within a short distance of excellent road and rail links. The house sits in generous gardens of just under an acre with the most magnificent views across the Usk valley.
A fine example of a substantial family home with origins in the 17th century and extended in Georgian times. Rarely do houses with Georgian proportions and features become available in the Abergavenny area, especially situated in such a pretty setting within the hamlet of Llanwenarth with its historic Church and splendid views. This much loved property, a family home for over 50 years, provides a great opportunity for the new owners to utilise the extensive accommodation to create their own wonderful space for the next generation - incorporating both the magnificent, high ceilinged principal living rooms to the front of the house and the formal dining room and spacious kitchen/utility area to the rear.
The ground floor accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance hall with archway through to the central hallway, leading on one side to the sitting room featuring an open fireplace and enjoying a dual aspect to the front and side. On the opposite side of the entrance hall is the bright and sunny morning room with a window seat looking out onto the front garden and with views towards the surrounding countryside. From the morning room is a door to the large separate dining room which has a feature bay window to the side. In addition, leading from the rear hallway and located in the original part of the house is a kitchen/breakfast room with larder, a cloakroom, plus a doorway down to the cellar. Connected to the kitchen at the rear is a separate utility room, attached to which is a workshop with W.C. and store room.
An impressive staircase rises from the hallway and sweeps up following the curvature of the wall, typical of the Georgian era, to the impressive and light landing with picture window and original cornice.
The staircase rises from the entrance hall and leads to a split level landing with an interesting curved door, at half level, the stairs continue to the main landing. Through the curved door, above the original part of the house, are two large double bedrooms together with a spacious family bathroom and a shower room. Off the landing at this level are sliding doors opening up to a staircase leading to two large attic rooms. The main landing is more typical in style of a Georgian property with a window at the top of the stairs affording views across the front garden towards the countryside beyond. The landing provides access to 3 bedrooms, two to the front with a southerly aspect overlooking the garden and one to the side.
Cherry Orchard is approached off a country lane through a metal gate opening into an extensive parking area set back behind the stone boundary wall, with ample parking and access to an open fronted car port, the perfect location to position a charging point for electric vehicles. The gardens and grounds amount to circa an acre and are located to the front and rear of the house. To the front are the more formal gardens with a raised terrace and lawned garden both with a southern aspect, perfect for enjoying the beautiful views. To the rear of the house is a second, less formal, mature garden and orchard with specimen trees including silver birch, larch, eucalyptus and apple. The gardens have been lovingly created and tended over many years, with vibrant colours coming into the fore during the spring and early summer months. The front and side gardens adjoin open fields with uninterrupted views.
The property is located to the west of Abergavenny in the small hamlet of Llanwenarth. Around 4 miles further west is the popular town of Crickhowell, voted ‘UK Best High Street 2018’. Crickhowell is a thriving community with individual shops and a range of amenities including library, doctors’ surgery, dentist, schools, restaurants, public houses and a well-regarded secondary school. The market town of Abergavenny, approximately 2.8 miles from the property, offers a wider range of amenities including shops, primary and secondary schools, banks, doctors, dentists, library and a general hospital. Abergavenny has a leisure centre with swimming pool and there is also a cinema and theatre. The area around Abergavenny and Crickhowell is well known for its many high quality restaurants.
Abergavenny has a mainline railway station and good road links for commuting. The property is situated within easy reach of the commercial centres of south Wales via the recently improved Heads of the Valley road and the A40/A449 linking to the M4, M5 and M50 motorways for Cardiff, Bristol and the Midlands.
Please note that there is a tree preservation order within the boundary of Cherry Orchard.
Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating system. Drainage is via a cesspit.
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Fixtures and Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
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