The Bryn, Abergavenny
- Spacious house with much character
- Dating from C19 with a wealth of features
- Separate annexe
- Beautiful gardens bordered by open fields and stunning views
- Tucked away in a tranquil location in a semi rural setting
- EPC Rating - F
Property SummaryThe Old Rectory, as the name implies, is the former rectory for the neighbouring St Cadocs Church which lies behind the house. The house is situated in a peaceful corner of a popular village located between Abergavenny and Monmouth. Steeped in history with a wealth of features and much character, it is believed parts of the house date from the 19th century. The Old Rectory is tucked away surrounded by open farmland with views towards the mountains beyond, the River Usk is within a short walk and provides a tranquil setting to enjoy a peaceful stroll and the resident wildlife. Full of period touches, this much loved family home offers spacious rooms which are located over the 3 floors of the main house plus a single storey annexe. Outside, the house is approached via a wooden 5 bar gate opening onto a gravelled driveway with ample parking. The glorious gardens lie to the front, side and rear of the house which adjoins open fields to one side and the Church to the rear – the windows are all oriented towards the gardens and open countryside.
Entered via a front door through an entrance porch/boot room into a welcoming entrance hall with the original staircase rising to the first floor and access to the principal rooms. The modern well fitted kitchen, with range cooker, opens into a spacious conservatory/breakfast area which is flooded with light and offers a wonderful outlook across the garden. This delightful room has a glass atrium, glazed sides and doors to the front garden with views across open fields, the perfect location to enjoy breakfast or a mid morning cup of coffee. Beyond the kitchen is a snug with exposed beams and fireplace with woodburning stove, again the two windows offer natural light and views.
A door leads to the impressive dining room with wood panelled walls and exposed timbers. Adjoining the dining room is the drawing room full of character and features with large feature fireplace with woodburning stove. Off the entrance hall is a walk in pantry with the original cold stone slabs and a utility room/W.C.
A single storey annexe can be accessed from its own external door. The annexe has been an established holiday let since 2014 but would make an ideal guest suite, living space for a dependant relative or perhaps a studio/work from home space (subject to any necessary consents). The annexe comprises, on one level : Entrance hall, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, WC, 2 bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom.
The first floor can be accessed via two staircases, the original staircase with turned balustrade and hand rail from the entrance hall and one from the dining room, both leading to the spacious first floor which offers: 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bedrooms are all very well proportioned, the principal bedroom having two windows with lovely views. The first floor, mirrors the ground floor, in terms of character and features.
A staircase leads from the first floor landing to the second floor where 2 attic bedrooms are located, ideal for teenagers or occasional guest bedrooms. These rooms could be used as study/ studio space and offer useful eaves storage and cupboard storage space along the corridor.
The property is entered via a five bar gate, the boundary is an attractive low level stone wall. Lawns, trees and planted beds. To the left of the driveway is an area of beautiful, mature gardens with a stone terrace adjoining the conservatory, a perfect place to enjoy outside dining whist enjoying views across open countryside. To the right of the driveway is the large lawned garden with a vegetable patch, shrubs and trees, including two mature walnut trees and an apple tree. In addition, there is a glass greenhouse and sheds.
The property is situated within the small, attractive village known as The Bryn, around four miles from Abergavenny centre. The Bryn has a community shop, post office, village hall and church and is on a bus route to Abergavenny and Monmouth. Nearby is the famous Usk Valley Walk offering riverside, woodland and field paths through the surrounding beautiful countryside. The historic town of Abergavenny offers a wide range of amenities including supermarkets, chain stores and individual shops. There are well- regarded primary and secondary schools, good sports and leisure facilities including a theatre and cinema, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries and a general hospital. The property is close to excellent transport networks with access to the A465, A40, A4042 and A449 linking to the M4/M5/M50 motorways. A mainline railway station and bus station can be found in Abergavenny.
The property is connected to mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. New private drainage system installed October 2023.
The annexe is on a separate boiler. LPG Gas.
Energy Performance Certificate
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Please note that the Council Tax banding was correct as at date property listed. All buyers should make their own enquiries.
The property is a field away from the River Usk but to the vendor’s knowledge has never flooded.
Please note that the field in front on the wall on the images is not included within the boundary.
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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