This Grade 2* listed property steeped in history and stunning views is set within the vibrant village of Grosmont, simply perfect for exploring the rugged beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The village of Grosmont once an important medieval township and centre for trades, now well served with a post office and shop and a fantastic village pub with excellent food and frequent live music. Many walks can be taken from the house to include the ‘Three Castles’ route, and further afield the Skirrid, Sugar Loaf and Offa’s Dyke path where you can enjoy a day’s walking with a lazy pub lunch. The area is rich in local produce with local farmers markets at Monmouth, Usk and Abergavenny. For historians you can step back in time and explore Grosmonts Norman castle Llanthony Priory, Raglan Castle and the White Castle at Skenrith. The National Park and Wye Valley are both perfect for thrill seekers and family fun with outdoor activities to include mountain biking, canoeing and climbing. (Please check admittance for the various attractions).
This recently restored property has a wealth of original period features such as the carved door heads and ancient oak front entrance carved with ‘1673’, complete with colossal iron key. With a cornucopia of details such as the unusual fabrics, original oil paintings, antique furniture and boutique bathrooms – with the rare luxury of one bathroom for each bedroom, making this a truly unique and historic property.
Through the hallway is the games room complete with snooker and pool table, a wall mounted Smart TV cleverly concealed as a painting and a wood burner. A little contemporary was incorporated in the form of the James Bond blinds – do be sure to check them out! The study off this room provides a workspace for those who need it during their stay. The spacious kitchen/dining area with Smart TV, houses an AGA and separate double electric oven, gas hob and two dishwashers. There is a large fridge-freezer with water dispenser and icemaker, ideal for groups. The island seats six - perfect for gathering round whilst the cook cooks! An extendable dining table seats 10 comfortably with cushioned banquette seating. There is also a rather cute downstairs WC laden with books. So, when the day is done climb the stairs where you will find four bedrooms across two floors. (Wooden spiral/curved stairs are not standard, period of age and slightly uneven).
The bedrooms are inviting and sumptuous. Finished with crisp white bed linen and fine bathrooms and offering refined luxury whilst respecting the paired down Jacobean interior and preserved period features. The ‘King Charles’ room is accessed off the stair case leading from the lounge, a super-king zip-and-link has a roll-top slipper bath in the main bedroom itself overlooking the church and hills beyond together with a chic en-suite shower room and WC behind secret panelled walls. In the ‘Nell Gwyn’ room stands a seductive king-size four poster bed with feature headboard in the form of a canvas painting showing the lady herself in all her glory. This room enjoys and en-suite with shower over bath and WC. A small room with single brass bed adjoins, perfect for children or single sex groups. The ‘Church Room’ a super-king-size zip-and -link with its vaulted roof, is filled with light and enjoys perfect views of the spire at St. Nicholas. More clever panelling hides an en-suite with shower over bath and WC. The ‘Loft Suite’ extends to the entire footprint of the house, this has a king-size sleigh bed and separate sitting area with coffee table and Smart TV. The Loaf sofa bed offers a single bed when pulled apart, which is suitable for children. A Nespresso coffee machine and kettle are provided so guests can enjoy a morning treat without having to venture downstairs. The spacious en-suite bathroom features a Jacuzzi copper bath and a bespoke glass double rain-head shower and WC.
Outside enjoy the fully enclosed sunny garden with BBQ, table, chairs, sun loungers, kids’ mini croquet for summertime, and when the sun sets enjoy the warmth of the blankets provided for evenings outside by the fire pit. Roadside parking subject to availability.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.