Guide Price £1,000,000
An attractive Grade II listed 4-bedroom Georgian villa with two additional annexes, The Elms offers versatile space, easily adapted to suit to any lifestyle.
An attractive Grade II listed 4-bedroom Georgian villa with two additional annexes, The Elms offers versatile space, easily adapted to suit to any lifestyle. Whether you're seeking a home with business prospects, multi-generational living, or the option to create one large household, the possibilities here are endless.
Representing the finest in country living, this remarkable property offers an opportunity for those seeking a piece of history. Formerly a nursing home and more recently a veterinary centre, the current owners have lovingly reinstated The Elms as one of the most outstanding residences in Monmouth. Sympathetically restored, this rare gem boasts impressive Regency style architecture and numerous original features, such as shuttered windows, chamfered quoins, and a full-width verandah.
An outstanding blend of old and new, the spacious interior is beautifully appointed and provides a comfortable family home, while the outdoor spaces include delightful gardens and generous entertaining areas, perfect for enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings. Both annexes benefit from separate access and are currently used as holiday lets, offering Airbnb-ready retreats. With numerous 5-star reviews and many repeat bookings, they are the icing on the cake of what is a fabulous dwelling house. Each with private gardens and excellent finishings, the annexes provide a perfect base for visitors to explore Monmouth town and the surrounding areas or a family looking for multi-generational living.
Internally the property is entered via the main front door and entrance hallway. On the left-hand side is a fantastic multipurpose reception room with a feature fireplace (currently capped off) and is certainly a room which provides excellent entertaining or relaxing space. Leading down the hallway you will find the newly refurbished kitchen; a modern living space that features a range of fitted wall and base units, solid oak worktops and impressive centre Island. It provides a great heart to the home and is finished to an exceptional standard. The kitchen has been designed with both function and form in mind, creating a perfect environment for cooking, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. It is an exquisite space that can meet any need, from rustling up a quick snack for yourself to hosting a glamorous dinner party. With its first-rate design, this kitchen is sure to impress. Leading off the kitchen towards the dining room is a cosy reading room with picturesque views of the neighbouring farmland, making it an ideal spot to savour coffee in the morning, catch up on daily news or simply bask in the beauty of the surroundings. The dining room exudes a grand ambience due to its feature windows, which allow for breath-taking views. A centrepiece fireplace (currently capped off) adds to the room's charm, completing its elegant atmosphere. The main reception room can be accessed from the kitchen and features a beautiful fireplace with a wood burner. This room benefits from double bay French doors leading out to the gardens, flooding the space with natural light. In addition, there is a convenient utility room located to the rear of the kitchen that provides ample space for white goods. There is also a cellar providing additional storage with a basin connected. A downstairs WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor of the property is reached via a magnificent staircase; its elegance and grandeur setting the tone for the luxurious living spaces beyond. With four sizeable double bedrooms, each providing ample space, and full height windows affording excellent light and countryside views, this really is a standout property. The primary bedroom benefits from an ensuite, with WC, basin and shower. The fourth bedroom was previously fitted with a kitchen to provide a separate living space for family members, and it is assumed the fittings and pipework are still in place should a purchaser wish to reinstate the additional kitchen. The showstopping family bathroom boasts a four-piece suite, complete with a roll-top bath that offers captivating views of the surrounding countryside. And if that isn't enough, the shower adds to the functionality and luxury of the space. With elegant fixtures and finishes, this bathroom is beautifully crafted for a peaceful retreat. The combination of modern amenity and classic aesthetic creates an inviting atmosphere that is both calming and chic.
The front of the house benefits from the presence of several fully grown trees (one Cedar is subject to a TPO) that offer a high degree of privacy. The trees, which have had time to mature, add a touch of natural beauty to the surroundings, and their size and height also creates a barrier between the house and the outside world. These trees undoubtedly bring a sense of seclusion to the house and lovely garden, which is mainly laid to lawn. There is a large gravel driveway providing ample parking for multiple vehicles associated with the house and/or visitors to the holiday accommodation.
To the rear of the main house are two holiday lets that would also suit multi-generational living.
The first holiday let, The Elms, comprises a two-bedroom cottage with space for up to four guests. The accommodation provides a well-equipped kitchen and living room with the sleeping arrangements comprising a superb king bedroom and a second large double bedroom. There is a modern family bathroom completing the excellent living and holiday space.
The second holiday let, known as Little Elms, comprises the most charming one-bedroom apartment. Constituting a well-equipped kitchen and living space with a super king-sized bedroom, and a fully tiled modern shower.
Both holiday apartments benefit from external living spaces; the private garden areas are perfect for enjoying al fresco dining on a warm summer’s evening. The Elms also includes a walled garden area, providing lovely privacy, peace and quiet to any visitors stay.
If a purchaser wished, it is possible that the internal accommodation comprising the holiday lets could be integrated with the main residence creating additional living space and therefore providing up to seven bedrooms.
The holiday lettings provide The Elms with significant onsite earning potential, which could be increased and built upon. Given the high standards the vendors have achieved in the renovation and maintained throughout the AirBnBs it is easy to see why they are so popular with new and returning guests.
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The historic market town of Monmouth benefits from a range of amenities to include well-known supermarkets sitting alongside independent coffee shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, leisure facilities as well as a weekly market. There is a fantastic choice of education options within the area with Haberdashers independent boys' and girls' schools and recently rebuilt state of the art Monmouth Comprehensive School all within a fifteen-minute walk.
The river Wye flows through Monmouth and is a popular tourist attraction offering canoeing, kayaking, and rowing. An abundance of tourist attractions and recreational activities exist within Monmouth and the wider region, especially within the beautiful Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean both just a stone's throw away. The Brecon Beacons National Park is located to the North of Abergavenny, Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and Chepstow Castle are all easily accessible.
The nearby A40 provides access to the M4 and in turn Cardiff and Bristol. In the other direction the A40 gives easy access to Ross on Wye and the M50/Midlands. Main line railway stations can be found in Hereford, Abergavenny, and Newport; the latter providing direct services to London Paddington in approx. 1 hour 45 mins.
AGENTS NOTE: THE CATTERY
The established Cattery business may be available by separate negotiation should a purchaser wish to continue the well-regarded business.
Price:Guide Price £1,000,000