Hot Property | A beautiful barn conversion in Monmouthshire
06 Jul 2022
An impressive home with five substantial double bedrooms, plenty of room for entertaining, and sprawling grounds
Address: Monks barn, Rogerstone Grange, St Arvans, Monmouthshire, NP16 6EU l Guide price: £1,750,000 l Bedrooms: 5 l Receptions: 3 l Agent: archer & co 01291626262 www.archerandco.com
This magnificent, five-bedroom barn conversion, peacefully situated in grounds of about 1.6 acres on the fringes of a sought-after village, combines rustic original features with contemporary open-plan design to provide around 6000 square feet of fabulous, flexible family accommodation. The barn, designed in the shape of a cross, is believed to date back to the 12th century, when it is said to have been used by the Cistercian monks from nearby Tintern Abbey.
Sympathetically converted around 20 years ago, this impressive family residence is located in a semi-rural location on the edge of St Arvans, near Chepstow, within a small, exclusive development of barns known as Rogerstone Grange. You enter into the property into a breath-taking entrance hall, which has exposed stone walls, flagstone flooring and a ceiling which soars up to the apex, showcasing exposed beams and the barn’s A-frame roof.
There’s a stunning ash staircase leading up to a large galleried landing, a real design statement of the property, which joins the two wings of the barn and forms a Minstrel’s Gallery overlooking the drawing room. This is a lovely, light and airy room, with glazed double doors leading out to a south-facing terrace and to the private gardens beyond. It is currently being used as a gym and indeed, it lends itself to a variety of uses. It would make a spectacular home office, practical playroom, or splendid formal dining room.
On one side of the hallway there is an expansive, open plan kitchen/dining/living area. The dining area has bi-fold doors leading out onto the decked seating area at the back of the property, making an ideal space for indoor/outdoor entertaining. In the kitchen area, there’s a range of bespoke, solid wood wall and base units with quartz work surfaces. There’s a comprehensive range of high-end integrated appliances and a large central work island. A cosy living space to one side of the dining area is partly separated by a central wall housing a log burning stove. In this wing of the barn there is also a separate utility room and a downstairs cloakroom.
The impressive accommodation continues the other side of the entrance hall, where the entire wing is taken up by the 34 ft lounge plus a private a cinema room, with reclining seats, a 4K projector and a bar. With exposed stone walls, oak flooring, fireplace and two sets of doors to the back garden, this provides a wonderful space for relaxing and entertaining family and friends.
Above the central hallway, the statement, galleried landing makes a spacious home office or reading area, flooded with light by floor-to-ceiling glazed panels and with double glazed doors leading onto a balcony overlooking the gardens, with views to the beautiful countryside beyond. To the west wing of the central landing is the striking primary suite, comprising a large bedroom with exposed beams and a separate dressing room fitted with beautiful bespoke wardrobes, with a central island with drawers and a marble work surface.
Just across the hallway from the primary suite is a stylish and spacious bathroom, which could be converted into a epic primary ensuite as well as a further double bedroom. In the east wing, there are three further double bedrooms, each with exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceilings. The largest of these has an ensuite shower room, the other two share a spacious family bathroom, The barn enjoys a peaceful, scenic location, while sitting in 1.6 acres of grounds which are almost completely surrounded by well-established trees, which provide privacy. Don’t miss out on this incredible home!