Cottage perfection in the Wye Valley

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Barberry Old Farm is simply enchanting. A cottage overflowing with character, charm and a wealth of light welcoming accommodation arranged over two floors. The current owners have renovated the property beautifully with the perfect balance, blending traditional and modern features, including original stone flag flooring, attractive English oak beams, cast iron radiators and Arts and Crafts lighting and fittings throughout. The property is double wired to accommodate SMART technology.

The sitting/dining room benefits from two fireplaces with exposed stone surrounds and French doors leading to the terrace which enjoys the spectacular far reaching views. The adjacent kitchen/breakfast room features a range cooker, attractive bespoke units fitted with a double Belfast sink and further dining space. A useful utility room with an integrated cooker is accessed off the hall and completes the ground floor accommodation.

To the first floor there are three bedrooms, including a delightful principal bedroom with a cast iron feature fireplace and views over the terrace and garden. The second bedroom has a log burner and exposed oak ceiling beams, also having a view over the terrace and garden. The third bedroom is equally light and has fitted storage and a peaceful woodland view. The bathroom is well-appointed with a freestanding cast iron bath and separate shower.

Local Authority: Monmouthshire Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating, supplimented by the Rayburn. Council Tax: Band G Fixtures and Fittings: Only items known as fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Wayleaves, rights of way and easements: The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and right of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Viewing strictly through the agent.

This property has 1.3 acres of land.


Outside The property sits in an elevated position within the most beautiful surroundings and has expansive views over the rolling countryside. To the front, a generous terrace makes for an excellent entertaining space, with steps down to the lawn area and several other appealing features including flowerbeds and a variety of attractive shrubs and enchanting woodland, which has a carpet of daffodils and bluebells in the spring. The garden also has a useful outbuilding, shed, allotment and a secondary seating area amongst the trees. The woodland and grounds are a delight. There are various spots to enjoy the superb private positon and grounds - none more so than the brilliant garden bar!


The property is ideally located just outside the beautiful Monmouthshire village of Penallt in the Wye Valley. The village is situated in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features two pubs, a village hall with tennis, cricket and bowls clubs and over 1,000 miles of Monmouthshire public footpaths on the doorstep. The Boat Inn pub is highly regarded by locals and visitors alike and only a short walk down the hill from the property. The nearby Whitebrook Restuarant has 4 AA Rosettes and a Michellin Star. A little further afield is The Walnut Tree Restuarant at Abergavenny, a Welsh institution and well worth the visit.

The property offers excellent proximity to the the river Wye, Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, Tintern Abbey, the famous Offa's Dyke path and Symond’s Yat. The area is ideal for walking, horse riding, canoeing and cycling. The area offers a range of highly regarded schools, including Kymin View Primary School (rated outstanding by OFSTED) and Monmouth Comprehensive School. The independent sector is covered by the well-thought of Habadashers' Monmouth School. The A40 is a short drive away and provides excellent connection to the M50, M5 and M4. The train station at Newport has direct trains to London.


From Ludlow office proceed south on the A49 and for 41.6 miles, follow the A49, A4137 and A40 to Beech Road (B4233) in Monmouth. Turn left onto B4293 and take the next four left turns before turning right onto Birches Road where Barberry Old Farm will be on the right hand side shortly after the sharp bend.

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Other features

  • Hall, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting/dining room
  • Cloakroom and utility
  • Three bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Useful outbuilding
  • Garden bar and entertaining spot
  • Stunning views over the valley
  • Amazing position amongst ancient woodland
  • Garden and woodland extending to 1.33 acres
  • Superfast broadband available

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Ref: LUD210058

Birches Road, Penallt, Monmouth NP25

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Ref: LUD210058

Birches Road, Penallt, Monmouth NP25

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