- Impressive Grade II Listed traditional farmhouse
- Three reception rooms and six bedrooms over
- Charming period features throughout
- Range of traditional stone outbuildings
- Large gardens, grounds and adjoining pasture
- Stone barns with full planning permission
- Spectacular views across the Trothy Valley and
west towards the Brecon Beacons
- Excellent road network via the A40
- Monmouth 2 miles, Abergavenny 18 miles, Cardiff 39 miles
LOT 1 – Farmhouse, Traditional Stone Outbuildings and approx. 5 acres of Pasture Land
Lydart Farm is an impressive, historic property situated in the small hamlet of Lydart with superb views across Monmouthshire. The substantial stone farmhouse, with origins dating back to the 15th century, has a long and rich history, as evidenced by the wealth of extraordinary features including spiral stairs, a squint window and original timbers. The property is believed to have belonged to Tintern Abbey and the recently restored chapel room bears signs of continuous ecclesiastical use. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the farm was recorded as being a cider house, providing accommodation to travellers along the old Ogilvy Road. In 1861, the road was diverted to its present-day location above the farm, now known as the Lydart Bends, to encourage tourists to visit Monmouth and the Wye Valley.
A private drive from the road sweeps down to the farmhouse and a range of traditional stone outbuildings, surrounded by gently sloping grounds and pasture extending to just under 5 acres. The approach offers fine views across the Trothy Valley towards the Brecon Beacons. Beyond the house, and available separately, is an impressive range of barns with planning permission for conversion to two separate dwellings with access just off the main drive.
Lydart Farmhouse is Grade II Listed, noted for its traditional character and 16th century plasterwork in the chapel room. Built in at least three phases, the house has been lovingly restored by its present owners using traditional materials including Welsh slate and lime render. The spacious, immaculately presented accommodation has an intriguing layout and comprises three reception rooms and six bedrooms over three floors, with the luxury of underfloor heating throughout.
Surrounding the house are lawned areas and a large flagstone terrrace leading off the kitchen, ideal for outside entertaining and enjoying the spectacular and far-reaching views across Monmouthshire. Beyond are numerous tiered, raised beds and stone steps lead down to a large grassed area to the rear.
Across the driveway from the farmhouse is a range of stone outbuildings with Dutch red clay tiled roofs set around a concrete courtyard, sheltered behind a high stone wall. The range offers much potential for various purposes and comprises an open-fronted 3-bay carriage shed with versatile attached stores, and a cow byre with hayloft above, which has been renovated to an excellent standard with Douglas fir timbers and strip lighting.
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LOT 2: Substantial stone barns with planning permission and separate driveway. PLEASE SEE SEPARATE LISTING.