Welcome to Glen Usk, an incredible, Grade II* Georgian Manor House, steeped in history, located in a spectacular position in the Usk Valley.
Between the Roman Village of Caerleon and Usk in a sheltered, yet elevated position in the Lower Usk Valley, Glen Usk is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ family home. Not only does this property capture the sweeping views of the River and the roaming country hills, views of the 2010 Ryder Cup Golf Course make the scenary even more captivating.
Built in 1820 by Sir Digby Macworth, the property has been sympathetically nurtured by many generations of families since. The property was completely renovated in 2005 by the current owner and refurbished to an exquisite standard, remaining its original Georgian style. In 1990 the Grecian Temple was built, similarly Grade II Listed, which is panelled with bookshelves and features a later added minstrels gallery for entertaining. It’s unsurprising with the position of the property and it’s beautiful structure, that it has acted as a set for various films.
Constructed in a symmetrical design with four storeys, the property is entered through a three-bay stone Tuscan Colonnade, which leads into a magnificent reception hall with a pair of scaglioli columns. Period doors lead through to the immaculately presented reception rooms, possessing original features and character throughout. Soaring ceilings, extensive sash windows stretching from floor to ceiling, impeccable marble and carved fireplaces and even the original service bells remain. Fine examples of ornate coving and decorative plasterwork, polished oak floorboards and an elegant Georgian staircase with mahogany handrail make the entrance of this property breath-taking.
The house has four floors including the extensive basement which houses the bar, billiard room and cellars. From the house, the magnificent gardens and grounds run down to the River Usk, and the valley beyond forms an unspoilt view of the far holes of The Celtic Manor Ryder Cup 2010 Golf Course. Mature trees that are hundreds of years old keep this property extremely private, yet allow spectacular sweeping views from the rear.
The Stable Yard
The Stable Yard lies to the east of the drive and is accessed through a pair of cast iron entrance gates. There is a clock tower, an original tiled courtyard, two, two bedroomed cottages, multiple stables and another elevated space with a kitchenette acting as offices. There is also space for two cars in the garage and a further two in the carports.
Gardens (Part Listed)
Glen Usk sits in a particularly attractive setting, which is enhanced by the mature gardens and grounds. South-facing, the principal gardens are a series of formal lawns, with woodland acting as a sanctuary for wildlife either side, not mentioning the infamous peacocks that have generationally resided at the property for hundreds of years. Fine stone walled terraces and pathways are draped in rhododendron, azalea, elegant topiaries hedging and many other shrubs and plants. There is a rose garden, an Italian garden, the private walled cottage gardens and not forgetting a spectacular Astro-turfed tennis court.
Paddocks and Woodland
To the South, approaching the River, a stone wall separates the formal gardens from the lower field, which was installed with a picturesque lake by the current owners, inhabiting and encouraging a variety of birds along with ducks and swans. Just below the lake is a stone barn with water meadows beyond, perfect for horses, cattle, or livestock. NB a further 40 acres of Paddock can be made available.
The property possesses its private bore hole with a sanitisation plant for water. There is private drainage, mains electricity and oil-fired central heating.
The property is in Band I for council tax purposes.
Monmouthshire City Council 01633 644644
Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, furniture and garden ornaments, are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Wayleaves and Easements
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements, and rights of way.
Strictly by appointment with the agent.
(Distance Approximate) Caerleon 2 Miles, Usk 6 Miles, M4 4 Miles
In accordance with the Estate Agency Act 1979 we must inform you that the vendors are related to the director of Number One Real Estate
18′ 1″ x 13′ 12″ (5.5m x 4.26m)
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