Property of the Day: Usk Road, Chepstow

A charming cottage set in three acres of mature gardens with a pretty brook

THE PROPERTY: On the market for the first time since 1971, this cottage has been improved and extended over the years by its current owners, and is now the ideal size for family living.

THE LOCATION: Situated on the edge of the popular village of Shirenewton in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, the property is conveniently located for Chepstow and the Severn Bridge, with Bristol Parkway within easy reach for rail access to London.

THE INTERIOR: Accommodation comprises a reception hall, a snug, a fitted cloakroom, a spacious living-room with stone inglenook, a breakfast-room, an eat-in kitchen, a utility room, four bedrooms (including a superb master suite) and a bathroom.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Laid over out several different levels, the three-acre gardens are a delight to stroll through. Look out for badgers, dippers and even the occasional otter in Mountain Brook, which bisects the gardens; admire the rhododendrons, plants and mature trees; and relax on the expansive lawns.

BUY IT NOW: £775,000 with Fine & Country

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