Lydart, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25
Stunningly situated contemporary house in extensive grounds
Ridge Lea dates back to 1998 when it was built to make the most of the stunning position. The current owners moved in a few years later and have completely transformed it to the splendid house it is now. Sitting in mature grounds, it is approached down a long gravel drive to a parking area. The hall has Travertine tiled floors, an elegant staircase, and glazed or panelled doors off to the main reception rooms. The Drawing room has full wall of windows with sliding doors, panelling, plate rail, picture lights and a Minster stone fireplace with inset Jotul log burner. The Dining room, with its elegant coving and ceiling roses, has stunning views, whilst the Sitting room has French windows to the terrace and another inset log-burner. Double glazed doors open to the Breakfast room with French windows to the garden terrace, whilst the Kitchen has a full range of fitted units around a Britannia oven and a continuation of the Travertine floor. An oak and glazed Garden room connects through to the Utility room with range of work surfaces, a shower room/cloakroom and another reception room. From the hall, the stairs lead up to an imposing galleried landing with doors off to the main bedrooms, the master bedroom having a pair of dressing rooms, a balcony and a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with tiled walls. Two of the five remaining bedrooms are en-suite and there is a generous family bathroom. The gardens and grounds run mainly to the south of the house and comprise of a wide expanse of grass dotted with rockeries, herbaceous beds, shrubs, mature and novice trees. These include some splendid Oak and Sycamore, with the drive flanked by Beech hedges and Cherry. Tennis Court.