Formerly the chief residence of the Bishops of Llandaff until 1706, Mathern Palace is an impressive country property in Wales was restored at the end of the 19th century and now offers outstanding accommodation near Chepstow. Inside, the period features are wonderful and the reception rooms and family rooms are all excellent spaces for entertaining or more relaxing times.

In the early 20th cenutry, the house was owned by Country Life’s Architectural Editor Henry Avray Tipping, who remodelled the house and also redesigned the gardens.

There are bedrooms on the ground floor, split into two wings – two of the bedroom suites have sitting rooms and all are a good size.

Accommodation in total comprises: hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, library, billiard room, inner hall, commercial kitchens, office space, garden room and the master bedroom suite plus seven further en-suite bedrooms, two further bedrooms and two further bathrooms.

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Outside are two cottages, one with four bedrooms and the second still under construction. The gardens and grounds come to around seven acres and are mainly laid to lawn. Features include topiary hedging, a sunken rose garden, beautiful flower beds and borders and to the north is an area of orchard which leads down to a pond. Beyond there is the paddock, and there is a good deal of storage around the courtyard, beyond which are the old stone pigsties, a stable block and three loose boxes.

Mathern Palace is a historic village in Monmouthshire close to the Severn Estuary, and around three miles south west of Chepstow, which has good local services and amenities.

The guide price is £2.75m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 020 7861 1707 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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