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‘Forgotten country house’ for sale

Piercefield is a Grade I listed country house in Monmouthshire designed by Sir John Soane with additions attributed to William Talman. The property is a neo-classical house which dates originally from Tudor times and comes with around 129 acres of scenic 18th century historic landscaped parkland. The house and its associated buildings now have planning consent for restoration and could once again become an exceptional country estate.

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Although it dates back to Tudor times, most of the main house which remains was designed and implemented by Sir John Soane in the early 1790s (plans for which were located with the help of the Sir John Soane museum), but the major works forced a sale and for the purposes of would-be buyers the accommodation now would be not dissimilar to that in 1793. The Soane house had a hall, eating room, library/study, drawing room, and breakfast room on the ground floor and nine bedrooms and dressing rooms on the first floor and nine further rooms in the attic, not to mention an ‘excellent arched cellar under the library and drawing room.’

The plans for the restoration which have been overseen by Davies Sutton Architects restore Piercefield’s elegant reception rooms and create very practical space within what would have been the service and domestic offices. The first floor will now have eight bedrooms all with en-suite bath or shower rooms and the outbuildings offer considerable scope.

The once famed beauty of the park still remains and will more than equal the house once restored; it is hoped this classic house which has stood in defiance of time and circumstance could again become a Welsh architectural gem.

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