This 18th century folly in Wales was renovated and added to and now offers the best of old and new properties, all in an enviable location
The original Kemeys Folly was a hunting lodge, dating back to the 1700s and at one point owned by the Sherrif of Monmouth. This Grade II listed folly has now been completely renovated, while the new extension, linked by a tasteful modern hallway, adds further contemporary living spaces with modern comforts like underfloor heating.
The house now offers a total of six bedrooms, three in the old house and three in the modern extension; the master suite is an exceptional space, which takes up a whole floor of the tower and has its own roof terrace. The cinema room in the older part of the building has a more traditional feel and is a brilliant family space.
The living and entertaining spaces are located in the contemporary part of the house, and are laid out in an open plan fashion. These spaces include the modern kitchen, dining area and family room – doors on two sides of the space can be pulled back to bring the panoramic views right into the home.
There is a large Pool House with generous pool and changing facilities within. There are four stables that back directly onto a paddock that benefits from a ménage. Also outside are 23 acres of beautiful woodland, gardens and grounds.
Kemeys Folly is located between the country lanes of Langstone and historic Caerleon. It’s just 15 minutes to Newport, while Bristol and Cardiff are around a 45 minute drive.
The guide price is £1.795m. Contact Chewton Rose on 029 2227 9095 or visit www.countrylife.onthemarket.com.