Spring Homes - Whitebrook

Spring Homes

Spring has sprung!

April is upon us and Easter is at the end of the month, so it’s time to lay down new roots.
Property Drop seeks out the best homes for getting out in the garden. 

From al fresco kitchens to trendy sheds, we’re keener than ever on gardens. A well-maintained garden can add a chunky 20 per cent to your house value. 

You don’t need to spend a fortune or take up topiary. In fact, simpler gardens usually sell more easily – buyers can be put off by spaces that look fussy or tricky to maintain. 

Don’t be afraid to get the pressure washer out! Giving your garden furniture a wash with the hose could be just what it needs to get it looking tip-top for spring. If you don’t fancy getting your furniture wet, a simple wipe down will do the job and keep it looking clean. 

Sheds are now officially in, with over 21 million Britons owning one according to research by Cuprinol. Often used as home offices, teenage dens and even outdoor kitchens. A well-designed outhouse, especially insulated and wired for electricity, will be a plus for many buyers.


PRICE: £1,500,000 

This unique, imposing and substantial stone built country house is set high in the historic Whitebrook valley that leads down to the renowned Wye Valley. This significant, former mill owner’s house is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with a large Grade II, Listed paper mill, ponds and streams, mature woodland and paddocks of approximately 4 acres. The house has been significantly extended and remodelled to the highest of standards producing a fusion of impressive original period features with a high quality contemporary style with bright, airy generously proportioned rooms and open spaces throughout with high ceilings all enjoying this glorious rural aspect and location just 4 miles from Monmouth and 12 miles from Chepstow. 

Agent: Roscoe Rogers and Knight 01600 772929 

Monmouth Spring HomesMONMOUTH 

PRICE: £699,000 

Yew Croft, available for the first time in 33 years this charming, beautifully presented, south facing, 4 bedroom country cottage is located off a quiet lane on the edge of town. Totalling .57 acres of mature gardens including sun terrace, summer house, orchard, outbuildings, a single garage with ample parking. All within walking distance of the historic town of Monmouth with its renowned schools and easy access to the major road networks. 

Agent: Roscoe Rogers and Knight 01600 772929 




PRICE: £499,700 

Modern, 4-bedroom family home situated in the sought-after village of Osbaston. This individually designed property has well-proportioned accommodation and benefits from high quality fittings such as wooden doors and a bespoke staircase. Enjoying distant countryside views beyond the residential area, the house also offers a splendid large balcony, an integral garage, cellar, parking and turning area to the front of the property. 

Agent: Parrys 01600 713030 


Spring Homes PenalltPENALLT 

PRICE: £485,000 

Detached, spacious bungalow set in mature, attractive gardens and located in the popular village of Penallt near Monmouth. With grounds extending to circa 0.34 acre the property boasts wonderful views across the Wye Valley from the rear terrace. The accommodation includes three large double bedrooms, a further smaller bedroom and benefits from substantial open loft space which has potential for conversion, subject to any planning permission. 

Agent: Parrys 01600 713030 




Cross Ash Spring HomesCROSS ASH 

PRICE: £575,000 

Sitting in grounds approaching an acre in size, this imposing 3 storey detached residence is full of history and character and enjoys a southerly aspect to the rear with glorious views across fields and open countryside towards Monmouth. The property retains numerous original features and is a very comfortable home for the present owners. The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises the ‘Bread Oven’ entrance (from days when bread was baked on the premises). The extensive grounds are mainly to lawn and there is a sun terrace for al-fresco dining. There are also substantial outbuildings, and the workshop/ store rooms at the rear have had planning permission for change of use to residential but it should be noted this has now lapsed. 

Agent: pa black 01600 714355 


Ask Valley Spring HomesUSK VALLEY 

PRICE: £940,000 

The Gables, set in a sought after village location this individually designed, 6 bedroom, executive home of more than 4700 ft2 including a full sized snooker room. Taking advantage of its elevated aspect with outstanding views of the surrounding Usk Valley. Constructed and finished to a high standard and set in beautiful, professionally landscaped grounds. Self contained one bedroom annexe. 

Agent: Roscoe Rogers and Knight 01600 772929 


Penallt Spring Homes



PRICE: £635,000 

Whispers is an extended, light, bright and airy five bedroom, detached single storey family home. It has a beautifully presented modern interior, boasts two en-suite bedrooms and a spacious, open-plan kitchen and dining room. Bi-fold doors open out on to delightful, well-maintained gardens surrounding the property. Whispers also has a field attached to the gardens bringing the total plot to approximately 1.8 acres. 

Agent: Powells 01600 714140 


These tips from Property Drop will help you make the best of your outside space. 

  • Keep it low-maintenance. A garden that requires a lot of upkeep can affect the valuation price and saleability of the home.
  • Think of the garden as another room of the house; mow the lawn, sweep up, de-weed and get rid of unsightly clothes lines.
  • Privacy is important to house buyers and fencing, a wall or large plants will help improve the value of a home.
  • Buyers are looking for space inside and outside when viewing a home, so sheds and other outbuildings can act as an affordable living space and can be used for many different things, meaning they are a sought-after feature for buyers.
  • Lighting allows your garden to become a useable space at night. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune.