An eighteenth century folly that featured on Grand Designs has come onto the market for £1,995,000.
In an episode that aired on Channel 4’s Grand Designs back in 2009, this 1720s Grade II listed hunting lodge was transformed into an extraordinary home. Now there is an opportunity to buy the remarkable building near Newport for the sum of £1,995,000.
The hunting lodge and tower - known as Kemeys Folly - were bought by Sarah and Dean Berry in 2005 for £830,000. In 2007, they began the painstaking process of renovating the hunting lodge and adding a contemporary twenty-first century extension.
When describing the outcome of the project, presenter Kevin McCloud, said: “They chose the difficult route - the double jeopardy route in this case - of both restoration and new building. They commissioned some architecture and bought back to life a local landmark. The result is first-class really.”
The original tower now contains a hidden library-cinema room on the ground floor. The master suite with sitting platform, dressing room and ensuite bathroom takes up the entire first floor. There are two further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the second floor.
New additions to the building include a huge open-plan family room, dining room and kitchen-breakfast room, a play room-bedroom, two bedrooms and two ensuite bathrooms.
At the very top of the tower there is a roof terrace offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as the Bristol Chanel.
Despite the incredible makeover of the main building there is still scope for further development. There are numerous outbuildings in the 24 acres of land that have not been touched as well as a pool house that could be renovated.
Available via Peter Alan - Monmouth